Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Glitter and Framelits, and Folders...OH MY!

So, are my fellow American crafters still eating turkey?  As much as I love Thanksgiving, I think I've had enough turkey to last me till next year!! 

I'm busy trying to get our house ready for Christmas and the girls are 'working' on cleaning out their closets and reducing their inventory of stuff in their room!  Not sure they will be finished by Christmas eve...

Today I'm sharing the last card from my stamp club.  What would a Christmas card be without glitter, framelits, and embossing folders?? The colors are not what I would normally use, but I decided to use the color coach to add some variety!  I really like the colors together!

When the Holiday catalog came out, I was instantly drawn to the set Evergreen.  I love the two step stamping giving so many options!! I spritzed the main image with vanilla shimmer smooch, but of course that doesn't photograph nearly as shimmery in person.

I was having some trouble with the bottle of smooch trying to clog up and stick.  It was getting quite frustrating trying to use it, but then I remembered the new Stampin' Spritzer bottles that were waiting for a purpose.  I emptied the contents of the vanilla smooch into the spritzer bottle and it worked like a champ! Now I have to be careful not to saturate my card when spraying...

I hope you are still managing to find plenty of crafting time during this busy season!  I'm sure trying to squeeze in as much time as possible!!  Have a wonderful rest of the week and happy crafting!

Card Recipe: Cardstock-pink pirouette, soft suede, whisper white, Stamp Set-Evergreen, Ink-certainly celery, soft suede, Accessories-dazzling details, vanilla shimmer smooch, perfect polka dots folder, Petals a Plenty folder, Labels framelits, big shot


  1. I'll have to remember that about that little spritzer bottles! Thanks for the hint.

    So lovely and I love that stamp you used too Margaret! I was just getting ready to order the Framelits today! Love your card.

  2. I'm humming "O, Christmas Tree"....hahaaa! I love how the beautiful tree is framed and the embossed background....and shimmery, too! Lovely result, Debbie! x

  3. A beautiful card Margaret, I was drawn to that set as well, was the first one I bought from the Holiday Mini. Great job. I did the same thing with my spritz too as I had the same problem. the new bottles are much easier to work with.

  4. pretty card Margaret and I love using the color coach-that's how I pick my colors when I am hosting on SCS-I just made turkey soup to finish off our turkey-it was yummy-hope your girls get their project finished before Christmas

  5. Wonderful card Margaret. When your girls are done with their closets send them my way. I have a few that need some revamping.

  6. Wow Margaret, this is a pretty card and I love all the great info you included. I'm with you about the turkey lol and I hope to have my house decorated by Christmas, not too sure right now. hehehe Hope you have a wonderful weekend and thanks for the inspiration. :-)

  7. It's madness over here in the Minckler house and I have the tree in the box sitting in the kitchen...does that count???
    Just wanted to pop in and say that you've used one of my favorite frames. Your card is wonderful!! :)
    Hope you're doing well and not running around too crazy.'s nice to hope.
    Lisa xx

  8. Another gorgeous non traditional color Christmas card, so pretty !


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