Christmas Fireplace Coziness…

When the new Holiday Catalog came out, pages 10 and 11 knocked my socks off.  Then at convention there were so many different projects made with these stamps and framelits.  The possibilities are endless…

So after playing for a while, here’s a cozy Christmas scene for you…


Ooooo!…I do love this set and you’ll be seeing many more creations with this set along with the one on page eleven.

Would you like the Stuff ‘N Digits?  I’m thinking so…


  • Paper:  Pool Party, Basic Black, Thick Whisper White, Soft Suede cardstock plus Home for Christmas DSP
  • Ink:  Smoky Slate, Old Olive, Real Red, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Pumpkin Pie and Daffodil Delight
  • Stamps:  Festive Fireplace
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Festive Fireside Framelits, Hearth & Home Thinlets, Aqua Painter, Project Life Journal Pen and Window Sheets


  • The Pool Party base care is 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • The window is cut with the Hearth & Home Thinlet from Thick Whisper White, cut the window sheet 2 1/4″ x 3 1/4″ and attach to window frame with glue dots.  Cut the Home for Christmas DSP 2 1/4″ x 3 1/4″, attach to back of window sheet with glue dots.  Add to top of card front with dimensionals horizontally.
  • The fireplace stamp was inked in Real Red and the “bricks” washed over with Aqua Painter then cut out.  Cut the Basic Black firebox 1 7/8″ x 2 1/2″ and attach to fireplace inside firebox.  Stamp mantle on Soft Suede cardstock and cut out with framelit and add to top of fireplace with dimensionals.  Build the fire by adding Daffodil Delight first to the flames and “thumping” Real Red and Pumpkin Pie on the flames.  Use your Aqua Painter to blend the colors.  To the logs use Crumb Cake and Soft Suede markers, smooth with Aqua Painter and add some detail lines with black journal pen.  Add to firebox with dimensionals.
  • The cat was stamped in Smoky Slate and cut out with framelit then added to mantel with dimensional.
  • The wreath was stamped with Old Olive, add berries with Real Red then add to mantel with dimensional.  The bow was stamped in Real Red and added to the wreath with dimensional.
  • I cut a piece of fun foam to add the decorated fireplace to the card front overlapping the window frame.  You could use dimensionals instead.

This card front was so much fun to decorate.  I see all kinds of possibilities here…do you?

Hope your Thursday is going well…I have a class to get ready for tonight.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


Ha!  It’s been so long since I had a donut.  I’m thinking pumpkin spice!

I’m inky…and HaPpY!



    • My son used to have a lab that was often guilty of stealing food and this reminded me of him. Thanks for stopping by today’s!…B

  1. I absolutely LOVE your card. I love how you turned the window around and used it above the fireplace. So creative…. I also love the B-ism for today.LOL