Sheltering Christmas Jar

Sheltering Christmas Jar

Here’s a sneak peek at one of the cards we’ll be making at November classes. We’ll be making two of this one, using Sheltering Tree, Teeny Tiny Wishes, and Jar of Cheer.

Jar of Cheer, Sheltering Tree, Stampin' Up!

I love that little snowman! I stamped the tree and the snowman at the same time. Don’t you love those clear-mount and photopolymer stamps that you can add to the same block? I stamped the snowman two times – once on the Soft Sky Cardstock, and once on Whisper White. I cut out the snowman “basics” from the Whisper White version, added some color with Stampin’ Write Markers, then adhered it to the card. And how about that Dazzling Diamonds snow? I really love that Glimmer Paper.

Before I added the stamped and colored snowman and the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper, I stamped some of the Sheltering Tree snowflakes in Soft Sky and Whisper White. The final touch is the Teeny Tiny Wishes “Merry Christmas” in Cherry Cobbler.

Today, I had a surprise visit from Wesley and Amelia. She knows that all the fun stuff in this house – Jon’s old toys and my stamping tools – is downstairs, and she’s a stair master now. I still hold my breath when she goes down, but she does quite well. Usually she does a step at a time, but sometimes she decides to slide down two or three or five at once. My heart stops, but she has fun. Kids.

I use Stampin’ Up! grid sheets when I stamp, and I had just thrown one away. She saw all the ink and colors on it and was very excited to rescue it from the trash. And then she found a stamp. She’s played with my photopolymer and clear-mount stamps before, but this was the first wood-mount she had seen. So I inked it and we stamped. And stamped and stamped. Amelia loves dogs and cats and elephants and frogs, so I pulled out Bella & Friends, Pretty Kitty, and Love You Lots and we stamped some more. Then she used her colored pencils to color and add a bit of texture (the pencil popped through the paper).

Bella & Friends, Pretty Kitty, Love You Lots, Stampin' Up!

We had such fun – and I have finally found a stamping buddy! She LOVES to get ink on her fingers and she’s a master at coloring. She doesn’t scribble like most toddlers. She has a plan. Yes, I know, I’m a little biased, but I think she’s a genius. She has definitely inherited her mommy’s talent for art.

Hope you’re having a wonderful week! Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy.

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About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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10 Responses to Sheltering Christmas Jar

  1. Susan Horr says:

    Amelia is an awesome stamper. You should sign her up as a demo! I bet she would be Silver Elite in no time! Everyone will want to buy from her because she is so cute! 🙂

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  2. Emilie Boyd says:

    that little girl did an incredible job of coloring for a child her age.

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  3. Jackie says:

    Buffy, LOVE this card. Perfect combination of tree and snowman. Also, WOW! Amelia’s artwork is very sophisticated for one so young!

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  4. Mom says:

    The snowman IS adorable, but you need to frame Amelia’s art work. She colors better than I do, and I am over 40 times her age!!!!!! So glad you found a stamping buddy – her visits are always an adventure!!!!

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  5. debsmart says:

    Wow, I just love your snowman card, Buffy! The glittering snow is gorgeous. I can’t believe Amelia’s colouring – look at that frog! I know you’ll be enjoying lots of time with your stampin’ buddy 🙂

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