Friday, October 12, 2007

Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow

Snow, you say? Yes! This summer and fall has been so dang hot that we (DH, friends and children), are crying for cooler temps, and thankfully we got our wish this week. I'm not sure if it is because we are used to colder temps, but enough is enough already!

Something about this card says, "nestle up with a cozy sweater and hot chocolate." My kind of evening.

My dear blogging friend, Corie, recently had a Christmas card swap and this is what I made. Actually, I ended up making 35 of these babies so I could give my mom some to send out at Christmas time. Oh, and by the way, did you notice that my tree says 74 days until Christmas?

These were a joy to make. I knew I was going to use Cool Caribbean, and worked my design around that. The inside was stamped with a sentiment, and the back was stamped with trees, birds and stars. Trees were cut with a Cricut, and snowflakes were punched. Stickles were added to the snowmen scarves and each snowflake. Stamps are "It's Snow Time." Detailed instructions follow. Have a great weekend, and thanks for stopping by!

Cut a 11 x 5 ¼ piece of Cool Caribbean and score at 2 ¾ from each end.

For gate fold cut 2 4/8 x 5 1/8 black cardstock. Layer a 2 ¼ x 4 ¾ white cardstock on top (cut corners with decorative scissors before adhering). Add blue stickles to corners where the white cardstock was cut away.

Cut watercolour paper 2 ½ x 2, stamp image, and watercolour with Tombow markers. Add stickles to scarves. Adhere to left hand gate.

Die cut trees are cut with a Cricut and snowflakes are cut from punches. Use clear stickles on the snowflakes. Add snowflakes around gates.


Ila said...

This card is Fabulous...I love all the dimesion you created with the die cuts...wonderful stamp and great fold...What a Gorgeous Christmas card!!

Renée Storch said...

That is a fantastic card. I have the same set, and I'm gonna have to CASE your work!!!

Kim H. said...

Wow what a gorgeous card! Love the way you colored the snowman! OMG you are super woman- 35 card!

My Paper World said...

Gorgeous, I love those snowmen!

Maria said...

Fabulous Christmas card, Beth! Love the gate fold and those snowmen are awfully cute. 35 cards! Holy Moly that's a lot of cards! You did wonderfully!


Suzy said...

I am so lucky that you commented on my blog because it gave me a chance to discover yours. If I had known there were so many fantastic blogs out there I don't think I ever would have started!

Such a cute snowman card. I love your style and the banner is just magical. So warm and comforting. I am guessing it is your work? Just beautiful. I had to subscribe to your blog too!

Thank you for the lovely comments. I still feel like a kid playing dress up amongst the grown ups, so it means a lot :)

ps if you make it back to Halifax drop me an email!

Marlou said...

this is a really lovely card!!!

Aunt T said...

Great card. It makes me want to grab a cup of Sherri's hot cocoa and curl up by the fire! You did a super job. I love that fold too.


marge said...

I thought I recognized my beautiful Christmas cards that you gave me. I can hardly wait to send them out. I am such a lucky mom to have such a talented daughter. I love you Beth. Mom

Corie said...

WOW I love this, I cannot wait to see it in real life!!!!!

malieta said...

This card is fantastic Beth! I love the snowmen.

Scrappy Moments said...

Beth, What a Pretty Card. I love the Stickles you used on the snowmen.