Sunday, November 27, 2011

Let it Snow!

I pulled out retired stamp set of mine to make this card, Stampin' UP!'s Cold Play.  This set was so much fun and the "let it snow!" sentiment is so cute, I had to pull it back out.  Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge this week is Winter Wonderland which I combined with The Paper Players Sketch Challenge to come up with this wintery card.

I started with a base of Marina Mist cardstock then I layered a Night Of Navy piece of cardstock.  The Night of Navy piece was embossed using the Northern Flurry Embossing Folder then Whisper White Craft Ink was sponged on top.  The "Snow" at the bottom of the card is just Whisper White cardstock with one torn edge and coated in Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz.

The Snow man is 3 circles, 1 3/8", 1 1/4" and 1" in Whisper White then spritzed with Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz.  I used one of the small circles on the Owl Builder Punch to make his buttons and the face was drawn on with Basic Black and Pumpkin Pie Markers.  Basic Rhinestone Jewels embellish the snowman.

The small Silver Snowflake in the corner was made using the Northern Frost Decorative Strip Die  and the Silver Glimmer Paper.  I LOVE the glimmer paper!  It really adds sparkle to the project!  I used another Basic Rhinestone Jewel to adorn the snowflake and colored with a Marina Mist Marker.

Don't forget to check out the challenge websites to see other great projects! and

One of our family traditions for the day and weekend after Thanksgiving is for my mother-in-law, daughter and I  to make a Ginger Bread House.  In the past we have made a Gingerbread Village, a castle, and a Victorian House.  This year we decided to make Strawberry Shortcake's Village because my daughter LOVES that show.  Here's some pictures of our little creation:

Thanks for stopping by!

As always, all products used on this card are Stampin' UP:
Cold Play
Marina Mist, Whisper White, Night of Navy, Basic Black Cardstock
Night of Navy Classic Stampin' Pad
Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Marina Mist Markers
1" Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Owl Builder Punch
Big Shot, Northern Frost Decorative Strip Die, Northern Flurry Embossing Folder
Marina Mist Dotted Scallop Ribbon, Vanilla Smooch Spritz, Basic Rhinestones Jewels, Silver Glimmer Paper


  1. Very cute! Love all the sparkle and that polka dot ribbon is so fun! THanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

  2. what a fun sparkly snowman! love how you made it from scratch just like your gingerbread houses! :) Thanks for playing along this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

  3. What can I say but CUTE! Love your background and all the glitter! Thanks for playing with us this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

  4. Love all the blues on your card and the background is just fabulous! It reminds me of a swirling winter's night. Great take on the sketch. Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players!

  5. What a cute little snowman! I love all of the sparkle! And your gingerbread village is fabulous! What fun!

  6. Cute card! Love the embossed navy and the way you sponged it with white. The spritz and silver glimmer add just the right finishing touches. Thanks' for joining us at The Paper Players this week.

  7. How fun is that snowman and the glimmer is a perfect touch. Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players. Love the village

  8. Such a fun card, Krystal! Love how you added the sponged detail to the embossed background and the pops of shimmery sparkle. What a fun tradition to make gingerbread houses the weekend after Thanksgiving! I bet you all had a blast putting them together. Thanks for joining us this week at the Paper Players! :)

  9. Your snowman is adorable--as are your gingerbread houses and your wee one! I just love that set! Thanks so much for playing with us!

  10. This is such a cute card. I love that snowman! Great job on the challenge - But my heart is with those gingerbread creations. What fun and a wonderful Christmas tradition!

    Thank you for playing along with The Paper Players!


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