Holiday Sparkle

Surprise! I’m posting a card on a Saturday, something I haven’t been very regular about in more recent weeks! I couldn’t resist today! The house is fairly quiet and the Splitcoast Stampers Clean & Simple Challenge is having a 200th Challenge Party today and tomorrow. I’m hoping to get in on at least some of the fun!

The card I’m sharing today is actually for the SCS Clean & Simple sketch challenge from Monday. I finally got an idea I had brewing figured out and finished this up last night!

Sentiment stamp:  The Craft’s Meow

I stamped the large sentiment in SU’s Old Olive ink.  Then, I used my largest Martha Stewart snowflake punch and some inexpensive glitter cardstock that I found in my paper file.  It was quite a challenge to get it to punch all the way through the cardstock and, at one point, I thought I was going to have to go buy some tweezers to dig the little pieces out that became wedged in the punch!  I did get them out and tried again, determined to get a glittery snowflake out of it!  It worked after a little sitting and stomping on the punch…just kidding.  It did remind me of trying to close an overstuffed suitcase, though!  I may just have to use a Spellbinders die next time!

The sun in shining and it’s looking like a beautiful day!  I can’t decide between house cleaning or crafty activities!  It should be a no-brainer, but for some reason, sunshine makes me want to bring out the lemon scented cleaners and make everything shine!  Am I off my rocker?!

Have a super Saturday!

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7 Comments

  • Rebekah Posted Saturday, 12/08/2012 5:55 pm

    I'm feeling like a bit of both too, so I decluttered the basement and now I”m getting crafty…with glitter too! My first time breaking out some serious glitter. Eeep!

  • Lisa Posted Saturday, 12/08/2012 6:04 pm

    This is lovely Melissa! Oh yes…the frustrations the punches can bring with heavy paper 😉

  • jimlynn Posted Saturday, 12/08/2012 9:11 pm

    Outstanding! Love that big sentiment too!
    Lynn

  • Tracey McNeely Posted Sunday, 12/09/2012 4:24 am

    What a beautiful card Melissa!

  • Joyce Posted Sunday, 12/09/2012 5:36 am

    This is so pretty. I love how you made the holes for the snowflake to hang on. I know what you mean about using those MS punches–they are gorgeous, but sure make me appreciate my dies.

  • Lynn Posted Sunday, 12/09/2012 5:27 pm

    You aren't off your rocker..I have to have tables cleaned off on the first floor before I can start crafting…not sure why!! Your card is gorgeous. Love the green against the crisp white.

  • Kim S Posted Monday, 12/10/2012 5:49 pm

    Perfect – LOVE the use of olive! I've tried punching glitter cardstock – NEVER works – I'm impressed you an entire snowflake out – in ONE piece!!

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