Winter Wonderland

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Mike & I have been trying to simplify our lifestyle for years.  This includes getting rid of a lot of stuff we don't need (that's hard; most of our "stuff" we really do need.  Or at least we do the day after we get rid of it!), weeding out unimportant activities and spending less money.  I love that part, because I can justify my stamping addiction.  I mean, a simple dorky card at the store costs $3.00, so I'm saving a huge amount of money by creating my own.

I've noticed that most stampers are simplifying their projects.  I'm seeing less layers, less embellishments, but still clean, lovely cards.

I got my "Tags til Christmas" bundle today, and…what fun!  You don't have to use the tags for tags, of course, and each stamp corresponds to a punch – so you don't have to cut anything out!

I was putting lotion on before I went to bed last night (what is it about getting older?  Is it the weather or is it my skin?), and I happened to take special note of the container.  It was Whisper White and Pacific Point – with a little bit of So Saffron thrown in.  I wanted to use that color scheme today, and it's a little funky for Christmas, but here ya go –

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I put tape over the to:from: on the stamp, inked in Pacific Point, then took off the tape (very important) and stamped on Whisper White card stock.  The 1-3/4" circle punch punches it right out – and I layered it to a 2-3/8" scallop.

My dear, sweet mom bought me Tiny Tags this month, so that's where the little "merry" came from.  I started to stamp it in So Saffron, but, well, I grew up with brothers, and seeing something stamped in yellow on a snowy background….you get the idea.  (Boys are weird.)  So I used markers and inked "merry" in Pacific Point and the little underlining dots in So Saffron. 

I had fun with the scallops – I dotted Moonlight smooch paint on each one.  And the snowflake was die cut with the Northern Flurry decorative strip, and dunked in Versamark.  I added Heat & Stick powder, heated, then glittered.  I think this is a little softer and more elegant than the Iridescent Ice embossing powder. 

Here are all the supplies –
Stamp Sets:  Tags til Christmas, Tiny Tags
Ink: Pacific Point classic; Pacific Point, So Saffron stampin' write markers
Paper:  So Saffron, Whisper White, Pacific Point card stock
Other:  Northern Flurry decorative strip, Northern Frost embossing folder, Big Shot, Marina Mist grosgrain, stampin' dimensionals, glimmer brads – subtles, heat & stick poweder, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Moonlight smooch paint, 1-3/4" circle punch, 2-3/8" scallop circle punch

Remember the specials – Online Spectacular, 1/2 Price Starter Kits, Handmade Holiday.  Please enter through my web site for ordering.  If you go to stampinup.com and name me (or anyone) as your demo, you won't get the best prices, or rewards or free shipping on qualifying orders.  

Thanks for stopping in!!

About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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