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QKR Stampede Warming Up Christmas card

Christmas card featuring QKR Stampede Warming Up digital stamp, by Paperesse.

I've used QKR Stampede's Warming Up digi as the focal point for this Christmas card. As I've mentioned on a few posts now, I'm on a quest to pair Christmas images with humorous or punny French sentiments. I was rather proud of myself for coming up with this one – nos penseés les plus chaleureuses – literally  'our warmest thoughts' – which seemed to suit this tush toasting Snowman perfectly. Although the way this phrase is used in French would more appropriately translate to 'with loving thoughts'. Even my French husband, who didn't get my Escargot Christmas card right away, got this one.

I opted for a non-Christmas paper – Tactile Studio Whimsey digital paper pack – and since I liked the paper so much and couldn't decide which ones I wanted to use, I layered the heck out of it for maximum paper visibility. I think this one will have to be hand delivered; as it's on the heavy side I shudder to think what it would cost to mail.

Not wanting to distract from the pretty papers, I kept embellishments simple – a wooden snowflake and button.

Supply List
Paper – cardstock, Tactile Studio Whimsey digital paper pack.
Digital stamp – QKR Stampede Warming Up
Color – Caran d'Ache Luminance 6901 pencils
Dies – Die-Namics square stax
Embellishments – wooden snowflake, button
Font – Candy Round BTN

I'm linking up with: QKR Stampede #299 – ATG, The Holly and Ivy Challenge #31 – ATG Christmas, The Merry Christmas Challenge #24 – ATG Christmas, ABC Christmas Challenge 6 June – L is for Love, and Sweet Stampin' Christmas June – ATG Christmas.


  1. Love that snowman...hope his butt doesn't melt!!! Fabulous fun card! Thanks for entering our challenge at Sweet Stampin' Christmas!

  2. LOL! His melting buns amuse me - and a perfect sentiment! And you KNOW it works when your hubby gets it! Great choice of papers - you have such a knack for that. Between the lush layers and your smooooth pencil work, you have another winner Shani!

  3. Tee hee - love it! Wonderful colouring and all the layers are fabulous....even if you do need to hand deliver it. Wtg with the sentiment - so clever!

  4. Lovely card with wonderful design. Love all the layers. Smashing! Thanks for joining us over at TMCC this week.
    Love n hugs

  5. C'est un formicable bonhomme de neige - what a fabulous snowman. But he may not last long... Thanks for joining the QKR Stampede challenge this week. Dorothy S, DT member

  6. Love me a snowman all of the time! Love your card! please return for the next upcoming challenge - have a blessed day - Gail Scott The Merry Christmas Challenge DT

  7. I enjoy your punny sentiments and cute digis. You have a great eye for pairing patterns.

  8. Superbe ces papiers!!! Le bleu est ma couleur préférée, et il va si bien avec les bonhommes de neige... J'adore le message surtout quand on le compare avec le bonhomme qui se réchauffe les fesses. Très mignon!!

  9. Such a gorgeous card! Cute image and papers/colours. Thank you for joining us at abc christmas challenge. Luv, Wilma

  10. Ha ha - such a fun card!
    Thanks so much for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x

  11. So very fun!! Your snowman reminds me of myself, camping on cold nights. I roast my tush too!! Perhaps it's because my first language is English but I got the punny sentiment right away. :)


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