In Stamping Mode

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

I bid thee farewell

Oh Merry and Bright, I will miss you so. You were loved, reliable, and perfect for me. You survived many a Stamp a Stack...even misplaced a time or two, but you always came back! May you have an enjoyable retirement in the stamping retirement community.

Let's wish Merry and Bright well together!

This card's layout was inspired by the challenge over at Our Creative Corner. I also laid on the embellishments (over 12!) to fit the requirement for Paper Craft Planet's 12 Days of Christmas contest.

It's hard to tell, but this is actually a window card! My snow scene is atop acetate and the snow is actually stamped on the inside of the card. I also used some fun glitter paper from Michael's by K & Company. Maybe this gives a better view.

And another closeup for good measure!

I die cut a snowflake with my Snowflakes #2 die and acetate...I had to fish with the sandwich a few times to get it right but it finally worked. Unfortunately, you can't see it very well in the picture, but it's on top of the baja breeze felt flurry. The small snowflakes were punched with a small Marvy punch. The ones on top of the chocolate (retired) twill ribbon are punched with vellum paper and then outlined with blue metallic Sakura gel pen.

Now on to the REALLY good part.

Stampin' Up! is having a sale on their Retiring Stamps!!

Enjoy 10% off ALL retiring stamp sets viewable HERE.
Or view the list Alphabetically HERE.

Enjoy FREE shipping on any order over $70 NOW through December 23rd!

Act now and think later before the set you want sells out!!


Amy J said...

I love Merry and Bright too. Sad farewell! I have a nomination for you on my blog - go check it out!

Amy J

Julie O'D said...

Beautiful card. I just ordered a bunch of acetate & now I can't wait to start playing with it. Merry & Bright will live on in craft fairs for me :)--when I first saw your post title I thought YOU were leaving! whew.

Nancy Riley said...

I feel the same way about Merry & Bright! So sad to see it go! I'll miss it's simple, versatile design! Your card is FABULOUS!

Alexandria said...

This set is so cute! I just got it a couple of weeks ago and then it ends up on the retirement list. Oh well, I can still use it for my stuff.

Twila said...

I'm going to miss this set too! I love it. Very nice card.

Liz Goldhawk said...

Love the window on this card... and I love the way you used Merry & Bright!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

This is just darling! Your window looks amazing. Thanks for playing! :)

Kathy said...

I really love what you did with this card. Very inspiring!

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