Thursday, December 1, 2011

Snowy Cards

Those of us who live in the northern part of the States are used to having snow at Christmas.  And it seems like there are a lot of songs about Christmas and snow (or at least cold).  So you might be thinking about making a snow-theme card to send out to your friends and relatives this year.  Of course I have some ideas to share with you!
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This first card uses a favorite stamp set of mine that's been around for a few years.  It's called Snow Swirled.  Lisa Horton made this card - isn't it gorgeous?  The main tree image is embossed in white on Glossy card stock and then the blue and purple are sponged over the top.  The extra layers make this a stand-out card for sure!
Snowflakes and bling just go together, don't they?  Smiley from  Neida Salazar made this card for a recent swap.  She cut the snowflakes with the Big Shot and the Snowflakes Set#2 Sizzlits Die and then added some Mica Flakes on top.  The lighter blue card stock was run through the Big Shot with the Snow Burst Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  Again, multiple layers add to the richness of this card.
I don't know who created this next card, but doesn't it just make you smile?  The Snow Burst TIEF, glittery paper from the Holly Berry Bouquet DSP pack, and the snowman made from punches all combine to make a fun card.
And here is another card that I don't know who created.  If either of these cards was made by you, please let me know so I can give you proper credit!  Again, the Snow Burst TIEF was used, and the adorably cute snowman from Button Buddies peeks out of three "windows".  A little Cherry Cobbler 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon tied around the lower section draws your eye to the greeting (from  the Warmest of Wishes hostess set in the Holiday Mini Catalog).
And you've seen this card before (made by Emma Fewkes), but this was MY re-creation of it.  Everyone at the last Chalk-a-holics group meeting was able to make this card.  We had a lot of fun doing it - he just kept getting cuter and cuter as we got farther along in finishing him!
And seeing all of these cards together made me wonder -- why is it that we always seem to combine white and blue for snowflakes?  Here in Michigan, we usually see gray in the winter (and while it's snowing).  Maybe it's because blue is much prettier than gray.  Oh well, just one of those questions to ponder... Smiley from

Until next time...

Jayne Stenstrom


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