This is the last Watercooler Wednesday Challenge for 2015. It is brought to us by Heidi. She decided to do a “Anything Goes” challenge this week. The only requirement is, your creation must have snow on it.
Here is the card I made for this challenge:
I used some products from the Holiday Catalog. The window is from Hearth & Home Thinlits. I love this window and I am so happy it is being carried over after the catalog ends on January 3rd. Unfortunately, most of the other products I used are retiring and that makes me sad. The Sleigh Ride Edgelits and the stamp set called Happy Scenes (the trees) are also retiring. The good thing is, Stampin’ Up! has made another stamp set that will go with the Hearth & Home Thinlits for the Occasions Catalog!
To make it look like it is snowing outside the window, I embossed a piece of vellum with the Softly Falling Embossing Folder.
I wanted to write a quick note that I will not be one of the Watercooler Wednesday Artists after this. I’ve taken a new path in my job and I think it will be hard to keep up with everything for a bit. I wish all the other artists the best and thank them for allowing me to be a part of their group.
Now check out what the other Watercooler Artists have made for this challenge HERE.
I was very happy when I saw another wreath in the 2015 Holiday Catalog that fits the Wonderful Wreath Framelits. There are now actually three different wreath sets! One is called Wondrous Wreath It is in the Annual Catalog and can be used year round. Another one in the Annual Catalog is called Circle of Spring which can be used in the spring and summer months and now we have Peaceful Wreath for the Holidays.
I love wreaths so this is one of my favorite things in all of the catalogs. I almost always have a wreath on my front door. Well, not in the spring. When I put a wreath on my front door in the spring, a robin always decides to build a nest in it. I know that sound so cute but really it just makes a mess of my wreath and my front entrance. Not only that, but Mama Robin will dive bomb you when you get close to her nest so you have to use another door.
I used Peaceful Wreath to make this card. The “merry” is from Christmas Greetings Thinlits Die and the Designer Series Paper is called Merry Moments and is also in the 2015 Holiday Catalog.
Stampin’ Up sells this awesome Foil Paper in three different colors. You can get it in Gold, Silver and now Red (Red is in the 2015 Holiday Catalog). I know it is hard to see from the picture but this Foil Paper is so shiny and bright. It is a great way to add a little elegant sparkle to your projects.
I made the wreath using one of the dies that come in the Square Pillow Box Thinlits Dies. It cuts out 3 little leaves. That set also includes a die that cuts out little pumpkins and trees. I cut the “merry” out using the die set called Christmas Greetings. Both of these sets are in the Holiday Catalog. Lastly, the little bow on top of the wreath is a die from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies set which is in the Annual Catalog.
I just realized that I did absolutely no stamping on this card!
I love the new Delicate Ornaments Thinlits Dies that are in the 2015 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog. They are just beautiful. There are 8 dies in the set. Three of them are very intricate. I used the largest one for this card. If you look closely you can see how the middle of the ornament is cut from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper. There is an actual die that I used to cut it out with. The word “peace” is from another set of Thinlits called Christmas Greetings. There are three words in that set. The other two say merry and jolly.