Tuesday, December 20, 2011

A Snowy Hello

My title may be a bit confusing so let me clear that up for you - yes, I am saying Hello!, but no, it is NOT snowing here. Thank goodness!!
My friend Lissa thinks I'm a scrooge or something because I told her last week that I could really do without snow this year. We've been bombarded the past two years here in Virginia, plus with all our skating travel up north, we see PLENTY of snow.
She grew up in Michigan, so she's used to it, but listen, I grew up here - in the South - we always got some snow, some years, but my Winter does not include a prerequisite for snow. 'Nuff said!
And I'm not a scrooge! :)

So now that I've gotten that off my chest, how 'bout a card?
Here you go:

It's a another quick and easy design for you. I made it for my card classes this month and I think they loved it!
I used the Gift Givers stamp set from the Holiday Mini catalog for my image - isn't she just the cutest thing??
That stamp set is great because you can punch out every image in it! Love that!
Here, I stamped the little girl image in Basic Black on Whisper White and used my Stampin' Write Markers to color her in. Pear Pizzazz, Soft Suede, Blushing Bride and Blush Blossom. A little Bashful Blue for the snowy hill and flakes and a little glitter too for some sparkle. (I forgot to put it on this card, but it was on my sample!)

It's punched out with the Scallop Circle Punch and layered on a punched piece of Pear Pizzazz cardstock, punched with the Large Scallop Circle Punch. I used my Paper Piercer to add pinholes to the scallops to give it a lacy effect. It was popped up on Stampin' Dimensionals over the Early Espresso Quilted Ribbon. The little knot of ribbon was attached with Mini Glue Dots.

The card front is a piece of Letters to Santa Designer Paper - you really should check out this paper - it's so much more than Christmas designs! Just sayin'!
I layered it over a piece of Blushing Bride cardstock on a card base of Pear Pizzazz. What could be easier?

Here's a peek at the inside:

Just a simple panel of Whisper White stamped with the sweet snowball/bird image from the Snow Much Fun stamp set. I colored it a bit with Bashful Blue. The greeting from the same set finishes it off nicely.

So, there you have it, my snowy hello!
I'm off to get some major stamping done today - yes, I'm still working on Christmas cards, plus thank you notes, plus In Color Club projects, plus gift wrapping! Aiyiyi! Good thing I opted not to bake this year......
But, man, I sure would love some gingerbread cookies. Sigh.
I can make them in January, right?

Happy day!


  1. Totally get what you are saying about the snow!! (Part of the reason we love where we live in CA!) Your card is beautiful. I'm seriously going to have to take another look at the Letters to Santa DSP now!!!

  2. Very sweet card, love the dp and the scallop, cute inside too.


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