Saturday, December 3, 2011

Snow Flurry Greetings

Hope you are having a relaxing Saturday evening.
We have had nothing but rain and gray skies today,
but I assure you, it has been sunny at my work table
today as I have been preparing a couple of
projects for a tutorial I'll be sharing over at 
Market Street Stamps.
Until then....

I wanted to share with you a couple of projects I recently
completed.  One for the MSS Block Party and another for
the New Release Designer Showcase.

I am also entering these two cards over on the
CARDS blog for the Christmas card call.

This fun card features one of the newest backgrounds from MSS
called 'Flurries'.  I stamped it in 'Sky' ink from A Muse Studio
and simply used it as a background.
The sentiment is also from the new set 
'Essential Holiday Elegance'
and is a must have for the holiday season.
The fonts and sentiments are all so gorgeous.
The additional snowflake accent stamp is from 'Cool Cats'.
I love my newest set of die cuts from Spellbinders...Labels 18.
I used that as my frame and topped everything off with the
sweet fabric die cut from Little Yellow Bicycle's 'Twig' Collection.

If you are not familiar with the MSS Block Party, make sure you
pop on by and check out the details.
YOU could win a guest spot over on the MSS Blog!

 The card I shared as part of MSS's Designer Showcase...

 Staying with the same color scheme as the card above, as I
adore the designer papers from the Twig Collection by LYB.
I used the 2011 Heirloom Ornaments die from Spellbinders
and stamped the 'Flurries' background once again.
The sentiments, once again are from the Essential Holiday Elegance
set.  I really like the way the ornament shapes and
the snowflakes are 'mirrored' in the background paper.

I really hope you enjoyed this quick peek at a couple of fun
projects for the holidays.  I think it's always good to be able
to do cards that can be quick (once the design is there) and
these both fall under that category.

It would be wonderful if you would pop on over to the
Market Street Stamps Blog and check out the rest of
my teammates projects in the Designer Showcase.
So much inspiration indeed!

Happy Holidays Project Recipe:
Designer Paper: Twig from Little Yellow Bicycle
Stamps: Flurries, Essential Holiday Elegance
and Cool Cats all from Market Street Stamps
Ink: Sky & Slate from A Muse Studio
Tools:  Labels 18 die from Spellbinders, Big Shot
Embellishments: Fabric Favorites from Little Yellow Bicycle

Ornaments Project Recipe:
Designer Paper: Twig from Little Yellow Bicycle
Stamps: Flurries & Essential Holiday Elegance from Market Street Stamps
Ink: Sky & Slate from A Muse Studio
Tools:  2011 Heirloom Ornament die from Spellbinders, Big Shot
Embellishments: Silver cord from Making Memories
Snowflake Brads from The Paper Studio


Jen Carter said...

Beautiful cards! I love the elegance of your ornament card! What a fun way to use that background stamp too!

Shannon Fralish said...

Such pretty colors on these creative cards Julie -- love 'em both! Market Sweet Stamps have some really great images - might look great in a kit or something...

Marlena M. said...

I love that lil' blue cute. Your second card is beautiful. ;)

Tenia Nelson said...

What gorgeous cards dearie!!!

DoBea A. said...

I love these cards Julie! That bird is beautiful on the first card, and the second card is too die for gorgeous!!!

Lisa - papergrace said...

Stunning cards! Both are just beyond pretty. Love the look of elegance & class they both have. The patterned paper is gorgeous and I love the color combos you used for both.

Jess-The Whimsical Butterfly said...

WOW- I LOVE those ornaments! SO pretty! Both cards are awesome, my friend!

Samantha Casey said...

Super cute ornaments!

Stephanie Washburn said...

These cards are SO elegant and beautiful, Julie! AND... you may have absolutely convinced me that I need the LYB Twig Collection... lol... it's definitely on my NEED list now!