Build A Snowman


Welcome to my blog today!  Krista Schnieder has a new Christmas release at Elizabeth Craft Designs some very cute  clear stamps and coordinating dies.  My card today features the new set Christmas Kids.

Here is how it was created.

Step 1  Form 6″ X 6″ card base.

Step 2  Cut white Soft Finish Cardstock 5-3/4″ square.  Using 2nd smallest die from Susan’s Garden Notes Stitched Frame It – Ovals cut oval approximately 1″ down from the top.  Dry emboss.

Step 3  Cut piece of patterned paper a little larger than opening (I just die cut a piece using next larger die).

Step 4  Using small piece of white Soft Finish Cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on top fit it to sit inside of oval then tear top edge to give it snow bank effect.  Remove protective paper at Cool Diamond Microfine Glitter burnish in with finger.

Step 5  Using Kids Choice Glue adhere snow to bottom of patterned paper then add glue all around the very outer edge adhere to back of 5-3/4″ square behind oval opening.

Step 6  Using white Soft Finish Cardstock stamp image using black ink (Momento used here).  Color images using alcohol markers then die cut using coordinating dies.  Adhere image inside of oval using Kids Choice Glue ( it sticks better to glitter than tape).

Step 7  From blue cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back cut BRRRRR using Suzanne Cannon’s BRRRRR die set then cut 1 snowflake from blue cardstock without adhesive on back.  Adhere to card front under oval opening.  Add pop dot to back of snowflake adhere on top of snowflake on BRRRRR.  Using adhesive clear sparkles add to snowflake.

Do hope you have enjoyed this tutorial today and will make your own card.  Be sure to visit Elizabeth Craft Designs for all the new Krista Schnieder’s new releases along with new release from Susan Tierney-Cockburn’s Garden Notes and Suzanne Cannon’s A Way With Words.  Below you will find links to all the Elizabeth Craft Designs products used just click on any picture which will take you to their site.

Thanks for stopping by today and until next time – Happy Crafting!


Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies

Other Supplies

Cardstock – blue

Patterned Paper

Pop Dot

Copic Markers

Clear Gems

Black Momento Ink

Christmas Projects

Hi there welcome to my blog thanks for stopping by today.

Today I am posting a few Christmas projects that I just finished up.  Hard to believe that Christmas is just 3 weeks away YIKES!    I did the Snowman marshmallow pops for a friend’s daycare, the Hershey nugget treats for work and the ornaments for gifts.  The ornaments are the only things I actually designed myself as the snowmen I saw on Facebook and the candy treats we did at our Close to My Heart Stamp of the Month group.

The snowman pops I saw on Facebook had a nose glued on as well as buttons down the stick but since mine were for a day care with little ones I opted to use just Sharpie markers.

The Hershey nugget treats were fun I wrote winner under candy on one and that person won an ornament.

The ornaments are a sweet reminder of my childhood when my Dad brought home the half balls with scenes inside – I still have the 2 that survived which are probably 60 years old now.  They were made using Susan’s CountryScapes Build A Snowman, CountryScapes Critters 1 and Els van de Burgt Studio 5 Part Pine.  I did a tutorial on Elizabeth Craft Designs a couple years ago for these ornaments.  Susan has many dies that work for this.