Saturday, November 4, 2017

Penguin Snowglobe Christmas

Hello Blogger Friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit with the Charmed Life Blog today.

It's a beautiful Saturday here in Pittsburgh  Chilly but lots of sunshine. A good day for a making a nice pot of chicken noodle soup. My husband likes to make this type of soup. He considers it his specialty. But he is not feeling well today so I am going to make it. 

But before the soup making I wanted to get my post done for today. This card I made for my weekly DT post on the CottageCutz Blog.  Today, I am showing a couple of the new 2017 Christmas dies released by CottageCutz. They are the Snowglobe w/Fawn and the Snowglobe Friends dies. So let's get started with some details on my card for today.

Step 1: I started my card this week with my layout. I found this great sketch on Splitcoaststampers that I thought would work well for my card idea. Using a sketch is a good starting point when you are creating a card.
I look at the sketch design and then think of possibilities that would fit the circles, rectangles etc. It helps me to get my Mojo in gear. In this case, as soon as I saw the circle I thought of a snowglobe. You can see I am in Christmas mode.
Step 2:  Since my dies were already chosen, I needed to decide on the card colors as well as patterned paper. Of course, I wanted it to be red and green so I just needed some coordinating papers. Looked through my Christmas papers and found some stripes and dots paper.
Step 3: I decided on a white background for layer 1 of the sketch. But, I didn't want it plain white so I used a falling snow embossing folder. I like the deep embossing I was able to achieve with this folder.
Step 4: I cut layer 2 and 3 of the sketch from cardstock and the patterned paper. Used the CottageCutz Rectangle and Pierced Rectangle dies. On the dotted panel (Layer 2) I used the 2nd largest rectangle die and the 3rd largest pierced rectangle die.
On the striped panel, I used the 4th largest rectangle and the 4th largest pierced die.
Step 5: Now I am ready to cut my snowglobe and penguin. These dies are just too cute and so detailed. Even the snowballs for sale sign has incredible detail. And look at his cute little ice skates. You can click on any picture to make it larger.
Step 6: Time to start assembly of my card. Layered the embossed panel to the cherry red cardstock.
Then layered the patterned paper panels.
And finally, the snowglobe is attached it with dimensional adhesive. I doubled up on the dimensional adhesive because some of the globe was on the patterned paper panel and some directly on the embossed panel. By doubling up it evened everything out.
 Step 7: To finish off my card I wanted a Christmas sentiment. I used the smallest CottageCutz oval die and stamped the sentiment.
  Well, that's my card for today. I hope I have given you some inspiration for a Christmas card. And, maybe even for purchasing and using this new snowglobe die. So until next time.........God bless.

dies I used to create card:

I am also entering:
1.  Crafty Friends has a Christmas challenge.
2.  Craft Rocket Challenge is Christmas is coming.
3.  Tic Tac Toe Challenge - from the board-vibrant, stripes and circle.


  1. This is just beautiful.

    Thanks for playing along with us at our present challenge at Craft Rocket and good luck! Hope you will join us next year again.

    Your card would fits our theme at Do-Al(l) Kreatives, too. Would love to see you there again.


    *DT* Craft Rocket Challenges {#43 –Christmas is coming}
    *DT + Admin* Do-Al(l) Kreatives {#11 – Pre Christmas Session }
    *DT* Kreativ-Tanten Challenge {#11 – Zooanimals}
    Alex' Kreative Seite

  2. What an adorable card, Mary! We're so glad you decided to join us at Tic Tac Toe Challenge -- hope to see you again soon.

  3. Beautiful clean card. I love the embossing die you have used and the snow globe is adorable. Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Crafty Friends, we hope to see you back again.



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