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Winter Wonderland Cards

Hello, friends!  I've whipped up a couple of beauteous winter cards  using the non-winter theme, Type Set from BASIC GREY www.basicgrey.com
The winter sky presents many colors.   While preparing for the fun challenge of “winter cards” with the “Typeset Collection”  I was truly inspired by the horizon-like colors of orangey-pink, aqua and corn silk blue  found in many of the papers and stickers!  I pulled out these colors and set to task.   My first stop: the Silhouette Design Store and cutting files from Basic Grey!
 For the first card, “Snow: The Best Day Ever”, I used the Christmas Tree cutting file.   From the solid aqua and striped 6X6 papers, I cut two aqua trees to measure  2.5”H and a single striped tree to measure 3”H.  I prepared the A2 card base with  a mat of the navy 6X6 paper.
 Next, I used the Spellbinders Label Fourteen Dies to cut the two mats that measure  3.5”W and 4.5”W.  The two were layered together with foam adhesive.  The trees  were overlapped with the striped tr…

Scrapbook & Cards Winter Issue Release

Today is the day! Release day of the Winter Issue of  SCRAPBOOK & CARDS TODAY www.scrapbookandcards.com
 You can find me on pages 43 and 48 of this issue!
 The winter issue can be viewed in a fully searchable online digital magazine format  or can be downloaded to your desktop!  Easy, free and full of inspiration! You won't want to miss :) http://www.scrapbookandcards.com/current-issue

The Snowmen Have Been Framed!

I have a set of wonky, but cute "FRAMED SNOWMEN" tags up on the SIMPLE STORIES BLOG ...and hey, they can also double as ornaments after the gift-giving is done! www.simplestories.com
To start, I grabbed a few of the "Claus & Co." Chipboard Frames.   For each snowman, you'll need a large and small square, as well as a round chipboard  shape for the head.
 Next, I backed each of the frames with a matching-sized square of patterned paper  from the 6X6 Paper Pad
The heads were covered in an off-white pattern from a section of the "Ho Ho Ho" paper.  For the noses I used smaller sized hearts from the "Wood Veneer" pack and inked them  with a burnt orange chalk ink.

 The cheeks were given some blush with pink chalk and black enamel dots  were used for the eyes.  To adhere the small and large frame together, simply use a scrap piece of  heavyweight cardstock or chipboard piece.  Make a bridge at the back with the  material by gluing one end to the large frame…

A Petaloo Christmas Carol

One of my all-time-favorite holiday movies is now in paper form: " A CHRISTMAS CAROL" Graphic 45 has designed the most lovely and nostalgic artwork that captures the spirit of Bob Cratchit, Tiny Time and Scrooge perfectly! And of course, Petaloo's vintage finds like velvet dogwoods and festive berry picks really help to bring the collection to life!

Here are just a few photos of the mini album that I created:


This is a 12 page album, so come by the Petaloo Blog --HERE-- to see more,
as well as a list of products that I've used to make it.
AND you could **WIN** some terrific goodies...--CLICK HERE--for details :)

“I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. 
I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future.
 The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me. 
I will not shut out the lessons that they teach!”
Charles Dickens,
A Christmas Carol