Today I'm excited to introduce my latest two new rubber stamp cling sets for Whipper Snapper - Christmas Cuties and Christmas Blessings. I have had a ball playing with the sets, and can't wait to share all of my projects with you.
The images in Christmas Cuties were drawn with holiday tag decoration in mind, but they easily work for cards and other paper crafts, too! My first project was to make these cute little snow globe holiday gift tags.
I stamped the snowman on white speckled card stock and cut him out using one of the Spellbinder circle dies. I added some little snowflakes around him in a very pale blue ink using the snow image from Penguin Antics.
I created chocolate brown scalloped layers using one of the Spellbinder scalloped circle dies. I drew the simple shape of the snow globe base and cut two sizes -- one for the base, and one for the designer paper layer -- and adhered them to the backside of the scalloped circle.
The back of the tags have another circle layer for the greeting (and to cover up the seam of the base). I stamped a sentiment from Christmas Blessings, and a To: From: image that I pulled from the Garden Fresh cling set. I used a simple strand of twine and a button to decorate the base of the snow globe, and added some nice ribbon, buttons and twine to the top of the tags. These are going to be so fun on holiday packages!
The snow globe tags were so fun to make, I even used one on the front of a card, too! I chose to use a different sentiment from Christmas Blessings on the front of the card.
The sentiments in Christmas Blessings work nicely for card sentiments - both inside, and out! Here I've used the Peace sentiment as a focal point on the front of the card, along with the candy cane image from Christmas Cuties. (The dark layers look black in this photo, but they're really a nice dark brown.)
Brown and red and olive ... I think those are going to be my go-to colors for Christmas this year!
Kind of hard to see, but I stamped the rustic snowflake from the Christmas Blessings set on the base of the tag and behind the sentiment, in a very light tea dye ink color. Once the tag was assembled, I gave it a quick spritz of silver craft glitter. It shimmers just right.
I'm the only designer working on the release of these two sets, so no hopping around required this month. But just as a reminder, you can see all of the projects past Whipper Snapper Featured Designers have uploaded to their SplitCoast galleries by viewing the Whipper Snapper Featured Designer Gallery. Have a look -- it's always a great place to find all kinds of great inspiration!
I hope you enjoy the new sets as much as I do... Stay tuned for more FUN samples I'll be sharing using these new sets!