Praying for Snow – Winter Card Collection

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Today I am sharing some super cute winter themed cards that I whipped up with  the January Simon Says Stamp Card Kit. We do not get much in the way of cold, snowy winters where I live so I must live vicariously through my crafting supplies!

This kit is called Flurries of Love – take a look …

Click on the photo to be taken to the Simon Says Stamp site for all the information on this kit.

How fun, right?

Aqua, lilac, snowflakes, igloos, penguins and more!

Here’s what I made.

Winter Wonderland cards by Alison Day Designs

Eventually these will make their way into my Etsy Shop but for now I kind of just want to look at them for a bit longer. I know, I’m nuts. They’re only cards! But they’re so stinking cute!

Here is a close up of each individual card.

1. Mittens

Mittens card with penguin and igloo by Alison Day Designs

The only thing that would have made this card better would have been stickers of mittens .. but I guess we can’t have everything!

From the kit I used a word block cut from a piece of 6×6 patterned paper from Polar Pals by Doodlebug as well as another piece of white patterned paper from that pad, some Doodlebug Lily White Glitter Sprinkle Epoxy Stickers, the igloo, a penguin and some snowflakes from the 6×12 Sticker Sheet of Polar Pals by Doodlebug, a piece of Simon Says Stamp Smoke Cardstock that I die cut with the Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders dies, and a piece of Simon Says Stamp Blue Violet Cardstock cut to 5 3/8″ x 4 1/8″ (to fit onto a standard A2 or 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″). This was all mounted on some heavy weight white card stock from Michael’s that I used for all my card bases.

2. Winter Wonderland

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A more simple and elegant card this time.

From the kit I used another word block cut from a piece of 6×6 patterned paper from Polar Pals by Doodlebug as well as another piece of grey snowflake patterned paper from that pad, some Iridescent Snowflake Sequins, a piece of Silver Glitter Adhesive Tape, and a piece of Simon Says Stamp Audrey Blue Cardstock cut to 5 3/8″ x 4 1/8″ (to fit onto a standard A2 or 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″).

3. Sending Flurries of Love

Stamped snowflakes card by Alison Day Designs

From the kit I used two pieces of 6×6 patterned paper from Polar Pals by Doodlebug (the reverse sides of a couple off cuts from other cards),  some small hearts and a phrase from the Simon Says Stamp Exclusive Clear Stamp Set “Cute Snowflakes”, my own inks, a piece of Simon Says Stamp Sea Glass Cardstock as my base, a piece of Simon Says Stamp Audrey Blue Cardstock die cut with a scalloped die and a little girl from the 6×12 Sticker Sheet of Polar Pals by Doodlebug.

I made my own fun patterned paper for this one using the snowflakes from the Clear Stamp Set “Cute Snowflakes” and the Simon Says Stamp White Cardstock that was in the kit. In fact, I thought it may make a good little tutorial so I filmed it. Check it out.

Oh, and I added a few of the Doodlebug Lily White Glitter Sprinkle Epoxy Stickers to the stamped snowflakes.

4. What a Wonderful World

What a Wonderful World card by Alison Day Designs

For this one I took advantage of the different sheets in the 6×6 paper pad that had images to cut out. Well, I’m not sure if the designers intended them to be cut out but that’s how I wanted to use them! I popped them up with dimensional adhesive and added one strip of the Silver Glitter Adhesive Tape. Simple but so cute! Also used was a piece of blue argyle print patterned paper from Polar Pals by Doodlebug and a piece of Simon Says Stamp Sea Glass Cardstock as my base.

5. Do You Want to Build a Snowman?

Do You Want to Build a Snowman card by Alison Day Designs

I mean, really? I’ve got three little Frozen Princesses in my house. I had to make a card using that little square!

This card uses three different sheets from the 6×6 paper pad, one sticker from the 6×12 Sticker Sheet of Polar Pals by Doodlebug, a tiny strip of the Blue Violet Cardstock and my base is the Audrey Blue Cardstock.

6. Unique as Snowflakes

Unique as Snowflakes card by Alison Day Designs

Taking inspiration from the word block – once again cut from a piece of the 6×6 patterned paper – I built this card around our two little friends here. They are popped up against a piece of the Simon Says Stamp Smoke Cardstock, that’s been die cut using the Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside dies, and backed with another piece from the 6×6 paper pad. The addition of a few Iridescent Snowflake Sequins and a stamped sentiment at the bottom really finish it off. And it’s all adhered to a piece of Simon Says Stamp Blue Violet Cardstock.

Well, there you have it. Oh, and at the time of writing this, Simon Says Stamp is out of the Iridescent Snowflake Sequins. Simply click the “notify me” button and as soon they restock those sequins you’ll get an email. If they get enough people waiting for them they will restock so if you’re interested, click that button!

Now you’re off to visit Alice who lives in Scrapbook Wonderland – even better than Winter Wonderland! She asks, “Are you reluctant to join in with the fads?” and then goes on to explain why this year she has One Little Word. (You can read about my own One Little Word choice here.)

Happy Monday everyone!

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