Reason for the Season – a Simple Card

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  Our home was filled with laughter with kids scurrying everywhere!  There were 18 of us this year!  Then, my sister and brother-in-law came to visit us today. Such good memories!  Love my family so.

I have a little time to share with you a clean and simple card.  I used the Halloween Scenes Edgelits Dies to create this winter scene.





Can you see the clear mica flakes on the tree and a few sprinkled on the ground?

Here’s the details to make this quick card.

  • Start with a Marina Mist card base – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ folded in half
  • Emboss a 5 1/4″ x 4″ piece of Whisper White card stock with the Softly Falling Embossing Folder.
  • Using the tree from the Halloween Scenes Edgelits Dies from a 3 1/2″ x 4″ piece of Whisper White card stock.
  • Stamp the greeting from the Reason for the Season set using Marina Mist ink in the lower right corner of the tree piece.
  • Tear a piece of scrap paper and sponge the snow drifts on the tree piece using Marine Mist.
  • Add a a very small amount of glue to the areas you want to add mica flakes on the tree piece then sprinkle the flakes over the piece.
  • Adhere the embossed piece to the card base, then add the tree piece to the embossed panel.

Thank you for stopping by.  If you need any of the products I used to create this card, you can simply click the items below and you will be directed to my online store.

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Wacky Watercooler November Blog Hop Christmas Celebration



Time for another Wacky Watercooler Blog hop!  This month we are focusing on Christmas and I am excited for you to see all the beautiful cards we have so share with you!

How the Wacky Watercooler Blog Hop Works: 

Before I show you my cards I wanted to remind you that this is a circular Blog Hop. That means that wherever you begin, if you continue to go to the “next” blog on the list, you will eventually wind up right where you first started. You will find the “next” button (and the “previous” button if you want to go backwards) at the end of this post. The “home” button will give you a listing of all participating blogs.

If you have been moving forward through the Wacky Watercooler Blog Hop you would have arrived here after visiting Sherri Lee’s blog.  She has such fun creations!

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Snow Place Shakes It Up!

I love snowmen.  I usually have two Christmas trees in my home and one is decorate with only snowmen.  I usually buy a couple of new snowmen to add to my tree each year.  I like to take my time and find just the right two.  You’d be surprised at all the different kinds of snowmen there are!

My first card is a shaker card, and it’s a snowman card!

Using the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits I used the large, medium, and small “circle” swirly to create my snowman.  The Snow Place stamp dresses up my snowman!!


Here’s the instructions:

  • Using a piece of 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ Whisper White card stock first cut out the large “circle” swirly (Swirly Scribbles Thinlits) at the bottom of the piece.  Retain this cut out piece.
  • Lay the medium “circle” swirly die so it drops down into the large cut out section and cut it out.  Discard this partial swirly piece.
  • Lay the small “circle” swirly die so it drops down into the medium cut out section. Discard this partial swirly piece.
  • Now place the piece in the Softly Falling Embossing Folder and emboss the piece.
  • Adhere a piece of 3 1/2″ x 5 1/4″ window sheet to the back of the Whisper White piece over the opening.  Dust the piece with your Embossing Buddy – this will prevent your beads from sticking to it.
  • Cut out a medium and small “circle” swirly.
  • Adhere the large “circle” swirly piece to the window sheet into the area you cut it out of like you would a puzzle piece.
  • Adhere the medium “circle” swirly piece to the window sheet into the area you cut it out of like you would a puzzle piece.
  • Adhere the small “circle” swirly  piece to the window sheet into the area you cut it out of like you would a puzzle piece.  You should be able to see your snowman now!
  • Using the Snow Friends Framelits die cut the earmuff from Real Red card stock and adhere to the snowman head.
  • Stamp the scarf with Emerald Envy ink from the Snow Place stamp set and die cut it out using the Snow Friends Framelits die and adhere to the snowman.
  • Die cut two arms from Chocolate Chips card stock using the Snow Friends Framelits die.
  • Punch the banner out of Real Red card stock using the Duet Banner Punch.
  • Slightly bend the greeting “Time to Chill” (Snow Place set) and place on your acrylic block.  Using Black Memento Ink stamp the greeting on the banner.
  • Lay the banner and hands on your snowman to determine exactly where you want each piece before adhering to your snowman.  Once you have determined where you want your pieces, adhere to the snowman.
  • Using a black sharpie color three basic pearls black and adhere them in the snowman’s belly area.
  • Turn the piece over and run a piece of the Foam Adhesive Strips around the lower section of the snowman (the large “circle” swirly area).
  • Fill with beads.
  • Remove protective film from the foam and adhere a piece of Whisper White 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 to finish the shaker area.  (I had to trim mine down a bit afterwards.)
  • Adhere additional pieces of Foam Adhesive Strips to the corners and where you need them to support your card.   Adhere the snowman piece to a piece of folded 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ Extra Thick Whisper White card stock.


Fast and Easy Noel

This card is one of the fastest I’ve many in a long time.  There’s no stamping except on the inside of the card.


A piece of vellum is embossed using the Woodlands Embossing Folder to create a frosty scene.  Then I used the Pretty Pines Thinlits for the boughs and the Noel from the Wonderful Wreath Framelits to create more layers and dimension.  Basic Rhinestones are sprinkled over the vellum and a  Real Red bow pulls it all together.

A Special Fold with the Star of Lights

What does Night of Navy, Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White, and Silver Glimmer Paper have in common?  A Star of Lights card of course!


I used the retired set All Ye Faithful to stamp Joseph, Mary, and baby Jesus since Christ is who the star led the shepherds to after all!


I have to say this fold is my favorite card fold, I have seen it called the Pop Out Fold.  It is not the double Z fold you see on the Pinterest even though it looks very similar.  Here are the instructions on how to create this fold.

Well, that rounds up my projects to share with you this hop.  Thank you for stopping by!

You are now off to see what Gail Allen has created for us to enjoy.  Be prepared to be delighted!