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Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Back on Your Feet, Get Well Card

I still had my "Back on Your Feet" set sitting on my worktable (no surprises there!) so I thought I would make one more before I find another stamp set to play with.  I found this card here.  

What I thought was going to be a quick and easy card turned out to be just the opposite.  First of all when I went to texture the "Hammered" background, I found that the folder is one of the new ones and they don't work in the Big Shot. I did get one of them to work before but I couldn't remember what I used for shims. SO I was playing around with that.  I ended up using a thick piece of Fun Foam and a piece of cardboard from some Designer Series Paper (DSP).  But this time I couldn't get that combo to work either.  SO I added my silicone craft pad and ended up getting it stuck in the roller.  Fortunately hubby was home so I asked him to come help.  Not that this was going to ruin my Big Shot but this removal process required two people.  I pushed the Magnet Plate from one end while he pulled it out from the other.  I removed the embossing folder and the silicone pad (intact!).  Then I proceeded to find a better combo. I finally ended up with two thicknesses of thick Fun Foam and two pieces of the cardboard from the DSP.  Not the thick stuff, the kind that is like the thickness of a cereal box.  And it was a perfect match. I got the pressure I was looking for.  And when I'm done with this post, I'm going to trim up my foam and the cardboard and glue them all together so I have my platform for future embossing folders.  I just can't afford to buy a new machine. Besides, this machine is new. I got it two years ago for Christmas and just opened it up this past spring when I finally gave up my Big Kick.  So I'm not in the market for a new one.  But now I won't need a new one because I figured out how to get by without it!

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Very Vanilla card stock.  On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic Black card stock.  And the textured piece was cut at 3-7/8" x 5-1/8".  I taped those layers together and taped them to the card front.  

I stamped the giraffe from the "Back on Your Feet" using black Memento ink on Very Vanilla card stock.  I stamped the words from the same set using black Memento ink.  Then I sat at my worktable to color it.  I used the light Blends pens in Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie.  I just colored the whole giraffe in using the Daffodil Delight pen and then I went to color the spots in (I missed one but colored it in later).  When I opened the pen a big dot of alcohol came out.  Note to self, "never open the Blends pens over your work". It dripped on the back of his neck.  So I thought I would try to cover the mess by using the light Pumpkin Pie pen and just color in all the "hairs" on the back of the neck".  It did not help with the blurred out mess.  I proceeded to finish coloring the light Pumpkin Pie parts and called it a done deal.

I trimmed the stamped piece to 3-5/8" x 2".  And I cut a Basic Black piece of card stock 3-7/8" x 2-1/4".  I taped the two layers together.  I didn't get them straight so I tried to straighten them out. I tried to pull up the bottom right corner and split the paper. So I added some glue. I really thought it wouldn't show.  Then I got the whole piece of card stock and tried to remove it from the black piece and it started to peel the black so I just gave up.  I was going to redo it but you know me, I show you the good, the bad and the ugly!!!  Fortunately it's the last card of the year which means the new year will be SO much better!!! (crosses fingers LOL).  It was supposed to be easy but I managed to make it difficult!!!

So it is what it is and you get the idea!  It's still a cute concept.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Monday, December 30, 2019

Back on Your Feet, Beauty Abounds, Get Well Card

Today I thought I would play with the "Back on your Feet" set.  I love this guy the most in the set.  I usually color him in Old Olive but today I used Mossy Meadow.  Not a big fan of it on him!

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  I did fold it in half before I cut off 1" on the right edge on the front.

I taped a 1-1/4" piece of Designer Series paper from the "Magnolia Lane" set on the inside right edge.

I stamped the turtle using black Memento ink on Whisper White Card stock. I die cut him using the largest Stitched oval die.  I also die cut a Mossy Meadow scalloped oval. 

I colored the turtle using the light Mossy Meadow Blends pen. I colored the belly using light Daffodil Delight Blends Pen and I added a little highlights using the dark Daffodil Delight Blends Pen.  I thought there was too much dark on the turtle, so I decided to go grab my Old Olive Blends pens and color the shell with the light one and the highlights with the dark one. I colored the space between the squares on the shell with the light Soft Suede Blends pen and I also used it on the bottom of the feet.

The words are from the "Back on your Feet" set. I stamped them using Mossy Meadow ink.  I did set the oval up in my Stamparatus so I could get the words exactly where I wanted them and to make sure I got them dark enough too. I did have to stamp them twice to get the color I wanted.  That's what is great about the Stamparatus, you can stamp over and over again until you get the look you want and it will stamp in the same spot every time.  

I stamped the "bubbles" from the "Beauty Abounds" set using Mossy Meadow ink and Daffodil Delight ink. 

I taped the oval layers together and I set the oval in place using Dimensionals. Be careful not to get the Dimensionals on the right edge or it will seal your card shut!

This was a fun card to make but I think I'm going to stick to Old Olive for my turtle in the future!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Sunday, December 29, 2019

Beautiful Friendship, Magnolia Memories Dies, Birthday Card

I'm still trying to come up with cards to make from now until I can order and get my new order.  That will feel like an eternity!!! LOL  It's sad because I have stamp sets that I have hardly used.  I guess it's time to take a hard look at them and surf the net for some inspiration or something to copy!!  Like today's card.

Today I used the "Magnolia Memories" dies to make the flower.  I die cut them from Whisper White card stock and sponged on some Daffodil Delight ink on the center of the two smaller pieces.  I glued all four pieces together and set it aside to allow the glue to set up.

I die cut the flower center  using some gold glitter card stock. I cut two of those and glued them together. I set them aside to dry too.

I cut a half-sheet of Daffodil Delight for the card base. I folded it in half.  this card opens at the bottom.  

I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White and I speckled it with the Smoky Slate marker. I flicked the pen tip on the inside edge of the cover.  It's a fun technique, I just wonder if it will ruin the tip of the marker.  It seems fine so far.

I used the "Rectangle Stitched" dies and die cut out the one that measures about 3-1/4" x 1-7/8".  I stamped the words from the "Beautiful Friendship" set using Mossy Meadow ink. I speckled this piece too.

