Monday, December 21, 2015

Vacation Fun!

Today is the first day of my winter break and I've had the day to myself.  I spent some time in my craft room - just playing!  It's the first time I haven't worked on a card for a DT challenge and made one for fun.  It was a great feeling.  I was inspired by two of today's challenges at Splitcoast Stampers.  The CAS challenge this week is snowmen and the technique challenge is to use a bow.  I combined both for my card.

Over the weekend, I mass-produced a bunch of holiday thank you cards for gifts from the kids at my school.  I mistakenly stamped a thank you border upside down and tried a snowflake embossing folder, but it didn't work with the other elements on the thank you cards, so I used pushed the paper to the side to be used another time.  That's where I started with today's card.  I went to my stamps and found this little snowman from Inky Antics.  It's several years old!  From there, I used my Lil' Inker stitched circle dies and made a frame.  I added the bow, and viola! a new style of thank you card!


Here's the original card I created using Mama Elephant's Sentimental Borders and Blogging Buddies stamp sets and a notebook paper embossing folder from Darice.  It was a super-quick card to assemble multiple copies of.

Challenges Entered:
Cards in Envy/ - Let it Snow!
Less Is More #255 & 256 /- Homespun
Little Patch of Crafty Friends #24/ - AG
613 Avenue Create #155/ - AG
Pile It On #98/ - AG

12 comments:

  1. Adorable Thank You card! I like the frame around the snowman! Have a Merry Christmas and thanks for joining us at Cards in Envy!

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  2. Beautiful card. Love the CAS design. Thank you for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create this week.
    Merry Christmas,
    Aurora

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  3. What a cutie! Love the frame you placed round the snowman.
    Thank you for joining our last challenge of the year and wishing you a very happy new year.
    Anne
    "Less is More"

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  4. This is such a darling Christmas card. Thanks for playing at 613 Avenue Create and good luck. Hope to see you back tomorrow for a new challenge. Bettina DT Member 613 Avenue Create xx

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  5. So cute!
    Thanks for playing at Pile It On!
    Merry Christmas!
    Helen x

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  6. The stitched frame and the bow certainly give your card a homespun feel.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More

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  7. That little snowman image is SOOO cute! And you colored him so well! I just love it. :)

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  8. This is a wonderful creation and perfect for our 24th ‘ANYTHING GOES’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck. Wishing you a blessed festive season.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Lil Patch of Crafty Friends DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  9. Super cute and festive fun. Love the framing of the image and homespun bow.
    Thanks so much for playing along and a Happy New Year to you.
    Sarah
    Less is More

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  10. I'm sorry that I'm so late in commenting but having various visitors over the holiday period made me rather behind!
    What a sweet card!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is more"

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  11. My kind of card, Cathy - lots of white space and bright colors that pop! Love the text across the top and your sweet snowman!

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  12. love your snowman in a mug image!! Cute card!!! thanks for playing with Cards In Envy!!!

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