Hello friends! I have a special project to share today that I made for a Christmas gift. I wanted the recipient to be able to enjoy it all winter long, though, so I went with a snowy/winter theme. Each little card in my frame is ATC size (2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches) and I used lots of my favorite Sweet ‘n Sassy stamps and dies.
I also made this for our Challenge Chicks Challenge…this month Anna wants us to create winter scenes!
I wanted to be able to switch out the ATC’s for each season/holiday or whatever theme I want…so they were attached in the frame with Removable Glue Dots. I found these to work perfectly for the right amount of adhesion needed, yet still be able to be easily removed.
Here’s some close-ups of each ATC. For the first one I made a rosette with my Scor-Pal and centered it onto a Sweet ‘n Sassy Large Snowflake diecut. The “brrr” is from my Snowman Soup stamp set and the background was embossed with the Cuttlebug Kars Snowflake embossing folder.
The second one has some stamped skating friends from the SNSS Winter Silhouettes stamp set, with one popped up for dimension. There’s a few tiny snowflakes from my Snowy Hello stamp set lightly added to the top. The edges of this one were stitched on my sewing machine.
The mittens were made with a SU! punch and the white tiny clothespins came from Michael’s. They were attached with 1/8″ Scor-Tape. Crochet thread was perfect for the string.
The Let it Snow words are a Sizzix die and I faintly stamped snowflakes in the background from the Spectacular Snowflakes.
On the left, below, I used one of the Bookmarks & More dies to create a tag. The heart was cut from the Heart dies and the tiny snowflakes and words are from my Snowy Hello set. The snowflake charm is SU!
On the right the background was embossed with the Sizzix Snowflakes #3 folder. 3 circles were punched and popped for dimension. The snowman’s face, hat and scarf are from the Warm Hello stamps.
The tree, deer, and bird, below are from Forest Silhouettes dies. On the right, I lightly stamped the Music Background. More Snowy Hello flakes were stamped (this time in green) and the bird from Peace of God was popped up.
The Hillside Edges dies made a cute snowy scene and the words from Winter Silhouettes went with it perfectly. Then I stamped the sleigh ride image from one of my fave Christmas sets, Old Fashioned Christmas. The top border was punched with the Martha Stewart Icicles punch.
The words and snowy fella below, drinking hot cocoa, is from my Snowman Soup set. The mug, scarf, and mittens were paper pieced. Then I applied a Puffy Velvet Fabric marker (like Liquid Applique) to the marshmallows and heat them with a heat tool to puff them up.
The skates are a Sizzix Movers & Shapers die. The blades were heat embossed with silver e.p. and the Martha Stewart branch punch, along with a tiny jingle bell, finished them off. You can’t see in the pic but the skates were painted with Picket Fence Crackle Paint.
Lots of glitter and bling were added to each one to make this frame sparkle! My ATC memory tray was purchased at Hobby Lobby.
Please join us and create a card with a winter scene… then share it on our Facebook page! Also, you can upload it to the Splitcoast gallery…and use the keyword CHXJAN15. Now be sure to click on the links below to check out what the other Chicks created!
stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Snowman Soup, Winter Silhouettes, Old Fashioned Christmas, Warm Hello, Peace of God, Music Background, Snowy Hello, and Spectacular Snowflakes;
paper- white, SU! Soft Sky, Certainly Celery, and Always Artichoke, SU! Wintergreen dsp;
ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black, Versamark, SU! Soft Sky and Always Artichoke;
accessories- Sweet ‘n Sassy dies (Large Snowflakes, Forest Silhouettes, Hillside Edges, Bookmarks & More, and Hearts), Scor-Pal, Scor-Tape, Cuttlebug Kars Snowflakes emb. folder, circle punches, hot glue gun, tracing wheel, sewing machine, Stickles, rhinestones, foam dots, Wink of Stella clear, Cuttlebug Snowflakes #2 die, Martha Stewart Icicles punch, SU! Square Lattice emb. folder, SU! mitten punch, SU! snowflake charm, Copic markers, Sizzix Snowflakes #3 emb. folder, ribbon, crochet thread, mini clothespins, Sizzix Let it Snow #2, Sizzix Movers & Shapers ice skate die, Puffy Velvet Fabric marker, Ranger Picket Fence Crackle Paint, silver embossing powder, tiny jingle bell, Martha Stewart branch punch.
Here are the Sweet ‘n Sassy products that I used…