Shana Gaff
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Christmas Countdown-5 Days

I just saw some new challenges posted this morning and decided to play along!  The challenge at The Paper Players is all about snowflakes and the sketch at Pals Paper Arts worked perfectly with my snowflake die!
I decided to go more in the direction of winter than Christmas, so I have some cards ready for January's Card Camp!  Winter is my probably my favorite time of year to design cards for, because it is a perfect chance to add glitter to every project. :)  Of course, then I am forever walking around with it all over my face, on my clothes and in my hair. I love it when I see a sparkle on Brett's face. I'll be like "Woot, woot!  Check out Mr. Glitter!"  He loves it too, I'm sure. ;)
The back panels are embossed with the Northern Flurry Embossing Folder and then I covered them with the 2-Way Glue Pen and poured Dazzling Details over the top.  For the largest snowflake, I die cut it and then stamped it in Pool Party with the Hello, Doily background stamp to add some texture to it.  The small snowflake is also covered in Dazzling Details and then I added the Vintage Faceted Button with Crystal Effects to finish it off.  Here is a close-up shot of some of the details.
Stamp Sets: Blessings from Heaven, Hello, Doily
Cardstock: Pool Party, Whisper White
Ink: Pool Party
Tools: Northern Flurry Embossing Folder, Snow Flurry Bigz Die
Accessories: Dazzling Diamonds, Vintage Faceted Button, 2-Way Glue Pen, Adhesive Sheets, Crystal Effects


  1. Shana, the layered snowflake and the button are just perfect together. I love the way you combined both challenges. Fabulous card. So glad you joined the Paper Players this week

  2. Your snowflakes are gorgeous! I love all the glitter too, it looks fantastic!

  3. So beautiful, Shana!
    I would never have thought of using the crystal button!
    Simple and elegant! Love it!

  4. Shanna, this is GORGEOUS! I love your layered snowflake and how you created panels from the embossed cardstock. Thanks for showing how to use the snowflake die past the holidays! So glad ypu joined us at The Paper Players!