Category: Christmas/Holiday

Gingerbread & Peppermint Flip Twist Card

Gingerbread and Peppermint

Measurements & Supplies:

Card base: Basic White CS 12” x 4.75” scored on the long side at 4” and 8”

Real Red CS: 6.5” x 3.75”  (two of these) scored on the long side at 2.75” and lightly at 5.5”

Basic White CS: 2.5” x 3.5” (four of these)

Pear Pizazz CS: 3.75” x 4.5”

Basic White: 3.5” x 4.25”

Designer Paper: 7/8” x 3.5” (two of these)

Designer Paper: 2.5” x 3.5” (two of these)

Gingerbread & Peppermint DSP for tree, snowflake, ornament cut-outs and peppermint candy pieces

Real Red ribbon: 7” piece and two 6” pieces

This shows the panel that goes in the middle – adhere the ribbon first and then the “Merry Christmas” and snowflake white cs pieces go UPSIDE DOWN as shown!
This shows the bottom panel – adhere the ribbon first and then the “happy holidays” and ornament white cs pieces.


  1. For this card, I’ve already adhered the 7/8” x 3.5” strips of designer paper to the Real Red cardstock pieces and attached those panels to the card base with brads.
  2. Before you adhere the stamped white cardstock pieces, please review the video and take a look at these photos so you can see how everything is placed.
  3. The ribbon for each Real Red cardstock panel needs to be adhered first BEFORE you adhere the white stamped cardstock pieces. Use some adhesive and place the ribbon so it forms a “loop” as shown – the ends will be covered by the white cs pieces.
  4. For the bottom Real Read panel, the ribbon will be at the bottom of the cs piece. Then “happy holidays” and the ornament cs piece will be layered onto it.
  5. When you flip the card base over to work on the Real Red cs panel that goes in the middle, you’ll adhere the red ribbon so it forms a “loop” as shown.
  6. VERY IMPORTANT: Adhere the “Merry Christmas” and snowflake white cardstock pieces upside down on this Real Red panel because with the way they flip out of the card, they’ll need to be upside down the way you’re working on it.
  7. Once you have adhered the white cardstock pieces, adhere the red or pear pizazz designer paper pieces to the other side of the Real Red cardstock panel. (the portion under the snowflake and under the ornament piece).

The next step is to adhere the base together, working around your Real Red panels. You’ll want to fold the card base so that you’re putting each Real Red panel inside two white panels. You should end up with white panels on the front and back and the folded Real Red panels “sandwiched inside.” (See video about the 12-minute mark)

9. Use liquid glue on the corners as shown. You want to give the Real Red panel room to pivot on the brad.

10. Glue the other two panels together the same way, only applying liquid glue in the corners, allowing the other Real Red panel to pivot.

11. Once you have the card base glued together and it has had a few minutes to set with you pressing it together or putting something heavy on it to seal it, do a test where you pull out the panels. You want to make sure which white panel to glue your card front pieces on so the card is right-side-up.

12. For the card front, use Scotch tape to adhere the longest Red ribbon around the white cardstock piece and then adhere that to the Pear Pizazz cardstock. Adhere that to the card front.

Adhere one of your tree/ornament/snowflake shapes to the card front near the red ribbon, tucking the left side of it under the ribbon, and use pop dots for the second one.

13. Adhere the peppermint candies all around the card front.

14. Add Wonderful Gems embellishments and use a glue dot to attach the Real Red bow.

Whimsy & Wonder Double Z Fold

Whimsy & Wonder
Click on Picture Above to Watch Tutorial


Card base: Misty Moonlight CS 11 x 4.25” scored at 2.75” and 5.5” for card base; piece for ornament die cut

Whimsy & Wonder Designer Paper: 5.25” x 4”, 4″ x 2.5″

Mint Macaron cardstock: 10.5” x 3.25” scored at 3.5” and 7”

Basic White cardstock: (3) 3″ x 3.25” 

Silver Foil for ornament diecut

Blushing Bride cardstock: piece for ornament diecut


1. First, fold the Misty Moonlight card base in half. Then fold the front of the card in half so it “folds backward”

2. Adhere the 5.25” x 4” piece of designer paper to the inside of the card.

3. Adhere the 4” x 2.5” piece of designer paper to the folded back card front as shown.

4. Fold the Mint Macaron CS along its score lines in a mountain and then a valley fold. (It’s going to be the same fold as the Misty Moonlight base, which also has a mountain and then a valley.)

