Simple & Stepped Up Snow Front Cards!

I LOVE to make SIMPLE cards that have just a bit of WOW to them! I believe that anyone can create a card. If you are a beginner, you could definitely create this card. This is a super EASY card that even you can do! Using the Stamparatus tool truly makes projects like this go much quicker with precision stamping but you can also just use the Acrylic Clear Blocks.

Evidently I mailed my stepped up card that I used Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush to my dad without getting a picture of it before doing so! I don’t have time to replicate it at this point but you’ll see it in my video. The difference between these two cards, other than using 3 different colors, is that I added a coordinating card base to match the pond (or lake). It’s still a simple card with just a bit more appeal.

I’m still VERY NEW to doing videos so please bear with me when you are watching! After I’ve done a video and watch the replay, I am my own worse critic!


  • Stamp Sets: Snow Front Photopolymer Stamp Set & Celebrate Sunflowers Cling Stamp Set 
  • Cardstock:
    • Whisper White Thick 8-1/2” X 5-1/2” Base – Scored at 4-1/4” (NOW BASIC WHITE! SEE INFORMATION AT BOTTOM OF POST!)
  • Ink Pads:
    • Misty Moonlight – Pond (or Lake)
    • Gray Granite – Upper Mountains
    • Early Espresso – Deer
    • Soft Suede – Sentiment for outside/inside
    • Crumb Cake – Lower Mountains
    • Shaded Spruce – Trees
    • Cherry Cobbler – Little Bird
  • Tools: Stamparatus (or use Acrylic Clear Blocks), Bone Folder, Stampin’ Trimmer, Simply Shammy

For the stepped up version(s), I added a coordinating cardstock for the base that matches the pond. I then decided to use Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush to add some glitter to the mountain for a snow effect. I also switched out the Misty Moonlight, Shaded Spruce, and Cherry Cobbler to Night of Navy, Mossy Meadow, and Merry Merlot. With doing that you might as well add on Sahara Sand, Smoky Slate, and Basic Gray and buy the Neutrals Classic Stampin’ Pad Bundle!

Just a Note: You can use regular Basic White Cardstock verses Thick when just doing a front panel on a colored cardstock base.

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OOPS! If you do the stepped up version then you’ll need an adhesive to adhere your front panel to your card base. Stampin’ Seal #152813 or TomBow Mulitpurpose Liquid Glue #110755. The TomBow glue is more forgiving which allows you to position certain items a bit easier into place. Either one will work great though!


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Whisper White is no longer available. Stampin’ Up!’s supplier’s mill permanently closed due to COVID-19 pandemic. The following Basic White products are now available for you and your customers! I’ve added a PDF flyer that you can download to use until the new Annual Catalog is released.

  • BASIC WHITE 8-1/2″ X 11″ CARDSTOCK (159276)
  • BASIC WHITE 8-1/2″ X 11″ THICK CARDSTOCK (159229)
  • BASIC WHITE 12″ X 12″ CARDSTOCK (159231)
  • BASIC WHITE 3″ X 3″ ENVELOPES (159233)
Be sure to watch for more information regarding Basic White Paper products!
This is what your PDF FLYER will look like once you download!

Sneak Peek from On Stage!

I had to pleasure to attend this years On Stage event along with over 10,000 other Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators. Although it was a virtual event, hence the name OnStage@Home, it was a lot of fun to be able to participate. It was AWESOME getting a SNEEK PEEK at the upcoming products in the January-June 2021 Mini Catalog! My card above is one of the cards that I was able to make along with the Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, which was one of the many presenters. This part of the event was called Stamp & Share Experience. I opted to buy Dandy Garden Project Collection (Jan-Jun Mini Catalog products) prior to the event. Attendees were provided with a list of items (suggested alternate items were included) needed along with measurements to be able to join in and make cards along with the presenter. I’m sorry to admit that I do not have the SU Demo’s name so I can give her credit for her design. I like to give credit where credit is due! I truly love the layout and design of her card. Here it is without the punched dragonflies . . .

There are THREE different types of card makers and/or scrapbookers or just crafters in general: Beginner, Casual, and Avid. This card style is what I would call SIMPLE and for a beginner. BTW, I love simple cards! Adding the punched little dragonflies simply adds a bit more to the card which would appeal to a casual card maker. But what about adding some embellishments onto those little butterflies?! That would definitely step it up a bit more which would definitely appeal to an Avid crafter.

The beauty of making cards is that you can make them as simple as you want or you can step them up by adding just a bit more or a lot more! Regardless of the type of crafter you are, Stampin’ Up! products certainly makes it easy and fun when it comes to creating! Plus I love how Stampin’ Up! makes it SO EASY to coordinate between inks, ribbons, papers, embellishments . . . you really need to check out ALL their products! Be sure to visit my online store at to see it ALL!

Speaking of products . . . this was my before prep for the Stamp & Share Experience. LOOK at all the 6″ x 6″ Dandy Garden Designer Series Paper! Love that paper! This DSP also coordinates with another stamp set that will also be available in the January-June 2021 Mini Catalog (JJ 2021).

I have my products grouped for each project (below) that was demonstrated by three different presenters! I’m sorry that I don’t have my other two cards to share at this time.

If you want to see a close up of the products from the Dandy Garden Project Collection that I was able to pre-order, visit this LINK. Remember these items are NOT available until the January-June 2021 Mini Catalog goes live in January.

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