If you have never made a card before, you will love these One Hour Card Class workshops! We will complete a card with a matching envelope – ready for the mail! I host card classes every Thursday, Friday and Saturday. You pick the day and the time that suits you. Message or email me for more info. I hope you will consider joining me as we learn how to get the very best from the products that we buy. You can order SU! products online and have them shipped directly to your door. Simply click on the “Shop Now” button in my banner (or I can order for you). I would be most happy to be your Canadian demonstrator.
Who would have thought you could make a snowman using the Swirly Scribble Thinlits! Pinterest people are amazing!
Marina Mist card. Sign the back.
Marina Mist panel 5-1/4” x 4”. Run through the Softly Falling embossing folder. Set aside.
To re-color ribbon, cut white Organza ribbon 8” long. Set the ribbon on the Real Red Ink Pad. Set a sponge on top and pull the ribbon to recolor it.
It continues to bleed while it is drying so don’t over do it – I pulled it through two times on each side.
Color the end you were hanging on to. Let dry at least a half hour.
The ribbon may not be Real Red when it dries so you may have to change the hat and Merry to Cherry Cobbler as I did. This is a great technique because you only need one roll of white ribbon or white Twine etc. to make any of the 48 colors in SU! Set aside.
Die cut Merry from the Expressions Thinlits or Christmas Greetings Thinlits in Cherry Cobbler 1-3/4” x 4-1/2” cardstock. Sandwich is: Magnetic platform – cutting pad - cardstock – wax paper - die with cutting blade down – cutting pad. Color with clear Wink of Stella. Set aside.
Cut Very Vanilla cardstock 5-1/4” x 3”. The smallest circle die fits inside the large circle. Die cut with the Swirly Scribble Thinlits. Sandwich is: Magnetic platform – cutting pad - cardstock – wax paper - die with cutting blade down – cutting pad.
I have marked each body part with a red mark.
Place the flat red mark on the largest piece at the bottom. The other red mark ends up on the top. Place the red marks on the middle piece just under the last swirly scribble at the top of the bottom piece. Oh boy! Does that make sense? Hopefully you can see what I am saying by looking at the picture. I like to add a touch of Tombow glue to temporarily hold these together so work on your Silicone Craft Sheet.
Touch the red mark on the head to the top of the middle piece. Again, add a touch of glue to temporarily hold these together. Set aside.
Cut a strip 1-1/2” wide of Cherry Cobbler cardstock. Punch the main hat piece using the Jolly Hat Builder punch. Run the hat through the Square Lattice embossing folder. Set aside.
Cut a scrap of vanilla cardstock ¾” wide. Stamp using the Touches of Texture stamp set and Cherry Cobbler ink.
Punch out the band and pompom with the Jolly Hat Builder punch.
Assemble hat to the snowman.
Add snowman to the panel about ½” from right side of panel and centered from top to the bottom using the Press ‘n Seal wrap technique to adhere the intricate die. Lay right side of the intricate die on Press ‘n Seal wrap. Press lightly to make the image cling. Apply Fine Tip glue pen to the die. Pick up the Press ‘n Seal wrap and transfer the snowman to the panel. Press in place. Discard Press ‘n Seal wrap. I have pictures of this technique below when applying ‘Merry’.
Place snowman on the Stampin’ Pierce Mat. Poke a hole through the snowman and panel with the Paper Piercing Tool at his neck. Set aside.
Paper Fastener Bow Tutorial
Open the prongs of your silver paper fastener and set aside. Fold ribbon in a loop around the bow maker.
Gather the ribbon in the center in your fingers.
Put the two prongs around the ribbon.
Close the prongs of the fastener back together and insert them through the hole in the snowman.
Open the fastener on back side of the panel and flatten. Adhere panel to card front.
Adjust bow as you like and trim the ends.
Use Press ‘n Seal wrap technique to adhere the intricate die. Lay right side of Merry on Press ‘n Seal wrap. Press lightly to make the image cling. Apply Fine Tip glue pen to the die.
Pick up the Press ‘n Seal wrap and transfer Merry to the card. Press in place.
Discard Press ‘n Seal wrap. No mess!!
Wrap 20” Silver Cord around the card and tie into a knot. Tie charms with the cord tails with metallic thread. Add a glue dot behind the knot. Tie remaining cord into a bow and trim.
Once I am done fiddling with everything, I add a little puddle of Tombow glue to the silver cord knot on my bow hoping that helps it from coming undone.
Remember the writing tablet? Perfect for the inside of cards. Fold a piece in half. Stamp with a phrase from the Joyful Christmas stamp set and an image if desired. Adhere to inside of the card.