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Stampin Up, Stampin' Up! Don't Miss Out Year End Sales Event, Registering for Stamparatus, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

You are not going to want to miss out on Stampin' Up! Year End Sales Event!  Everything is while supplies last, so hurry so you don't miss out on what you have on your wish list!

Click  HERE to shop for your favorite products.

Have you reserved your Stamparatus yet?  I have to say, as I have been playing with mine, I absolutely love it!!!  You can do so many wonderful things with it.  You have until December 30th to register to get your own.  They will be shipped out based on when you reserve yours.  This fabulous product will also be in the new annual catalog that goes live in June. 

Some of you have been asking how I already have one when they were not suppose to be shipped until sometime in February.  A couple of years ago I was asked to be part of a group called L2L (leader 2 leader).  The L2L group is a group of demonstrators who work with people from Stampin' Up! on designing and marketing new products.  We have been involved with this product for over 2 years, which as gone by so fast.  One of the most important things we had to do to be on this team was to sign a confidentiality clause.  I have not been able to talk about the Stamparatus, which was killing me, until I was told it was okay. As a thank you for our work and to help with marketing we were able to order one this month and get it right away.  We had to pay for it just like you will when you order yours.  This gives us time to play, make projects and videos and send our feedback to the company.  

If you would like to reserve one for yourself, click on the link below.

How to Reserve Your Stamparatus Tutorial for Customers (US l CA)

You will receive an email from Stampin' Up! when they are available for shipping.  At that time log into your Stampin' Up! account  and complete your order and then your credit card will be charged.   The cost for it is $49 in the US.  If you get yours during Sale-A-Bration (SAB), don't forget you will get a FREE product from the SAB flyer when you spend $50.  

If you have any questions, please let me know and I will be happy to answer them for you.

Thank you for stopping by today!  I hope you have a having a great week. 

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Snowflake Sentiments and Thankful Thoughts (CT #127)

Stampin Up, Stampin' Up! Snowflake Sentitments #144820, Thankful Thoughts #141522, CASE-ing Tuesday #127, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

Today is CASE-ing Tuesday!  I needed thank you notes for the gifts that I got for Christmas, so this was a perfect time to make mine with the Thankful Thoughts stamp set.  As I was looking outside at the beautiful snow, I got the idea to use snowflakes on my card.  For the snowflakes I used the Snowflake Sentiments from the holiday catalog.  I love the font in this set along with the snowflakes.  I am really excited it will be carried over.  That means that you will be able to order it until the end of May!!!  Yay!

Here is the picture that was our inspiration this week.  

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To make this project you will need the following products:

Marina Mist Cardstock #119682

  • cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" score at 4 1/4"

Soft Sky Cardstock #131203 

  • cut at 1 1/4" x 2 1/4" 

Whisper White Cardstock #100730

  • cut at 2" x 5 1/2"
  • cut at 4" x 5 1/4"

I used the Basics Pack 3 Washi Tape above and below the white paper to frame it.  The snowflakes and sentiment in the inside were stamped with Marina Mist ink and the sentiment was stamped with Dapper Denim ink.  To decorate my envelope I stamped the snowflake on the bottom left corner.

Stampin Up, Stampin' Up! Snowflake Sentitments #144820, Thankful Thoughts #141522, CASE-ing Tuesday #127, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

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I really like how this card came out.  How about you?

 

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How was your Christmas?  Ours was wonderful!  We had both of our girls home and we had a snow!  We didn't get a lot, but enough to cover the ground.  I couldn't have asked for anything more.  

However, our Christmas Eve was very stressful.  Erica had to drive home from Traverse City, MI, which in good driving conditions, is 7 1/2-8 hours away.  She got out of work at 3:30pm and then headed out.  I was a nervous wreck all day long as there were snow advisories out all day for the whole area she was traveling.  I get a phone call around 8:00pm that she had hit black ice and was in the ditch.  A mother's worst nightmare!  I got her calmed down, she called a tow truck and was waiting for it to arrive.   

As soon as I got off the phone with her, I got on Facebook and starting asking this wonderful group I am in, Creating for Christ, to start praying for her.  Emily contacted her friends in Texas and I sent out text messages to my family.  We had people all of the country praying for her and her safety.  God answers prayers!!!  A tow truck showed up about 10 minutes later, he was driving by and saw her.  He told her she would have waited 3 hours for the other tow truck to get there.  Thank goodness God answered our prayers!  He pulled her out and she was on her way again.  It cost her a fortune, but she was back on the road.  In the meantime, the roads had iced up and had more snow on them.  

