Birthday · cards · copics · Die Piecing · Doodlebug Designs · Shape Cards · Snowman · Winter

Doodlebug Winter Wonderland Snowglobe Mini Shape Card…

Hi friends and cardmakers!  A little more snow here today so a good day to post a cute little snowglobe card I made for one of our grands birthday.

These super cute images are from the Doodlebug Winter Wonderland stamp set and coordinating die set.

The card looks big in my photos but it’s really only 3 x 3 inches!  ❤  The images are small but so cute and easy to color.  I used Copic sketch markers. The largest snowman is 1 ½ inches tall.

I stamped the snowglobe, colored the base, then die cut another snowglobe for the card back.  Scored the back at the top so it would open…glued it above the score line to the card front.

I love how it turned out… charming! It would be a cute tag too.

Hope it made you smile!  I’m going to link it to the #SnowmenOfJanuary event on social media right now.

Thank you for stopping by!

Here’s what I used to make this card…

Doodlebug Doodle Stamps – Winter…
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Doodlebug Design – Let It Snow…
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Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
[ SBC | SSS | ACH | BLIC ]
Waffle Flower Crafts – Blending Brushes
[ SBC | SSS | ACH | TE ]
Shop – Ink, Paint & Markers – Copic…
[ TE | SSS | BLIC ]
Simon Says Stamp BLENDING BRUSH and…
[ SSS ]

 

cards · CAS · Christmas · copics · Die Piecing · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Snowman · Winter

poppystamps Whittle Friendly Snowman and Double Joy Card…

Hi everyone!  I’m so happy with this card!  I probably could’ve added more and tried to bling it up but this time I just left him to say JOY to the world! ❤

This is a new poppystamps snowman die… so whimsical and fun!  Oh you know a little holly might’ve been nice… I always think of things after! lol

I put him on a bed of snow from the new poppystamps Layered House Globe die set.

He just melts your heart, doesn’t he?! ❤  Oh…a heart on his belly to represent the O for joy would’ve been super fun too!

I used a plaid paper from last Winter’s 6×6 plaid paper pad called Christmas Plaid!  I’m not finding it to link to anymore but I’ll link to this year’s pad that would work too! ugh.  Sorry about that.  I don’t know why I grabbed this one instead of the new one.

I die cut him from heavy white cardstock and colored his parts with Copic Sketch Markers.  I backed the circles with a smaller punch circle so I would have something to glue his eyes and carrot too.  Then I used mounting tape behind his top part, mounting tape behind the snow hill and mounting tape behind the top parts of the letters J and Y.

I die cut the plaid with the largest Memory Box Stitched Square Layers die. Then I matted it with black cardstock and adhered them to a 5 ½ x 5 ½ piece of green from the Memory Box 6×6  Lush Green cardstock pad. It matches perfectly with this plaid! yay!

‘To The World’ sentiment is from the new Memory Box Festive Christmas Greetings again… this is such a good set!

I love this new poppystamps Double Joy die too… you get so many options with the two dies included in the set!

Mr. Frosty is 5 ½ in. x 5 ½ in. square. So cute!  I need to make some more of these and vary them a little as I go! hehe

Thank you so much for stopping by and your comments and for shopping through my links!  I appreciate it!

ttul,

Here’s what I used to make Frosty!

Poppystamps – 2471 Whittle Friendly…
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Poppystamps – 2476 Double Joy craft die
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Poppystamps – 2488 Layered House…
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Memory Box STITCHED SQUARE LAYERS…
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Memory Box – PP1018 Woodsy Plaid 6×6…
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Memory Box – CL5273D Festive…
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Memory Box Clear Stamps FESTIVE…
[ SSS ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe – Marshmallow
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TE Premium Cardstock
[ TE | STR ]
Leader 6 x 6 WHITE Square Envelopes…
[ SSS ]
Lawn Fawn WHITE Embossing Powder LF1537
[ SSS ]
VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad – full…
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]

All Occasion · Christmas · copics · Die Piecing · Inlaid Diecutting · Memory Box · Ornament · Snowman · Winter

Memory Box Snowmen Snowglobe and Snowglobe Backer…

I’m back with two more snowglobe tags/ornaments!  These two are glitteriffic and SO CUTE!

I took a phone picture with my hand in it so you’d get an idea of the size of these delightful things!

Pictures do not do them justice… they are just so cute!

I used all four of the new dies for this Snowman one.

Close up of the snowgirl!  I used the Santa hat and ear muffs for her… colored the glitter card with Copics.

I grabbed what I thought was a clear glaze pen and colored over some of the pieces only to find out when they dried it was the white glaze pen! lol  It left them looking snowy and I used them anyway.  I used a black glaze pen on Frosty’s hat.

