Fun with Flowering Fields

By | January 25, 2016

This week I’ll be sharing two handmade cards I created with the Flowering Fields stamp set, one of the FREE choices during Stampin’ Up’s! Sale-A-Bration event.  Here’s my first card project.

Flowering Fields Stampin' Up!

Project Notes:

  • I absolutely LOVE the soft feel of this card!!  Colors used were Crumb Cake (for the card base), Soft Suede and Blushing Bride.

  • Stamp set used was Flowering Fields (Wood 141300, Clear 141303).  This is one of the FREE stamp set choices you can pick when you purchase $50 of Stampin’ Up! product during Sale-A-Bration, now through March 31.

  • Sentiment is from the A Dozen Thoughts stamp set (Wood 131056, Clear 131059).

  • I used the leaf-y stem and color-on-color stamping to create the background on the Soft Suede card stock through repetitive stamping.

  • The flower images on the Very Vanilla card stock are all stamped off EXCEPT for the three large flowers.  Making the majority of the flower images lighter helps make the darker ones stand out.

  • I watercolored ONE of the flower images using an AquaPainter (103954) and Blushing Bride ink to create  POP of color on the card front.

  • This card is a quick and easy one to make.  My card has four layers on top of the card base.  However, this same card layout could be made using less layers.

I hope you’ve enjoyed the flower card I shared with you today.  Dreaming about flowers is such a nice breath of spring during these cold days of January.  On Wednesday, I’ll have one more card to share using the Flowering Fields stamp set.  Make sure to stop back then!

Have fun “stampin’ it up!”

A Wild Side Valentine’s Day Card!!

By | January 22, 2016

Here’s another great handmade Valentine card made with Stampin’ Up’s! Groovy Love stamp set and Everyday Chic designer series paper.  I really like the bold look of this DIY Valentine card.  On Fridays during the month of January I’ve been sharing some Valentine card ideas with you.

Stampin' Up! Groovy Love

Project Notes:

  • Stamp set used for the zebra looking heart was Groovy Love (Wood 134243, Clear 134246).  Sentiment is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes (Wood 128748, Clear 127802) stamp set and is punched with the Word Window punch (119857).

  • Project colors are Real Red and Basic Black – classy, elegant colors for a Valentine (in my opinion).

  • The background paper is from the Everyday Chic Designer Series Paper (138445).  Tilting the paper at an angle gives a sense of movement to the card.

  • I added a bit of sparkle and bling by using Red Glimmer Paper (121790) as an accent.

  • Here are the circle sizes: 2” circle punch (133782), 1 ¾” circle punch (119850)

  • The Sweetheart Punch (133786) coordinates with the heart shapes in the Groovy Love stamp set.

Well, that’s the scoop on today’s card project.  I hope that you are enjoying the heart shaped inspiration I’ve been sharing on Friday’s during this month.  Make sure to stop back next week for one more Valentine card project.

Until then…

Have fun “stampin’ it up!”

 

You Send Me Soaring in Sky is the Limit

By | January 20, 2016

I’ve got two more projects to share using the Sky is the Limit stamp set from Stampin’ Up!  Both projects are fairly simple to create and go together quickly.  (Those kind of cards and projects are my FAVORITES!!)  Here’s the first one.

Stampin' Up! Sky is the Limit

Project Notes:

  • Stamp set used was Sky is the Limit (Wood 141282, Clear 141349).  For this card I used the cute exhaust stamp that is in the shape of the heart behind the plane.  I think this would be a great element to use with the airplane image on a masculine valentine!!

  • Card base color is Marina Mist.  Inks used were Marina Mist and Basic Gray archival ink.

  • I created the background on this card using the cloud stamps included in the stamp set.  They sure make for a FUN background for the card!!

  • Sentiment was die cut with the Ovals Collection Framelits Dies (129381).  Just a note…the extra large oval punch is NOT large enough to allow the entire sentiment to be punched.

I have one more quick project to share today….this was one of the Make and Take projects those attending my New Catalog event last week created.  It is a different take on a card, but I like it!!

Stampin' Up! Sky is the Limit

Project Notes:

  • This card is created on a single piece of Crumb Cake card stock that measures 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.

  • A piece of Soft Suede card stock textured with Softly Falling Embossing folder (139672) was added as a layer on the base card stock piece.

