Stamp sets-Snow Much Fun

Snow Much Fun

Don't ya just love snowmen?  I really like the sweet snowmen from Snow Much Fun.  They don't require a lot of coloring to look good and they are a good size.   Lots of impact with not too much work!  My kind of stamping!

Half z fold closed

Stamps: Snow Much Fun, Mixed Medley
Ink: Black Stazon, Pool Party, Island Indigo, Real Red, Basic Gray, Gumball Green, Pumpkin Pie, Sahara Sand , VersaMark
Paper: Whisper White, Pool Party , Island Indigo
Punches: 3/4" circle, 1-1/4" Scallop circle
Big Shot: Northern Flurry Folder
 Extras: Dazzling Details, Dazzling Details Cherry Cobbler, Iridescent Ice embossing powder

Half z fold closure

Here's a closeup of the card closure.  Do you see the glittery goodness?  Here's what I did.  I stamped in Island Indigo ink and then with VersaMark i inked up the entire image.   Next  I dipped it in Iridescent Ice embossing powder and then heat embossed it.  Easy and glittery !  The rest of the glittering was done with Dazzling Details.  This is going to sound silly but I probably would have never thought about doing this unless I heard it.  Brian Pilling at the Tacoma Regional said he used his finger to spread out the Dazzling Details to cover a larger area.   Yes, it works you just need to wash your hands after.  Along the "snow" line I did just that and I like how it looks!  

Half z fold open

Here's another view so you can see how the card opens and the folds.  I am heading to Spokane this weekend and I hope I will get to see some of you at the stamping event we are doing.  It is going to be fun!   So, think no snow in the Pass until we get back!

Snow Much Fun and the Holly Berry Bouquet DSP

This little snowman from the Snow Much Fun stamp set has certainly been geting a good work out!  Today's card is not close to the idea I started out with but I think that is a pretty common occurrence when stamping.  After I got the cute little snowman colored I wanted him to hold a banner which brought to mind the banner from the Pines and Poinsettias set.  If I had  known this I would have omitted the snowball but fortunately I found the "merry" from the Tiny Tags set and it just covered up the snowball.  I love it when you find just the right thing to cover up , I mean "embellish" your card.  

Merry christmas snowmanHere's what I used.

Stamps: Snow Much Fun, Pines and Poinsettias, Tiny Tags
Ink:  Black Stazon , Wild Wasabi, Baja Breeze, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Gray, Sahara Sand marker
Paper: Very Vanilla, Shimmery White, Early Espresso, Holly Berry Bouquest DSP
Punches:  Jewerly Tag, Scallop Oval
Ribbon: Early Espresso3/8" Quilted Satin Ribbon, Early Espresso/White Baker's Twine
Extras: Circle Cutter, Basic Rhinestones, red Sharpie, Aqua Painter

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Snow Burst meets Sahara Sand

Why don't I use Sahara Sand more?  It is such a great neutral color and I think of it as a chameleon, changing to match what is around it.  I wanted to use my new Snow Burst TIEF so on this card the snow is on the sand, how often does that happen?

Sahara Sand Snow much fun
I love the  Early Espresso with white polka dots DSP.  Wondering what pack it is from?  Berry Blossoms!  Right before making this card I was working on cards using the  Berry Blossom DSP. Another happy accident resulting from the "mess" on the desk!

Here's what i used:

StampsSnow Much Fun and Petite Pairs
Ink: Black Stazon, Watercolor Crayons
Paper: Sahara Sand, Real Red, Whisper White, Berry Blossom DSP
Big Shot: Tasteful Trim, Snow Burst TIEF
Punches: Scallop Oval, Large Oval
Extras: Dazzling Details and Real Red Satin ribbon

Here's the inside of the card.

Inside of sahara sand snow much fun
Here's a little secret.  Underneath the scallop oval is a very crookedly stamped image.  Don't ever take apart my cards.  You will find all kinds of "oops" hidden behind punches, ribbons, and well you get the idea! 

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CPC3 Snow Much Fun

A new month means a new challenge over at Craft Project Central.  Last month I used Snow Much Fun so I thought I would use those cute snowmen again for this month's challenge.

Julie does a great job with the sketches. Here's this month's sketch.


 Here's what I came up with using her sketch.

CPC3 Snow Much Fun
Stamps:  Snow Much Fun
Ink:  Black Stazon, Watercolor Crayons
Paper:  Shimmery White, Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Pool Party
Big Shot: Northern Frost Sizzlits Strip die, BS Multipurpose Adhesive sheets
Ribbon:  3/8" Cherry Cobbler Quilted Satin Ribbon
Extras:  Dazzling Diamonds, 2 Way glue pen

Hop on over to Craft Project Central and read all the details on how to participate in the Challenge.  Who knows you may be one of FIVE lucky winners of a free month of Craft Project Central!


CPC2 Snow Much Fun

I have been thinking about the CPC (Craft Project Central) Creating Pretty Cards Challenge #2 sketch.  I had this idea and finally made the time to sit down and make it.   The card did not turn out exactly how I envisioned it but its close.  You can tell I have a  lot of new product in da house!  As I worked on the card I kept wanting to use more and more of the Holiday mini catalog goodies, it is almost embarrassing.  I think everything  glittery or shiny made it on the card!  So please excuse my lack of restraint and know I  just couldn't help myself.

CPC Snow Much Fun

Were you blinded by all the glittery goodness?


Stamps: Snow Much Fun and Delicate Doilies
Ink: Black  Stazon, Baja Breeze
Paper: Basic Black, Baja Breeze, Shimmery White, Silver Glimmer Paper
Big Shot: Snowflake #2
Punches: 1-3/4" circle punch, circle from the Itty Bitty Shapes pack
Extras:  Dazzling Details, Mica Flakes, Mini Jingle Bells, Circle cutter, Watercolor Crayons, Aqua Painter

Here's the CPC2 sketch.

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