I took a piece of Daffodil Delight ribbon and wrapped it around the front of the Whisper White speckled piece and I taped the ends on the back with scotch tape.  I set that piece in place on the card base using Dimenisonals.  

Then I taped the stitched rectangle piece in place using Dimensionals.

I added some ribbon loops where the flower will be placed. I also added two strips of ribbon at the bottom part and I trimmed them at an angle.

I glued the flower in place.  I added a large rhinestone to the center of the flower and a bunch of small ones scattered around the Whisper White piece.  

I added a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock to the inside and the card was done.  Now that I look at it, I think it could use some greenery. A few Mossy Meadow leaves would be a nice touch.  

I thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda


Saturday, December 28, 2019

Beautiful Friendship, Perennial Essence DSP, Birthday Card

Since all the "stuff" was still sitting out, I thought I would make another daisy card.  Like I put stuff away right away!  Maybe in 2020!!!  Maybe!  LOL I don't often put things away until my worktable is so full that I'm forced to.  I just keep creating until I have no room or lose too many things.  Such a nasty habit to get into.  I need to break myself of it but we are looking at an "Old dog, new tricks" thing here! LOL

So, onto my fun card.  The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  This card was cut on the 8-1/2" side. It's scored at the 5-1/2" mark and folded.  This card opens at the bottom.  On top of the card base I taped  a 2-1/2" x 4-1/4" piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Perennial Essence" 12" x 12" package.  

I taped a piece of Night of Navy seam binding around the front to cover where the DSP and card stock meet. The ends of the ribbon are under the flower.  I taped the ends there.

I stamped the words from the "Beautiful Friendship" set using Night of Navy ink.

I punched out two leaf sets from Mossy Meadow card stock using the "Leaf" punch.

I punched out two daisies using the "Daisy" punch. I taped them together in the center.  I added a "Faceted Gem" to the center.  

I set the flower in place with some glue.  I added some glue to the ends of the leaf stems and slipped them under the flower.

As quick and simple as that.  I think this is a bright and cheery birthday card.  This would also make an excellent get well card too!

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Friday, December 27, 2019

Itty Bitty Greeting, Frosted Foliage, Itty Bitty Greeting, Birthday Card

Today I was forced to play with some sets that I already have. I can't wait to order some new stuff and I can't wait to wait for the order to come!  LOL

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  The card was cut on the 8-1/2" side. This card opens at the bottom.

I cut a 5" x 3-3/4" piece of Whisper White that I textured using the "Linen" embossing folder.

I cut a 4" x 2-1/4" piece of the Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Neutrals" 6" x 6" pack. I used Crumb Cake.  I taped it on a 4-1/4" x 2-1/2" piece of Soft Suede. I taped the two layers together and then taped them to the textured piece.

Next I punched out two large and 4 small flowers using the Medium and Small daisy punch.  I glued two together to make 3 flowers.  

I punched out three Mossy Meadow leaf sets. And I die cut three gold glitter "flower" pieces using the "Frosted Foliage" dies.  

I set the flowers in place using Dimensionals.  Then I set the Mossy Meadow leaves in place using glue. I also added the gold "flowers" using glue on the stem ends.  

Then I stamped the words from the "Itty Bitty Greetings" set using black Memento ink.

I set the piece in place on top of the card base and the card was done.

This was a very fun card to make and I LOVE how it looks!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Thursday, December 26, 2019

Itty Bitty Greetings, Snow Front, Get Well Masculine Card

Today I needed to make a get well card. My daughter-in-laws grandpa is in the hospital.  Nothing like being hospitalized over the holidays.  SO I thought I would send him a card to let him know we are thinking of him and wish him a quick recovery.  And this is what I came up with.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Shaded Spruce card stock. I cut the card stock on the 8-1/2" side.  This card opens at the bottom.

I took a 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" piece of Whisper White card stock. I made 3 marks on the card. One where I wanted the point to be and the other two on the sides.  On the left I marked it at 2-3/4" up from the bottom.  And on the right side I marked it at 2-1/2" up from the bottom. I cut the left side from the side mark to the point mark.  I repeated that for the other side.

Then I began my stamping using  the Snow Front set. I stamped the mountains first using Crumb Cake ink.  Then I stamped the lake using Pool Party ink.  Above the lake I added some Smoky Slate land. The trees were added next using Shaded Spruce ink.  The deers were then added using Early Espresso ink.  They looked like they were floating, so I added some Crumb Cake land.

The words are from the "Itty Bitty Greetings" set. I stamped them on Mint Macaron card stock using Shaded Spruce ink.  I die cut them with the smallest "Stitched" circle die cut.  I set the words in place using Dimensionals.

And for the final touch, I attached a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White to the inside for writing on!

This was a quick and easy card to make.  I like this set and I hope it carries over to the new catalog.  There is another set coming in the spring catalog, it would be fun to have all three sets in the main catalog.

I don't know how cheery this card is but it's definitely a masculine card! Maybe just the fact of being thought of will create a cheery feeling.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Christmas Layers, Frosted Frames, Snowman Season

Merry Christmas to you and yours.  I hope you are enjoying the holiday festivities.

Today I'm posting a quick and easy card to make.  And the last of the Christmas cards until next season.  Now I have to come up with card using what I have here until I can order (and wait for) the new stuff!  Gotta LOVE new stuff!

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Real Red card stock.  On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White.

I die cut some snowflakes from the "Christmas Layers" dies. I used the Dazzling Diamonds card stock to give it some glitter and shimmer.

I had a couple of extra snowflakes sitting on my worktable that were from "Frosted Frames" dies.  I was happy that I was able to use them. I end up putting them in a small tote and forgetting about them and something better comes along and there they are, forgotten and unused!  I glued the snowflakes in place. I put some white glue down on my silicone sheet and folded it a little to get the glue on both sides (don't crease the sheet) and this also helps make the glue thinner.  Then I stuck the snowflakes to the card front.  Not very messy at all.  The glue will dry on the sheet and I will peel it off later.  Easy peasy.  Unless  you are like me and set your card down on top of it!!!  I'm keeping an ever watchful eye on it today!! LOL

I stamped the words from the "Snowman Season" set using Real Red ink.  I trimmed the piece to measure 7/8" x 3-1/4".  Then I cut a Real Red layer measuring 1-1/8" x 3-1/2".  I taped the two pieces together.  I set the word piece in place using Dimensionals.  

