Friday, January 2, 2015

Snowflake Christmas thank you

If you are looking for my Season's Givings blog post, scroll down or click HERE.
Hi everyone!  My card today uses supplies from the Simon Says Stamp January card kit.  This is my second kit and I have to say I am in love with this one!  I made a commitment to myself to post at least twice from each kit and I think this month you may more.

After Christmas, I like to focus on Christmas thank you cards.  I love to send Christmas thank yous not only because thank you cards are a dying tradition, but it's a chance to STILL use my adorable Christmas papers, stamps and dies!!  And let's face it, I'm not quite ready to put these away!

Today's card uses Spellbinders' fabulous 2013 Snowflake Pendant and Bracket Borders One die sets along with goodies from the kit.
OK, so part of the kit was Perfect Pearls.  At first I was disappointed because I don't really delve into technique type things and I've never used them before.  So I posted on Facebook for advise and was amazed at all the response and ways to use them!  I gave them a try and stamped my sentiment and heart accent with a black pigment ink and dabbed the purple Perfect Pearls on top.  It turned out really pretty!  It's hard to tell in the picture, but here is a close up that shows a bit of the purple sheen.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!
Card Deets:   
Spellbinders Dies: S5-185 2013 Snowflake Pendant and S5-185 A2 Bracket Borders One Shapeabilities® 
Stamps: Simon Says Stamp, Hand Lettered Winter Wishes
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Other Supplies: White and Smoke cardstock; Silver Mirror cardstock; Bo Bunny Altitude 6x6 paper pad; Perfect Pearls Grape Fizz; Faux Canvas ribbon in Violet; Silver metallic string; 4 and 5mm purple sequins
Adhesive: Tombow USA Mono Multi liquid glue; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Foam Squares   
NOTE: You can also find Spellbinders dies at the The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.



  1. Oh these colors are fabulous and I love how you used the perfect pearls.

  2. Very pretty Michelle. Love the paper and the colors you used. Looks so pretty. Received my GCalibur today, yipee and cant get to it yet because of paperwork and doctor stuff, darn. Im itching to make something, feels like its been missing forever lol.

  3. This is stunning Michelle. Love the colors and love that snow flake.

  4. Lovely card, Michelle. I enjoy using the pearly Perfect Pearls on some of my cards as it gives a nice finished touch. Might have to invest in that snowflake you used, too. It is so pretty. Everything you chose for the card are all things I might have to get. he he Thanks for the inspiration. Happy New Year, too!!!

  5. Beautiful card. Love the colors and pretty snowflakes.

  6. Just gorgeous, Michelle! I haven't used the perfect pearls from my kit yet - may have to try it over black as you did.

  7. Love these colors together, and the sentiment is pretty done in the pearls.

  8. I love your card it is beautiful!! I must get this card kit

  9. I think the sentiment looks marvelous! Great job stretching to try a new technique. I could do for some of that kind of stretching too!

  10. Interesting technique on the snowflake. I like it. I need to get some big snowflake dies. I have seen so many cards this year with big snowflakes. I like that you used purple on your card. Really pretty.

    Thanks for sharing!!

  11. The teal and purple are just gorgeous together. I will have to remember that. The snowflakes are fabulous and I really like the die cut piece along the bottom. So pretty ~ Thanks for sharing!

  12. Awesome card, love the colors and especially the snowflakes.

  13. Gosh! I really LOVE these colors together! Thanks so much for sharing!