Close up of Frosty snowguy! Such personality!

Close up of the layers…

The NEW Glitter pads from Memory Box are SO beautiful and die cut wonderfully!  I die cut with blades up and one printer paper shim on top of the cutting plate when I ran through my Big Shot.

Next up, the penguin takes the show.  He’s from the Snowglobe Backer die. Now that I look at my pictures, I wish I’d put some text on this one… like ‘let it snow’!  I think I will do that! ❤  Or a teeny heart on his chest… oh my… why do the ideas come after pictures! ha

I copic colored his feet and nose…his eyes are little black gems…his body and hat are glitter cardstock and his black outline body is black cardstock colored with a black glaze pen.

I used all four dies again for the layers…silver glitter cardstock.

I just realized I haven’t written in the finished size yet!  They are all 3 inches wide and 4 ⅛ inches tall.  So adorable!

I’m excited to see how they sparkle hanging on the Christmas tree!

A closer look at the layers again…

A lot of pictures today…hope they all loaded for you and you get the idea of how special they are! A keepsake to get out every year!

I’ll link up everything below…thank you for shopping through my links.  I really appreciate it.

I changed to paying for my blog awhile back so I don’t have other advertisements in my posts…that should really help if you’re looking at my blog on your phone.  I also have to pay monthly for the link up service for products I use and it takes so much time to take pictures, write posts and make product lists.  So I’m here working for you!

More to come…Christmas is my favorite and it’s August already my dear cardmaking friends!  EEK!  Don’t panic, don’t panic. lol

I’ll be back soon with more sparkle and shine! ❤

Memory Box – GP1005 Holiday Glitter Pad
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Memory Box – 94491 Snowglobe Backer…
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Memory Box – 94492 Snowmen Snowglobe…
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Memory Box – 94493 Radiant Snowglobe…
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Memory Box – 94494 Cabin Snowglobe…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Accessory – Tool…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
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Gelly Roll Black Glaze Pens
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Gelly Roll Clear Glaze Pens
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Gelly Roll White Glaze Pens – pkg of 2
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American Crafts Glitter Cardstock
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Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
[ STR | SBC | SSS | BLIC | TE ]

Birthday · cards · Impression Obsession · Snowman · Winter · Zigs

Impression Obsession Snowman With Fence Birthday Card…

January is a big birthday month for our family… I’m behind posting my cards!  This one was for our youngest grandson Charles… he picked out the stamp.  I made him another interactive card that I was experimenting with that he loved.  I need to improve on it though to make that one post worthy! lol

I stamped this on Canson Smooth Bristol and watercolored it with Zig Clean Color Brush markers.

Definitely a jolly, happy soul!  I used some Nuvo Crystal Drops gloss white on the snow.

I stamped the number 5 on one of the new poppystamps Heart Tag Trio.  The snow is from a new poppystamps Whittle Cloud Border die set.  Both die cut in white cardstock. I love how fluffy it looks as snow!

The sentiment Birthday Boy is from poppystamps Sentiments of Hello stamp set, inked up with Taylored Expressions Cookie Monster Ink.  Taylored Expressions cardstock, Confetti Cake for the card base also.

Thanks for stopping by today!  I have a couple CAS Valentines to post soon, so I’ll be back! ❤

Here’s what I used to make this card…

Impression Obsession Rubber Stamps:…
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Poppystamps – 2318 Whittle Cloud…
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Poppystamps – 2302 Heart Tag Trio…
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Poppystamps – CL451 Sentiments of…
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TE Premium Cardstock
[ TE ]
TE Premium Ink – Full Ink Pads
[ TE ]
Nuvo Crystal Drops – Gloss Simply White
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Copic Sketch Markers
[ BLIC | SBC | SSS ]
Tim Holtz – Idea-ology – Tiny…
[ SBC | SSS ]

Card Sketch · cards · CAS · Christmas · Die Piecing · Memory Box · Snowman · Winter

Memory Box Scribble Snowman Card…

I saw the sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches and I had to play!  Does that ever happen to you? You see something and you have to go make!  If I don’t do it right away I forget and the deadline helps me get it done too! lol

I’m loving the new paper pads from Memory Box so I paired it up with the new Scribble Snowman dies and a new poppystamps Holly Outline die for this quick CAS card!

I do like to edge my pattern papers with distress ink and the round mini ink blending tools.  I know everyone is changing to brushes and I have those too but the mini foam works great for edging lightly with ink.  I used Gathered Twigs.

I needed words!  So I started reading stamp sets. lol  This poppystamps Whittle Everyday set had the perfect ones!