  • The white card stock piece measures 6″ x 3″ (the same as if you were creating a 3″ x 3″ card) and is stamped on the front before being attached to the card base piece.

  • The border piece is Crumb Cake card stock stamped with the cloud images found in the Sky is the Limit stamp set.

That’s about it for today.  Remember, if you are interested in adding the Sky is the Limit stamp set to your stamp inventory, this Sale-A-Bration product is ONLY available until February 15, 2016.  Make sure you don’t miss out…place your $50 order in my online store and then choose the Sky is the Limit stamp set as your FREE Sale-A-Bration product choice!!

Sky is the Limit meets Wink of Stella

By | January 18, 2016

I’m not quite done sharing cards that I’ve made using the Sky is the Limit stamp set from Stampin’ Up! My project today actually uses TWO Sale-A-Bration products and both of these products are available ONLY through February 15, 2016.  Of course, you recognize the stamp set from the projects I shared last week.  The other Sale-A-Bration product I used was the background paper…Perfectly Artistic Designer Series Paper (141021).  Here’s the card I made.

Sky is the Limit 3A

Project Notes:

  • Supplies for this card were very minimal.  Stamp set used was Sky is the Limit (Wood 141282, Clear 141349).  What a FUN set this is to use!!!!  Not only does the set include the airplane and clouds, it also contains some great word stamps as well.

  • Background paper is perfectly Artistic Designer Series Paper (141021).  This is one of the Sale-a-Bration choices (but only through February 15).  This paper has two very distinct looks.  The design on one side is marbling and the other side has a watercolor look.  For my project I used the watercolor side as it was a perfect look for the sky.

  • Card base is Soft Sky.  Image and sentiment were stamped in Basic Gray Archival ink (140932).

  • I used one other NEW product on this card, although it’s difficult to see.  If you look VERY CAREFULLY on the background you can see where I lightly stamped clouds using VersaMark ink.  (In hindsight I think it would have been better  to stamp off with Basic Gray and create the clouds that way.)  Inside each of the clouds I colored with glitter.  How did I do that you ask??  Using the NEW Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush (141897).  I tried to take a close-up so you could see it better in some of the clouds in the photo below.  I LOVE this new product and think that it will be one I turn to again and again!!  It’s such an easy way to add sparkle to your projects.

 

Sky is the Limit 3B

I hope that you are enjoying the projects I’m sharing using the Sky is the Limit Sale-A-Bration stamp set from Stampin’ Up!  Remember, you can choose this stamp set FREE with a $50 Stampin’ Up! product purchase from my online store.  During Sale-A-Bration you receive a FREE Sale-A-Bration product for EACH $50 spent on orders.  So, if your order totaled $100, you’d receive two Sale-A-Bration choices.  If your product order is $150 you’d have THREE Sale-A-Bration choices AND be eligible to earn Stampin’ Rewards on your order as well!!  You can visit and shop my online store here.

Thanks so much for visiting today.  I still have one more day of sharing cards made with the Sky is the Limit stamp set to share with you so make sure to stop back on Wednesday!!

Have fun “stampin’ it up!”

Happy Heart Valentine Cards

By | January 15, 2016

The Happy Heart Textured Impressions Embossing folder is such a great tool to use for creating handmade, DIY Valentine cards.  I’m using it again today on the cards I’m sharing.  On Fridays, during the month of January, I’m sharing quick and easy Valentine card ideas for you to use as inspiration for your Valentine card creating.  Here’s today’s card.

Handmade DIY Valentine Card Idea

Project Notes:

Happy Heart Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (137364) was used for the textured background.

Colors used for this card are Rose Red, Blushing Bride and Whisper White.

Sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set (Wood 128748, Clear 127802).

Hearts are punched from Rose Red card stock using the heart shape from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack (133787).  By the way, the punched hearts fit perfectly in the embossed hearts on the background piece.

Punches used for the sentiment piece: Large Oval Punch (119855) and Scallop Oval Punch (119856).

Wondering where I found the Rose Red ribbon to coordinate with my card??  Well, I MADE IT!!  Creating custom ribbon colors is really very easy to do (although you may want to wear disposable gloves so that you don’t wind up with ink all over your hands).  I colored the White Organza 5/8″ ribbon (114319) using a Rose Red ink and a sponge.  Allow drying time before working with the ribbon.

