Thursday, October 23, 2014

A Snowman and Swirls Christmas Card

Hello Everyone!  It's Kelly Klapstein here today as a Guest Designer, and I'm excited to share a Christmas card I designed with the Holly & Swirls and Sam E Snowman die sets, as well as the Merry & Bright stamp set.

Although Sam E Snowman is actually a 'Shaker' die set, I kept his body intact so I could personalize him with a "To and From" stamp, from the Merry & Bright set.
I love ALL the sentiments in this stamp set! It will make Christmas card designing so easy.
I decided to layer the Holly & Swirls with black and green Bazzill cardstock to create a shadow effect.
Can you see the intricate cut details in the holly leaves?  These die sets are wonderful!

I really enjoyed my time here on the blog as Guest Designer, and it was a pleasure to work with these fabulous dies and stamps!
AJVD Supplies:
Holly & Swirls Die Set
Merry & Bright Stamps
Sam E Snowman Shaker Die Set

Other Supplies: Bazzill cardstock, DCWV Burlap, Tsukineko Ink, Beacon Fabri-Tac, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

You Melt My Heart Shaker Card

Thank you to Crafters Home for featuring us on their blog today!

Today I am featuring Sam E. Snowman Shaker Die.

This darling die can be used to make a shaker card as shown here or a full snowman
that you can embellish as you wish.

A Jillian Vance Design products needed:
Sam E. Snowman Shaker Die Set ~ Snowman, inner circle, hat scarf/hat band nose, holly
Basic Rectangle Backdrop Die Set ~ largest die
Polka Dot Rectangle Backdrop Die Set ~ largest die
Basic Oval Backdrop Die Set ~ largest die
Polka Dot Oval Backdrop Die Set ~ largest die
Frosty Stamp and Die Collection (sentiment and heart die cut)
Tranquil Tree Die
(snowman arms)
Vintage Frame Die Set (sentiment strip)
Simply Snowflakes Stamp Set (clear embossed for background)
Dainty Dots Background Builder Stamp

Other supplies:
WorldWin Papers
Ranger Ink Clear Embossing Ink
Ranger Ink Clear Embossing Powder
Ranger Ink Distress Spray Stain in Picket Fence
Scrapbook Adhesives
by 3L EZ Runner and 3D Foam Squares

Quick Dry Glue by 3MWant2Scrap Baby
Bling in Black (for eyes and belly buttons)

Acetate sheet

Cut a Sam E. Snowman Shaker Die  out of each:  card stock, acetate sheet and craft foam. 
Tip: I layer the card stock and craft foam and cut together for a perfect fit.
Cut hat, nose, scarf and hat band out of desired colored card stock ~ I chose the Holly for his hat (other options come with this die set)  I used the Tranquil Tree Die for the arms.

snowman shaker, by layering outer card stock, acetate sheet, craft foam die cut

Add sequins then layer backing on top of the sequin/foam sandwich.   I used a light blue paper for the back of the shaker to show off the white sequins.

                  Completed Snowman shaker              

 Create the background I used Simply Snowflakes Stamp Set  and clear embossed with Ranger Ink Embossing Ink and Clear Embossing Powder onto navy card stock cut using the largest Polka Dot Rectangle Backdrop Die, and then I used Distress Spray Stain in Picket Fence onto the Dainty Dots Background Builder Stamp, stamped onto the card stock then dried with the heat gun to give the effect of little snowflakes.

the largest 
Basic Rectangle Backdrop Die out of white and adhered the Navy
embossed/stained piece on top.

the largest 
Basic Oval Backdrop Die Set out of white and layered onto the Polka Dot Oval Backdrop Die Set out of Navy card stock, layer together and adhere. 

Oval layers onto the card base of Navy and White card stock.

the assembled Snowman Shaker onto the oval layer.

cut sentiment strip from the 
Vintage Frame Die Set, stamp sentiment from the Frosty Stamp and Die Collection  and add
heart die cut from the Frosty coordinating die.  Pop out using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Foam Squares.

And there you have a Darling Snowman Shaker card!

Thanks for joining us today!  
Head over the the Crafters Home Blog to enter the drawing for a Sam E. Snowman Die Set!

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Tea Light Snowman - 3 versions

Hi, Lisa here today with 
Three versions of a tea light snowman using the Sam E. Snowman Shaker Die Set.
Now for a little tutorial showing you how to make three different tea light snowmen. 
For an orange nose, I colored the bulb with a Copic Marker (YR04).
To protect the base, I took a scrap piece of copy paper, cut a small slit with scissors and slipped it over the bulb. I colored it once, let it dry then colored again. You can use a darker color or repeat these steps til its the shade you like.

Set your tea light (s) vertical with the battery at the bottom and let it settle where it sits still.
Make note of the spot, I used a piece of washi tape so I know where the bottom will be.

Arrange you face using the dots from the Sam E. Snowman dies.
I adhered them using Glossy Accents.

Version one. 
Aren't they cute?  You can use them just like this vertically or hozontally.  How cute would they be on your holiday table!

I cut out one hat, two long pieces, one from designer paper and one from heavy cardstock.
I adhered them all together.  Then popped up the bottom of the hat with dimensionals.

Version Two. 
 Here is how you can sit them up and enjoy them.
Here is what they look like lit up.  
Now to make them into an ornament. 
I put a strip of score tape around the entire outside edge then put a piece of silver cord to hang the ornament with at the top then I will make a bow over it then tie the cord hanger.
Version Three.
Doesn't he make a great ornament?

Sam E. Snowman Shaker Die Set
Sam E. Snowman Shaker Die Set