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Make Your Own Snow Globe

Make Your Own Snow Globe

Snow globes are so beautiful and I especially love them this time of year.

I’ve had this idea running through my head for quite some time.

It’s an idea I had written down in my notes however I needed time to put it in place.

Can you relate?

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Mountain Adventure Snow Globe

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One of my favorite stamp sets is the Jar of Love and the coordinating framelits called Everyday Jars.  This stamp set and framelits have AMAZING possibilities.

See how to create all types of snow globes and fun images to go inside your globe.


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The Mountain Adventures stamp set has the perfect small images to create a snow globe.

Check out this fun color combination!!

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Tips & Tricks To Create a Snow Globe

  • The Stitched Shapes Framelits Circle die cut was used for the base of Snow Globe.  The circle was die cut using Watercolor Paper.
  • Create a watercolor wash using Sweet Sugarplum ink over the entire circle.  Let dry.
  • Stamp cabin image onto circle using Soft Suede ink. Stamp snow using Sweet Sugarplum ink.
  • Using Sweet Sugarplum ink, stamp two trees onto Whisper White cardstock, fussy cut using Paper Snips.
  • Stamp Jar Lid from the Jar of Love stamp set and Soft Suede ink.  Die cut using Everyday Jars Framelits.
  • Card base measures 4-1/4″ x 11 using Whisper White Thick cardstock.  Layer with Sweet Sugarplum cardstock (4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″).
  • Cut Watercolor Paper to 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Watercolor over middle section of paper using Smoky Slate ink.  Once dry, stamp snow using Sweet Sugarplum.
  • Add a small piece of a doily under the circle for the snow globe you created.  Attach the jar lid to the bottom of the circle using Snail adhesive.  Attach trees using Mini Glue Dots.
  • Wrap Silver Thread in palm several times and lay onto Watercolor Paper, secure using a Mini Glue Dot.  Attach Snow Globe to card front using dimensionals.  Add Enamel Dots from In Colors and Silver Enamel Dots to accent the card.

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Lastly, stamp the greeting from the Holly Jolly Greetings stamp set onto Sweet Sugarplum cardstock and create a banner.


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The Possibilities Are Endless… 

Honestly, the possibilities for what you can put inside the snow globe are abundant. Especially with the gorgeous stamp selection we have.  Take note of smaller images you have on hand to create all types of snow globes. Gather a list after looking through your stamp collection and start creating those snow globes.


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Enjoy this week and let’s remember all of our blessings.  Even better, let’s tell others why they are a blessing to us.


Color Challenge- TGIF #32

Color Challenge- TGIF #32

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Happy TGIF friends. Happy Color Challenge day!


It’s a GREAT day for a fun new challenge from the TGIF blog.  Yay! Yay!  This one is awesome and my kind of Christmas colors.  These remind me of a very vintage Christmas.  Pool Party and Real Red… what do you think? I’m pretty sure it’s one of the reasons I fell in love with the Home for Christmas Designer Series Paper this year as well.


For this challenge I decided to bring out one of my favorite sets- Snow Place.  A set that can make you feel like a kid again because you can dress up these great snowmen.  Also, you will see a helpful picture tutorial below when creating this card using the Little Letter Framelits making this card easy to create.


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The Little Letters Thinlits are perfection when it comes to using them on cards or smaller projects.  Each letter is only 3/4″ high and the framelits come with all of the letters.

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Behind the letters you will notice a piece of Typeset Designer Series Paper that is the same size as the Whisper White cardstock and sponged with Pool Party ink.  The snowflake from the Holly Jolly Greetings stamp set was White Embossed onto the Typeset Designer Series Paper.  I love how you can see the snowflake peeking through the letters.  Especially with Mr. Dapper Dan Snowman sitting next to it.



Quick Tips & Tricks

When I started creating this card one of the hardest things was getting the letters lined up each time onto the Big Shot and the letters not moving around.  Just so happened I had Washi Tape sitting right next to my Big Shot.



Once I lined up each of the letters I placed a strip of Washi Tape across the letters to keep them in place.  Occasionally you will notice when using the Magnetic Plate for your Big Shot that the Framelits might shift upon placing them down.  This happens over time and usage.  By taping the letters together you will decrease the chances of any shifting.



Why Washi Tape? It’s very forgiving. You can peel the Washi Tape up and your cardstock will not tear.  Please note, I first tried this technique using the Thick Whisper White cardstock.  This cardstock is not as smooth as our regular Whisper White.  The Washi Tape was not as forgiving with the Thick Whisper White cardstock.



See photos below:

Washi Tape Technique


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By placing the Real Red cardstock behind the letters diagonally it made the word SNOW stand out even more.


I may not be seeing snow here in Florida however I’m lucky I get to play with the Snow Place stamp set and make my own snow using the Little Letter Framelits.

