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Up To Snow Good! Last Snowmen for this Winter…

Hi everyone!  I say this every month don’t I?  How’d it get to be _________!  In this case, March!  I still have Winter new stuff to stamp and play with! haha  Add it to the stuff from other years, right?!  Anyway, this is to cute not to post quick!

This card and the tag coming up are from the Snow Buds set by Essentials By Ellen.

Pattern Paper is from Lawn Fawn.

Memory Box Wrapped Stitch Rectangles are a staple for me!  You can find them at Starlitstudio.net, HERE. (it looks like they’re out of stock, the link to contact Cindy is at the very top of the page, if you want to order them)

Doodlebug Twine, another staple… HERE.

I just love snow and snowmen and cute snowman sentiments!  AND in this case paper snowballs! ha

Then I cut so many, I made a tag quick too…still have a bunch for another go ’round.  ❤

I’ll just call him pail head!  I guess all the hats are being used. haha I had to add hearts for buttons.

The love tag is from poppystamps.

It’s almost that time of year to say good-bye Winter.  These guys are gonna melt! lol  Thanks for stopping by and hope we made you smile!

All Occasion · Anniversary · cards · CAS · Die Piecing · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Snowman · Valentine · Winter

poppystamps cards…Whittle Snowman and Another Ribbon Heart Frame…

Hi everyone! I guess I wasn’t finished playing with the new poppystamps Ribbon Heart Sidekick Frame die! lol  Here’s another one and I added the poppystamps Birch Stitched Frame from the last release of 2018.

The tree needed hearts!  YES!

Give this to your favorite lumberjack! haha

I used various heart dies for the layers.  The new Love Jotted Script die works out fun here and a sentiment stamped from the Best Life Typewriter Sentiment stamp set.

The red is redder in real life.  I forgot to notice when I was editing the pictures. Not sure what I would’ve done different anyway! lol

Linking my Valentine ‘love’ card to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Have a Heart

My next card isn’t a Valentine but it could be! I added a heart for good measure.

This picture captures the color the best and shows the touch of dimension I added by mounting the new poppystamps Whittle Snowman with foam tape.  I layered 3 of the Whittle Wood Frames together and layered a white cut and a green cut of the poppystamps Tree Line Hill die. I colored his cap with Copics!

A sweet thank you, from the Best Life Typewriter Sentiments set, stamped in Coffee Archival ink from Ranger.  The frame and card base are ink blended with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink and the mini ink blending tool.

I think the Studio Rectangle Layers and Shaker Rectangle Frames dies are discontinued but just for a heads up, that’s what I used for the layers.

It just dawned on me that this snowman thank you would be a good Valentine for our mail carrier!  She’s grrrrreat!  (and it’s 3˚ here today! eek!)

I have some other cards started so I’ll leave you with this for now and be back to share again later! ❤

Happy papercrafting to you!

Links to what I used to make these cards (some are affiliate)…

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Memory Box – CL5237 Best Life…
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Memory Box – 94119 Love Jotted Script…
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Poppystamps – 2074 Birch Stitched…
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Poppystamps – 2152 Ribbon Heart…
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Ranger Distress Mini Ink Pad 1×1 -…
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Mini Ink Blending Tool *new* – 2…
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Mini Ink Blending Foam Refills – pkg…
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Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
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Ranger Archival Ink Pad COFFEE AIP31451
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Ranger Archival COFFEE Reinker ARR30775
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Sizzix – Big Shot Express Machine…
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Sizzix Big Shot Plus CUTTING PADS…
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Sizzix – Extended Magnetic Platform…
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We R Memory Keepers QUICKSTIK…
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Tool Basics Flush Cutters – 5 inch…
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Sizzix – Tim Holtz – Accessory -…
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Simon Says Stamp SMALL TEFLON BONE…
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EK Success – EK Tools – Small…
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Tonic Studios Tim Holtz 8.5 Inch…
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Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – 12.25…
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Tonic 12 INCH WIDE BASE GUILLOTINE…
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Lawn Fawn – Stamp Shammy
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Mini MISTI – Most Incredible Stamp…
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MISTI Stamping Tool – The Most…
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Simon Says Accessories MISTI GRID…
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MISTI CREATIVE CORNERS Positioning…
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Scor-Pal – Scor-Pal Eighths Measuring…
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Scor-Pal MINI SCOR-BUDDY Scoring…
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Scotch ATG – Adhesive Applicator Gun…
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Scotch Adhesive Refill for Pink ATG…
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Ultrafine Tip Applicator Bottles 20ml…
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Lineco Neutral pH Adhesive – 4oz
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Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
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3M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE…
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Foam Mounting Tape – Scotch – 12.5 feet
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Scrapbook Adhesives THIN 3D 217 WHITE…
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Scrapbook Adhesives THIN 3D ADHESIVE…
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Avery Elle Stamp & Die Storage…
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Tonic 14×14 inch Easy Clean Craft…
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Birthday · cards · CAS · copics · Impression Obsession · Memory Box · One Layer Card · rubber stamps · Snowman · Winter

