by Stacey Marsh Independent UK Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, August 28, 2021

Hello and welcome to another Ink Stamp Share Blog Hop!  

For the month of August, Demonstrators around the world have created projects based on the theme of Autumn / Winter, or the August to December Mini Catalogue that is full of seasonal products to inspire your creativity. 

For my project today, I am sharing a really fun pop up card using the new BE JOLLY STAMP SET which really speaks to my creative mind.  I do hope you enjoy it!

Whether you are joining the hop here with me, or have been "hopping" already, a very warm welcome to you here in the UK!  Once you are finished reading my post today, click the "next" image at the bottom to move forward onto the next Demonstrator.  Don't forget to leave a coment if you feel inspired by what you see!

I will admit that this stamp set jumped out at me on the first browse through the new catalogue.  I love a "cutesy" set and I love to colour with different mediums.  For today's card I have used Stampin' Blends Pens to colour the images from the stamp set and you will find the colours listed in the product list further down this post. 

However...the card didn't start there....of course the main star of this stamp set is Father Christmas but I wanted to show off the other images before we get to see the big man!  

I have created a winter style scene using a BLENDING BRUSH and ink from a MISTY MOONLIGHT CLASSIC STAMPIN' PAD over BASIC WHITE CARD.  When I have built up a dense amount of colour, I have then repeated with ink from a NIGHT OF NAVY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PAD lightly over the top.  I do love the texture that you get when using the Blending Brushes and it really makes the sky look more authentic.  For a touch of sparkle, I have added flecks of glitter from a CLEAR WINK OF STELLA PEN, left to dry and added to my card front. 

The snowy layers at the bottom have been created with BASIC WHITE CARD that has been cut using the edgelit die from the INSPIRING CANPY DIES, placed at alternating angles and then embossed with the PAINTED TEXTURE 3D EMBOSSING FOLDER.  

The images have been stamped onto a piece of BASIC WHITE CARD, coloured with STAMPIN' BLENDS PENS, and cut out with my PAPER SNIPS SCISSORS.  These have then been layered in and around the snowy layers to create the scene.  The sentiment comes from the CHRISTMAS TO REMEMBER STAMP SET and has be added to the card with STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS to raise. 

Now for the inside...the best part!!

Obviously Father Christmas is missing from the front because he's off delivering the presents....!

 I created the "pop up" element of this card by cutting a smaller strip of BASIC WHITE CARD so that it fits inside the card base nicely.  I have then folded it in half, and then created some score lines approx 3/8" from each side, and 1,1/2" from the centre fold both sides.  I have then connected the lines by cutting from each vertical score line. 

More images have been stamped, coloured and cut out and added to the "pop up" panel and I have finished with "Merry Christmas", also from the CHRISTMAS TO REMEMBER STAMP SET

I do hope you have taken some inspiration from my card design. As part of my online class schedule, I am running a "Be Jolly Christmas Colouring Workshop" on Sunday 10th October from 10am - midday.  The class will be taking place through pre-recorded content and live sessions with the option to have access to the online content only, receive a kit with or without product options.  Booking closes on the 31st August so not long left to sign up!  

Please click HERE to see more information and to book your place 

Now...back to the Blog Hop.  Click "next" to move forward to Gez Carpenter to see what she has created for us all!

Alternatively, you can choose a name from the list below to continue

Roll Call

Dana Sullivan

Libby Fens

Sue McDonald

Jen Charles

Cindy Mitchell-Clark

Kim Price

Laura Mackie

Stacey Marsh

Gez Carpenter

Tricia Butts

Mo Rootes

Rochelle Laird-Smith

Karen Egan

Polly Crouch

Victoria Littlewood

Jill Chapman

Annette Elias

Deb Naylor

Roshnee Patel

I'm often asked what tools do I use...well here are the basic tools that I simply couldn't craft without!  


Throughout August and September when you shop, host or join you can earn FREE products.  Click the banner below to see all the details 

As well as choosing £130 worth of product and paying just £99, throughout August and September when you purchase a Starter Kit, Stampin' Up! will give you a FREE Bundle of products of your choice from the new August to December Mini Catalogue!  

You will also have full access to the global community of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators, get 20% discount on your orders until the end of January 2022 and be part of my Stampin' Stars team.  Click the image below for all the details

The new MINI CATALOGUE has arrived and is full of exciting new product to see us through Autumn, Halloween, Christmas and New Years.  

Click the image below to view online, or request your FREE paper copy HERE

Everyone who shops with me will receive a handmade card to keep or share.  However, when shopping online, enter the Host Code below to receive a thank you gift from me next month

If your order totals more than £150 please do not enter the Host Code. You will be entitled to Stampin' Rewards on your order meaning that you can add additional items to your order for FREE. I will still send you a thank you gift at the end of the month along with your handmade card to keep or share

Click HERE to find out more information on the Host Code

Thanks so much for reading today's blog post, I hope you come back soon.

Have a great day!

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  1. Sweet card! Love the surprise when opened!

  2. Super Cute Stacey, I havent got this set! but but! you know your making me 'NEED' it lol!
    Thanks for sharing xx

  3. That is a cute card, I love the little surprise inside. :-)

  4. Adorable card Stacey, loving all the elements x

  5. Love this card and your commentary in the post. I can tell it was lovingly made. Beautiful colouring and composition and the surprise pop up that you saved to last is really cute. I didn't really care for this stamp set, in fact it was one of my least favourites from the mini catalogue, however you've had me look at it in a new light. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

  6. Love the pop up inside! So cute!

  7. Oh wow, love the cute surprise inside when it opens.
    Really beautifully done, your colouring skills are awesome!
    Roshnee x

  8. Your card and your colouring is beautiful, and that surprise on the inside is gorgeous!

  9. This is the cutest card! So cute I had to CASE it and gave you a shout out on my blog post!