Watercooler Wednesday Challenge – WWC48 – Time to Chill

WWC48 – Heidi’s Anything Goes with Snow

WWC48 Anything goes with snow image

Welcome to this weeks Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  Our theme this week is Anything Goes with Snow.  Heidi, our hostess for this weeks challenge,  found us a wonderful snow globe image filled with…what else…snow!   When I first put my ideas together I was really, really intending to create a paper version of a snow globe of my own…possibly as a card in a box version since anything goes with this challenge (as long as you include a snow element).   I even called dibs on the idea with the other challenge artists.  Sorry guys.  I just couldn’t get my ideas to gel and I lost the sketch I originally made to compound the brain freeze.  But…luckily…a friend and fellow demo who I do events with had a birthday that of course required a nice large sized card for all of us in the group to sign.  So…here’s my slightly stepped up version of that card.   I had so much fun creating the original that when a friend asked for a picture (that I forgot to take) I just had to create another to send her.  And of course…I just had to glam it up a bit more.   So think Snowy Day with Games and fun and lots of time to chill with other snowy friends on the slopes.  Happy Birthday once again Miss Linda.  And Patti…the real life copy of this card is on it’s way.


Time to Chill

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Watercooler Wednesday Challenge - WWC48 - Time to Chill - Jean Fitch  - Snow Play stamps and dies.  Free downloadable directions in the post.


Stamps: Snow Play

Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Lost Lagoon, Cherry Cobbler Ink Pads.   Cherry Cobbler & Pumpkin Pie Markers

Paper: Lost Lagoon & Whisper White (thick and standard) cardstock

Punches: Tree Builder

Tools & Adhesives:  Big Shot, Snow Friends Framelits,  Basic Jewel Rhinestones, Snail, dimensionals, Two Way Glue Pen, Glue Dots, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter


Tips:  A tiny tip that made creating this card go much, much faster:

Stamp your images all at once  then die cut all in a couple of passes through the Big Shot.  Some of the dies make for a tight fit when trying to cut them all at once so I found three passes worked very well.  Nice and quick though with all the images placed together on the one half sheet.  I even had space to punch the clouds!  You can even do the coloring of noses and feet and hat before you cut.  Then if you mess up…you can stamp and cut another!

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge -WWC48 - Time to Chill - tip for Snow Play images and die cuts -  stamp the images all at once then die cut.  See the post for the actual card and a free downloadable set of directions.

And…get your card base and layers fixed first so all you have to do is stamp the sentiment and have fun with the layout and details.

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge -WWC48 - Time to Chill card Base.   See full card in the post using Snow Play stamps and dies.  Free downloadable directions in the post.

This card base and layers are quick and easy.

Fold one full sheet (8-1/2″ x 11″) of Thick Whisper White in half for the base.

Cut Lost Lagoon Layer at 5″ x 8″.

Stamp the snow flake images in Lost Lagoon ink onto the Lost Lagoon layer.

Cut a piece of Whisper White to 4-3/4″ x 7-1/2″ and tear at a diagonal (2/3’s and 1/3 more or less).  Flip the one side so it crosses over and adhere.

Apply two way glue to the torn edges and where ever else you want sparkle then sprinkle with Dazzling Diamonds and tap off excess.

The rest is just punching clouds, adding rhinestones (after you have positioned the clouds and die cut snow friends) and having a fun time playing with the images you’ve stamped and die cut.  Reminded me of playing with paper dolls when I was a kid or those colorform plastic pieces you moved around and stuck on backgrounds.     Once you have the layout done just stick in place with dimensionals and glue dots.   For the original card I added a Birthday Sentiment to the inside and we all signed and added our own wishes and notes.   For this version I left it blank inside so Patti can share it with her own customers and then use it for whatever occasion she wants.  Since this set is luckily carrying over to the 2016 Occasions Catalog and Winter is predicted to last a good long while this year I’m looking forward to sharing more Snow Play creations.  After all…snow and snowmen aren’t just for Christmas!

Here’s a free set of basic directions and measurements that you are welcome to print and use for yourself or your classes.  Please leave all watermarks as is.

Snow Play Time to Chill Directions


That’s it for this challenge.  To see the rest of the design teams Anything Goes with Snow Challenge contributions head on over to the Challenge blog website here.   That’s also where you can add your own creation with the linky doodad.  When you add your own design and there are more than three entries, one of you will be a challenge winner or runner up and have the option to place our new badges on your own site.  Of course…you’ll also win bragging rights!

Check here to see the winner of last weeks challenge.  And here to see all the other linky and Artist Team entries.  Check the challenge site for rules on competing for future challenges.

We’re taking a short Christmas break so you’ll have two weeks to compete for this particular challenge.   Join us in the new year,  Wednesday, January 6th  for yet another Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all my challenge friends and readers and I hope you’ll give all the artists and challenge winners a little comment love.  😀

Jean Fitch in pink






2 Responses

  1. OMGosh Jean – your card is a-dor-able!! I love the penguin using the candy cane as a sled, and the rhinestones in the snowflakes 🙂 I’ve just had an awful time in pre-Christmas traffic, and your card has cheered me up to no end! Thanks so much, my friend – and I hope you have a very Merry Christmas! ♥

  2. Merry Christmas, Jean! Love your card. I’m beginning to regret not getting that bundle. Here in SoCal we’re having our little version of winter (59-62 daytime highs) and I have gotten into the spirit of a cold Christmas. Thank you for the detailed instructions. Look forward to your ideas next year!

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