Then I had a few snowflakes laying on my desk… oh yes, the snowman needs a flake! haha

Thanks for clicking over and checking out my card!  I appreciate your visit!  Links below to what I used if you want to see exactly!  I thank you so much for clicking and shopping if you do too! ❤

Memory Box – 94350 Scribble Snowman…
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Memory Box SCRIBBLE SNOWMAN OUTLINE…
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Memory Box SCRIBBLE SNOWMAN…
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Poppystamps – 2258 Holly Outline…
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Memory Box – 94302 Bauble Snowflakes…
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Poppystamps – CL484 Whittle Everyday…
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Memory Box 6×6 paper pad – Dashing…
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Memory Box 6×6 paper pad – Dashing…
[ STR | SSS ]
We R Memory Keepers – Precision Press…
[ SBC | SSS ]
We R Memory Keepers – Mini Precision…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Mini Ink Blending Tool *new* – 2…
[ STR | SSS ]

cards · CAS · Christmas · Memory Box · Snowman · Winter

New Memory Box Snowman Circle Collage and Bauble Snowflake Corner Card…

Frosty here… and yes he does come with two hats and a scarf, so cute!  I left him plain jane today but it’s still magical frosty with this beautiful Bauble Snowflake Corner!  HERE he is made up (by MB owner, Dave) all colorful cute on the cover of the new Look Book. 

I die cut and flat glued everything.  Stamped the sentiment with We R Memory Keepers Advanced Precision Press and Black Archival ink.

I added a few baby white pearls on the snowflakes and black tiny gems for his buttons.

A very sweet, clean and simple card.  He’ll be back again someday!

I hope you’re enjoying all the new products from Memory Box!  During September, Simon Says Stamp had posts on Instagram introducing stamp and die company owners.  One they posted was Dave and Monica that own Memory Box, poppystamps and Birch Press Design!  So if you click HERE, it’ll take you to that post and you can meet them and see their picture! (you might have to scroll up, over in the text part to read the post) Fun!

Thank you for stopping by!  Talk to you again soon!

Products I used to make this card…

Memory Box – 94336 Bauble Snowflake…
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Memory Box – 94330 Snowman Circle…
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Memory Box – CL5244 Holiday Greenery…
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TE Premium Cardstock
[ TE ]
We R Memory Keepers – Precision Press…
[ SBC | SSS ]
We R Memory Keepers – Mini Precision…
[ SBC | SSS ]

 

All Occasion · Birthday · cards · CAS · Christmas · copics · Die Piecing · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Snowman · Winter

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)…

NC-POOL – Pool notecards
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Poppystamps – 2093 Whittle Snowman…
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Poppystamps – 2125 Whittle Wood…
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Poppystamps – 2088 Tree Line Hill…
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Memory Box – CL5237 Best Life…
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Memory Box – 94119 Love Jotted Script…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – 2074 Birch Stitched…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – 2152 Ribbon Heart…
[ STR | SSS ]
Ranger Distress Mini Ink Pad 1×1 -…
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Mini Ink Blending Tool *new* – 2…
[ STR | SSS | SBC | JGG | HLM ]
Mini Ink Blending Foam Refills – pkg…
[ STR | SBC | JGG | HLM ]
Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
[ SSS | HLM ]
Ranger Archival Ink Pad COFFEE AIP31451
[ SSS ]
Ranger Archival COFFEE Reinker ARR30775
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Archival Ink Pad – Jet Black; Ranger
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Archival Re-inker – Jet Black from…
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Copic Sketch Markers
[ BLIC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Plus Machine -…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Express Machine…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Accessory – Tool…
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Sizzix Cutting Pads – standard
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Sizzix Big Shot Plus CUTTING PADS…
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Sizzix – Accessory – Cutting Pad,…
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Sizzix – Extended Magnetic Platform…
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Sizzix – Accessory – Magnetic…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Plus – Accessory -…
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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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Retractable Paper Piercer / Pick -…
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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…
[ SSS ]
Lawn Fawn – Stamp Shammy
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Mini MISTI – Most Incredible Stamp…
[ SBC | SSS | HLM ]
MISTI Stamping Tool – The Most…
[ SBC | SSS | HLM ]
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…
[ SSS | JGG ]
Scotch ATG – Adhesive Applicator Gun…
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Scotch Adhesive Refill for Pink ATG…
[ SBC ]
Ultrafine Tip Applicator Bottles 20ml…
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Lineco Neutral pH Adhesive – 4oz
[ STR | BLIC ]
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
[ STR | SBC | SSS | BLIC ]
adhesive pick-up square
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3M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE…
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Foam Mounting Tape – Scotch – 12.5 feet
[ STR ]
Scrapbook Adhesives THIN 3D 217 WHITE…
[ SSS | HLM ]
Scrapbook Adhesives THIN 3D ADHESIVE…
[ SSS | HLM ]
Avery Elle Stamp & Die Storage…
[ STR | SSS | HLM ]
Tonic 14×14 inch Easy Clean Craft…
[ STR | SSS ]

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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(scroll down for a picture of the free gift)
Minimum order $30
(free shipping in domestic US only)

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!

