Wednesday, September 9, 2009


Well I must say, you would be hard pressed to find a winter or Christmas card on my blog. I just don't really make many cards with winter themes. But I happen to find a sentiment stamp about "snow people", so there you have it.

I decided to participate in 2 challenges: ABC Challenge where "D is Die Cuts" and Caardvarks DRS Designs Sketch challenge. If you have never shopped at the DRS Designs website, you must check it out - It is absolutely AWESOME! Though I have not purchased anything from them yet... I have added a link in my "Favorite Places to Shop". So if you get a chance, go on over there and browse a bit.

Ok, back to business... Here is Sketch #2 from Heidi Van Laar for the Caardvarks challenge:

And here is my take:

I just love these colors together - the blue with the white and black, and the touch or red in the ribbon and the sentiment. I just might have to make more winter cards with this color scheme!

Ok , so the engineer in me says that if D is for Die Cuts, then technically I should be using a die to make the shapes. But I decided to use my Cricut machine and opted for electronic cuts instead.

I made 2 snowflake borders with the Cricut Doodlecharms cartridge. Then I layered them so that the snowflakes were staggered, and I raised the top layer for some dimension.

The snowman was also cut with Doodlecharms. I added some red grosgrain ribbon with a button, secured with some brown hemp cord.

Finally I cut the scalloped squares for the sentiment using the Nestabilities Labels dies (had to get a die cut in there somewhere). I added a strip of gems at the bottom and some gems in the snowflakes for some sparkle.

Thanks for Looking!

{Snow people Details}
Blue paper: DCWV
White / Black Paper:
Best Occasions Textured Cardstock
Snowman and snowflake border cut with Cricut Doodlecharms cartridge
Scalloped square for sentiment cut with Nestabilities Labels
Misc: Red grosgrain ribbon, Hemp cord, gems, gem borders


SmilynStef said...

Such a cute snow person ... love the sentiment and all that bling.

lauren said...

oh my gosh--what an adorable snow person! and you've made the absolute PERFECT setting for him using heidi's fabulous sketch! ♥love♥ this!

Heidi Van Laar said...

OMGoodness, this is SO cute! Such a fun sentiment and I love the colors you used too!

Kryssi said...

this is adorable!! great take on the sketch!

Dawn said...

So beautiful and love your wee snowman!

thanks for joining us on ABC


Jane Carroll said...


thanks for joining us this week on ABC :)

Hugs Jane x

Helen said...

This is fab - love the snowman!
Thanks for joining us at the ABC Challenge this week!
Helen x