Sounds of the Season | Inkspirations Blog Hop Dec 2022

Sounds of Season

Inkspirations Blog Hop December 2022

Hello my stamping friends.

Welcome to the December Inspirations Blog Hop!  It seems like each December Angie has us focus on a holiday theme.  This year it’s Sounds of the Season. So which tunes or carols come to mind for you, and warm your heart? 

Well, in the past few years I have to be honest… the remix and smash up of the Twelve Days of Christmas by the Straight No Chasers acapella group has become a tradition.  So much so that we tend to listen to it mid-summer just for fun!  I have included a link to a video of the group and also the lyrics.  

In some ways it is a hit because of all the fun tid-bits of favorites mixed in with the countdown of days.  We also love the way it starts out chaotic and ends mellow.  Maybe just like our holiday season does as well.  You know, hurry, hurry, hurry, get everything ready… then relax and enjoy time together and quiet snowy nights.

Okay so for my project today, I decided to do something a little bit traditional and a little bit chaotic.  Tradition will be the image of the tree from the Beauty of Friendship Stamp Set.  I decorated it with basic pearls that I colored with a Real Red Blend.  Then for the chaotic bit, I have cut down some DSP scraps to make “wrapped gift boxes” and piled them under the tree.  But the papers are all different patterns and sizes. Then the sentiment comes from the Very Best Occasions stamp set!

Interested in the fun fold details of this design.  Here you go, and yes, I will include this template in the coming months of my Fun Fold Template class.  It’s a little twist on the standard Z fold with the added inset card. I really enjoyed crafting with this design.

Okay, so it’s Blog Hopping time… please use this link to go visit Jan Musselman and then on to all the rest of the fun paper crafters that joined into the project making fun this month.  The full list of crafters and links are here as well.  Until next time, happy stamping.




Angie McKenzie  ●  Karen Henderson  ●  Tricia Butts

Gez Carpenter  ●  Aurélie Fabre  ●  Mo Rootes

Annette Ball  ●  Leonie Stuart   ●  Susan Webster

Jan Musselman  ●  Ann Krucek 

 Danielle Kassing    Judith Patterson 

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Beauty of Friendship     154983

Very Best Occasions                     159871

Celebrate Everything Fall Host DSP 159913

Iridescent Basic Pearls        158987

Ink: Soft Seafoam, Shaded Spruce

Blend: Real Red

Paper: Pool Party, Basic White, Celebrate Everything DSP 

Tools: Simply Scored Tool, Stampin’ Trimmer, Bone Folder, Paper Snips

Adhesive: Multipurpose Glue, Dimensionals


Here are a couple of projects that might interest you.  These have been featured in my Fun Fold Template Class.  Each will take you to the project post.  Or visit the Mo Fun Fold Template Class page for more information.  You are welcome to join us anytime.

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Happy Stampin,


Pumpkin Hill Stampers





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