Christmas in Blue…

And green!  My favorite color combination.  So when the new stamp set Merry Patterns showed up at my door, here’s the first card made with it…

Lemon Lime Twist and Pool Party!

Ah Ha!  I caught the glimmer in the candle flames.  That never happens…

That Soft Sky Seam Binding is retired but does blend well with the Pool Party.

And a peek inside.

This stamp set was created as a two-stamp technique.  The two candle patterns are actually two different stamps that fit together which makes it possible to use two colors easily.  Then just add the outline stamp.  Now I did do a little masking technique to get the look of the candles sitting on top of the greenery.

So here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Pool Party and Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Lemon Lime Twist and Pool Party
  • Stamps:  Merry Patterns
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Clear Wink of Stella, Ribbon


  • The Lemon Lime Twist base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, folded, scored and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The Pool Party layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″.
  • The top Thick Whisper White layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.
  • Stamp the candle outline stamp on Post It note and fussy cut to create a mask.
  • Stamp the Lemon Lime Twist candle pattern stamp at top 1/3 of Thick Whisper White layer.  Follow with Pool Party and the second candle pattern stamp.  Lastly add the outline stamp in Archival Basic Black ink.  Cover with masking layer.
  • Stamp greenery in Lemon Lime Twist to the sides and underneath the candles.
  • Remove mask…love it!
  • Now stamp the patterned portion of the sentiment at bottom of layer in Pool Party.  Then add outline in Archival Basic Black.
  • Add Thick Whisper White layer to Pool Party layer with SNAIL.
  • Tie ribbon around bottom of these two layers then add to card front with SNAIL.
  • Inside there is a Pool Party layer 3-3/8″ x 4-3/8″ attached with SNAIL.
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″.  Stamp the greenery in lower right corner three times in Lemon Lime Twist without reinking.  Add to Pool Party layer with SNAIL.
  • The greenery was also used on the lower left corner of the envelope to coordinate with the card front.

This card has a nice fresh Christmasy look to it in person and it was REALLY easy to create.  Might be a contender for those making multiples for Christmas holidiays.  Would also make a great invitation for holiday gatherings….

How’s your Tuesday going?  Awesome I hope.  Had my first “read through” today practicing for OnStage SLC presentation.  Piece of cake!  Can’t wait to share will all of you!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

Come get inky with me…be HaPpY!