Aug 26 2015

August Grand Vacation Achievers Blog Hop

Woohoo!  It’s time for the Stampin’ Up! Grand Vacation Achievers Blog Hop!  I’m so excited to see what the other achievers have come up with this month because we are showing off projects from the new HOLIDAY CATALOG!!!  Are you as excited about this catalog as I am?  Lots of great new stamp sets and accessories…going to be an exciting next few months in my classes!


So…I had a REALLY hard time narrowing down what set I wanted to use.  I finally settled on Flurry of Wishes (of course, I ALWAYS need more snowflake sets) and doing a new-to-me technique called Inlaid Words.  I showed this technique at my technique class this month and they loved it!  Not only is the stamp set new, so is the background embossing folder, Softly Falling, and the “snow” Seasonal Frame Thinlets, plus the fun little wood Snowflake Element…I colored mine with White Craft Ink.


Flurry of Wishes August 2015
So here are the details on how to recreate this card:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Thick Whisper White cardstock, folded in half.
  • The 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Marina Mist cardstock is embossed with the Softly Falling embossing folder (I can’t decide which way I like it better…more snow at the bottom or more coming down from the top!)
  • Across the front is a 1-1/4 x 5-1/4 strip of the silver pattern in Neutrals Collection Designer Paper Stack…then a 1/4″ x 5-1/4 strip of Silver Glimmer Paper under it.
  • The Flurry of Wishes large snowflake was stamped on Whisper White with Marina Mist Ink, then cut with the Circles Framelit.  At the same time, I cut the word “snow” from Seasonal Frame Thinlets across the center…make sure to save the little pieces from the curly cues!  I cut the word again from Marina Mist cardstock.
  • The large circle snowflake was placed on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals, then I used the WONDERFUL Fine Tip Glue Pen to glue the Marina Mist word snow inside the opening to the base of the card.  Adhere in the little curly cue pieces you kept from the snowflake one.

Flurry of Wishes August 2015 closeup

  • Finally, I colored the wood Snowflake Element with White Craft Ink and my sponge dauber…let dry…add a large Rhinestone in the center and add to the card with a small Stampin’ Dimensional in the center.  I also added Rhinestones in the snowflake ends.


LOTS of sparkle on this card!  OK…you are at my blog…Connie Babbert…so find my name and then click on the next person’s link to move forward with the blog tour!  Once you’ve come back here, you’ve completed the circle!  Hope my card inspires you…and I’ll know you’ll get LOTS more inspiration from the others!


14 People have left comments on this post

Aug 26, 2015 - 05:08:23
Dena Rekow said:

Oh Connie, I just love how you did this!! Super cute! I can’t wait to try it out!

Aug 26, 2015 - 05:08:07

Hey Connie! Your card is amazing… as always. You are just so talented!!!

Aug 26, 2015 - 06:08:10
Angie Leach said:

Love this card, Connie!

Aug 26, 2015 - 07:08:46

Connie I love the colours in this card and wow the fine work with the expressions thinlets – love how you have the blue feature and the stamped detail in the letters. You are one patient lady. Beautiful

Aug 26, 2015 - 10:08:42
Ann Craig said:

Lovely card Connie and thanks for sharing the idea for the Inlaid Words technique. It looks stunning and I may just have to try it oout.

Aug 26, 2015 - 11:08:05

I wouldn’t have thought to use the Thinlits to cut the word out of the base piece. 😀 I would love to see all of this sparkle in person. Thanks so much for sharing.

Aug 27, 2015 - 12:08:52
Rosalie Desmond said:

Lovely card, so wintery and fresh.

Aug 27, 2015 - 01:08:33
Caroline said:

special way you used the thinlits, gave us an idea for more
Greetings Caroline

Aug 27, 2015 - 07:08:28
Chris Slogar said:

This is so pretty Connie! Love how the word is cut from Marina Mist so that it shows up beautifully!

Aug 27, 2015 - 03:08:55
Susan Mac Donald said:

Connie….this looks so complicated, but you’ve shown us it’s not that; thanks for sharing a tutorial.It’s beautiful!

Aug 27, 2015 - 04:08:54

LOVE this card!!! What a great use of the framelit. Love the colors!

Sep 1, 2015 - 01:09:02
Janneke said:

Wow this is amazing!

Sep 1, 2015 - 10:09:37
Vanessa Webb said:

Very clever use of the thinlits – love everything you’ve done on this card Connie!

Sep 8, 2015 - 10:09:27

love the inlaid word, such a special card!