Winter Snow Globe

Did you get snow on Thanksgiving Day?  How about during your Black Friday shopping excursions.  I got a few snow flurries during both of these events.  This cards reminds me of those beautiful snow flurries — all twinkling as it falls.

Snow GlobeThe card base is Basic Grey with a later of Lost Lagoon.  I stamped the Season's Greetings with VersaMark ink and sprinkled with Silver Embossing Powder, then heat embossed it — love this technique.  It is always such a WOW for everyone.  I adhered a 1" x 2 1/2" strip of Silver Foil Cardstock just above the words and then used the Circle Framelits to cut the opening.  I stamped the images from the Holiday Home stamp set on Whisper White cardstock with Stazon and colored with markers.  Then I slipped the stamped and colored Whisper White piece into a 4" x 6" cello bag.  I folded one long side edge over tight and adhered with Fast Fuse adhesive.  Then I added some "snow" that I purchased at a local craft store (I could have added Stampin' Up!'s Dazzling Diamonds but I wanted bigger snowflakes).  Then fold over the top of the cello bag and adhere flat.  Next I added a dimensional to the four corners of the bag and adhered behind the Lost Lagoon cardstock, centering the image in the circle opening.  I added Fast Fuse to the back of the bag and added two dimensionals to the bottom corners and layered on the Basic Grey card base.  Pretty quick and easy and everyone loved this card.  Doesn't it remind you of the snow globes when you were growing up.

Christmas Eve Card

This card reminds of Christmas Eve.  A fresh layer of snow has fallen, see how it sparkles.  It has dusted each of the houses in our little neighborhood.  The sky is dark with lots of twinkling stars.  The moon shines bright and there goes the reindeer pulling Santa's sleigh.  So calm and peaceful.

Christmas NightThe base of the card is Night of Navy.  I tore little snow hills from two strips of Whisper White cardstock, added some 2-Way Glue to the top of each strip and sprinkled with Dazzling Diamonds.  I punched a 2" circle from a scrap of cardstock creating a stencil and sponged White Craft ink to create the moon.  I added the twinkling stars with White Craft ink too.  Then stamp Santa and the Reindeer with Night of Navy ink.  The houses from Holiday Home are stamped with Night of Navy, Marina Mist and Soft Sky inks and cut out with the coordinating Homemade Holiday framelits.  Don't forget to slip two of houses between the snow hills.

Happy Thanksgiving

I wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving. 
I hope you are spending some time with family and friends.

Fall Flip

This card is called a Gate Card.  It has a fun closure.  The base of the card is Soft Suede.  I added strips of Color Me designer paper.  I stamped the trees from the White Christmas stamp set, added leaves with Cajun Craze, Tangelo Twist and Crushed Curry inks.  I colored the trees and the grass with Blendabilities.  Then I cut that out using the Windows Collection Framelits (which are on Extravaganza Sale List this week).  I cut out the Soft Suede trim piece using two of the Window framelits.  Next add dimensionals to right half of the stamped window and to the left side of the Soft Suede trim piece and adhere both to the closed card.  Don't forget to stamp the house and color in with Blendabilities.  I cut that out with the coordinating framlits and adhered to the card front using dimensionals.

Fall Flip Open
Here's how the card opens up.
Kind of cool, huh.
Enjoy your long weekend.
As you are out shopping on Black Friday, don't forget to check out the wonderful sale items on the Extravaganza list. 
The sale ends Tuesday — don't miss out.