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Stampin' Up! Spirited Snowmen Ornament!

Hey there! I couldn't resist using the Spirited Snowmen set to create an ornament or two! I matches the card I shared with you yesterday! One thing I noticed is how different the snowman looks simply by changing the placement on the paper!

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 I sandwiched 3/16" Braided Trim between the oval layers for the ornament hanger. This would also make an adorable gift tag!

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 To color this fellow, I first stamped him with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, which is perfectly formulated to come in contact with the alcohol-based Stampin' Blends, which is what I used to color the snowman hat, scarf, arms, buttons, and nose! I used a White Stampin' Chalk Marker to color the snowman head & body. A Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush lends snowy shimmer!

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 I traced around the snowman with my Light Crumb Cake Stampin' Blends to give him more depth and a look of movement.

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 I used a Palette Knife to smear the Shimmery White Embossing Paste on just about every edge on this ornament! I heat embossed "CHEER" with white powder before snipping one end into banner points and adding Shimmery White Embossing Paste "snow".

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Stampin' Up! Skating Spirited Snowmen!

Hey there! There are two other snowman images in the Spirited Snowmen set besides the one I've used on all of my previous projects. Today I have a card to share that uses the little skating guy!

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I LOVE this little guy in his toboggan hat! I colored directly on the Crumb Cake card stock with the Stampin' Blends after stamping him with Memento ink. Memento is the best ink to use with Stampin' Blends because it doesn't bleed! I colored his body sections with a Chalk Marker, then colored over that with my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush!

The snowflakes inside the oval are from the Spirited Snowmen set and are heat embossed with White Stampin' Emboss Powder.

To give him a little more depth, after I finished coloring him, I then took the Light Crumb Cake Stampin' Blends Marker and traced a line all the way around. It looked darker when I first started tracing around him, but as soon as the alcohol evaporated the line no longer looked harsh or too "contrasty".

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I smeared a thin layer of Shimmery White Embossing Paste over the Crumb Cake background embossed with the Corrugated Dynamic folder. The Shimmery White Embossing Paste dries quickly and gives such a lovely frosty look!

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The snowflake is cut with the Blizzard Thinlets Die and has a Gold Metallic Pearl added to the center.

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The inside sentiment is from Timeless Tidings.

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Stampin' Up! Spirited Springy Snowmen Part TWO!

Hey there! Here's the second spring-y snowman card created with Spirited Snowmen, Buffalo Check, Timeless Tidings, and the Blizzard Thinlet Die:

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This snowman jiggles, wiggles, and springs!

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Stamped with Memento Black ink, colored with Stampin' Blends, and cut out with Paper Snips. I painted him with my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush.

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I punched the Timeless Tidings sentiment with the 2 1/4" Circle Punch, then cut a scalloped circle from Bermuda Bay with a Layering Circle Framelit.

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Inside I used a Timeless Tidings sentiment, adding brayered Pool Party snowflakes.

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TO MAKE THE SPRING!

I needed thin wire, but didn't have any, so I stripped the cover from a twist-tie, then wrapped about 3 1/2 inches around a paintbrush handle. I slid the spring off the handle.

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Four 3/4" white circles and four 3/4" Multipurpose Adhesive circles. Pierce a hole in the center of two white circles.

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Thread the spring ends through the holes.

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Add a Multi-purpose Adhesive circle to another white circle, remove the backing, adhere over the wire ends.

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Add a final layer of adhesive sheet to the circles. I uncovered the stickiness to adhere the spring to the snowman and the card. These directions are paraphrased from Gillian Whitcombe, UK Stampin' Up! Demo.

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Stampin' Up! Spirited Springy Snowmen!

Hey there! I've played with the Spirited Snowmen A LOT. This set is a MUST HAVE! I had fun making this little guy:

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He shimmies with just a flick of your finger, thanks to a tiny custom-made spring!

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I stamped Very Vanilla with the Buffalo Check background and Pool Party ink, then used a Sponge Brayer to roll Pool Party ink over a snowflake stencil created with the Blizzard Thinlet. I cut it with a Layering Oval Framelit to create the background for  the springy snowman.

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After stamping the snowman with Memento Tuxedo Black and coloring with Stampin' Blends, I cut him out with Paper Snips.

Paper-cutting Tip: Cut slightly outside the lines of the image, leaving a narrow edge of white all around. This gives your eye the impression that the cutting is smoother than it might not really be. As you cut on the curves, move the PAPER more than you move the scissors. This also helps you to cut more smoothly!

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I adhered him to the card front with the custom-made spring.

