Dec 23 2016

Snow Friends & Tin of Tags

Merry Christmas!

 

Here’s my Christmas card for this year, I made about 60 of them!  Again, I went with a Crumb Cake and Real Red combination…it just goes so well with the white Snowman!  And I always do a snowman or snowflake theme every year!  I wanted a more modern, stylized snowman look for my card this year and I think I accomplished that!  I had about 4 versions before I settled on this one.

 

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Real Red cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • Stamp the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Crumb Cake cardstock with the greeting from Tin of Tags with Real Red Ink, and then emboss with the Snow Flurry Embossing Folder.
  • Cut a 1-1/2 x 4 piece of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper, then cut it in half lengthwise with a curvy pattern so you get two pieces approx 3/4 x 4.  Adhere one to the bottom of the Crumb Cake cardstock.
  • Cut the Snow Friends Framelit from Whisper White, the hat from Basic Black and adhere to front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Punch the heart with the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch from Red Glimmer Paper and adhere on snowman.
  • Cut a 1/8″ strip of Red Glimmer Paper, add to hat and trim off excess.

 

I love how this turned out!  You can duplicate this card by purchasing the Stampin’ Up! products at my online store…just click on the photos below!  Thanks!

 

 

 

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Dec 20 2016

SUOC164 Stitched with Cheer

Wow…the week of Christmas!  Can you believe it?  I’ve lost all track of time with my dad being in the hospital…running there every day really can eat into your time!  I’m thankful that my Stampin’ Up! business is so flexible that I can take the time I need to right now to focus on my family.  But…that isn’t getting my cookies made or the presents wrapped!  Oh well…what gets done, gets done, right?

 

The theme this time on SUO Challenges is projects that feature Ovals, Circles and Squares!  Pretty easy, theme…right?  Well, my mind was going in a ton of different directions!  Finally I went with this cute snowman.  I did a tag class a couple years ago with the snowman as a circle…I incorporated that idea with Stampin’ Up!’s new Stitched Shapes Framelits and matched it with the Stitched with Cheer Stamp Set greeting!

 

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Soft Sky cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • The 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White was embossed with the Softly Falling Embossing Folder.
  • At the bottom a 2 x 4 piece of Soft Sky was torn for the ground.
  • The snowman was cut with the largest circle Stitched Shapes Framelit from Whisper White cardstock.
  • The scarf was a 1/4″ strip cut on a curve from This Christmas Designer Paper.
  • The mittens were punched from the This Christmas DSP  and the boots from Basic Black cardstock with the Cookie Builder Punch.
  • The eyes and buttons were punched from Basic Black cardstock with the small circle on the Cookie Builder Punch.
  • The nose is the small star punched from Pumpkin Pie cardstock.
  • The hat is cut from Snow Friends Framelit from Basic Black cardstock with a small 1/8″ strip of DSP on it.
  • The cheeks were colored with an AquaPainter and Blushing Bride Marker.
  • The greeting from Stitched with Cheer stamp set (that set is SO worth the money just for the greetings!) in Cherry Cobbler Ink.
  • The snowman was popped up on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Finally, some Clear Wink of Stella was added to the ground for some sparkle.

 

OK…check out what the rest of the SUO Challenges Design Team did this week with the Circles, Ovals and Squares challenge on SUO Challenges!

 

 

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Jan 05 2016

SUOC139 Wintertime

I’m so glad the theme this week on SUO Challenges is Wintertime because I realized that I hadn’t posted my personal Christmas Card for this year!  The only difference between mine and this one is the greeting…I did use the Sending you a Flurry of Warm Christmas Wishes from Flurry of Wishes stamp set on mine.  For this challenge, I switched it out to the Let it Snow greeting in Snow Place!  Isn’t my snowman cute?  Everyone liked him!

 

SUOC139 Let it Snow

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Cherry Cobbler, folded in half.
  • The 3-3/4 x 5 layer of Smoky Slate was embossed with the Softly Falling Embossing Folder and adhered to the front.
  • The snowman was cut with the 1-3/4 and 2-1/2 Circle Punches from Whisper White.  The buttons were  from Snow Place stamp set and stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.
  • The scarf is a 1/4 x 4-1/2″ strip of Merry Moments DSP, cut with two tails.
  • The snowflake from Flurry of Wishes was stamped with Real Red and punched with the Snow Flurry Punch and added to the scarf with a Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Also has a rhinestone in the center.
  • The eyes are 1/4″ Basic Black cardstock circles highlighted with the White Gel Pen.
  • The nose is the tip of the Tree Punch from Pumpkin Pie cardstock.
  • The hat is a 1″ square of Basic Black trimmed and 1/8″ strips of Basic Black for the brim and Merry Moments DSP for the hat band.  It is popped up on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals, too.
  • Finally, Let it Snow from Snow Place was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.

