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Snowman With a Punch

Stampin up best wishes snowman mojo monday

This is one of the punchiest cards ever!  Six different Stampin' Up! punches!  And, I adore the color combination . . . .  Baja Breeze, Kraft and Real Red.  Very jazzy.

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My snowman evolved from Whisper White, punched with 1 3/4", 1 3/8" and 1" Circle Punches.  I sponged the sides with a touch of Baja Breeze ink.  His nose is a wee bit of Pumpkin Pie.  I added Black Brads for his eyes (micro brads from www.justbrads.com) and Stampin' Up!'s Black Brads (a tad bigger) for the buttons (Vintage Collection).  TIP:  Only the center circle of my snowman is popped up on Stampin' Dimentionals, to give him a little girth.

A snippet of Real Red 1/4" Grosgrain becomes a dashing scarf to coordinate with this cool dude's Real Red hat (on Stampin' Dimensionals).  I used a tiny piece of Basic Black for a scarf "buckle."  TIP:  Card stock for the hat was a scrap I previously had stamped in Real Red with Kindred Spirits but didn't end up using.  With a 3/4" Square Punch, I snapped out his hat and layered a sliver for the brim.  

Poetic Artistry's Mojo Monday sketch challenge filled in the details for the layout.  The snowman is mounted on Kraft paper (I doodled on the border with a Stampin' Up! Basic Black Magic Marker) and adhered to Real Red with Stampin' Dimensionals.

Isn't this Baja Breeze designer paper pretty?  It's from the Holiday Happenings Bundle (Hostess Level 3), is matted on Real Red and a 5 25 x 5.25 card base of Kraft card stock (scored at the top).  TIP:  The sweet stars really rev up the red and each hangs on with a Stampin' Dimensional.

Stampin up best wishes snowman
The sentiment is from an incredibly versatile Hostess Level 1 stamp set, Best Yet.  It's inked with Jet Black Stazon (very crisp) and stamped on Whisper White.  I added some Baja and Real Red "dots,"  formed by a 1/4" Circle Punch.  After sponging the sides in Baja Breeze, I adhered the white layer with dimensionals to Baja Breeze and Real Red.

  A simple and very polished finish for your holiday cards is to add zip to the envelopes (Stampin' Up! Whisper White 5.5 x 5.5 envies used here).  I blocked off the flap (simply sliding paper underneath and along the crease) and stamped the Real Red snowflake from Best Wishes and More.

Oh, and I decided to update my blog colors for the holidays. My banner tulip is sporting "Riding Hood Red!"  Woo hoo 🙂


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Stamp Set:  Best Yet (Hostess Level 1, 111604), Best Wishes & More (envelope, 111602), Kindred Spirits (hat, 111662)
Paper:  Holiday Happenings Bundle Designer Series (Hostess Level 3, 112473), Real Red (102482), Pumpkin Pie (105117), Whisper White (100730), Kraft (107070), Baja Breeze (111352), Medium Square Envelopes (5.5 x 5.5, 107289)
Ink:  Real Red (103133), Jet Black Stazon (101406), Baja Breeze (111833), Stampin' Up! Basic Black Marker (100082)
Punch Bunch:  1 3/4" Circle (112004), 1 3/8" Circle (104401), 1" Circle (109046), 1/4" Circle (104942), Star (109045), 3/4" Square (107273)
Cool Tools:  Stamping Sponges (101610)
The Perfect Touch:  Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), 1/4" Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon (109034),  Vintage Brads (Black, 109109), Black Micro Brads (www.justbrads.com)

Best yet

32 thoughts on “Snowman With a Punch”

  1. I love the punchy snowman! So cute! I have a weakness for snowmen since we don’t have “real” ones here! haha (no, sand doesn’t work to great!)

  2. I LOVE your snowman card! (I’m such a sucker for them.) I’m so amazed what a person can do with punches these days. Your DP is adorable too… I’ll be back to check your other posts!! Smiles? Michelle 🙂

  3. Hey…this is a great card. You are so cool-showing all different ways to make cards (stamping, rub-ons, punches etc).
    Mary..you rock!:)

  4. … and beautifully done, such neat work! (Another quick post…) There is something I’ve wondered and have been wanting to ask: would you consider putting a link to your Splitcoaststampers gallery from your blog? Or maybe it’s here somewhere and I haven’t found it. Often when I’m here I get an urge to look at your gallery but don’t feel like going through the process to leave here and get there. Just a thought and of course entirely your call. Thanks for all you do! Love your site!

    Hi Grace:

    You are such a sweetie . . . I have a gallery on my left side bar which includes the pictures and details for all my posts. Have you seen it?



  5. Wow, I love this card, Mary! So very cute. (Yes, I’m still lurking and enjoying your comments and creations!)

  6. I totally agree with Nettie. The little details that you always seem to add, really make your cards look so professional. I am learning how the details really make the difference. Many thanks for all the tips.

  7. This is FANTASTIC, Mary! You have such an eye for color, girl! Love those micro brads for his eyes too…gonna have to check those out. Wonderful, wonderful card…as ALWAYS! Hugs to you, my friend! ~Cindy

  8. One of the cutest Christmas cards I’ve seen in a long time. Feel free to mail it to me! LOLOLOLOLOL

  9. So fun! Love the great color combo mixed with all the extras. The envelope is the crowning touch. GREAT!!

  10. one thing i really liked about this card (among MANY!!!) is the way you sponged the edges of the sentiment with baja BEFORE layering it on baja and real red. love the double emphasis of this – i am a detail person and have learned sooooo much from your cards…like this little adorable detail. NOW to remember to use it!! (teehee).
    hugs and blessings, jo ann.

  11. Absolutely love your snowman punch card. You are so creative. The color combinations are awesome. Noticed your tulip banner was red as soon as I opened your blog. That’s the spirit! Check your blog everyday as don’t want to miss anything. Thanks for sharing, Mary!

  12. Absolutely love your snowman punch card. You are so creative. The color combinations are awesome. Noticed your tulip banner was red as soon as I opened your blog. That’s the spirit! Check your blog everyday as don’t want to miss anything. Thanks for sharing, Mary!

  13. Love this guy Mary!! I’m a sucker for snowmen and this one really is adorable. I love the way you created him without a stamp set! I can actually make this one!!!;)

  14. A very Mary Christmas card. Only the punch queen could think of this. That card is soooo cute. The colors are gorgeous. I don’t know how you do it. Thanks for sharing.


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