Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Seasons Greetings in June

Well, I haven't been able to take photos of my new cards showcasing the stamp sets in the current Summer Mini Catalog.  They're patiently waiting for me to bust out the camera and start taking photos of those beauties I've made.  I think you will all enjoy them.

In the mean time, I'm sharing with you a simple card I made for the holidays.  But its only June, you say?  Oh no no no.... I say but its ALREADY June!!  I made this card for the holidays that just passed.  (Seems like it was just last week, doesn't it?) This is the card I sent to everyone I wasn't going to be able to see during the holiday season.

Serene Snowflakes made its debut in the past Holiday Mini Catalog.  I absolutely LOVED this stamp set!!  It is simply gorgeous.  I don't see snow on a normal basis.  (I'm lucky if I see it at all when we go to the mountains  given that I live in Sunny Southern California.)  So seeing snowflakes as beautiful as these makes me think that snow is the most magical thing on earth!  Now if I lived in a different state, I may be singing a different tune.

In order to same some time with the many cards I wanted  to make, I chose a simple pattern for the card.   For the stamped white portion of the design, I also wanted to save some time.  I stamped a whole sheet of 8 1/2 x 11 Whisper White card stock with various snow stamps in three different colors.  I used two different shades of blue and Platinum Shimmer paint.  When I was satisfied with how much snowflakes I stamped on the sheet, I cut up the sheet in to strips of 2 1/2 x 5 1/2 (I may have those measurements wrong) to end up with about 6 strips per sheet.  I also wanted to have snowflakes on my card base and wanted a little more shine to the whole card.  I added a strip of a slightly taller piece of plain clear sheet, adhered it to the card base and stamped a few snowflakes on it with shimmer paint.  The sentiment is also stamped using shimmer paint.  To complete the whole ensemble, I couldn't send this lovely handmade card out with just a naked envelope so I stamped a couple snowflakes on the envelope and it was ready for mailing.

Hope you enjoyed this card.   I hope to get some pictures taken and uploaded sometime soon so I can have more cards to share with you all.

ETA (7/1/2010):  Serene Snowflakes made its debut in the Holiday Mini which is obviously past its period. However, this lovely stamp set made it in the new Idea Book & Catalog!!!  If you want to get inky with this stamp set for the holidays, it is available for you to purchase from the new catalog which debuts today, July 1!!!  Get your copy today! You won't want to miss it.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp sets: Serene Snowflakes, Four the Holidays
Paper: Night of Navy card stock, Whisper White card stock
Ink: Platinum Shimmer Paint, Bashful Blue, Night of Navy
Accessories: Clear sheets, Sponge Daubers


  1. How very pretty, there were a couple days last week when I wouldn't have minded a few snowflakes LOL!

    Thanks for sharing,

  2. This is so pretty and simple! Love it!

  3. So pretty, it's one of my favorite sets and you did a beautiful job. Love the colours.

  4. Tag you're it...following your blog is mine:

  5. I love this card AND that you are just posting it now! I have a few I want to do that with, as my blog was not up and running for the holidays!
    Found you and following from Stampin' Connection

  6. Following from SC. Blog looks good!

  7. Thanks for sharing!!! I love this set and it looks fab with what you did with it!

  8. This is so lovely! Great job!

  9. I liked this set a lot also!

    following you now. . .


  10. Great look and great idea for saving time. One sheet wonders are great for mass producing! Simple yet beautiful...

  11. Tag you're it! I'm now following your blog courtesy of Stampin' Connection & would love for you to stop by my blog & become a follower of mine...Thanks!
    Adorable card!

  12. Beautiful job. You have inspired me to start thinking about my Christmas cards.

    I found you through Stampin Connection. I hope you will stop by my blog for a visit.

    Be Blessed,


  13. Thanks Valerie! I just started following.

  14. very pretty work...that is a stamp set to get.

    Just started following. Mine is

  15. What a pretty card! I love it and I am so glad serene snowflakes is back!

  16. I love the card! It sure is hard to think about the holidays when it's 90 degrees out!
    I am just getting around to commenting on the blogs I'm now following through Stampin' Connection. I invite you to follow me as well (if you are not already) at
    Have a terrific day1