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I added a greeting from Beautiful Blizzard and embellishments cut with the Blizzard Thinlets Die. I added rhinestones for extra sparkle, of course!

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Inside I used another Beautiful Blizzard sentiment and more brayering with the snowflake stencil.

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Wondering about that spring? I have another Spirited Snowman card to share tomorrow, AND a mini-spring tutorial!

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Stampin' Up! Sunday Swap Day October 14th!

Hey there! It's time again for Sunday Swap Day! Today I have  a great collection of Holiday Catalog Christmas swaps to share!

First, Rhonda Bassler has taken a unique approach to create this Beautiful Baubles card by combining both Whisper White and Very Vanilla card stock. She has achieved an elegant look, which includes the Swirls & Curls Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

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Rhonda combined Gold Glimmer Paper, All is Bright Designer Series Paper, and an Itty Bitty Greetings sentiment, punched with the Duet Banner Punch.

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Jenna Roby used the Beautiful Blizzard Bundle with Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Paper for her creation:

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A z-fold allows for a lot more area to embellish!

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 She finished off her card with Copper snowflakes cut with the Blizzard Thinlets Die.

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 Deb McCahan mixed Clear Embossing Powder and Dazzling Diamonds Glitter to create the custom Rich Razzleberry background for the snowflakes and the Beautiful Blizzard greeting:

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A lovely card inside & out!

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 Finally, Lorraine Duran combined Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper with Dashing Deer for a warm, homespun look!

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 The flourished detail of the deer image is simply gorgeous! She accented the nose with a Red Rhinestone Basic Jewel.

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 This card has a surprise flap, revealing a Dashing Deer sentiment!

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Stampin' Up! My Spirited Snowmen Shoebox Swap!

Hey there! I've shown you all of the Yes Mam! Stampers Shoebox Swaps except for mine, so I'm sharing it with you today! I used the Spirited Snowmen set with the Corrugated Dynamic folder, Blizzard Thinlet, and Shimmery White Embossing Paste to create this fellow:

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 Anytime I color with Stampin' Blends Alcohol Markers I make sure I stamp my image first with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, which is specially formulate to not bleed when colored with the Stampin' Blends.

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 The Shimmery White Embossing Paste is perfect for adding "snow" to any wintry project. I used one of the Palette Knives to smear the paste literally all over the card! The Embossing Paste dries quickly, so it not only is easy to handle as I assemble the card, but I also have to remember to clean the Palette Knife right away!

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 I cut the snowflakes with the Blizzard Thinlets Die, then adhered with a glue dot. I added Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels as the final touch!

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 I stamped-off the Crumb Cake-inked snowman twice before adding him to the inside. The sentiment and the snowflakes are all from Spirited Snowmen.

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Stampin' Up! Yes Mam! Stamper Martha Swift's Stunning But Easy Creations!

Hey there! As promised, today I'm sharing the creations my team member, Martha Swift, shared with us at our team meeting earlier this week!

First, a Whisper White Thick card base with a layer of Garden Green. Add a pre-printed card from Santa's Workshop Memories & More Card Pack to a Whisper White layer, then adhere to the Garden Green . Stamp a Mistletoe Season greeting with Garden Green,  then cut with a Stitched Labels Framelit. The Christmas Pines holly was stamped with Garden Green with Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels added for the final touch.

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Martha continued with the same layout and another Santa's Workshop Memories & More Card Pack piece, this time using Poppy Parade for the background. Such a stunning but deceptively easy card!

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Martha's favorite background stamp is the Buffalo Check, so she inked it with  Garden Green ink to stamp on Whisper White, then embossed the Whisper White Thick card front with the Swirls & Curls Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. LOVE it!

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A Real Red version:

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And finally, the swap I made from her "shoebox". This one also used a Santa's Workshop Memories & More card:

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These dimensions work for all of these cards:

Whisper White Thick card base: 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored & folded at 4 1/4"

Solid color card stock layer: 4" x 5 1/4"

Whisper White layer: 3 1/4" x 4 1/4"

Layer to stamp or the Memories & More Card Pack: 3" x 4"

Whisper White to stamp the greeting and cut with the framelit: 3 1/2" x 4"

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Stampin' Up! More Yes Mam! Stampers Holiday Catalog Shoebox Swap!

Hey there! Darcy spent the night, "we r havin' a sleepover!" as she says, so no time to post before bed like I usually do. She's veggin' with some cartoons this morning while I work on this post before we head out for our day. She doesn't know it yet, but she gets to play with a pack of favorite cousins at a favorite aunt's house today! Oh, to be three-and-a-half again!

