Swirly Snowman CASE

Swirly snowman with Santa hat


Every crafter knows that the best source on the Internet for new ideas is Pinterest.  I have seen so many versions of the Swirly Bird snowman that I decided to “CASE” it.  “CASE”ing, according to Stampin’ UP means Copy and Share Everything. To me, it means taking an basic idea and adding your own flair to it.

The snowman body is cut out on the Big Shot using the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits and the precision base plate.  His carrot nose is created with a scrap of Pumpkin Pie paper and the larger wing shape from the same thinlit set.

So many of the versions that I saw on Pinterest had no arms or face.  I couldn’t help but put the Santa hat on his head with the Jolly Hat punch!  He looks great with his “coal” eyes, mouth and buttons.  To add the black color to the rhinestones, simply color them with a black Sharpie marker.  His arms are the Tree Builder Punch‘s trunk punched out in Early Espresso.  His scarf is a knotted ribbon attached with a glue dot.  (This ribbon was from last year’s Holiday Catalog, but there is a Real Red ribbon that you can easily substitute in the Annual catalog)

My swirly snowman looks fabulous on a background of Soft Sky embossed with the Seaside embossing folder from the Annual Catalog. Since there is no sentiment on the outside of the card, I added it to the inside of the card.

Swirly snowman - inside of card

thinkyouTime of Year

The sentiment inside the card was created with the Time of Year stamp set.  This stamp set has a lot of great greetings for every occasion.  It is available as a Host set.  This means it is available to get online with a purchase of $150 or more in my online store.  You can use your Stampin’ Rewards to purchase it.


Hope you enjoyed my “CASE” project today.  Please consider visiting my online store.  I would love to count you among my valued customers!  Just click any image in the supply list to go there now.

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Price: $110.00

A Toast To The Host

Picture of the Toast to The Host Wine Tag on bottle

Simple Elegant Hostess Gift

When Stampin’ Up introduced the Cheerful Tags Framelit Dies, I knew it was a must-have on my wishlist. With all the holiday parties that will be coming up, not to mention birthdays, what a beautiful embellishment for that hostess gift.  Bundle the Here’s To Cheers stamp set with the dies, and save 10%. These tags are so simple and quick to make.

toast_the_host_b-1Copper Is Everywhere

Copper is everywhere in home decorating right now.  I was just in Jo-Ann Fabric Store the other day and saw so many copper lanterns and pumpkins, it was crazy!  Stampin’ UP has their versions of the new trend with their Copper embossing powder and Copper Foil paper.  Pair them with the In Colors for this year and you are right on trend.  Check out the supply list below for what you need to make this wine tag!

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Price: $110.00

Fab Friday 97

Image of Stampin UP Holly Berry Happiness


Fab Friday Challenge 97 image

A Vintage Feel

These happy Holly Berries have a vintage feel to them.  A color palette with a vintage feel seemed appropriate. They are featured in Fab Friday’s blog challenge for this week.   A few of the new products in the Holiday Catalog from Stampin’ UP are also featured on this card.  Here is the link to Fab Friday Challenge #97.

New Technique 

This muted image of the holly is actually a new technique to me but has been around on YouTube for awhile.  It is the dryer sheet technique.  After stamping your image, cover the image with glue from a glue stick and smooth out a used dryer sheet over the entire piece.  Then cover the image in dazzling diamonds glitter, shaking off the excess.  Set it aside to dry completely.  Then cut it out with a framelit on your Big Shot.


The background paper is from the Candy Cane Lane DSP pack. It also has an embossed background done in Real Red using the Holly Textured Impressions Embossing folder. I hope you enjoyed today’s project.  Thanks for visiting my blog and you can click any item in the supply list to go to my online store!

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*One Used dryer sheet is also needed

Price: $110.00