When getting ready to whip up a stack of Christmas cards using the Snowman Builder Punch spending a few extra minutes lining up the stamps onto a block so that they can all be cut with a single punch is a huge time saver.
First punch out the snowman pieces from a piece of scrap paper, then use the paper with the snowman holes to line up the stamps onto a block. Remember that the hat needs to be on the left side and use a piece of Scotch tape to hold the arms in place if needed. Ink the stamps up and test punch to see if everything is aligned. Readjust as needed. Once everything is lined up, go to town stamping! Color the hat and nose first before doing the punching. For a visual watch my Snowman Builder Punch Tip Video.
I was able to create a whole bunch of snowman cards in a short time. Of course, I get bored making the same card over and over, so I switched them up a bit. I combined them with the Merriest Frames Hybrid Embossing Folder.
The embossing is done on a 4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of Basic White. The Merriest Frames Hybrid Embossing Folder comes in a pack with matching dies. The dies include the stitched rectangle that the Whimsy and Wonder pink snowflake paper is cut from. I love the little Iridescent Snowflakes! They come in a pack with 2 different colors, one sheet has a blue tint and the other has a pink tint.
This snowman has a piece of the Tidings of Christmas designer paper behind him. Can you see the difference in these Iridescent Snowflakes? They are the blue tinted ones.
All of the insides of the cards were done with the same juggling snowman and scrap strips of designer paper to match the ones on the card front.
This card uses a piece of the Gingerbread and Peppermint designer paper in the background instead of the embossed layer. Rather than embossing the white floral layer is die cut with the detailed die from the Merriest Frames Dies. For this card, some Matt Black Dots were added instead of the snowflakes.
Product List – Click on the links below to purchase the products to create these cards.