Erica finally got home safely a little after 1:00am.  I am not sure who cried more, her or me.  I was never so happy to have her in my arms.  To me she was the little, or I should say big, baby I brought home from the hospital.  She was 10 pounds at birth.  We had her for a very short time, she had to go back today as she has to work tomorrow.  I already miss her!  

Needless, to say I really didn't think about what I needed to do for my blog until later this afternoon and realized I forgot to write this post.  So, here it is, just a little late.  

Thank you for stopping by today.

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Thankful Thoughts

Stampin Up, Stampin' Up! Thankful Thoughts stamp set #141522, Flourish Thinlits #141478, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

I have an easy peasy thank you card for you today.  At my Stamp Camp this month I wanted to use bright colors and what better color than Lemon Lime Twist!  It is such a beautiful color.  

To make this card you will need the following products:

Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock #144245

  • cut at 4 1/4" x 11" score at 5 1/2"
  • cut at 2 5/8" x 3 7/8"
  • cut at 2" x 3"

Whisper White Cardstock #100730

  • cut at 2 1/2" x 3 3/4"
  • cut at 3 3/4" x 5"
  • cut at 4" x 5 1/4"

Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack #144131

  • cut at 3 1/2" x 4 3/4"

Have you used the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets yet?  Oh my goodness, if not, I highly recommend them.  I used them for adhering my leave design and it made it so fast and easy.  I use them now on all of my detailed cutouts.  

I popped up the two top layers, Lemon Lime Twist and Whisper White cardstock.

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This is a short post today as I am still trying to catch up from being sick and I am way behind in getting things done for Christmas.  Tonight I have my Team Meeting/Christmas party and needless to say, I don't have everything finished. 

Both of the girls will be home for Christmas this year.  Emily will be home tomorrow and Erica is coming home late on Christmas Eve.  If you think about it can you pray for safe travels for both of them.  Erica has to work on Christmas Eve until 3:30pm and then drive 7 1/2 hours to come home.  All of us are so excited that she gets to come home.  We haven't see her since early September and that is way too long!  Thank you in advance for your prayers.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you have a wonderful day!

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Tranquil Tulips and Banners For You (CT#126)


Stampin Up, Stampin' Up! Tranquil Tulips stamp set #143767, Banners For You stamp set #141710, Lots of Labels Framelits #138281, created by Stampin Scrapper, CASE-ing Tuesday #126, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects, go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman


I haven't used this stamp in a very long time, so I was happy when it was one of the CASE-ing Tuesday projects.  I combined products from the annual catalog and the holiday catalog to create this card.  Here is a picture of the card we had to use as our inspiration.

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I really the original card and the one I created.  I am really enjoying the challenges that I have been in lately.  They are so fun and really get your creative juices flowing.  

On my card I did opposite of the original card.  Instead of having my flowers popped up on a piece of white paper that is also popped up, I had my background popped up and my flowers.  

To make this project you will need to following products:

Whisper White Thick Cardstock #140272

  • cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" score at 4 1/4"

Whisper White Cardstock #100730

  • scraps to stamp flowers on and cut out

Year of Cheer Designer Series Paper #144640

  • cut at 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

The first thing I did was cut out the Year of Cheer designer series paper with the biggest framelit in the Lots of Labels framelits.  I then laid that on top of the front of my card and made little marks with a pencil on each side and top and bottom of the opening.  Then I knew I had to keep my stamping within that area.  

The flowers are a two step stamp, which means you will stamp the flower with two different stamps to get the finished look.  I used Bermuda Bay ink for my flowers on this card.  When you do your first step, the solid image stamp, you are going to put ink on your stamp and then stamp on a piece of scrap paper.  You will then stamp your paper without reinking your stamp.  This is called stamping off.  The second stamp you will ink and stamp right onto your solid image that you just stamped. 

For the banner I used the Thank You from the Banners For You stamp set and embossed it with the gold embossing powder.  I then used the Bunch of Banners Framelits to cut it out.  I have also popped the banner. 

Stampin Up, Stampin' Up! Tranquil Tulips stamp set #143767, Banners For You stamp set #141710, Lots of Labels Framelits #138281, created by Stampin Scrapper, CASE-ing Tuesday #126, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects, go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

I think I am going to have to bring this stamp out more often.  It is such a pretty stamp set.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you have a terrific Tuesday!

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Merry Christmas Monday Week #7

Stampin Up, Stampin' Up! The Little Things stamp set #144954, Merry Christmas Monday, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects, please go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

I hope you have enjoyed my Merry Christmas Monday series.  Today, I have a real cute box that looks like Santa's pants.  You can put little treats inside of it or a small gift.  I made these for our small group from church yesterday, for our Christmas party and they were a big hit!  I saw a box like this created by Twila and tweaked it a little for what I wanted.  

