Friday, October 3, 2014

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. ;) 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. :) 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! 

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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.

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458 comments:

  1. Awesome way to get more out of the dies! Love the snowman though!!

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  2. All the cards are fun, but the melted snowman - priceless!

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  3. Love your creativity. That melting snowman is fabulous!

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  4. GREAT CARDS....they are just awesome!!! All I can say is DO MORE, PLEASE!!!!!

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  5. Fantastic projects Heather. I love the vellum circles on the first one... the melted snowman is so clever... and oh, that sweet reindeer! Love it!

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  6. Fantastic cards, Heather! The Magic Reindeer Food brings back such special memories. It was always a big hit with my young students! ♡Dawn

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  7. These are fantastic cards. Love the background on the first card and the melting card just made me laugh.

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  8. What a clever idea, using the snowman upside down. Love your cards.

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  9. Beautiful cards! I love the melting snowman,! Perfect for our balmy Houston winters!

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  10. Beautiful cards! Your melting snowman made me giggle!

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  11. The melting snowman is too funny and the reindeer was such a clever idea.

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  12. hahah the melting snowman. adorable cards!

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  13. Now that I am celebrating Christmas in Florida I am on the lookout for good cards to send to my freezing northern family. The melting snowman is perfect!!! Thank you for the wonderful inspiration.

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  14. Love your cards and tag...especially your melting snowman. Such cute humor!

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  15. love the melted snowman. very cute

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  16. Great ideas. Love the melting snowman.

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  17. Very cute and clever ways to use these stamps and dies.

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  18. Oh these are SO creative and cute!! What fun fun things you have created with the new products!!

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  19. Great cards-love the melted snowman!

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  20. Awesome card! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  21. How clever to make all three cards with the same stamp sets. Love that reindeer and his food!

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  22. your "melted" snowman is adorable - what a fun card!!

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  23. melting snowman is way too cute!! the reindeer food is adorable!!

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  24. The first snowman's scarf is adorable, and the melting snowman card how creative. Ftw

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  25. Heather, you really got a lot out of one stamp and they are all awesome. The melted snowman would be a great one to send to some one in Florida for Chirstmas!

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  26. Love the snowman card with vellum rings. My favorite so far. Beautiful

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  27. Heather, wow! The melted snowman is my favorite but they are all so, so creative!

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  28. Love all the cards and especially your creativity in creating that darling reindeer!

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  29. Oh my word; the snowman is lovely, the reindeer ingenious, but that melting snowman...hehehe! Love him!

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  30. Love, love, love the melting snowman!

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  31. Your cards are so clever, love how you stretched your stamps. The melting snowman is just so adorable!

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  32. All your cards are so cute !
    Thank you for sharing.

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  33. Love the first card. The background is amazing!

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  34. That snowman card reminds me of Frozen where Olaf says some people are worth melting for. My nieces would go bonkers! TFS

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  35. I always feel bad for the snowmen when the sun comes out. Very cute card though.

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  36. Brilliant use of die cuts, Heather! I especially like the background on the first card.

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  37. WOW! Really love the adorable melty snowman! I love all the projects you show, so much fun! Thank you so much!~kim

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  38. What an ingenious idea of the melting snowman! It made me smile....BIG!

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  39. Wow, you are so clever! Love these adorable and fun cards, especially the melty snowman!

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  40. All of your cards are brilliant - but am especially taken with the melting snowman you created with the white enamel accents. And that Reindeer made from a snowman - who would have known! You are an incredibly creative talent!

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  41. Love the reindeer. Very creative and fun.

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  42. Your melting snowman is ADORABLE!!! and your reindeer food makes me smile fondly - thinking of the days when sprinkling the raindeer food was a priority for my girls (even above leaving Santa's snack) - according to them...."the reindeer did all the hard work"......

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  43. OMG Heather, soooo cute. I love the melting snowman. And the first snowman card is beautiful.

