Monday, December 1, 2008

Well Ain't that the Cat's Pajamas!!!!

I was SO excited to receive an email from Alma over at The Cat's Pajama's this morning!
I was chosen as December's SWANKY STAMPER. So, after picking myself up off the floor and rereading the email several times, I headed over to TCP website to see my card up in lights!!!!

Thanks SO much for choosing my card Alma. I am looking forward to making many more creations with this beautiful stamp set.

I rushed home to make a quick project to accompany my announcement on this post......... always exciting to share great news with you!!!

I purchased a 5 3/4 inch candle holder at the dollar store last week, with precisely this project in mind. I took two pieces of SU! Vellum Card stock and cut them to 8.5 x 9 inches. Then I took the EK success snowflake Border punch and punched the border on three sides of the vellum.

After my punching was complete, I cut the unpunched side down to 6 inches. Then using Versamark and Silver embossing powder, I stamped and embossed the images. Now, just a matter of attaching............... I thought about and tried sewing the sides, but when doing my test stitch, there appeared to be something wrong with my bobbin feeder I had to think about how to attach the vellum together without making marks. AHA!!! I had an IDEA!
I took mini glue dots and place them in the centre of each snowflake on the side panels. Once I stuck the two pieces together, I used some dazzling diamonds glitter to mask the glue dots and make the snowflakes sparkle.

This is what it looks like in the dark. Because of the depth of the candle holder, I used a short Votive Candle as well as a 5 inch pillar inside. Doesn't it look like the Reindeer is dancing in front of the moon???

Punched along the bottom edge of My Minds Eye Christmas Paper with a Martha Stewart Border Punch and then cut my Cardstock to 1 1/4". To finish it off, I rimmed the top edge with Dazzling Diamonds Glitter! This is a very quick project that looks very elegant as a centrepiece on your dining or coffee table!

Today was a very exciting day for was the Cat's Pajamas!


  1. Absolutely wonderful, Vicki!
    Oh how elegant!!
    Congratulations are well deserved!

  2. Just beautiful!!!

  3. WoW! That's beautiful! I've made something similar for Halloween.. but not nearly this stunning!

  4. WOW, Vicki - this is BEAUTIFUL and BIG BIG Congrats again being chosen the Swanky Stamper - you totally deserve it - you ROCK!!!

  5. Your projects are always so creative and exciting! This is absolutely gorgeous and so elegant! I'm a sucker for embossing on vellum, and you used that technique beautifully!

    Congrats on your CP win!


  6. How beautiful, Vicki~! Love how it looks when its lit~ So stunning~


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