The Holiday Occasions arrived in the mail today! I always put myself on the mailing list so I get a catalog at the same time as customers. So, if you are on my mailing list, its on the way! if you are not on my mailing list and you would like to be, please e-mail me and I will make sure you join this party! Because today we are looking at one of the stars of the catalog, the Feels Like Frost Suite.
The “Feels Like Frost Suite” is one of my must haves from this catalog. I almost never like any holiday set that isn’t red and green and has some plaid. But the Designer Series Paper in this suite really caught my eye. And today I am giving you a sneak peek of this new suite of products. Demonstrators were given the opportunity to place orders early. And so I went all in and got the paper and even the Ice Stampin’ Glitter and the Shimmery Crystal Effects. If you are going to “Feel Like Frost”, you can’t do that without some glitter!
Now, I will warn you, glitter is not for the faint of heart. And I am usually not a fan of glitter at all. I prefer to stay with my Wink of Stella pen and have a clean stamp table! But something about the chunky, glitzy Ice Stampin’ Glitter appealed to me. It was the picture below of the glittered snowflake that caught my eye and made me want to try this. Doesn’t that snowflake just scream holiday and snow and all things frosty?
For my card, I covered the edges with the Shimmery Crystal Effects. If you are afraid of glitter, you could just use the Shimmery Crystal Effects. it has a nice, subtle sparkle. And it is the perfect adhesive to the Ice Stampin’ Glitter. I did experiment with the Tombow glue to adhere the glitter, but it really just clumps the glitter up a bit. It does dry clear, but you will have to be careful to spread only a thin coat of the glue. I think the Shimmery Crystal Effects is perfect with this chunky Ice Stampin’ Glitter. It goes on thin, it doesn’t clump up the glitter and in spots where the glitter doesn’t stick, you still have some sparkle. It is perfect for this! Plus, you can use this for so many other projects in the holiday catalog to add a little sparkle and shine. Here is a close up of the final “frosted” design. It really does look like ice.
Another tip I will give you is that the back side of the Feels Like Frost DSP is all silver embossed designs. This is really gorgeous paper. It is a toss up whether the realistic frosted scenes or the embossed metallic silver side is the prettiest. But I will tell you the Silver Embossed side adheres best with the Tombow glue. If you are a SNAIL fan like I am, it tends to peel this beautifully embossed paper, much like it will with papers using embossing folders. So, make sure you experiment to see if you like the tape adhesive or liquid adhesive better for this. Below are some card samples made with this beautiful paper that are on page 40 in the new Holiday Occasions Catalog. The catalog pictures are beautiful, but really do not do this paper justice.
And did you notice the pretty die cuts for the sentiment. Those are from the new Halloween Suite in the catalog, Monster Bash on page 52! Of all the dies in the new Holiday Occasions catalog, these are the most beautiful. They are perfect for the Monster Bash suite, but they work great for other things as well. Its going to be one of those die sets you reach for many times!
Well, I hope you enjoyed this Sneak Peek of what is coming in the new Holiday Occasions Catalog. Its going to be a fun holiday season and I cannot wait to get crafting! Ordering starts September 4th!