And for the final touch, I added some small crystal rhinestones to the center of the snowflakes.  And to finish off the card I added a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock to the inside.

This was a fun, quick and easy card to make.

Enjoy the holidays and thank you for stopping by today,
Wanda

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Snowman Season, Frosted Frames, Christmas Card

WOW!  I can't believe it's Christmas Eve already!  This month just flew by.  I have two gifts left to wrap and I'm all set! I have to frost some brownies that I need to cut into triangles to resemble Christmas trees, add some frosting and sprinkles and they are done!  And then I'm done!  

Today I had a few minutes to make a super quick card.  I used the snowflake dies from the "Frosted Frames" die set.  I think I will keep that set forever!!!  I die cut the three snowflakes using the Dazzling Diamonds glitter paper.  Those three little circle dots are from the large snowflake. I saved them because they were perfectly round and looked like snowballs.


I set the snowflakes on the front of a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock so I could see where the words could go. The words are from the "Snowman Season" set and they were stamped using Balmy Blue ink.

Next I glued my snowflakes in place and then the small snowballs.  And that was it.  A super quick and easy card to make!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Monday, December 23, 2019

Itty Bitty Christmas, Winter Woods, Christmas Card

I was trying to find a stamp set to play with today and I ran across the "Winter Woods" set. I have not played with it in a while and actually I have not played with it much at all. So all the more reason to take it off the shelf and have some fun

I stamped the trees from the Winter Woods set using Versa Mark. I stamped them twice on Whisper White card stock.  I used a 4" x 5-1/4" which I cut down later.  I made sure I stamped the trees low on the card stock. I was going to have some ground showing but it turned out SO ugly that I had to cut it off.  I know I share the good, the bad and the ugly with you, but this one was beyond ugly!!! LOL  Once I cut off the foreground the card looked SO much better.  But then I had a short card. We'll discuss that part a bit later.  I embossed the trees using white embossing powder.

I sponged on some inks for the background. I made a 1" circle mask for the moon. Much like yesterday's card, I sponged on some Bermuda Bay first. Then some Pacific Point over it, making sure I started at the top and left most of the ink up there.  As I went down the card (rolling the brayer across from side to side), the color got lighter.  And then the last color was Night of Navy.  When I was done with inking the sky, I did go over the moon lightly so it wasn't SO bright. 

I used my Chalk pen for the stars.  I just took the cap, inserted the tip of the pen on the edge and flicked the tip so the Chalk ink would splatter.  And yes, I did ruin my pen tip. It's not like the other markers, it's more brittle. So I guess I will keep that one for flicking and buy a new one for writing.  Live and learn!

I will tell you what I did to the foreground but I won't show you (besides, it's cut off and in the recycling waste basket).  I sponged on some Mossy Meadow and it was too green, even though it was the darkest green I had.  SO I sponged on some Crumb Cake, which made it even uglier.  Then I took it to the paper cutter and cut it off at the edge where the trunks met the tree branches, resulting in a short card.  It measured 5" x 2-7/8".  SO to make that part better, I cut another 1/4" off one side.  Then I cut a 5-1/4" x 3-1/8" piece of Night of Navy for the layer.  I taped the two pieces together. 

Next I set them on top of the card to see where the words would go.  I knew I needed some long words and these were the longest I had.  They are from the "Itty Bitty Christmas" set.  I stamped them using Night of Navy ink.

I set the layered image piece in place using Dimensionals and the card was done. It's an okay card. Not the look I was going for but it is what it is.

I can't believe it's only two days until Christmas and then no more Christmas sets.  Though the one "Snow Front" set can be used for some winter birthday cards. I may resort to that one until I send in my order from the spring catalog.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Sunday, December 22, 2019

Frosted Foliage, Frosted Frames, Christmas Card, 2019 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog

Today's card was found on the internet. I was doing a search for "Frosted Foliage" and I ran across this pretty card. You can see the original card here.  I pretty much copied it exactly as it is. I don't usually do dark colors for Christmas, but this is SO pretty. Prettier in real life.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Crumb Cake card stock.  On top of that is a piece of Blackberry Bliss that was cut at 4-1/6" x 5-3/16".  I don't have the 1/16" mark on my cutter so I just lined my card up between the marks.  It's close enough!  Then I textured a piece of Crumb Cake card stock that was cut 5-1/8" x 3-7/8".  I taped those two layers together.

Then I die cut the pretty background frame piece from the "Frosted Frames" die cut set using Blackberry Bliss card stock.

I stamped the words from the "Frosted Foliage" set using Blackberry Bliss ink.  I die cut it with the stitched die from the "Frosted Frames" die set.  I wrapped some twine around it and tied a bow.  I set the piece on top of the die cut frame piece using snail tape.

Then I die cut the two snowflakes from the "Frosted Frames" die set using Mint Macaron card stock.  I added a tiny bit of snail tape to the back of them and set them in place on the card.  I added a tiny crystal rhinestone to the center of each snowflake and I also added one by the word "sending" (only because it was stuck to my finger and I had already put the rhinestones away - SO lazy!!! LOL).  

I set the frame piece in place using Dimensionals. And I did add a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock to the inside. I probably should have used Vanilla because the white is kind of bright.

I do like this card and I'm going to be sad to see this set retire.  Most of the ones in the mini catalogs never make it to the big catalog.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Snow Front, Itty Bitty Christmas, Christmas Card

I found this beauty on the internet.  You can and will need to see the original card here.  There's a video and I worked the card step by step. It didn't take long at all to do and I was pretty impressed.  Though it's not exactly like the original card, it's still pretty. There's a few things I would have done differently or paid closer attention to but it's done and I do like it. 

You will need the following ink pads, Pool Party, Smoky Slate, Mossy Meadow, Bermuda Bay, Pacific Point, Night of Navy, Basic Black or black Memento ink and that's it.  

