Without the coordinating dies, this snowman card would not happen. With the 3 coordinating dies it is so easy to stamp and cut out this snowman for multiple cards. It has been a long time since I have done a swap, but I am attending a Stampin’ Up! event this weekend and I decided to actually swap. The good thing about swapping is I will have great ideas to share with you.
I let the Season Of Cheer paper do all the work here. I used a large piece of paper to add the color and detail to the background. I just had to add a bit of stamping and the rhinestones and I have a pile of happy snowmen to trade off.
See all of the images from the Snow Place set below.
These adorable penguins are just begging for snow. The Snow Place set has so many cute images and lots of coordinating dies to cut them all out to make layering so easy. Fun sayings for a variety of greetings. It’s hard to believe we are having such a warm fall when these guys look so cold.
The Softly Falling Textured Embossing folder is perfect to create the background for the cut out penguins. The super cute accessories are perfect for bundling up the penguins and can also be used with the snowmen. I can’t wait to create more with this set.
See all of the images from the Snow Place set below.
A quick getting back into it card that doesn’t look too plain. The last 2 weeks have been taken up with prepping 2 Lego League teams for their competition that took place yesterday. So after a good long sleep, I made a quick thanks card with the Thankful Forest Friends and one of the Expressions Elements.
The fox are from the set and are stamped in Cajun Craze. The texture in the background was created with the Woodland Textured Expressions Folder. The embossing adds a lot without overwhelming the focal piece. To add just that little bit more I tied a piece of the Gold Cording Trim around the top. Quick and ready to go.
See all of the images from the Thankful Forest Friends set below.
Looking out the window at a snowy scene. My Hearth and Home dies finally arrived to join my Happy Scenes stamp set. The back orders are shipping so if you have an outstanding back order it should be coming soon. So now I can finally create fall and Christmas cards looking through the window. Today I chose to look at the snowy pine trees.
The background is embossed with texture from Boughs and Berries Embossing Folder. I used this folder to create a beautiful background. I did use the Cherry Cobbler seam binding and unfortunately it is retired. You can substitute the Cherry Cobbler Thick Twine for the seam binding.
See all of the images from the Happy Scenes set below.
Do you want an old fashioned Winter Wishes Christmas? The Winter Wishes is perfect to make a beautiful nod back to times gone by with the old fashioned skis, sled, and skates. Add the Garden Green boughs for a pop of color.
So you see that glittery “merry”? It is cut from Silver Glimmer paper with the die from the Christmas Greetings Thinlits. The “Christmas” is done with one of the stamps from the Versatile Christmas set. I did omit part of the image to just get the “Christmas” portion. Omitting is a way to get more from your stamps.
See all of the images from the Winter Wishes set below.
Coloring this Christmas cardinal is a breeze! The Joyful Season photopolymer stamp set is a 2 Step Stamp set meaning that the outline and the inside solid pieces are different stamp sets so you don’t have to use markers to color the individual parts. This cardinal outline is stamped in Early Espresso, the bird in Real Red, and the beak in Delightful Dijon. There is even an image to stamp the face in black.
All that lovely gold glitter down the left side of the card is actually a length of the glitter ribbon. This ribbon is easy to place down on the front and you don’t have to worry about the glitter coming off the card. I placed it over a piece of the gold foil vellum from the Winter Wonderland Vellum stack for a little added interest to the left side.
Because the Christmas cardinal outline is a photopolymer set it is easy to place him sitting on the branch. Just stamp the branch first and then you can see right through the clear stamp to place the image over the tree branch.
Use the Curvy Keepsakes Thinlit Dies to create this beautiful Christmas Box topped with the gorgeous dimensional poinsettia. Stamps included in the Reason For The Season set coordinate With the Festive Flower Builder Punch to make creating the Poinsettia flower so easy. Be sure to scroll down to see a video tutorial showing you how I created the poinsettia.
Stamping Tip: I like using a hot glue gun to assemble the flower because the glue cools quickly and you don’t have to wait for glue to dry. For the leaves I stamped the veins in Real Red on to Real Red card stock and the Garden Green leaf veins on to the Garden Green card stock.
The Christmas box is quickly cut out with the Curvy Keepsakes box and the Big Shot. You cut out 2 pieces and just glue the bottom together and voila, you have the box.
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