Products I used…

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!

This snowman is not available anymore but here’s a link to see the dies you can buy to use with felt.  Some of them I’ve used, you can use the search box and type in the name of the die to see what I’ve made.

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

Printworks 2015 Christmas release stamps…

 

Pam Sparks Big Bow Bertie

 

 

Meet Big Bow Bertie … some serious personality for a snowman!  I love this happy guy!  I mean, how many guys would wear a big festive bow like this?!   I stamped him on Hobby Lobby watercolor paper and colored with Zig Clean Color Brush Paint markers. Spritzed with Pearl spray…

 

 

Pam Sparks Big Bow Bertie Close

 

 

The happy winter sentiment is from Printworks too.

I used four dies from Memory Box, Modern Tile Background for the window look, Dancing Snowflake Frame and the Small Winter sled.  I die cut the sled from three cardstocks.  Silver for the base, red for the curved guide bar and woodgrain for the slats.  I left the silver whole, trimmed off the red bar, trimmed the woodgrain down and used a silver gel pen between the slats so it’d look like the base showing through. Easy and it looks like one of those Jolee stickers!  The snowflake is from the Wintry Snowflake BundleOh, I did use an ⅛ inch hole punch to put the paper cord through on the red guide bar.

 

 

 

Pam Sparks Fairy Snow Queen

 

 

Next –  This delightful creature is this year’s Limited Edition Snowman!  Isn’t she gorgeous?!  Fairy Snow Queen is her name! I softly watercolored her, then painted Frosted Lace Stickles over her.  Heart of Gold Prills on her crown.

The sentiment is new, Magical Winterheat embossed on vellum with Judikins Silver Twinkle embossing powder.  She’s mounted to a piece of American Crafts Glitter cardstock.

 

 

Pam Sparks Fairy Snow Queen Close

 

 

I think she’ll be a hit with the granddaughters!

 

 

 

Pam Sparks Grinchmas Tree

 

 

Last for today… the Grinchmas TreeI love it!  Stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored sloppily with two green Copic sketch markers!  Oh and a couple browns.  Some Heidi Swapp Gold splatters… some more Prills…Minnie Pearls this time.

 

Some Washi tape… one of the faster cards I’ve ever made!

 

 

Pam Sparks Grinchmas Tree Close

 

So many wonderful stamps in this release and in all the past releases too!  Be sure to check them out at Printworks Collection.com

Thanks for stopping by!  ttut!

Christmas · Memory Box · Snowman · Stitching · Winter

Memory Box Plush Frosty Mitten and Plush Sheldon…

 

I just couldn’t WAIT to show you this project!!!  So melt your heart cute!  Meet Sheldon. irresistibly CUTE!

 

 

Pam Sparks Plush Frosty Mitten and Sheldon

 

 

Blanket Stitch again… with Carribean twine from the Twinery and the white on Sheldon is from Doodlebug, the holiday Twine set that I linked to in my last post… links at the bottom.  oh man!  Just linking him up to SLS and I see I did him upside down to the picture on the package!!! ugh.  His head is supposed to be bigger than his body!  Figures. *sigh*  Oh well, I still LOVE this!!!  I will have to make another with a BIG head! lol

 

Pam Sparks Plush Frosty Mitten and Sheldon Close

 

 

The felt I used is from Taylored Expressions… Tiffany, Avocado, Marshmallow, Charcoal and Black.  I colored a scrap of Marshmallow with an orange copic sketch marker and then trimmed out a teeny carrot nose and glued the eyes, nose, scarf and buttons on with Tombow Mono Multi glue.  (green lids)

 

The candy cane is an organic, no artificial food dye, candy cane that I get at Christmas time at Whole Foods or through one of the online stores.  : )

 

One more look and holler if you have any questions…

 

 

Pam Sparks Plush Frosty Mitten and Sheldon 2

 

 

Linking to some challenges…
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Christmas
Sparkles Christmas Challenge – Christmas Decoration

 

I’m working on cards!!!  Can’t wait to post what I’ve been working on for cards too!  : )

Happy Thursday!  The sun is shining today! Hurrah!  Thanks for stopping by and checking out UPSIDE DOWN Sheldon! lol

 

Shopping links for the Dies and Supplies I used to make this ornament…