This time of the year brings me thoughts of gratitude. It’s also time for another Clean and Simple card. I combined my ideas, stamped some trees from the Forever Forest Stamp Set (which, by the way, has become a favorite), and used lots of Basic White cardstock.

Wanting to draw attention to the trees, I framed them with the large frame die from the Garden Meadow Dies. I also added “Crystal Detail” to the trees. Some of you may remember Crystal Detail. Here’s my story…

… There’s a “snow” stamp in the Forever Forest Stamp Set. I wanted to add some white embossed falling snow over the stamped trees. (Wouldn’t that have been pretty?) It turned out that my VersaMark stamp pad was a little dry. I looked for my refill and couldn’t find it. Instead, I pulled the Crystal Detail from my refill drawer. That was a nice surprise! It’s been a while since I’ve used it, but I enjoyed scattering this amazing “liquid glitter” on the trees. It’s hard to see in the photo, but the tree branches do sparkle!

I will definitely add the VersaMark Refill to my next order, or maybe just treat myself to a new pad. I’m happy to have made this little discovery. I’m sure I have many more surprises in my craft room. It’s probably time to get into some of the nooks and crannies I have in here to see what other source of amazement I can find.

So, go into that drawer you haven’t opened in a while. There may be a sparkled surprise or two in there for you!


December Host Code – UGVBTBBE

  • During the month of December, with a minimum product purchse of $50.00 from my Online Store, you will receive all of the supplies to create these two cards as I’ve designed them, along with a PDF Tutorial.
  • You will need your favorite adhesive and sentiment stamp.
  • To receive this FREE Card Kit, you must use the Host Code above when placing your order.
  • If your order is $150.00 or more, please don’t use the Host Code. You will receive Stampin’ Rewards directly from Stampin’ Up!, and you will also receive the FREE Card Kit.

Last Chance Product List

September – December Catalog Product Carty Over List

You can easily access all of the products by going to my Online Stors and clicking “Last Chance Products”. There, you will see the products, a description, and the discounted price, if applicable.