Simple Saturday Snowman and New Video!

Stampin up cute christmas petal card punch
Hang on to your expired Stampin' Up! Catalogs!  They are packed full of ideas and always a wonderful source of inspiration.  The layout for today's card evolved from a card featured in the Stampin' Up! 2008 Spring/Summer Idea Book and Catalog (p. 18, to be exact).  Thank goodness for sticky notes to identify my old favorites!

Today's 1 Minute to "WOW" Video Tutorial shows you how quick and easy it is to create a wide scallop border using the Stampin' Up! Fancy Flower Punch. 


  • Stampin up petal card punch envelope The Petal Card Extra Large Double Punch cuts and scores the mini envelope.  Tr?s Cool.  It's 1" x 1" when folded.  So sweet with a little note tucked inside.
  • A touch of paper piecing gives new life to my snowman's scarf and hat.  Cute Christmas is a versatile and charming stamp set from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini Catalog.
  • Black Flourish Designer Jewels stand in as little buttons and add just a touch of glamour to the heart on the envelope. 

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Black signature ivory

Stampin up cute christmas snowman Stamp Set:  Cute Christmas (Holiday Mini Catalog WM 120825, CM 121133)
Paper:  Candy Cane Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper (120809), Real Red (102482), Basic Black (121045), Whisper White (100730)
Ink:  Basic Black (101179)
Cool Tools:  Fancy Flower Extra-Large Punch (118073), Petal Card Extra-Large Double Punch (119273), Heart to Heart Extra Large Punch (119881), Crop-A-Dile (108362)
The Perfect Touch:  Black Flourish Designer Jewels (120987), Real Red 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon (119251), Mini Library Clips (109857)

Cute christmas




  1. Thanks for sharing this awesome trick!
    I used it in my Halloween card here: And mentioned I got the trick from you!
    Love all your inspiration!

  2. Great tip! You are so smart and creative to figure out other ways to use that punch! Thanks for the Wow video.

  3. As always you are such a creative lady!!! Love the WOW tutorial with the Flower Punch. I LOVE all your cards and this is so darling!!! TFS with us!

  4. I love, love, love your one minute to WOW tutorials. Thanks for helping me make my creations even better.

    Carey Rogers
    aka Roscoe’s mommy

  5. I love this card. Very cute and great idea with the mini envelope! Thanksfor sharing!!!

  6. What a great tip! Thanks for sharing! Love all your creations.

  7. Thanks for video.You did a great job. TFS

  8. Mary, that is super cute!
    Hugs and smiles

  9. Love the video and your card is so cool!!! Love the petal card punch… awesome. I need to remember that I have that punch. lol Hugs,

  10. Mary i am new to your blog and just LOVE it thanks for all of the inspiration.

  11. thank you for sharing this, i love your cards u are a doll.

  12. Thank you for the video! That is super easy and I have that punch! Now it’s time to CASE!! 🙂

  13. Mary

    You are amazing !! Thank you soooooooo much for sharing. I learn something new everyday !!

  14. I love the positive feedback on the video. However, I want to confess that the idea for the Fancy Flower was from a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator event, not my brain. I can’t take credit for “clever” today 🙂

    Hugs, M

  15. This is really cute! Love the little envie and clip.

  16. Thanks so much for sharing. I’m off to make a bunch of these now!

  17. You are just so darn clever!

  18. Love your border and glad i have that punch to try it with!

  19. Terrific tutorial, Mary…very clever! Thanks for the great tips!

  20. I just love having other uses for the punches! I would not have thought of this one. Thanks for another great one minute tutorial!

  21. Thanks for another great tutorial video. Love this idea. You rock as always. I’m looking forward to many more tutorials from you. Thanks again for being sooo talented, Becky

  22. Such a cute card! Thank you so much for sharing your videos 🙂

  23. Another amazing video!

  24. Chris R. from Iowa

    Definitely a WOW moment! This is much more doable than all those circles. I love getting more ideas out of my punches. Thanks Mary!

  25. Sylvie Levesque

    Love, love your 1 min tutorial videos. I learn a lot with those. Thank you so much to share with us your grat idea.

  26. Mary – thank you so much for all you share with us. I have learned so much from you and use so much of it in classes I teach. THANK YOU for sharing your talents!


  27. Totally loving your 1 minute to WOW videos! Thanks so much for sharing these. I love that theyare so short but with great ideas to use some products we may already have.

  28. That IS a WOW! Thanks for sharing that awesome tip!

  29. Great tip! I’ve always punched individual circles … thank you! Also, cute card! Have a great day!

  30. So simple, but I hadn’t thought about that! Thanks, again, Mary! I, too, love your one-minute tutorials. Happy weekend!

  31. What a great tip on the Fancy Flower punch! Thanks so much for sharing that…and I really appreciate knowing that one makes a 4 in border. Love the little snowman, he’s darling! Jan Hoyt

  32. Love your 1 min videos! Thanks for the terrific border punch idea.

  33. WOW Mary….Unbelieve how simple this is. I have seen this border made with circle and fankly-I don’t have the energy to line all those circles up……HOLY COW-Now I have a simple was to do this. Thanks for sharing (again!).

  34. Great tutorial, Mary — gonna have to try making this quick and easy border this weekend, terrific tip!

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