Friday, October 2, 2020

Very Merry Snowman - Stampin' Up! Snowman Season

   It's always nice to have some Christmas stamps carry over from last year's Holiday Mini catalog to the newest Annual catalog.  Snowman Season saw a lot of action in my stamp room last year and I knew that if it stuck around I would be able to continue creating new cards with it.  I used it today for a fun color challenge over at Stampin' Up! Only Challenges.  At first I thought I would go in a summer beachy direction as those aqua shades with the yellow made me think of beach umbrellas but then I veered away in the opposite direction straight to winter and Christmas!

  I started with a Bermuda Bay card base then created a frame in Coastal Cabana by cutting a nice window with the Stitched Nested Label dies.  I stamped Whisper White craft ink snowflakes all around the outside of the frame.  On the inside of the frame I stamped the snowman in Smoky Slate and then added more snowflakes in stamped off Coastal Cabana all around him.  The image is colored in the challenge colors with Stampin' Blends.  And even though it's just used on the carrot nose I did use Mango Melody!  The frame is popped on dimensionals right over the snowman panel.

  I cut a tiny Daffodil Delight star with the Stitched Stars dies to top the little tree.  I covered the star with clear Wink of Stella for some shine.

  The bottom of the frame is decorated with a piece of torn Whisper White embossed with the Winter Snow embossing folder.  I used a piece of long retired SAB shimmer ribbon in Bermuda Bay around the embossed panel.  

  The sentiment from Itty Bitty Christmas is stamped in Bermuda Bay and cut with a Stitched Shapes circle.  A Bermuda Bay snowflake from So Many Snowflakes die covered in more Wink of Stella is the last bit of decoration at the edge of the frame.

  These were fun colors to make myself stretch a bit and not be stuck in "traditional" Christmas colors. 

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Snowman Season, Itty Bitty Christmas

Ink: white craft, Coastal Cabana, Smoky Slate, Bermuda Bay

Blends: Bermuda Bay light, Daffodil Delight light, Mango Melody dark, Granny Apple Green dark

Paper: Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight

Accessories: Stitched Nested Label dies, Stitched Stars dies, Stitched Shapes dies, Winter Snow embossing folder, So Many Snowflakes dies, dimensionals, Wink of Stella, Bermuda Bay shimmer ribbon (retired)


  1. Oh Amanda, this is the cutest! These snowguys have been my faves since they came out, and how cute are they in our colors?? Adorable! Thanks so much for playing at SUO!!

  2. Love the use of our colours for a Christmas card - they really suit that cute snowman - thanks for sharing with us at SUO challenges this week.

  3. Love your card. The way you've inked white snowflakes on the blue and then blue snowflakes on the white is very clever. It's such a lovely Christmas cards and the colours are perfect for it thanks so much for sharing.

  4. Amanda, this is adorable and love how you combined the challenge colors for such a whimsy Christmas card. Thank you so much for playing along with us at We hope to see you again tomorrow!


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