Friday, December 9, 2011

Frosty Day

 Good morning! I don't know about you, but today is definitely a TGIF kinda day for me- what a crazy week! I'm capping it off as the "math volunteer" in my son's 3rd grade class this morning, which I was really looking forward to, until my son told me there would be a substitute teacher today- bring on the Advil-lol!

Now back to posting the card I started with yesterday. I just received a huge box of Stampin' Up goodies last weekend and haven't even sorted them out before I began to dig around for this adorable set called "Polar Party"from the Idea Book & Catalog. I love the fact that you can create a whole scene with the clear mount stamps on the block before stamping it- then it's guaranteed to line up on the paper!

The scene was colored with Stampin' Up markers, most from the new 2011-2013 In-Colors set (LOVE those shades!). I added a little snow on the ground and around the edges and some glitter overlay to the tree ornament.  I opened up digital paper from the "Frosty Day II" set, resized it for 6x6 to make the pattern appropriately sized for a card, then printed the pages on my Canon printer. The layers were stitched together on my sewing machine. A little ribbon bow made with the Melon Mambo Scallop dots ribbon and some rhinestones complete the card.

The inside was finished with the leftover paper I printed out, a strip of Melon Mambo punched with the Dotted Scallop Ribbon punch (it makes it look just like ribbon!), some stitching and a layered die-cut greeting. I like the alternate Christmas colors, especially the turquoise and pinks!

This weekend will be a blur of decorating, shopping and planning for Christmas, but I'm planning to sneak some good stamping time in, so stop back by!


Stamps: Polar Party

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Frosty Day II (Digital), Early Espresso, Pool Party, Melon Mambo, Whisper White
Accessories: Sizzix Big Shot die cut machine, nestability dies, Melon Mambo Scallop dots ribbon, basic rhinestones, snow glitter, dimensionals, Tombow liquid glue


  1. Oh...this is my favorite so far! My colors and the polar bear and penguin are so cute! And using the new colors is really a nice combination for Christmas that I'd never think about! But that's why we have get us to use the different colors in unusual ways!

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