Shew . . . I've been putting together final touches for my hostess club meeting on Saturday. I've spent a lot of time on projects that I ended up scratching. I felt like Goldilocks – this project is too messy, this is too hard, this just doesn't look right . . . oooo, this is is just right. I have such a special group of stampers and I really want to make the Christmas meeting worth taking time out of an already crazy-busy month. I settled on this project which, I adore. Yay! Time for porridge.
Isn't that just stinkin' cute?! I can say that because I didn't actually come up with the overall concept. I just put my spin on Lisa Sommerville's original card, here.
The base is 5-1/4" by 5-1/4" textured Whisper White card stock. The center panel is from the Ski Slope paper, framed by Basic Black. The stamp set is that adorable Holiday Lineup, stamped on watercolor paper and colored with Baja Breeze, Pink Pirouette, Basic Grey, and Going Gray, with a Pumpkin Pie carrot nose. I used the 1-3/4" circle punch on the snowman lineup and made a 2" circle from Basic Black card stock with my Cricket. I applied some Dazzling Diamonds on the snowmen with two-way glue, and I used a little Liquid Applique on the caps.
The centerpiece is the Snowflake #2 die, lathered up with some Towbow liquid glue, sprinkled with Martha Stewart's snow glitter (Michaels), and topped off with Button Bouquet and black gingham ribbon.
I'm pretty bad about not designing an inside, but, really, I out did myself this time. (Well, okay, maybe my picture-taking ability is lacking, but check out how cute this is.)
The inside is a Pink Pirouette snowflake made with a Sizzix Sizzlits Snowflake Set #2, the Snow Blossom punch with the Ski Slope paper and a rhinestone brad. The sentiment is from Best Wishes & More stamp set.
Okay, ready for a break. Ooo, this chair is too hard, this one's too soft . . .