Building a Snowman by Spellbinders

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! Today I’m sharing one of the designs that I’m considering for this year’s holiday cards. I usually try to put together a few designs — often made from die cuts — that I can quickly put together in bulk. My husband seems to have an ever-growing holiday mailing list so I need to have designs that are easy to pull together to prevent a repeat of that year that he went out to Hallmark and bought cards. I’m experimenting with the Building a Snowman Shapeability die from Spellbinders. I love these dies because they are large, simple and perfect for scene building. Add a little ink blending and a sentiment and you have a card ready to go.

Rowhouse Greetings | Building a Snowman by Spellbinders

Creating the Background

For the background, I cut a piece of white card stock to 3.75″ x 4.25″ and masked off the bottom at 5/8″ for the sentiment. I used Distress Inks in Mustard Seed, Tumbled Glass, Broken China, and Chipped Sapphire to create an ink blended background. With the mask still in place, I splattered Nuvo Mica Mist in Nebula Blue and Antique Gold and let it dry. Then I removed the mask and stamped the sentiment using Versafine Clair in Blue Belle. For added stability and dimension, I glued a piece of craft foam to the back before adhering the background to the card base.

Rowhouse Greetings | Building a Snowman by Spellbinders

Putting It All Together!

I cut the image out twice from white card stock and glued them together. I put foam squares on the back of the die cut and adhered it to the background, placing it just above the stamped sentiment.

Rowhouse Greetings | Building a Snowman by Spellbinders

Fun, festive and husband approved!

Hope you got some inspiration. Thanks for stopping by and I’ll see you again soon!

Disclosure: Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. All items were personally purchased except those marked with an asterisk (*) . I never share a product I do not like. All opinions are my own. Read more.

Where available I use compensated affiliate links, meaning that at no cost to you I receive a commission if you click through and make a purchase. I use this money to support my blog. If you like my projects, please consider supporting me by clicking through these links when you shop. Thanks so much! Read more.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 80# & 110#
Stamp: Christmas Sentiments by Penny Black
Die: Shapeability Dies – Building a Snowman by Spellbinders
Inks: Versafine Clair in Blue Belle by Tsukineko; Distress Inks in Mustard Seed, Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Chipped Sapphire
Embellishments: Nuvo Mica Mist in Nebula Blue and Antique Gold by Tonic Studios

New Class – Winter Tidings – Photo Scraps

Join me for a new workshop where we will be playing with embossing powder and ink blending to create quick and easy seasonal cards featuring stamps and dies from Memory Box. In this class, you will create four cards to add to your stash of holiday cards. Seats are limited – sign up today! CLASS FEE $28

Photo Scraps
1213 Liberty Road | Eldersburg, MD 21784
phone: 410-549-5187 | web: http://photoscraps.blogspot.com
Sunday, October 27, 2019 – 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Please call Photo Scraps at 410-549-5187 to register.

Bring to Class

  • Waterbrush (filled with water)
  • Three ink blenders (such as Ranger Ink Blending Tools or Picket Fence Blending Brushes)
  • Distress Oxides in Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers, and Blueprint Sketch (or you can substitute your favorite blending combination)
  • If you already have the following Distress Inks (regular, not oxide), please bring: Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Peacock Feathers
  • Nuvo Glitter Drops in White Blizzard
  • Wink of Stella in Clear
  • Paper towels
  • Baby wipes  
  • Scissors
  • Foam Squares (such as Gina K. Designs Foam Squares or Scrapbook Adhesives 3-D Squares)
  • Tape runner
  • Liquid glue that dries clear (such as Connect Glue by Gina K. Designs or Ranger Multi Medium Matte)

New Class! Welcome Fall – Queen’s Ink

Join me for a new Copic markers class featuring Oddball and Tiny Townie stamps from Stamping Bella. In this class, you will make two cards featuring stamps from Stamping Bella with emphasis on basic Copic techniques. All necessary techniques are taught in class. Seats are limited, so sign up today!   CLASS FEE $25

The Queen’s Ink
Savage Mill Box 2048 | 8600 Foundry Street | Savage, Maryland 20763
phone: (301) 497-9449 | website: https://queensink.com
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 – 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
To register, call the Queen’s Ink at (301) 497-9449

Copic Markers to Bring to Class

BRING TO CLASS: The list below reflects the Copic markers that I will use in class. You can follow along using the same colors OR substitute colors based upon your personal Copic collection. Please make sure your Copics are marked with Washi tape or some other means of identification. Markers are available for purchase at The Queen’s Ink. Students will receive a 10% discount on Copic markers. I will be available prior to class to help with selection.

PLEASE NOTE: You must bring your own markers to participate in class. If you need markers, please contact The Queen’s Ink in advance of class. If you wait until class time, you may not be able to purchase the markers you need.