5. Adhere the White CS pieces to the Mint panels, with the two blank ones on the first and second panel and the Merry Christmas message on the third panel.

6. Close this Mint CS piece and adhere only the last panel of it to the center of 5.25” x 4” designer paper on the inside of the card.

7. Lift up the first panel of the Mint CS and adhere the back left half only to the folded back card front flap as shown in the picture. This forms your “Double Z” card.

8. Adhere the “Joy” ornament diecut to the Blushing Bride ornament diecut with liquid glue or your adhesive runner.

9. Use pop dots to adhere that Joy/Blushing Bride ornament to the card front.

10. Use liquid glue or your adhesive runner to adhere the Misty Moonlight ornament to the second panel of your card.

Peaceful Cabin Winter Card

Peaceful Cabin bundle makes a great winter or holiday card. When I look at this card, it brings a feeling of peacefulness, which is why I had to have it and make it! Reminds me of the quiet of newly fallen snow. Thanks to Terri Gaines for the inspiration on this card. I received it from her in a swap and I just had to make several of them and you may want to recreate this too. Read on how to make this card. It takes very few supplies –the Peaceful Cabin bundle, paper, ink, and rhinestones!

Peaceful Cabin
Click on Picture Above to Watch Tutorial


  • Basic Gray cardstock: 4.25″ x 5.5″
  • Basic White: 4 1/8″ x 5.25″ (tree background), 2.75″ x 5.25″ (cabin), 11″ x 4″, scored at 5.5″ then fold in 1/2 and trim width to 5.25″ on ends (trees)–this way the ends will always line up.


  • Stamp the trees on the 4 1/8″ x 5.25″ pieces of white cardstock. Using Basic Gray ink, stamp the first set of trees where the bottom of the trees are sitting at the middle vertically and to the right horizontally. Stamp the trees a second time without re-inking so that it overlaps the first set of trees but is toward the top. Stamp the trees a third time without re-inking near the top left. Reink the smallest tree only and stamp in the middle vertically and on the left horizontally. (See Figure 1)
Figure 1
  • On the scored pieces of white cardstock, fold the card in 1/2 and die cut the tree outline at the very top, with the fold on the left using Basic Gray ink. Use the Stamparatus to stamp the trees onto to die cut piece. Use the top die cut piece that the trees were cut from to line the stamping up on the Stamparatus (see Figure 2). You can skip using the Stamparatus if you are an accurate stamper–I need the extra help to get it lined up!
Peaceful Cabin
Figure 2: Use Stamparatus to stamp trees.

  • Once the trees are stamped on the outside, fold the cardstock in 1/2 the other way so the front of the card is now inside and stamp the trees again. Stamp the sentiment on the inside. (see Figure 3 for the finished stamped piece.).
  • Figure 3: Stamp trees and sentiment on inside of Basic White folded section.
    • On the 2.75″ x 5.25″ Basic White piece, die cut the cabin outline along the top of the 5.25″ side. Use the Stamparatus again in the same way as above with the trees, to stamp the cabin in Basic Gray ink (Figure 4).
    Peaceful Cabin
    Figure 4: Stamp cabin using the Stamparatus.
    Peaceful Cabin
    Figure 5: Cabin with alternate verse from Heartfelt Wishes stamp set.

