Feeling Better Can Be Punny
Looking for Some Christmas Cheer

There's Joy in That Sparkle!

Hello!  Thanks for stopping by to visit today!  This week I've been busy working on Christmas cards.  It's time for my annual Christmas Card class and I'm really getting excited about the projects we'll be making at this weekend's event (November 14 and 15).  In years past, we've made 5 cards each of 3 different designs.  This year we'll turn that around to 3 cards each of 5 different designs.  There are still a couple of openings in the Saturday and Sunday sessions, so if you live on Florida's Space Coast and would like to attend, the class cost is $25.  Be sure to give me a call right away to reserve your spot.  Each day's session runs from 1 to 5 p.m. and is limited to 7 participants.

Today's post showcases the second card from last weekend's SASS Stamp Club meeting.  Quite a few of my club members are big into snowflakes and sparkle, so I designed a card I was sure would catch their attention.


Here are some of the features of the card:

  • The snowflakes on the Night of Navy cardstock behind the ornament are stamped with Frost White Shimmer Paint using the 3-snowflake stamp from Serene Snowflake
  • The ornament is stamped with Night of Navy Craft ink and dusted with Iridescent Ice Stampin' Emboss powder and embossed with the Heat Tool
  • The ornament is punched with the Ornament punch and matted on a piece of Brushed Silver cardstock die cut using the Magnetic Movers & Shapers Holiday (ornament) Punch Window in the Big Shot
  • A 4" piece of Silver Elastic Cord is folded over the Whisper White Taffeta ribbon knot and held in place on the back of the ornament with Stampin' Dimensionals (one placed just below the neck of the ornament and the other placed at the ends of the Silver Elastic Cord)
  • Whisper White cardstock is layered on top of the Night of Navy card base and then layered with Brushed Silver
  • Whisper White cardstock is used to mat the Night of Navy cardstock (stamped with snowflakes) behind the ornament
  • All of the Whisper White and Night of Navy cardstock edges are sponged with Night of Navy Classic ink (with the exception of the ornament)

A few of the Stamp Club members chose to stamp "sparkle" from the Warm Words stamp set under the ornament on the card front.  A few used Night of Navy Classic ink to stamp the image; and one of the braver club members used Night of Navy Craft ink with the Iridescent Ice Stampin' Emboss powder and embossed with the Heat Tool.


The small and medium sized snowflakes from the Serene Snowflakes stamp set were stamped randomly with Night of Navy Classic ink on the left front of the envelope.  Some of my club members chose, instead, to stamp the envelope flap and sponge the edges of the flap.  It looked lovely either way.

I think that's the best part of paper crafting.  We have a vision and, with the right tools, get to choose how to achieve it.  What's your vision?


Stamps:  Delightful Decorations, Serene Snowflakes, Warm Words (optional); Inks:  Night of Navy Classic, Night of Navy Craft, Frost White Shimmer Paint; Cardstock:  Brushed Silver, Night of Navy, Whisper White; Embellishments:  Silver Elastic Cord, Whisper White Taffeta ribbon; Adhesives:  SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals; Tools:  Paper Snips, Paper Cutter/Scorer, Big Shot w/Extended Cutting Plates, Movers & Shapers Curly Label die, Magnetic Movers & Shapers Holiday (ornament) Punch Window, Ornament punch, Iridescent Ice Stampin' Emboss powder, Heat Tool, Sponge; Other:  Medium Whisper White envelope


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Ann Schach

Oh how pretty! I love the colors and the sparkle! Thanks for playing @ PPA!


The sparkle is gorgeous! I love the layers on the card and the variety of papers you used.

Cindy E.

I love all things sparkly or shiny, and this is beautiful!

Linda Callahan

Beautiful - the sparkle is wonderful!

Pals Paper Arts

Thank you for playing @ PPA!

Come play in our next challenge on Thursday, November 19.

Hope to see you there!

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