Hello Stamping Friends!
In this case, I'm talking Festive Flurries of the stamped kind; no snow for us here, right now! The weather report is calling for snowfall tomorrow evening into Friday morning – that'll throw a wrench into the morning commute! That's one perk of working from home – no commute! Of course, I do drive my son to & from school, but it's not too far away, and I can pretty much stick to main roads.
A crafting group that I belong to, and the coordinator, Karen, has been running a series of questions for us all month; yesterday's question was 'would you prefer a snowy Christmas?' I think the majority of us voted for snow – even if just for the one day! There's just something magical about snow, isn't there? The way the whole world seems calm and quiet, and most everyone seems in a better mood. What do you prefer – snow, or no snow?
So here's today's offering of snow – I used this season's Festive Flurry stamp set (#131781 $36.95cm/#131778 $48.95wm) and the coordinating Festive Flurry Framelits Dies (#132193 $30.95). Did you know you can bundle these two sets and save 15%? That's right – bundle and save! You can order in either clear mount (#133285 $57.95) or wood mount (#133284 $67.95) and get both the stamp set & Framelits set. I can't tell you how much I have used them this season!! Everyone I know, just loves them, too.
This project is dual-purpose; it's a card, and an ornament! You can see that I did 3 layers of snowflakes for the ornament, and another layer on the card, so that when the ornament is removed, you still have a lovely card! The 1/8" Silver Ribbon (#132137 $6.95) is the perfect embellishment, as well as acting as the ornament hanger.
You can see that once again I used my favourite colour combination for the season; Coastal Cabana, Island Indigo, Pool Party and Smoky Slate. Which of course match perfectly with the Winter Frost Specialty DSP (#132341 $15.95). I can't say it enough – Stampin' Up! is so good at doing the coordinating for us, it's so easy to look like a pro, no matter how long you've been crafting! 🙂
The sentiment 'Oh What Fun' is from the Christmas Messages set (#131793 $25.95cm/#131790 $35.95wm). I like how the Stylish Stripes Embossing Folder (#132174 $9.95) gives that feeling of movement, for the snowflakes.
I'll be sharing with you the list of Holiday stamp sets and coordinating punches/dies tomorrow, but I want to warn you – there isn't a lot, so if you want to get your Holiday favourite before it's gone – get your order in before January 2nd, 2014, because that's when the Holiday Catalogue ends!
To place your order – yes, even during the holidays – just call or email me (604.298.0472 firstname.lastname@example.org ) and I'll take care of it for you. Or, if you're a midnight shopper – no worries – my online store is open 24/7, just for you!
I hope you enjoyed today's card! I'll see you again tomorrow – Happy Stamping!