    Assembly of Peaceful Cabin Winter Card:

    • Adhere the 4 1/8″ x 5.25 Basic White piece onto the the Basic Gray card base, placing the white cardstock even with the bottom of the Basic Gray and centered on the other sides.
    • Next, adhere the folded piece of Basic White cardstock with the trees on top with dimensionals.
    • Adhere the cabin piece on top of the folded trees.
    • Decorate with Rhinestones.
    • Add Wink of Stella to give the snow a glistening effect!
    Figure 5: Add Wink of Stella


    Arctic Bears Bundle Winter Card

    Arctic Bear bundle from Stampin’ Up makes such a great Winter and Holiday card. The artistry and uniqueness of this set is amazing! The polar bear, icicles, the glacier, and water effect die cuts are something I don’t have in my collection today, so it was a must have! The realism of the bears in the stamp sets is also amazing. If you would like to learn how to make this card, read on!

    Arctic Bears


    • Basic Black cardstock: 5.5″ x 8.5″, scored at 4.25″ along the 8.5″ side
    • Peaceful Place DSP: 2.5″ x 5.25″
    • Shimmery White: 2″ x 5.25″, 4″ x 5.25″ for inside, 1/2″ x 3″ piece for sentiment
    • Metallic Silver: piece for water
    • White Velvet (or white glimmer paper): piece for bear and glacier


    • Die cut hill on the top of the 5.25″ side of the 2″x5.25″ side of the Shimmery White cardstock.
    • Die cut bear and glacier from the White Velvet paper (or white glimmer paper). Note: I used a black micro tip pen to make an eye on the bear die cut.
    • Die cut water from Silver Metallic paper.
    • Stamp sentiment with Tuxedo Black Memento ink on small Basic White piece and cut an angle on each end.
    Arctic Bears


    • Adhere DSP 1/8″ from the top front of Basic Black card base.
    • Adhere snow hill 1/8″ from the bottom front of the Basic Black card base, overlapping the DSP.
    • Adhere metallic water die on top of snow hill.
    • Apply dimensionals to the glacier and bear and apply to card front.
    • Adhere snowflake to top left of card with a glue dot. Add silver twine with a glue dot. Use adhesive to apply a 4″ piece of black metallic ribbon to back of sentiment. Apply the sentiment on top of silver twine with glue dots.
    • Adhere inside Basic White piece to inside of card.


    Give it a Whirl Penguin Place Card

    Here is a card example of using the Give it a Whirl Dies, the Penguin Place bundle along with new Sale-A-Bration (SAB) Paper. I love interactive cards and also love getting free items to make projects! This card uses the Penquin Place SAB paper, free with a $50 purchase until Sept. 30 or while supplies last. Another card example at the bottom of this blog uses the Peaceful Prints–both equally adorable!

    Give it a Whirl


    • Basic White cardstock: 5.5″x 8.5, scored at 4.25″ along the 8.5″ side; (1) 3.75″ x 2 1/8″; (1) piece for 3 3/4″ square piece for dial die cut; piece for 1 3/8″ circle; piece for penguin punch
    • Fresh Freesia cardstock: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″
    • Penguin Place Designer Series Paper: 4.25″ x 5.25″
    • White Glitter Paper: pieces for glacier, snowflake and icicle dies cuts; optional piece for hat and scarf
    • Basic Black cardstock: piece for penguin body
    • Pumpkin Pie cardstock: piece for feet punch

    Preparation for Give it a Whirl card:

