I wish you could see the glitter in these cards. It looks so pretty to see the glitter on the snow-covered lodge. The lodge and the sentiment are from a great new set in the Holiday Mini catalog called Christmas Lodge. It is also impossible to see on this first card created by Kathy Brown that the paper is the Shimmer White so there is shimmer on the paper as well as glitter on the snow. Paired with the rich colors of Early Espresso and Cherry Cobbler make this a wonderful card.
A simple technique she used on the card is to punch the Modern Label punch from the DSP as well as the stamped bell punched from Very Vanilla. That way you can tie a smaller length of the Victoria Lace Trim through the hole before adding the stamped piece.
The last of the Christmas cards I got in the swap was made by Monica. She used a very similar layout to the stocking card I posted Wednesday. It is a great design and that Silver Glimmer paper is absolutely perfect for the stocking tops, toes and heels. You can get an idea of how pretty the glimmer is in the picture but you can't tell that the Season's Greetings stamp is embossed in Silver Embossing powder. I reckon I'll be making more projects with that fun Stocking Stitches stamp set and the Stocking Punch!
Don't forget 2 specials that end the last day of August. The Strength and Hope stamp set that donates $2 per stamp set to Breast Cancer research is in the Summer mini catalog that expires Aug 31st. Actually, there are tons of great products in the Summer Mini catalog, check it out before it's gone! Click on the link to the right to see all the goodies in there.
The other special that ends on August 31st is the paper sale. We have lots of beautiful patterned paper packs that are buy 3, get one free. That is a 25% savings on beautiful, double-sided designer paper. Let me know if you need to order some great paper!