Here’s a similar card I made using MOST of the same elements.

Handmade DIY Valentine Card Idea

Project Notes:

  • Instead of using ribbon for a border, I used a 3/8″ wide piece of Rose Red card stock.  This makes a more tailored card.  Changing the colors of this project to black and red and using the card stock strip in place of the ribbon would turn this into a great masculine card!!

As you can see from the two samples I shared today, it isn’t hard to come up with variations using the same card layout idea.  Here’s how I changed the second card layout:

  • The direction of the card is Portrait instead of Landscape.

  • I used a strip of card stock instead of ribbon.

  • Sentiment is the same.  In the second card, I matted it with a rectangle of card stock.

Here’s my encouragement for you today…try looking at the card ideas and layouts you find to see what can be changed up to make it your own creation!!  All it takes is a little practice and soon that skill will come naturally to you!!

Make sure to stop back next Friday, January 22, when I’ll be sharing another quick and easy Valentine card idea.

Have fun “stampin’ it up!”

The Sky is the Limit for a Limited Time

By | January 13, 2016

Today I’m back with another card created with Stampin’ Up’s! The Sky is the Limit stamp set.  This is one of the stamp sets you can choose for FREE during the Sale-A-Bration event going on from now until March 31.  However, there’s one NEW element added to the event this year that you need to be aware of….THREE of the Sale-A-Bration items will only be available until February 15 and this stamp set is one of them.  (Not to worry though, there will be some NEW Sale-A-Bration items added to the choices in February as well.  How exciting is that??)

Stampin' Up! The Sky is the Limit Sale-A-Bration

Project Notes:

  • Stamp set used was The Sky is the Limit (Wood 141282, Clear 141349), one of the FREE products you can earn during Sale-A-Bration.

  • The Chevron Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (127749) was used to create the background.  Notice that the bottom 1/2″ of the Soft Suede card stock was left untextured so that the sentiment could be added.

  • Besides Whisper White, colors used were Soft Suede (card stock and ink) and Soft Sky (card stock and button).  This is a great color combination to use together!!  Notice that the Soft Sky color is only used as an ACCENT on the card and there isn’t a whole lot of it used.

  • Sentiment was stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento ink  (132708).

  • Banners were created with the Banner Punch (133519).  If you notice, the banners are longer than the punch would normally make.  To create them, you will cut a strip of card stock the width of the punched banner.  Instead of slipping the card stock into the punch the normal way, you would insert one of the ends into the flag part of the punch from the back and only punch the one end of the card stock.  Then, you can trim to the length desired.

  • Linen Thread (104199) was tied through the holes in the button.

  • I’d like to give credit to the creator of this card…Shari Caspers.

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Thanks for taking time to visit…

Have fun “stampin’ it up!”

During Sale-a-Bration The Sky is the Limit!!

By | January 11, 2016

It IS the most WONDERFUL time of the Stampin’ Up! year…Sale-A-Bration!!!!  Can you felt the excitement??  If you don’t know what the Sale-A-Bration event is all about, I’ll let you in on a little secret…FREE STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS.  Whoo Hoo!!  Here’s how it works.  For every $50 in Stampin’ Up! product purchased during the event, you get to choose a FREE product from the Stampin’ Up! Sale-A-Bration catalog.  Who doesn’t LOVE getting something for free!!

Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration Sky is the Limit

I’ve chosen one of the NEW Sale-a-Bration stamp sets to use on my project today.  It’s called The Sky is the Limit and is a great set to use for those hard to make masculine cards!!

Project Notes:

  • Stamp set used was The Sky is the Limit (Wood 141282, Clear 141349), a stamp set you can earn FREE during Sale-A-Bration. (See the brochure here)

  • Colors used were Crumb Cake (card stock and ink) and Early Espresso (card stock and ink).  By the way, here’s a little tip for you, browns are alway great colors to use on masculine cards.

  • You may be wondering where the Crumb Cake ink was used.  If you look very carefully at the plane image, you can see the clouds I stamped in the background.

  • The Arrows textured impressions embossing folder (132187) was used to create the background texture.  This is another great tool to use when making masculine cards.

