Hey everyone! Happy Monday! I hope your week is off to a good start and that you had a wonderful, relaxing weekend! I know so many were watching the “Big Game” yesterday, but football isn’t really my thing. Now baseball is another story!! lol So while hubby was in watching the game, I played in my studio and finally put together my Winter Sampler. I wanted to do this right after Christmas, but just never had the time.
So here are the dimensions for my sampler:
- Base is chipboard backing from our DSP measured at 12″ x 12″
- Night of Navy cardstock 7 cut at 3 1/4″ x 3 1/4″ and 1 at 3 1/4″ x 6 3/4″
- Seaside Spray cardstock cut at 3″ x 6 1/2″
- First Frost DSP 7 cut at 3″ x 3″
Now you noticed the base description? Yep, I’m recycling!! 🙂 I just love the colors of this sampler! I knew when I first saw the First Frost Specialty DSP last fall that it was going to be the perfect choice for this sampler. I started by cutting my squares and letters out of Night of Navy cardstock. I chose the Seaside Spray cardstock and randomly stamped the snowflakes in Seaside Spray ink and glued it to the Night of Navy layer. I then added a piece of the Silver Metallic ribbon and then glued the letters on with the Multipurpose Liquid Glue. Next I glued all the DSP squared to the Night of Navy squares. I then stamped and punched out the snowman from the Snowman Season stamp set and then punched his arms from a scrap of Soft Suede and the hat from a scrap of the Let It Snow Specialty DSP. I glued him together with Mini Glue Dots and added him to a square with dimensionals. The pair of ice skates that are cut with the Detailed Skates Dies was actually on a Christmas card I received this year. (thanks Kerry!) I never got that set of dies and was sad to see them retire. So another item that was upcycled! For the umbrella square, I punch out the top of the umbrella in a scrap of the See a Silhouette DSP and the handle in Basic Black. I assembled the umbrella with a Mini Glue Dot and added it to the square with dimensionals. Then to give it a wet look, I added some of the Shimmery Crystal Effects. For the two little snowflakes, I used the snowflake punch from the To Every Season Punch Pack and punched out some Sparkle Glimmer Paper. I added them with Mini Dimensionals and then added rhinestones. I was sad to see this bundle retire as you could use for so much. I attached all squares the base with Snail Adhesive and added it to my frame.
I hope you like today’s project. It all went together pretty quickly, which is not surprising when you use such beautiful paper! The First Frost Specialty DSP will be coming back in the next Holiday Catalog as will the Snowman Punch. Have a great rest of your day and be sure to come back tomorrow for another CASE-ing Tuesday project.