Snow Place with Thankful Forest Friends (Stampin’ Up!)


Thanks to my wonderful husband and his silly sense of humor, this card became a double pun on words with the added word bubble “I can bearly believe it” which was computer generated.  The snowman’s hat is from the Guy Greetings stamp set rather than the one from Snow Place which just looked too big next to the bear.

I have gotten a lot of use from the trees in the Happy Scenes stamp set, and have used it often for adding backgrounds and creating winter scenes.

The light green card stock is a retired In Color, Pistachio Pudding, while the red snowflakes are made with a Martha Stewart punch.  I used the Occasions Paper Piercing Pack on the edge of the green oval.

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Hearth and Home Winter Scene, Stampin’ Up!

Hearth & Home Winter Scene, Stampin' Up! by Krista Thomas,

I would love to look out my window and see this peaceful scene which I created using the Hearth & Home Thinlits Dies and the Happy Scenes stamp set, all by Stampin’ Up!  The little fox is from the Jingle all the Way stamp set.

One of the things I love doing with the window frame is to cut it out in two colors (in this case, red & vanilla) and then trim the outside edges away on the vanilla piece.  It’s easy to do, because the framelit impresses a detailed line all the way around, making an easy cutting line. Then I just glue the two pieces together.

I used Home for Christmas DSP (Designer Series Paper) for the background and Wondrous Wreath for the wreath which is cut in half to create a swag.  One of my favorite non-Stampin’ Up! tools that I frequently use is the Jelly Roll Clear Star glitter pen and I used that to trace the edges of the wreath.  It just adds a nice touch.  I have heard that Stampin’ Up! will be offering the Wink of Stella glitter pen in the upcoming Spring “Occasions” catalog and I am jumping for joy!

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Happy Scenes / Autumn Colors

My favorite season is summer and I’m always kind of sad to say good-bye and welcome autumn in.  This year we’ve had a long HOT summer, so the cooler weather is sounding pretty good right now and I think I’m ready to welcome fall.

With the new Happy Scenes stamp set by Stampin’ Up, I was able to capture the look and feel of autumn with a sunset and the crisp leaves floating to the ground.  I imagine myself looking through the window while I’m sipping some hot spiced cider and enjoying the pumpkin patch view.  I used Prisma Colored Pencils to color the scene.  The background paper is from a retired DSP pack and the twine is also retired from Sale-a-Bration last year.

This new stamp set coordinates with the window framelit so you if you order it as a bundle, you save 15%.  Click on the Happy Scenes thumbnail picture at the end of this post and you’ll be taken straight to my store where you can purchase the bundle.


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