Stampin’ Up! Snowflake Sentiments for Stamp Ink Paper #128

Hey, y’all!  Welcome to Tuesday and another fun challenge from Stamp Ink Paper!  Before we get started, though, let me remind you that the next reservation window for the new Stamparatus is opening today at 2PM Mountain Time!  Be sure to get logged into my Online Store and place your reservation!

Onward! Our Stamp Ink Paper Challenge #128 this week is a theme challenge…

I decided to be a little obvious and used the Snowflake Sentiments and matching Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits.  And I added a little Sheltering Tree.  Take a look-see:  

I was also playing along with a couple of challenges to help me with colors and ideas!  

The first, from the Global Design Project, was a CASE the Designer challenge.  

And the second, from Sunday Stamps, informed the color combination!  

So – I started with a piece of the Cherrry Cobbler striped paper from the Be Merry DSP and matted it with Fast Fuse onto a Cherry Cobbler mat.  For the middle panel, I cut a smaller piece of Whisper White card stock.  Using wedges of Stampin’ Sponge, I started with Basic Gray Archival Ink around the top of the panel, and then transitioned to Smoky Slate.  I kept the bottom of the inked area sort of irregular – to look like snow drifts!  Pssst…even though there wasn’t any Pool Party in the challenge colors, I used just a bare touch of it in the gray sky to give it more depth and wintery color!!

Next up, I stamped the bare-limbed tree from the Sheltering Tree stamp set in Basic Gray Archival Ink.  Then I embossed the panel in the Soflty Falling TIEF and matted it on Cherry Cobbler.  

The sentiment, from the Snowflake Sentiments stamp set, is stamped in Cherry Cobbler ink on a piece of Vellum card stock and cut with the largest oval die in the Stitched Shapes Framelits.


I cut some snowflakes with the Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits.  The Silver Glimmer Paper snowflakes were cut with the long multi-snowflake die and snipped apart.  I adhered part of one them to the card front – where it would end up under the art panel.  Once it was down, I added the sponged and embossed panel with Fast Fuse and a touch of Liquid Glue (over the Glimmer Paper snowflake).  Then I added the second Silver snowflake with Liquid Glue.

The other snowflakes are cut from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.  I adhered them to the vellum sentiment oval and then used Mini Dimensionals under them and popped the oval onto the card front.

I made a Billie Moan bow with some new Silver Baker’s Twine from the 2018 Occasions Catalog and adhered it with a Glue Dot (and there’s a Mini Dimensional under it, too!).  I stuck one of the Dazzling Diamonds snowflakes on with another Glue Dot and then added a small Clear Facteted Gem.  I also added those Gems to the other snowflakes and the card front was done!

On the inside, I matted more of the Be Merry DSP on Cherry Cobbler and added a Cherry Cobbler-matted smaller Whisper White panel with Fast Fuse.  Then I adhered a Silver Glimmer Paper Swirly Snowflake die cut with Liquid Glue.

I Fast Fuse’d the liner into my Basic Gray card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got a snowflake from the Snowflake Sentiments stamp set – heat embossed in Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder – on the front…

…and more of the striped paper from the Be Merry DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I sorta love this gray snowy day – and the Softly Falling TIEF really helps it looks like snow drifts building up, don’t you think?  The Snowflake Sentiments stamp set and Swirly Snowflake Thinlits are carrying over at least into the Occasions Catalog – whoo-hoo – but the 10% off bundle price will go away – so grab it now if you don’t have it!!  Hope you like!




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Stamps-N-Lingers Two-Level Ordering Special!  

Only Good Thru 11 Dec…

Level One….

I’m offering TRIPLE Peppermint Reward Points for orders of $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) between today and the end of the day on 11 Dec 17!  Don’t miss your chance to earn extra points towards a FREE $40 gift of your choice! When you gather up 16 peppermints, you’ll be able to select any product (or products!) valued at $40 and I’ll ship it directly to you for free! Normally, you earn one peppermint for each $25 you spend (before shipping and taxes). During this special – you’ll get THREE for each $25 when you spend $50 or more. 🙂

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Bump up the goodness with FREE SHIPPING when your order (before taxes and shipping) is over $100!!  I’m offering free shipping on orders over $100 placed through me between today (4 Dec) and 11 Dec.  And – of course, you’ll also get those TRIPLE PEPPERMINTS!!

Here are the details:

For all orders of $100 or greater (before taxes and shipping) placed through me from now through Monday, 11 Dec, I’m offering free shipping.  Here are the two ways  you can order and receive your free shipping rebate:

  •  Place your order directly through my online store, and:
    • Provide me with your PayPal account e-mail and I’ll send you your shipping rebate via PayPal
  • Send me your order via email, I’ll deduct the shipping costs and send you an invoice through PayPal.

