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I whipped up a card yesterday using some products I purchased at my LSS.

I bought a Simple Stories 6″x6″ paper pack, a wink of stella glitter pen (having trouble getting over the weirdness of the name!), some versamark refill ink (thank God as I was having trouble sourcing some and I use Versafine ink for all my sentiments), and a few odds and ends that I had to put away for Christmas (sad face).

I’m really pleased to see a fair number of new product lines being carried in my LSS.  They’re a little bit more expensive than buying online but I do like to support local businesses (I work for one!) and most of my spending money does go on paper crafting – it’s nice to see the products “in person” before purchasing.

Anyway, back to the card:

postal snowman

I used a Paper Smooches stamp that I bought last year (just got the matching dies last week) and the sentiment layout was inspired by one of the patterned papers in the Simple Stories pack.

After I coloured and die cut the snowman, I glittered him up with WOS (Wink of Stella – I’m not going to type that out every time I use it) which isn’t showing up well in the picture but is fairly noticeable in real life.

Initially, I’d chosen a different background paper so one of my flags is a bit too “blended” into the background but my snowman was not visible enough with the other paper so I switched it out.

I did a little stitching around the edges of the blue paper but (here I go again…) would have used my tracing wheel if it was still functioning.  I have just ordered a new one and I hope it gets here soon as I’m lost without it!