Until I made this card, I didn’t understand why stamp companies release Christmas stamp in summer. I mean why would I want Christmas stamps in July! I have tons of other pretty stamps that I’m dying to get my hands dirty. Winter stamps can wait till end of the year! But, now that I’ve made few winter cards, I’m liking the idea.
Last Tuesday, I went to my somewhat local stamp company, Angela’s Happy Stamper in Reston, VA. It’s about 20 minutes ride via toll road, but it’s kinda close to an outdoor swimming pool my son loves, so I stoped by the AHS. I had to get few EZ mount foams cuz I was expecting lots of unmounted red rubber stamps from Purple Onion Designs (I won $50 gift certificate from Caardvarks challenge, WOOHOO! BTW, POD is having an ANNIVERSARY SALE right now!).
Well, AHS had a special, spend $30 on new A Muse Palooza products (or was it just any A Muse? Hmmm…) and you will be entered into a drawing to win a goodie bag. Well, I can’t say no to goodie bags, so I bought four new A Muse winter themed stamps even though I had no intention of making any christmas cards till December. I didn’t win the goodie bag (boohoo!), but aren’t these cute!
Juggling Snowman, Snow Fort, Winter Houses, Girl with Sled.
Just yesterday I found out Cupcake Craft Challenges has a Christmas card challenge, so I decided to use my new A Muse stamps.
Patterned papers: A Muse
Inspired by my kids’ book.
Snow: Layer and layers of Smooch, Sakura puff, and glitter pen.
Urmmm… It was my first time using the Gorilla glue to bind a book. And look what it did to the inside the pages! Hehe. Arghhh~. Heehee. I had to cover it up with another layer of paper. But I didn’t want to cover the last page, so I added snow accent paint all around the houses. Also, the houses were stamped too high, so I added another row of houses.
Maybe I’ll coat the cover with Modge Podge glue later.
Well, today we all went to the swimming pool again. And I had to stop by the Angela’s Happy Stamper since it was kinda in the same area. Got another A Muse Palooza stamp, hehe. This was my third visit to the store to buy new AP products, heehee.
And here is another shadow book card. This time, I made a thinner one.
*Whew* I think this has been my longest blog post. =)