Sunday, November 1, 2009

Caardvark Holiday Hop Day 1



Welcome to Day 1 of the Caardvarks Holiday Hop! Hopefully you have come here from Nathalia's blog during your tour on this hop. If not, please go to the Caardvarks blog to get started on the hop. You will also need to go back to the Caardvarks blog at the end of this hop to leave a comment. You don't want to miss any of the wonderful creations, and there's a chance to win a prize too! :-)

There will be different prizes for each day of the Holiday Hop, so please visit the Caardvarks blog to get started each day from November 1 though 3 (Sunday through Tuesday). You could win a Fall card kit, a Halloween mini album, or a $25 gift certificate to the Creative Cuts and More store. :-)


Day 1 of this Holiday Hop is all about Christmas cards. Don't you just love these A2 Four Pane Window cards from Creative Cuts and More? I've had a blast creating a bunch of cards with these. Here is my latest creation with a Fuzzy Snowman scene.

The A2 Four Pane Window card is die cut from Carob Cream Bazzill Smoothies cardstock, and I stamped some white snow all over the front. The snowman is a die cut from Creative Cuts and More as well, and I covered it with glue and then smooshed some Polar White Flower Soft into the glue until I had him covered, except for the hat. I used a black copic marker to color in the hat. After the glue was dry and the Flower Soft was set, I squirted on some black stickles for the eyes and the buttons. The mouth was done with a tiny sharpie marker.

See the little twigs for the snowman's arms? I found a scrap piece of brown cardstock and just freehandedly cut out the twigs. I used more scrap pieces of cardstock to create the little sign next to the snowman. :-)

The wreath was colored with copic markers and then dotted with some red stickles. I used a clear stickles on the torn paper down below for the snow drifts, and I created some icicles across the top of the card with the same clear stickles. Lots of waiting around for things to dry, but it was worth it. :-)

I hope you enjoyed this holiday card today. As a special surprise, Creative Cuts and More is offering a special discount code for you when you place your order. To get the code, please visit the Caardvarks blog when you are at the end of this hop. Don't forget to sign up for the newsletter HERE to receive the latest updates and discount codes from Creative Cuts and More.


Now it's time to hop on over to your next stop - Carla's blog!



Die Cuts: A2 Four Pane Window card, Snowman (this is not on the website, so email me if you would like to order some, and I will put you in touch with the owner)
Stamps: Christmas Cheer (Cornish Heritage Farms), Itty Bitty Backgrounds (Stampin Up)
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Memento London Fog, Fresh Snow (PaperTreyink)
CS: white, Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, K and Co designer paper
Stickles: Christmas Red, Star Dust, Black Diamonds
Other: copic markers, Polar White Flower Soft, distress tool, sponge

53 comments:

Pamela Smerker said...

adorable Holly, love how you used that window card. Gonna have to try that!

Eva said...

This is soooo cute...love the window card!

Mama Tuttle said...

I love the window card! It's so sweet . . . love the icicles at the top as well!

helen said...

love the icicles very chilling!

Whimcees said...

I DID enjoy this holiday card! Thank you for sharing!

Barbara Diane

mustangkayla said...

Cute card! I love the texture to your snowman!

Steph Zerbe said...

Love the glitter snow at the top. Your snowman arms are brilliant!! Love that sign too, nice touch. So fun!

Jeri said...

Your card is super. The window cards from CC&M are absolutely my fave.

Amy said...

I love the wonderful little touches you gave the snowman and card. Great work!!

khunter47 said...

Precious card. Thank you.

Andrea Amu said...

What a cute snowman! TFS!

mulberry station said...

What a fun window card. It almost looks like it is snowing. Very Cute!

Colleen said...

Cute card, done very well.

Laurie Marmon said...

very cute snowman. :)

Tasha said...

This is really cute - loving the cute snowman
love tasha xx

Laura.K said...

Wow. A nice card. I love the "icy top".

linda said...

Cool card! Love the effect created up top to simulate the icicles and snow!

Bonnie B said...

I love the window card and I have never made one. I'll have to do that soon.

Kathlene said...

I wondered if that was Flower Soft--awesome use of a great product. Love the stickles and the sweet snowman. TFS.

A Little Licht on the Subject... said...

Love the snowman outside the window - and the falling snow effect!

Nicky Hsu said...

What a cute snow man!! Such a wonderful card.

Susan McRae said...

Great texture on the snowman!

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Ginger said...

love the card

Ceal said...

Super card Holly I love the snowman!

Dawn Edwards said...

I love the snowman How Cute!

colourmehappy said...

Wow Holly, this is gorgeous!!

dstandard said...

How wonderful - love the texture on your snowman!

Divya Rao said...

Such a cute card!

Kelly Rasmussen said...

very cute!

Susan Grapengater said...

Your snowman is a work of art, so very cute!

Die Cut Diva said...

What a great job you do with these window cards - Holly - I love the snowman and the fact that you gave him texture. An adorable Christmas card

Joan Ervin said...

This is such an adorable holiday card, Holly!!! Your little snowman with the *twig* arms is adorable and I love the beautiful snow scene you created!!!!

silvia said...

Cute!! LOVE the snowman!!

Chrissy D said...

Girlie - This card is SCRUMPTIOUSLY DELICIOUS!!! That snowman looks like he has coconut on him...yummmm - I know it is flower soft, but you go a month without sugar!!! ROFL

tomiannie said...

This one really makes me feel Christmasy!

marla said...

Love the window card and the glitter!!

Beverly S. said...

Cute card....love the snowman on it. :)

Robi said...

I love your use of the Stickles! Great use of your scraps --- kudos to you!!! :)

Heidi Van Laar said...

Totally cute and creative! I'm in love with that snowman!

(-: Heidi

Alice said...

Holly, what a beautiful card. I love it!

Linda said...

Love your snowman

Linda

connie said...

love the snowman and window card.

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

Cute snowman!!!

Jamilie said...

Too cute!!!

Teri said...

great job!

Helen F. said...

Super cute snowman...love the window looking into the house.

dahlhousedesigns said...

cute card

Diane said...

Cute card and love all the little details...that snowman is awesome!

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

Oh my Goodness! This is too sweet for words. LOVE that snowman. He looks like he's actually made of snow, and that little window with the patterned paper. Looks like real vintage wallpaper. Complete sweetness!

arielle said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

mdog said...

Thanks too cute

Margie said...

love the snow scene!