Two Cards…a Birthday and a Snowman!

Hi cardmakers and friends!  It was Tim’s birthday the other day… I made him a card!  He was surprised! lol

This cute little raccoon is old, from Stampendous, the sentiment too.  I searched and didn’t find it anywhere but I thought it was fun enough to share and bring some smiles!

Colored with Copics on Neenah 110# Solar White cardstock.

 

Then our swap at club Friday was a snowman theme.  I made this…

It’s from a clear stamp set by Impressions Obsession.  I stamped with Ranger Archival Black ink on kraft and colored it with white and blue color pencil.  A Memory Box Postage frame die and a little red heart to jazz it up. Add a heart any time you can. lol

A jolly happy soul!  May love and laughter light your days and warm your heart and home!

Thanks for stopping by!

 

cards · Christmas · copics · Lawn Fawn · Memory Box · Printworks · rubber stamps · Snowman · Winter

Cyber Monday at Printworks Collection and Card…

Are you shopping today? Here’s the deal from Printworks!

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Use promo code CYBERSPECIAL in the discount box when checking out

and here’s one of the cards I’ve made with their awesome stamps!  There’s a new release too!  HERE!  I gotta get these made up!  So FUN!  I always love the Limited Edition snowman.

Printworks has what I used for this card all detailed out on this page of their webstore, HERE

I stamped and colored this Christmas holly several times, cut them out and made a wreath with them.

and on the inside I stamped this wonderful sentiment…

I used a Memory Box Wrapped Stitched Rectangles die (HERE) on the red panel (20% off everyday at SLS) and a Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle die (HERE) on the green panel. (extra 10% off at Scrapbook.com today)

I used a Brother Scan and Cut CM350 to cut out the holly and word joy.

ok – here’s the picture of what you get with your $30 order today!   Awesome!

 

I love this green pattern paper…it’s dots on the back side.  LOVE it!

ok – have fun shopping and I’ll talk to you later!

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cards · Christmas · Color Pencil · copics · Poppystamps · Printworks · Snowman · Winter

Printworks Collection Snow-people Cards…

Do you need a holiday invitation?  I love this cute couple called ‘It’s a Date‘ and isn’t the sentiment fun?  You can find all the stamps I used HERE.

The inside with room for all the details…

I colored the image with color pencils and used the poppystamps Scribble Snowflake Circle die, cut in white card-stock. Printworks pattern paper.

This guy is so cute!  He’s called ‘Big Howdy‘!  Just made you laugh, didn’t he?! You can find all the stamps I used, HERE

I stamped him and colored with Copic Sketch Markers and then the inside…


And for even more smiles…I bring you ‘Christmas Joe’!  Such happy snow-people!

Stamped and colored with Copic Sketch Markers again…you’ll find the stamps I used HERE. The background is a snowflake stamp, heat embossed with white embossing powder.

Makes you bust out singing, “let it snow”!  The Let It Snow frame is from poppystamps, you’ll find it HERE and the snow border, also from poppystamps is HERE.

Tis true…tis the season for us card-makers!  Pull out your ‘stuff’, get creating and show and tell!  lol

Thanks for stopping by and remember the code for shopping, 5% off at Printworks.  PAM5.  It’s always in the sidebar for future reference too!

Entering some challenges…

Watercooler Wednesday – All About Christmas (Join us for a Frosty Bite card)

Word Art Wednesday – Anything Goes (Join us for a Frosty Bite card)

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday – Anything Goes (Big Howdy card)

Christmas Card Challenges #24 – Anything Goes (Big Howdy card)

Thank you for all your kind and encouraging comments on my Winter Wonderland Bridge card!!!  I can hardly wait to share my next one!  😀

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Birthday · cards · Color Pencil · Neat and Tangled · Snowman · Taylored Expressions

Neat and Tangled Merry Bear Birthday Card…

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Look at this adorable little snowman! It’s family birthday time again and our youngest grandson is turning two tomorrow!  Where does the time go?!