I didn't hear the size punch used for the mask for the moon but I used a 1" one and it looked like it was right.

I didn't have the same wording as on the original card so mine came from the "Itty Bitty Christmas" set.  So go grab your "Snow Front" set and get started.

First you stamp the lake, then the images in front of the lake. That is where I could have done a bit better.  Then the deer were stamped. Next came the trees. All three sizes of the single trees were used.  The moon was masked and the sky was brayered on with three different color blues.  And the background was spritzed. I just grabbed a retired "Smooch" sprayer.  I didn't get the same effect as in the original one but there's shimmer in the sky and it kind of looks like it's softly snowing.

Now hop on over to the video and give this a try. It's SO pretty and SO worth it.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Friday, December 20, 2019

Life Saver Matchbook Candy holders.

I made these a few years back but they are worth repeating!  These make great "Stocking Stuffers" and little gifts of thank you for teachers, the mail carrier, the USP driver, the sales clerk, etc.  You know who you can give them to!

You can find the instructions for these fun matchbook candy holders here.

Sorry my post is so short today. I have a Christmas party to go to tonight and I am WAY behind on what I need to do to get out the door on time.

Have a great day and thank you for stopping by,
Wanda

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Snowman Season, Candy Bar Holder Sleeve, Stocking Stuffer, Teacher Gift

Today I thought another "Weekend Project" was in order.  Who doesn't love these fun Candy Bar Wrappers/Sleeves? They make great stocking stuffers and gifts for teachers, mail carries, the UPS driver, etc.!  And they are very simple to make.  It's basically how much you want to embellish it that takes up the time.  I like to keep mine simple because I make so many of them to give away.

The sleeve itself is a piece of Whisper White card stock that measures 5-1/2" x 6-1/2".  You can get two from one sheet of card stock.  You will need to score the piece on the short side at 1-1/4", 1-1/2", 3-3/4" and 4". I also find scoring these a little difficult because I am going against the grain of the card stock.  Yup, paper has a grain.  I like to burnish the score lines to make them nice and crisp so they fit around the candy bar nicely.  Oh the candy bar is a 1.55 oz Hershey bar.  The one I use for my samples is SO old it expired back in 2014. I wrote on the back with a Sharpie, "DO NOT EAT. IT'S OLD".  I don't even want to guess what it looks like on the inside!! LOL  But it' beats running to the store every time I wanted to make these.  And I don't want to toss it out. I never know when I am going to make one and I like to have it on hand. Remember when they used to be wrapped in foil and had their own sleeve?  I used a thin piece of wood and wrapped it in the foil and used that (until the wrapper change of 2003.  LOL  That date is accurate, I actually looked it up.

Okay, once the score lines are nice and crisp, place the candy bar inside and glue the seam. I like to glue the edges.  The edge on the inside I glue on top and the edge that is on the outside, I add glue to the inside of it. I prefer to use glue, because I know glue is going to stay stuck. Now set it aside to dry for a bit while you cut your pieces for the front.

For the front I used a piece of Shaded Spruce card stock and I cut it 5-3/8" x 2-1/8".  I cut the Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Let it Snow" 12" x 12" pack at 5-1/4" x 2".  I taped the two pieces together.  

I die cut the snowman from the "Let it Snow" DSP using the second largest Stitched Oval die.  Then I die cut a Shaded Spruce scalloped oval for the layer behind it.  I taped those two layers together.  

Then I punched out a hat from the "Let it Snow" DSP and set it in place on the snowman using Dimensionals.

I took two arms from the "Let it Snow" embellishment kit and stuck them on the snowman. I also took a Shaded Spruce felt scarf from the kit and glued it onto the snowman.  

I took the first panels I had made and stamped the "Thinking of you at Christmas" from the "Itty Bitty Christmas" set using Shaded Spruce ink.  Then I taped that panel to the candy bar wrapper.

I put Dimensionals behind the oval piece and set it in place on top of the falling snow layer.  I slid the candy bar in the sleeve and that was it.

Super cute, fun and makes a great and inexpensive gift!

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda


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Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Let it Snow, Hershey Nugget Candy Holder, Weekend Project

I found a fun video in You Tube that shows how to make this candy holder. The original one shows how to make it for the small Reese's Peanut Butter Cups.  I didn't have any but I did have Hershey Nuggets.  SO I adjusted the size.  I will give you the measurements to this one.  You can see the video here

The box piece here measures 7-1/2" x 4-1/2".  I scored the piece on the long side at 2-1/2" 4" and 6-1/2".  And on the short side you will need to score at 3/4" on each end.  I cut the Designer Series Paper from the "Let it Snow" 12" x 12" paper pack. 

I cut my DSP for the front, back and flap. The pieces were cut 2-3/4" x 2-1/4".  You need two of that size.  And for the flap you will need one cut 2-3/4" x 3/4".  

Go to the video and see how to fold the box up.  You will need to make a score on the side that will help form the box. 

Once the box is taped, tape the DSP to the box. 

I stamped the words from the "To Every Season" set.  I stamped them on Whisper White card stock using Shaded Spruce ink.  The circle measured 1-7/8".  I die cut a Shaded Spruce scalloped circle for the back layer.

I glued the mittens from the "Let it Snow" embellishment kit.  I glued them in place on the circle. I tied a white piece of Baker's Twine into a bow.  I also glued that in place too.

I took a 1" strip of the DSP and cut it to fit around the candy.  I wrapped three pieces of candy for my little box. I glued the ends to hold the sleeve on.

I took the circle and added Dimensionals to the circle but only on the bottom 3/4. You need to leave the top open for the flap to slip behind.

And there you have it.  A very fun and cute candy holder.  This makes a fun little gift or stocking stuffer.

Thank you SO much for visiting,
Wanda

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Feels Like Frost, To Every Season, Christmas Card

I wanted to find a card that used the "Feels Like Frost" 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper (DSP). I had bought two packs of it and have hardly used one.  That is the problem with these stacks, you get SO many sheets to play with that you can't use them all.  Why I bought two is a mystery to me.  Maybe I thought I was going to use it for our Christmas cards.  It kind of sounds familiar!!!  LOL  I found this card on the internet.  You can see the original card here.  

