So many people were involved in creating this. My original idea for this card (embossing the punched border) came from Judy. She and her granddaughter made an anniversary card with that technique, and I thought it was so pretty! Then there was my friend Diane Oliver, who had a gorgeous Christmas card using the Christmas Lodge set. She stamped the greenery around the sentiment, and I had to use that idea, too. And another friend, Kath Ricks, posted a card on a forum with the Greeting Card Kids Christmas image and the snowflakes. Kath, I’d like to add, has the most awesome watercolored projects ever. She’s incredible. Finally, I thought about Karen, my stamper who hates glitter mess. I always think about what my stampers like when I think of ideas for projects, and I try to accommodate their tastes. So, just for Karen, there’s really no glitter on this card.
Stamp sets: Greeting Card Kids, Christmas Lodge, Serene Snowflakes; Ink: Whisper White craft ink; Jet Black StazOn; Stampin’ Write Markers – Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand, Bashful Blue, Marina Mist, Blush Blossom, Daffodil Delight; Garden Green classic; Paper: Marina Mist, Whisper White card stock; watercolor paper; Frostwood Lodge designer series paper; Other: Eyelet border punch, basic rhinestones, iridescent ice embossing powder, Dazzling Details*, corner rounder punch, aqua painter, Big Shot, Northern Frost decorative strip, mini glue dots, stampin’ dimensionals, heat tool (*available Sept. 1 from the Holiday Mini Catalog; all other products available in the 2011-12 Stampin’ Up!® Idea Book & Catalog)
You can’t really see the Serene Snowflakes, but I stamped them on the larger white panel (Whisper White craft ink, iridescent ice embossing powder) and on the “Merry Christmas” layer after I stamped it. The snowflakes and eyelet border are inked in Whisper White, then embossed with iridescent ice, and the “snow” under the sled and little girl is Dazzling Details.
This card reminds me of the “back-to-school” commercial where the teacher gives the list of things kids will need. The last two items are, “tape – that sticks, and glitter. So much glitter!” That’s my kind of teacher! My favorite commercial, though is the one with the gym teacher. He says kids will need….and he lists a whole bunch of athletic supplies, ending with “jump drive. I don’t know what that is, but they’ll be jumpin’.” Too funny! Kids in our area went back to class yesterday. You’d think, since school supplies have been on sale for about 2 months now, that parents would have stocked up and gotten ready, oh, maybe a week ago, at least. But, no!! I stopped by our local “we sell it all” store to pick up some floral wire and tape, and I couldn’t believe how many grouchy back-to-school shoppers were there on Tuesday night. Good grief. Most of them had their kids with them, and it was after 8 p.m. Shouldn’t they have been getting ready for bed? Maybe I’m just old, but we had to be in bed by 8 p.m. on school nights when I was in early elementary school. I remember because “Family Affair” (with Buffy, Jody, Cissy, Uncle Bill and Mr. French, and, no, that’s not where I got my nickname) came on at 8 p.m. on Tuesdays. I loved that show, so I made a deal with my parents that if I was ready to get in bed – bathed, teeth brushed, homework done (oh, right – like they’d let me wait until 8 to do homework!) – I could watch the show. Isn’t it weird the things you remember? Especially that long ago!!
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