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Sunday, October 16, 2022

Snowman Magic, Penguin Place, Christmas Card, Stampin' Up!

I found a card on Pinterest that I thought I would give a try BUT I found out that the triangle dies are retired and I do try to use current products as much as I can. SO I improvised. Read on to see how I made this card with my changes. You can see the original card here

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

On the link there were no instructions on how the rectangle frame had been done. I did try to use two thicknesses of card stock but it didn't give the same appearance, so I ended up just die cutting the rectangle from a piece of Basic White card stock. I used the third largest rectangle from the "Rectangle Stitched Framelits" set. 

Since the triangle dies were retired, which I found sad because I don't recall using them much at all, I ended up using my stitched square dies from the "Stylish Shapes" set. I used the second and third largest dies. I cut them in half on the diagonal. The Designer Series Paper (DSP) I used is from the "Lights Aglow" 6" x 6" stack. Since the squares were cut in half the long side didn't have any stitched marks, so what I did was I die cut two pieces from the smallest long rectangle dies in the "Rectangle Stitched Framelits" set.  

The green and cream colored pieces were taped together and the red rectangle strips were taped on top. I did cut the rectangle strips in the center area because they were too long. Then I taped the piece to the Basic White stitched rectangle piece. 

The words were stamped next. They are from the "Penguin Place" set and were stamped using Cherry Cobbler ink. Dimensionals were added to the back and the piece was set in place on the front of the card.

The snowman was die cut using some scrap Basic White card stock. I die cut two, one for the front and one for the back. The face was then die cut. I saved the nose and colored it with my Pumpkin Pie marker.

The arms were die cut and colored with the Bronze Blends pen. You can also use Crumb Cake or Early Espresso card stock. 

I stamped the scarf using Soft Succulent ink and die cut it with the matching die. At the same time I die cut the hat using a scrap piece of Basic Black card stock.

On the second snowman piece I colored in the face area using my Basic Black marker. I set the first snowman on top to make sure the eyes and mouth showed up black. I stamped the buttons on the bottom part of the snowman body using black Memento ink.

Next I added a dot of glue on each side of the body for the arms. I pressed them down a bit and then I glued the first snowman to the back. 

The nose was added next using a toothpick and a little bit of glue.

The scarf was glued on and then the hat. For the band on the hat I cut a sliver of Daffodil Delight card stock and glued it in place. 

Dimenisonals were added to the back of the snowman and it was set in place over the red rectangle strips.  And the card was done.

I had a lot of fun making this card and I'm pleased with the way it turned out.

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop by and see today's Christmas card,


Peggy S from OH said...

Very Cute!

KardsbyKadie said...

The layout of this card is FABULOUS
I'm in need of one more Spotlight Sunday and Mix-It-UP! Monday card.....Can I CASE your layout for that post?
REALLY REALLY like this card Wanda.

Wanda said...

Of course you can CASE my layout or anything on my blog. A link back is much appreciated.
Have fun making your card and thank you for posting a comment Kadie!

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

That's a really neat layout! I love the added strip you used. I do have the triangle dies and haven't made good use of them so I think this is one I'll be making. TFS