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock. On top of that is a piece of the "Feels Like Frost" DSP that measures 3-3/4" x 5-1/2".  I taped it directly to the card base.  

Next I die cut the silver foil snowflakes using the die from the "Christmas Layers" dies.  I placed a little tape on the DSP and stuck the snowflake piece there.

I had a 1" strip of the DSP scrap that I used for the front. I trimmed the length to 3-3/4" and I taped it in place over the foil snowflakes.

The words are from the "To Every Season" set and I stamped them using Night of Navy ink.  I die cut them using the "Stitched Nested Labels" die, it was the second smallest one in the set.  I added Dimensionals to the back and set it in place on the DSP strip.

And for the final touch, I added some clear crystal rhinestones around the card and on the word piece and the card was done.

This is a very fun and quick card to make. If I were to make it a card I was going to send out, I would have used sequins so it would go through the mail better.  Though I have had good luck sending something like this through the mail by placing a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of box board on the top. I save my cereal boxes and cut them to fit.  I also use the cardboard that comes in the back of the DSP if it's not the super thick cardboard.  As long as it's not over 1/4" thick or over an ounce, one stamp is enough! 

I think this is a very pretty card.  It's too bad there isn't more time before Christmas comes. I'd like to use more of the sets I bought.  Lesson learned, only buy a couple of holiday sets.  Let's see what the next spring catalog does to me!!! LOL

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Monday, December 16, 2019

To Every Season, Christmas Layers, Christmas Card

I found a card layout on Pinterest that I thought would be fun to make into a Christmas card.  I swapped the flowers for snowflakes and used more wintry looking colors. And this is what I came up with. Not what was in my head but close enough.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  On top of that I taped a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Seaside Spray card stock that I had stamped "Merry Christmas" on it from the "To Every Season" set using black Memento ink.

I die cut the snowflakes using Whisper White card stock that has sticky stuff behind it. I would rather just peel and stick them on than to try to cleanly glue them on.  I'm not a very neat gluer when it comes to super tiny pieces.  

I also die cut the snowflakes from a 2" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock. I kept the five snowflakes for some other project (maybe - they will require glue! LOL).  The snowflakes came from the "Christmas Layers" die set.

I set the Whisper White strip on the front of the card and looked at the marks on my Stamparatus so I could set it in that same place each time.  I used the small snowflake from the "To Every Season" set. I lined it up on the left snowflake and removed the Whisper White strip and stamped the snowflake using Seaside Spray ink. I cleaned the stamp and lined it up again for the next snowflake. I repeated this across the strip.  And I actually did remember to remove the strip each time!!!  I was surprised too! LOL

I set the strip in place on my card front using Dimensionals. I stuck the snowflakes in place, they have sticky stuff on the back (remember!). But you can glue them. I would recommend putting some glue on a craft sheet or waxed paper and folding it in half to help make it thinner.  You an also take a plastic knife and spread it thinner. What you will be doing is pressing the snowflake on the thinned glue and then setting it in place on the card front.

And for the final touch, I added a small clear crystal rhinestone to the center of each snowflake. 

I do like how it looks, it's not ugly, but it's not what I saw in my head.  My head can be more creative than my hands!  LOL

Thank you ever so much for spending a few moments with me today,
Wanda

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Snowman Season, Let it Snow DSP, Christmas Card

Today I wanted to try to find a way to use some of those mittens I have in the adorable "Let it Snow" embellishment kit and this is what I came up with.

I used some of the Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Let it Snow" 12" x 12" paper pack.  I picked the mittens images because those were a challenge for me too. It's such a "busy" paper and I had trouble working with it.  But using a smaller strip I was able to work it onto a card and actually like it.  A small strip of it toned it down nicely.

I cut the strip of DSP 1-3/4" x 5-1/2" and I cut a 2" x 5-1/2" piece of Shaded Spruce card stock for the back layer.  I taped the two pieces together and taped them on a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.

I stamped the words from the "Snowman Season" set using Shaded Spruce ink.  I die cut them with the 1-7/8" circle die. I die cut them towards the top of the circle.  And I die cut a scalloped circle to layer behind it.  I taped the two pieces together.  Then I got out my "Let it Snow" embellishment kit and was going to use the green mittens and hat but they didn't stand out very well, so I went with the pink ones.  I set them in place on the circle using Dimensionals.  

I added Dimensionals to the back of the circle and I set it in place on the card and there you have it, a super quick and simple card. Plus I got to use the mittens and hat!!!  I have lots left in the kit and I'm sure I won't be using them before they retire.  But I will try.  I should make up some duplicate cards to sell in the craft fair next year.  Now there's an idea!!  Or I could place them in my web store and sell a few that way!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Frosted Frames, Snow Front, Everything Festive, 2019 Holiday Catalog, Christmas Card

I found this fun card on Pinterest. It was SO elegant looking that I just had to give it a try.  You can see the original here.  It's actually the cover of a fun box.  Bonus!!!

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Seaside Spray (I just LOVE that color of card stock).  On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock that I textured using the retired trees embossing folder.  I just hang on to my favorite folders and that was one of them. I used snail tape to hold it in place.  

Then I die cut the Seaside spray piece using the "Frosted Frames" die.

I stamped the largest tree from the "Snow Front" set using Early Espresso ink.  Then I stamped the deer from the same set using Early Espresso ink as well.  

The words are from the "Everything Festive" set. I stamped them using Early Espresso ink.

Then I die cut the "scene" using the square stitched die that is in the "Frosted Frames" die set. 

Then the fluffy snow was added.  It's the new puffy paint from the Holiday Catalog.  It's really thin.  The heat gun dries it and once it dries it puffs up.  SO pretty.  I had added glitter to mine first and then the puffy snow.  I wanted a little sparkle.  I wonder if you could add the puffy paint stuff and then the glitter?  It should stick, the puffy paint stuff is pretty wet.  

I added the "scene" to the die cut Seaside Spray piece.  I added Dimensionals to the back and set it in place on the textured trees piece.

