Saturday, October 27, 2018

Stitched Snowman

Hello Blogger Friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit with The Charmed Life Blog today.
It's a cold and damp day here in Pittsburgh. Rain is in the forecast all day. One of those perfect days for spending time in my craft room and watching the rain from the window. And since my hubby is at work all day, that is exactly my plan.
First though, I want to give details on my card for today. This one I created for my weekly DT post on the CottageCutz Blog. So let's get started with some details on how I created my card using the Stitched Snowman die.
Step 1: I wanted to make a card that would be easy to recreate for multiple cards. With that in mind, I kept the layout relatively simple and not as many layers as I like to use. I also wanted traditional Christmas red and green. I chose my designer paper with these colors in mind. It's from the Stampin'-Up "Be Merry" collection.
cherry cobbler card base: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
designer paper layer: 3 7/8" x 5 1/8"
garden green stitched oval: used the 2nd largest die from the stitched oval set.
white oval: used the 2nd largest die from the oval set
Step 2: In keeping with my traditional colors, I used garden green cardstock for the snowman's ear muffs and gloves and cherry cobbler for the heart. Sponged a bit of soft sky ink around the snowman and snowbank.
I wanted the sentiment on the image panel so I stamped it with the help of my MISTI.
Then I used a snowfall embossing folder to add some background snow.
Step 3: Now that all my elements are ready, I started card assembly. I decided I wanted to add some ribbon to my card. I like using it on Christmas cards. But you could certainly skip this step to make mailing easier.
Attached my snowman image to the oval panels using dimensional adhesive. The slight lift off the background creates nice depth.
Attached this image panel to the card base. Again I used dimensional adhesive. My intent was to add a bow but I didn't like the look of a bow with this particular ribbon.
To finish off my card I added a few sequins. This was just for more of a festive look.

Well that's my card for today. Hope you enjoy your weekend and get to do something crafty. So until next time...…..God bless.

dies I used to create card:
I am also entering:
1.  Crimbo Crackers has an anything goes Christmas challenge.
2.  Sweet Stampin' Christmas has an anything goes challenge.
3.  Fab n' Funky has a Christmas challenge.
4.  The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge is anything goes.
5.  Christmas with the Cuties has a wrap up warm challenge.
6.  The Merry Christmas challenge is anything goes.


  1. Oh, gosh, that's adorable. I love that you chose mitten paper to coordinate with the snowman's mittens!

    Thanks for sharing with us at The Merry Christmas Challenge Blog!


  2. Beautiful! Thanks so much for participating in Fab'n'Funky Challenge this time and good luck :)

  3. Lovely card with a cute image, thanks for sharing at Christmas with the Cuties.

    Pat xx



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