Make sure to check out the rest of the SUO Challenge Design Team to see what they did this week!  This theme is just in time as we are getting a few flurries of snow in Ohio…our first of the season.  Doesn’t look like it will stick, though.

 

 


Dec 24 2015

Snowman favors

Merry Christmas Eve!  I didn’t think that I’d be posting again before Christmas, but remembered I didn’t show this photo of the Snow Place favors I made.  I’m sure you’ve seen them around…they were popular for craft fairs this year.  I’m not sure who had the original idea, my stamp club members LOVED making them last month, too!  After seeing one, my husband commissioned me to make a bunch for his friends at the office.  I’ve also made some for friends and to have on the plates for Christmas dinner!  Here’s the first batch!

 

Snow Day Favors

 

Don’t they look cute all lined up?  Here’s a closeup.  I used the Snow Place stamp set for the scarf and hat.  The “tray” is 3 x 4, scored at 1/2, 1, 2 and 2-1/2 lengthwise.  I used mini glue dots to hold the wrapped Hershey nuggets in place (1 x 3 strip of cardstock wraps them).  The bags are pretzel bags found in the cake making supply area.  The buttons are 1/4″ circles punched from Black Glimmer Paper.

 

Nov 2015 Snow Place

 

Again, have a very Merry Christmas!

 

 


Dec 12 2015

CCMC Saturday Blog Hop – Gift Card Holder

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It’s Saturday and time for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop!  This week’s theme is Christmas Gift Card Holders!  I love giving a gift card or certificate in something special.  This pocket holder for Stampin’ Up!’s gift certificates are my favorite to make!  Of course, I’m using the Snow Friends framelits…even looks cute without the stamp set!  I was inspired by a card that Janet Wakeland made using just the cut out snowman shape!

Snow Friends

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Crumb Cake cardstock and scored at 1-1/4 and 4-1/4.  The corners are rounded with the Project Life Corner Rounder Punch.
  • A 2-1/4 x 5 piece of Merry Moments Designer Paper is adhered to the bottom portion under the flap.
  • The pocket is formed by added Tear and Tape Adhesive to the insides and then adhering the flap to the front.
  • The Cherry Cobbler piece is cut 2 x 4, then punched with the Ornate Tag Topper Punch and tied with some Silver Cording in a bow.  It is added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals, making sure not to adhere to the back of the pocket.
  • A small Silver Metallic Doily is added to the front of the tag.
  • The large snowman from Snow Friends Framelits was cut from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper and added to the tag with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Jolly from Christmas Greetings Thinlets was added on top of the snowman with Tombow Monoadhesive Glue.
  • A green Home For Christmas Enamel Dot was placed on the top hat cut from Basic Black cardstock.
  • Finally, the greeting from Embellished Ornaments was stamped with Tuxedo Black Ink on the flap of the pocket.

 

I think my customers who buy gift certificates this month will LOVE this holder, don’t you?

 

OK…I’m excited to see what the rest of the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team did this week with the Gift Card/Money holders!  You can continue on your way by clicking on the NEXT button below and checking out the details of our DECEMBER Mini Session that opened this week at our Create with Connie and Mary website, then move on to Mary Brown’s website from there!

 

December 2015 collageIt’s not too late to join!  Here’s a sneak peek of the projects we are doing…using a couple of the NEW Occasions Catalog sets!  Don’t miss out!  Here is a list of the sets we are using for the December session, great for your upcoming January, Valentine and Occasions classes:

      • Bloomin’ Love Bundle 3D Project
      • Going Global
      • Timeless Love
      • Wonderland (last minute gift packaging idea!)
      • No Bones About It
      • BONUS:  Bloomin’ Love Card Set

 

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Dec 05 2015

CCMC Saturday Blog Hop – Christmas Favor

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Those of you that follow me know that I LOVE making 3D items…favors or large home decor pieces!  It is what got me hooked on stamping over 13 years ago!  I wish I would have know about it when my kids were young and having birthday parties…oh the favor bags I could have made!  lol!  So this week’s Create with Connie and Mary Christmas Favor is right up my alley!

I’ve had this snowman done for a few weeks and have been saving him for this week!  Of course, I used the Snow Place stamp set and Snow Friends Framelits to decorate the Cutie Pie Box!  Isn’t he SOOOO cute?