It's SO pretty!!!  And pretty quick to put together too!!

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Friday, December 13, 2019

Let it Snow Designer Series Paper and Embellishment Kit, Itty Bitty Christmas, Christmas Card

Today's card was another quick and easy card.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Coastal Cabana card stock. 

I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock, actually I cut two, one for the inside.

I took a striped piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Let it Snow" 12" x 12" pack and cut it 4" x 5-1/4".  Then I measured 1-1/2" down on the left and 1-1/2" up on the right and cut the piece at an angle.  I taped the striped piece to the Whisper White piece.

I took the glittery Washi tape from the "Let it Snow" embellishment kit and placed it along the edge of the DSP. I affixed the ends on the back.

The words are from the "Itty Bitty Christmas" set. I stamped them using Coastal Cabana ink.

I fussy cut a tree from the "Let it Snow" DSP package.  I set it in place on the front of the card using Dimensionals.  And that was it.

It's a very quick and easy card to make.  I think I should have added something a little larger in the space where the tree is but this is okay, I can live with it!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Thursday, December 12, 2019

To Every Season, Itty Bitty Christmas, Christmas Card

Today's card is SUPER easy and quick one to make.  Which was good because I didn't have a lot of time today to make a card.  Christmas time is such a busy time and any spare moments are precious!!!

I found this card on Pinterest and I wanted to make it, not only because I liked it but because I already had the snowflake die cut out and sitting on my worktable. It's great when you can use up stuff that's just sitting around.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Seaside Spray card stock.  On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Feels Like Frost" 6" x 6" paper pack.  I am glad I found a quick and easy card to make with the DSP because I had bought two packages of it and at the end of the month it retires!  I will probably be making cards to give as gift with it.  Anyway, I taped the DSP to the front of the card base.

I taped my snowflake die that came from the "To Every Season bundle. It's called "Christmas Layers" dies.  I had die cut the snowflake one using Dazzling Diamonds glitter paper.  I'm not fond of die cutting that paper because it's SO thick and doesn't like to cut through. I often run a piece of card stock on top of my embossing plates to give it a bit more thickness.  And sometimes I've even ran a piece of the thin cardboard that comes in the 12" x 12" DSP packs.  To affix the snowflakes to the DSP, I just put some snail tape on the DSP where I thought the words would be hiding it and I set it in place.

The words are from the "Itty Bitty Christmas" set. I stamped them using Seaside Spray ink. I punched them out using a 1-1/2" circle punch.  I added Dimensionals to the back and set the circle in place.

I added a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock to the inside and the card was done.

It was a fun and like I said, a SUPER easy and quick card to make.  I can see myself making more of these!

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Snowman Season, Christmas Card

The "Snowman Season" is still my favorite set this holiday season. I love the embellishment kit and I just had to try to work that into my card today.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Real Red card stock.  On top of that I taped a panel that consisted of 1-1/2" strip of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Let it Snow" 12" x 12" paper pack.  I cut it 1-1/2" x 5-1/2".  The Whisper White layer behind it is cut 1-3/4" x 5-1/2"/  I taped the two layers together and then I taped them to the card base.

I got out my oval dies and I took the largest scalloped oval and the next two smaller ovals (not with scallops) and I die cut them using Whisper White card stock and Real Red card stock.

I punched out a snowman using the punch and Dazzling Diamonds glitter paper.  I taped him in place. I did have a bit of trouble getting the tape to stick to the back of my glitter paper so I just took an emery board and roughed up the back a bit and then the tape had something to stick to.  

I took out my "Let it Snow" embellishment kit and added two eyes. I did have to cut the bigger end off the nose so I could use it on this snowman's face.  I gave him two eyes using the smaller coal looking pieces in the kit.  I used two larger ones for the buttons.  

Those cute arms are in the kit.  They are brown enamel and look like sticks.  But you can also either color the arms from the punch or punch two using Early Espresso card stock.

I took out a red scarf and red hat and glued them in place.

I taped all the ovals together and then I added Dimensionals to the back.  Before setting the oval in place, I stamped the "Let it Snow" from the "Snowman Season" set using black Memento ink.

I added a Whisper White piece of card stock to the inside and the card was done.

I think he's SO darn cute.  I have quite a few scarves and hats left over in my kit. I will need to use them up before they retire.  

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Itty Bitty Christmas, Feels Like Frost, Christmas Card

I found a super pretty card on the internet and I really wanted to make it.  I LOVE the papers that Stampin' Up! have this winter. 

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Night of Navy card stock.  On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Seaside Spray that was textured using the "Swirls and Curls" embossing folder.

I took the largest "Stitched Square" die and cut out the frozen image from the "Feels Like Frost" 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper (DSP).  I die cut a "Scalloped Square" to fit with the stitched one and I used Night of Navy card stock for the layer.

The words are from the "Itty Bitty Christmas" set and I stamped them on Whisper White card stock using Night of Navy ink.  I die cut them with the smallest oval die cut and I made a scalloped layer of Night of Navy. I taped the two layers together.

I set the square in place using Dimensional.  And I set the oval in place using Dimensionals.  

I added a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock to the inside and the card was done.

This is such a pretty card, it's got a very serene look to it.  

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Monday, December 09, 2019

Snowman Season, Let it Snow Embellishments, Gift Tag

While cleaning off my worktable today, I found a white gift tag.  I set it aside and continued cleaning. I was on a mission, I HAD to get it done.  Several hours later I went in my workroom to make a card for my blog and I thought I would make a gift tag. I did need a special one, so I got to work.

I took out a piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Let it Snow" 12" x 12" paper pack. I thought I had grabbed a small piece that just had the falling snow, but this one had falling snowflakes and red snowflakes.  But it was okay, I knew I was going to use the red ribbon yarn on the card and it tied it the colors together.  No pun intended!

I cut the DSP 2" x 6". It was already 6" long.  I punched the end of the tag using the "Scalloped Tag Topper" punch.  I taped the DSP to the Whisper White tag that I had found while cleaning.  I suppose you could get by without a backing on the tag but if you wanted to write something, you would have plenty of clear space.  

