Frosty Winter Skaters


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The Holiday Mini is simply loaded which beautiful stamps and accessories.  Frosty Day Designer Series Paper (113057) and the Winter Post (111780) skater stamp highlight today's card.  Need a Holiday Mini or Stampin' Up! Catalog?  Learn more here.

My Winter Post skaters were inked in Chocolate Chip and stamped on Whisper White card stock.  I clipped each corner with a Ticket Corner Punch (107214) and adhered the image with Stampin' Dimensionals to layers of Chocolate Chip (also clipped on the corners) and Kiwi Kiss. 

TIP:  When adding the dimensionals to the back of the skaters, I purposely left the center clear when it was mounted on the Chocolate Chip.  This left a perfect little channel for my Tangerine Tango Striped Grosgrain (111371) "scarf" to slip through.

My sketch was inspired by this charming layout from Poetic Artistry.  Tucked behind the skaters is a horizontal panel of Stampin' Up!'s Frosty Day Designer Series paper matted on Tangerine Tango card stock.  A scrumptious Frosty Day snowflake pattern (Tangerine Tango, Bashful Blue, Close to Cocoa, Kiwi Kiss) is layered on Tangerine Tango card stock and a 4.25 x 5.5 card base of Whisper White.

The Chocolate Chip sentiment is from Word Flurries Rub-Ons (111417), which includes one sheet each of Chocolate Chip and Whisper White.  It's snapped out with a 1 1/4" Circle Punch (104403) adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals to a 1 3/8" Circle (104401) of Bashful Blue, followed by a Scalloped Kiwi Kiss Circle (109043).

The PERFECT TOUCH?  These jazzy white pearls from Stampin' Up!'s Pretties Kit (109114) on the ribbon and center of the sentiment.  TIP:  The pearls are flat on the bottom and hang on with confidence when combined with Stampin' Up!'s Mini Glue dots (103683, use several for the "big boys").

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Stamp Set:  Winter Post (Holiday Mini)
Paper:  Frosty Day Designer Series (Holiday Mini), Whisper White, Tangerine Tango, Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss, Bashful Blue
Ink:  Chocolate Chip
Punch Punch:  Ticket Corner Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8" and 1 1/4" Circle Punches
The Perfect Touch:  Tangerine Tango 5/8" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Pretties Kit (large and small pearls)

Winter post 1
Winter post 2


  1. Who wouldn’t want to receive this card. It is gorgeous! 200,000 visits, I am not surprised at all. I know I can’t wait to see your next creation. When I case your cards I always get a Wow! this is great…and I always tell my secret, you! To 200,000 more posts. My best, Wendy

  2. I have this stamp set and think it is just beautiful so I love seeing ideas for using it. Thanks Mary for all your lovely cards.

  3. Mary your card is simply delightful. It gives the feeling of old world Christmas. This DSP is now on my must have list.

  4. Mary this card is simply delightful. It reminds me of old world Christmas. The DSP is on my must have list now.

  5. I love your cards! You are a great inspiration! Thanks!

  6. I love everything about that card. My favorite part in no coloring on the skaters and yet they look great. You should have been doing this blog years ago with all your wonderful ideas. Thanks for another beautiful card.

  7. What and awesome find your website is. I am quite inspired and am REALLY enjoying reading all your posts. Your attention to detail is FAB.

    Thanks for being a great stampin inspiration.

  8. I just love your work Mary, you are so creative.
    This card is no exception another beauty:)

  9. As a former ice dancer, your card brought back wonderful memories of ice ponds, warming huts, hot cocoa, and fires.

  10. Just beautiful! Love the ribbon scarf and the fun pearl embellishments. Thanks for playing along! 🙂

  11. Details, details, details. It’s all in ’em, isn’t it? You don’t miss a single one. I love how it all came together.

  12. Great card! Congrats on the 200,000 visitor 🙂

  13. Beautiful card! I love the ribbon and how you slipped it under the picture.

  14. Grace Lange-Way

    Oh Mary – I got cold just looking at the card! LOL

  15. I love the color combo, shows you don’t have to just do red and green for the holidays

  16. Great card, as always. Love your work!

  17. Great card, Mary! Love what you did with the scarf =)

  18. Nancy Pleimann

    You have a great blog. The card is great. I love that stamp set. There is so much you can do with it. Nancy P.

  19. Mary… fabulous card… and great choice of colors!! They really make it pop! I love your blog… so many wonderful ideas!!!

  20. Hi Mary – what a pretty card!!! Love those pearls!!!

  21. Very pretty Mary– love the pearls. 🙂

  22. Once again another beautiful card Mary! I love it!

  23. I really love what you did with the ribbon on this card. I bought this set to recreate your last skater’s card, but I’m thinking I will recreate this one, too! I enjoy the departure from the traditional red and green for the holidays.

  24. Colleen Kramer

    This is really nice. The dp is gorgeous matched up with the simple image and great layers. All the perfectly matched accesories (dp, ribbon, ink, cs) are nicely showcased on this card.

  25. Mary, I started following your blog last week and i have not missed a day and have since added you to my favorites. You’re blog rockkkkkks!! I absolutely love the style of your cards.
    thanks for sharing your work.

  26. I love this set too. You have done a wonderful job as always on this card.

  27. Don’t you love this stamp set? Great card!

  28. Mary, once again, you have outdone yourself .. thanks for sharing another great card. You truly are amazing.

  29. First of all I love the changes to your blog colors!! That is cool the way you switch around your colors!
    The card is fabulous. I didn’t really like this set when I first saw it but I have seen a lot of pretty cards made using it. I am really starting to like it. The paper is fabulous, I just love those colors! The ribbon detail is a awesome touch too!

  30. Beautiful card Mary!!! You are a master with the color combinations.

    God bless

  31. Redstampinsam

    I just discovered your blog last week and I was absolutely thrilled! Your work is some of the best I’ve seen online and I look forward to tuning in every day for more eye candy. I feverishly scanned thru each and every past entry and love all your tips and attention to detail. Thanks for feeding my addiction!

  32. I love the use of the pearls and the color combination! Very creative!

  33. Very pretty card! Love the “scarf”!

  34. I really love the colors in this card! You are truly talented Mary!!!


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