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Welcome to the Sparkle N Sprinkle “Sparkling Wintry Sensations” blog hop!

For my sparkling wintry card, I created a sheet of faux postage stamps using the pine forest image and a small, rectangular cut out (or reverse mask). I inked the forest w/ several colors of green pigment inks then stamped it inside the mask. I just moved the mask and repeated 5 more times. The wording and numbers were inked w/ a dk pink marker and stamped on top to complete the “stamp” look. I used a perforating blade in between the stamps and cut the outside w/ postage stamp scissors.

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The sentiment was die cut and attached to a fancy tag die cut. (Cutting this die is super easy w/ the Grand Calibur!) The reindeer was inked w/ the pink pigment inks, stamped an cut out. I used a glue pen and Sparkling Snow glitter on the reindeer and to add snowflakes to my postage stamps. I used the Mauvelous glitter on the fancy tag and reindeer antlers. The peony colored layer behind the postage was die cut using a scallop border die. The finished card measures 4.25 x 5.5.

Thanks so much for stopping by!





Stamps: Sparkle N Sprinkle- Pine Forest, Swirly Reindeer, Christmas Magic & snowflakes from set #414; USA & July 4 from set #433; Merry Christmas from set #385
Paper: Neenah white, textured peony
Ink: VersaColor rainforest, Colorbox evergreen, moss green, razzberry & peony pigment inks
Accessories:  Sparkle N Sprinkle glitters in Sparkling Snow & Mauvelous, Tombow Markers, 1/2 ” Double Sided “Tear-ific” Tape SAT04, Spellbinders classic ovals & Fancy Tags 2 dies, Quickutz scallop border die, Fiskars postage stamp scissors, perforating blade, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Grand Calibur

61 Responses to “SNS Sparkling Wintry Sensations Blog Hop!”

  • I love the pink and green colors you chose, such a nice suprise for a Christmas card! Awesome, creative card as ususal Julie and I love the effect of the falling snow you added. Superb!

  • A peaceful card which feels like Christmas is truly on the way with the reminder to make cards and get them in the mail. Both vibrant colors were unexpected, and very happy – always a smile visiting your blog!

  • Your sparkly card is so pretty with the graceful reindeer. I like the look of the sheet of postage stamps and the pretty swirly backing with the sentiment.
    Thank-you for sharing and for all the tips on how to create the stamp sheet. 🙂

  • I so love the shades of colors you chose for your Christmas card! So bright and vibrant! (And pink is my favorite color!) LOVE the postage stamp background – I haven’t done that in a long time. Yours is so inspiring!!

  • Loved, Loved, Loved the colors!!! And the postage stamp idea is fantastic!

  • Love the pink reindeer and the postage stamps! Very inspiring and great short tutorial!

  • Linda Beyer:

    Pink and neon green – hot! Love the postage stamp look.

  • Cheesy Sandy:

    Love the colors you chose for this card. And what a great “postage stamp” card. I don’t think I’ve ever made one so I will have to keep it in mind. Thanks for the inspiration.

  • Susan Cavas Smith:

    Wow! That is awesome. I love faux postage stamps. The colors are great. Thanks for sharing.

  • Julie yet another beautiful card you have made. The color combinations are wonderful. Excellent instructions. Thank you.

  • Julie, What a beautiful card. The colors are so nice, I would never have thought of those colors for this card but you always come up w/ great combinations!! The postage background is quite stunning.

  • Brenda:

    What a clever idea and a great use of the winter swirl set! AND…you used my favorite colors LOL

  • Kim:

    I think this card is very unique. It is not what you would expect to receive at Christmas but that is what makes it so unique. Very pretty!

  • Julie Z:

    Love the pink & green combo for something unique – great colors. And really like how the saying accent/background piece comes up and around your saying – really adds a little more dimension. Great card as always Julie!

  • Nancy:

    Your colors are beautiful, thanks for sharing.

  • Shona:

    Yep – another “wowser” Julie. Very creative – love the postage idea – have never done that, so thanks for the tutorial!

  • Karen Howard:

    Loved the entire card; especially the pink. The postage stamp background was very creative.

  • Peg Klitch:

    Julie, this is an awesome card. Your choice of colors are outstanding. I think the mauve colors will be in my first order! Peg K.

  • May Strauser:

    Love how you did the postage stamps.
    I have to start using more glitter.

