Cold Hands, Warm Heart Blog Hop

I’m so excited and honored to be a part of the Cold Hands, Warm Heart Blog Hop today. I decided to create three projects using the new Build a Snowman Stamp Set, the Snowman Parts Dies, and the Ring Frame Die

To create the background on my first card, I die-cut some vellum with the new Ring Frame die twice. I adhered both pieces on a piece of patterned paper from THIS paper pad. Tilting them before adhering them down creates the illusion of movement, like snow blowing in the wind… or at least that’s what I tell myself. πŸ˜‰ I heat embossed the sentiment in white along with some of the snowflakes and nestled them in the circle openings. I finished it off with some bling and a scalloped strip along the bottom covered in stickles…

For the snowman…
I stamped the snowman image from the Build A Snowman Set in black ink on white neenah cardstock and used the coordinating die to cut him out. I applied glossy accents to the inside of the black line and added white flocking powder on top. It gives him a fuzzy feel. πŸ™‚ I die-cut the scarf image from the coordinating die set (Snowman Parts) from some patterned paper in THIS paper pad and cut tiny slits in the bottom of the scarf to give the look of fabric. I love the look of a classic snowman with a top hat so I created my own hat by using the scarf die, turning it upside down, and trimming it down. I added some Wink of Stella shine to it before coating it with glossy accents for some shine. His eyes were created by coloring some clear gemstones with a black Sharpie marker. I stamped his nose with some orange ink and used the coordinating die to cut it out.

A closer look…

The next card goes the non-traditonal route for a fun, whimsical card…

After seeing that sentiment in the set, I know I wanted to create a melting snowman. The sun ray patterned paper from THIS paper pad worked perfectly with the theme. I used white enamel accents to create my melting snowman. I stuck the snowman parts into the enamel accents while it was still wet to hold them in place. I added a piece of patterned paper from THIS paper pad to add some more color.
A closer look…
Last but not least is a fun Christmas project that any kid would enjoy…

I decided to use the Build a Snowman set in a completely different way for this project and turned the images into a reindeer! I attached him to a tag that I cut out using THIS die. I found a cute poem on Pinterest and printed it out on some white cardstock and die-cut the same tag shape out of it. 

To create the magic reindeer food, I filled a small, plastic bag with oats and sugar. I punced a hole at the top of the bag and tied some silk, red ribbon through it. I attached the tags to it using some natural twine. 

I have a photo tutorial to show you how I created the reindeer…

1. I stamped the snowman image in Hero Arts Latte Chalk Ink on some Neenah Desert Storm Cardstock. I used the coordinating die to cut out the image. I repeated the same process for the snowflake images…

2. I added some Vintage Photo Distress Ink to the edges with a foam blending tool to give the pieces some dimension…

3. I die-cut the circle image from THIS coordinating die set and placed it on a piece of washi tape that was taped to a piece of cardstock. This was my holder for the small piece so I could apply Glossy Accents on top of it. Then I dipped it into some red glitter to create Rudolph’s nose…

4. I adhered the snowflakes to the top of the “reindeer” to become his antlers. I also added googly eyes and the sparkly nose. I applied Glossy Accents on top of the glitter so that it didn’t rub off…

Here is a video of the projects I created. (I apologize for the shakiness of the video. My camera wasn’t working right so I shot it with my phone.) 


There you have it! Three completely different projects using just one stamp set! 

Now don’t forget to leave a comment for the giveaway….


Simon Says Stamp is giving away a GRAB BAG prize pack at each stop on the hop! That’s 11 chances to win! The giveaways for the prize pack will close at 1:00 p.m. EST on Friday, October 10, 2014. A complete winners list will be posted on the Simon blog on Friday October 10, 2014. Good Luck! ETA: The winner of the Grab Bag is BARB S.

NEXT STOPClick HERE for your next stop on the hop…which is the super talented Kim O’Connell! If by chance you encounter a broken link while hopping, you can go back to the beginning of the hop at the Simon Blog HERE.

Here is a list of the complete BLOG HOP…

Click HERE to see more products from the release. Thanks so much for stopping by! 


  1. joolaa
    October 10, 2014

    So cute! πŸ™‚

  2. J.Dark
    October 10, 2014

    So cute!! πŸ™‚

  3. Lucy
    October 10, 2014

    Wow-three amazing projects and all so different! I love the first one-there's so many fun details. The melting snowman is so cute and the reindeer food is a fun idea.

  4. Linda
    October 10, 2014

    Great cards, Heather! I especially love the melting snowman and your reindeer with the snowflake antlers!

  5. Andrea La Vigne
    October 10, 2014

    Love all your cards, but that one with the melting snowman takes the cake! Living in Texas, that scene really speaks the truth for me. LOL It made me think of a water globe we have with a "Texas snowman"–basically water with the hat, etc. floating in it! Love how you rethought the supplies to turn the snowman into a reindeer, too. Tfs!

  6. Cheri
    October 10, 2014

    Love the snowman die to create the reindeer. Brilliant!

  7. Bethany Lau
    October 9, 2014

    Beautiful cards! I love your melted snowman card.

  8. Marianne
    October 9, 2014

    Such fun project and such a creative use of your supplies. Your melting snowman really caught my eye. Love it!


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