Many years ago, my sister (-in-law), Judy, Retired2stamp, invited me to a Stampin' Up Party. I was drawn to the 6X6 recipe card swap our local group was doing and had wanted to scrapbook too. I wasn't really interested in card making because I had witnessed my brother (in-law) Ed fold up a handmade card and put it in his pocket. I almost fainted and I didn't even make the card. But after a few parties, I was hooked and now make more cards than I had ever thought I would. My most recent passions are ATCs, tags & altered art. As you look through my blog I hope you can see how I've grown in my crafting ability!

Monday, November 7, 2016

Snowy Christmas

I wanted to keep my project for the Christmas Card Swap at our SCS event simple because I had to make 18 but in the end I couldn't do it.

I started by stamping the sentiment from Tim Holtz's Retro Christmas in VersaMark then heat embossed it using Ranger Gold EP.

The Memory Box Snowflake Ornament & Memory Box Frostyville Border were cut from shimmer paper that I had in my stash.  I did run the paper for the ornament through my Xyron machine before I die cut it.  The back of the ornament is cut from a Tim Holtz Gold Deco Sheet using a Memory Box Classic Ornament Die.  After putting the ornament together I ran my brayer over it to make sure it was adhered good.  Then I used a sliver of the deco sheet to "hang" it on the SU Night of Navy card base.

The Frostyville Border was added using a glue pen then trimmed off.  I used a few tiny snowflakes from the trimmings as accent pieces.

If I do say so myself, I think this is a very pretty card & has just enough sparkle for the holiday season.  TFL!


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    1. Janice, I saw your comment...I cut the DSP as wide as the die (which is wider than the card base) & positioned the die down from the top of the paper. It didn't seem to leave any type of mark when I die cut it. Since the DSP was a little wider than my card base you don't lose any of the swirly snow flakes. I dotted liquid glue all over & adhered it to the card base, then trimmed the sides off. Hope this helps.