Hello! Thanks for stopping by. Today I have the 5th card in my Sparkle Blends and Lawn Fawn series. At the beginning of December, I decided to challenge myself to use all of the images in the Simply Celebrate Winter stamp set along with a Sparkle Blend from Doodles Paper Playground that I thought coordinated well with it. I went through all of the very holiday stamps, so today’s card uses the houses, which I think can be used all winter long. If you want to check out the other cards in this series, here are the links for Card #1, Card #2, Card #3, Card #4.
I like that these houses can be used for more than Christmas cards. For example, I have a friend that just bought a new home, and since it’s winter, this is the perfect card for her. She’ll receive it once she’s all settled in. I knew that the “Blue Blizzard” Sparkle Blend would be perfect for this card. There are several shades of blue in it, plus lots of beautiful snowflakes. I colored the houses with my Zig Clean Color Markers and cut them out. I found a piece of patterned paper from Echo Park that was perfect for my snowy scene, and I stamped my sentiment, which is from Lawn Fawn’s Happy Village stamp set.
For my shaker window, I used a brand new die from Stampendous that is actually meant to be scoops of ice cream! It’s part of the new POP Shapes die set that’s available starting in January. I thought it made the perfect cloud. You can see in the photo above just how pretty the Blue Blizzard Sparkle Blend is. Look at all of that shine! I kept the rest of the card super simple, because it’s all about that shaker, right?
I hope you are enjoying this series of cards as much as I am. I think I may continue to do something like this in the New Year as well. It’s a fun, yet simple challenge, and it’s helping me to really use what I have and not pine over things that I don’t have. I’ll be using the last stamp in this set next month, which is the presents. It’s perfect because it’s my birthday month! I hope you’ll check it out when it’s posted. Please be sure to visit the Sparkle Blends Shop on Etsy. You can use my code, “ALISON10” to save 10% off of your purchase, not including Bundles. Also, why not join the Sparkle Blends Fan Club on Facebook so you can join in on the fun we have there? I look forward to sharing my next project with you. Thanks so much for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!