Stampin’ Up! Snow Friends & Candy Canes for the Happy Stampers Blog Hop

Mornin’, y’all –  welcome to another edition of the Happy Stampers Blog Hop. We’ve got a sketch challenge for you this week – and there’s no telling what we’ll see!  I hope you’ll check out all the projects from the ladies-who-hop…

So, here’s the sketch for this week!

This past weekend, at Amy Koenders’ business meeting, we all got to pick a “prize”.  Gift?  Amy put all our names in a hat and drew them out, then we got to go into the goody room and pick from several bundles-o’-fun.  Since I’ve taken my cue from my SU! “mom” (Amy), I had almost everything on the table!  Yikes!  But – I didn’t have the Snow Place stamp set and its matching Framelits called Snow Friends.  

So…I snagged it up!  For this sketch, I combined it with some Candy Cane Lane DSP and the Endless Thanks stamp set.  Take a look-see:

Oh, yea – I also turned the sketch on it’s side.  Sorry – forgot to mention that!

I started with a Crumb Cake design from the Candy Cane Lane DSP (hey – this is one of the DSPs that’s in the Buy-Three-Get-One-Free sale starting on Saturday!), and I matted it on Real Red.  Then I wrapped a piece of the new Real Red 3/4″ Stitched Edge Ribbon around the panel, securing it in the back with scotch tape.

My center artwork started with a Real Red scallop-edge circle, cut with the Circles Layering Framelits. Next came a smaller circle of Crumb Cake. Then I cut a circle from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper – of a size between the two circles.

Using the Outdoor Adventure Edgelit, I cut across the Glimmer Paper Circle to make a tree-y background and adhered that to the layered circle with Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue.  For the stars, I used the little stars die in the Detailed Santa Thinlits, and cut them from more Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.  They’re adhered with dabs of Liquid Glue.

Then it was time to make my snowman!

I stamped the large snowman image in the Snow Place stamp set, in Pool Party ink on a piece of Whisper White card stock, and cut him with the matching die in Snow Friends.

I brushed him all over with Clear Wink of Stella, to make him shimmery.  Across the bottom, I smeared some Liquid Glue, and then dipped it in my Dazzling Diamonds Stampin’ Glitter.  Using my Early Espresso Stampin’ Write Marker, I colored his face (colored over the Pool Party), and then made his nose into a real carrot with some Pumpkin Pie!

He’s dressed with items that all come from the Snow Place stamp set – cut with framelits in the Snow Friends set – no fussy cutting required!  Well, one tiny cut…

Everything is in Real Red, except his ear muffs.  I think he kind of rocks his Pacific Point muffs, don’t you?  His stick arms are in Early Espresso.  The only fussy cut I did was on the buttons.  There’s three buttons that stamp and cut at once – I only wanted two.  So I cut them apart.  But that was it!  Promise!

I adhered everything to him with Liquid Glue, and then adhered him to the card with SNAIL and Liquid Glue.

For my sentiment, I stamped the little “thanks” from the Endless Thanks stamp set in Real Red on a strip of Whisper White.  Then I snipped a banner end.  In lieu of an actual mat, I added a faux mat by edging the banner – pretty thickly! – with my Real Red Stampin’ Write Marker.  Then I adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue – and that was it!

On the inside, I stamped a second sentiment from Endless Thanks in Real Red on a Whisper White panel.  Then I added the small snowman from Snow Place in Pool Party.  I stamped his stick arms in Early Espresso and his ear muff in Pacific Point.  Once again I used the Early Espresso Marker to fix his face, and colored his nose with Pumpkin Pie.

I matted it on Real Red and Whisper White and then SNAILd it into my Real Red card base.  On the front, I SNAILd a Whisper White panel directly to the card base, then popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got a second small Snow Place snowman on the front…

…and an envelope flap with some more of the Crumb Cake Candy Cane Lane DSP!

Et Voila!  A snowy scene with uber-friendly snowmen, in a classic Red/Crumb Cake/White color scheme.  I think the expressions on their faces are just so stinkin’ cute, don’t you?  Hope you like! 🙂

Card cuts and all the products you need to make this one for yourself are at the bottom of this post…

Now that you’ve seen my card, please take a little time to visit all the Happy Stampers Team blogs today!

If you click on the Next Blog button, you’ll go right to Jari Francis’ page.  And you can just click on the names below to go direct to all the blogs!


Amy Koenders

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Jari Francis

Kristi Gray

Jaime Babarczy

Have fun on the Hop!




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1 – 31 Oct 16, you can buy three packages of Designer Series Paper and get one free!

Stampin’ Up! already let us know which papers will be included in this great promotion so we can all get our wish lists ready!


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Real Red Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, score and fold at 4 1/4″); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3″ Scalloped Circle (mat for art)

Whisper White Card Stock: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inner liner); die cuts

Candy Cane Lane DSP:  3 3/4″ x 5″ (card front); envelope flap

Crumb Cake Card Stock:  3″ Circle (for front art)
Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper: 2 3/4″ Circle (cut with Outdoor Adventure Framelit); Detailed Santa stars

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16 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Snow Friends & Candy Canes for the Happy Stampers Blog Hop

  1. Oh my goodness, how sweet is that card?!? Love the glittery tree die cut in the background and your snowman is just perfect. Great take on the sketch! 🙂

  2. Mom

    What a cutie!
    And happy National Coffee Day to y’all! Having a nice cup as I write. Enjoy yours!

  3. Thanks, Mom! 🙂

  4. Such a cute card! Love the snowman and how you used the Wink of Stella!

  5. Thanks so much, Jaime! 🙂

  6. Susan K

    Cutest card with that set I’ve seen! Yes, I love those facial expressions–good idea to make them show up better with your marker since they are so adorable. TFS

  7. Love it, just too cute, Mary!!

  8. Ellie Peckler

    Mary, I love snowmen and especially yours! Thanks for sharing – I will put that bundle on my wish list! – Ellie

  9. sandimaciver2015

    aw, Mary, I love how you turned him for a completely different view, and he is adorable

  10. Kristi

    Darling in every way! Just adorable, fun and now I wish I had that snowman so I could make your card.

  11. Thank you, Kristi! 🙂

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