Friendship Never Melts Away!


I know it isn't time for Tuesday T&T, but I had this cutie Snowman With Bird card done and so I decided to share it:



  1. Cover-A-Card Ticking was stamped twice (side by side) on white cardstock with Memento Summer Sky.
  2. Cover-A-Card Snowflakes was stamped on the left side Ticking area using Memento Toffee Crunch.
  3. The Snowflakes were also stamped alone on a remnant piece of white cardstock for embellishments on the card, inside card, and envelope.


  1. One Snowman With Bird was stamped on a piece of white cardstock with Memento Toffee Crunch and then cut out.  The nose and arms of the snowman and the bird and his feet were painted.
  2. A second image using the same ink was stamped onto the Cover-A-Card Ticking to the right (without the Snowflakes).  The snowman's neck scarf, hat, and the bird's neck scarf were cut out and mounted using for the 'Paper  Piecing' technique on the snowman and bird.  The stripes on both scarves were painted and the hat rim was painted on the snowman.
  3. A piece of white cardstock was put though the Cuttlebug using the largest Deckled Rectangles die.  The edges were shaded with the Memento Toffee Crunch and a Niji waterbrush.
  4. The cutout image was mounted on the deckled die cut using 3D Pop-Dots (except for the bird on the snowball).   The shadow around the snowman was done with Summer Sky mixed with water and applied with the Niji waterbrush.
  5. The sentiment, Friendship Never Melts, was stamped on white cardstock using Memento Rich Cocoa and put through the Cuttlebug using one of Spellbinders Fancy Tags Two.   The ends were trimmed and the edges painted like the deckled rectangle.  A little roughing of the edges was done using the scissors edge.
  6. Stickles Stardust was added to the snowman, snowball, ground area, and sentiment as shown.  White Flower Soft was added to the pom-pom of the snowman's hat and the rim of the hat.

Action Wobble 1  Actionwobble a

The Bird & The Action Wobble:

  1. Remember the bird was left without gluing or 3D pop dots.  Here is how I mounted the Action Wobble.  I didn't want it to have a full wobble.  :-)  So I flipped it over.  Top becomes the bottom and vice versa.
  2. I punched a hole in the corner of the deckled die cut under the bird and snowball area.
  3. I trimmed around the small circle as shown in the first photo above.   Then I threaded it threw the hole like a corkscrew.
  4. Glue dots were used between the bottom of the Wobble and the rectangle base.
  5. Because the Wobble is reversed, a glue dot was added to the little round plastic circle center and then attached to the bird/snowball.  It moves but not enough to break the snowman arm.  The rest of the Wobble base on the bottom was trimmed to the edge of the die cut.


  1. The Ticking with Snowflakes was mounted to white cardstock.
  2. The snowman with bird on rectangle was mounted as shown with no pop dots on only the right-hand bottom corner.
  3. The sentiment was mounted with 3D Pop dots.
  4. Remnant ribbon was threaded under the image and a bow added with the Bow-Easy.
  5. Trimmed snowflakes from that background were trimmed and mounted on the ends with some of the same glitter.

Inside Card & Envy:

  1. Deckle scissors were used on leftover Ticking & Snowflake background for the inside and on envy as shown. 
  2. More trimmed snowflakes from the Snowflake only background were used as shown with added glitter glue.

That's it for this week on T&T.  See  you back here Thursday for our DT member's treat!!  Hope you week turns out great!  Thanks for stopping by to look and say hi!





T&T Frog Day And CHA DT Blog Hop Coming!!

CHA Summer DT Blog Hop

Before the 'sneak peek', make time this next week to attend our CHA Summer DT Blog Hop:

  • It will be held Monday, July 15, through Friday, July 20.
  • A Gift Certificate Drawing will be held every day and an extra one on Friday.
  • To be eligible to win each day you must leave a comment on the blog of each participating DT members blog for that day.
  • To be eligible to win on the extra drawing Friday you must have commented on each blog each day, including Friday.
  • If you have any questions please ask by emailing me.  My email is near the top of the right-hand column.

Sneak Peek

Hope to see you all there.  Now for the 'sneak peek'.  I want to let you know that the two sneak peek stamps are not available in the online store now, but I will let you know when the stamps shown at CHA are in the online store.

Little Witch & Frog - F11042, Hand Over The Candy - C3832, Cover-A-Card Dotty Circles - CC095, Small Circle Shake-It Pouch, Action Wobble

Below are the items I pulled together to get started.


  1. (VersaMark Resist technique works with any kind of ink.  I used watercolor.  Brayers and any dye or pigment ink will work.  If you use pigment, you may want to wipe down the cardstock after to pull it from the VersaMark. ) Cover-A-Card Dotty Circles was stamped on white cardstock with Versamark.
  2. The dark green and VersaMarked cardstock was put through the Cuttlebug.  The VersaMarked cardstock was trimmed to fit in the center of the dark green.


  1. Little Witch & Frog was inked with Memento Tuxedo Black 3 times.  The first one I used as a map to mount the frog and some of the witch, and also to decide how and where to mount the Small Circle Shake-It Pouch.
  2. They were painted with twinks, but dyes, other watercolors, or Copic/ShinHan markers can also be used.  I stamp with Memento Tuxedo Black and paint with Twinkling H2O's without a problem.   Some people have problems with dyes running when using watercolors.


