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.


Happy Scenes

Happy Scenes 2


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


Snow Place Merry

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!


Lighthearted Leaves and Happy Scenes

The leaves in the Lighthearted Leaves set from Stampin’ Up! has a Zentangle and whimsical feel. Such a fun set!

What can you do with these leaves? 

  • You can color the leaves with markers or colored pencils
  • Watercolor them
  • Emboss the leaves
  • Sponge with color
  • Dampen and then crinkle the leaves
  • Stamp them and then die cut out

Just to name a few ideas!

The large maple leaf has center stage on this card.  Using Black Memento ink I stamped the leaf on Pumpkin Pie card stock and then die cut it out.  I die cut out a second leaf from Cajun Craze card stock to layer behind the stamped leaf.

I really like the die cut set that coordinates with the Lighthearted Leaves set – it is called Leaflets Framelits.

Lighthearted Happy Scenes side s

Another whimsical set is Happy Scenes and pairs very nicely with the Lighthearted Leaves set.  For this card I stamped the autumn scene twice on a piece of Very Vanilla card stock and then colored in the scene with markers.

Lighthearted and Happy Scenes

Needing some fall stamp sets to create some fun cards with?  Lighthearted Leaves and Happy Scenes are wonderful sets and are the perfect choice. 

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Wacky Watercooler Blog Hop – The September Mix Up

Welcome to The September Mix Up Wacky Watercooler Blog Hop.  As you make your rounds through the blog tour you will see fabulous projects from the Holiday and Annual Stampin’ Up! catalogs.  

Before I share my projects with you, I want to remind you this is a circular Blog Hop.  That means that wherever you begin, if you continue to go to the “next” blog on the list, you will eventually wind up right where you first started.  You will find the “next” button (and the “previous” button – if you want to go backwards) at the end of this post.  The “home” button will give you a listing of all participating blogs. 

If you have been moving forward through the hop you would have arrived here after oohing and aahing over Heidi Weaver’s projects.  I always love seeing what she has to share. 

I know you’ll enjoy seeing all the other blogs too.  Happy hopping!   

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Serene Silhouettes

I was outside earlier listening to the birds.  I find it interesting that this time of year the bird sounds are more of a chirp.  It is as they are talking about life!  During the spring the sounds are a happy song with many melodies blending and rising all around me in an expectation of new life.  I do love listening to the birds anytime of the year – it is so relaxing.  

For this first card I used the bird stamp from the Serene Silhouettes stamp set which is found in the Annual Catalog.  Can’t you image the birds talking?  

The Basic Gray piece of card stock is dry embossed using the Woodland Textured Impressions EF which is from the Holiday Catalog.

I stamped the tree from Sheltering Tree set on the Calypso Coral.  This set is also in the Annual Catalog.

Happy Scenes

Let’s shake things up a bit!  To create this shaker card I used a set from the Holiday Catalog, Happy Scenes.  The opening is cut using the large leaf die from the Leaflets Framelits Dies.

I embossed the image with Black Embossing Powder prior to water coloring the sky and ground.  When I was done water coloring I colored in the pumpkins and leaves with markers.  

My biggest challenge with this card was the beads, they kept sticking to the acetate sheet – static clean!!


Wonderland is a fabulous set found in the Holiday Catalog.  The trees stamp alone make a beautiful card or can be used with so many other stamps.  I posted a “Walk Down Memory Lane” card earlier this week using a retired set and the Wonderland set.  You can check it out here, it is the second card of the post.

I wish I could have capture the elegance of this card with my camera.

I first embossed the trees with White Embossing Powder, stamped again (offsetting a bit) with VersaMark, and then embossed with Silver Embossing Powder.  I used a Silver Foil Sheet for the layer behind the stamped image.  

Thank you for stopping by My Tanglewood Cottage.  I hope you were inspired!

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