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Thursday, 17 December 2015

Impression Obsession Challenge~Snowy Wishes

Hello Friends!

It's Thursday and that means it's time for another Impression Obsession challenge!!  This weeks challenge is "Snowy Wishes"! 

Play along with us and create something inspired by "Snowy Wishes" and you could win a $25 gift certificate to the IO store store, just simply by playing along! Just go to the IO Blog for the details on how to play.

Check out what my talented teammates have created to inspire you.....

   IO Blog                                   

 Anna Wight
 Daniela Dobson   
  Dina Kowal 
Ellen Taylor ~That's Me 
  Jeanne Streiff 
  Jenny Gropp 
  Karen Amidon 
  Laura Fulcher
  Vicki Garrett
 Kittie Caracciolo

Here is the how to for this quick and easy fancy fold.....

Card Base- 5" x 7 1/2" scored at 5" Red card stock
Image/Message flap- 4" x 8" scored at 4" Red card stock

Inside mat- 3 3/4" x 3 3/4"  White card stock 
Square Shaker Frame DIE002-Z

 ~ Adhere one full doily to the inside of the card base.  Cut another doily in half and adhere one half to the front of the card base on the 2 1/2" flap.  Save the other half doily for another project.

 ~Die cut Square Shaker Frame DIE002-Z in red glitter paper and adhere the largest frame to the front of the 4" x 8" piece.  Adhere 3 of the smallest snowflakes from the  Sm. Snowflake Set DIE100-F  and add a rhinestone to the center of each.   Die cut Santa DIE081-O and adhere  diagonally across the front. Open the card base and adhere it over the center of the full doily. Adhere the white message mat to the inside.

~Stamp Happy Christmas A5283 with Versamark and emboss with Zing Red Glitter Embossing powder. Punch sentiment out with circle punch and mat with a larger red glitter paper circle.  To use the sentiment as a closure flap, attach pop dots  to the back of the bottom right hand of the circle and tuck  the bottom right hand corner of the flap under the sentiment.

Easy peasy!

Square Shaker Frame DIE002-Z
 Square Shaker Frame Die - TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK
Snowflake Set DIE100-F
Sm. Snowflake Set 
 Santa DIE081-O

Happy Christmas A5283
Happy Christmas

Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic day!


  1. Hi Ellen, I love your glittery red and white design, the santa and reindeer die cut is fabulous! I hope you are doing well. Hugs, Shirleyxx

  2. WOW! what a contrast, the bright white and the deep red. sticking

  3. Wonderful card, love it!!!

  4. I love the touch of red sparkle. Really beautiful holiday colors

  5. Ooooo! I LOOOVE the fold to your card!!! You've done a SUPER JOB with this!!!! ;)

  6. El dahling, what a gorgeous card in that deep red color! Merry Christmas. Over and out.

  7. Love the white on red!!!

  8. Love this card! So beautiful!

  9. Ellen this is beautiful, I love the red glitter layer.


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