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


  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!

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

  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.
    "Less is More"

  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

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

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

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

  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.
    {Lil Patch of Crafty Friends DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  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.
    Less is More

  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
    "Less is more"

  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!

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


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