Peace Love & Joy Snowflake Canvas


Today I have a project to share that I created with the Simon Says Stamp December card kit Everything Is Merry

Peace Love Joy Canvas

I have been wanting to create a canvas with the Tim Holtz snowflake rosette die for awhile now and when I received my Simon Says Stamp card kit, I decided to finally get one made.

I wish you could see it in real life because it is so sparkly and pretty!
And I wish I could capture the glittery snowflakes better on camera, but hopefully you get the idea.

I explain below how I made the canvas in case you want to make one of you own. 



The Canvas Step by Step

The canvas I used is 11" x 14". You can use whatever size you want and just change up the number of snowflakes depending on the size. I like the look of an odd number of snowflakes, but you can use how ever many you want! :-)

1. Stamp the cling dot background stamp onto the canvas with Versamark ink. I stamped mine 4 times to fill the center of the canvas. It doesn't have to be perfectly spaced. I actually think it looks better if its not since it's supposed to look like snow which is completely random. Cover the stamped background with white embossing powder and heat the entire canvas until all the embossing powder is melted.

2. Put some Broken China distress stain and water on a craft mat. I added Perfect Pearls to my water to give the background of the canvas a glittery shine. Using a large paintbrush, brush the stain and water mix across the entire canvas until you get it the colour you want. I left the edges of the canvas white and focused the colour over the embossed area in the center.

3. Create your snowflake rosettes using the Tim Holtz die and patterned papers from the SSS December card kit. Because the papers that come in the kit are 8x8, you'll need to cut two strips of the same pattern and tape them together to create one long strip. Otherwise, the paper won't be long enough to cut out the snowflake rosette. (to create my rosettes, I like to use Be Creative tape. I cut it into a square and lay it on the table with the exposed adhesive side up. I form my rosette over it and when I push it together and flatten it down, it sticks to the strong adhesive on the tape. Then I just add some glossy accents to the center for extra hold)

4. Dress up the snowflakes with ink and glitter. I rubbed Distress Ink in coordinating colours over the top of the snowflakes to add some dimension and make the folds in the snowflakes stand out. I just used the foam applicator and rubbed it over the top and around the edges. I also made my snowflakes glittery with Glitter Ritz Stardust glitter. To do this, I used a glue pen and added glue down all of the folds of the snowflakes as well as the tips. Then I sprinkled the glitter all over the snowflake and it adhered on the glue areas.

5. Finish snowflake centers with more glitter and gemstones. To do the glitter centers, I adhered Be Creative tape to regular white paper and punched out five little circles. I then peeled off the adhesive backing and added the same glitter I used on the snowflakes to the circles. I glued those to the center of the snowflakes and then added a gemstone to the center.

6. Adhere ribbon to the canvas where you want your snowflakes to hang. I used glossy accents to glue mine on so I know they will stay put. Then adhere all your snowflakes to the bottoms of the ribbons so they look they're hanging.

7. To finish off the canvas, create a sentiment banner and adhere it to the canvas with foam adhesive for some added dimension. To create my banner, I cut out a banner shape and stamped the Peace Love Joy on it. (I cut the stamp apart so each word was on its own and then lined them up side by side so it would fit on my banner.) I then added the same glitter from the snowflakes to the edge of the entire banner. Then add some gemstones randomly on the canvas.

And that's it!
Now you have a completed snowflake canvas to display during the holidays or give as a gift.
I hope this project inspires you to get the most out of your Simon Says Stamp card kits. I have a couple of cards that I also created with the kit that I'll share later this week.


Because Heidi and Simon Says Stamp are so generous, I have an extra December card kit to give away to one lucky person!
Just leave a comment on this post by midnight on Friday December 7/12 and I'll announce a winner on Saturday!

Thanks so much for stopping by today -
Be back soon!!

Steph ;-)



  1. Beautiful canvas, I love the snow flakes. The December card kit is awesome. Thanks for the chance to win it :)

  2. This is a fabulous piece! Thanks for sharing how you made it. I really love Tim's snowflake rosette.

  3. I have to say that the Snowflake Rosette die didn't really appeal to me until I saw your wonderful project! You've really made them look so pretty and festive. Love the patterned papers you used and how you glittered them. This die is on my wish list now!

  4. What a super way to use those dies! I love it!

  5. I am in love with that Tim Holtz snowflake die! What a great canvas! Love it! Thanks for sharing!

  6. So pretty!!! I love the glittery snowflakes! Thanks for the step by step instructions too. I bought a canvas but have not played with it yet!

  7. what a pretty canvas! I have a soft spot for snowflakes, snowmen and penguins :)

  8. What a lovely canvas! I would proudly display that in my home. Thank you so much for the inspiration!

  9. Your canvas is beautiful. I love it! Thanks for the great giveaway, too.

  10. Beautiful!! Love the kit....and that snowflake is amazing. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Beautiful!! Love the kit...and the snowflake is amazing. Thanks for sharing.

  12. Beautiful!! Love the kit....and that snowflake is amazing. Thanks for sharing.

  13. What a lovely canvas you've done!!!
    Love the snowfalkes.
    Hugs from Portugal.

  14. What a lovely canvas you've done!!!
    Love the snowflakes.
    Hugs from Portugal.

  15. I LOVE it. I wasn't that crazy about the Snowflake rosette die before, but after seeing this, I will have to get it. Thanks for the inspiration

  16. I just got my kit! i love it :) The cards you have made from it are wonderful - thank you for sharing :)