To make this project you will need the following products:  

Real Red Cardstock #102482

  • cut at 4" x 4 1/2" score all sides at 3/4"  this is the box base
  • cut at 2 1/4" x 11 3/4"
  • cut at 2 3/4" x 2 3/4"

Crushed Curry Cardstock #131199

  • cut at 1 1/4" x 1 1/2"

Basic Black Cardstock #121045

  • cut at 3/4" x 11 3/4"
  • cut at 3/4" x 1"

Whisper White Cardstock #100730

  • cut at 1 1/4" x 2"
  • cut at 2 1/2" x 2 1/2"

 To make the base of the box you will score at 3/4" on all sides.  On the two shorter sides you will cut up to the score lines.  See the picture below.

 

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Put adhesive on the back of these flaps and fold in.  This is going to create the little box for the base.  

On the long piece of red cardstock put Tear and Tape on the bottom edge and up one side.  Peel off the paper on the tape and adhere to the box, making sure you start with the side that doesn't have adhesive going up the side and the adhesive is on the bottom. Line up the edge of the paper with the bottom of the box and the adhesive towards the bottom.  This will create the side to your box.  When you have it all adhered, take your bone folder and rub it on the inside of the box where the adhesive is from the paper you just attached.   This will make it adhere and stick better.

Add the little white strip to the center of the front of your box.  The put Tear and Tape on the bottom edge of the long strip of black paper.  Adhere it just like you did the red strip making sure the adhesive is at the bottom.  You are going to want to make sure the top of the black strip is even with the top of the box.  This is now Santa's belt.  

To make the belt buckle, adhere the small piece of black paper to the center of the Crushed Curry piece of paper, then adhere it to black strip.  On Twila's project she added two black strips (1/2" x 5 1/2") to make suspenders.  I didn't add it to my project because of the size of my goodies in the bag.  

For the tag I used the stamp set The Little Things in the Holiday catalog and punched it out with the 2 1/4" circle punch.  The red piece is cut out with a retired 2 1/2" circle punch.  You could use a framelit from the Layering Circle Framelits for your red circle.  

I have been trying to use up some of my retired ribbon and got this ribbon out of my stash.  

Stampin Up, Stampin' Up! The Little Things stamp set #144954, Merry Christmas Monday, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects, please go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

Here is a close up of the tag I created.  I needed something fast to make as I decided at 12:30am I needed to make 20 of these.  LOL

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Stampin Up, Stampin' Up! The Little Things stamp set #144954, Merry Christmas Monday, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects, please go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

These are all of the ones that I made our small group.  Aren't these so cute!  I just love how they turned out.  

I had a lot of fun creating projects for this series to share with all of you.  I hope you have enjoyed it too!

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you have a great week!

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Hearts Come Home

Stampin Up, Stampin' Up! Hearts Come Home Stamp Set #145416, Hometown Greetings Edgelits Dies #144671, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

I have t say this is probably one of my favorites of all the Christmas cards I have made this season.  It is really hard to show in the picture of how pretty the glitter is for the snow and how elegant it looks.  

To make this card you will need  the following products:

Cherry Cobbler Cardstock #119685

  • cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" score at 4 1/4"

Whisper White Cardstock #100730

  • cut at 4" x 5 1/4"
  • cut at 4 1/4" x 4 1/2"
  • cut at 2" x 4 1/4"

I cut out the two white pieces of cardstock using the Hometown Greetings Edgelits.  The wonderful thing about these edgelits is that the bottom of them don't cut.  So you can place them where ever you want to on your paper and the bottom will be left alone.  So I put both of the pieces as close to the top of my paper so I would have blank space on the bottom.  That way I can layer them and give the card dimension.  

Once you have them cut, I laid the biggest piece (the one with the church) on my card base, but did not adhere it.  I wanted to see where it was going to go so I knew where to emboss my sentiment.  Once I knew exactly where I wanted it, I embossed it using the white embossing powder.  I also added little stars all around it, again using the white embossing powder.  

For the snow I put Multipurpose Glue on the bottom sections of the white paper and added Dazzling Diamonds Glitter.  It sparkles and looks like snow with the sun or moon shining on it.  Here is a closer look at the area with snow. 

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I used sentiments for the front and inside of my card from the Hearts Come Home stamp set.  This set is going to be carried over after the first of the year.  You will be able to get the stamp set and edgelits, but not as a bundle.  So, if you would like to get this stamp set and framelits you can order it until January 2nd as a bundle and save 10%.  

When I put the top layer of white paper on I adhered it with Stampin Dimensionals, so it was lifted up a little off the paper.

