A Few of my Favorite Things ….

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’d like to share several beautiful cards from my favorite things on the Clearance Rack, well … a few of them anyway.  This clearance rack is packed with amazing new items, and if you missed them in the catalog … now if your chance to get them (and on sale!!) Oh yes … I’ll pay your tax in April too!!

I’ve changed up the greetings on these some of the samples so you can picture using them anytime of the year.  Let me start with the Starlight Thinlits Dies … anything with “Star” in the name is a pretty sure bet that I’ll be buying it … My Team name is “Stars by Design”!!

For me … Stars can be added to any card!! Birthday’s, Christmas, Graduations, Promotions & more!!  Here we are encouraging an up ‘n coming musician … be a star!

Next I’d like to highlight the amazing Mercury Glass Designer Acetate …

This is a fun acetate that makes great Christmas cards but I think it would also be perfect for a 25th Wedding Anniversary …Silver!!  I will tell you there is a protective film on one side which you will need to remove if you want to punch designs out.  I’ve also seen demonstrators “heat emboss” on this … just remember to use a light hand.  Practice on a scrap piece of paper.  Here is my card ….

Another favorite is the Wrapped in Plaid Designer paper.  You’ve already seen a few cards this week featuring this pretty paper …

Now I’d like to share another!  Green and Gold does not have to mean Christmas … We are Packers fans!! Besides, a little gold glitz goes a long way. This may look a little Christmassy but there are many other colors and patterns (see above) that can be used for any occasion.

Another die I really used a lot …

Don’t let the “snowflake” in the name fool you… I used them along with the lacy background to create a soft feminine card to let my friend know “her friendship is priceless”.

When you see these items on the Clearance Rack … think outside the box.  They don’t have to be used just for snowy holidays, create all year long with them!  Nothing wrong with getting your money’s worth out of your stampin’ stash, and they’re on sale!! Even Better 🙂

Thanks for checking out a few of my favorite things!  What are yours?

Have a great day.  I’ll see you tomorrow with something “FUN”!!

Throwback Thursday: Snowflake Sentiments

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m sharing with you some of the cards I made last year from one of my favorite stamp sets, Snowflake Sentiments and the coordinating framelits; Swirly Snowflakes.  If you need some inspiration for Christmas cards this year, try one of these stunning cards … I have four to share with you today.

This card was created with Fresh Fig and Whisper White with a touch of Silver … oh so classy! You can see how sweetly the silver snowflakes fit into the die cut edgelit.  You can use any color pallet to create this card… the new Shaded Spruce would be beautiful.

The greeting was heat embossed with Silver emboss powder to coordinate with our Silver Foil paper. To add a touch of texture, I used the “Softly Falling” embossing folder.

My next card was cased from the talented fellow demonstrator – Mary Brown. I made my card using Very Vanilla instead of the Whisper White Mary used. I loved that Mary cut the snowflakes apart to create her card, so we did as well … it is too stunning not to share.

Cutting the snowflakes apart was a big hit, but how would you love to see the card with the design cut per the die? Well, that is what Chris did and I love the way the snowflakes look draped down from the top.

The last card I would like to share is a simple layout but oh so pretty …

I fell in love with the stamp set and coordinating dies, and now you know why.  I am thrilled that Stampin’ Up! put both the stamp set and dies in the annual catalog!!  So pretty and so many different looks you can create.

Thank you very much for coming along as we go back into the holiday archives and share some beautiful cards.

I hope you have a wonderful day ~