Hi Crafty Friends! We are having a fun Insta Hop to celebrate the Holiday Cheer Inspiration Week! We will be giving away TWO $50 Gift Cards. Keep reading for details on how to enter to win this fabulous giveaway on INSTAGRAM, then see below for details on my Insta Hop card today!

**How to win on INSTAGRAM**

  • Follow @honeybeestamps on Instagram
  • Like my post on @BobbiHartDesign (with this Holiday Cheer graphic)
  • Follow me, @BobbiHartDesign on Instagram
  • Leave a comment @bobbihartdesign on Instagram then share the love, tag a friend (in a separate comment) that might like to win
  • Go to the next hopper @juliannefoyil
  • Be sure to hop along with each stop!
  • The entire  lineup of of Instagram Hop participants are listed on my Instagram post.

Winners will be chosen randomly from all comments! You have until Saturday 11/7 to leave comments. Winners will be posted on our blog on 11/8.

Open to all, but unfollowers/ giveaway accounts do not qualify. Per Instagram rules we must mention that this is in no way sponsored, administered, or associated with Instagram or Facebook. By entering, entrants confirm that they are 13+ years of age, release Instagram or Facebook of responsibility, and agree to their terms of use.

Window Wreath Card

My Insta Hop card is a  5″ X 7″ peek-through window card featuring products from the Holiday Cheer release by Honey Bee Stamps:

Plaid A7 Cover Plate Base Honey Cuts

Country Christmas Wreath die set (There is a coordinating stamp set. I did not use it for this card, however.)

Pretty Poinsettia stamp and die sets

Holiday Cheer 6″ X 6″ Paper Pad

I’m using the Plaid A7 Cover Plate as a “window” on the card front. This card uses a clear acetate sheet that is sandwiched between two identical A7 Plaid Cover Plate die cuts from warm gray cardstock that are hinged to the card back panel. That is, the 1/4″ hinge is part of the back panel (the back panel measures 5-1/4″ X 7″ tall) and sandwiched between the identical cover plates. It looks seamless from outside and inside since the hinge is completely covered up.

To two plaid die cut pieces are necessary to  finish the inside. Having two plaid cuts, covers any adhesive or glue inside as well as the hinge for a clean look. I also like the look of the clear acetate in between because it gives a shiny appearance to the front and the inside due to light reflection. You would not have to use the acetate, however. It could be just open! I think adding a message inside or a handwritten note would look so cool, showing through the “window” from the outside.

The large wreath, and the individual evergreen and leafy branches from the Christmas Country Wreath die set were die cut from three green colors of cardstock. I cut the berry bunches out of a natural ivory cardstock and colored in the berries using Copic Markers, RV99, RV69, RV11 for a maroon red berry and the branch portion using E59.

I used the same berry colors to color in the pretty bow from the Pretty Poinsettia stamp and die sets. For the evergreen branches, I simply drew in a branch using my E57 Copic Marker. The coordinating stamp set does have a stamp image to do this. I realized that after I hand drew them in. 🙂

I added a little phrase, Peach on Earth from one of the pattern papers  from the Holiday Cheer 6″ X 6″ Paper Pad and adhered it inside the wreath opening. You could also add three letters, JOY using the Tailgate Alphabet dies or the Joy script die. Both would be very pretty if you were going to make many of these for your holiday card. Lastly, I added some glitter to each berry and adhered Ballet Slippers confetti mix to the wreath for extra sparkle. 🙂

You can shop all the Holiday Cheer release products today at Honey Bee Stamps. Time to hop to the next stop! Head back to @juliannefoyil on Instagram for your next stop!

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