Snowman Card for PP418 Color Challenge

It’s Sunday, and time to play with The Paper Players! This week, the lovely Laurie has a color challenge for us, and what a delicious trio of colors it is!

snowman cardI thought these fun and cheerful colors would be perfect for a snowman card using Stampin’ Up!’s Spirited Snowmen set.  I decided to bring the snow couple to life.  What you think? Was my mission accomplished?

snowman card

Would you like a step-by-step tutorial so you can create your own snowman – snow couple card?  Here you go!

Stamps and Papers and Inks…Oh, My!
  • Stamps:  Spirited Snowmen (148075 W, 148072 C)
  • Paper: 
  • 119793 Poppy Parade cardstock (4-1/4” x 11”)
  • 105118 So Saffron cardstock (3-3/8” x 4-3/4”)
  • 101910 Shimmery White cardstock (3-1/8” x 4-5/8”)
  • 100730 Whisper White cardstock (scrap)
  • 146957 Sparkle Glimmer Paper (scrap)
  • 146967 Neutrals 6” x 6” Designer Series Paper (4” x 5-1/4” Smoky Slate dots)
  • 146966 Subtles 6” x 6” Designer Series Paper (3-1/4” x 7/16” So Saffron stripe)
  • Ink:  132708 Tuxedo Black Memento, 147145 Lemon Lime Twist, 147107 Pool Party, 147050 Poppy Parade, 147086 Pumpkin Pie, 147113 Smoky Slate, 147109 So Saffron, 147146 Tranquil Tide
  • Other:  143263 Big Shot, 146962 Snowfall Thinlits (available Nov. 1 – 30), 145645 Shimmery White Embossing Paste, 142808 Palette Knives, 102845 Blender Pens, 147806 Galvanized Clips, 146938 Poppy Parade ¼” Mini Striped Ribbon, 103579 Paper Snips, 104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals, 104332 SNAIL Permanent Adhesive, 138309 Fine-tip Glue Pen, 103683 Mini Glue Dots

1.  Score the Poppy Parade cardstock at 5-1/2” to create the card base. Crease with a bone folder.

2.  Adhere the Smoky Slate designer paper onto the card base, followed by the So Saffron cardstock, positioned at an angle as shown.

3.  Ink the snow couple image in Tuxedo Black and stamp onto Shimmery White cardstock. Color the image using Blender Pens and the following inks:  Smoky Slate – hat, arms; Poppy Parade – hat band, heart, holly berries, scarf; Pumpkin Pie – carrot nose; So Saffron – scarf, hat, apron bow; Lemon Lime Twist – holly leaves; Tranquil Tide – shading on holly leaves; Pool Party – shading on and around the snow couple.


4.  Adhere the image panel to the card base with dimensionals. Create snow at the base of the couple by using Shimmery Embossing Paste.

5.  Stamp the sentiment in Tuxedo Black ink onto striped So Saffron paper. Snip the end of the banner into a “V”. Use the galvanized clip to attach the sentiment to the card.

6.  Stamp the holly leaves in Tuxedo Black. Color with Blender Pens and the following inks:  Lemon Lime Twist – leaves; Tranquil Tide – shading on leaves; Poppy Parade – berries. Snip out. Attach to the galvanized clip with a mini glue dot.  Add a snippet of ribbon to the galvanized clip.

snowman card

7.  Die cut three small snowflakes from Sparkle glimmer paper using Snowfall thinlits. Adhere to the card as illustrated.

Isn’t this little snowman couple cute?  I’ll be anxious to hear what you think of today’s  card,  so don’t forget to leave a comment.  And don’t forget to visit the rest of the Design Team for more colorific inspiration!

The Paper Players Design Team

Claire Broadwater
Anne Marie Hile
Joanne James
Laurie Schmidt
LeAnne Pugliese
Sandy Mathis
Annie Abrahamson
Jan Clothier
Elizabeth Stewart

Ready to make your own snowman card?  If you enjoyed today’s snowman – snowcouple card, and would like to try your hand at creating your own,  the supply list is located below.  Clicking on a product takes you right to my store.  Be sure to use this month’s Host Code.  Online orders over $75 (before tax and shipping) will receive a special little somethin’-somethin’ from me IF you use the Host Code.   If your order is $150 or more, please do not use the Host Code.  You will automatically receive the gift from me, as well as your own Host Rewards.

November: SCCEZ293

As always, if you have any questions about the cards I create or the techniques I use, I am only an email away.  Now scurry on over and see what my fellow design team members have created.  Until next time…
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Price: $110.00


  1. Darling card! Beautiful coloring and super ‘snow.’

  2. After the illness and subsequent death of my husband I had stopped stamping for for a few years. I’m back at it and I love love love your creative unique designs. And thank you for the fantastic detailed materials list and directions. I’m a dedicated follower.

  3. Yay – you chose snowmen too! I love this cute pair and the addition of the textured snow and sparkly snowflakes adds some lovely dimension to your card. Great job!

  4. Wonderful card, Ann. The addition of the die-cut snowflakes really does add fabulous dimension to your card. Fabulous coloring, too.

  5. What a sweet sweet card. I have to ditto Kathryn J. Page comment, you are definitely amazing 😉 and thanks so much for sharing your beautiful creations.

  6. Ann, These snow people are ADORABLE!!! Yes you brought them to life. Love the shading, the sweet sentiment, the 3D snow, and the tiny ribbon/clip/holly…. such a nice touch…. as usual you always create such fantastic cards. Love it all! Hugs.

  7. Ann, these little snowmen make me smile! I love your coloring and those glittery snowflakes are fabulous! The layout, the sentiment and the little bow and holly are perfect! Have a wonderful weekend, My Friend! XX

  8. Ann this is so cute! I love those adorable snow people and the sweet sentiment. I love the embellishments, too!

  9. Sweet as can be, Ann! I just love this little couple, and your shading brings them to life! Love the snow too! It makes me cold just to look at it, it’s so real!

  10. Fantastic! Such a lovely snowy couple! I like the extra details you’ve slipped in like the snowflakes and the textured snow for them to canoodle on. It’s interesting to see that your card and Joanne’s are similar yet so different too.

  11. Love this couple and your design. I have this stamp and think I will “copy” this card ..thanks for the inspiration. ..Alyece Garrett

  12. LOVE that stamp set! LOVE what you did with the couple! ….

  13. What a cute couple. Great card!

  14. Beautiful card. thanks for sharing.

  15. Hi MsAnn, I love that beautiful card ,
    I’m so glad I got to see you , hope you had a safe trip, hugs to the fur baby ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️
    Hugs Frenchie

  16. Wonderful card, Ann. Now I am thinking I want this stamp set!


  17. I’m really loving the cards made with this set…it’s just adorable! I like the cute holly and bow you added too. Such a fun card!!!

  18. I have been admiring your beautiful cards for years. You are extremely talented and inspire so many others with your work. Thank you for sharing your creativity with us.

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