Snow Globe Greetings

I’ve collected snow globes for many years and I was delighted to see this new stamp set this season.  I stamped first with the Delicata Gold and then topped it with Delicata Copper Ink  to give it a richer,  more elegant look.

Seaside Spray – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, score at 4 1/4
Whisper White 5 1/4 x 4  (2)- one for the front and one for the inside sentiment.
Whisper white scrap for raised piece in the globe.

I used the Stamparatus to make sure that my snow globe came together cleanly, as I wanted to make a few of these quickly. I used Pool Party around the edges of the raised element to give it a little more dimension (as well as around the trees). A little Wink of Stella on the roof and the  new Snowfall Accent Puff paint on the ground and evergreen tree.

I stamped the house on a piece of whisper white scrap, with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, and coloured with Stampin’ Blends.  Then I used the dies from the Still Scenes Bundle, to cut it out, then plunked it onto some dimensionals, and placed inside the globe.  So stinkin’ cute!


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Winter Woods Greetings

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I was sad to see Lovely as a Tree retire, but Winter Woods is a great replacement. I saw this card on Pinterest, and just had to CASE it.

Shaded Spruce – 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, score at 4 1/2
Very Vanilla – 5 1/4 x 4 (2)
White Shimmer paper – 5 1/4 x 2
Vellum – 5 1/4 x 4

I used the curved outline die to create the snow “hills” out of Shimmer White paper, then placed that curved piece onto the Very Vanilla and lightly traced a pencil line to get an idea for tree placement.
On the Very Vanilla, I stamped the trees along that line. Erase the pencil line just to be on the safe side.

Next, I embossed the Vellum with the Softly Falling Embossing folder, which at the moment, is on the Clearance page on my website. Regular price $14, now on sale for $8.40 – now THAT’s a good deal.

Place the vellum, on the Very Vanilla, over the stamped tree line. I used Tear and Tape along the bottom of the vellum piece and a few mini glue dots under the raised snow flakes. If you use liquid glue under vellum, it may show and take away from the beauty of your card.

Layer your curved Shimmer snow line onto the vellum, lining up along the bottom.

Stamp the large evergreen tree onto Shaded Spruce, using Shaded Spruce Ink, then die cut. I used the Fine Tipped Glue randomly over the tree boughs, then used the new Ice Stampin Glitter, to create “ice” on the branches. A few Stampin’ Dimensionals, and voila!


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Glittery Christmas Card

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This beautiful card was inspired by a card by Kathleen Wingerson, a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in the US.  She called it the “packing tape” technique, literally using packing tape, to apply the Dazzling Diamonds glitter (133751),  to the window.  I’m sure I’ll be leaving a trail of dimensional backs and glitter up the stairs when I head up for dinner lol.  I layered gold DSP as my first matte, over the Basic Black card stock base, then cut a hole in the top matte (Very Vanilla – )  using the 2″ punch. To get the raised element around the edges, I scored 1/4″ from the edge on all four sides, using the Simply Scored Scoring Tool (122334).   It’s a good idea to stamp your sentiment now. The sentiment, in Memento ink (132708) , is from the Snow is Glistening stamp set (149742).   I laid a piece of packing tape over the hole, from the back side of the card stock, sticky side up to the front (good side) of the card stock.  Then, I sprinkled the Dazzling Diamonds over the sticky tape, burnished it in with my finger, then shook off the excess.  On a piece of 3×3″ Very Vanilla card stock, I used the Sheet Music stamp (143970), to create, you guessed it, the sheet music, using Early Espresso ink (126974).   I applied snail adhesive to the right side of the music paper, and placed it behind the glittery window.  Before I layered the top matte, I placed a small bow and ribbon “hanger”, then attached the top layer to the gold DSP with Dimensionals.  On the inside, I glued in a piece of Very Vanilla card stock as a liner, for your personal message.

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