Do you have any plans for this weekend?  I am so excited for this weekend because this is my baking weekend!  I spend all weekend and bake, and bake and bake some more.  Each year I give my daycare parents goodie bags with 10-15 different baked goods.  They look forward to it each year.  I have had husbands hide different treats from their wives, so they get all of it.  LOL  

Thank you for stopping by today!  I hope you have a fabulous Friday and a wonderful weekend!

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Garden In Bloom

Stampin Up, Stampin' Up! Eastern Beauty stamp set #143675, Layering Square Framelits #141708, Stitched Shapes Framelits #145372, Daisy Punch #143713, 1/2" circle Punch #119869, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

Good Morning!  I am so wide awake and have tons of energy this morning.  I am not quite sure why, but I will take it!  Today I have another cheery card for all of you.  We made this card at one of my Stamp Camps and it was a big hit.  

To make this card you will need the following:

Tranquil Tide Cardstock #144246

  • cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" score at 4 1/4"
  • cut 2 at 2 3/4" x 2 3/4"
  • scraps for 2 1/2" circles

Pool Party Cardstock #122924

  • cut at 4 1/8" x 5 3/8"
  • cut 2 at 2 3/4" x 2 3/4"

Daffodil Delight Cardstock #119683

  • cut 2 at 2 3/4" x 2 3/4"

Whisper White Cardstock #100730

  • cut 2 at 4" x 5 1/4"

Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper #144137

  • cut at 1 1/2" x 5 1/4"'

To make the frame I used two different framelits, but cut them out at the same time.  I used one of the scalloped edge framelits from the Layering Square Framelits and one from the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  I put both of them on my paper making sure they were even all the way around and cut them at the same time on my Big Shot.  

Once you have those cut you are going to lay them on your piece of white paper to figure out where you are going to want to stamp your image.  Once you know, leave them on there and then you can stamp your image exactly where you want it.  

Add your piece of designer series paper and flowers and you are finished.  Wasn't that easy?  I did add a dimensional to each of the flowers so they are lifted off the paper a little.  Did you notice that they center of the flowers sparkle?  I used Wink of Stella!  I love Wink of Stella!

On the inside of the card I used two stamps from the Garden In Bloom stamp set.  

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Last Saturday my heart was filled with so much love!  I had my daycare Christmas party and we had such a good time.  I just love my little angels so much!  Here are some pictures from the day.  

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Look how adorable these little angels are!!!  I love them so much!

 

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Of course we have to do a silly face picture

 

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I was in the kitchen and turn around and look what I saw.  My precious angels looking at the nativity scene.   I bet God was smiling so big when he saw this.  I know I did!

 

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Look who I got to kiss under the mistletoe!

 

I am so blessed to have these little angels in my life!  Thank you God!

Thank you for stopping by today!  I hope you have a wonderful day!

 

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Cool Treats (CT #125)

Stampin Up, Stampin' Up! Cool Treats stamp set #142982, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

It's time for CASE-ing Tuesday!  This week we were asked to CASE the picture below, which can be found in the 2017 Holiday catalog on page 48.  I went for a total different look and used a stamp set that I haven't used in a very long time, Cool Treats.   Why, I am not sure because I love it.  Lately, I have been trying to go back and use products from the annual catalog.  We have a lot of great stamps in there and I don't want to forget them.  

 

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Aren't the colors so bright and cheery?  I thought it was perfect since it is cold and overcast outside.  The colors remind me of summer, when it is a lot warmer.   Here is what the inside of the card looks like.  

Stampin Up, Stampin' Up! Cool Treats stamp set #142982, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

To make this card you are going to need the following products:

Berry Burst Cardstock #144243

  • cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" score at 4 1/4"

Peekaboo Peach Cardstock #141417

  • cut at 5 3/8" x 4 1/8"
  • cut at 1 5/8" x 3 1/8"

Whisper White Cardstock #100730

  • cut 2" at 4 x 5 1/4"
  • cut 1 1/2" x 3"

I stamped an ice cream cone on the envelope, in opposite colors of the one on the inside of the card.  I popped up the sentiment with Stampin Dimensionals to give it height. 

I apologize for this post going out late today.  I was having trouble starting last night with logging in and the same this morning.   I finally was able to log in and finish this up.  I am going to keep this short so I can get this posted for all of you to see.  Thank  you for being understanding.

I hope everyone has a great day!

