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Saturday, September 21, 2019

Snowman Season, Christmas Winter Card, 2019 Holiday Catalog

Today I will be going to Terri's Stamping Extravaganza in Plymouth, Minnesota.  She has one of these every time a new catalog comes out.  The Holiday Catalog is out and shes all set to show what's in it.  There's many demonstrators there showing a product from the catalog.  I'm excited to see all the new samples.  There is one set I know I want but I had already ordered and I'm hoping that I'm not too tempted by what I see there.  It's a fun time and there's drawings and contests.  Here is my card for the contest.  When I look at the card on the screen I noticed that I need to add some snowflakes over the words to even out that corner.  It was bugging me so much that I actually stopped typing to add them.  Totally obsessed!!! LOL

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  This card opens on the right and the fold is on the left.  

I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Coastal Cabana card stock.  Before that piece is taped on the large scalloped oval can be die cut from it.  I taped the card stock to the card base.

I cut a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Let it Snow" 12" x 12" pack.  This is a fun pack of paper and I can't wait to play with it again.  

Next I cut the top corner pieces.  You can find the instructions for cutting them here.  Or you can just wing it. As long as you have the top and the left side flush you can cut the other two sides they way you want.  I ended up trimming mine a bit only because I got the pieces mixed up (again).  You really can't mess it up if you write on the backside the word "top".  After getting it mixed up twice, I finally wrote "top" on the back and I was able to keep it straight!!  Simple things that help. LOL  After making the corner pieces, I taped them together and taped them to on top of the DSP.  I lined up the top and the left and set it in place.  I did NOT stamp on it before I put the piece down.  I needed to see how much room the oval was going to take up.  I could have set my pre-cut oval on the piece and then stamped, either way works.  

On the backside of the DSP is the dotted DSP.  TOO cute.  I LOVE both and it's going to be a tough choice when it comes to using it.  I die cut the largest stitched oval using the dotted DSP.  I taped the ovals together.  Then I set the ovals on top of the DSP and was ready to stamp on the corner piece. 

I stamped the words from the "Snowman Season" set using black Memento ink.  I stamped the snowflakes using Coastal Cabana ink, stamping off just once per set.  

I stamped the snowman and I punched him out using the matching punch.  It punches out the body, hat, arms and a nose.  I colored the hat using the Early Espresso marker, Daffodil Delight, Real Red and Garden Green markers.  I added a little blush by using the light Petal Pink Blends pen.  I used my blender pen and the Coastal Cabana marker and added some shadowing on the snowballs. The buttons and nose are from the "Let it Snow" embellishment kit.  There's some fun hats, mittens and scarves in that kit.  Plus some snowballs, white glitter washi tape, noses, arms and the black buttons.  It's a fun kit and I can't wait to put some mittens on the snowmen!!  Stay tuned for that one!!!

I punched out the arms using Early Espresso card stock.  I also punched out another snowman body and hat.  I taped the arms to the back of the snowman I colored.  Then I taped the other body over it to hold the arms in place better, plus it makes a very firm snowman.  I did the same with the hat.  Then I set the snowman in place on top of the oval using Dimensionals.  

I set the oval in place on the front of the card and the card was done.  I think it's SO stinkin' CUTE. I love this set and I will never part with it.  Well, not unless an even cuter one comes out.  I LOVE the "Let it Snow" font.  There 's a really pretty "Merry Christmas" font too.  And two other snowmen in the set to play with.  I am such a lover of snowmen, so I will be making some fun cards with this set too.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

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