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  44. I love your cards and that magic reindeer food brought back so many memories of when my daughter was little and we used to sprinkle it on our front lawn! It was so much fun and you've given me a great idea for a gift for my nephew's kids!

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  45. That melting snowman is genius! Great ideas!

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  46. So clever with the use of the dies in a different way! Very Nice!

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  47. OMG girl you sure did some awesome creations that definitely warmed my heart. I loved your reindeer and the food how fun is this....then Your Melting snowman is LOL cute....& then your Snowman card is outstanding OMG it blew me away I said how in the heck did she get this look.....well.....read your recipe and OMG girl talk about being super creative. WOW!!
    YOU so ROCK!!

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  48. The melting snowman should get an award. Wonderful card!

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  49. Great cards. My favorite is the melted snowman-very clever and fun card!

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  50. your melty snowman and reindeer are WICKED clever!! love it ;)

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  51. I absolutely love that first card! So beautiful. The second one is so cute as well. Love them. Thanks!

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  52. Love the melting snowman. So cute!!!

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  53. my favorite is the melted snowman but maybe thats because i love in california where you dont really get snow if we did it would melt. it was so cute and funny.

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  54. Fantastic! Love the poor melting snowman! Too cute!

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  55. Love your cards, the melting snowman made me LOL. TFS

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  56. Love your melting snowman card!! Made me laugh!! Fun new release!!

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  57. How creative to make that reindeer!!! And poor Olaf, I mean, your melting snowman - he needs his own snow cloud! Lol, awesome card!

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  58. I'll be buying the enamel accents, fab!

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  59. A brilliant collection of fun cards - I love your melting snowman!

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  60. Great cards. Love your melting snowman

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  61. Love all of your projects, but I have to say the melting snowman is my favorite! Thanks for sharing your talent!!!

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  62. What a fantastic idea. Thank you for the inspiration. Fab work! Hugs! xx

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  63. What great ideas. The melting snowman makes me smile!!! Thanks for sharing.

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  64. These are all wonderful, but the melting snowman totally cracked me up!

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  65. Melted snowman??!! He's to cute for words!

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  66. Love, love, love your melting snowman! What a great release for holiday cards

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  67. A melted snowman is perfect holiday card for Florida! These are all beautiful!

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  68. So cute! Great ideas! Thanks!

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  69. very versatile. great and creative designs! the melted snowman is my fav.

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  70. Such adorable snowman cards.........love the melting snowman. I really love the idea of using the snowman die upside down for the reindeer. Such a unique idea.

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  71. Really cute and fun cards! The melted snowman is brilliant and what a thrill the reindeer food would be to a small child!

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  72. FAB designs....my fav is the melted snowman!!

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  73. Wow you are so creative. LOVE the melting snowman and how you created a reindeer out of the dies. TFS

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  74. Your cards are amazing! And that tag ... SO adorable :)

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  75. Love your cards. I think my favorite is the first one.

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  76. Heather, your projects are so creative and fun! I espcially like your melty snowman!

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  77. Awe! Your melting snowman is adorable!

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  78. Love your cards. Thanks for the great inspiration.

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  79. Great cards. Love the reindeer alternated project! So brilliant! Thanks for sharing!

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  80. I love the melting snowman, its so cute!! The texture is perfect. The reindeer tags are gorgeous!!

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  81. This is such a cute idea! I love the reindeer food! But I especially love the snowman and how they were embellished.

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  82. Great ideas! Love the melted snowman!! :)

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  83. Love that melted snowman, such fun! Love all your cards!

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  84. Love the melted snowman! Would be perfect for my Florida cards!

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  85. Wow!! I'm not sure which card I like the best! The melting snowmas is so funny, the reindeer tag is adorable and I love the circles behind the snowman!

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  86. Oh my that melting snowman made me chuckle, I love it. Your cards are super.

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  87. All I can say is WOW. I love how you made the melting snowman and the deer from the upside down snowman stamp & die!!

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  88. I loved your cards. The melting snowman was my favorite. Warmest wishes goes well with him. He looks very realistic. The Rudolph is great too.

