Today’s Christmas card includes a sponging technique on the Feels Like Frost Designer Series Paper (DSP).  The Feels Like Frost DSP has beautiful photo realistic scenes on the front of the paper and the backside of each sheet has beautiful silver foiled images.  The Feels Like Frost DSP is also on the Retiring Products list and is available while supplies last.

I also have a reminder and an important announcement from Stampin’ Up!, so please  keep reading.

Sponge Technique Christmas Card

First Frost DSP & Snowman Season stamp set

I used one of the sheets that had silver foiled snowflake images and used a Stampin’ Up! sponge to add Seaside Spray ink from my inkpad to sponge color over the entire sheet.  In other words, I changed the white background into a soft Seaside Spray (blue) background for my snowy background.  It was easy and fun to do because the silver foil asks as a resist and the Seaside Spray stamp pad ink did not change the color of the silver foil.  It’s almost impossible to capture the silver metallic paper in a photo.  The snowflakes are silver even though they appear dark gray in my photo. Maybe the photo below gives a better view of the silver foil and silver snowflakes.

Christmas card


Card Measurements:

  • 4 1/4″ X 11″ – Seaside Spray cardstock scored at 5 1/2″
  • 4 X 5″ – Whisper White Cardstock
  • 3 7/8″ X 5 1/8″- Feels Like Frost DSP
  • 2 5/8″ X 3 11/16″ – Whisper White Cardstock
  • 2 12″ X 3 5/8″ – Seaside Spray Cardstock
  • 2 1/8″ X 3 1/4″ – Whisper White Cardstock

These are the items I used to make this card, just click on any of the pictures on my Shopping List or on my signature at the end of this post and you’ll be redirected to my 24/7 Online Store.

NEW! Please use the Host CodeQGXAF4E9 when placing your order and I’ll send you 5 hand stamped cards that you can use.  Remember you also earn Loyalty Rewards Points when your order is a minimum $50*.  Make sure you click on the link to read about MY LOYALTY REWARDS PROGRAM 2019-20.

*before sales tax/shipping.  This offer cannot be combined with any other offer I hold in December. 

Shopping List



Don’t forget about the Giant Year-End Closeout sale.  These products are from the Mini Catalog (Holiday catalog) while supplies last!  You can see them by clicking on the lists: 2020 Holiday Catalog Retiring List     

You can also read and see many of the items on my Dec 7 blog post,

Stampin Up! Announcement

As taken from the Stampin Up! Demonstrator page: “Whisper White has been a Stampin’ Up! staple for so long. We love it and we know you love it, too. We are sad to announce that the supplier’s mill producing our Whisper White cardstock has permanently closed due to impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, we weren’t given much notice on this closure. This means that the technology unique to this particular supplier is now unavailable to us and we can no longer offer our Whisper White cardstock and related products, such as Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes. Please note that this won’t affect any of our other cardstocks, this only affects Whisper White.”

  • Whisper White 12″ x 12″ (30.5 x 30.5 cm) Cardstock (124302)
  • Assorted Memories & More Cards & Envelopes (149710)
  • Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes (131527)
  • Whisper White 3″ x 3″ (7.6 x 7.6 cm) Envelopes (145829)
  • Whisper White 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock (100730)
  • Whisper White 8-1/2″ x 11″ Thick Cardstock (140272)
  • Whisper White Medium Envelopes (107301)

Here’s a quick video showing comparisons between Whisper White Cardstock and Basic White Cardstock: Comparison Video

*Please note that the current Whisper White products are limited to purchase 2 of each product.

If you’re still reading this long post, know that I appreciate you.  As always, please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about your crafty needs.  
I hope you make some time for yourself this week-end for some crafting fun and some holiday fun as well.
Inky hugs,


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