  • BV20: Dull Lavender
  • BV23: Grayish Lavender
  • BV25: Grayish Violet
  • R24: Prawn
  • YR21: Cream
  • YR23: Yellow Ochre
  • YR27: Tuscan Orange
  • YG03: Yellow Green
  • YG17: Grass Green
  • YG67: Moss
  • BG000: Pale Aqua
  • BG70: Ocean Mist
  • BG72: Ice Ocean
  • BG75: Abyss Green
  • E04: Lipstick Natural
  • E11: Barley Beige
  • E25: Caribe Cocoa
  • E50: Egg Shell
  • E51: Milky White
  • 0: Colorless Blender

Other Supplies

Please bring:

  • Scissors suitable for fussy cutting
  • Foam adhesive squares
  • Tape runner adhesive or double-sided tape

Boo Cat and Pumpkins by Power Poppy

WELCOME BACK! Look at me! Two days in a row! And that’s because – you guessed it! – I have another card from the Fall Digital Blitz from Power Poppy. Before I forget, Marcella is offering a special sale on all in-stock stamps, dies and digital sets: $5 off if you spend $15 or more. Coupon code shown here is expires October 14th so don’t delay!

Today I’m featuring the Boo Cat and Pumpkins Digital Stamp Set, which includes the image seen here as well as additional images and sentiments. The cat and pumpkin image is also available in the Feeling Fall Stamp Set if digis are not your thing.

Once again I kept the design simple. I printed the image and sentiment on Hammermill paper and then trimmed it with the largest die in the LF Zig Zag set. How’s that for clean and simple?

Rowhouse Greetings | Boo Cat and Pumpkins by Power Poppy
Rowhouse Greetings | Boo Cat and Pumpkins by Power Poppy

And I’ve got something extra today. I’ve been thinking about adding video to my blog posts so here’s my first today. No audio instruction – I don’t have a suitable microphone – but you’ll be able to see the markers colors and some notes as I color.

Hope you enjoyed today’s post and my first video! More to come! You can subscribe to my YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfyQlOZMg1EhqH5jB51g7nw

Disclosure: Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. All items were personally purchased except those marked with an asterisk (*) . I never share a product I do not like. All opinions are my own. Read more.

Where available I use compensated affiliate links, meaning that at no cost to you I receive a commission if you click through and make a purchase. I use this money to support my blog. If you like my projects, please consider supporting me by clicking through these links when you shop. Thanks so much! Read more.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Hammermill Digital Color Copy
Stamps: Boo Cat and Pumpkins (*) by Power Poppy
Dies: Zig Zag Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Copics: Y32, Y35, Y38, YR27, BG70, BG72, BG75, E04, E11, E50, E51, BV20 (pumpkins); BV20, E11 (cat); E04, E50, E51, E11 (ground)

Fall Digital Blitz Release from Power Poppy

Phebe (2001 – 2019)

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! It’s been a long and eventful week. It started with a long awaited visit from my nephew and his wife who live in upstate New York. We took them to many of our favorite neighborhood hangouts. Chris even had his first ride on the water taxi to go across the harbor for breakfast.

In the midst of their visit, my beloved cat Phebe passed away unexpectedly after suffering a stroke. My ninth wedding anniversary was also this week, but in the aftermath of losing Phebe, we didn’t feel much like celebrating so it ended up being a quiet day. Things are starting to get back to normal — or at least our new normal — so it was time to get back to crafting.

I’m back today with a card featuring Dazzling Display, one of the new digital releases from Power Poppy. I kept the design fairly simple using a die and a paper pack in my stash. I paired the image with the sentiment from the Fall Haul Digital Stamp Set, also by Power Poppy.

Rowhouse Greetings | Dazzling Display by Power Poppy

Actually, Marcella must have been on overdrive because there are ten new and remixed digital releases, all now available in the Power Poppy shop. Take a look at the new Fall Digital Blitz Release. Be sure to stop by the Power Poppy blog on Saturday, Oct 5th — World Cardmaking Day — when Marcella will share some surprises and prizes!

And stay tuned – I’ll be updating my schedule with new classes at Photo Scraps and The Queen’s Ink for the fall and winter months.

Disclosure: Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. All items were personally purchased except those marked with an asterisk (*) . I never share a product I do not like. All opinions are my own. Read more.

Where available I use compensated affiliate links, meaning that at no cost to you I receive a commission if you click through and make a purchase. I use this money to support my blog. If you like my projects, please consider supporting me by clicking through these links when you shop. Thanks so much! Read more.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Hammermill Digital Color Copy 100#; Proper Pinstripes Pastels 6×6 paper pack [RETIRED] by My Favorite Things
Stamps: Dazzling Display Digital Stamp Set (*) by Power Poppy; Fall Haul Digital Stamp Set (*) by Power Poppy
Dies: Sentiment Label Strip [RETIRED] by My Favorite Things
Embellishments: Over the Rainbow Enamel Dot Stickers by Honey Bee Stamps
Copics: G40, G43, G46, Y32 (leaves); R24, R59, Y32 (berries); Y32, Y35, Y38, YR27, G40 (flowers)