Thursday, August 26, 2021

Giving Gifts: Peace

I sent my youngest off to his junior year in college yesterday morning.  He and my husband are driving from Colorado to Illinois then my husband will fly back Friday.  It's really nice having the house to myself for a few days after a busy and chaotic summer!!  So last night I celebrated with an easy dinner (my son is an excellent cook but makes a horrible mess so the real celebration was the lack of a mess with my dinner), a glass or wine or two and by making a card.

It was good timing to have last night free because the current challenge at the Tic Tac Toe Challenge includes "alphabet dies" in the grid and with my current passion for Stampin' Up's Giving Gifts dies and the Playful Alphabet (see Monday and Tuesday's posts), it inspired me to do my next card.  I went across their grid with alphabet dies, CAS and blue.

8.26.21 Peace sode

My original plan was to use a bluer blue but when I stumbled on this older Stampin' Up Ombre pad with Coastal Cabana the idea of the color fade behind the snowflakes seemed just right. I found a coordinating glitter paper in my stash and some jewels that matched it perfectly.

I centered the first snowflake and then I added a piece of removable tape across the bottom so I could line up the other two. The letters for "PEACE" are layered with two pieces cut in plain cardstock to make them stand out.

8.26.21 Peace

Now the pumpkins in the Giving Gifts die set are calling my name so we'll see what ends up on my craft table next. After all, it's still a quiet house tonight before my husband gets home tomorrow night!

Thanks to the Tic Tac Challenge for the inspiration!

Dies: Stampin' Up Giving Gifts dies and Playful Alphabet dies
Paper: Stampin' Up Oh So Ombre, glitter paper unknown
Other: Studio Katia Jade Crystals


  1. What a gorgeous card, Kim! I love the ombre paper behind the snowflakes and the glitter paper used for the sentiment. I'm so glad you had a chance to join us this week at the Tic Tac Toe Challenge!

  2. Simply GORGEOUS Christmas card Kim! Love the sparkled letters...awesome CAS design! Thank you for playing along :) !!!

  3. This is absolutely gorgeous, Kim!!! I love every single detail!!!

  4. This is beautiful, Kim! Safe travels to both your husband and your son!

  5. Ahhhhhhhhhh peace - and let's not forget quiet!! Enjoy it, my friend, as it sounds like you've earned it!
    What a gorgeous choice of papers - it worked its charm for this card!

  6. I so told myself I didn't need these dies Kim but you are rapidly changing my mind - you are making some amazing things with them!! This is just lovely - love the sparkly sentiment too!

  7. Kim, Beautiful! Love, Love and the color combo is perfect to make those snowflakes popped. Thank you so much for playing along with us this week.

  8. Gorgeous design, Kim! It's amazing how the ombre color and select gems make each panel look completely different.

  9. That card is beautiful! I love the snowflake die-cut and the ombre background in that beautiful teal. Very nicely designed!

  10. This is sooooo beautiful.....and made me order those dies.... ;)


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