Welcome to the Sparkle N Sprinkle "Sparkling Wintry Sensations” blog hop---do you like how I changed my header picture for the occasion? If you arrived here by way of the Sparkle N Sprinkle Blog, then you're in the right place. All of the rules and info for the hop and how to become eligible for SIX great prizes are back at the SNS blog, so I will not repeat it here.
On to the sparkly stuff! Here is my design which uses the Winter Swirl stamp set #414:
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When the blog theme was decided, all I could think of was what it looks like outside our windows (up here in Wisconsin) after a snowfall and I knew I wanted to make a diorama card (see the tips and techniques section at SNS for directions to make diorama cards.) Diorama cards are great because you get all that dimension but it folds up flat, fits into a regular envie and usually doesn't take any extra postage. The Winter Swirl stamp set has all the stamps needed for this card. If you have the Grand Caliber die cut machine, you can diecut both pieces of cardstock at the same time--yippee. Sparkling snow glitter is the perfect tool for snow and winter scenes (or just adding sparkle to any card). This card does take extra time because of cutting out trees, and the extra layer but it is a wonderful gift for that special someone. If you have never made a diorama card, I hope you've gotten the inspiration to try one. The directions for this card can be found here.
Oh and by the way, I might be one of "The FIVE" with a secondary prize, so don't forget to leave a comment below to become eligible for the Grand Prize and one of the 5 secondary prizes............then head on over to our Sensational Dawn's blog and continue on your sparkly, wintry way.
Stay cool and glad you came by!
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