  • The torn card stock edges lend a nice masculine feel to the card.  I stamped my sentiment and images first, then carefully tore the paper edges.  Here’s a tip for tearing card stock.  There is a grain to the paper so it will tear easier in one direction.  When tearing against the grain, the best way to do it is in little increments.  Don’t try to tear a long strip all at once or you may tear into your stamped image.

  • Linen Thread (104199) was wrapped about the textured background piece to add some interest.  To create the “bow”, I tied small pieces of thread around the longer wrapped pieces after the background card stock piece was attached to the card front.

Hope you enjoyed my project for today.  It’s a quick and easy card made with minimal supplies.  Make sure you stop back tomorrow and next week because I will have more card ideas using the Sky is the Limit stamp set to share with you.

Until then…

Have fun “stampin’ it up!”

 

Happy Hearts I Love You

By | January 8, 2016

Tis the season for Valentines, and each Friday during the month of January I’ll be sharing some quick and easy to make Valentine card ideas here on my blog.  I’ve discovered that I have several email subscribers who send out Valentine cards instead of Christmas cards and there are probably others who do the same thing.  With that in mind, the cards I’m sharing here are meant to go together in a quick and easy manner.  Here’s my first Valentine.

Handmade DIY Valentine Card Idea

Project Notes:

  • I used traditional Valentine colors for this card (Real Red, Basic Black and Whisper White) to create a classy “traditional” card.

  • Happy Heart Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (137364) was used for the textured background.

  • I used the Pictogram Punches stamp set (Wood 134261; Clear 134264) for the sentiment.  I colored the stamp image with markers to get both the red and black colors.

  • A Rhinestone Basic Jewel (119246) added on the heart shape creates a bit of “bling” on the card.

  • I have a second project to also share with you.  It is very similar to the first one, but I changed things up just a bit.  Here it is.

Handmade DIY Valentine Card Idea

Project Notes:

I’d like to add a note here about card making and using the products that you already own.  Today’s cards demonstrate how easy it is to take a card layout and adapt it to supplies that you may already have in your stamping room and that’s something I’d like to encourage you to try.  That probably sounds strange coming from a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator who sells Stampin’ Up! product.  But, I am a realist and know that budgets are limited.  I also know that most of you already have LOTS of product that you own.  It’s important to me to know that the products I sell are being used and I LOVE to see my customers USING what they have already purchased and not COLLECTING products for use in the future!  (However, I would appreciate you choosing me as your demonstrator when you do make new Stampin’ Up! product purchases – smiley face)

Make sure to stop back next Friday (January 15) for more quick and easy Valentine card ideas. Until then…

Have fun “stampin’ it up!”

 

 

Snow Place Valentine Penguin

By | January 6, 2016

Well, this is the last card I have to share (for now) using the Snow Place stamp set.  And, this one will help us transition into the next fun holiday season…Valentine’s Day.  Wouldn’t this little guy just brighten anyone’s mailbox??

Snow Place Stampin' Up!

Project Notes:

If you have enjoyed all the Snow Place projects I have shared and want to purchase this stamp set for yourself, you can find it here in my online store.  Also, if you have a favorite from all the projects I’ve shared, please let me know in the comments section below (or in the comments section of your favorite project blog post).

Make sure to stop on Fridays during the month of January.  Besides posting on my regular Monday and Wednesday schedule,  I’ll be sharing some great Valentine card ideas on Fridays during January!!

Until then…

Have fun “stampin’ it up!”

Peek-A-Boo Snow Place Birthday Snowman

By | January 4, 2016

Here’s a fun birthday card I made using the Snow Place stamp set from Stampin’ Up!.  This certainly would be a fun card for a child’s birthday.  This stamp set and coordinating Snow Friends Framelits Dies are such a versatile item to add to your stamping inventory.  Dressing the stamped snowman and penguin images in the hats, scarves, etc. is like playing with paper dolls!   Keep reading for project details.

Snow Place Stampin' Up!

Project Notes:

  • I used the Snow Place stamp set (Photopolymer 139738) and Snow Friends Framelits Dies (139664) to create the snowman.  Both these items are sold together in a Bundle (140844) at a 15% discount over purchasing each one separately.

  • The snowman is stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink (132708) and his nose is colored with a Pumpkin Pie Marker (Brights Collection Stampin’ Write Markers 131259).  The scarf is stamped in Real Red Ink (126949)

  • The sentiment is from the Sassy Salutations (Wood 132070, Clear 126707) stamp set and stamped in Night of Navy ink.

