Have you ever been stuck for an idea? One of the best places to look for ideas is to check out the Stampin’ Up! Catalog or the Stampin’ Up! website. For the website, search for the Stamp Set (or product) you are using and usually there is a picture or two of the product used on a card or other project. You can copy it exactly….or change it up a bit with a little bit of your own spin on the card. That’s what I did for the card I am sharing today. This is a sample of a card that is pictured with the stamp set Snowbody Better on page 28 of the July-December Mini Catalog.
The background is a little too dark for me, and I’m not a fan of the Cinnamon Cider ink outline of the snowmen. So I changed it to this:
Here are the two cards side by side:
You can see that I used the same general design, but with a few changes. I decided to change the base card from Misty Moonlight Cardstock to Basic White Thick Cardstock and then used a piece of Balmy Blue Cardstock die cut with the Scalloped Contours Dies. I did do the same color/on color stamping technique for the background using Balmy Blue ink to match the cardstock.
I also used the Wonderful Snowflakes behind the fussy cut image, but they are placed a bit different and I stamped my sentiment on a piece of Basic White Cardstock instead of embossing it.
I added a few Basic Rhinestone Jewels and also used a bit of Wink of Stella on my Snowment to make them glisten. (You know like in the song Winter Wonderland….In the lane, snow is glistenin… If you look closely, you can see a bit of glimmer.
Would you like to try this card too? These are the supplies you’ll need:
- Snowbody Better Stamp Set
- Scalloped Contour Dies
- Basic White Thick Cardstock – Cut 5 1/2” x 8 1/2”; Score and fold at 4 1/4”
- Balmy Blue Cardstock – Cut 5 1/4” x 4” to die cut with Scalloped Contour Die, and a piece Cut 5 1/4″ x 1/4″
- Basic White Cardstock – Cut 5 1/4” x 4”, plus a scrap for sentiment and a piece for the stamped snowmen image (about 3 1/2″ x 3 3/4″)
- Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Balmy Blue
- Stampin’ Blends Markers: Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Pumpkin Pie and Balmy Blue
- Snowflake Wonder Embellishment (two)
- Rhinestone Basic Jewels
- Wink of Stella
- Adhesive: Multipurpose Liquid Glue or Stampin’ Seal, Dimensionals
- Tools: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine
- Clear Blocks: C & I
And put a little something on the inside too. I added a 5 1/4” x 1/4” strip along the bottom and stamped a few snowflakes at the top….still plenty of room to write a message to a friend.
So what would you do with the same inspiration picture? Please comment below! I would love to hear your ideas!
P.S. Did I mention that the Snowbody Better Stamp Set is on SALE?!?. It is only $16.80! Check out the Last Chance Product Sale for this stamp and much more in the links below!
LAST CHANCE PRODUCT SALE – RETIRING ITEMS!
The July–December 2021 Mini Catalog will be retiring soon! It’s always sad to see favorite products going away, but that means that new products on their way and will be available in January! You can view the retiring list here LAST CHANCE RETIRING LIST – July-Dec Mini Catalog 2021
The Last Chance Retiring List contains products that will no longer be available when the catalog retires plus there is a Carry Over List….which is in this combined document. Items that will Carry Over have a notation in red. Some items that are bundled will carry over, but as single items without the bundled discount.
What are you waiting for? Start SHOPPING!! Items are available until January 3, 2022 or WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!
DECEMBER PAPER PUMPKIN – LOTS OF PUN!
December’s Paper Pumpkin kit “Lots of Pun” is available NOW to order! What’s not to “loaf” about a punny joke? It never hurts to have a little laughter, light-heartedness, and humor sprinkled into your schedule. If you’re a fan of fun, get a kick out of clever crafts, and can’t keep it together when you hear a classic knee-slapper, you’ll go bananas over this month’s cute ‘n’ quirky kit!
The Lots of Pun Paper Pumpkin Kit includes enough “egg-citing” elements to create nine cards with coordinating envelopes. From giddy gingham to splatters and stripes, this playful Paper Pumpkin kit features a fun and fresh look with one-of-a-kind patterns and designs! “Egg-cellent” for any occasion, reason, or season throughout the year, the kit’s pun-packed stamp set provides completely customizable characters for a very versatile crafting experience. Pair each stamp with its matching die-cut snack, then mix up the faces and accessories for an absolutely adorable accent!
Pick up your friends and family with pun-filled projects. December’s delightful kit is sure to make ‘em smile!
- The kit contains supplies to create 9 cards—3 each of 3 designs—with 9 coordinating envelopes. This all-inclusive kit includes printed card bases, die-cut paper pieces, A Classic Stampin’ Spot (ink), exclusive Stamp Set, embellishments, adhesive, and more!
- The Lots of Pun Stamp Set is a builder stamp set! This means the included images can be mixed and matched to build a variety of unique characters with different looks and features.
- Coordinating colors: Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Granny Apple Green, Pool Party and Poppy Parade
Sign up now through December 10th to receive your own Paper Pumpkin kit by clicking HERE.
You can sign up to receive a monthly kit where you will be billed each month or you can purchase a subscription plan of 3, 6, 9 or 12 months. You can stop and re-start your subscription whenever you want! Kits are a great way to acquire small stamp sets and ink as there is a new stamp set each month and a new Stampin’ Spot (small ink pad).
NEW CATALOGS COMING IN JANUARY!
Two NEW catalogs will be released on January 4th! – the January -June 2022 Mini Catalog and the Sale-A-Bration Catalog (January-February 2022). If you are not currently receiving a catalog and would like to receive one, please visit my CATALOG page and request your copy!
NEED SUPPLIES? READY TO ORDER?
Please click HERE and you’ll be taken to my online Stampin’ Up! Site where you can look at all the products online and purchase what you need. If you do not already have a demonstrator, I would be honored to be yours! If your order is less than $150, please use my DECEMBER HOST CODE: C63TVZRX and choose me (Patricia Dominicci) as your Demonstrator when prompted. If you need help placing an order, please leave a comment below and I will be happy to assist you!
If you place an order of $50 or more and use my Host Code I will send you a small gift as a thank you from me! If your order is $150 or more, please do NOT use the Host Code as you will receive Stampin’ Rewards of your own. Rewards start at $15 worth of free products of your choice.
These are the products used for today’s card. Click on any item and it will take you to my online Stampin’ Up! store where you can purchase these items or get more information. And don’t forget to use the HOST CODE: C63TVZRX when prompted!