Creativity for a Cause

Creativity for a Cause
Stampin' Up! is a global sponsor for the Ronald McDonald House Charities. As the assistant lead for Stampin' Up! at the Tampa, FL location, I provide the House with hand-stamped cards for families to use during their stay. Contact me to help me create cards for this worthwhile cause.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Hawaii Ink Holiday Catalog Blog Hop

 Today I'm sharing a project that I fell in love with. It's not my original idea but it was so fabulous that I could not resist trying it out.  The center snowflake on this card is actually suspended in the center of the opening.

I used the 3" Circle Die to cut through the top layer of the card and an additional piece of Whisper White cardstock.  The top layer created the circle opening on the card.  The second piece I used to  layer on the inside, back cover which hides the ribbon I used to hang the snowflake.  The new silver ribbon and Frosted Finishes Embellishment give this card real sparkle.  The best news about this card, the inside layer of Whisper White cardstock can be removed to reveal the snowflake which can be used by the recipient as an ornament, gift bag decoration or even a gift tag.  Gotta love a card that keeps on giving!

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  • Stamp Set: Festive Flurry Bundle (The Bundle saves you 15%  and includes the stamp set AND the coordinating Framelits) #133284 wood, #133285 clear; More Merry Messages #126400
  • Cardstock: Whisper White
  • Ink Pads: Midnight Muse, Smoky Slate
  • Big Shot: Festive Flurry Framelits (included in the bundle); 3" Circle Originals Bigz Die #122125
  • Ribbon: Silver 1/8" #132137, Midnight Muse 3/8" Stitched Satin #126847
  • Accessories: Frosted Finishes Embellishments #132150, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, SNAIL Adhesive
Hop on over to Sue Gilroy's blog because you've gotta' see her fabulous project! 

Here's out Hop order just in case you get "lost in all the creativity"!

  1.  Beverly Messerschmidt -
  2. Brooke Doerfler -
  3. Emily Abad -
  4. Gina Mustain-
  5. Jennifer Timko -
  6. Jo Anne Waterhouse -
  7. Lisa Curcio -
  8. Sue Gilroy -


  1. I love this card, so much so that I almost made something like it for the hop! I changed my mind because I needed to get busy making 3D items. It is on my list of techniques to try though.

  2. Fab-u-lous!! Love everything about it!

  3. Lisa, this card is just stunning - simple, yet elegant. I love the Festive Flurry stamp set - and the ribbon combination, too! :)

  4. Love it! I can't wait to use this stamp set and make one like this. Like what Jo Anne said simple, yet elegant. Its beautiful!

  5. Aw, thanks, guys. It was lots of fun yet easy to make. :)

  6. informative post keep the good work like this awaiting for a new post keep sharing.

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