The Colorful Seasons Bundle is definitely one of my favorite things from the Annual Catalog. I decided to use the winter themed die to create an unusual combination of snowflakes using Washi tape. Paired up with the Merry Little Labels Bundle, which includes the stamp set and matching punch, the little sentiment makes a wonderful winter card.
Most people really don’t know what to do with Washi tape other than to hold dies in place on your big shot. It really can be a versatile element in scrapbooking and card making. It is a simple way to add pattern and color. But did you know that you can stick it down to a piece of whisper white card stock in any pattern you like, and then place your die over it and cut it on the big shot?
The result is a die cut with a thicker texture and some fun color to boot! Try it out! I set my washi snowflakes on a background of more washi tape as well as stamped snowflakes and rhinestones.
Fun Color Palette
These fun colors were pul right from the Basics Pack 3 Washi Tape in the Stampin’ UP annual catalog. It had a lot of great patterns and they reminded me of winter time.
Washi Tape is really a great buy too. It is $8 for this pack of 5 different designs. If you would like to try out the technique but don’t want to spend even that much, check out the Clearance Rack. Currently, Stampin’ Up has a few different 5 packs of washi tape for $3.20 each! Hurry, quantities are limited.
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.
Time 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.
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Using this sketch from the Freshly Made Sketches website, I decided to use the Winter Wishes stamp set paired with a neutral palette of whisper white, smoky slate and basic black to create a fun little Christmas card.
The small designs work great with the corrugated cardboard paper from Stampin’ UP! The snowflake accents are retired but add that little bit of embellishment.
To start the card, cut a piece of smoky slate paper at in half at 5 1/2 inches and score it at 4 1/4 inches. Using the corner rounder punch, punch the four corners of the card.
Using the piercing mat and tool, as well as the Updated Paper piercing pack, pierce little holes around the right edge of the card. Stamp the pine, acorns and skate images from the Winter Wishes stamp set in basic black archival ink on whisper white paper. Using paper snips, cut them out. Punch three pieces out of the white corrugated paper using the Artisan Label punch.
Cut a 5 inch piece of white jute ribbon and wrap with a 5 1/2 inch piece of white glitter ribbon. Stamp the sled image in the center of the card in smoky slate ink. Stamp the Warm Wishes sentiment in black archival ink over the sled.
Attach the ribbon to the left of the card front using the multipurpose liquid glue. Attach the three cardboard pieces to the ribbon with dimensionals. Attach the stamped images on to the cardboard using dimensionals. Using the fine tip glue pen, apply glue to make berries on the pine, to outline the skate boot, and to the white areas of the pine cones. Sprinkle with dazzling diamonds glitter. Apply sequins as shown in photo.
For the inside of the card, cut a piece of whisper white at 4 inches by 5 1/4 inches. Punch the four corners with the curvy corner trio punch. Stamp a sentiment from the Versatile Christmas stamp set in black archival ink. Stamp the pine branches in the smoky slate ink. Attach to the inside of the card.
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Curvy Corner Trio Punch 139683 Price: $20.00
Punch Corner Project Life 135346 Price: $8.00
Artisan Label Punch 130920 Price: $15.95 SALE $9.59
Hey everyone! I decided to try out Fab Friday Challenge #76. Here is the sketch used to make my card. It was a lot of fun designing the card and finally figuring out what to do with the black snowflake paper from the Winter Wonderland DSP pack.
To make the card, start with a basic black card base of 11″ x 4 1/4″, scored at 5 1/2″. Cut a piece of Winter Wonderland snowflake DSP to 3 3/4″ x 5″. Adhere it to the front of the card with snail adhesive.
Cut a strip of the white and gold Winter Wonderland paper to 1 1/2″ x 5″. With the banner triple punch finish both ends.
Stamp the snowman image from the Sparkly Seasons stamp set on to whisper white cardstock and color with real red, garden green and pumpkin pie markers.
Next, stamp the falling snow image from the Sparkly Seasons stamp set in versa mark ink above the snowman. Sprinkle with heat and stick powder and melt with heat gun. Sprinkle with dazzling diamonds glitter and heat set again. Punch the image out with the 2 1/2″ circle punch. Adhere the snowman to the banner.
Add some snail to the back of the snowman and banner. Using approximately 24″ of gold cording trim, wrap it the circles around the snowman on the back. Affix dimensionals over the cord to hold it in place. Adhere to the front of the card.
Add dazzling details from the squeeze bottle to the snowbank and hat. Adhere five pearls to the front of the card as shown.
For the inside, cut a piece of whisper white card stock to 3 3/4″ x 5″. Attach a strip of the snowflake DSP to the bottom. Stamp with a sentiment in black ink and attach to the inside of the card.
Winter Wonderland Specialty Designer Series Paper 139588 Price: $13.00
Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock 100730 Price: $8.50
Basic Black 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock 121045 Price: $7.00
Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Pad 140931 Price: $7.00