First Flakes with Snow Place

Homemade card by Natalie Lapakko featuring Snow Place stamps and By the Shore DSP from Stampin Up!

First Flakes with Snow Place

This is the first card I’ve made with this little snowman. I’ve used the penguin from this set a lot, but only because you can get away with stamping penguins in the summer. It’s a little harder to get away with little guys actually made of snow. I’m so glad to have the chance to finally give him a spin!

I decided that this snowman looks like he’s looking up at the sky, just waiting for snow. I was able to position his arms, since they are separate stamps, in such a way to let him catch those very first flakes.

I think if I were to make this card again, I’d try some silver embossing on the snowflakes to add a little additional sparkle. The rhinestones provide a little, but it couldn’t hurt to have a little more!

Challenge Inspiration

This card was inspired by Paper Players Challenge #318!


I used the shape of the snowman in place of the circle and extended the red banner all the way across my card in the form of the silver ribbon. I also left off a sentiment. I had “Let it Snow” picked out and ready to go, but it didn’t quite fit with the other elements, so it didn’t make the cut.

Winter card with Snow Place stamps and By the Shore DSP from Stampin Up! Design by Natalie Lapakko.

Card Directions

  1. Cut a Whisper White card base.
  2. Cut a piece of By the Shore Designer Series Paper 1/4″ (0.6 cm) smaller than the card base. Cut another piece at 1″ by 3″ (2.5 cm x 7.5 cm).
  3. Cut a Whisper White panel 1/2″ (1.2 cm) smaller than the card base.
  4. Stamp a snowman and his lowered arm onto Whisper White cardstock. Fussy cut him out. Color his nose with a Pumpkin Pie  Stampin’ Write Marker.
  5. Position the snowman and the panels where they will be on the final card. Move the snowman slightly and stamp the snowman’s second arm onto the background paper.
  6. Stamp snowflakes from the Christmas Pines stamp set onto the Whisper White background panel. Start with the snowflakes closest to the snowman’s hand, then add additional snowflakes to the edges as needed.
  7. Adhere the small By the Shore panel. Place the silver Glitter Ribbon and bend the ends around the back of the panel and adhere them there.
  8. Adhere the snowman with a dimensional.
  9. Add rhinestones over the top of some of the snowflakes. I used small ones at the bottom and increased the size I went up the paper.
  10. Adhere the Whisper White background panel to the large By the Shore panel and the card base.

Winter card with Snow Place stamps and By the Shore DSP. Design by Natalie Lapakko.

Monochromatic Color Combination

This is a monochromatic color scheme, all neutral colors and various tints of Dapper Denim. This particular piece of By the Shore Designer Series Paper would normally be used for nautical themed cards, but it reminded me of snow drifts. Living in Minnesota, I see a lot more snow drifts than oceans I suppose!

Color combo: Dapper Denim, Silver

Thanks for visiting and happy stamping!


Cardstock: Whisper White (c) Stampin’ Up!

Paper: By the Shore Designer Series Paper (c) Stampin’ Up!

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Stamps: Snow Place stamp set (c) Stampin’ Up!

Markers: Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Write Marker (c) Stampin’ Up!

Other: silver ribbon from Glitter Ribbon Combo Pack (c) Stampin’ Up!

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0 thoughts on “First Flakes with Snow Place”

  1. So sweet! Love how you used seaside paper for snow–clever! Such a cute little snowman sprinkling snowflakes across your card. Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players!

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