Thursday, February 2, 2023

Seven Cute Stampin' Up! Snowmen Form a Winter Sampler Home Decor Piece to Share with You

Last year, a small group of my customers agreed that they wanted to make several 12" x 12" Wall Samplers that would fit in a Shadow Box Frame to use as a Home Decor item. I had lots of fun designing them from retired and current products in my stamp room.

As we got further along in the year, the group asked if they could make a couple more in 2023. I said sure! So here is our Winter Sampler we made recently. I love how it turned out and the ladies were very pleased as well. 

We started with a 12" x 12" piece of Basic White cardstock.

The measurements for the six squares were Pool Party Cardstock at 3-1/4" square, and retired Let it Snow Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) 3" square. The middle section was Pool Party at 3-1/4" x 10-1/4" and the Let It Snow DSP at 3" x 10". There is a 7/8" border all the way around and the squares/rectangle are spaced approximately 1/4" apart.

The Stamp Sets used were Spirited Snowmen (from 2018 Holiday catty), Snowman Season (2019 Holiday catty), and Snow Day (very old 2010 maybe?).

The bases for the stamped snowmen were made from Thick Basic White cardstock and Real Red cardstock. Retired Layering Circles Dies were used.

The assorted Snowmen were stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Stampin' Blends Alcohol Markers. The Blends colors used were Pool Party, Pumpkin Pie, Smoky Slate, Basic Black, Old Olive, and Soft Suede. The one snowman has a red felt hat and scarf that Stampin' Up! sold but I can't remember what the product name was.

The retired Large Letter Dies used more of the Let It Snow DSP to cut the word WINTER.

The Snow Day Snowman next to the WINTER word was stamped on a piece of Pool Party cardstock using White Craft Ink and a Heat Tool to speed drying. The rest of the snowman images were stamped in Real Red Ink, Pumpkin Pie ink, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and Early Espresso ink. Then the entire snowman was fussy cut out and mounted on a White Glimmer Paper Oval cut from the Layering Ovals dies and adhered directly on the base using Stampin' Seal adhesive.

All the snowmen circle pieces and letters were raised up from the square bases using Adhesive Foam Sheets (current product) cut to the needed size.

Once all the snowmen and WINTER are adhered to the base, then it is time to die cut some snowflakes from White Glimmer Paper using the retired Snowfall Dies (2018 Holiday catty). With Tombow Multipurpose Glue, adhere the snowflakes by sliding under the snowmen and WINTER as shown in the photo above. Finish your masterpiece with Red Rhinestones and Rhinestone Jewel embellishments.

Then put your Sampler in a Shadow Box Frame and you are all set for the rest of Winter!

If you'd like to explore the Samplers we made last year, the links are below.

Grateful Wall Sampler (This link is for Nov. 5, but the rest of the posts are Nov. 2, 3, 4, 2021)

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