Button Snowman and Christmas Sale Alert

Good Tuesday morning. Before I start my project I want to make sure you are aware of the Make It Merry 30% off Christmas Category Sale at Ellen Hutson.

I haven’t used buttons on my projects for a very long time but I have been intrigued for a while by the 28 Lilac Lane Embellishment Kits and Embellishment Bottles with matching buttons, sequins, pearls and seed beads and had to try a couple.   My first thought when opening the Winter Wonderland Bottle was a snowman scene.  Here’s what I came up with.

KC Lilac Lane Snowman right

I started by picking buttons with only two holes and attached little pieces of black cardstock on the back with so the holes would look like eyes and coal buttons.  Since the snowman is so little I created the scene on a small piece of kraft cardstock and layered it with the white and gingham layers.  I hand cut a little piece of ground snow with my deckle scissors and attached to the bottom of the scene. Next I attached the two fir trees with glossy accents.  The white scalloped layer was attached to the gingham card base with mounting tape.  The scene was attached to the red piece and was attached to the white layer with mounting tape.

KC Lilac Lane Snowman close center

I heated up my hot glue gun and used it to attach the two buttons to the scene.  I could have used glue dots but I wanted the buttons to be really secure.  I hand cut the tiny hat and scarf using Taylored Expressions red and white felt and attached them to the snowman with tiny dots of hot glue.  I finished by attaching sparkly sequins all around the snowman for the look of falling snow.  I know….the snowflakes are almost the size of the snowman.  LOL!

KC Lilac Lane Snowman left

Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a great day.  Don’t forget to check out the Christmas Category Sale over at Ellen Hutson.




Christmas Snowman

Good Sunday morning.  I love making snowmen on my holiday cards and I had lots of fun playing with the new Essentials by Ellen Fat Pants Stamps and coordinating Fat Pants Die Set to create my project for today’s post. I framed my scene using the My Favorite Things Pierced Oval Frames, added snowy evergreen to the scene cutting apart the Penny Black Conifer Tree  and added branch arms using the Impression Obsession Wide Tree.  The hat was embellished with ribbon and Fir Sprigs and red berries. I couldn’t resist adding a cardinal from the Cardinals set.

KC Essentials by Ellen Fat Pants 1 left

I cut the snowman head and hat from dies in the die set and cut the two larger circles from the Nesting Circles set.  I stamped the face image and bold circles on the body using Black Versafine ink and embossed with clear embossing powder.I dressed up the hat with a red ribbon, fir sprigs and berries and added red stickles for sparkle.  I attached the body and head of the snowman together with glue dots and then attached the hat with glue dots.  There is a nose image in the stamp set but I hand cut one out with my snips to add a little bit of dimension.  The ribbon scarf was attached with glue dots and the branch arms were attached to the back of the snowman using glossy accents.

KC Essentials by Ellen Fat Pants 1 center

I cut a ground snow section using my deckle scissors and attached it to the back of the frame with ATG adhesive.  I applied small pieces of mounting tape to the back of the frame and attached it to the card base.  The snowman was attached to the card base with mounting tape. I cut a couple Conifer trees apart and tucked the branches in behind the ground snow and attached with glossy accents.  I applied the Ultimate glue to the branches with an old brush and sprinkled with Flower Soft. I finished by attaching the loan red cardinal on the branch arm with a rolled glue dot.  I love the big smile on the snowman’s face and his festive hat.  Julie Ebersole creates some of the cutest images ever. 

KC Essentials by Ellen Fat Pants 1 right

Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a great day. 

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”


Christmas Tree Farm

Good Saturday afternoon.  I’m late getting started with my post today but I sure had lots of fun making this project.  This is my first chance playing with the new Essentials by Ellen Tree Farm Stamps and Tree Farm Die set. There are so many cute images to play with in this set.  I finally decided on a scene with the trees and trailer. If I had this to do over again I wouldn’t add the flower soft snow as I think it took away from the trees. But once it’s on it’s on.  LOL!

KC Essentials by Ellen Tree Farm 1 right

I stamped the trees several times and colored using my water brush and reinkers and cut out.  The trailer was stamped on grey cardstock, cut out and then I applied Rusty Hinge ink with a mini applicator to give an old rusted out appearance. I cut tiny branches off fir sprigs to create a little wreath for the door and attached the pieces with glossy accents.  I added a few sprigs to the sign and added red punched circles.  The lights were colored using a red marker and then I applied red stickles for some sparkle.

KC Essentials by Ellen Tree Farm 1 center

I cut two layers of ground snow using my deckle scissors and attached to the card base.  I tucked the back trees in behind the snow layer and attached with mounting tape.  The trailer was tucked in behind the front ground snow and attached with glossy accents.  The front trees were attached at the top with mounting tape and the bases of the tree were attached with glue dots. I used a small brush and white gesso to add falling snow in the sky area. I used the glitter glue to attached the flower soft to the tree tops and trailer roof.

KC Essentials by Ellen Tree Farm 1 left

Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”


Impression Obsession Design Team “Quick Christmas Cards” Challenge

  Good Thursday morning and welcome to the Impression Obsession “Quick Christmas Cards” challenge. During the holidays we get a little pressed for time and need to make extra cards to have on hand.  The Christmas Word Collage is a perfect die to use for quick cards or for mass producing.  I added a few pieces of Pine Sprig, Holly Flourish and a little bow to embellish but the word collage looks great all by itself.  

KC Impression Obsession Christmas Word Collage 1 right

I cut a white A2 base card and attached a red 5.25” x 4.00” piece to the base using mounting tape for a touch of dimension. I applied 1/8” double stick tape to the back of the word collage and attached it to the red layer. 

KC Impression Obsession Christmas Word Collage 1 center

Initially I wanted to add a couple sprigs of holly and a tiny bow to embellish the simple card front but I got a little carried away and added holly, pine and a multi loop bow.  If I had it to do over again I would have left all of it off.  Next time!  LOL!  With our without the pine, holly and bow this card only took a few minutes to make.

KC Impression Obsession Christmas Word Collage 1 left

Why don’t you come along and play with us. To enter the challenge go to the Impression Obsession Blog (all the details are there!). A random challenge card will be selected to showcase on the IO blog and you can enter to win a $25 gift certificate to IO just by playing! I hope you will go check out what the other IO teams members created for the challenge.

Anna Wight

Daniela Dobson

Dina Kowal

Jeanne Streiff

Jenny Gropp

Karen Amidon

Kittie Caracciolo  (that’s me)

Laura Fulcher

Vicki Garrett

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”