Merry Monday Challenge - Vintage Snowflake

No, I have not fallen off the face of the planet, just busy with projects for Paper Architecture With
Sabrina, and..... starting up my new Stamin' Up business. This means that I will now have three blogs to share some creativity with you all!

It has been a while since I've participated in a challenge and made cards, and I'm very much in the mood to make a card. So I decided to make a Christmas card choosing Merry Monday #132 Vintage Snowflake card challenge!

As you can see I chose to make a tall and skinny card that fits into a size 10 envelope (except maybe for that bow, lol!) I wanted to have the bow more to the left, at the top of the ribbon running down the side, but I knew that the bow would do a couple of things if I did that: 1) it would not keep the card balanced when standing upright because of the height, 2) it make it difficult to get into an envelope because the bow would be hanging over the left side much to much to get it in. I also knew that this would throw the design balance off, but tried to balance the visual balance. Not too sure I succeeded, but it is what it is.

To the left you see the inspirational photo for the challenge. Aren't those snowflake cookies beautiful and yummy looking?

To get the bow onto the card, I punched two 1/2" circles and pulled the ribbon through to tie the bow. This saves trying to find a way to adhere the bow and not worrying about it not holding on. I love the double layers of edge punching of the cream cardstock. The snowflake stamps are older, no longer in their packaging, and I can't remember where they are from. I used Stampendous Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel (which has gold flecks in it) on velum and then fussy cut the snowflakes out and layered them. The embossing folder is Cuttlebug's Holly Ribbons.

Here are a few more photos views to show some of the details and layering.

Hope you enjoyed my card and that it will inspire your own Christmas card. You should hop on over to the challenge and view the incredible entries at Merry Monday #132!

Thank you for stopping by today! It was so nice to post something for you today!

Happy Papercrafting!

Added Monday November 3, 2014 - My card won "Honorble Mention"!   Thank you Merry Monday! Check out the other Honorable Mentions

Weekly Scrapper by Scrapbook Expo

Wow! I can't believe that nearly three weeks have gone by since the last bog post! It has been an unusual month for me, with nothing going according to plan! We all have those times in our life, I'm sure.

Though I don't have a creation to share with you yet, I do have something exciting to share with you. I was featured on Weekly Scrapper by Scrapbook Expo by Leann Ostergaard! My 'London Tower' layout, using Graphic 45's French Country paper and their tags, was the project shared there. Thank you Leann, what a surprise! I have to brag a little, so hop on over to see what wonderful things were said about my layout.

Thank you Gloria Stengel for bringing the post to my attention. I was amazed and blown away.

Hope everyone is still having fun papercrafting away!


Bon Voyage

My boss is moving onto greener pastures, so I put together a farewell card for her.

Even though Papertrey's Road Trip papers are predominantly US-related, we Canadians can often sneak some use out of them. :)

Since my boss is starting her own business, the inside of the card is inspirational:

Thanks for peeking!

{Supplies--all Papertrey Ink unless noted}
  • Cardstock: Vintage Cream, coasters
  • Patterned Paper: Road Trip
  • Stamps: exterior: Destination, interior: Cyber Cafe (Paper Smooches)
  • Ink: Fine Linen, Classic Kraft, Dark Chocolate
  • Dies: Framed Out #12
  • Accessories:  Game Spinner (Tim Holtz)
  • Other Tools: distressing tool (Tim Holtz), sewing machine/thread