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  89. That melting snowman is so clever and makes me smile.

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  90. WOW!! That melted snowman is way too funny! Awesome ideas here! Love the upside down snowman turned reindeer! Oh and the top hat out of the scarf.. genius:)

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  91. Such adorable projects, great inspiration!!!

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  92. I love how you made a melty snowman! That's too adorable! And how you made a reindeer from a snowman set! So ingenious!

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  93. So cute. Love the projects and the products. Awesome job!

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  94. OMG how creative to turn the snowman set into the reindeer! That is awesome!

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  95. Oh, no! He melted! LOL! Great card! Lots of fun projects, actually :) I love the scarf on your card #1.

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  96. All of these projects are super cute. Thank you for sharing!

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  97. hahahh the melting snowman! Such a cute idea! Also love how you made a reindeer!

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  98. That melting snowman card is adorable! Such a great idea.

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  99. Oh my goodness, your melted snowman card still has me giggling-so original! Love the way you flipped snowman to reindeer. I am such a 'linear' thinker, I love these surprises! Will be eyeing all my stamps and cutters differentjy now!!

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  100. Love that snowman - super cute... And i love how you made the reindeer - awesome...

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  101. I adore,your reindeer and the melted snow men card, super

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  102. These are all so great but the melting snowman is fabulous!

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  103. The melted snowman is the cutest, amazing cards!

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  104. Love your first card -- I was wondering how to use that die

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  105. I love the rings die cut out of velum.

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  106. Absolutely love all 3 projects! The melted snowman is the best! Haha that's exactly how our winters feel down here in Southern California =D!

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  107. Loved all your cards, but especially the melting snowman!

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  108. Wonderful cards! The melting snowman made me laugh! So creative! Thanks

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  109. Love the melted snowman card, the reindeer food is something we have done with our kids and now our grandkids and they love it!! Your first card is the bomb diggity bomb!!! LOVELOVELOVE it!! TFS!

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  110. Cute cards! The melting snowman put a smile on my face!

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  111. Cute cards! The melting snowman was a great idea! Thanks!

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  112. WOW! These are all really fun and adorable creations! Thanks for sharin!

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  113. So very clever especially that melted snowman, but they're all lovely.

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  114. Just love that melted snowman!

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  115. I love them all but the melted snowman is over the top. Love it.

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  116. OMG! The melted snowman is just the cutest and most clever.

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  117. Such clever cards! The melting snowman made me lol and love the reindeer made from a snowman.

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  118. The melting snowman is my favorite!

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  119. I love the melting snowman! How clever! Then I see the reindeer is made from the snowman and I am not sure which one is more clever! Thanks for sharing.

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  120. I live in Hawaii and I think I just might have to buy the the melting snowman

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  121. Wonderful creations! I love that melted snowman! Super cute!

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  122. That melting snowman is so creative. And the reindeer too is just awesome. Love when people think outside the box and use stamps in other ways.

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  123. The melted snowman is amazing!! Love it :)

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  124. Oh the Melting Snowman card is soooooo cute !!!

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  125. Love the way you added so much texture to all the cards! That melting snowman made me smile too!

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  126. Just might be my favorite on the hop

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  127. Super clever cards! You are very creative, especially liked the melting snowman!!

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  128. Your cards are great - the melting snowman made me smile !!! Thanks for the inspiration !!!

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  129. Such fun and creative cards...love them!!

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  130. That melty snowman is fantastic, I love it! Thanks for sharing

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  131. Totally fabulous cards!!!! I especially love the melting snowman. So fun and creative. :)

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  132. That melting snowman is just adorable!! I love it! What a fantastic idea for a different Christmas card. Thanks so much for sharing your creations with us. :o)

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  133. A melting snowman. Such a cute idea. Love that you showed many ways to use the one set of stamps.

