Nov 11 2007

Dashing Snowmen


This is a grouping of7 items all made with Dashing DP and the adorable little snowman from Merry and Bright. Actually, this grouping was prettymuch an after-thought. Last week I had a workshop and we made the card (which you can hardly see) in the back, far left. I had some left over pieces of DP cut to size for that card. I had a quiet Friday evening here and decided I would challenge myself to use up each cut piece of that DP, and get myself a few Christmas cards done as a result. So that’s what happened. Then when I had used up all the cut pieces, I wanted to do a couple more items! Here’s what I ended up with:

  • 5 standard cards
  • 1 tent topper gift holder
  • 1 bookmark with sleeve (and jingle bells!)


The card on the left is the one we did at the workshop, and that card uses all SU supplies. For the other cards I gave myself the liberty of using a variety of my Marvy Punches and the tent topper uses a rectangle and rectangle scallop Nestability Die by Spellbinders.


It isn’t visible from the front view, but the tent topper is actually a gift card holder. I cut my paper 4 1/4 x 10 1/4, and scored it (on the Scor-Pal) at 4 1/4 and 8 1/2. That will then fold into the 4 1/4″ square necessary for the tent topper and it leaves a 1 3/4″ flap to turn up for the gift card holder. Here’s a picture of the inside:


Here’s the last 2 cards:


And here’s a bookmark I made with a sleeve for gift giving — and I added jingle bells to this bookmark — I’ll probably give it to one of our God-children along with the gift card holder above! My Stamp Simply Challenge on Friday was to do one of these bookmarks with a sleeve. You can click here to find the tutorial.


  • Stamps: Merry and Bright, Many Merry Messages, Star Studded Season
  • Paper: Real Red, Old Olive, Very Vanilla, Dashing Designer Paper
  • Ink: Black Stazon. Markers in Real Red, Certainly Celery, Only Orange, Sahara Sand.
  • Accessories: Ribbon, Dimensionals, Crafter’s Tool Kit. Variety of punches and dies. Jingle Bells from Christmas craft section of Wal-Mart.

Again, thanks much for looking and for all your comments!!! I truly appreciate it!!! If all goes as planned, my next upload will be a very pretty gift set — crossing my fingers that all goes well — LOL!!!

What’s for Dinner? I found a recipe the other day for a crock pot chicken dish to be served over noodles on Nancy Riley’s Blog. I tried it and it was delicious!!! Even all my guys, who are meat and potato lovers, loved it!!! Check it out!!!

33 responses so far

33 Responses to “Dashing Snowmen”

  1. Barb Mann says:

    Sharon all of these cards and the bookmark/holder are amazing. I love the Merry & Bright stamp set and of course the Dashing DP is probably my favorite. I can’t imagine any cuter set of cards & to think you did it so quickly, just blows me away. I love visiting your site and seeing all your fabulous creations. Thanks for sharing all your wonderful ideas!!

  2. Jerri Jimenez says:

    Love, love, love this snowman ensemble Sharon, you’re a true creative genious!

  3. Awesome – I love this set!

  4. JoAnn (sarahzoe) says:

    Sharon, another awesome grouping. You are the best at making all these coordinated projects. Each piece is a beauty in itself, but the bells on the book mark take the cake for me. Too Cool!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Dottie K says:

    Sharon, wow these are just stunning! I love the colors and that paper. Of course I’m partial to snowman so he is just fabulous. I look forward to seeing what you create. I love coordinating projects and using a whole sheet of paper and making the most out of it. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  6. Judy Woodraska says:

    Hi Sharon; this is my first time visiting your site, but believe me when I say it won’t be my last! Your samples are amazing! I so appreciate you sharing them with us.

  7. Susan Raihala says:

    Sharon, a thread at SCS sent me to your blog, and all I can say is WOW! You rock, and I’ve bookmarked it for regular checking and inspiration.

    This set of projects is soooo wonderful! Thanks for sharing and for inspiring me!

  8. Linda Bullard says:

    These are all just too cute and clever, Sharon! I love every single one of them. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration to use my Dashing paper. Linda

  9. Sherrie (Sherrie) says:

    Gorgeous! I love them all!!

  10. Crafty Math Chick says:

    Really lovely set o cards Sharon! Thank you for sharing your art with us.


  11. Silke Ledlow says:

    OMG these cards are way to cute…love the Dashing DSP!!!
    I love the bookmark too – great idea!!!

  12. Kim Sheller says:

    Just LOVE it! I have added your link to my blog. Hopefully I can send others to see your talent. Great job!

  13. Debbie (DeborahLynneS) says:

    Just too cute!! I love your added dash of black with the gingham ribbon. So clean and fresh!!!

  14. Vicki says:

    What beautiful projects! As always, thanks so much for sharing your creative talent with all of us!

  15. nancy littrell says:

    So Merry and Bright and filled with holiday cheer! Love every piece of your scrappy Dasher DP. TFS

  16. chat says:

    these are awesome, awesome projects. i just got this cute stamp set recently and your projects are so inspiring.

  17. Lynda Benden says:

    Just when I think you have outdone yourself, then you do it AGAIN! Sharon, this set is FANTASTIC!!! You are amazing!


  18. Heidi Karpen (Stamperdoc) says:

    Sharon these are a great example of how much you can get out of one stamp, much less a stamp set! Great inspiration for us all!

  19. Tiffiny says:

    These are so cute. Great job. Love how you were able to use all of your leftover paper.

  20. Billie says:

    You are amazingly clever, I love them all. Wonderful and beautiful

  21. Melissa says:

    This set of cards is absolutely darling and I love love love your jingle bell bookmark! TFS!

  22. These are absolutely adorable!!! My daughter is jumping up and down because she thinks they are so cute!

  23. What an amazing ensemble!!! Each one is terrific — love the combination of layouts and papers!

  24. Rose Ann says:

    Oh my…you’ve been busy! I love everything you’ve created here! What an awesome set! I especially love your bookmark with the sleeve!! Cute!

  25. joyk says:

    Omigosh!! These are so cute and Christmas-y!!!! I love every one of them! The papers are so bright and cheery and such a darling set! (I finally caved in and ordered it!!!)

  26. joyk says:

    I forgot to add what a cute CUTE idea, tying the jingle bells into the ribbon!! Love it!!

  27. Rhonda says:

    Wow!! These are so festive and CUTE! I love each one of these! That DP is one of my fav’s, you’re enabling me to get that cute little stamp set with this snowman!!

  28. Absolutely amazing, fabulous, wonderful eye candy! What a treat! Love, love, LOVE that paper!

  29. Debbie Olson says:

    Sharon, what a fabulous ensemble! Everything you do is TOP-notch!!

  30. elizabeth says:

    fabulous –

    the top picture – the red in between the snowman and the DP paper – is that real red SU cardstock or ribbon?

  31. Sharon, this little snowman from Merry & Bright, along with Old Olive, Real Red, and Dashing DP have become my absolute favorites this holiday season! Your projects are fantastic !!!

    Thank you for the link! Glad you and the men enjoyed the recipe!

  32. Jeannine says:

    Wow! this is quite the impressive collection, You are a very creative and talented women. Thanks for sharing your photos.

  33. Awww, these are sooo cute Sharon! The dp is gorgeous too!

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