Thursday, July 9, 2015


Who's ready for Christmas! Well One Stamp At A Time is all about Christmas during this Blog Hop!
If you are hopping along, you should have landed here from the super talented 's Elizabeth Jeanne Thatcher's blog.  I'm sure you've enjoyed her projects and are ready to see what I have for you today!

I decided to shake things up a bit and make a shaker card using White Christmas!  I absolutely LOVE this stamp set and I'm so happy that they brought it back in the new Stampin' Up! Catalog!  I had some fun using my new MFT Zig Zag Square Dies for my window and adhered it as well as the window sheet onto die cut Smoky Slate Cardstock that had been stamped tone on tone with Smoky Slate Ink.  I used die cut fun foam to make my shaker window and put some white and silver Doodlebug sequins inside.  My background for inside the shaker window was A White Christmas Tree scene and snow flakes that were heat embossed in white onto Soft Sky cardstock.  I stamped my snowman onto whisper white cardstock and colored in his carrot nose as well as his hat and scarf and then fussy cut and gluded onto my background.  I used some Lawn Fawn Stitched Hill Dies cut onto Whisper White cardstock to layer on for my snow covered hills. 

For my second project I made a Gift Card Holder and a Coordinating Mini Treat Bag as packaging for the Gift Card Holder.  

I used the Brights Collection Background DSP in Real Red for the Stampin' Up! Mini Treat Bag.  I made a belly band out of Smoky Slate and some Red Ribbon from my stash on the belly band as well.  I then added some Whisper White Twine and a Brights Collection Green button was tied onto the left front side of the belly band.  The gift card holder was made using Little B's Gift Card Holder Die set.  The embossed "For You" on the banner was part of the Gift Card Holder Die set as well.  I cut it out in Smoky Slate and adhered a belly band of the Real Read Background DSP on it as well.  I added a strip of Real Red that was embossed with the For You die.  I banner cut the end and adhered it to the front of the card after adding some Whisper White Twine.  I then added a Garden Green DSP Tree cut with another of the Little B's dies.  I adhered it to the gift card holder with Dimensionals.

I hope you've enjoyed my projects and I know you'll want to hop along and see what our next Blogger has for you!  Just click the Next button and you'll be at the next stop, which happens to be the awesome blog of my tremendously creative friend, Andrea Tracey-Tucker!

Following is a list of all of the Hoppers on our Christmas in July Blog Hop:

  1. Maggie Mata 
  2. Kim Smith 
  3. Elizabeth Jeanne Thatcher 
  4. Tina Rackley Riddle  (You are here!)
  5. Andrea Tracy-Tucker 
  6. Andrea Pancrazio 
  7. Debra Vance 
  8. Wynne Grob 
  9. AJ Bodine 
  10. Megan Thompson july.html
  11. Holly Stene 
  12. Martie Pollard 
  13. Ginger Pelfrey
  14. Diane Squires 
  15. Marisa Gunn 
  16. Lori Mueller
  17. James Weber 
  18. Justin Krieger

Here are the Stampin' Up! Products Used on my projects:

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The Non-SU Products Used:  Little B's Gift Card Holder Die Set, Lil' Inkers, Fun Foam, MFT Zig Zag Stitched Square Dies, Doodlebug White and Silver Sequins, Lawn Fawn Stitched Hills

Thanks so much for stopping by! 



  1. Tina love your shaker card and gift card holder!!! Beautiful

  2. Tina, I love both of your projects. Beautiful. I think I want to give the shaker card a try.

    1. Thanks Debra! It's a lot of fun. You might get hooked on them! :)

  3. I've got to get that White Christmas set....your card turned out adorable!! Love the idea of the gift card holder & the treat bag. I'm going to have to CASE for the craft fairs. :)

    1. Thanks so much Megan! Yep that White Christmas set is awesome! I'm so glad they brought it back!

  4. Tina, your shaker card is gorgeous, I cannot wait to use this set and make one of my own. I just love that woodgrain background you mounted the shaker scene on! And the gift bag using that new DSP is perfect!

  5. ok you have pushed me over the edge to try a shaker card - too cute

    1. lol Thanks Martie! You will get hooked on them! :)

  6. Love your projects. You've definitely sparked some ideas for the gift card holder and treat bag. :)

  7. Confession time... I've never made a shaker card, bit you have inspired me to do so! I love this so much!

    1. awww.. thanks so much! I think you may just get hooked on them! :)

    2. Love the card and the bright and cheery treat bag! I am with Andie.... I haven't tried making the shaker card yet, but I am definitely going to give it a go! Great job!

  8. Beautiful card! Love all the layers and the scene you built. The gift card holder and bag are adorable too.

  9. What a precious shaker card! Great idea with the gift card holder and the polka dot lover in me loves the gift bag.

  10. You Rick these shaker cards Tina!! So adorable! Love the little B's tree on your gift card holder too!