Snowman Magic Thanks

It’s been consistently hot and dry here in New Jersey, but I’m thinking “snow”.

Today, I’m showcasing the Snowman Magic Bundle. The Snowman Magic stamp set has lots of mini stamps that build a snowman in a snow scene. It’s great for the winter and holiday seasons. The Snowman Dies coordinate with the stamps and also feature a large frame die, bordered with snowflakes, that makes it easy to frame your snow scene. You can also use the large frame die alone to frame a sentiment or a pretty holiday image. Do you have a fun family photo you want to display or send to loved ones? Create a beautiful photo frame.

I kept this card “clean” with lots of white space and minimal elements. You can use this design to add ink to the edges of your snow drifts, or place a little sparkle in the Starry Sky.

Today’s Card Pieces And Parts

  • My card base is 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″. scored at 4 1/4″.
  • I cut two layers 4″ x 5 1/4″. One is Starry Sky and the other is Basic White.
  • Using one of the larger dies from my Layering Circles Dies, I die cut a circle on the right side of the Basic White layer.
  • I cut two smaller Basic White layers 2 1/2″ x 4″, and hand cut swirls into the top of these layers to create my snow drifts.
  • On a smaller strip of Basic White cardstock, I stamped the snowman’s scarf and hat with Starry Sky ink.
  • On another strip of Basic White cardstock, I stamped the three trees with Mossy Meadow ink.
  • With one pass through my Mini Cut & Emboss Machine, I die cut the white tree, hat, scarf, snowman arms, and snowman.
  • Turn the large Basic White, circle die cut layer so that the circle is on the left.
  • Position the first snow drift layer on the back of the circle opening, checking to see if you like the way it appears on the front of the circle.
  • Attach it from the back side with Dimensionals.
  • Do the same with the second snow drift layer. Attach it from the back with Dimensionals.
  • Stamp the face on the snowman with black ink.
  • Arrach the hat, scarf and die cut arms to the snowman.

Add The Elements

  • Attach the white die cut tree to the snowdrifts as shown.
  • Attach the snowman as shown.
  • Fussy cut the Mossy Meadow Trees and attach them to the snowdrift.
  • Stamp your sentiment with Starry Sky ink and adhere it to the card front.
  • Attach your snow scene to the Starry Sky layer, slightly offsetting the Starry Sky layer.
  • Attach the snow scent to your card base.

So, cut your layers, offset them on the card front and create something to share winter gratitude.

… the only limitation is your imagination!


Today’s Product Details


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A Favorite Fun Fold Celebrates Everything And A Tutorial For You

Today’s post “Celebrates Everything” with my favorite Fun Fold and a FREE PDF Tutorial. There’s a surprise at the end, so stay tuned!

Lots of layers, an adorable patterned paper and an awesome sentiment banner are the focus for today’s card.

Today’s Card Parts And Pieces

  • As you can see, there are quite a few parts and pieces on this card.
  • Once you get your layers cut, everything comes together quickly.
  • I’m including only layer measurements in this post. I prepared a complete PDF Tutorial you can print with illustrated instructions.
  • The Sweet Sorbet card base is 11″ x 4 1/4″, scored and folded at 5 1/2″.
  • With the inside of the card base facing you, cut off 3″ from the left edge.
  • You will use the cut piece for your focal point and sentiment layer.
  • If you choose to use thinner layers, as I did, you will need to cut Basic White cardstock layers. If not, you can skip directly to the patterned paper layers and the inside Basic White writing layer.
  • Cut one Basic White layer for the inside of the card at 5 3/8″ x 4 1/8″.
  • Cut a second Basic White layer for the inside of the card cut 4″ x 2 3/4″. (This is the writing layer).
  • Another Basic White layer for the card front sentiment flap is 2 7/8″ x 4 1/8″.
  • The left side panel Basic White thin layer is 2 3/8″ x 4 1/8″.
  • The patterned paper layer for the inside of the card is 5 1/4″ x 4″.
  • The patterned paper layer for the front focal and sentiment layer is 2 3/4″ x 4″.
  • For the left side panel, you’ll need a patterned paper layer cut 4″ x 2 1/4″.

Click the button below to download and print the Tutorial

This card also has a surprise inside! It’s a Gift Card Holder!

