Finally, some stamping....

Fall has whizzed by and I've been missing spending time in my craft room. I got a start on my christmas cards the other night and made several of this card.  I like that it isn't too "bulky" so it should be able to go in the mail for regular postage.  You know how it goes.... you look at your stash and the fingers itch to add pearls, chipboard or brad snowflakes, ribbons, etc. which all add up to a very heavy, thick card.  Those ones I hand deliver to special peeps!
How about you? Do you consider postage cost when making hand stamped cards?  Normally I don't, but I send out about 30 cards at Christmas. So the $$$ add up especially since in Canada most "vintage" type cards with lots of layers and embellies cost $1.29 each as "oversize" mail; then even more to the USA and Europe!!!  Anyhow, I would be interested to hear what you think about this topic.....

Now on to my card -

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close-up of sparkle

The silhouette image is from Inkadinkadoo cling set "Winter Wonderland" #60-60086. I stamped it with Dusty Concorde Distress Ink (which is more navy than purple, I think!), and embossed with clear EP.   The layers were cut with my Cricut using the Elegant Edges cartridge on the Swirl #2, Book setting at 3-1/2".  I sponged the edges with Broken China & Dusty Concorde DI, and used Stardust Stickles on all the flakes around the image and random stamped snowflakes. It is popped up with foam tape.

The die on the edge is a new metal one from Memory Box, called Frostyville Border  #98146. It is very intricate; I found I needed a metal shim plate in my Sizzix to fully cut out all the little details. I also applied Stardust Stickles on the diecut for icy sparkle, and I like that it pops a bit adding a pretty "frame" to the stamped image.  The swirl at the bottom of the image is not a stamped or added diecut flourish;  the Cricut cuts it as part of the pattern to show the navy layer underneath.

Paper is Bazzill Bling, SU Night of Navy, and a sheet of snowflake paper by Bo Bunny.

I'm entering this card into the challenge at Our Creative Corner,  Joan's Gardens, and Christmas Card Challenge.



Our Creative Corner:  Silhouette Challenge

Joan's Gardens:  Winter

Christmas Card Challenge #48:  Popped Up


  1. This is beautiful.
    It has a lovely nostalgic feel to it.

  2. Sharon your entry is just gorgeous! The new stamp you've chosen is sensational and captures the spirit of Christmas wonderfully. The embellishments are just icing on the cake. Fantastic silhouette card you've designed here. :)
    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us at Our Creative Corner. Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again next week!
    Lisa xx

  3. So nice to see you posting again . Really like the new Memory Box dies you have used ,they really completes the card .Missed you at the crop yesterday it was a fun day .

  4. Gorgeous card Sharon. Love all the colours, stamping and beautiful die-cutting. You make me yearn to get a die-cut/embossing machine! Nicola x

  5. Sharon, awesome post! I make cards very similar to what you're describing and I always have to put it in a mailer envie because it's so bulky. With Christmas cards, I make them no more than two layers and use glitter and sparkle instead of thick embellies, making sure it fits into a standard A2 size.

    I LOVE LOVE this silhouette card and those luscious colors! Beautiful touch with the die cuts too. Thanks SO much for joining our challenge at Our Creative Corner and please come back soon! Good luck! Marcy

  6. I love your stamped image and the Memory Box border is so perfect on this beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Joan's Gardens for our weekly challenge.

  7. Gorgeous card! Love your silhouette and your color combo. Thanks for playing along with us at Our Creative Corner this week!

  8. Lovely, lovely Christmas card. I looove the sparkle :). Yes, the postage is a real problem for me as I can never stop at the first layer and before I know it, a handful of embellishments lands on the card...:)) xx

  9. Hi there ! Beautiful card, love that die cut edge. I consider postage for cards, but it's difficult as I love to layer them up ! Depends on far they are going. Shirley