Saturday, November 9, 2013

Blue Snowman

Hi folks! I am in shock as I just realized it is NOVEMBER already! LOL I am still working on my Christmas card stash and I've got a cute Christmas card to share with you today. I hope y'all like it! :-)

Isn't that a cute snowman?? I stamped this Twinkles snowman (Impression Obsession) onto white cardstock and colored him with Copic markers. I cut him out with the 2" x 3" rectangle die from the new Blueprints #6 die set and then I set him aside while I worked on the rest of my card.

My card base is an A2 sized card using medium blue cardstock. I used the largest rectangle die from the Blueprints #6 die set to cut a white background layer as well as a blue snowflake background layer. The blue snowflake paper is from the new Graphic 45 6x6 paper pad called The 12 Days of Christmas. It's GORGEOUS! I love the colors and the patterns in this new paper pad.

I cut about an inch and a half off the bottom of the blue snowflake background layer that I just cut with the die and glued it directly to the white one. I stamped the sentiment, Christmas Sentiments stamp set (Impression Obsession), with black ink onto the white background layer and let it dry.

There is a solid dark blue paper in The 12 Days of Christmas paper pad, and I pulled that out and cut the pretty dotted scallop border (Blueprints #6 die set) from the dark blue paper. I glued that to my background papers directly above the stamped sentiment.

The colored snowman piece was glued to my background right above the dotted scallops and then I wrapped some blue seam binding around my background and tied it in a knot. I used the dark blue paper and cut it with the fun little rounded tag from the Blueprints #6 die set and glued it onto the side of my snowman piece. The button was die cut from white cardstock using the coordinating button die in the Blueprints #6 die set. I glued this die cut button down on the rounded tab piece. With all my pieces in place, this background piece was glued down to my card base.

I love this card. The snowman, the blue papers, the fun die cuts, and the sentiment all work perfectly together. I love how all these different die shapes from the new Blueprints #6 work so well together. I'm having a lot of fun playing with them! :-)

You can save 10% off your order when you shop at Classy Cards 'n Such by using this code, Holly-10, when you check out.  I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Sweet Stampin - Christmas is Coming
Crafty Calendar Challenge - All Things Christmas
A Creative Romance - Winter Blues
Stampavie and More #198 - Die Cut Embellishments (die cut button, scallops)
Inky Impressions #133 - Dies and Punches


Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Very cute. I like the scallops and the button. The blue is a perfect colour.

Jean Bullock said...

this is a darling snowman card. Love the colors you used and the snowflake paper is perfect for this card. Well done.

Sammy said...

So lovely! That paper is delicious! Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin'. Sammy-x

Inkypinkydelights said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely festive creation at Sweet Stampin' and good luck with the Challenge. Judy DT

Vicky said...

So beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Inky Impressions for our dies and punches challenge, good luck!!

hugs Vicky xx

Rosie said...

Oh my word, this is sooooo cute! I love the snowman, the colors you used and the's all perfect! Thank you for joining our challenge at The Paper Shelter! Hugs, Rosie

Merkkari said...

I love all your details :) Such a lovely card! Thank you for joining our challenge at The Paper Shelter! Hugs, Merkkari

Chris said...

Super Christmas card! Cute snowman and the design is beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Sweet
Stampin' this week

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering your lovely card for CHNC challenge 150 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for November - I'd love to see it there too. x

Louise said...

Love your snowman card,,thank you for joining us at A Creative Romance
Louise xx

Dina said...

wauh what a perfect one thanks for joining us at stampavie and more

Helen said...

Gorgeous card - love the colours you've used.

Thanks for joining us at The Crafty Calendar Challenge.

Helen x