Nov 30 2013

Anna Griffin Winter Wonderland Sparkle

We have lots of pictures to show you today.  Deb created a “sparkly” Christmas card using the beautiful sheets from Winter Wonderland and a JustRite stamp set.  I had made a series of cards from this collection a month or so ago, so I figured this would be a good time to pull out my scraps and unused stickers and make up some tags.  So I have my simple little project to show you, too.  I altered a small gift bag, made a gift card holder, two tags and two little mini note tags.  I challenged myself to use up scrap pieces for everything, and I did.  Feels so good to do that.  Let’s start with Deb’s card:


Can you see all the sparkles!  It’s soooooo lovely!!! And with the PERFECT sentiment!

You can see Deb’s post on her blog here.

Deb used:

Stamps:  Christmas Vintage Labels Four, a clear set by JustRite

Paper:  Winter Wonderland by Anna Griffin

Dies:  Spellbinders 2013 Snowflake Pendant

Ink:  VersaFine Smokey Grey

Ribbon: Melissa Frances Lace Trim – Cream, Metallic String – Silver

Embellishments:  Kaisercraft Rhinestones – Silver, Sparklets Rhinestone Clusters – Crystal

Adhesives:  Scor Tape – 1/4″, 3D Foam Squares


Christmas Vintage Labels Four, clear stamp set by JustRite

Find other Christmas sets by JustRite hereALL REDUCED!


2013 Snowflake Pendant die set by Spellbinders

Find other snowflake themed items here.

Find other Christmas themed Spellbinders products hereALL REDUCED!


This is the group of items I made, using up scrap pieces and stickers from the Winter Wonderland Collection.

The cardstock used is SU Very Vanilla and I edged them with the Zig Painty Pen in Gold.


This is my standard gift card holder, but it’s a bit smaller as I used a scrap piece of cardstock.

I used a round sticker and backed it with 2 layers cut with my Circle Nesties.


Here’s the inside.  I use Velcro Dots as my closure.  I typically use the round ones. And if you notice there is a square on the bottom and a round on the top — LOL — well, let’s just say it was one of those rare “blonde” moments!  If you do use the square, they are a bit too large and too strong, so cutting them in 1/2 works best.


This is a purchased bag that I altered.  There was a gold ornament on the bag.  I just thought it would “POP” more with the star, and it surely did!  Also, the handles were replaced with new ones I made from 1/2″ Sheer with Satin Band in Antique Gold.  The handles that came on the bag were black, terribly wrinkled and didn’t stay in the holes.


These two tags were from scrap pieces of SU Very Vanilla, each 3″ wide and varying heights.  I just used a straight edge, pencil and scissors to cut my angles.  Nothing fancy here.  Then I edged them with the Gold Painty Pen and applied my stickers.  These stickers incorporate both silver and gold, so you can go either way.  Also, the off-white color in this collection is such that you really can go either white or ivory as well.

The ribbon is a gold 1.5 Sheer with Gold Band.  I just ran it through the holes and tied it with Paper Cord.  This Paper Cord is 2 ply and once tied I then untwisted the 2 cords.  Kind of a fun look that is quick and easy.


I also like to make these little mini cards to use as gift tags as well.  The one is 2.5 x 3.5″ and the other is 3.5″ square.

I just edged the edges of my mat layer in gold, elevated with 3D Foam Squares and applied my sticker — can’t get much easier!

So that was my easy-peasy contribution for today!

I will say, we are very low in stock on this collection, Winter Wonderland,  and it is no longer available, so when it’s gone, it’s gone.

However, one could take these ideas and use ANY of the Anna Griffin Christmas Collections with similar results.

Find all Anna Griffin Christmas Collections here.

Find all Anna Griffin Collections here.

All items available at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store, as linked.


Enjoy our Thanksgiving Week Sale all week long!

We are so very grateful and thankful for YOU, our blog viewers and customers.

Without your support, encouragement and patronage, we wouldn’t be here, doing what we love.

THANK YOU so very much! And as our token of thanks, we are running our Thanksgiving Week Sale.

No need to rush and shop during certain days or certain hours.

Enjoy the experience — browse, look, dream and decide at your convenience all week long and throughout the weekend.

No codes to remember – items are as marked.


Check out our Thanksgiving Week Sale here.

ALL Christmas paper collections have been reduced!

Many Christmas Collections have been put into Bundled Specials you can find here.

Find Christmas collections for 2013 here:

Webster’s Pages:  A Christmas Story, It’s Christmas

Anna Griffin:  Emerald Forest, Yuletide Greetings, Winter Wonderland, Christmas Kitsch

Kaisercraft:  Christmas Carol, St Nicholas, Holly Bright, Santa’s List, Gingerbread

Graphic 45:  The Twelve Days of Christmas

My Mind’s Eye:  Vintage Christmas

Authentique:  Joyous

Bo Bunny:  Silver and Gold, Elf Magic

Check out our Christmas category to find more Christmas items.

Find all Spellbinders Christmas themed dies and folders here.

All items available at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store, as linked.



Need inspiration?

Find many more gorgeous Design Team projects by scrolling down.  The girls have been so very, very busy!

Thank you for stopping in and have a Blessed Thanksgiving Weekend with your family and friends.

We’ll be back REAL soon —  hope to see you then!


2 responses so far

2 Responses to “Anna Griffin Winter Wonderland Sparkle”

  1. Kelly W. says:

    Gorgeous set Sharon! I love how classic and timeless they all are. Perfect to give anyone on your list!

  2. Juanita in Ohio says:

    Simply SENSATIONAL, Sharon!! They look so professional.
    I hope you and the family had a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving! TFS. Huge cyber HUGS.

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