Saturday, December 10, 2022

Christmas Card -Sounds of the Season -Stamping INKspiration Blog Hop

Today we are sharing cards that depict the Sounds of the Season.

I chose the beautiful Peace to You stamp set for my offering to the Stampin INKspiration Blog Hop.  Make sure you check out the links to all of the talented card makers at the end of my post to see what song and stamp set they used.

While this stamp set could represent many Christmas songs - the song I am most fond of this time of the year is a relatively new song - Mary Did You Know. We had a gentleman that used to sing this song every year at Christmas Mass when my children were young - he had a beautiful voice and was very theatrical.  We just loved hearing him sing this song and you would find us all humming the tune for days afterwards.  


What I didn't realize then was that the lyrics were written in 1984 by Mark Lowry , but the music wasn't  written until 1991 by Buddy Greene. So when we were listening to it being sung at church - it was a relatively new song.  It has been recorded numerous times over the years by various artists - but my favorite version is by Penatonix.

I know several of my stamping friends were a bit afraid of this stamp because of the large amount of ink coverage it has - and not real sure about getting it to stamp out nicely - but I have to say that this stamp set worked wonderfully.  Using my Stamparatus, I got beautiful images - with a well inked stamp pad sometimes even on the first try. 

I used several different die sets to create this card - the Framed Florets Dies for the oval frame, Merriest Frames Dies for the small poinsettia dies, and the Christmas Banner Dies for the evergreen branches.  The background is embossed with the Timeworn Type 3D embossing folder. I added a few Rhinestone Basic Jewels and some Wink of Stella to make it shimmer.


Here are the links to all those participating!  I can't wait to check out what song or sounds each designer has picked out!

Up next is Danielle Kassing!! 


Angie McKenzie  ●  Karen Henderson  ●  Tricia Butts

Gez Carpenter  ●  AurΓ©lie Fabre  ●  Mo Rootes

Annette Ball  ●  Leonie Stuart   ●  Susan Webster

Jan Musselman  ●  Ann Krucek  ●  Danielle Kassing

Judith Patterson  ●  Teri West

 Christmas cards are still as popular today as they have been in years past.   Surprisingly with all the new ways of communicating, people still like to send their wishes with a real paper card and a written message!  I don't know about you, but I love going to the mailbox this time of year and seeing so many cards each day.  

I hope you have a wonderful Christmas full of warm moments and special memories.

Ann @ Corner of Plaid and Paisley
Ann @ Corner of Plaid and Paisley

In the past few years my interests have grown from fabric to paper and now to dishes too! I just love prints, polkadots, plaids and paisleys- hence the blog name.


  1. This is a beautiful card. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Such a beautiful framing of this amazing stamp set, Ann! Mary Did You Know is another one of my favorite Christmas songs... brings tears to my eyes every time I hear it. Thanks for the inspiration. x

  3. A beautiful card, definitely the best design I've seen using this stamp!
    Thank you for sharing.
    Have a safe and happy Christmas from Aussie Crafter

  4. Love your card. The beauty of the Christmas season is displayed in your card.

  5. well, I confess, I didn't know this song at all... I listened to it while reading your post. It's a choral song that has a lot of power. Your card is very pretty, very traditional. Thank you for sharing!