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Friday, November 11, 2022

Framed & Festive, Snowman Magic, Christmas Card, Stampin' Up! 2022

My plans are to mix some themes with this new "Framed Floret" bundle. Yesterday I made a birthday card and today I worked the piece into a Christmas card. There's SO much you can do with this set. I am looking forward to making some get well cards and thinking of you cards too, plus some other birthday and Christmas cards. 

Today's card was fun and easy and of course one I like because it's got a snowman on it!

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Soft Succulent card stock. This card opens at the bottom and the fold is at the top.

I cut two pieces of Basic White card stock that measure 4" x 5-1/4" each. One for the front and one for the inside. The one for the front needed to be stamped on so I didn't tape it to the card yet. But the inside one I did tape down.

Next I cut a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Lights Aglow" 6" x 6" stack. I took one of the oval dies from the "Framed Florets" die set and die cut the center of the DSP. I saved the pieces for a future card (maybe). I save everything!!

Then I die cut the a piece using the same die and Soft Succulent card stock. I needed the outer ring but I did save the oval, just because it's what I do. LOL

I used removable tape and taped the DSP to the Basic White piece so I could see where the words needed to go. I set the word piece up in my Stamparatus and stamped them using Evening Evergreen ink. The words are from the "Framed & Festive" set that came in the bundle. 

Then I proceeded to make the snowman from the "Snowman Magic" bundle. I die cut two snowmen. On one I die cut the face and I saved the nose. This one is the front piece. On the second piece, the back piece, I colored in the face area black so when the front piece is added the eyes and mouth will be black. I had die cut two arms and colored them in using my Bronze Blends pen. I glued them in place on the second piece and then I glued the front piece to the back. When I die cut the snowman I had also die cut a few snowflakes from the set. I often do that and sometimes end up with extra. Today I didn't have any extra.

I took the nose piece and colored it using my dark Pumpkin Pie Blends pen. I added a tiny amount of glue and set it in place.

The scarf was stamped using Soft Succulent ink and die cut, it was glued in place on the snowman.

Then I die cut a Basic Black had and glued it to the top of the snowman's head. I also cut a tiny sliver of Daffodil Delight card stock and glued it to the hat for the band.

The buttons were drawn in with my Basic Black marker, but there is a button stamp you can use. I didn't feel like setting everything up in the Stamparatus for that so I just drew them in. 

Now to assemble the card. I taped the Basic White piece with the words on it to the front and then the DSP on top of that. Next the Soft Succulent frame was glued in place.

The snowman was set in place using Dimensionals and the snowflakes were glued in place. A crystal rhinestone was added to the center of each snowflake and the card was done.

I was pleased with the way the card turned out. I thought the seriousness of the DSP and the whimsical snowman might clash but they did go well together. I think adding the snowflakes aided in that.

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


mudmaven said...

Just got the snowman set and got the Florets one last week. Gotta give this a try! Thanks for the inspiration! ~chris

KardsbyKadie said...

DARLING card Wanda.
Can't wait to see what you create next with this bundle.

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

I love that dsp and the color! That is such a cute little snowman and you have been really making great cards with it. That's one set I didn't buy but I do love it!