Saturday, January 20, 2024

BPM/IBFS: Winter Fun

Hi friends!

Welcome back to Paper Play.  Today’s share continues with the theme of my last Blank Page Muse post of celebrating through the eyes of childhood wonder.  The thrill of skating in the winter; gliding along as the snow gently falls.  The quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson is the perfect accompaniment for it.


Here’s what I used to make it:

Blank Page Muse Winter Wonderland Art Rubber Stamp Sheet Set https://blankpagemuse.com/products/winter-wonderland-art-rubber-stamp-sheet-set.html

Blank Page Muse Announced By All Sentiment Art Rubber Stamp https://blankpagemuse.com/products/announced-by-all-sentiment-art-rubber-stamp-tts124-04.html

Trees stamp from Tim Holtz

Blue foil card stock

Black card stock

Here’s I made it:

Cut a 1.5” strip of blue foil card stock and adhere to card panel with doible sided tape.  This becomes the ice.

Stanped the trees just above the ice on card panel with Indigo blue ink.

Splattered white ink to make snow.



Stamped the ice skaters onto gray card stock with blank ink; colored over the skaters with a metallic black market; fussy cut the image and adhered it to the card panel with double sided tape.



Adhered card panel to card base with double sides tape.

The vintage images are so beautiful and make me happy.  This is the perfect card to send as a hello to a winter weather lover!

Thank you for spending some time here with me today.  Until next time . . . be well!


Wednesday, January 10, 2024

BPM/IBFS: Sledding into the New Year


Happy 2024, friends!

Welcome back to Paper Play.  I hope that your 2024 is off to a wonderful start.  The new year is an opportunity for all of us to remember, reflect, start anew.  Today’s card celebrates that through the lens of childhood innocence and winter fun.  I hope we all sled into the new year with this in mind!


I fell in love with these vintage images as soon as I saw them on the Blank Page Muse website.  They reminded me of the hours I’d spend outside sledding as a kid.

Here’s what I used to make it:

Blank Page Muse Winter Wonderland Art Rubber Stamp Sheet Set https://blankpagemuse.com/products/winter-wonderland-art-rubber-stamp-sheet-set.html
Clear Embossing Ink
White Sparkle Embossing Powder
LawnFawn Yeti White Pigment Ink
Navy Blue Ink

Here’s how I made it:

Used a set of nesting rectangle dies to create a frame and then stamped the snowflake border on it using the white pigment ink.


Cut hills from white card stock, inked with clear embossing ink, sprinkled with white sparkle embossing powder, and set with a heat tool.
Adhered hills to card base with double sided foam tape.  Stamped Let it Snow and snowflakes onto card base with white pigment ink.
Adhered frame to card base with double sided foam tape.
Stamped the sledders onto white card stock with navy blue ink and fussy cut them out.



Adhered sledders to the hills with double sides tape.

Such a fun card to celebrate the new year.  I hope that you enjoyed reading about these beautiful stamps and my creative process.  I look forward to more time with each of you here on Paper Play in the coming weeks.

Until next be . . . be well!

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