Scandinavian in Silver

Stampin up scandinavian season nugget set

I adore Scandinavian Season (Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini).  The stamps are fun to color, emboss or simply use as a line image.  And, who can resist those charming mittens? 

Today's post offers loads of pictures and ideas for using this set and making the most of rub-ons (special offer coming Nov. 10), designer series paper and Stampin' Up! accessories this holiday season.  Email me your name and address (US only) if you would like a FREE copy of Stampin' Up!'s Holiday Mini catalog.

Stampin up scandinavian season nugget
Let's start with Hershey's nuggets (which I vigorously tested for safety during the creation of this project).  I played dress-up with each by wrapping them in 1 1/8" x 3" strips of Ski Slope Designer Series Paper.  TIP:  The pack includes patterns in Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Real Red, Old Olive and Chocolate Chip.

Stampin up scandinavian season nugget tin 

I purchased this tin at TIP:  You could simply add pretty ribbon at this point and be done in a flash. 

Stampin up scandinavian season nugget tin snowflake closed

However, I couldn't resist adding these Old Saint Nick Rub-On snowflakes to the clear window.

Stampin up scandinavian season nugget tin snowflake open

TIP:  The beauty of rub-ons is that they transfer to nonporous surfaces like glass, photos, clipboards, candles and more.  This handy tin can be used time and time again.

Stampin up scandinavian season nugget box complete

Using a Scallop Edge Punch and Real Red card stock, I added a band to the box, followed by Baja Breeze 1" Double-Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon.  The Scandinavian Season mittens were inked in Versamark, stamped on Real Red and heat embossed with Silver Embossing Powder.  I snipped my sweet mitties out and married them with Silver Cord. 

The sentiment combines a Season of Cheer Rub-On and a 1 3/8" Circle Punch of Real Red adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals to a White Scallop Circle Punch.  TIP:  Season of Cheer Rub-Ons offer a number of cool sentiments that coordinate with Stampin' Up! Punches. 

Stampin up scandinavian season nugget card

The highlight of this card is the delightful Scandinavian Season tree, heat embossed in silver on Real Red card stock.  I matted the panel on Baja Breeze and Old Olive.  A single stick-on rhinestone adds a smidgeon of bling.

My layout went together in a snap using this week's Splitcoast Sketch Challenge SC201.  TIP:  All Splitcoast Challenges are conveniently located on my left side bar.  The top panel is a dishy stripe from Stampin' Up!'s Ski Slope Designer Series Paper backed by Real Red.  I added a 1/4" strip of Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon to the top.  TIP:  Challenged by ribbon?  Check out this Stay Put Bow Video (my BFF).

The lower panel is a crisp backdrop in Whisper White Textured card stock.  Using a Template and Paper Piercer (Crafter's Tool Kit), I added a corner of Styled Silver Brads.  For a tad more metal, I added a Hodgepodge Hardware Styled Silver Label Holder, layered over a Whisper White sentiment from Old Saint Nick Rub-Ons and Old Olive card stock (below the rub-on) peeking through.

A 4.25 x 5.5 card base of Stampin' Up! Baja Breeze Textured card stock adds a rich finale.


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Stamp Set:  Scandinavian Season (111774)
Paper:  Ski Slope Designer Series (112994), Real Red (102482), Whisper White (100730)
Ink:  Versamark (102283)
Cool Tools:  1 3/8" Circle Punch (104401), Scallop Circle Punch (109043), Scallop Edge Punch (112091), Heat Tool (100005)
The Perfect Touch:  Silver Embossing Powder (109131), Baja Breeze 1" Double-Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon (111847), Season of Cheer Rub-Ons (112843), Old Saint Nick Rub-Ons (112844), Silver Cord (109866), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

Stamp Set:  Scandinavian Season (111774)
Paper:  Ski Slope Designer Series (112994), Real Red (102482), Old Olive (100702), Whisper White Textured (Neutrals, 108693), Baja Breeze Textured (In Colors, 111345)
Ink:  Versamark (102283)
Cool Tools:  Scallop Edge Punch (112091), Heat Tool (100005)
The Perfect Touch:  Silver Embossing Powder (109131), Hodgepodge Hardware Styled Silver Label Holder & Brads(111325), Old Saint Nick Rub-Ons (112844)

Scandinavian season


  1. Gorgeous card – love the embossing and the tin is beautiful too!!! Great gift idea!!!

  2. Beautiful job Mary! I love those nugget tins. They make great gifts and get rave reviews.

  3. This is absolutely gorgeous!!! I love the stamp set and the elegant touch that the embossing powder gives to the card. I love the tin and I really like the mittens on the ribbon. Another wonderful design, you are super talented!!!! Have a nice day

  4. Susan Lankford

    Beautiful job on both, Mary…I especially love the tin! Susan

  5. Beautiful card! The candy tin is so cute. Glad to hear that the chocolate is safe to eat. 🙂

  6. love that snowflake on the lid!! beautiful! what a quick and elegant gift! great as always!!

  7. WOW! Great gift set. I love your card. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Colleen Kramer

    This set + DP is a huge hit! Love your added use of silver ep and hardware. A very cool Gift for someone special, or as a back-up for an unexpected gift. 🙂

  9. Mary~I am so glad to hear that you test out all your products for safety!! Way to go…that is exactly what I would have done.
    This little gift set is just beautiful. I really like how you incorporate the rub ons. I have not purchased any of those yet but I might need to soon and give them a try! And I really love those little mittens, I have being eyeing that set for a while now. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Grace Lange-Way

    WOW! How Sweet It Is! LOL Just beautiful Mary. Fantastic gift for the co-workers with a sweet tooth.

  11. Absolutely stunning! Your creativity blows me away.

  12. This is just beautiful, Mary! The mittens are just precious!
    Anne Marie

  13. Wow o wow – that’s a gorgeous set you shared here! I love your used of the rub-ons, especially on the box window, and the embossed images. I love my Scandinavian set, too, especially embossed… or maybe watercolored. I can’t choose. Love ’em all.

    I had to laugh at your “testing vigorously” comment… I did “sample” the caramels I was handing out to my coworkers for Halloween on several occasions, just to make sure the first few successful tries weren’t just duds. Wouldn’t want to poison de whole office… Wouldn’t look too good on my resume, would it?

    Have a great weekend!
    Cindy 🙂

  14. I love what you did with the nuggets. Those metal tins are awesome and you sure did dress it up. That is a beautiful set and I’m waiting to order my rub-ons. I hope you tested those nuggets throughly and make sure that tin is tamper proof.

  15. Absolutely gorgeous work..I totally need to try one of those tins!!

  16. Very beautiful! I keep wondering why I didn’t get this set…now I may have to! TFS!

  17. I just got that set…love it..although I haven’t inked it up yet…but hopefully this weekend!!

    Gorgeous set Mary!!

    Hugs, Kelly

  18. What sensational projects! Love what you did with Roxie’s sketch and your awesome nuggest tin is a winner! This is one of the prettiest sets this season.

  19. Wonderful projects! I really like this stamp set and what you have done with it here!!

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