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By LeNae Gerig

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When stamping on metallic paper you will need to use a permanent ink like the StazOn® products. Afterwards, clean your stamps with StazOn™ Remover.

When stamping off of the edge of a photo or a letter, place them on scrap paper to protect your work surface before you stamp. Stamp over the letter and only that part of the stamp that touches the letter will have an image. If you want to cover the entire letter, stamp, re-ink and reposition after each impression. Overlapping impressions slightly, will give you the look of one continuous impression.



  1. Cut the light blue/sliver striped paper to a 11 1/4” square and mat with a 12” sheet of dark brown cardstock. Save the excess pieces of paper for later. Cut a 9” circle of the light blue/sliver patterned paper and ink the edges brown. Glue the circle 1/2” from the top of the striped paper and 3/4” from the right side.
  2. Stamp a loopy swirl down the right side of a 5”x7” photo and a snowflake at the upper left corner. Glue a 1/4” wide strip of the blue/silver paper near the bottom of the photo. Mat the photo with brown cardstock, leaving a 1/8” wide border. Mat again with silver paper, leaving a 1/4” wide border. Glue to the center of the paper, slightly offset of the circle.
  3. Lightly sand the letters in the word “Chillin” and stamp with a swirl stamp on the side or down the center of each letter. Mat each letter with brown cardstock and glue or foam tape each letter below the photo, as shown.
  4. Stamp large and small snowflakes on solid silver paper and cut out. Stamp two circle snowflake rings and use a craft knife to cut away the centers. Glue and foam tape the snowflakes around the photo, as shown.

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