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  134. OMG!! LOVING this FUN New Collection of Goodies!! =) SQUEAL!! The New Ink colors make me HAPPY!! =)I LOVE your AWESOME Card Designs for today and the Video too!! Whoop Whoop!! That Melted Snowman is AWESOME!! Love the Reindeer Gift Bag Idea too!! =) THANKS for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! =)

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  135. That little deer is so sweet! That poor melted snowman. Really a neat card.

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  136. That melty snowman is so stinkin cute.

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  137. Those are wonderful. That melted snowman is genius.

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  138. Wonderful! Wow loving this release!

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  139. I also love the melting snowman

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  140. I love the flocking powder on your snowman. So cute!

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  141. I love the melting snowman. Very cool. It sure brings a smile to the face.

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  142. How fun your cards are!
    Love that melting snowman.
    Carla from Utah

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  143. Love, love the melting snowman! I also liked your idea of using the upside down snowman body as the reindeer head!

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  144. Love the layered vellum die cuts over the PP and both the flocked and melting snowman! Awesome!

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  145. OMG! Absolutely adorable projects. Love them all but if I had to pick the melting snowman is it. So genius but pretty easy. Thanks for all the great inspiration.

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  146. OH my gosh, that melting snowman is the cutest!!!

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  147. I absolutely adore the melty snowman, he's fantastic. Although I hate it when our snow melts in the winter...

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  148. Such cute cards! Thanks for the inspiration and sharing your ideas!

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  149. You are so clever! Turning a snowman into a reindeer, what a great idea. I loved all of your creations. Thank you

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  150. HA! Love your melting snowman!!

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  151. I like how you made the reindeer from the snowman & snowflakes I also thought the melted snowman was so cute.

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  152. The Snowman in the 1st card is gorgeous! I also love those snowflake gems!

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  153. Your projects are fun! Love the reindeer food.

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  154. Your cards and tag are amazing. I especially love the melting snowman card, ingenious! Thanks for your inspiration.

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  155. LOVE the melted snowman! Very clever!!!

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  156. GREAT IDEAS FOR CARDS and TAGS !! Fell for the melting snowman, really love those guys. Watch Frosty the Snowman every year on TV Thank you

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  157. Fabulous cards and projects!!!

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  158. Wonderful cards! You are so clever to think of using the snowman as a reindeer. Thanks for sharing.

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  159. thanks for using that circle die. it looks great in this application

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  160. Such an adorable snowman! And, the reindeer! Such cute cards!

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  161. I love the snowmen - even the melty one (sniff)! The reindeer idea was super-cute!

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  162. Totally great card and your melted snowman so funny.

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  163. Awesome! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  164. Such cute cards. Nice to see that punched circles will fit inside parts of the that circles die cut. Love the texture on the snowman.

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  165. Wow, so many great techniques in one video, my head is spinning. The melted snowman is so much fun! I am adding you to my blog reader, I love your style, and creative use of the stamps and dies!

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  166. Oh, my gosh...I love these cards...especially the melting snowman!!

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  167. All your projects are adorable! Thank you so much!!

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  168. Love your snowman card. It is really cute. Thanks for sharing

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  169. I love the snowman on the first card, really neat!

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  170. These cards are really are SNOW cute!

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  171. Fabulous cards. I really like how you used the dies to make the hat and reindeer. Very clever. The melting snowman was so very cute!

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  172. That melted snowman is brilliant! It fits the sentiment perfectly!

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  173. I have to admit, coming from Sydney, I absolutely love the melting snowman!
    The rays in the background are fabulous. What a great card!

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  174. You made the Snowman die for another purpose I love it! And my boys and I got a nice laugh out of the Melting snowman card, I'm going to have them make some:) ThankYou!

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  175. Awwwww, poor snowman--he's melted!

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  176. fun set of cards... love the melting snowman!

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  177. I love the snow man he is super cute and the reindeer tag. Awesome. The poor melting snowman didn't have a chance. Love your cards and creativity. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  178. These cards are fantastic and that tag is too adorable! Well done!

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  179. Super cute cards. I love the melting snowman the most, it's so great. Thanks for sharing!

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