Thursday, 17 October 2019

Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop - Oct - Snowman

Hello Crafty Friends

Welcome to another Artisan Design Team Blog Hop. This month we spiced things up a little, with a few members of the Design Team assigned different stamp sets to showcase. I was super stoked when I saw I was given Snowman Seasons to play with. Our challenge for this months hop was to use colours outside those used in the coordinating Designer Series Paper.

The adorable Snowman Season stamp set and coordinating punch is available as a bundle, saving  10% when purchased together. In addition, there is loads of other coordinating products - DSP, Ribbon, Glimmer Paper, Embossing Folder, Snowfall Accents Puff Paint and the cutest embellishment kit.

I started by choosing a colour scheme which was difficult as I wanted Pink Snowman cards. I decided on Blushing Bride, Silver, White, Black and Flirty Flamingo.

The four cards I have to share with you today have been created using the Snowman Season Bundle along with the following items:
Tiny Keepsakes Stamp Set
Let It Snow Embellishment Kit - Diagonal Stripe
Feels Like Frost 6"x 6" Specialty DSP
Seasonal Layer Dies - Snowflake
Trio of Tags - Small Snowflake
5/8" Flax Ribbon, 5/8" Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon, 3/8" Metallic Edge Ribbon, Silver Metallic Thread
Basic Rhinestones, Noble Peacock Rhinestones, Snowflake Sequins
Blushing Bride, Whisper White, Flirty Flamingo Card
Silver Glimmer Paper & Mercury Glass Designer Acetate

I adore the simplicity of the snowman images, little colouring is required and with a few enamel embellishments he is looking ever so dashing. The "Merry Christmas" sentiment has been white heat embossed onto Black card and then fussy cut. The black and white diagonal stripes appear on all four cards and were made with one of the stamps from Tiny Keepsakes. Die cut snowflakes from White Glimmer card along with Snowflake sequins have been scattered around the Blushing Bride card front with a few Noble Peacock Rhinestones added to the middle of the die cuts.

The Feels Like Frost DSP Pack has the most stunning photographic images on one side and on the other is Silver & White patterns. I love this dotty sheet - I thought it mimicked snow perfectly. 

For the next card I have used the stamped image with coordinating punch and dressed that poor chilly Snowman up in some cute winter wollies - Flirty Flamingo Felt Hat, Scarf and Gloves. A pink wintery water colour background was created using Blushing Bride on Shimmery White card and then white heat embossed with some snowflakes. Snowflake die cuts and felt snowballs have also been added - sounds like alot but they are all subtle elements that work well together without being too busy. The sentiment for this card comes from the Tidings All Around stamp set.

The final card uses another design from the Feels Like Frost DSP. The striped DSP has been white heat embossed with the snowflake image. Rhinestone jewels have been added to the centres of a few of the heat embossed snowflakes.

Now, I could not pass up the opportunity to use this ever so cute bundle to create a few little treat packages for my daughter to gift to her friends. Filled with a Hot Choccie sachet, mini marshallows and a lil candy cane, perfect for early morning meetups at the Uni. 

Here is a close up of the Smoky Slate Treat Boxes I created

And a close up of the gusseted cellophane treat bags

That is all for me today, crafty friends. Be sure to follow the hop all the way through for loads of inspiring creations using products from the 2019 Holiday Catalogue.

Up next is my super talented friend, Jennifer Picard with her gorgeous creations. Enjoy x

Artisan Design Team Blog Hop List

Jackie Aitken


  1. Oh my word!! These are darling!!! I LOVE the fun cards you made with the DSP but your treat bags-just amazing. LOVE all your designs!!

  2. Somehow pink snowmen seem so much more fun! The cards are adorable. You're an A+ mum for the treats too!

  3. So super cute Jackie. Pink and silver is such a pretty combo for Christmas. Those lil treat packages are awesome too. Might have to whip up a few myself.

  4. Your creativity knocked it out of the box for me!!!! Thank you

  5. So fun!! Love these colors together & charming for holidays.

  6. Oh, that's adorable! These Girly little guys are so much fun! And far from what we see in the catalog. I like this mixture of silver, white and pink. I would have never thought but it's really refreshing! You're awesome Jackie!


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