Tuesday, December 20, 2016

walkin' inna winter wonderland

this week, or rather, this fortnight* at shopping our stash, the challenge is called "winter wonderland" because we're looking for projects that celebrate winter, generally, rather than christmas or hanukkah. i've made a few more cards, which i'm hoping will serve as thank you notes or even january birthdays, but at the moment they're sitting in my xmas card box, because every year there's at least one person who surprises me with a card and i like to be able to respond! :)

i'm sure you've noticed a certain resemblance to my colorburst evergreen cards from last week; for one thing, i still had deer and tree diecuts leftover from one of my december classes. plus i had these beautiful backgrounds i made at paper anthology a couple of weeks ago using a gorgeous impression obsession "cover a card" background stamp that i have since ordered because... well, just look at it, lol!

i still don't enjoy mass-producing cards, but i definitely see the advantage in working with a group of related items. plus it always feels like a big win to use up those last few scraps or diecuts or leftovers, as opposed to having to clean them up, doesn't it? 

deer and birch dies, plus birch background stamp: impression obsession; pine tree die: memory box; patterned paper: basic grey, glitz design, pion, k and co, tim holtz; glitter paper: american crafts pow (teal), best creation (white); cardstock: core'dinations; ink: ranger, colorbox; adhesives: elmers gluetape, 3m foam tape, gluedots, sewing machine

if you need more "winter wonderland" inspiration, be sure to check out my SOS design team darlings, who've all been working hard just to help you out!

*in honor of the holidays, this SOS challenge will run for two weeks instead of one!


  1. These are gorgeous, I love that tree die,. almost had it in my cart at an on-line store. You sure make the most of what you cut.

  2. OMGee! Again with the stunning tree cards! These are GORGEOUS!!!

  3. These are lovely!! Fabulous die cuts and the paper choices are perfection!!

  4. Oh my... these are just calling my name-- love them! Yes, that background stamp is wonderlandiful. I especially love the text showing on the various parts.

  5. You nailed it!!! LOVE THESE. The deer die and the tree die, super. Love them. I wish that dies were not so expensive. I don't nearly have the supplies you do, but I'm working on it. ;) Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
    Victoria, BC

  6. Oh, such gorgeous cards. I adore these :-) xxxx

  7. Fabulous cards love them both, nice to use up some leftovers. love that tree die.

  8. Great job using the left overs...not that they look left over. These are fabulous first run!


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