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Sunday, December 13, 2009

Want to Play a Game?

I'm a bit late again posting tonight. I finished wrapping gifts. I think I did anyway!!! I didn't see anymore bags sitting around with "stuff" in them!!! And I have one more gift to shop for and I'm done with that too!!! Color me VERY happy. Tomorrow I have errands to run and groceries to get and then I will be baking my holiday quick breads and I am done and can finally sit back and enjoy the rest of the holiday season with very little stress!! I LOVE that!!

I thought this snowman image would be perfect for the BB's I bought last year and never used. I had every intention of making one of these but ran out of time. Probably a good thing to because last year Stampin' Up! didn't have the Sweet Treat Cups and these things are perfect for this game!!! It was SO easy to put together too. Wanna know how??? Well, too bad, I'm going to tall you anyway!!! LOL

Here is the recipe I used:
10 pieces of white card stock
StazOn black ink
Glue Stick
Embossing Powder
Versa mark
Tacky Glue
Stampin' Up! Sparkle and Shine Wheel
Stampin' Up! Snow Buddies set
Martha Stewart leaf/branch punch
1-1/4" and 1-3/8" circle punch
Stampin' Up! Scallop Punch
Stampin' Up! Sweet Treats Cup
Double sided tape

Stamp your image on a piece of card stock that is larger than the Sweet Treats Cup. I cut mine 3" x 3". I stamped the image in the middle. Ok, I didn't really stamp my image in the middle. I had a larger piece of card stock and I stamped the image and cut my card stock after. Seriously I'm not that great at centering without a Stamp-a-ma-jig!! Now the secret is out. Here you thought I was good at this stuff!!!!

Once the image was in the center I colored it with markers. That means I had stamped my image with StazOn. I prefer StazOn because it doesn't lift off when color over it with markers. It will lift off a bit with blender pens but not as much as with regular black ink. I then set my candy cup over the image and drew a pencil line around the whole thing. It's still under all the "stuff" on the square. It won't show but don't make it really dark, try to keep it as light as you can.

Next I cut out 8 more pieces of card stock 3" x 3". I used a glue stick and affixed the pieces all together. Make sure you get them even as you glue and stack them together. Glue the snowman to the top of the pile. Punch out the holes. I started with the buttons and it looked cute. Then I did the eyes. If I was going to do it all over I wouldn't have done the eyes. Once the BB's land in those holes the snowman kind of creeps me out!!! It looks like he was squeezed TOO hard!!! Add one more piece of card stock to the bottom to cover up the holes. Unless you want the holes the same color as the background you are affixing it to.

Then I punched out the leaves/branches and the red dots and glued them in place. I made the background in place and added the layered "Merry Christmas."

Isn't this a great card for kids??? Maybe they won't be so creeped out by the eyes!!! LOL

Thank you SO much for visiting today,


Lynn Mercurio said...

How adorable is this, and such a great and creative use of these treat cups. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

Anonymous said...

I love your card!!! It is really adorable!

lisa808 said...

How creative is that?!?!? What a fun card/game for kids.

Love the wreath--must have been a lot of work.

Diane said...

Such a great card!

Unknown said...

Super cute, love your creation.