Welcome to my second post for the Sparkles Christmas Buddies Challenge! This month’s challenge, #126, chosen by Debs, is all about using snowflakes, and more than one snowflake. In the past few weeks, I’ve realized that I don’t have any stars and am limited on snowflake products as well. Therefore, I used retired snowflake DSP with a current stamp set, Snowmen Season. I just love this stamp set! I miss snow ~ I grew up out on the south shore of Long Island, New York. Now, I live in Central Florida and our winters last about 3-4 weeks. Anyway, I digress.

Here’s my card:

The inspiration for the layout of this card comes from the Try Stamping on Tuesday Challenge #512. Here’s the challenge banner:

Try Stamping on Tuesday is teaming up for this challenge with the Double Trouble Challenge! With this challenge, you have options from which you can choose to play along. I hit the options for Thing 1 (squares), Thing 2 (post to TSOT 512), and Thing 3 (I used both dry and heat embossing). SCORE!

Here’s their banner from the first part of the challenge:


  • I started with a Night of Navy base measuring 8-1/2 inches by 5-1/2 inches, scored at 4-1/4 inches.
  • The Balmy Blue middle layer measures 4-1/8 inches by 5-3/8 inches.
  • The black and white top layer of DSP measures 4 inches by 5-1/4 inches.
  • I used a scrap piece of Balmy Blue on which I stamped the snowman. It’s cropped to 1-7/8 inches square using the layering square dies. Next, I used the next size up die for the Night of Navy mat.
  • The layering dies also made it relatively easy to crop the square in the black DSP. The outside measurements 2-5/8 inches square. The inside measures 2-3/8 inches square. Here’s a picture of how I cropped this frame:
  • The washi tape will hold the dies in place while I run it through the Big Shot.
  • I really needed something under the square frame to block off the design of the DSP. I used a scrap piece of white cardstock and embossed it with a bark 3D embossing folder. The square measures 2-5/8 inches square.
  • I also cut a piece of the black DSP to 6 inches by 2-1/2 inches for the envelope flap. For the envelope seal, I punched out one of the snowflakes using my 1 inch circle punch.
  • I stamped the sentiment on scrap white cardstock and cropped it with a stitched rectangle die. Then, I used the Balmy Blue marker to outline the sentiment panel.
  • Finally, the white cardstock panel on the inside measures 4 inches by 5-1/4 inches.

What I Did:

  • For starters, I adhered the DSP, and Balmy Blue cardstock to the Night of Navy cardstock using multipurpose liquid glue.
  • Next, I adhered the white cardstock to the front of the card where I wanted the frame to be placed.
  • Using my stamparatus, my embossing buddy and the black Stamping Write Marker, I stamped the snowman. The stamparatus allowed me to color just the snowman without coloring the snow and snowflakes.
  • About this time I realized that a VersaMark marker would be a very good thing to have. Since finishing this card, I found that there actually is a Versa Mark pen. It has a bullet end and a brush end. I ordered two from Amazon and they arrive on Friday. YEAH!
  • I put dimesnionals between the Balmy Blue and Night of Navy mat for the snowman.
  • After adhering the snowman block to the embossed white cardstock, I used dimensionals just in the corners of the black square frame.
  • The sentiment is also popped up on dimensionals.
  • Finally, I decided to add some bling to the snowflakes. I used some jewel rhinestones. I didn’t want to put a jewel on each snowflake, so I put them on the snowflakes with round centers.
  • Lastly, I stamped “Merry Christmas” and some snowflakes in the bottom corners of the inside panel.
  • With that, I’d finished this coordinated card/envelope/seal stamp set.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!

I’d love to hear what you think, and greatly appreciate every comment.

Have a Peachy Day!

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  • Heather Heroldt

    Love this paper, Sue – so perfect for our Sparkles challenge this month! And the snowman makes a perfect feature for our sketch at TSOT – brava! Thanks so much for playing at TSOT!

  • Suzanne Reynolds

    Love the sentiment and cute snowman. Thanks for your tutorial on techniques and measurements you used for you project… looks like you are Hip, cool and groovy… adorable and fun Christmas card. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble and TSOT. Please come back for future fun challenge.

  • Valérie Dürig

    Your snowman is adorable. Great take on the sketch! Thank you for sharing your beautiful creation at Try Stampin’On Tuesday and hope to see you again. Stay safe and keep crafting! Valérie DT

  • melanier12

    Fabulous card, Sue! I love that happy snowman and so glad the snow is only on the card. Great colors, too. Thank you for playing along with us at Double Trouble Challenge #87 and TSOT #512. (I lived in Central Florida from 1967 to 1998. I would still be there except a job transfer took us to Kansas City. We are now retired in Phoenix but I miss the Florida beaches.)

  • Libby Fens

    Cute card! Thank you for joining us at Try Stampin’ On Tuesday for Challenge 512!

  • Debbie Johns

    Really loving your card Sue. The sketch you have followed is fab and all the gorgeous snowflakes are perfect. Hugs x

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