Hi to all of our Blog Followers,
Thank you for joining us on our November edition of the Control Freaks Blog Tour! Once again we have a Connie Sandwich - this time with LeAnn in between! I absolutely love the fabulous projets LeAnn shared with us this month.
I was hoping to create a fun holiday giftable to share with you, but life got in the way and we will have to save that for another time. In lieu of that tonight I will share with you a few of my favorite cards that I have been featuring at my Christmas Card Classes. This really is my favorite time of year to be stamping. This first card is one of those cards that gets lots of oohs and aahs! I had a few jars of the new Stampin'Up Silver glitter, and I decided to try embossing the Festive Flurry Snowflakes with it. In order to do this I had to find some Heat N Stick Powder. I found a jar that had been stashed away for many years, just waiting for this moment! It was a little bit clumpy - but worked like a dream. I remember in the past having difficulty using the Heat N Stick Powder, but this worked great. I think the trick might have been that I used it on Vellum Cardstock. It heats up really quickly and works just great. One thing that is really nice about this card is a tiny strip of DSP goes a long way. In the Winter Frost DSP pack you only get one sheet of this beautiful foil accented piece, so this is a great design to use because you can get a lot of cards from that one sheet of DSP! You can't really see it in the picture, but I did spritz this card with some Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz!
The second card I want to share uses two of our individual stamps that we have available this year, the Christmas Star, and Magical Season. This card is also spritzed with the vanilla smooch spray but it is hard to see. I wish you could see it in person - because the pictures just don't do it justice!
Now for my final card for today! Many of you may have read my post recently about the passing away of my son. A few days after Robbie died, I received a beautiful card in the mail from Shannon West, who works for Stampin'Up! Of course the card was in a handmade envelope from a piece of our DSP and when I received that - I decided I needed to start making more envelopes. It is just so fun to get a card that is wrapped in something special. So I decided to make a card that would hold money for the holidays, and of course that would be an odd sized card and would need a very special envelope!
and here is the inside of the card!
I wanted to use the punch board on the card also, but one of the girls at class messed up her card and we came up with something even cuter. Instead of the slit - we punched a circle for the face of the money to show thru- and then stamped "Hope you're nice" next to the face. It gave us all a good laugh! I will try to make one like that and add it to my post for you to see!
That's it for me - now it is time to see what Dawn is up to in her stamping workshop!