Frostwood Snowflakes

I’m so excited that Monday I’ll get a sneak peek at the Occasions Mini Catalog!  I need some new rubber.  Or maybe I should just dig out some of my older stamps that I haven’t used for awhile; that should inspire me!

I’ve been very uncreative lately, but it’s not really my fault.  Wesley saw a creature in our house.  A small, horrible, dirty, awful creature. I don’t care how cute they make little cartoon mice on TV; in real life, they’re vermin and I do not care to share my home with them.  I just want them gone.  Where’s that stupid Pied Piper when you need him?  Our dog is useless as a mouser, and Hobo Cat is not earning his keep either.

Our house is older and there are lots of little holes the critters can sneak in through.  Tomorrow I’m sending all these men out to plug holes with steel wool.  And any traps we set have to be hidden from Jon – and me, actually.  I don’t want mice in my house, but I don’t want to see them in traps, either.  I’m really tempted to move until they’re all gone.  I’ve been in denial, because I haven’t seen them (or any “evidence”), but according to Wesley, he’s seen “lots.”  Ick.  I don’t know what “lots” means to Wes, but if it’s more than zero, it’s too many.

So here’s something more pleasant for you!

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This is another swap, and this one’s from Stacey Miller, my friend in Allentown, PA.  Stacey is amazing.  She’s very talented, and not just with paper and ink.  She’s done some really cute things with the digital crafting system, too.

I love this card!  I have a little bit of a hard time with the Frostwood Lodge designer paper.  I know plaid is “in,” but I’m not a plaid girl, so it’s hard to use it.  And the other side is kind of a woodgrain, and that reminds me of rustic places, and they usually have mice – so that side’s hard to use too.  I love what Stacey did, though.  It’s a little rustic, but the snowflakes are so pretty I don’t think about what might be hiding in the logs!  It reminds me of a snow day.

Here are the supplies Stacey used:
Stamp set:  Tiny Tags; Ink:  Early Espresso classic; Pacific Point stampin’ write marker; Paper:  Pacific Point,, Early Espresso card stock; silver glimmer paper, Frostwood Lodge designer series paper; Other:  Snowflake punch, scallop edge border punch, jewelry tag punch, mini jingle bells, Early Espresso/white baker’s twine, color spritzer tool

Don’t you just love that glimmer paper?  It would be fun in other colors for spring!  We’ll see what’s in the new mini.  Pretty in Pink or Pink Pirouette and Baja Breeze would be gorgeous, I think!

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful day.

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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2 Responses to Frostwood Snowflakes

  1. Luralyn says:

    Hi, Buffy. I’ve been uber busy lately, so am catching up on older blog posts. I know you received this card as a swap, but I’ll ask anyway…. Have you had any luck punching the snowflakes out of the glitter paper, as in this card? I’ve tried punching from the glittery side and from the back side and just can’t make the punch go through. I wonder…I still have the old style snowflake punch, wonder if the newer style would work better on the glitter paper. Any ideas? Thanks, and I hope your critter problem has been successfully solved!


    • Buffy says:

      Hi, Luralyn! I don’t have the snowflake punch, but I have punched other things from the silver glimmer paper (stocking punch). It worked ok. I also used it with the Big Shot and the Northern Frost decorative die. It doesn’t kick out the little “holes” in the snowflakes, but it cuts them pretty well. I’ll send a note to Stacey and ask her if she had trouble. (Stay tuned….)


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