Thursday, July 10, 2014

Let it Snow

The most recent challenge at Jingle Belles has us looking no further than our own craft rooms! We've all gathered quite a stash of crafting goodies (at least I know I have a room full), so the challenge is to use something that is at least a year old to create a Christmas card. Jingle Belles is teaming up with Shopping Our Stash or SOS where the challenges always invite us to focus on supplies and materials we already have on hand. These are always great challenges for me because as I paw through my stash I often discover something I have totally forgotten. With this challenge we also get to link our card up with BOTH Jingle Belles and Shopping Our Stash!

For my card, I found a lovely little stamp from Stampin' Up. I had purchased it at an incredible craft supply garage sale about two years ago. Sadly, I don't think I have ever used it. I used Memento white ink to stamp the image onto a square scrap piece of dark blue cardstock. The cardstock is also old. It was given to me many years ago and it's from a company called Fox River Company. After I stamped the image, I used an Xacto knife to cut around the image, then trimmed a bit more from the frame to leave a bit of white space between the image and the frame. I adhered the snowy image to a white cardbase that I dry embossed with snowflakes. Inside the card the sentiment reads "Let it Snow".

Thanks for stopping by! I'm off to create a second card for this challenge.


  1. Oh, how fun! I'm so impressed you cut that out by hand. I'd make a terrible mess, where yours looks fantastic! And I remember that stamp set! It's pretty old, but you've put it to good use.

    I'm so happy we can give you reasons to paw through your stash and re-find things. Like with a cat and a relocated object, it's new again! Thanks for joining us for our Shopping Our Stash Bonus challenge with the Jingle Belles!

  2. oh wow! what a simple but totally dramatic and wonderful card! perfect debut for that awesome stamp! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR STASH with us at JINGLE BELLES!!! <3

  3. Lovin' that detail cut frame ... and the white embossing really shines on the blue cardstock ... so glad you shopped your stash with us at jingle belles.