For our Mam's Team Meeting, Tina Biby used Spirited Snowmen with the Sprig Punch, Festive Farmhouse Designer Paper, and Galvanized Metal Paper to create her swap. The Galvanized Metal Sheet has a "dull shine" to it that is just perfect for this card.

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Inside she used a sentiment from Nature Sings:

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It was easy to stamp the shower of snowflakes around the snowman! I love this look!

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Next, Linda Reaney combined Dashing Deer with the Woodland and Softly Falling Textured Impressions folders and a snowy tree cut with an In the Woods Framelit.  She punched the greeting with the Tailored Tag Punch.

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Angie Lisk is a busy working nurse at two hospitals, but she found time to CASE her swap from Lori Pinto, combining the Winter Woods Bundle with the Merry Christmas to All stamp set:

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The inside sentiment is also from Merry Christmas To All, accompanied by a few stamped-off Winter Woods trees.

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I have one more shoebox swap to share with you tomorrow by Martha Swift. Martha brought so many examples to choose from, her swap gets a blog post all to itself!

 

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Stampin' Up! Yes Mam! Stampers Holiday Catalog Shoebox Swap!

Hey there! Monday Night I hosted a meeting for my team, the Yes Mam! Stampers.  There were 10 of us stamping, chatting, laughing, and sharing!

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The bulk of our meeting was a "shoebox swap". Everyone designed a card, prepped the cardstock, etc., then gathered all of the supplies needed into a "shoebox". We then made each other's cards, having a lot of fun in the process! I'll share half of them today and the rest tomorrow.

First, Angela Black's swap was designed using the Making Christmas Bright Bundle from the Holiday Catalog. We punched a bunch of "petals" with the Christmas Bulb Builder Punch from Wood Textures Designer Paper, then sponged with Crushed Curry ink to create the sunflowers. The sentiment from Love What You Do is stamped directly on an Wood Textures Designer Paper layer:

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Cathy Lingle created her swap with Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper and the Timeless Tidings stamp set. She embellished with Festive Farmhouse Cotton Twine, 5/8" Striped Burlap Trim, and a Galvanized Button, and used the Corrugated Dynamic Textured Impressions folder on the Mossy Meadow card front.

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Finally for today (there will be more swaps tomorrow!) Ruthanne Lewis created an easy little treat pouch with a 6" x 6" piece of designer series paper, then turned it into a sucker-holder simply by snipping a little hole in the bottom for the stick to go through! She used a Detailed with Love sentiment, punched with the Pretty Label Punch.

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Spirited Snowmen Christmas Card #1 With a Tutorial!

Hey there! I used the darling Spirited Snowmen, Buffalo Check background, and Beautiful Blizzard Bundle to create this!

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I love coloring with Stampin' Blends! He has Clear Wink of Stella for sparkle!

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The snowflake was cut from the Blizzard Thinlet, and I colored the pearl with a Dark Bermuda Bay Stampin' Blend.

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I cut a Blizzard Thinlet stencil to sponge brayer Pool Party ink!

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SPIRITED SNOWMEN CHRISTMAS CARD #1 TUTORIAL:

1. Stamp snowman on white with Memento black ink. (this is the only ink that won't blur when colored with Stampin' Blends!)

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2. Trace snowman on a Post-it Note. Cut to create a "mask".

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3. Lay mask over stamped snowman.

4. Cut stencil with Blizzard Thinlet.

5. Roll Pool Party ink over  stencil using a Sponge Brayer.

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6. Remove stencil and mask. The snowman is snowflake-free!

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7. Cut snowman with Layering Oval Framelit. Cut Bermuda Bay scallop oval with another Layering Oval Framelit. Adhere together. Color snowman with Stampin' Blends listed below. Add shimmer with Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush.

8. Stamp Buffalo Check with Pool Party ink on 4" x 5 1/4" Pool Party layer. Adhere to a 4 1/8" x 5 3/8" Whisper White layer. Adhere all to Bermuda Bay card front ( 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored at 4 1/4")

9. Adhere snowman layers to front with dimensionals.

10. Add snowflakes cut with Blizzard Thinlet with dimensionals. Color pearls with Dark Bermuda Bay Stampin' Blend. Add to snowflake centers.

11. Stamp "winter cheer" with Bermuda Bay on white scrap. Punch with 1 1/4" Circle Punch. Adhere to a Bermuda Bay 1 3/8" Scallop ed Circle.

12. Stamp a 3 1/2" x 4 3/4" Whisper White inside layer with another Spirited Snowmen sentiment and Bermuda Bay.  Sponge snowflake stencil with Pool Party over sentiment. Adhere inside card.

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