Die Cutting with Echo Park Snowman

Hello! Today I have a snowman card I made a few weeks ago.Darice Snowflake Embossing Folder


Let’s start with the background.. That is embossed with an embossing folder. I used some glitter paper which always make for challenging photos.

All the pieces of the snowman are die cut from a few colors of paper (white, black, brown). I colored some of the pieces with Copics.

The sentiment is die cut and probably colored with Copics.


  • Echo Park Snowman die set
  • Darice Snowflake embossing folder
  • Casual Fridays/Catherine Pooler sentiment dies

Penny Black A Blizzard Dies

Hello! Well we are kind of winding down to Christmas. I have lot’s of cards made for this year and I need to be sending them out. There is many I want to make but I need to get things sent not made at the moment. I made what I thought would be a quick one to send something to my sister that did not end up in her box. I needed a long card.

Simon Says Stamp Season's Greetings Die

I thought this would be quick.. It was easy but not quick.

I picked 3 different colors of glitter paper. A blue, a light blue and silver. I got smart and stuck Sizzix adhesive sheets on the back of each piece. I then die cut out a bunch of snowflakes. What took some time was getting all the little pieces out of the snowflakes. Sometimes when doing these kinds of cards I get a little carried away on the amount of things I put on the card and maybe I did a bit with this one. Anyway I stuck down all the snowflakes since they had the adhesive on the back.

For the sentiment I used a really dark blue paper (not navy blue) and die cut it. I used a sparkle pen and went over it. Then glued that down.


  • Penny Black A Blizzard dies
  • Simon Says Stamp Season’s Greetings die
  • Glitter paper (smooth)
  • Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen

Snowflake Cards

Howdy and here we are rolling along in a new year! I am playing catch up. Here is what I think is the last of holiday cards I made in 2018.


This one was a fairly quick card. I glued down some silver glitter paper on a white card only far down enough to be behind the greeting. The greeting is cut out using a Hero Arts die Cut-Out Holidays which you can get at the a2z Scrapbooking Etsy store. I glued the blue panel down and then used some peel off sticker snowflakes someone gave me.


Here is another fairly simple card. I die cut a bunch of snowflakes and put them on the card.I used two different snowflake die sets for this card, Penny Black A Blizzard and Tattered Lace Snowflakes. I then die cut the greeting out of blue glitter paper and glued that on. Done! There is a bit of a challenge getting the die cuts apart when using the glitter paper. I need to get a metal shim.  I really like the white and blue and on the above card the silver and blue.


Hero Arts Happy Holidays

Howdy, it’s Karen Happy December to you! Here we go with the countdown to Christmas. I started a couple years ago making my cards all year to avoid the craziness right before Christmas. It sure helps to ease the stress. Here is one you can make fairly quickly using the Hero Arts Cut-Out Holidays Fancy Die.

Cut-Out Holidays Fancy Die


Here’s how it comes together. I glued a piece of the gold glitter paper on the card base to just go down far enough to be behind the sentiment.  So it is not a full panel. Then I used the Cut-Out Holidays die to cut out that sentiment at the top of the red panel. The DCWV glitter paper is very nice, my favorite. It is very smooth and not chunky glitter which is what I prefer. That gets glued to the card base. I used a die from Memory Box to cut out the poinsettia. I have either never or next to never used this poinsettia die so it was good to get it out. I have had it probably a couple years. On each layer of petals I went over them lightly with a gold pigment ink pad. Another thing I love is the Delicata Golden Glitz pigment ink. And that is it!

a2z scrapbooking december 2018 challenge


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Hero Arts Snowflakes & Ornament Card

Here is a little Christmas early for you. It is always good to get all or some cards done early to avoid scrambling during busy Christmas time. Hero Arts has some new holiday stamps and dies. There is some great stuff in this release. One of the things I got was this pretty Snowflakes and Ornament Fancy Die. You can get this and several other Halloween, Fall and Christmas new release goodies at the a2z Scrapooking Etsy store.

Here is a direct link to this die at the a2z Scrapbooking Etsy store.

Well first I have to say that glittery/shimmery cards are hard to photograph. The ornament is a pretty light blue over a darker color of blue glitter paper.

To start I cut out a white panel using a die with a wonky stitches look.

Then I cut out the ornament and the snowflake part from glitter paper by American Crafts. What I like is this glitter paper is very smooth. I am not as much of a fan of the really rough glitter paper. The only thing is that it is a bit challenging to die cut from this paper. You definitely have to roll it thru a couple times and I think I need to get a metal shim. So back to the pretty die…. It is a Hero Arts die called Snowflakes and Ornament Fancy Die (DI528).

The sentiment is die cut also. It is a die from Find It Trading which I use often.

Hero Arts Snowflake & Ornament Die
Another photo because glittery is hard to photograph.


And.. the glittery close up.

Entered in the Sparkle & Shine challenge at A Blog Named Hero.

Rainbow Christmas


Recently I was cleaning out a bag of cards and ran across the rainbow Christmas tree card that someone sent me. I thought it would be fun to recreate. I went a different route than I originally thought and came up with the rainbow snowflakes. I may create another one with trees on it.

So I created a piece of glitter paper by using a double sided sticky sheet and Elizabeth Craft Designs Microfine Glitter in Cool Diamond. Well the first time I messed up so I can’t remember if I salvaged some of it or dumped it all but in any case I created the glitter paper. I used Hero Arts set Designer Snowflakes (CL622) and some Archival ink to stamp on the glitter surface. The greeting is from Hero Arts set Poinsettia Layering Stamps (CL912) and also stamped with Archival ink.