  • I added detail to the scarf by cutting the scarf bottom with the Fringe Scissors (133325).  I also trimmed the ends of the scarf off a bit so it better fit the snowman’s neck.

  • The hat was cut from Basic Black card stock using the hat die in the Snow Friends Framelits Dies collection.

  • I punched a circle in the Whisper White card stock using the 2” Circle Punch (133782).  The bottom of the snowman is actually attached behind this hole, with his head peeking out.

  • I created the flag garland out of Real Red card stock using the garland framelit found in the Balloon Framelits Dies (137362).  It took some trimming of the garland in order to fit it across the card front as shown.

  • Card base is Night of Navy.

I’m winding down with the cards I have to share using this cute Snow Place stamp set. Make sure to check back through my December blog posts to see other cards I’ve created with this stamp set. And, I’ll have one more to share with you on Wednesday so make sure to stop back then.

Snow Place New Year’s Cheer

By | December 30, 2015

I’m back today with another project featuring the Snow Place stamp set from Stampin’ Up!.  For some reason, when I dressed this penguin up, he reminded me of a British chap so I decided to use the “cheers” sentiment from the And Many More stamp set.  And, I thought this card would be a great way to commemorate New Year’s Eve (even though it’s really tomorrow).

Snow Place Stampin' Up!

Project Notes:

Here’s wishing each of you a very Happy New Year!!  

For the New Two DIY Handmade Wedding Card

By | December 28, 2015

I hope that you had a wonderful Christmas and were able to spend some time with family and friends.  I’m feeling a need for a break from Christmas/Winter so decided to share a wedding card I made using the For the New Two stamp set from Stampin’ Up!.  I actually made this card for the wedding of a family friend.  The colors and theme the bride chose were black and white with a splash of red (very elegant choices!!), so designed my card to reflect that theme.  This was a quick and simple card to put together (what I would call a 5-minute card).

 

For the New Two Stampin' Up!

Project Notes:

That’s it for today…a short and sweet post.  It’s hard to believe that 2015 is coming to a close.  2016 is just around the corner.  Do you make new year’s goals or resolutions?  I no longer do this.  I found that I never kept them and then felt guilty about my lack of resolution.  Instead, what I’ve been doing the past few years (after I saw someone else post about it) is to chose two or three words that I’d like to reflect in my daily living.  I find it’s easier for me to keep these words front and center in my thoughts and work toward making them a habit in my everyday living.  This year I’m choosing GRACE, FLEXIBILITY, and SIMPLIFIED.  How about you?  What do you hope for in the New Year??

Thanks so much for taking time to stop by for a visit.

Have fun “stampin’ it up!”

Merry Christmas to You!!

By | December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas!!

Reason for the Season Stampin' Up!

Project Notes:

  • I used the Reason for the Season (photopolymer 139730) stamp set.  This is a two-step stamp set.  First I stamped the poinsettia outline image (in black ink) onto my Whisper White card stock.  Then, I stamped the petal image using Real Red.  I followed up by stamping the third stamp using Garden Green for the leaves.

  • Background design on the Real Red card stock was made by repeatedly stamping the image used to fill in the poinsettia petals with Real Red ink.  This is called color on color stamping.

  • Sentiment piece is punched with the 2” Circle Punch (133782).  Garden Green circle is cut using the Circles Collection Framelits (130911) and the Big Shot.  Circle size is approximately 3 ¼”.

  • Poinsettia image is fussy cut and then glued onto the card front.

  • Pinterest inspired from a card made by Nikki Spencer

Snow Place Merry Christmas!!

By | December 23, 2015

Today, in honor of Christmas, I decided to share a Christmas card that I made using the Snow Place stamp set from Stampin’ Up!

Snow Place Stampin' Up!

Project Notes:

  • I used the Snow Place stamp set (Photopolymer 139738) and Snow Friends Framelits Dies (139664) to create today’s card.  These two items are sold together in a Bundle (140844) at a savings of 15% over purchasing each item individually.

  • The snowman body is stamped using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink (132708).  His nose is colored with a Pumpkin Pie Marker (Brights Collection Stampin’ Write Markers 131259).  I used Chocolate Chip ink (126979) for the arms.  The holly is stamped with Old Olive Ink (126953).  You don’t have to worry about applying the red ink, as the berries are made after the holly is stamped and cut using Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details (125585).

