Ho, Ho – SNOW!?

Well, I have to admit – here in the Lower Mainland of B.C., namely Vancouver, snow is not a regular site!  So when it arrives, it’s always a big deal – especially today, when we got a lot more that was expected.

Here are a couple of pictures I took in our yard; it doesn’t look like too much, but then, it doesn’t take much to mess up the roads around here! (it’s still snowing now as I’m typing this – at 5:30pm)

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This is Shadow – our 14 yr. old Black Lab.  He loves playing in the snow – and eating it, too!
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The snowflakes are so big, you can actually see them in the photo!

Snow on our mountains is nothing new; one of our local mountains, Whistler, has won many awards for being one of the best for skiing.  I wonder how many skiers will be calling into work ‘sick’ tomorrow?! 😉

Well, I know one person who is used to snow – Santa!

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I used several different stamp sets, dies and punches for this card; I think it turned out to be a cute little scene.  I had actually made it for last week’s Paper Craft Crew colour challenge, but I missed the cut-off for posting (last week was just a nightmare – I’m so glad it’s behind me!).

I started with a card base of Thick Whisper White cardstock.  For Santa’s workshop, I used the fun Home Sweet Home Thinlits Dies, cutting the base from Crumb Cake cardstock, and the trim from Real Red cardstock.  The cut little star at the top of the peak is hand cut from the Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper.  Santa was stamped using the Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set; I stamped him in Memento Black Ink, the coloured him using the Real Red Stampin’ Write Marker.  For his boots and belt, I didn’t want them to be too dark, so I used my Blender Pen and picked up ink from the lid of the Basic Black Archival ink pad.  The Cookie Cutter Builder Punch was used to punch Santa; I added a little white ‘pompom’ for his hat.

I stamped the trees from the Santa’s Sleigh stamp set in Garden Green onto Pear Pizzazz cardstock, and used the Santa’s Sleigh Thinlits Dies with my Big Shot to die cut them .  To create the snow drifts, I used the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies, and die cut them from Whisper White cardstock.

Putting the card together was easy; I just layered all the pieces together onto the card base, then stamped the sentiment from Greetings from Santa stamp set in Real Red ink onto a Whisper White cardstock banner, and attached it at the top using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

This card was lots of fun to make; I may add it to the ones we’ll be making at my annual Holly Jolly Stamp-a-Stack this weekend 🙂

Remember that we have the awesome Year End Close-Out Sale going on right now – there’s still plenty of time to order your supplies and get them before Christmas!  Just click on the link below:

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If you’d like to order any of the products I used to make this card, just click on the images below, and you’ll be taken directly to my online store.

Until next time – happy stamping!

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  1. cycworker says:

    Gorgeous pictures. I’m on Vancouver Island & it started here this evening. Stay warm!

    I love the card!

    • Deborah Smart says:

      The snow is beautiful to look at – I’m glad I was able to stay off the roads, though! Thank goodness for a home-based business 🙂

  2. buffycooper says:

    Cute card, Deborah! I love the way you mixed all the products. Have a wonderful snow day!

    • Deborah Smart says:

      Thanks, Buffy! I just love these Christmas sets this year – they’re so much fun to play with 🙂 We enjoyed the lovely snow, and DH & son got off work early, so they avoided the worst of the traffic snarl.

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