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Friday, December 31, 2021

Last Day of December 2021

Happy New Year's Eve everyone!! You can still play along with our Die Cut Divas December Challenge to do a Winter/Christmas project - just link up by 9pm Pacific time today!! I'm part of the end of month team with inspiration at DCD here, sharing the card below. Frantic Stamper (FS) is our fabulous sponsor this month - see all the prize details at DCD (US only - sorry!).

Supplies: Paper - Neenah white & Paper Studio Holiday;
Spellbinders white A2 card; designer snowflake paper by unk
Dies - Frantic Stamper Slimline Frames;
Sunny Studio Santas Stocking (available at FS here);
Birch Press Design Big Thanks Sugar Script (available at FS here);
A Jillian Vance Design Stitched Dot Rectangle Backdrop Set;
Art Impressions Large Snowflakes
Other - white gel pen; foam tape

I originally started creating my holiday thank yous with the first slimline shown below. I decided to lead with the snowflake & bow card instead. I fell in love with it, especially the snowflake designer paper sent by friend and Diva teamie Dawn (Dawn's World). The bow had been cut when I made the stocking card for my Dec 21st post - ended up not using it. It sat on the craft table crying to be used so I popped it atop a snowflake & added to a fun frame from Frantic Stamper. I just love the slimline set which includes this frame and use it often, including for the cards below!

Supplies: Paper - Neenah white; Core'dinations black;
Tim Holtz 2020 Holiday; Paper Studio Holiday
Dies - Frantic Stamper Slimline Frames & Snowflake Trio;
Art Impressions Large Snowflakes;
Poppystamps Spectacular Thank You (available at FS here)
Other - white gel pen; SSS sentiment strip; Park Lane stars

I die cut the black frame & backed it with some TH holiday paper from last year. Added to a slimline card along with some snowflakes and the sentiment & star gems. Next I created a second version using a green frame and a jumbo (retired) snowflake from Hero Arts. I'd be interested in hearing which version you prefer... I'm tipping toward the second one.

Supplies: Paper - Neenah white; 
Tim Holtz 2020 Holiday; Paper Studio Holiday
Dies - Frantic Stamper Slimline Frames;
Art Impressions Large Snowflakes; Hero Arts snowflake (retired)
Poppystamps Spectacular Thank You (available at FS here)
Other - white gel pen; SSS sentiment strip; Park Lane stars

I can't say enough about Frantic Stamper and the great customer service! I was enabled by Lisa's (My Paper Tales) adorable sElfie card to order the stamp set she used - not in stock at MFT but found at FS and already received!! Of course I ordered a few other things... I'm sure Fran was hoping I could use my recent purchases before the end of the month but I was away for Christmas. Just got my huge stack of lovely mail yesterday, including my FS goodies. With such a variety of brands, I always find more than what I need at Frantic Stamper! Thanks again to FS for being such a great sponsor this month!

If you're still with me, I did more variations of the lead card. I was up at 2:30am the other day - called by my mom who couldn't sleep. Of course, I couldn't sleep after that and made good use of the time! I used some fun patterns from My Mind's Eye, BoBunny & Tim Holtz. I used a Concord & 9th Turnabout Stamp (Christmas Cheer) for the background at bottom left.


Thanks for visiting!! Hope to see you in the Diva gallery - just remember to use the theme plus a die cut or embossing folder and link up by 9pm Pacific time today.


Betty said...

all wonderful cards, Linda - looking forward to more in 2022 - Happy New Year!

Cindy C. said...

Wow beautiful cards!! Happy New Year's Eve to you too. And may 2022 be joyful, healthy, and crafty!!

Arlene said...

WOW, I love all the cards. I can see why you chose your lead-off card. That background is perfect for your embellishments.

Greta said...

Boy have you been productive, Linda! Lots of great cards here! I'm leaning toward the 2nd slimline version, too, but both are great! Happy New Year!

Darnell said...

We are spoiled with this amazing display of your card art, Linda! I love them all! I'm sorry to hear you are up in the middle of the night, but I do admire your energy and mojo at that time!! And I agree with you about Fran and her company! Thank you for all the inspiration and for being a frequent player over at NBUS! Happy New Year Hugs, Darnell

papierelle said...

A wonderful selection!! I'm looking forward to a new creative year together.

Rosemary said...

really fabulous set of thank you cards, linda!

Jean said...

Fun variations on the theme! Agreed about Frantic Stamper.