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! 

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

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…

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458 Comments

  1. ciny m
    October 7, 2014

    love the melting snowman

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  2. Connie Chang
    October 7, 2014

    I love the different textures you use! You have one more subscriber! 🙂

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  3. Kathie B
    October 7, 2014

    The snowman who's melting away is so cute and clever! Thanks for being an inspiration…

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  4. TLady
    October 7, 2014

    SUPER JOB! I LOVE how you "stretched your stamps!" 😀 JUST SUPER!!!!!!!:D

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  5. shirley-bee
    October 7, 2014

    Fabulous cards! The melting snowman is superb, and I love the tag!

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  6. Gina D'Urso
    October 7, 2014

    Love your melting snowman, so cute, great idea!!!

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  7. Sue McW
    October 7, 2014

    Great cards! Very clever using the snowman as the head of the reindeer.

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  8. Susi Kelly
    October 7, 2014

    Oh my goodness!! such amazing cards/projects. The melting snowman made me smile, and I love how creative you are in using the snowman die upside down to make a Reindeer.

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  9. carolyn4723
    October 7, 2014

    Love the creative way you switched up the dies. Great cards!

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  10. Amy McCue
    October 7, 2014

    Your melted snowman is awesome. I love it. So clever…

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  11. Angela María
    October 7, 2014

    The melting snowman is very cute and funny too.

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  12. TracyM #6773
    October 7, 2014

    SUPER CUTE cards and FUN reindeer food Heather 🙂
    LOVE your layered vellum rings – WOW – such a COOL die, my #1 MUST-HAVE from this release – your sentiment & embossed panels look lovely, along with your cute textured snowman!!! GREAT job making his hat, I'm traditional too 🙂
    As for your 2nd card, WOW – LOVE your sun & sunrays and SERIOUSLY AWESOME melting snowman – I didn't realise just how much I needed that stamp set until now, now I NEED some enamel accents too … oh what FUN it would be to send out cards like this 🙂
    Last but definitely not least, your snowman food is such a CLEVER use of the stamps and an all-round FUN gift idea, can just imagine the delight little kids (and not so little kids) would have sprinkling it over the lawn!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION and video too – it was great to learn more about how you created each project!!!

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  13. gobeagirl
    October 7, 2014

    Hi Heather. Oh, I am so upset with myself. I had just finished leaving you a comment and for some reason that still boogles my mind I hit the 'sign out' button. Grrrr…. who does that? So moving on. I just loved watching your video and seeing your amazing cards so much that before I hit the wrong button I went over to YouTube on my Nook and became one of your subbies. :O) I really love all three of these cards. They are all just so cool looking. One your first card I just love the way that your sentiment looks like you stitched it as well as the fact that the circle die looks so cool with the little snowman. Then once I was finished looking at that cute frosty guy I scrolled down only to see that he was melting. lol… No kidding I actually chuckled to myself. You couldn't have put it in a better order. Anyway even though the poor guy is melting I love this idea. The fact that you have used your paper and the dies to make this card pop really makes me smile. I am however trying not to pick favorites, but I love your Reindeer. He is just sooooo cute! Totally love the idea of using the snowman die to make him. I also really love the little saying along with the food. Do you mind if I make some for my nieces and nephews? I just love the whole idea and look of him and I think my little ones would get a charge out of putting food out for the reindeer come Christmas eve. Thanks for sharing. I can't wait to see more of your videos and get to know you. Hugs Lisa G Off to hit the correct button now! Wish me luck. lmbo….

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  14. Flo
    October 7, 2014

    How very clever of you. The melted snowman is great and the upside down snowman reindeer is cute.

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  15. Maeghan M.
    October 7, 2014

    Loving the snowman set! tfs!

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