I wanted to play in the NBUS challenge with the option of color pencil on kraft.  I love how this almost looks like wood!

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I stamped with the MISTI, colored with pencil, then went back and using the MISTI again, I left the stamps where they were, inked with black pigment embossing ink, stamped them and heat embossed them with black powder.

So many times when you color with pencils you lose the strong black line.  We used to do this years ago when Stampa Rosa had the House Mouse stamps. We would stamp them their stamp positioner, color them with Tombow markers and then come back and emboss them over the top of the marker coloring.  Amazing the difference.

Next time I am going to color the image right in the MISTI without moving the card-stock.  There was enough ‘user error’ this time that I had to stamp the bear a few times and ended up with a thicker black line then the stamp really has. grrr   Still cute though!

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Hopefully we’ll get some snow for his birthday!  haha  It’s been a weird, rainy Winter for Iowa.  Not used to dark and dreary.  It’s usually bright with snow!  I’m sure we’ll get those Winters again.

Linking up to Darnell’s NBUS Challenge #8 – optional theme ‘use color pencils on kraft’

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Thanks for stopping by!  See you again soon and I’ll have a special announcement soon too!

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Christmas · copics · Die Piecing · Felt · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Snowman · Winter

Memory Box Plush Bundled Snowman, Mitten and a TIP!

Pam Sparks Felt Snowman with heart

SMILE! This snowman with his sweet heart addition is helping me say Happy New Year to all!

I used the Memory Box Plush Snowman cut from Taylored Expressions wool felt…love her felt!  I cheated though on the orange… I used white and colored it orange with a Copic Sketch Marker!  : )  I didn’t have black thread either, so I colored it with a Copic Sketch Marker! I sewed him up with the backstitch.

I stuffed him with batting.  I pull it apart several times so it’s easy to work with.  One thing I would suggest when you’re making this guy is, cut two of the hat, then you can put the cord between the two for the hanger. I just glued the second hat on the back after I was done.

Pam Sparks Felt Snowman with Heart Close

I know…I’m having a little trouble moving on but I will!  : )  I have some of the new dies from Memory Box and poppystamps to work with so I’ll be sharing REAL soon!

Linking this guy to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge – Something New

Thursday this week is Release Day for Taylored Expressions and I have 4 cards to share with you then! YAY! I think you’ll like them. Colored and die cut!

BUT…in the meantime, here’s another Plush Mitten from felt.

Pam Sparks Pink Poinsettia Mitten

I saw this variation on the blanket stitch on the inside cover of a CD case! I had to search to find something similar and I do think this is it.  It’s a German Knotted Blanket Stitch.  I love it!

Don’t be mad at me but I just had to experiment with adding a die cut to the top of the mitten.  It’s a discontinued die.  Hoping some of you have it already. It was released in 2013 I believe and it’s a poppystamps die. I used it HERE.

It’s a border die but I used partial die cutting to fit it on the mitten.

Which reminds me, I have a TIP for you!  ok – so you have your BIG standard cutting plates on your Big Shot or die cutting machine.  Well, you know… Sizzix has smaller plates, 3×6, that work AWESOME for stuff like this.  I use them all the time for smaller dies and especially for die cutting the smaller stamped images!  The cutting pads are called Frameworks on the Edge.  I’ll link to them below in the inlinkz.  Just faster to run through the machine!  I love time saving!  AND if you have the cutting plates from the old Sidekick machine…those work great too!  I still use my Sidekick for small dies.  Happy, Happy!

Pam Sparks Pink Poinsettia Mitten Close

French Knots in the Poinsettia center.  I love French Knots for some reason!  They’re just cool!

Well, that’s it for today!  I can’t believe it’s already the 4th and I missed posting my favorite Christmas cards and favorites for the year!  bummer.

I just changed the blog theme and I like it!  Hope it’s easier for you to see categories and search things.  Holler if you have questions.  I’m here!

Thanks for stopping by!  ttul!

Supplies and dies I used…

If you have a chance – stop by Starlitstudio.net and check out her clearance page… just WOW!