If you place your order online, don’t forget to add the host code (if your order is under $150) to get your free gift!  If your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get a free gift.

I hope you’ll take advantage of this super offer, y’all!  It’s not going to last long – less than a week to go!

Do You Need an Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Catalog?! 

I just ordered all my catalogs and they’ll be here early next week.  I’ll do my best to get them out the door by the weekend.  If you’ve ordered from me within the last year, you’re already on my list to receive a copy of the catalogs.

These are awesome Catalogs, y’all!!  I’m so excited for you to see it!

If you’re not a current customer of mine but would like to be, you can request your copies of the catalogs on my Contact page right here.  I’ll be mailing them out just as quickly as I can once they arrive at my house!

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Check out the Retiring and Surplus Items List….  


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The results are in! The first Stamparatus reservation window reached its maximum number of reservations in just 15 minutes, which provided us with some very important information: You LOVE this new stamping tool! We couldn’t be more thrilled; in fact, your response was so amazing that we’ve decided to make some important adjustments to the reservation process.
As was previously announced, the second reservation window will remain open from December 5–30; however, during this reservation period we will take as many orders as we receive (yay!) and not close the window until December 30. So whether the total number of reservations is 100 or 100,000, the window will stay open!

We can’t wait for you to get your hands on your very own Stamparatus and look forward to seeing the projects you’ll make with this incredible stamping tool. 

I’ve got all the information over on my Promotions page – including a super little video with lots of information on this wonderful new stamp placement tool.  Be sure to check it out – peruse the how-to-reserve-your-Stamparatus tutorial you’ll find there, and then mark your calendar for the next reservation window on 5 Dec!!



Basic Gray Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″)

Cherry Cobbler Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and inner liner); 3 3/8″ x 4 5/8″ (mats for smaller card front and inner liner panels)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″ (embossed front panel and inner liner panel)

Be Merry DSP:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); envelope flap

Dazzling Diamonds and Silver Glimmer Paper:  Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits die cut snowflakes

Vellum Card Stock: 3 1/8″ Stitched Shapes oval (sentiment)

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Finn Fan Fix  

Thought I’d show you a couple more shots of our meeting yesterday!  We had so much fun – and so did the Man!  Although – he was awfully busy…

Monitoring the activities of his little “flock”…

…wondering what in the world his mom is doing that’s making her look so danged goofy…

…and finally…well.  He’s not in this picture.  He’s behind me snoring.  A guy still has to get his nap time in!!

I just wanted to show you this one – it’s a great shot of us all intently making our Bubble Over cards – that I’ll share with you a little later this week! We have so much fun at our meetings. Wouldn’t you like to join us?!?  🙂



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22 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Snowflake Sentiments for Stamp Ink Paper #128

  1. Oh, that is so pretty Mary! Great use of those colors and I love that bow. Great placement of that sentiment too! Finn did keep us all in check, he’s an excellent supervisor! 😉

  2. I’m running out of things to say about your cards so let’s talk about your bibs you can fit into…kudos to you! and I’m also running out of things to say about Finn as well. Bottom line is my vocabulary is very limited at this point so without further ado, I’m just going to say, “Everything and everyone is wundebar!” Seriously, I kept looking at that DSP and asking myself if I really wanted to use that on a card…the answer is now YES!

    • It’s a fun pattern – but…needs the right spot, for sure! I’m very glad that the Be Merry DSP is in the Annual Catty so we’ll have it for a bit longer! You found good words, Karen – thank you so much! 🙂

  3. Jari Francis

    It is beautiful. What a super winter scene, and I love, love the bow!

  4. Love this Mary!

  5. Such a piece of Art. Love your card,
    Thank´s for playing with us.

    Greetings from Germany

  6. Kate

    Beautiful card, Mary. Fun gathering too. And handsome canine good citizen!

  7. Pat Christ

    Oh Mary, I would love to join you, but I’m afraid IL to GA is a tad too far.
    Your snowy scene is gorgeous, especially with that lil bit of pool party. 😉

  8. Cool! I really love how you used the challenge colors for you card. The sky is awesome! Thank you for joining Sunday Stamp this week.

  9. Mary, what a gorgeous winter scene! I love every detail and especially that beautiful bow SO happy you joined us at Sunday Stamps! XX

  10. Annette Elliott

    Mary, this is lovely! I love the wintry sky you created for this very festive snowflake card!

  11. Hi, Mary. I love this wintry scene you created for this festive snowflake card! Thanks for playing along with Sunday Stamps! this week! Happy Holidays!

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