  • It will take you under a minute to put together this adorable gift card holder using the Mini Pocket Envelope Dies. They’re on page 172 in the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog.
  • They’re new and can easily be overlooked, so be sure to look.
  • I used a 6″ x 6″ piece of patterned paper and the die from the set to die cut the mini envelope.
  • Two strips of Tear & Tape Adhesive on the scored tabs is all you need.

So, cut lots of layers, add a Christmas Banner sentiment and a gift card holder and Celebrate Everything!

… the only limitation is your imagination!


Today’s Detailed Product List


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PP571 — A Festive Color Challenge

Hello friends!

Welcome to another Paper Players Challenge.  This week, LeAnne is hosting our final challenge for 2021 with a festive Color Challenge.

When I saw our colors for this week’s challenge, I thought of a decorated Christmas tree.  Naturally, the Christmas Tree Dies were my first choice. I was able to easily use the colors in the Challenge.  The deep tones of Merry Merlot and Shaded Spruce are a natural with Gold. I kept my design Clean and Simple because I really wanted this tree to have the attention.

About Today’s Card

I attached a Merry Merlot cardstock layer to a Very Vanilla card base.  The tree, garland and star ornaments are all die cut with the Christmas Tree Dies, part of the Whimsical Trees Bundle.  This Bundle is currently on Stampin’ Up!’s Last Chance List.  My little tree pot is cut with one of the Dies from the Peaceful Plants Dies.  Along with the Christmas Tree Dies, the these Dies will have a permanent home in my craft room.  I’ve used them both time and again.

The sentiment is a stamp from the Frosted Gingerbread stamp set – another favorite that will stay in my inventory. I thought this sentiment font worked perfectly with the simplicity of my card design.

So, link up with us over at the Paper Players and celebrate this festive Color Challenge with all of us.  We always love to see your creations!

…the only limitation is your imagination!

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Paper Players Sunday Sketch Challenge

It’s Sunday and the start of another Paper Players Challenge.  This week, Anne Marie is hosting an awesome Sketch Challenge!  I hope you  have fun with the Sketch and play along with us.

Today, I decided to go back to my Gingerbread & Peppermint Designer Series Paper.  The patterns in this DSP are adorable. The ornaments are images on the reverse side of the Old Olive  plaid patterned paper.  I used the matching dies from the Frosted Gingerbread Bundle to die cut the ornaments.

The sentiment is from the Frosted Gingerbread stamp set.  I stamped it with Old Olive ink onto a wide Basic White sentiment layer.  For a little sparkle, I scattered some Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels on the sentiment layer and ornaments.

This was a quick and easy card to put together.  For me, the hardest part was deciding on which patterns to mix.  I had fun with this sketch and you will, too!

So, pull out your favorite patterned paper, add a die cut or two and create something festive to link up with us over at the Paper Players.

…the only inspiration is your imagination!

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Warm Your Home With Whimsy & Wonder

Today’s post showcases the Whimsy & Wonder Product Suite.

In every new catalog launch, I find amazing hidden gems tucked inside a stamp or die set. I’m usually quick to notice them and make notes directly on my catalog pages to remind me to give them attention. I’m not sure how, but I missed this adorable holly sprig and matching die.  That little bit of beauty is my inspiration for today’s card.

Building Today’s Card

I chose the holly themed pattern from the Whimsy & Wonder Specialty Designer Series Paper. Choices like this are always easy with coordinating patterned paper.  Mossy Meadow is one of my favorite greens. It’s a neutral green that works well with either warm or cool color tones. I cut a Mossy Meadow layer to frame the patterned paper.

The best way to show off this adorable holly sprig would be to put it on a small layer and frame. The scalloped frame is die cut from one of the Scalloped Contours Dies. These, by the way, have become a staple on my workspace.

I stamped the holly sprig with Mossy Meadow ink and used Stampin’ Blends to give it some color.  I learned something today!  My Light Calypso Coral Blend is a great match to Blushing Bride!!  The Designer Series Paper has iridescent metallic foil accents. I wanted the paper to stand out, so embellishment had to be kept to a minimum.  I opted for a small Gold Metallic Pearl for interest.

Most of my cards are blank inside. I enjoy sending cards with a handwritten personal note.  Today, I thought I would complete this beautiful sentiment by stamping another sentiment on the inside.

So, find that adorable hidden gem in your stamp and die collection, give it some color and create something warm and whimsical for the Holidays!  … and don’t forget to let your heart be light!!

…the only limitation is your imagination!


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