Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Snowman & Penguin Buddies

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

I hope all your Christmas decorating and cardmaking are going as planned. Mine is coming along nicely. I have a bit more decorating to get finished and that's my goal for today. Then I can finish up my cards and get them mailed. I always make chocolates and some cookies for Christmas but this year I am up in the air about that. I give a lot away, but I also eat a lot. Something I don't want to do this year. 

For today I have another Christmas card to show you. It's a whimsical card for a friend who loves animals. I made it for my weekly DT post on the CottageCutz Blog. 

Design Steps:
I started my card this week by first selecting my designer paper. Since this is a whimsical style card, I wanted designer paper to reflect that style. I found a pattern that I thought would work well. And, it had non-traditional colors, so I liked that as well.

Misty Moonlight (Blue) card base: 5 3/4" x 4 1/2"
Fresh Freesia Layer: 5 5/8" x 4 3/8"
Designer paper Layers each: 5 3/8" x 2 1/4"
Next, I cut the images and used the colors that were in the designer paper for their accessories with the addition of red for the Penguin hat & Snowman hat trim and the Christmas stocking. 
I wanted a Christmas greeting and decided to use the Merry Christmas w/Snowflakes dies. I cut it in the misty moonlight cardstock. I cut it 2x to give it more emphasis on my card.
Now that all my elements are prepared, I am ready to start card assembly. I attached the designer paper to the fresh freesia panel with double sided tape. To join the 2 panels, I used some misty moonlight ribbon.
The images are next, and I attached those with double sided tape. The Merry Christmas greeting is secured with Art Glitter glue. This adhesive dries clear so it's my new fave.
To finish off the card, I added the image panel to the card base with double sided tape. I also scattered a few white enamel dots just for added interest. That's my card for this post. So, until next time.......God bless.

dies I used to create card:

I am also entering:
1.  Peace On Earth challenge is anything goes Christmas w/option of mood board.
2 Crafty Calendar has a Christmas challenge.  
3.  Crafter's Castle has an anything goes challenge. 
4.  Cut It Up has a Holiday challenge. 
5.  Winter Wonderland has an anything goes. 


  1. Loving this card and especially that fox <3 thanks for sharing

  2. A fabulous card with a lovely selection of cute die cuts. Thanks for playing along at Crafty Calendar.

  3. Adorably cute cute scene you have created, I know how picky those dies are to put together but oh so worth it when done!! Thank you for joining our challenge at Peace On Earth!
    Diane POE DT {Nellies Nest}

  4. Oh Mary this is just adorable! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Peace On Earth Christmas challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often. We appreciate your support on our new challenge adventure!!


  5. Oh I love it! That is such a cute card! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Crafter's Castle this month....good luck :)
    Hugs... Janie
    Crafter's Castle

  6. Such a cute card! Your critters are adorable, celebrating together.

    Thanks for sharing your Holiday Card with us at Cut it Up!




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