I confess. I HATE winter. It’s grey, it’s dreary, it’s cold and it has never ending drizzle! Here in Australia, we don’t even have Christmas to look forward to in winter. So, being very early June, I needed to give myself a ‘winter is here’ pep talk. My trusty pal Google found this quote which I quite love. It’s true. It won’t be here forever. Soon enough, my fingers and toes will thaw out, little blossoms will appear and spring smells will fill the air.

The first thing I did was to create the quote in MDS using various fonts. I embellished with some flourishes, chevron and snowflakes (the search tool is SO handy for that). When I was happy, I printed it onto Crumb Cake cardstock. I then took my scalpel and cut out the chevron shapes and the centre of the winter and spring letters (yes, an e-cutter is on my birthday wishlist).

Some Dazzling Diamonds glitter adorns my snowflakes, which was the easiest part of decorating. The hardest part was choosing the designer series paper to peek through my cut outs. Fortunately, Stampin’ Up! seemed to have the perfect answers! I love the Polka Dot Parade in Marina Mist for winter – it just looks like tiny snowballs – and there was just no going past Gingham Garden for a beautful, floral spring. The chevron shapes feature various cardstock colours and designer series papers and the idea was that they would graduate from a deep blue winter through to a bright spring. Lastly, a bright butterfly with rhinestones adds the finishing touch.


Hybrid winter quote. Free printable and details @

Does it take your fancy? If so, go ahead and download my free printable below. You can use the same ideas and techniques as I did or create your own work of art. I’d love to see what you make. Be sure to upload a picture on my Facebook page!



FREE winter quote printable @


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