  3. I trimmed around the little witch and the frog.


  4. After I trimmed around the little frog I made his background.  I wanted him to "wobble".   I used a dark green cardstock remnant and put it though the Cuttlebug using the smaller floral edge.  I am showing you white thinking it would show up better.
  5. Lined up the Shake-It Pouch and drew around the edge.  Trimmed to the white area you see above.  Below shows you how it looks in the green.



  1. I assembled the shaker first by placing the beads/stars in the middle and then removing the seal protection on the Shake-It Pouch and mounted it.  Then I attached the green border and added some stars with Glossy Accents.
  2. I placed it temporarily and mounted the witch with 3D pop dots.
  3. I attached the Action Wobble to the back of the Shake-It Pouch.  Next I attached it to the card front as shown.
  4. I added the May Arts ribbon and a bow, done with the Bow-Easy.


      The sentiment was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black and then put through the Cuttlebug with a smaller Spellbinders Labels Eight die.

Thanks for stopping by to look and don't forget you still have until 10 pm tomorrow night to join us in the "Dies" challenge.   DT Thursday is just around the corner too!!





New-look Website & Blog


I am thrilled to announce the launch of our new website and blog design. We've added many features to the website to make your shopping experience easier, including the following:

  • Sample card images attached to each stamp. If we have samples for a particular stamp, we've added them to the actual product listing so they are easy to find. 
  • Wish Lists. We have installed a new wish list feature that allows you to shop on the site and save items to your list so you can retrieve them later. You may also save your entire shopping basket to a wish list. It's a great way to mark stamps (or samples) you'd like to reference later.
  • Order History. Now your order history with us is online including tracking information.
  • Improved Search Function. We have added keyword searching to make searching for particular stamps easier.
  • Gift Certificates. We've added gift certificates as a product so you can purchase them in $25, $50, and $100 denominations.
  • New Products. By popular demand we have added Colorbox Fluid Chalk ink pads AND reinkers to the site. We are stocking the entire line of these pads as we use them so often with our Cover-a-Card background stamps. We have also added Action Wobble springs to the site as well (see below for a special offer).
  • Interface Improvements. There are other improvements to the shopping interface including breadcrumbs (you can see which categories a stamp is in), a mini-basket listing on the main screen, a "continue shopping" link in the shopping basket so you can pick up where you left off after adding items to your basket, and more...

I encourage you to take a look around the new site to see the improvements for yourself.

From now until Memorial Day (Monday, May 28) at midnight we are offering free shipping on all orders over just $15.00 and a free pack of 5 Action Wobble springs with every order! (Free Shipping for US & Canada only, Action Wobbles will be included in ALL orders. Wholesale orders excluded.)

Shaking Shaker Card

If you haven't seen the Action Wobble springs in "action", here's a quick tutorial using one to make a shaker card that shakes:

  1. This card uses our shaker pouches, the new die that cuts frames for the shaker pouches, a Bib Card from The Paper Cut, and features a cute Zenspirations clear set called What A Hoot.

  2. I used a punched circle for the larger owl, but you can use just a scrap of white cardstock and trim around it once you've attached the shaker pouch (see step 7). I also used a small scallop punched circle for the smaller owl.  Stamp both owls in black and color them.


  3. Stamp the Sno Cone Bib Overlay with our rectangular Cover-a-Card Stars background using Colorbox Fluid Chalk Blue Iris. Stamp the sentiment on a white strip also.

  4. The new Circle Shaker Die cuts frames for both sizes of our shaker pouches.  We are using the small circle pouch for this card and when you cut the frame, a by-product is a solid circle which just happens to fit the circle on the bib card perfectly so we're using it as well. Assemble the card as shown.

  5. I'm using a confetti mix that has moons and different sizes of stars. Our shaker pouches are self-adhesive and the 1/4" "lip" that has the adhesive needs to be covered up.  We sell pre-cut overlays that cover it and now we have dies to make cute frames that cover it and allow you to place the shaker part anywhere on the card that you would like.

  6. When I use things inside the shaker that are not prone to roll around (like beads), I just pile them up in the center of the image (keep any inclusions away from the edges so that they don't get stuck in the adhesive, which breaks the seal and ruins your card).

  7. Peel off the adhesive strip (sometimes it's a little tough to get it off, I just flick the pad of my finger on the edge of the pouch until I catch it and peel it back).  CAREFULLY place the pouch over the image, being careful to center it (especially if you are using just a scrap of paper). You can swipe the inside with a baby wipe before peel off the adhesive to get rid of static if that's a problem. Once you've stuck it down you CANNOT move it so be careful.

  8. Now put adhesive ON THE LIP of the pouch. For this card I do this but if you're just doing a normal shaker card you can place the adhesive on the frame or overlay. Because this shaker pouch is going to move around on the card when it wobbles, any adhesive on the back might stick to the card and prevent it from moving.  I just used my tape runner and put little pieces of adhesive around the lip in 5 or 6 places.


  9. Place the frame over the pouch and adhere.

  10. Attach the Action Wobble piece to the back of the shaker (the Action Wobble has printed instructions on it as to which piece goes on the card and which goes on the "wobbling" piece). They are also self-adhesive on both sides of the wobble spring.


  11. And here's the finished card!

  12. Check out the video to see it in action!


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