Friday, 23 January 2015

Snowman bunting

Marianne here today with a project for you. I wondered what to make and as so many people last year said they wished they had started their Christmas cards earlier I decided to encourage you to do just that. It is never too early to start and as Christmas gets near you will be so glad you did. 

Little Claire have some wonderful Christmas stamps which you can find here and this one combines 2 of my favourite things, a snowman and bunting.

You will need
Alcohol markers
Memento Tuxedo black stamp pad
First Edition Vintage Noel paper pad 
Martha Stewart holly border punch
Memory Box bunting die
Sue Wilson filigree poinsettia dies
Star Dust Stickles
Red pearls
6"x 6" white card blank
Green and white card

1 Fold the front of the card blank back in half. Cut a piece of red embossed paper 13.8cm square and 2 pieces 13.8cm x 6.5 cm. Attach these to green card leaving a small border. 
2 Stamp the snowman image and sentiment onto white card. Colour with markers. Layer onto green card leaving a small border.
3 Cut 3 pieces of the poinettia paper 13.8cm x 5cm. Punch both of the long edges with the holly border punch.
4 Attach the red papers to the three sides of the card blank. Attach a poinsettia strip to the centre of each of the smallest panels and a strip to the right hand side of the large panel.
5 Attach half the image to the front so that other half overhangs the edge.
6 Die cut 2 poinsettias for cream and red papers from the paper pad. Attach at the top lefthand and right hand corners as shown. Finish with a red pearl in the centres.
7 Die cut 3 pieces of bunting using paper oddments in red and green. attach to the inside as shown.
8 Finish with Stickles to the snowman's hat and snow. 


  1. What a super card Marianne, I just love the design. Next time I'm at a show (Harrogate in March) I'll definitely be getting this stamp - assuming Steve will be there! Pat x

  2. Love the rich Christmas colours on this card Marianne, and yes, Pat, Steve will be at Harrogate in March, see you there x

  3. Lovely card Marianne and just the inspiration to get started on my cards....I left things very late last year and regretted having to rush !