Welcome to the November Pals Hop! This month, we’re featuring Winter, Christmas, and Hanukkah inspired cards and projects! Enjoy the hop and the amazing creations that the Pals have come up with.
You’ve likely hopped over from Sandie Conner at Pretty Provisions; I’m stop number 16 on the Pals Hop and I’m glad you hopped in! I’ll help you “hop along” from blog to blog where you’ll many inspirational paper projects from the Stampin’ Pretty Pals! Should you hop off course, simply click on any of the links in the Pals Hop Line-up below and you’ll be back on track!
My project has combined two different card types: a step card and a telescoping card. The telescoping card is the perfect way to get a tall snowman to fit in a normal envelope. Here he is opened up, in all his snowy glory:
I slightly altered the “standard” cuts for the step card so that the entire center column would be hidden when the snowman was opened.
Here’s Mr. Snowman all folded up and ready to be put in an envelope:
I think he still makes a nice presentation even when he’s folded up.
Here’s a closeup of some of the details:
- The body of the snowmade was made with the Circle Scissor Plus and Glass Mat, and then covered with VersaMark and heat embossed with Iridescent Ice Emboss Powder
- The Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding was stamped with the Good Grid and Whisper White Craft Ink, and then the ends were frayed
- The hat was made by cropping Basic Black cardstock with the Word Window and 1-1/4″ Square Punch. The holly accent is a partial image from one of the stamps in the Bells & Boughs stamp set, colored with Always Artichoke, Garden Green and Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Write Markers. The berries also had a dab of Crystal Effects added to them.
- The stick arms are a stamp from Out on a Limb stamp set. The image was stamped with VersaMark onto Chocolate Chip cardstock and then attached with brown brads from Neutrals Brads
- The background snow puffs were made with the 2-3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch, trimmed to fit, and then covered with Mica Flakes
- The eyes and mouth were made with black brads from Neutrals Brads
- The buttons are Black Glimmer Brads
- The snow in the ‘sky’ was made with a White Gel Pen, All Purpose Adhesive and Dazzling Diamonds Glitter on Bashful Blue cardstock
- The carrot nose was free-hand with Pumpkin Pie and Sahara Sand Stampin’ Write Markers
- The sentiment is from Snow Much Fun, stamped with Basic Black Ink, and cropped with the Modern Label Punch, and then outlined with a Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Write Marker
Hop along for more inspiring ideas from Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts, stop number 17 on the November Pals Hop!
I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and that you’ve been inspired by it. Will you try it? Please leave a comment below!
Thanks for “hopping” by!
- Nina Dee at Deesigns by Nina Dee
- Julie Trevett-Smith at The Stampin’ Affair!
- Maxine Conrad at Stamp to the MAX!
- Jessica Ying at YoYoStamping Studio
- Mike Funke at Stampin-Style
- Jennifer Takacs at My Stampin Blog
- Nancy Gleason at My Stampin’ Space
- Nicole Watt at Impressions By Nicole
- Mikki Sarkisyan at Mikki’s Creative Corner
- Kylie Nicolosi at Kylie’s Crafty Corner
- Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
- Barb Furlong at The Love of Stamping
- Ann Schach at The Stampin’ Schach
- Linda Fisher at Linda’s Stamin Loft
- Sandie Conner at Pretty Provisions
- Cindy Hall at Pretty Impact
- Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts
- Angie Blake at Angie’s Musings
- Kris Kilcoyne at Kween Bee Kreations
- Camila McManus at OBX Scrapbook
- Leah O’Brien at Leah’s Stampin’ Corner