Deck the Halls…

Inspiration came to me this week and I couldn’t wait to get into the studio and work out what had been pictured in my mind…love when that happens!

and here is exactly what I had seen it in my mind.

How about that sparkle on the road bricks?

This side view shows the lifted layers.

and a peek inside.

Stamps you wouldn’t normally think of for Christmas and nontraditional colors too!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Pool Party, Basic Grey and Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock
  • Ink:  Pool Party, Archival Basic Black, Smokey Slate and Lemon Lime Twist
  • Stamps:  Bike Ride, Brightly Lit Christmas and Christmas Quilt (sentiment)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Christmas Lampost Thinlits Dies, Bike Framelits Dies, Embossing Paste, Palette Knives, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Pattern Party Decorative Masks


  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″.  Score at 5-1/2″, fold and burnish with bone folder.
  • The Pool Party layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached with SNAIL.
  • The top Thick Whisper White layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Using the brick mask and Embossing paste apply a couple of rows of bricks at bottom of layer.  Sprinkle with Dazzling Diamonds and let dry.
  • Stamp all pieces to be cut out with framelits and thinlits.  Cut an extra lantern lamp from Lemon Lime Twist CS to used the inside pieces in the Basic Grey lantern.  Add lantern with multipurpose glue.  Add bow with dimensional.  Stamp Merry Christmas sign and trim so that it just reads Merry Christmas and add under lantern shelf with dimensionals.
  • Add wreaths to bike wheels with multipurpose glue.  Add bike frame to wheels with multipurpose glue.  Add bike to card front with dimensionals.
  • The front grey basket was added with multipurpose glue at the bottom. The other gift was add to bike frame with dimensionals.
  • Add sentiment in Archival Basic Black.
  • Add this layer to card front with SNAIL.
  • Inside there is a layer of Pool Party 3-3/8″ x 4-3/8″ attached with SNAIL.
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″.
  • The sentiment is stamped in Archival Basic Black.
  • The bike rear wheel is stamped leaving the page with a basket sitting on dimensionals on top.

This was so much fun to make…but I confess I would not want to make many of these cards!

Hope you are having a star-studded Tuesday.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


Come get inky with me…be HaPpY!



  1. Another beautiful card, Billie. I love the sparkly road bricks with the street lantern and bicycle in the non-traditional colors. It seems so you…especially the bicycle with the present on the back. I have a friend who says “love it, love it, love it” and that’s how I feel about this beautiful Christmas card. I always look forward to seeing your blogs. Enjoy your evening.

    • This card idea came to me in the middle of the night and I couldn’t wait to make it. I have a bike that looks just like this. Thanks for stopping by HJ!…B!

    • I love the picture of you on your bicycle. That’s what I thought of when I saw this card tonight. So sweet!

    • And did you notice lil’ Willis in the basket? He hates to walk but loves to go for a bike ride. I swear he smiles the whole time!…B!

  2. Hi Billie ~ love your card, it makes me smile! I loved everything about your card but especially the street light, the bicycle & the gift on the bike! Oh I also love the b-ism.