    • Using the Penguin Punch, punch the penguin body from Basic Black cardstock, the middle of the penguin with Basic White and the feet with Pumpkin Pie cardstock. Next, adhere pieces together. Note: the feet look good in front on the white or behind the black penguin body. Stamp the eyes in Tuxedo Black ink and the nose in Pumpkin Pie ink.
    • Make a circle template for stamping the penguins onto to the spinning wheel. This template will prevent the extra ink from getting in the other windows. To make the template, die cut the spinning wheel from Basic White cardstock and then die cut a window out of it, like Figure 1.
    Give it a Whirl
    Figure 1.
    • Next, die cut the DSP using the Give it a Whirl Frame. Punch a 1 3/8″ circle in Basic White cardstock.
    • Die cut the icicles and glacier from the Polar Bear dies, and the snowflake from the So Many Snowflakes Dies using white glitter paper (non-SU).
    • Then die cut a spinning wheel from Basic White cardstock. Place the template (made earlier) over the spinning wheel, by lining up the open window with the embossed window frame on the spinning wheel. Stamp the penguin in Tuxedo Black ink so that his head and part of his shoulder is stamped in the open window. (Note: the excess ink from his body will stamp on the template and keep the spinning wheel clean of excess ink.) See Figure 2.
    Give it a Whirl
    Figure 2.
    • Move the template so the open window is in the next embossed window area on the spinning wheel. Stamp again the penguin head and partial shoulders.
    • Move the template so the open window is in the last embossed window area on the spinning wheel. Stamp sentiment in Fresh Freesia ink.
    • Now you can remove the template and stamp a hat in Fresh Freesia on one penguin and antlers in Soft Suede on the other penguin and any other things you would like (for example, there are snowflakes that come with this stamp set, too!)
    • Punch a small hole in the center of the 1 3/8″ circle.
    • Take the 2.25″ x 3.75″ Basic White Cardstock and place the hill die from the Polar Bears dies at the very top along the 3.75″ side to create a hill. Then, emboss this piece with the Bark 3D embossing folder so the bark is going horizontal along the 3.75″ side.


    • Fold the Basic White cardstock base in half. Adhere and center the piece of Fresh Freesia to the cardbase.
    • Place a brad through the front of the spinning wheel and through the center of the 1 3/8″ circle and lightly close brad. (Note: if the brad is too tight, the wheel will not spin freely). Put 2 dimensionals on the back of the 1 3/8″ circle. This 1 3/8″ circle will allow the spinning wheel to move more freely, as shown in Figure 3.
    Give it a Whirl
    Figure 3.
    • Set the spinning wheel behind the DSP, and line up the holes on the front of the DSP and the brad. Hold these 2 pieces in place and turn the DSP over so you can tell where to place the dimensionals on the DSP, making sure not to place a dimensional where the spinner will be turning.
    • Only take the backings off the dimensionals on the 1 3/8″ circle. Then hold the DSP and the spinner together and center onto the 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ Fresh Freesia cardstock. This allows you to place where the spinner properly. See Figure 4.
    Give it a Whirl
    Figure 4.
    • Now take the backings off the dimensionals on the back of the DSP, by keeping the brad and hole on DSP centered, place onto the Fresh Freesia cardstock. See Figure 5.
    Give it a Whirl
    Figure 5.
    • Now it’s time for the rest of the decorations! Adhere the snow hill at the bottom of the DSP.
    • Next, adhere the glacier with dimensionals on the front of the card. Adhere the icicles to the upper left part of the DSP. Place the penguin on top of the glacier with dimensionals. Adhere the glitter snowflake over the hole on the front of the card.

    Here’s some alternative colors for additional ideas. I fussy cut the hat and scarf by stamping them on the back of glitter paper and then cutting them out. I think they should all have hats and scarves to keep them warm!

    Give it a Whirl
    Give it a Whirl


    Creative Inking Blog Hop: Penguin Playmates SAB Paper

    Creative inking blog hop

    What a great time to get free items, like the Penguin Playmates 12″x12″ Designer Series Paper, to coordinate with the Playful Penguins bundle from the 2021 June-Dec. Mini catalog. This penguin is easy to make with the punch and stamp set–he is sooo cute and the paper and other cutouts from the paper give you so many options for cards.

