Sunday, January 31, 2016

Paper Sweeties February 2016 Inspiration Challenge #40!! =)

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WOW!! It's February 1st and if you're like me you're wondering where January went!!?? I'm here with the New Paper Sweeties February 2016 Inspiration Challenge #40!! I'm a HUGE LOVER of Snowmen so when I saw this Inspiration Photo I had SO MANY Ideas!! LOL!! After playing with some of my FAVORITE Paper Sweeties Products though, I just had the CUTEST AHHHAA!! Moment!! =) To create a Snowman Gumball Machine!! HOW FUN is that!!??
I used the New Snow Time Add-on: Sweet Treats Stamp Set and the coordinating Sweet Cuts Snow Time Add-on: Sweet Treats Die Set along with the Snow Time Stamp Set and the coordinating Sweet Cuts Snow Time Die Set!! I Stamped and Embossed the Gumballs and a Heart just in the bottom of my Snowman Gumball Machine and had to do some Masking with some Post It Tape to get the Layered Design I wanted!! I used my Copic Markers to Color in the Gumballs in Three different Shades!! I used R00 & R20 for the Light Pink Gumballs, RV11 & RV32 for the Mauve Pink Gumballs and V12 & V04 for the Light Purple Gumballs!!  I LOVE LOVE LOVE these Sets and think there are SO MANY FUN Ways that you can use them in your Paper Crafting!! After looking through my other Sets I've also used several other sets to finish off the Snowman Gumball Machine!! I used the Carrot from the  Bunny Hugs and Kisses Stamp Set for the Nose and I used the SWEET Sentiment from this Set too only I cut it apart so I could just use the "Hugs and Kisses"!! It's the PERFECT Size and everything!! SQUEAL!!  =) Then I've used the Snow Friends Stamp Set and the coordinating Sweet Cuts Snow Friends Die Set for the Top Hat and the Scarf for my Snowman!! I used Patterned Paper from Prima and then added some Shading with my Copic Markers and some WoW Red Glitter Embossing Powder for some Sparkle!! Again the PERFECT Size!! =) I used the Sweet Cuts Deck the Halls Die Set to die cut some Branches for the Arms of my Snowman!! I was SO EXCITED to find that these too, were the PERFECT Size!! I Stamped and Embossed Snowflakes in WoW White Embossing Powder to the Patterned Paper Pieced Card Base I created!! I decided to add a Piece of Vellum over the Entire Card Base to make it less BUSY so my Snowman Gumball Machine would really take center stage!! I added some of the Pink Watermelon Flower Sequins ontop of the Vellum for the Centers of some of the Embossed Snowflakes underneath!! I put some Crystal Seed Beads in the Center of the Sequins just to Finish them off and to add even more Sparkle!! I created a Ribbon Cluster to add my Tag Sentiment too then my Card was done!! I hope you LOVE it as much as I do!!?? I also hope you'll stop by the rest of the AMAZING DT Team Blogs to see what they have create!!
Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
February Guest Designer: Carrie Sheridan

I CAN'T WAIT to see what you create!!
COOLest Card Series |
I'm also Linking Up to the Coolest Card Series Challenge ~ Snow Themed Card using a Valentine's Color Scheme!!
and the
Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes!! =) 

THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by and I hope you have a FABULOUS WEEK!!


  1. Don't you LOVE when it all fits? I myself am a snowman lover hehehehe!! thank you for sharing, have a great day!

  2. Don't you LOVE when it all fits? I myself am a snowman lover hehehehe!! thank you for sharing, have a great day!

  3. What a fabulous idea, Larissa! Your mix of stamp sets is genius! Sending HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  4. I'm not seeing your card Larissa, I'll check back later :(

  5. I'm with Lisa -- I can't see it either :(

  6. Larissa - I could not see your card while on my Iphone so tonight I am checking your post on my computer and I can see it! Your gumball snowman is so adorable! I love how you used all of the different Paper Sweeties stamp sets to create this! You are so very clever my dear! Big hugs! Jill

  7. This card is a PARTY in itself, Larissa! Love your attentions to details! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge!

  8. OMG!!!! Larissa, you are too creative for words!!! This is the cutest idea EVER!!! LOVE IT!!!

  9. Oh ... my ... lordy ... be! Larissa, your creativity amazes me! WOW -- all time new favorite :)

  10. omgosh!!!! a snowman gumball machine!?!?!?! how freaking clever AND cute is that??? :) Thank you so much for being part of my COOLest Card Series!!

  11. I feel like January just flew by too! This card is absolutely adorable and so creative!

  12. Larissa, this is a brilliant card! I love that you turned the snowman into a gumball machine! So clever! I really enjoyed being the Guest Designer at PS this month! The inspiration photo had so many possibilities!
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  13. Amazing snowman gumball machine! You should patent this into a real one! LOL Very clever! Have a great weekend!

  14. This is so clever...and adorable! Love it!