  • The hat is cut from Basic Black card stock using the hat framelit die and popped up using a Stampin’ Dimensional.  I attached a hat band made of Red Glimmer Paper (121790).  The bow tie is cut from this same paper.   The glimmer paper is PERFECT for adding a pop of sparkle to ANY card!!  And the great thing is, it doesn’t take much paper to do it!!

  • It’s hard to tell from the photo above, but I used the snowman framelit to cut a snowman shaped hole in the card front.  The snowman body is actually stamped on the inside (but I stamped it through the cut hole with the card front closed).  The arms and hat are on the front of the card.  Here’s a tip for you: Position the snowman hole so that there will be room to write a message at the top when card is opened.  That way it will be hidden when the card is closed. (See update below)

Here’s what the card looks like when opened.

Snow Place Merry Christmas Inside

Update 1/4/16

One of my readers contacted me and said it was hard for her to stamp through the front of the card as I described and told me the way she did it.  I’m updating my post with her suggestion.

Stamp the snowman where desired on the inside of the card.  Then, line up your snowman framelit around the stamped image, with the CUTTING side of the die facing up and a post-it note between the card base and framelit with the sticky side of the note facing UP, as pictured below.

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Holding the framelit in place, close the card and lightly press down so that the post-it note will stick to the back of the your card front.  Gently open the card, making sure that the framelit stays in place and run through the Big Shot.

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The peek-a-boo hole should now be lined up with your snowman.

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Doesn’t the Snow Place stamp set make the cutest cards??  I really hope that you have been enjoying all the cards I’ve been sharing using the Snow Place stamp set from Stampin’ Up!  I’ll still have a couple more cards to share with you next week!!  Make sure to stop back then.

Have fun “stampin’ it up!”

Snow Place Celebration

By | December 21, 2015

I’m continuing sharing Snow Place projects I’ve made using Stampin’ Up’s Snow Place stamp set.  Today’s card features the cute penguin image, and I chose to use him with no embellishments.  There’s lots of little details on this card, which I share in the project notes below the photo.

Snow Place Stampin' Up

Project Notes:

The Snow Place stamp set (Photopolymer 139738) and Snow Friends Framelits Dies (139664) were used to make the main focal point of today’s card.  These two items are sold together in a Bundle (140844) at a 15% discount.

I combined two stamp sets to create the sentiment on this card.  “It’s Your Day!” can be found in the Fabulous Four stamp set (Wood 134171, Clear 134174).  “Celebrate!” is from the Celebrate Today stamp set (Photopolymer 137138).

I created a blue background using the Watercolor Wash background stamp (Wood 138704, Clear 139538).   I used Soft Sky ink (131181) and STAMPED OFF for the background.  Then I used the snowflake image from the Snow Place stamp set to create the falling snow (Soft Sky stamped full strength).

The penguin is stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink (132708) and his beak and feet are colored with a Pumpkin Pie Marker (Brights Collection Stampin’ Write Markers 131259).

Sentiments were stamped in VersaMark ink (102283), sprinkled with Silver Emboss Powder (109131) and set using the Heat Tool (129053).  Make sure to first use the Embossing Buddy (103083) to reduce the static so your embossing powder doesn’t end up all over your card stock.

To create the snowbanks I tore two pieces of Whisper White card stock.  After attaching them to the card front, I covered the torn edges covered Clear Dazzling Details (124117) to make it look like sparkling snow.

I used a 5 1/4″ x 4″ piece of Silver Foil Sheets (132178) for the matte on this card.  Because that paper costs a bit more, I didn’t want to waste the part that will be hidden behind the stamped card front.  So, before mounting the card front, I cut out the hidden part of the card stock using a framelit.  I’ll save the piece that I cut out for a future paper crafting project.

Here’s a couple photos to show what I did.

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As you can see in the photo above, the hole created by the framelit will be covered up with the card front.  What a great way not to waste paper and card stock, especially the more expensive sheets.

Well, I hope you enjoyed today’s post.  I’m so appreciative of all who stop by to visit and see what I’ve been up to.  Make sure to stop by again, and leave a comment if you’d like!!

Have fun “stampin’ it up!”