Oh, What Fun Happy Scenes makes with White Christmas

While for some the holidays might mean quite a bit of traveling I am blessed to have my family come to me. Although I do worry about the weather and pray for their safety I am a bit jealous of the scenery they get to see. When two of my grand daughters were younger they had about a three and a half hour drive over the mountain to come see me. They were always excited to see the snow covered trees, fresh untouched powder, and views of icy valleys. This next card showcases a similar setting of a family heading through the snow after cutting down their Christmas tree.  The stamps used were “White Christmas”,”Happy Scenes”,and “Oh, What Fun”.


Happy Scenes 3The trees are embossed with clear embossing powder.
The clear embossing really makes the trees “pop”.

Happy Scenes 4This fold is the Fun Fold Pop Out Card.
It is one of my favorite folds for smaller images.
Don’t just love how the stamp sets White Christmas and Happy Scene look together?


Here is a second version of this card.  This one is sponged with Soft Sky around the Whisper White edges.


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Before you go I want to wish you a Merry Christmas and this little penguin just says it all!


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To create this card:

  • Stamp the penguin from Snow Place onto Whisper White card stock using black ink. Color the penguin’s beak and feet using a Daffodil Delight marker.  Die cut the image using the Snow Friends Framelits Dies.
  • Gently rub your embossing budding over the Bermuda Bay card stock.  Stamp the scarf and hat onto Bermuda Bay card stock using VersaMark ink.  Sprinkle Cherry Cobbler embossing powder over the images and heat set.  Die cut the image using the Snow Friends Framelits Dies.
  • Assemble the penguin.
  • Gently rub your embossing budding over the Whisper White card stock.
  • After die cutting the “merry” from the Christmas Greetings Thinlits Dies place it on the Whisper White card stock to determine where you want to stamp the word Christmas.
  • Stamp “Christmas” using VersaMark ink then sprinkle Cherry Cobbler Embossing Powder over the word Christmas.  Heat set.
  • Stamp the large snowflake from the stamp set Oh, What Fun using VersaMark ink on the Whisper White card stock.  Sprinkle White embossing power over image and heat set.
  • Randomly stamp the snowflake images from Snow Place on the Whisper White card stock using VersaMark ink.  Sprinkle White embossing power over images and heat set.
  • Randomly stamp the tiny stars and dots from Oh, What Fun on the Whisper White card stock using VersaMark ink.  Sprinkle Silver embossing power over images and heat set.
  • Randomly sponge Pool Party ink over the Whisper White card stock.
  • Adhere the penguin and the word merry to the Whisper White card stock.
  • Attach the Whisper White card stock to the Pool Party card base.

Until next time,  happy stamping!


Christmas Cuties Can Be Christmas Blessings

I’m so excited for the holidays. For my husband and I it means our kids coming home for a couple days, and with the kids comes grand kids. Having them home is only one of the blessings I receive during the holiday season, but it is definitely one of my favorites. One of my grandsons has blonde hair paired with the cutest little round face. Now mind you he is a little boy so he does have bouts of mischief within him but he is a sweet little thing, and he loves to come see grandma, papa, and the puppies.

The angel on this next card has the same little flips to its hair as my grandson’s and paired with the quote “Christmas Blessings”, it fits him to a T, so I thought I’d share a little angelic blessings with my lovely readers.


My Tanglewood Cottage Christmas Cuties

How did I create the halo?

To create the halo I stamped the halo portion of the stamp image onto vellum paper with VersaMark, sprinkled it with gold embossing power, heat set it, and then cut it out. A thin layer of liquid adhesive was placed behind the gold embossed area to adhere it to the silver dolly. The angle wings were outlined with a VersaMark pen and also gold embossed.

This card is very quick and easy to make.  I hope you were inspired to make one yourself!

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All Ye Faithful Flip Card

Since it’s nearing Christmas time, and the main theme throughout my cards lately has been the holidays, I thought it would be good to do a card with a nativity scene as the focus and the stamp set All Ye Faithful was perfect to meet my needs.

As I was working away on the card the old classic Christmas carol, Come All Ye Faithful, was stuck in my head. I couldn’t help but hum “Oh come let us adore him, oh come let us adore him, oh come let us adore him Christ the Lord.” It’s in these small moments that I’m reminded of the reason for the season, which is Christ. Too often I can be distracted by the glitz and the glamour of the season and forget to put the focus on Jesus, but even so I know Christmas is a time to give thanks for the greatest gift given by God to us. It’s just perfect seeing how all these things worked together since the name of the stamp set is All Ye Faithful!


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Flip Card Fold

The card fold is created using the Circle Card Thinlits. I extended the length of the card by cutting the card stock about 1/8” smaller than the inside of the card base die so I could slide the card stock in and then extra length over the back cutting edge. By placing the card stock over the back cutting edge your card stock will be scored for your fold.  My card stock piece measured 8 ½” x 5 5/16”. I love the way this die cuts and scores your card stock making an easy flip card.

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I only colored in the nativity scene because I wanted it to stand out from the rest of the images. I sponged around the circle to make the nativity scene even “pop” out more.


The card half way opened.

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The card fully opened.


Since I decided to have the card in the landscape direction
the card folds down rather than folding out.


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Snow Place Fun Fold Pop Out Card

Snow Place – “Mr. Penguin”

Penguins surely are strange creatures with their plump little bodies, and flightless wings. Their little feet pattering across the snow and playing among the powder surely must be a sight to see. Now my chances of seeing one are slim outside zoos and the internet, so I don’t know too much about them, but with the holiday season rapidly approaching I can’t help but get curious. So I did a little googling and found a couple of facts about our feathered friends. Did you know that their black and white coloring is actually camouflage? In the deep dark parts of the ocean from above their black backs blend in while from underneath their white tummies match the sky. Also contrary to popular belief they do not live in the North pole. They live in the South pole because there they have no land predators. They are pretty neat little creatures,and so of course I had to make a winter card with one. The stamp set used is Stampin’ Up set Snow Place which is just a perfect name for a set containing our icy little friends.


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I normally don’t like to CASE too many cards, but I found a cute fun fold pop out card designed by Tami White.  Since she used this cute little penguin on her card I just had to CASE her card.  I did add my one style to this card however.  Thanks for sharing Tami, and for the inspiration!


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To create the igloo I cut out a circle then placed the circle in the Brick Wall Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and ran it through the Big Shot.  I then used the Large Oval punch to create the door to the igloo.  To add some depth to the igloo I lightly sponged it with Pool Party ink.


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The snow on the black panel was created with a stamp from Gorgeous Grunge using VersaMark ink on the Basic Black panel, then covered the stamped image with White Embossing Powder and heat set it.

I will definitely be using this fun fold more.  What I love about this card is it is quick and simple to make.  And did I say fun?

Here are PDF instructions I created for this card:   Pop Out Card Fold

Until next time have fun creating your own fun fold pop out card – inky fingers to you!

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