Welcoming Woods

Welcoming Woods

Welcome back, Stamping Friends! One of my earliest purchases from the Stampin’ Up!® July-December Mini Catalog was Welcoming Woods, but I hadn’t used it yet. Today, I decided to break it in.

Welcoming Woods, Stampin' Up!

I love the “feel” of this card. Winter isn’t my favorite season, but there is something about the first snowfall of the year that I love. It’s the melting slush and sludge that I don’t like. But the fresh snow is magical, especially at night.

To create this card, I used Stampin’ Blends to add (from the top down) Misty Moonlight, Blackberry Bliss, and Early Espresso Classic Ink to a 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″ piece of Basic White Cardstock. Next, I stamped the trees from the Welcoming Woods Stamp Set in Basic Gray Classic Ink, and the snowflakes in Whisper White Craft Ink. Using a Blender Pen, I added a bit of snow along the ground as well.

I ran a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Misty Moonlight Cardstock through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine with the Timber 3D Embossing Folder and layered the stamped panel to it. Next, I wrapped a piece of 1/2″ Highland Heather Ribbon around the two layers, then added them to a Basic Gray card base. I stamped the sentiment on Going Gray Cardstock using Blackberry Bliss Classic Ink and punched it with the Tailored Tag Punch.

While I was creating this, all I could think of was the Robert Frost poem, Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening. 

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

Robert Frost – 1874-1963

Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.

My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.

He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound’s the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.

The woods are lovely, dark and deep.
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.

Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy! Have a lovely day.

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Stampin' Up!, Welcoming Woods

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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6 Responses to Welcoming Woods

  1. jackie says:

    Such a lovely card Buffy. I am on the fence about this set and you are convincing me. Perfect poem to pair with your card!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Susan Horr says:

    Beautiful card, Buffy. I love your colors. I do have to say there is nothing lovely about any snowfall! I can say that now that I am a Southerner!

    Liked by 1 person

    • buffycooper says:

      Ha ha!! Thank you, Susan!! You may change your mind about snow after a year or five down South. You don’t get a lot and it’s gone pretty quickly, so it’s not so bad. At least here, though, most people can’t drive in it unless they’re transplants from up North.


  3. debsmart says:

    Another gorgeous card! I love the blended background, and subtle snowflakes. I’m with you – fresh snow is enchanting!

    Liked by 1 person

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