    Penguin Playmates

    Measurements for card using Penguin Playmates:

    • Fresh Freesia Cardstock: Cardbase is 4.25″ x 11″, score at 2.75″ and 8.25″ along the 11″ side, piece for large scallop
    • Soft Succulent Cardstock: piece for circle inset
    • Basic Black Cardstock: piece for penguin
    • Basic White Cardstock: piece for penguin inset, piece for sentiment tag, (1) 4″ x 5.25″ for inside, piece for hat and scarf
    • Pumpkin Pie Cardstock: piece for 2 feet
    • Penguin Playmates Designer Series Paper (SAB): Striped paper at 5.25″ x 2″; Snowflake paper at 5.25″ x 3″


    • To make penguin: Punch in black cardstock the penguin body and in white cardstock the penguin inset and adhere together. Stamp the eyes in Tuxedo black memento ink and the beak in Pumpkin Pie ink. Punch 2 feet using Pumpkin Pie cardstock and adhere to front of penguin. Stamp in Misty Moonlight ink a hat and scarf on Basic White cardstock then fussy cut them out. Adhere the hat and scarf onto the penguin.
    • Die cut the scallop circle in Fresh Freesia and the circle inset in Soft Succulent Cardstock and adhere together. Mount the penguin on top of Soft Succulent circle with dimensionals, using 2 regular size dimensionals and a mini dimensional for the hat.
    • Stamp in Misty Moonlight the hill as close to the top edge of the striped DSP as possible. Fussy cut the hill shape.
    • Die cut the sentiment tag in Basic White cardstock and stamp the sentiment on the tag in Misty Moonlight ink.
    • Cut the DSP in 1/2 at 2 5/8″ along the 5.25 side.
    • Stamp the Basic White inside with pine trees and presents in Soft Succulent ink and Misty Moonlight ink as shown.
    Penguin Playmates


    • Fold the Fresh Freesia cardstock on the score lines toward the center, so they form a gate.
    • Adhere the snowflake paper at the top with each 1/2 being flush with center of the cardstock base. Next, adhere the striped paper at the bottom of the card, also with the paper being flush with the center of the cardstock base. Note: It will overlap with the snowflake paper.
    • Stamp pine trees in Soft Succulent ink and presents in Misty Moonlight ink on top of the hill of the striped paper.
    • Adhere the scallop with the penguin to the front of the card with dimensionals on one side of the scallop, leaving one side without dimensionals so the card will open.
    • Add the tag in the same way to the front of the card.
    • Add Rhinestones to the hat and next to the penguin.
    • Adhere the Basic White inside piece to inside of card.

    To see what Susan Campfield has posted, click the image below:

    Creative inking blog

    To see what Kelly Acheson has posted, click the image below:

    Creative Inking Blog

    Supplies for card using Penguin Playmates Paper:

    Snowman Season Slim Line Card

    Learn how to make this cute Snowman Season Slim Line Card.. The slim line card fold is so enjoyable because there is more card space for stamped images! Give it a try!


    Thick Whisper White cardstock: 7″ x 9.25″, scored at 3.5″ along the 7″ side
    Real Red cardstock: 3.25″ x 9″, 3″x3″ for scalloped circle, piece for snowman hat
    Pool Party cardstock: 3″ x 8.75″
    Whisper White cardstock: for snowman, 3/4″ x 3.5″ for sentiment
    White glitter paper: 2″ x 7.25″
    Early Espresso: pieces for snowman arms

    Directions for Seasonal Snowman Slim Line card:

    • Layer the Pool Party cardstock on top of the Real Red cardstock. Die cut a 2.5″ circle on the right hand side of the 2 layers. Emboss the Pool Party later with the snowflake embossing fold.
    • Adhere the Pool Party cardstock onto the Real Red layer and then adhere this to the front of the thick white card base.
    • Stamp the snowman in the center of the circle with Memento Ink. Outline the snowman with the light Pool Party Blend & snowballs to give a 3D effect.
    • Die cut a 2.5″ circle and the outline scallop at the same time on the 3″x3″ piece of Real Red Cardstock. Adhere over the circle on front of card.
    • Die cut a hill and trees from white glitter paper and adhere to card front.
    • Stamp snowman on whisper white paper with Memento ink. Punch out the 2 arms from Early Espresso Paper. Stamp the hat on Real Red cardstock and punch out with snowman builder punch. Assemble snowman on card front and adhere to card with dimensionals.
    • Stamp sentiment in Real Red ink on whisper white cardstock and punch ends with banner punch. Adhere to card front.