 

 

Cutie Pie Snowman
Here are the details:

  • The Cutie Pie Box is cut from Thick White Cardstock.
  • The sides I added a 1-3/4 wide strip of Season of Cheer Designer Paper.
  • I inked up the face of the snowman with a Basic Black Marker on one side of the Cute Pie Box before putting it together, then colored the nose with Pumpkin Pie.
  • I stamped the hat with Tuxedo Black Ink, the scarf with Marina Mist Ink, and the candy cane with Real Red Ink.  The holly I inked up with the Real Red and Garden Green Markers.  The hat band colored with Marina Mist marker.  All were cut with the Snow Friends Framelits and adhered to the front side of the box.
  • The buttons were punched with the 1/4″ Circle Punch from Black Glimmer Paper and added with Mini Glue Dots.

I love how he turned out and how easy it is to open the bottom of the box and fill with a special treat!

 

OK…next up on our Saturday Blog Hop is the Create with Connie and Mary website where you can find out more about how to sign up for our DECEMBER Mini Session starting soon!  (Don’t forget, if you signed up for the WINTER BONUS last month, you already have subscribed to this session!)

 

December 2015 collageHere’s a sneak peek of what we will be doing and sets we are using for the December session, great for your upcoming January, Valentine and Occasions classes:

      • Bloomin’ Love Bundle 3D Project
      • Going Global
      • Timeless Love
      • Wonderland (last minute gift packaging idea!)
      • No Bones About It
      • BONUS:  Bloomin’ Love Card Set

Check out the details over on Create with Connie and Mary!

 

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Dec 04 2015

Flurry of Wishes Snowman

I know you’ve seen several versions of this snowman online, but thought I’d also share mine!  I love the punched snowflakes along the scarf area!  I originally thought this might be my Christmas Card this year, but changed my mind…can’t wait to show you what I did.  Have to get them mailed out first!  lol!

 

Flurry of Wishes snowman
 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Thick Whisper White.
  • On top is a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Soft Sky, stamped with the Flurry of Wishes greeting in Tuxedo Black Ink.
  • The snowman head is a 2-1/2 Circle punched from Whisper White cardstock and cut a little more than half.
  • The scarf is two pieces, a 3/8″ x 2-1/2″ strip of Silver Glimmer Paper and a punched Word Window from Silver Glimmer Paper.
  • The nose is the tip of the Tree Punch cut from Pumpkin Pie cardstock and the eyes are 1/4″ Circle from Basic Black and highlighted with a White Gel Pen.
  • The double snowflake in the Flurry of Wishes stamp set was stamped with Soft Sky on scrap Whisper White cardstock and punched with the Softly Falling Punch.  Rhinestones were added to the center of the snowflakes and they were popped up on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

That’s it…but isn’t he just the sweetest?  Love his little face!  lol!

 

Guess what else is a sweet deal?  The Create with Connie and Mary DECEMBER MINI SESSION!  We have put together some great tutorials for you which will include NEW OCCASIONS PRODUCTS!  Here’s a sneak peek of what we are doing.

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Sets we are using for the December session, great for your upcoming January, Valentine and Occasions classes:

      • Bloomin’ Love Bundle 3D Project
      • Going Global
      • Timeless Love
      • Wonderland (last minute gift packaging idea!)
      • No Bones About It
      • BONUS:  Bloomin’ Love Card Set

* Each session includes FIVE step-by-step tutorials for projects…THREE card sets, each with 4 cards and TWO 3D items…perfect for your club or stamp camp!

* All FIVE projects are available once the monthly mini collection opens so you immediately have all projects (and tutorials)

* Plus BONUS cards done by Connie and Mary throughout the month!

*Mini Sessions open on the 11th of each month

 

Did you purchase our 2-month WINTER BONUS SPECIAL in November?  Remember the December Mini Session was included, you already have the password in that Welcome Letter!   I hope you’ll join us!  Just visit Create with Connie and Mary to sign up!

 

 


Oct 29 2015

CCMC379 Snow Place

It’s time for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!  I love the sketch this week!  All different ways you can go with it as you can see from our challenge team entries!  So…grab your stamps and play along!

 

CCMC379 copy
 

Here’s the card I made…love the little snowman in the set, Snow Place!  To me he looks like he is playing dress-up with that big Top Hat and Bow Tie!  lol!

