I think that anytime snowmen are used on a card, happiness just flows from the card. However, I live in Florida and I have fond memories of winters on Long Island, New York. Since the northeast U.S. is going to have the biggest winter storm in 3 years later this week, I don’t think anyone up there shares my current opinion.
Here’s my card:
This card came together so quickly, I made eight more for a gathering of friends later this week.
Here are the different versions:
The basic elements of the card remained the same.
What I Did:
- No matter the color, the base for the card measures 4-1/4 inches by 11 inches, scored at 5-1/2 inches to form tent cards.
- The white cardstock on the front measures 4-1/8 by 5-3/8 inches.
- Since I had the white out, I trimmed the inside panel of the cards to 4 inches by 5-1/4 inches.
- I trimmed he Classic Christmas DSP piece for the front to 2-1/2 inches by 3-1/2 inches. At this time I also trimmed pieces for the envelope flaps to 6 inches by 2-1/2 inches.
- Next, I stamped the snowmen onto white cardstock using the Momento Tuxedo Black stamp pad. Make sure to let it dry thoroughly before trying to crop it out. I may or may not struggle with this part and may or may not wind up with smudges. You think I’d learn……
- While I waited for the snowmen to dry, I chose and then stamped the front sentiments using the Festive Corners photopolymer stamp set. Even the MERRY sentiment is part of this versatile set!
- After I’d stamped and colored all the corners, I ran the white cardfront through the Big Shot using either the Woodland or Subtle embossing folder.
- Finally, I colored the snowmen’s hats and scarves using the card base color and Sahara Sand. The Pumpkin Pie marker seemed to be perfect for the carrot noses. I colored the few rocks on each with the light Basic Grey blend.
- I used the largest oval die from Stitched Shapes to crop all the snowmen. Both the scalloped oval and plain oval mats came from the Layering Ovals die set.
- After I had all the dimensionals on the ovals, I decided I needed something else for dimension and texture. Therefore, I used the fine tip glue pen and just applied dots of glue to the snowflakes and all the coal pieces on the snowman. Again, patience is imperative. All the ovals needed to completely dry while laying flat.
Putting It Together
- Once I had all my pieces, I just combined everything.
- I used dimensionals under the snowman ovals and the mat ovals.
- The Seaside Spray ribbon is thin enough that I only needed to use some multipurpose liquid glue for the DSP piece.
- The (retired) Cherry Cobbler and Mossy Meadow ribbon is thicker so the DSP pieces needed a bit of height. Therefore, I used some large (really large) glue dots.
- I used the liquid glue to attach the white cardstock pieces to the front and inside of the card.
- After gluing the DSP to the envelope flap and trimming it, I’d finished these coordinated card and envelope sets.
- Just a little tip I finally figured out: I’d been using adhesive to seal all my envelopes for the past 9 months because of that which shall not be named. After sealing the envelopes, I wrote “No saliva was used to seal this envelope” on the back of each. I finally thought there had to be a better way, and I actually found something that works for me! I’ve been punching out coordinating DSP circles to use as seals for the envelope flaps. Now, I don’t need to write that I didn’t use saliva because the seals make that point obvious.
Thank you so much for stopping by today.
I’d love to hear what you think, and greatly appreciate every comment.
Have a Peachy Day!
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