I cut a 2" x 1" piece of the Dazzling Diamonds glitter paper. I formed the rolling "hills" on it using a scissors.

I punched out a snowman from on of the sheets in the "Let it Snow" DSP package.  I also punched out another snowman using a scrap piece of Whisper White card stock. I taped those two pieces together.  

I taped the hat in place. The hat is also found on one of the pieces of DSP in the same pack. I just punched it out and taped it in place.

The arms are from the "Let it Snow" embellishment kit.  They are resin and you just peel and stick.  

The words are from the "Snowman Season set and I stamped them using black Memento ink. 

I took an 8" piece of the red yarn ribbon, folded it in half and slipped the folded part through the front and put the ends through the loop and pulled until the knot was formed.  And there you have it.  A super cute Christmas tag for someone special.

It's kind of sad about tags, they usually get tossed out!  But I'm okay with it because I had fun making it.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Sunday, December 08, 2019

Seasonal Snowman, Frosted Frames, Christmas Card, Super Quick and Easy

I found another fun, quick and easy card on Pinterest.  I love all the red.  I know snowflakes aren't red but it looks so cute!

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  I took a 3-1/4" x 2-3/4" piece of Whisper White card stock and I textured it using the "Swirls and Curls" embossing folder.

I cut a 3-1/2" x 3" piece of Real Red card stock and taped the textured piece to it.

I die cut a snowflake from the "Frosted Frames" die using Real Red card stock.

I took a piece of the fun Real Red Curly yarn ribbon and wrapped it around the taped layered piece and tied a knot in the front. I did take a little piece of transparent tape and taped the back center of the yarn ribbon. I wanted to make sure it wasn't going anywhere.  

I set the textured layer on top of the card so I could see where I wanted the words to go.  The words are from the "Snowman Season" and I stamped them using Real Red ink.

I set the layered piece in place using Dimensionals.  I set the snowflake in place using a small Dimensional and I added a pearl to the center.  And that was it.  Super quick, easy, fun and pretty darn sweet!

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Saturday, December 07, 2019

Frosted Frames, Snowman Season, Christmas Card

Today's card is SUPER SIMPLE!  If you're in need of a quick card, this is the one for you!

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.

I cut a 4-3/4" x 1-1/2" piece of Coastal Cabana card stock.  I taped it to the left side of the card base.

I die cut three snowflakes from the "Frosted Frames" die cuts.  I used the "Dazzling Diamonds" glitter paper to cut the snowflakes.  I glued them in place on the strip.  To find the center of the Coastal Cabana I took a piece of scrap copier paper and cut it 4-3/4" long. I folded it in half and there was center.  I put a dot of glue on the Coastal Cabana strip and set the center snowflake in place.  For the other two, I just eyed where they would go. I centered them on the strip between the center snowflake and the edge of the strip.  

The words are from the "Snowman Season" set. I used Coastal Cabana ink to stamp them.

And for the final touch, I added tiny rhinestones to the center of each snowflake.  I had some of the rhinestones that no longer had the sticky glue behind them, so I just used white glue to set them in place. I don't usually have much luck with rhinestones sticking to glitter paper with glue dots, so white glue is a better choice.  Once those were set, the card was ready to be used!

This was fun and quick. I LOVE the glitter paper, it's SO sparkly!

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Friday, December 06, 2019

Frosted Frames, Frosted Foliage, Snowman Season, Christmas Card

Today I wanted to play with the "Frosted Frames" and "Frosted Foliage" bundle.  I have not played with it much. Probably because I purchased WAY too many sets and can't give them all the time I was hoping for.  I have to stop looking at Pinterest and get a case of the "I wants".  Now I'm hoping that with the new Spring Catalog and Sale-a-Bration coming up that I can restrain myself a bit more than I did with the Holiday Catalog.  I don't usually buy a Valentine's Day set. It's such a short lived day, kind of like Thanksgiving.  Though I would give out more Valentine's Day cards than I would Thanksgiving!!!  Okay, onto my card for today.

My card seems to be missing something. I'm not sure what though.  Maybe I should have used the glitter paper for the back snowflake layer. I don't know.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  

I die cut the largest die from the "Frosted Frames" set, using Whisper White card stock.  I set it on top of the card base to see where I should stamp the snowflakes. I didn't want to stamp them and then find out the large piece hides them.

I used Coastal Cabana ink to stamp the snowflakes from the "Snowman Season" set.  Then I taped the large die cut piece on top.

Next I stamped the words from the "Snowman Season" set using Coastal Cabana ink.  I die cut it with the stitched die from the "Frosted Frames" set.  I set that piece in place using Dimensionals.

I die cut the snowflake from the "Frosted Frames" set. I glued it in place on top of the word piece.  

And for the final step, I colored some small rhinestones using my light Bermuda Bay Blends Pen.  Yup, you read that right. Bermuda Bay.  The light one looks close to the Coastal Cabana color.  Especially on the rhinestone. I set the rhinestones around the card and that was it.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

Thursday, December 05, 2019

Winter Woods, Snowman Season, Christmas Card

I found a card on the internet that used the "Winter Woods" trees.  There's something about these trees that are of great interest to me. I think it's because they are all have fine sticks and no leaves.  A truly winter looking tree. You can see the original card here.  The theme there was "one layer cards".   

The card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.

I punched out a 1-3/4" circle using scrap card stock.  I lightly traced the circle onto the front of the card.  I took the negative part of the punched circle and put it over the traced circle and I sponged on some Bermuda Bay card stock.  I just like the color.  Though I think I would rather cut the piece down to 4" x 5-1/4" and tape it to a folded half-sheet of Bermuda Bay card stock.  

I stamped the trees from the "Winter Woods" set using black Memento ink.  I stamped them over the Bermuda Bay circle.

The words are from the "Snowman Season" set. I stamped them using black Memento ink.  And that was it.  It's a super quick and easy card to make. 