  • Donna Levine:

    Love the colors and your methods of creating a great card. Thank you for sharing.

  • Julie, your card is stunning. I love how you created this lovely postage stamp background, including the detail of perforating between the “stamps”. The addition the peony cardstock and ink enhances your background beautifully.

  • Helen:

    I like the use of the faux postage stamp. Unique!

  • Dawn Thomas:

    Love the card! Faux Postage is one of my favorite techniques.

  • This is truly a beautiful card. Those stamps as a background look so real, and the reindeer on the forefront give it a extra dimension. Thank you for sharing.

  • Dianne Potter:

    What a clever idea making faux postage. My mind is running wild with applications. Thank you so much for sharing.

  • Pat Hayrynen:

    What an interesting and great combination of colors! The faux postage technique is great. Love the card.

  • Erin:

    This card is BEAUTIFUL! Merry Christmas!

  • Lois:

    For some reason I was not able to see the card. Read how you made the card and it sounds lovely.

  • Jan:

    Julie, your colors are unusual for Christmas, but they surely convey a feeling of cool weather. Thanks for sharing with us.

  • Charlene LeBel:

    What a great card. Wonderful idea and beautiful colors. Very original and just very pretty! Thanks for the tutorial. Love it!

  • Patti J:

    Oh I love the pink and greens!

  • Dee in N.H.:

    Just beautiful! I love the way you made the faux postage!

  • As always such a fabulous and magnificent card from you Julie. I am truly in awe of your work. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

  • Verna Angerhofer:

    What a delightful Christmas card with the faux postage background and that cute deer image. I really love it.

  • Your card is fabulous! I love the colors. You don’t think of these colors for Christmas, but I love them. Love the swirl behind the saying.

  • Julie, I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE the color combination that you used. This is stunning!!!

  • Karenajo:

    The postage stamp background is very unique – I like your color combination too !

  • Kathy Vogel:

    I absolutely love how you made the card look like postage stamps. How clever! The pink swirly deer is wonderful.

  • Vidette:

    What an awesome girlie, pink christmas card. I love the faux postage look and the stamps used. You did a great job.

  • Anita Braddock:

    Beautiful cards I lovewhat you have done it to look like a postage stamp. Love Love the colors to great job keep up the great work. and thanks for the great ideas. thanks for the chance to win

  • Sharon Hannifin:

    I Loved the pink and green-what surprise and the postage stamp look is awesome!

  • What a wonderful idea. I love my Calibur and now I just can’t wait to try this postage stamp technique. Thank you for sharing.

  • Kelly Olesen:

    The card is absolutely spectacular! The faux postage is really intricate and I love even the simplicity of the sentiment. Wonderful, wonderful work!

  • Joni:

    I loved the postcard look. It was beautiful.

  • NWFlamingo:

    This is my favorite so far on the blog. I love using different color combinations for Christmas. The faux postage was a great idea too.

  • Simply Sandy:

    I love the colors you used for this card. Non holiday traditional colors. I put a pink tree in my daughter’s room each year. Your card is so beautiful. Love the design.

  • nancy:

    Impressive postage stamp background

  • nancy:

    I really like to postage stamp background. Want to give that a try.

  • Susan b.:

    Love, Love this card! Especially color combo! thanks so much for sharing.

  • Jeanette:

    Such a bright and cheerful card… The postage stamp trees are gorgeous.

  • Another stunner. I admire your work because it’s so unique.

  • Love, love, love the pink and green color palette and the way you used glitter to accentuate the swirl on the deer! Fabby card.

  • jeannette stecik:

    This is my favorite so far. I love the pink and green colors.

  • Bridget:

    I love the postage stamp background. The pink and green are beautiful together.

  • Carol 6158:

    This is a fabulous card. Love how you made the postage stamp background. TFS

  • Candy Meyers:

    What a neat idea for the postage stamp. I will have to make some of those. Great job.
    Candy Meyers

  • Sandy Lane:

    I like the postage stamp idea & especially the pink & green colors

  • Great color combination – gives a sense of beauty and peace.


  • Gorgeous card! I LOVE the colors and design.

  • Helen M:

    I love your colors! Not what I expected but I love the way they come together! Thanks for sharing!

  • Beth:

    I love, love, love your colors! How fun to have a wintry card be so bright!

Your comments are so appreciated!