Now… are you up for this weeks color challenge? See what the other TGIF designers have created.  Click HERE to see their projects and participate in this weeks challenge.

Snow Place Kits Available!

Looking for Quick Cards using the Snow Place Stamp set? I have 4 kits available for purchase from my November Stamps in the mail. This kit includes:

  • Materials to create 8 cards using the Snow Place stamp set.
  • 9 Page PDF with high quality photos and 8 video tutorials showing you how to create each card. Click HERE to see a peek of the cards and others I’ve created using this set.
  • Snow Place stamp set & Snow Friends Framelits Dies

Kit is $65.00

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Awesome in October!


It’s here! October 1st has arrived and it’s going to be AWESOME.

Ya’ll, that’s the way I have to think. Although things around me might say differently, I’m going into this new month with an attitude of AWESOMENESS!

Have you ever noticed when things are not going the way you would like but you continue to press on and face things with a positive light all things seem to flow better.

I’ve put my positive pants on and plan to sport them this month. Here is one of the reasons I had to put my positive pants on…


If you remember we recently adopted Tanner, a Foxhound pup. Well, he’s almost a year old now and he’s a pretty lucky pup.

Lucky Dogs
Honestly, his name should have been Lucky.  Lucky to be alive right now.  Remember, he is the pup that had the snake bite.

Well, dear Tanner was teething and enjoyed our antique couch to soothe his gums…

Oh No!

Our antique fainting couch will be getting a makeover thanks to Tanner.  Yes, he chewed the ENTIRE backing off the couch.  Not kidding.  Luckily for him I have my positive pants on otherwise he might be in bigger trouble.

I love my dogs.

I love my dogs.

I love my dogs.

All better. Bring on October!

In other news….

Snow Place Stamp Set


Snow Place Stamp set, Stampin' Up!


While I’m not at all thrilled with winter around the corner, I can enjoy this adorable stamp set Snow Place and get my snow fix.  To make the “snow hills” I used an Oval Framelit and trimmed off the excess that was not needed once mounted onto the Whisper White Embossed Trees.

Snow Place Stamp set, Stampin' Up!


I had Mr. Penguin stand on a piece of Ice… Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper that is.  Worked perfectly for the look I was trying to achieve.

Snow Place Stamp set, Stampin' Up!


Tips & Tricks

I’m sure I’ve mentioned this before but I’m a huge fan of doubling my Bakers Twine to wrap and tie bows.  The reason I do this, because it’s MUCH easier to tie.  The bow lies flat and doesn’t curl.  Give it a try and tell me what you think.  


Hopefully we all slip on our positive pants and make October AWESOME!   Are you with me?

Hot News

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I announced Tuesday a BRAND new Stamps in the Mail for October.  I am very excited about this months stamp set choice.  It’s going to be another great stamp set to work with.  Click HERE to register for this month.


Local to the Pensacola, Florida area? I have started teaching classes again and I’m excited.  Last month we had a blast making handmade Christmas cards and we are doing the same again.  I have two classes to choose from in October AND I’ll be adding another one today.  WHOA.  Pinch me.  You can check out the class schedule HERE and register.

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Flurry of Wishes

Flurry of Wishes

Yes, I’m dreaming of many wishes… but surely not a FLURRY of wishes here in Florida.  That’s why we moved here to Pensacola, to get away from all that crazy cold weather.  It’s doubtful I will ever see a snow flurry here.  BUT… that doesn’t mean I don’t like to stamp them.

I’m sharing a fun card using the Flurry of Wishes stamp set today.  Loving the greetings in the set and the fonts they used.  A little fact about me, I love FONTS.  I have way too many of my computer and I’m always looking for more.  My eye is always drawn to the greetings in a set looking for the fun fonts.

Flurry of Wishes, Stampin' Up!, Kimberly Van Diepen

I am loving those Winter Wonderland embellishments too.  SO pretty and delicate.  I also added one of the new Iced Rhinestones.

Flurry of Wishes, Stampin' Up!, Kimberly Van Diepen

Tips & Tricks 

To adhere the Winter Wonderland Embellishment I placed 2 Mini Glue Dots underneath and it seems like it’s there to stay.  I bet I could have used some Tombow Glue, but this was easy for this lazy stamper.

The last thing I added to this card was a splash of glitter… Silver glitter.

Flurry of Wishes, Stampin' Up!, Kimberly Van Diepen


This stamp set has a matching punch for the two smaller snow flakes.  I had originally planned on using it but then last minute decided not too.

I do love the colors on this card and thought it would be just as pretty done in pink.  What do you think? I might have to give that a try.

Okay, I’m down to the wire before I leave. Still not completely packed… swaps not really done… and a little one with a fever.  Well, not so little.  My son has a sore throat and fever.  Isn’t that how it always works?? Seriously!


If you received my newsletter yesterday you saw my Giveaway. Here are the details below.

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