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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Snowman Soup

Hello friends!  Welcome to Day 6 and the last hop for 
Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps September Release!  If you love snowmen, you will love this adorable set designed by Diane Zechman. The images are perfect for making cards and gifts that warm the heart.
Today's feature is:
  • Stamp set includes 7 images and 8 sentiments
  • Set measures approximately 6" x 4"
  • The large snowman image measures approximately 2" x 2 1/2"
  • Designed by Diane Zechman
  • Stamp set - $15


Here is my sample for Snowman Soup using the

Mug Template available at SNSS:



Creative Nugget: The Mug template was downloaded, traced on a top-folded card base, and cut.  The snowflakes from the Snowflake Flourish stamp set were white embossed on the Solar Crest card front.  Summer Sky, Danube Blue, and Nautical Blue inks were sponged over the snowflakes.  The snowman image was stamped, colored with Copic Markers, and cut with a Classic Circle Nestie.  I discovered that the little mug image fit perfectly in the hands of the snowman...how cool is that!  The mittens were stamped again, colored, cut out, and popped up on the mug for some dimension.  Paper embossed with Swiss Dots was torn to fit on the bottom of the mug to look like snow.  Swirls were embossed on the whipped cream and a little tag attached with seam binding to finish the card.  This card along with a jar of cocoa mix would make a lovely gift at Christmas...don't you think?

Check out more fabulous samples made by the talented Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps DT in the thumbnails below.

Be sure to leave a comment on each of the blogs along your journey because we're giving away (6) $15 store credits (1 winner will be chosen from each of the 6 blog hops).  The deadline to comment for a chance to win is Friday, September 13th at midnight EST.  The list of winners will be announced on our website homepage by Monday, September 16th.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Enjoy this last hop for this month!

Hugs,
Cathymac

23 comments:

Janette said...

Cathy, this is absolutely fabulous!!! I love it- the coloring, the way you changed the mug, the bg- well pretty much everything :)!

Gregsgirl's crafty corner said...

oh I love a shaped card, how perfect is this!

merrymstamper said...

This is simply adorable!!! Love the whipped topping on the mug!

time for lattes and cocoa! :)

Dawn Barrett said...

oooh, I love the shaped card! what fun...adn the embossing...great!

Janeen said...

oh for cuteness! adorable

Susie said...

Cathy, this mug of snowman soup is awesome! I love all the elements. And I really like the addition to lavender in your coloring. And that little snowman on the mug being held by the larger snowman - *sigh* It's sooo cute : ) And yes, I think this card with a jar of cocoa mix would be a perfect gift from heart and hand to another ~ a sweet, sweet offering. Thank you for sharing this adorable card (love that mug template!)

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fabulous card Cathy. Love the shape, the sponging with the heat embossed snowflakes... the blue hues are just perfect.

Julie S. said...

Very cute card, those blues are so pretty!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Very cleaver.... a snowman on a cup card. I so love it.

Scrappin' Diva said...

What a cute mug card!

Mary-Anne V said...

Very cute card...love the sponging.

Laurie said...

Saw this on SCS and love it so much!! Fun and fabulous card!

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Wow! What a work of art Cathy! I do love how the little mug fits into the snowman's mittened hands-great discovery! Your work on the mug is wonderful; love the embossed flakes and sponging, and the whipped cream is so clever!

Heather said...

Using the mug card template for this card was pure genius!! Love how you used the embossing folder to create swirls in the "whipped cream".

Indy said...

EEK...Cathy this is dang cute and clever! LOVE it!

Sue D said...

So cute and I like that the little mug fits.

Jennifer Garvin said...

Adorable project

craftymom205 said...

Cute card.

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Pati said...

Love this!! Wonderful coloring, sponging , embossing, combining the snowmen mugs, everything!

Elena said...

Absolutely amazing!

Victoria H. said...

Soooo adorable is what your card is!!! I so love the shape of your card and all the gorgeous details you added...snow flakes, swirls, inking, and so much more!

Conniecrafter said...

love the shape card, such pretty coloring and love your embossed snowflakes, the shades of blue on the background is awesome!

diane (cookiestamper) said...

Cathy, you were so clever with the little mug, my friend! This is fabulous! ♥