Sharing Fresh Styles & Smiles for Cardmaking

Make it Merry!


11/24/20232 min read

Let’s Get Started:

Card Base: 5.5 x 8.5, scored and folded at 4.25

Snowman: 5.5 x 3

Card Face: 5.5 x 4.25

Top Layer 5.5 x 4.25

Card Face:

  • I put the cardstock into an embossing folder featuring whimsical evergreens, and ran it through the Big Shot.

  • I used a 4” brayer to pick up dark green ink and rolled it over the embossed surface: the brayer made contact with the raised part of the image, giving a two toned effect to the card front.


  • I fussy cut around the snowman, which I had already coloured and set aside for future use.

  • After experimenting a bit on where to place the snowman I glued him down over the embossed layer. When this was dry I trimmed the left-hand side of the snowman layer down to match the embossed layer.

  • Taking the piece of cardstock that would become the top layer, I used a circular die to cut an opening that would allow him to peek out, and also allow the trees to show in the background.

  • I pulled the two silver die-cut words out of my Ready To Go binder ***.

  • I die-cut two more of both words out of scrap paper, glued them together and then added the silver die cuts on top.

  • I used a punch to create three tiny snowflakes.

*** For more information on the Ready to Go Binder and how I use it, see that title under Techniques in the header.


  • I glued the embossed layer to the card base.

  • I glued the top layer in place, creating the peek-through effect.

  • I added glue to the back of both words, blotting them on scrap paper to remove any excess before putting them in place as shown. (Blotting them prevents glue from seeping out onto the card face, while still leaving enough to stick them down securely.)

  • I glued the three snowflakes in place, adding a very tiny pearl to the center of each.

  • I added a clear iridescent gem over the “I” of Winter.

Final thoughts:

I love this little snowman from Unity Stamps and was really happy to incorporate him into a card. The circular opening is off-center on this card, which might be a no-no for some, but I think it suits the whimsical feeling of the card.

Supplies: (and links where possible)

I have listed which products I have used, and where they may be purchased. It's a huge marketplace and in most instances, there are multiple sources and many alternatives to choose from.

Stamps: Cozy Greetings, Unity Stamps


Sentiment: Sizzix, Amazon

Circle: Infinity Dies Hero Arts,

Embossing Folder , Stampin’ Up! (retired)

Snowflake Punch, Michaels

Ink: Stampin’ Up!

Memento Ink: Stampin’ Up!

Alcohol Markers

Stampin’ Blends, Stampin’ Up!

Copics, Michaels

Adhesive: Tombow Aqua, Michaels

Card Base: Accent 100 lb., Amazon

Card Face: Accent 80 lb., Amazon