 

 

CCMC379 Snow Place
Here are the details to recreate this card:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Real Red, folded in half.
  • On top is a 4 x 5-1/4 piece of Merry Moments Designer Paper (have I said how much I LOVE this paper for Christmas before?  lol)
  • The 2-1/2 Circle is Real Red, the 2″ Circle is Old Olive, stamped with the words, Snow Way from Snow Place.  The Snowman, also from Snow Place, is stamped with Tuxedo Black on Whisper White, the arms with Chocolate Chip and then punched with the 2″ Circle Punch and layered on the 2-3/8″ Scallop Circle of Silver Glimmer Paper.
  • The Snowman is highlighted with a Soft Sky Marker, the bow tie is stamped with Real Red Ink, the hat with Tuxedo Black Ink and the holly was inked with Real Red and Old Olive Markers.  All were cut with the Snow Friends Framelits.  This circle was popped up on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • For a final touch, the Home for Christmas Designer Button was tied with White Bakers Twine in a bow and added to the front with Mini Glue Dots.

That’s it!  A snowman, some sparkle…what Christmas cards are made of, right?  OK…check out the rest of the Challenge Team over on Create with Connie and Mary and see what they did this week!

 

 


Jan 01 2015

CCMC336 Snowman Love

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Wishing you a wonderful year!  And, it’s Thursday and time for the Create with Connie and Mary Challenge!  We have a beautiful color combination for you this week!  Hope you grab your stamps and play along!

 

CCMC336
And here’s my card.  It kind of took off in a direction all of it’s own…nothing like what was in my head!  I knew I wanted to do a New Year’s card, the colors are Valentine-y looking, and I’m on a snowman kick right now…so this was “born”!  lol!  Isn’t it cute?

 

CCMC336 Happy New Year

Here are the details:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Calypso Coral cardstock, folded in half.
  • On the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Basic Black, I stamped the Dotty Angles confetti with Versamark, then embossed with Silver Embossing Powder.
  • I added a 3/4 x 4 strip of Whisper White cardstock at the bottom and stamped Happy New Year from Teeny Tiny Wishes with Tuxedo Black ink.
  • I cut the Real Red Heart with the Heart Framelits, then added 1-3/4 circles of Whisper White for the snow people heads.  The eyes are the Cupcake Punch confetti from Basic Black, I drew on eyelashes for the snow lady with the Black Marker and highlights with the White Gel Pen.  The noses are the tip of the Tree Punch from Calypso Coral cardstock.
  • I used the Extra Large Oval and Owl Punch Vest for the man’s hat and the lady’s headband is the tip of the Extra Large Oval from Basic Black.  I added two Owl Punch hearts for the Calypso Coral bow on her hat, with a rhinestone in the center.
  • The bottom needed a little something, so I made a small bow with the new Bow Punch from Calypso Coral, adding the Red Glimmer Small Heart in the center.

Change the greeting and make it a Valentine card, wedding or anniversary card, too!  So fun!

 

Make sure to check out the rest of the Create with Connie and Mary Challenge Team and see what they did with this color combination!

 


Dec 23 2014

Work of Art Snowman

This is my second post of today…don’t miss out on the YEAR END CLEARANCE SALE I posted earlier.  Stampin’ Up! added LOTS of new things to the sale, including some great greeting sets and items from the Holiday Catalog!   You can see it HERE!  There is a BONUS gift certificate for the person who pushes me over for the quarterly bonus this month!

 

The moment I saw this snowman using Stampin’ Up!’s Work of Art stamp set on Pinterest, I knew I had to re-create it.   I ran out of Christmas cards I used this year, so thought it was perfect to make up some more and do this card idea!  Unfortunately, the artist didn’t have a watermark on her photo, so I’m not sure who to credit the idea…but it is SO clever!  I changed it up a little by adding the greeting and used the snowflake in the Snowflake Card Thinlet for his scarf to keep it flat and mailable.  Isn’t he CUTE?

 

 

Work of Art Snowman

 

And here is a shot of them all ready to go!

 

Work of Art Snowman 2

OK…even my husband commented that they were REALLY cute!  I was happy that they were really SIMPLE to make!  I’m fast running out of time until Christmas and still have a LOT to do!  Some quick details although you probably don’t need them!  lol!

  • The base is 4 1/4 x 11 Garden Green, folded in half.
  • The Whisper White layer is 4 x 5 1/4.
  • All images are from Stampin’ Up!’s Work of Art stamp set (except greeting).  I stamped the hat with Garden Green ink.  Eyes and Mouth with Tuxedo Black Ink, heart nose with Pumpkin Pie ink, scarf with Real Red ink.
  • The greeting from Petite Pairs was stamped with Real Red Ink.
  • I cut the snowflake for the scarf from Silver Glimmer Paper with the Snowflake Card Thinlet Die and added it to the scarf with a Mini Glue Dot.

That’s it!  I did decorate the inside, too…but forgot to photograph it before I mailed them.  Oops!

 

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