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Merry Christmas Monday Week #6

Stampin Up, Stampin' Up! Carols of Christmas stamp set #144804, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

I saw these wood ornaments by Helen Read, and knew I wanted to make them too.  I was able to find the wood pieces on Amazon and they had the holes already drilled in them.  I played with a bunch of stamps and different inks to see what would work with the wood.  I did learn that you can't use the Stampin' Write Markers as they will bleed.  I ended up using Stazon ink, you could use the Archival ink too,  which worked great.  

Guess what I used for the berries.  I had read somewhere that you can color our pearls and rhinestones with our new Blends markers.  They turned out so beautiful.  Below are two more pictures so you can see them better.  

Stampin Up, Stampin' Up! Carols of Christmas stamp set #144804, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

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Are you excited about the free shipping!  I sure am!  I have my list ready to place my order.  This is a perfect time to get last minute Christmas gifts, stamp sets you really wanted or stock up on your stamping supplies like adhesives, envelopes, cardstock, inks and refills just to name a few.  

You can get free shipping all day today, Monday, December 11, 2017 from 12:00am - 11:59pm MT .  

This is a great time to check out our Year-End Sales Event and our Clearance Rack for great bargains.  Click HERE to begin your shopping.  

Thank you for stopping by on this beautiful Monday!  

 

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SCS Creative Crew December 2107 Project #4

Stampin Up, Stampin' Up! Lovely As A Tree #127793, 3/8" Shimmer Ribbon Basic Black #144129, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

This is my final project as a SplitcoastStampers Creative Crew member (insert sad face).  I have truly enjoyed my time with the crew and I have met some wonderful ladies.  This experience has made me go out of my comfort zone and I have learned so much.   I am now not afraid to pick a technique and just try it.  You just try them too!  Who knows, you might actually enjoy them.  

For this challenge we had to take a sketch and create a winter wonderland scene.  I kept coming back to the stamp set Lovely As A Tree for my projects this month.  When I think of Winter Wonderland, I think of trees, snow, moonlight, sparkle of lights and different shades of blue and purple.  What do you think of?

Here is the sketch that we had to use. 

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I decided to turn it sideways for my card for a little bit of a different look.  The hardest thing about this sketch was figuring out the sizes of the pieces.  You have to be careful because you can't just cut the ends off, you have to cut from the center and make sure they are even.  Once I figured that out, than it was pretty easy.  

The first thing you will do is stamp your design and complete the top layer (the Whisper White piece).  For my card I first used a Sponge Brayer and put a light layer of Soft Sky ink all over it.   I needed to soften the Whisper White, because I was going to be doing a night scene.  I then stamped my trees on with Basic Black Archival ink towards the bottom of my paper.  I wanted to make sure and leave room for my ribbon and bow.  

Island Indigo was my next color of ink that I added with a sponge around the edges but going in a little towards the trees.  I didn't want to go too close as I wanted the center to be lighter than the edges.  The final color I added was the Night of Navy, again with a sponge, and that was only be the edges and not coming in as far as the Island Indigo.  

I wanted to add some sparkle to it, to make it look like it was snowing, but how?  Well, I saw a video a while ago where you put multipurpose glue on a clear block, you don't need much glue, and an Aqua Painter brush.  Add a little bit of water to the glue and put it on your brush.  Hold the Aqua Painter over your paper and tape the brush against your hand so that it splatters onto your paper.  You then quickly add Dazzling Diamonds Glitter to your paper and shake off the excess.  It should stick to the glue and look like snow.  Well, that didn't really work for me, the first time.  

So, I had these little water spots on my paper, but they looked kinda neat, so I left them, but the glitter didn't really stick.  I tried it again and it worked better, but I wanted more control of where the spots were going to be.  I ended up getting out my Wink of Stella and tapping it in different spots on my paper for the snowing affect.  I really like how it turned out!

To make this card you will need the following products:

Basic Black Cardstock #121045

  • cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" score at 4 1/4"
  • cut at 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Whisper White Cardstock #100730

  • cut 2 at 4" x 5 1/4"

This is how to cut your white paper once you are finished with it.  

  • cut each strip at 1 1/4" wide
  • lay your middle strip onto your paper, center it, but do not adhere yet
  • top strip - cut in half at 2 5/8"
  • trim each piece to 2 1/2" cutting the inside edge
  • bottom strip cut at 1 5/16" and 3 15/16" - I marked the back of my paper so I could see exactly where I had to cut
  • trim each end piece to 1 1/4" - cutting the inside edge

Lay it all out on your black paper, that is 4 1/4" x 5 1/2", before you adhere it to make sure you are happy with it.  Once you are happy, line up your outside edges and adhere your pieces to the paper.  Wrap your ribbon around it, tie a bow and attach it to your card base.  

Isn't it beautiful?  

Thank you for stopping in today!  I hope everyone has a blessed weekend!

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