I think these trees would make a wonderful sympathy card. So calm and serene looking. I think I may try that tomorrow if I don't put the set away!  LOL  I never put anything away until I need the room for my stampers!!! LOL

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Wednesday, December 04, 2019

Colorful Season, Frosted Foliage, November 2019 Paper Pumpkin Christmas Card

I found a card made by using items from another company. I really liked the looks of the card so I thought I could try to make it using Stampin' Up! products.  You can see the original card here.  

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Bermuda Bay card stock.  On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock.

I took my sponge dauber and I sponged on some Bermuda Bay ink across the card. I didn't want it centered so I moved the "line" up a bit.

Then I took some snowflake dies from the "Frosted Foliage" set and the "Colorful Seasons" set.  I die cut them using Whisper White and Bermuda Bay card stock.  I glued one of the smaller Bermuda Bay snowflakes to the large Whisper White one.  

I glued all of the snowflakes in place in a line on the sponged area. 

I stamped the words from the November 2019 Paper Pumpkin kit.

Then I added a small pearl to the center of each of the snowflakes.  I taped the Whisper White layer to the card base. I added a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White to the inside and the card was done.

I like how it turned out.  The edges might have looked better on the focal piece if I had sponged around them but I do like it just as it is.

Thank you SO much for taking the time to stop by,
Wanda

Tuesday, December 03, 2019

Cardinal Christmas Card, November 2019 Paper Pumpkin Kit, Alternative Card

Today I found a fun card on Pinterest that used the bird from the November 2019 Paper Pumpkin kit.  I was about to give up on that kit. I made some cards and was pretty much done and ready to move on to some of my other Christmas/Holiday sets.  I saw this card and I thought, "wow, how simple, cute and sweet. So I got out my kit and took out the pieces I needed and here is what I have.  

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.

I stamped the words from the October 2019 Paper Pumpkin kit using Shaded Spruce ink.

Next I set the bird on top of the card so I could see where I need to add some tape and glue for the die cut pine sprigs.  The springs are from the November 2019 Paper Pumpkin kit, along with the bird.

After setting the sprigs in place, I added small Dimensionals to the bird in every large spot I could and I set the bird in place.  And the card was done!  See, simple, quick and sweet!  And I got to use some more die cuts from the kit. I did like the kit but I didn't want to make any gift tags.  So when I can convert something like that to a card, I'm thrilled.  

Thank you SO much for taking a look today,
Wanda







Monday, December 02, 2019

Snowman Season, Christmas Card, 2019 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog


I told you yesterday that today's card would be better!  

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Real Red card stock.  On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock.  On that piece I stamped the snowflakes from the "Snowman Season" set using Pool Party ink.  I stamped them at an angle, leaving the top left open for the words.  I stamped the words from the same "Snowman Season" set using Real Red ink.

Next I cut a 1-1/8" x 4" strip of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Let it Snow" 12" x 12" pack.  I taped the DSP to the Whisper White piece using snail tape. I taped it 7/8" up from the bottom edge of the Whisper White piece.  

I took some Real Red "Curly Ribbon" and taped the edges to the back of the Whisper White piece.  I finally got to use my new spool of ribbon!  It's so soft, fuzzy and cute!

I punched out a snowman from the "Let it Snow" DSP.  Yup, there's a sheet of snowmen that match the punch!!!  I also punched out another snowman using a scrap piece of Whisper White.  I punched out the arms using Early Espresso and the hat was punched out from a piece of the DSP in the "Let it Snow" pack.  I taped the arms to the Whisper White snowman piece.  Then I added snail to the entire piece and set the printed one on top.  For the hat, I punched out one using Early Espresso card stock.  I added a little tape to the bottom part of the hat and affixed it to the back of the snowman's head.  Then I covered the back of the printed hat with snail tape and taped the two hat pieces together.  I added some Dimensionals and set the snowman in place.  Be sure not to add Dimensionals to the areas where the ribbon runs across the snowman.  It will make it bulge in those areas and not stick well in the other areas.  

I had a die cut snowflake sitting in my stash and I affixed it to the DSP. I added a rhinestone that I colored using the Real Red Blends pen.  I used the dark one for this.  

I set the panel in place on top of the card base using Dimensionals.  And for the final touch, I added a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock to the inside for writing on.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

Sunday, December 01, 2019

Snowman Season, Christmas Card, Snowman Card, 2019 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog

This is NOT the card that I had pictured in my head when I started this project!!!  UGH!!  (as in ughly!!!)  And as usual, I share with you the good, the bad and the "ughly"!  And this one is surely ugly!!!

The base of my card is a half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  On top of that is a 2" x 4" piece of Balmy Blue Gingham Designer Series Paper (DSP).  It's from the Subtles Collection 6" x 6" paper pack. I set it in place with snail tape.

I took a half a doily and sponged the backside with Balmy Blue ink.  I added a little tape to the middle and set it in place on the edge of the DSP.  

I die cut some snowflakes and I sponged them with Balmy Blue, but only on the edges. 

I stamped the snowman from the "Snowman Season" set using Whisper White card stock and I punched him out with the matching punch.  I had left enough room on the card stock so the arms punched out too.  I colored those with the Early Espresso marker.  I also punched out another snowman and I sandwiched the arms between it.  This way the arms will be more stable and won't fall off.  If you glued them they probably wouldn't fall off either.  I colored the snowman's nose with the Pumpkin Pie marker. I added a little Powder Pink ink to the cheeks using the marker.  Before setting the snowman in place, I set him on the card to see where the words should go. 

The words are from the "Snowman Season" set. I stamped them using Night of Navy ink.

I set the snowman in place using Dimensionals.

I added the snowflakes using Dimensionals and I set a crystal rhinestone in the center of each one. I added a couple of extra rhinestones to the card.  

The tree is from the "Let it Snow" 12" x 12" DSP package.  I had fussy cut a stocking cap and a tree but ended up using the felt hat and scarf from the "Let it Snow" embellishment kit.  I just glued them in place plus a small Dimensional behind the parts that hung off the snowman. I did that just for stability.  I did add the little tree using a Dimensional. I had cut it out so, why not.  It couldn't ruin the card anymore than it already was.

And there you have it!  An interesting and horrible card!  I will have a much better card for you tomorrow. I promise!

Thank you SO much for bearing with me today,
Wanda