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Wed 13

Elegant Snowflake Flourish and Valley Deer Trio
by Jean Okimoto


The new Elegant Snowflake Flourish creates a swirly backdrop for the Valley Deer Trio, cut from soft tan felt, on a holiday headstart card today.  Hi - Jean Okimoto here - with another Christmas design for you.  I love mixing mirror cardstock and felt.  The combination of matte/shiny/soft/glossy quickly elevates a simple design - just add a dash of Blaze velvet paper for the scarves.  

Cut a Stitched Oval Layer from textured natural cardstock.  Cut Elegant Snowflake Flourish from silver mirror cardstock.  Cut two of the small Truly Gifted bows from Blaze velvet paper.  Cut the bows in half to create plush little scarves for the holiday deer.  Isn't it great that Memory Box dies are such versatile multi-taskers?   From a bow to scarves with a simple snip!   I love getting the most use from my supplies - hope you do too.  

Attach adhesive label paper (or sticker sheets) to tan felt and cut the Valley Deer Trio - the one on the left is cut in reverse to face the opposite direction.  The paper backing stabilizes the felt and keeps liquid adhesives from soaking thru.


Attach everything to an A-2 card of textured natural cardstock.  Add tiny pale green sequins.  

BIG Thanks to everyone from Sunday's CHRISTMAS WITH MEMORY BOX class at Impress! I enjoyed introducing you to some of my favorite new items - and combining them with classic, favorite designs from earlier releases. Thanks too - Ann and Jeannie - for finding all of the supplies we need to get started on our holiday cards!  Missed the first class?  Join us the another class on Saturday July 23rd.

Speaking of Impress...be sure to visit the Tukwila and University Village stores on Saturday July 16. They're celebrating their 29th Anniversary - and you get to shop with a special 25% discount on everything you need, want and were hoping to find for your special projects. Take advantage of the celebration to stock up on Memory Box and Poppystamps products for holidays and throughout the year. Enjoy demos, beautiful displays and treats too - Happy Birthday Impress!


Thanks for stopping by - see you again on Saturday!






This is such a wonderful and fun card. I love the felt deer. The felt really adds that extra pop. I think it's lovely that they are flying around the flourish, it's just perfect. Oh and thank you for the heads up about Impress marking that on my must do list. :D

Such a beautiful card Jean. I love the little deer and that beautiful snowflake/swirl is to die for...No pun intended although it does work in this case! LOL

This is a gorgeous card. All the dies make a beautiful winter scene.

SO pretty and fun!

Thanks Sara Tann! Have fun at the Impress celebration - be sure to stock up on felt!

Thanks Teresa Doyle...so many beautiful dies to die for!

Thanks Sharon! So many great new dies - it's hard to pick a favorite.

Thanks Flossie Z - the Elegant Snowflake Flourish gives a whole new meaning to "dashing through the snow!"

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