Saturday, August 18, 2018

Snowman Teapot

Hello Blogger Friends. Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit with the Charmed Life Blog today.
I am out in San Francisco taking care of my precious granddaughter while my son and daughter-in-law have a little r & r before school starts again. It's been a good time and tomorrow they return home.
I will stay a couple of more days because my daughter-in-law has teacher in service days next week. Phoenix Daisy doesn't want me to leave but my hubby isn't here and I miss him. She loves all the attention and play time I give her. 
I got up early to write this blog post because once she gets up it's breakfast and then the 6 baby dolls will come out and our adventures for the day will begin. That will continue until bed time tonight. She is wearing this Grandma out (lol)!!!

For my card today, I am using the Teapot Snowman die. I am presenting it as a Christmas card, but it could also work for a Christmas thank you note, a winter birthday or as a get well card. So let's get started on some details of how I created my card.

Step 1: This week I started my card with the card colors. I used the colors for the Splitcoaststampers Color Challenge #700 which are sweet sugarplum, mint macaron and chocolate chip. I thought they were perfect colors for this cute little guy peeking out of a teapot.
sweet sugarplum, choc chip, mint macaron

 Mint Macaron Card Base: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
White Layering Panel: 4 1/8" x 5 3/8"
Mint Macaron Striped Layer: 3 7/8" x 5 1/8"
Step 2: Cut the snowman and teapot in the challenge colors. Used a darker green for the holly, for the berries, candy cane and heart I used a cherry red.
I used the largest nested stitched eyelet oval and the 2nd largest from the oval set die to cut the panels for the image. I used sweet sugarplum although in this photo it looks just a bit darker than the true color. Sometimes our cameras just don't cooperate fully (lol).
Step 3: All the elements are cut and ready for card assembly. I started with the patterned paper panel since I am using ribbon on my card.  The ribbon is also the mint macaron shade.  
Stamped my sentiment in chocolate chip ink. I used my MISTI because it's a clear stamp and sometimes you don't get a good image with one stamping. Today though, one stamping worked fine.
I attached the image to the oval panels using dimensional adhesive. I always like the look when the image is just slightly lifted. It just gives nice dimension to your work.
To complete my card, I decided to add a small bow and I scattered some sweet sugarplum enamel dots.

Well, that's my card for today. So until next time...…..God bless.
dies I used to create card:
I am also entering:
1. .C.R.A.F.T. has a Christmas challenge.
2.  Christmas at Sweet Stampin' has an anything goes challenge.
3.  Merry Little Christmas challenge #1 has an anything goes.


  1. OMG Mary ... this is so adorable! Thanks so much for playing in our Merry Little Christmas Challenge! Good Luck and I look forward to seeing you again next month!

    Merry Little Christmas DT
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

  2. Super cute Christmas scene. Not sure that snowman will last long in a teapot though! Hope it's an 'ice' tea, LOL. Thanks so much for sharing your gorgeous creation with us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin', I LOVE what you did for it. Hugs, Wends xoxo CaSS DT

  3. You have used a lovely selection of diecuts to create your beautiful card. Fabulous layout and I love the colour combo!
    Thanks for joining us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'

  4. Your card is adorable! I love the colors you chose too. Thanks for joining us at Merry Little Christmas challenges

  5. Absolutely darling!! I love all the die-cuts; great card! Thanks for joining us over at The Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog!

  6. Great colour choice and fab card.
    Thanks for joining us at CRAFT.
    Hugs Sheryl

  7. Very many thanks for sharing at Christmas at Sweet Stampin and good luck with the challenge. Judy x DTLovely!



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