This is another card I made using the Snow Place bundle. I found my inspiration on Pinterest.
The igloo was made by punching out a 2 1/2" circle in whisper white and embossing it with the brick wall embossing folder. The entry to the igloo was made by punching out a 1" circle and a 3/4" circle. The snow banks were made by tearing strips of whisper white cardstock and running a bead of dazzling details along them to make the glistening snow. The sky with falling snow was made by embossing a piece of soft sky cardstock with the softly falling embossing folder and adding scattered dots of dazzling details on some of the impressions. And the adorable little penguin was made with the Snow Place bundle. With the coordinating thinlits, that stamp set is a breeze to work with and to add lots of dimension. The ear muffs are popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals. The card base is Real Red, which I thought was the perfect choice since the penguin's earmuffs and scarf are also in real red. The penguin was stamped with basic black, and his nose and feet were colored with pumpkin pie markers.
I usually design a few different Christmas cards that get sent to different sets of people -- elderly aunts and uncles, younger cousins and friends, non-celebrating friends, etc. I have been spending some time coming up with some designs, and I actually thought I was all set. Then I had a stamp class this weekend, and I think I've changed my mind - AGAIN! This is one of the cards we made in the class. I had initially made this one with four snowmen because my husband and I have two daughters, and I thought this would represent our family. As I designed for the class, it was getting late, and my creativity had gone to bed so the snow people are minimally decorated/accessorized. So . . . this is going to be the basis for one of my Christmas cards. I'll play with it some more and redesign it, but this is my starting point.
I used the Snow Place bundle for this card. There are so many possible ways to dress up and accessorize the snow people! I stamped the trees with the Happy Scenes stamp set and then tore some cardstock to make the snow. It doesn't show up well, but the snow has some Dazzling Diamonds on it and it sparkles nicely. I'm thinking I'll add some arms to the snow people and maybe some buttons or an ice cream cone! Check out all the pieces to this set!
Welcome to the November Blogging Friends Blog Hop! This month's theme is Fall/Thanksgiving. I'm sure you'll find loads of inspiration as you venture from blog to blog. The talent is amazing, so please play along with us!
As an added bonus, and because I'm grateful for the opportunity to play with paper and share my projects, I'm offering a prize for one lucky blog viewer. All you have to do to be entered into the drawing is follow this blog and leave a comment telling me where you're from. At the end of the month, I'll choose a winner using random.org. The winner will receive some free products from Stampin' Up! (at least $10 value). I'm sorry, but only non-SU demos can enter!
Now, on to this month's projects. I went a bit gung-ho and have four projects to share!
First is my Thanksgiving favor.
Since I am hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year, I thought I would place these cute little favors at each place setting. They're not filled yet, but I'm planning on filling small cello bags with some delicious home made glazed almonds! (I have to dig out that recipe I found last year!!) This was made using the Fry Box Bigz Die. For the base, I used Mossy Meadow cardstock. The patterned paper is from a retired line (can't remember the name, but it was something like Harvest . . . ??) I just love the little Blackberry Bliss acorns on it! I made the tag using the Project Life Seasonal Snapshot 2015 stamp set (I'm so NOT a project life crafter, but I love this stamp set!). I stamped the sentiment using Mossy Meadow onto Whisper White and layered it onto a scrap of Mossy Meadow. The ribbon is Mossy Meadow 5/8" Striped Cotton Ribbon. I'm sure these will look awesome when they're filled with the pretty bags of almonds!
My next project was cased from one of Dawn Griffith's videos. Rather than try to explain how I made this adorable scarecrow, I'll share Dawn's link here. I did make a few changes: instead of using the 2 1/2" circle punch for the brim of the hat, I used the 2 3/8" scallop circle punch; instead of using the burlap ribbon, I used some raffia (I would have liked the burlap, but I was fresh out!). I also didn't have any corrugated paper, so I ran my paper through a crimper for the same effect.