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    Merry Moose Pine Tree Card

    This Merry Moose Pine Tree card has the feel of the northwoods–perfect for those who love the forest! Reminds me of the Minnesota Northwoods! It was so much fun to put together. Inspiration for this card came from Erica Cerwin…



    Whisper White Thick Cardstock: 5.5″ x 8.5″ scored along the 8.5″ side at 4.25″
    Whisper White cardstock: 4″x5.25″, small piece for sentiment
    Shimmery White cardstock: 5.25 x 2″
    In Good Taste DSP: piece for 2 pine trees
    Gilded Autumn Specialty DSP: piece for 1 tree
    Cherry Cobbler cardstock: piece for 1 pine tree, small piece for the scarf
    Crumb Cake cardstock: for the moose
    Linen Thread: 16″

    Directions for Merry Moose Pine Tree Card:

    • Die cut 2 of the pine trees from 2 different patterns in the In Good Taste DSP, die cut 1 small pine tree from the brown houndstooth pattern from Gilded Autumn Specialty DSP.
    • Use the buffalo checked background stamp with Memento Black ink to stamp onto Cherry Cobbler card stock. Die cut one pine tree from this pattern.
    • Use the hill die from the Pines dies to cut a curve from the Shimmery White paper so that the hill is higher on the left than the right. Stamp footprints on the left hand side of the hill onto the Shimmery White paper with Memento Black ink.
    • Stamp the moose on Crumb Cake in Early Espresso ink and punch out with Moose punch.
    • Stamp the card front sentiment on whisper white in Early Espresso ink and punch out with the classic label punch.
    • Stamp the moose scarf on Cherry Cobbler card stock with Cherry Cobbler ink and fussy cut.
    • Stamp inside the card base with sentiment in Cherry Cobbler ink and the raccoon in Memento Ink.
    • Emboss the 4″x5.25″ white card stock with the Woodlands embossing folder. Layer onto the card base with dimensionals.
    • Adhere the trees on the front of the card using dimensionals placed down the center of each tree.
    • Wrap the linen thread around the snow hill and make a bow in the front on the left hand side of the snow hill.
    • Place dimensionals on the back of the snow hill (2 on each end, straddling the linen thread to hold it in place). Make sure the linen thread is underneath the footprints on the snow hill.
    • Place moose on the front of the snow hill with 2 dimensionals (on its body.)
    • Adhere the sentiment with 2 mini dimensionals or regular dimensionals cut in 1/2.
    • Color in the raccoon with Stampin’ Up Blends (smoky slate, cherry cobbler, crumb cake)
    Merry Moose



    Pretty Poinsettia Curvy Dies Card

    Pretty Poinsettia and Curvy dies (early released product) is one of my absolute favorite combinations. Both are beautiful independently but so beautiful together. Learn how to make this beautiful card!

    Pretty Poinsettia



    Cherry Cobbler cardstock: 4.25′ x 6 for poinsettia, 3.5″ x 5.25 for layer
    Garden Green cardstock: piece for 3 leaves
    Plush Paper: 3″ x 5.25″
    Thick Whisper White cardstock: 5.25″ x 8.5″ scored at 4.25″ along 8.5″ side for card base
    White glitter paper: piece for 2 sprigs

    Directions for Pretty Poinsettia Curvy Card:

    • Die cut the 4 flower pieces for the poinsettia from Cherry Cobbler card stock using the inside embossing pieces. Die cut 2 large leaves and 1 small leaf using the inside embossing pieces from Garden Green card stock. Die cut 2 sprigs from white glitter paper.
    • Die cut 1 curve on the long side of the Plush Paper. To die cut the curve on the long side of the Cherry Cobbler card piece, align the Plush Paper near the bottom of the Cherry Cobbler and align curve die just under the Plush Paper curve and then die cut the curve on the Cherry Cobbler card piece. See Figure 1.
    Pretty Poinsettia
    Figure 1: Align curve die along the Plush Paper curve to get the same curve on the Cherry Cobbler card piece
    • Fold the thick whisper white card base in 1/2. Poke all holes out of curvy layers and then adhere the Cherry Cobbler piece to the card base and then the Plush paper piece on top of the Cherry Cobbler.
    • Take a chalk marker and trace the outside edges of the 4 poinsettia flower pieces and the 3 green leaves. Apply Wink of Stella to all pieces.
    • Begin to gently fold the leaves of the flower in 1/2 and upward, as shown in figure 2.
    Pretty Poinsettia
    Figure 2: Shape the flower pieces
    • Layer the pieces of the poinsettia from largest to smallest with a glue dot (see Figure 3)
    Pretty Poinsettia
    Figure 3: Layer poinsettia flower pieces from largest to smallest
    • Apply bead with a glue dot to center of flower. Apply 1-2 dimensionals to the back of the flower and apply to the card front, leaving room for leaves and sprigs so they don’t go over the card base edges.
    • Adhere leaves and sprigs, by applying adhesive to bottom 1/2 of leaf/sprig.
    • Stamp sentiment in Cherry Cobbler ink.
    Pretty Poinsettia


    Snowman Season Snowball Card

    Tis the season to be jolly and the Snowman Season Snowball card says it all! This little snowman is one of my favorites–he/she is just so happy that I had to put a few snowballs in his/her hands and make it look like he/she is juggling them! Then a few sparkles with our newest snowflake sequins and it makes the card complete!

    Snowman Season



    Shimmery White cardstock: 3×3″
    Highland Heather cardstock: 2 3/4″ x 2 3/4″; 5.5″ x 8.5″ scored at 4.25″ along the 8.5″ side
    Pool Party cardstock: 3.5″ x 4.5″
    Whisper White cardstock: 3 5/8″ x 4 5/8″; 4″ x 5.25″ for inside
    Snowflake Splendor DSP: 2″ x 4″
    10″ ribbon

    Directions for Snowman Season Snowball Card:

    • Die cut the largest stitched square from the Shapes die from Shimmery White Paper. Stamp the snowman in Memento Ink towards the top of the stitched square. Take the light Pool Party blend and trace around outside of snowman and ground to create a 3D look.
    • To make the banner, make a 1/2″ slit from the center of the Snowflake Splendor DSP along the 2″ side. Cut from the bottom corners to the top of the slit to form the banner shape.
    • Apply a small amount of puff paint to the Shimmery White square where you want the snowballs. Tip: You need just the smallest amount of puff paint to make the snowball (see Figure 1). If you put too much, just absorb the puff paint with a kleenex or paper towel and start again. Having too much puff paint will make the snowballs too big. Practice on scrap paper till you achieve the right size. I typically tilt the bottle tip to the side and apply the paper to the tip of the puff paint to control the amount of puff paint that comes out; i.e. do not completely face the tip of the puff paint down onto the paper.. Then apply heat with a heat gun to make the snowballs (Figure 2). Tip: Allow the heat gun to heat up before heating the puff paint.
    Figure 1: Apply small amount of Puff Paint
    Figure 2: Heat Puff Paint to create snowballs.
    • Adhere and center snowman to square piece of Highland Heather. Wrap ribbon around bottom part of squares and tie a square knot to the front on the right side. Apply dimensionals to the back of the Highland Heather square. Straddle 2 of the dimensionals on the ribbon and paper to help keep the ribbon in place.
    • Stamp sentiment on the piece of pool party on the right hand side.
    • Adhere and center the Pool Party card stock to the smaller piece of white cardstock. Adhere and center to the Highland Heather card base.
    • Adhere the banner on top of the Pool Party card stock on the left hand side. Use the square snowman piece to help with centering, such that the banner will be centered under the squares.
    • Take dimensional backings off the Highland Heather square and adhere on top of banner.
    • Decorate card with snowflake sequins.
    • Adhere 4″ x 5.25″ white card stock to inside of card and stamp sentiment of choice.