Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Frosty Thanks

Phew!!  I am on a roll this week!  This is my sixth card of the week.  Of course it helps that I need to send out thank you cards for Christmas gifts. :)  If you've seen any of my other cards from the week, you know I am in "Use up my bits and pieces mode".  The white die cut panel was in my stash and made a cute home for this adorable snowman.  All the papers were scraps and the red mat under the sentiment panel was actually a narrow strip of card stock that I cut in half and adhered to the edges of the sentiment panel.  Such a great way to use up scraps; no one is going to see underneath, so it doesn't need to span the whole height.  There's my tip for you today; no charge even!
 I don't have a lot of good markers and don't have any to match the vintage reds in the papers, so I decided to paper piece the snowman's hat and scarf.  LOVE It!!!  I think this snowman is super cute anyway, but now, he's just plain adorable!  Here's a close up:
 You can also see the sparkle on the snowflakes and the hat and scarf trim a little better, too.  The next picture shows a close up of the faux stitching detail on the patterned squares.

Challenges:
Pattie's Creations #106--fun in the snow
YNS #5--sketch
YNSSketch-5
C,R.A.F.T. #294--Christmas (It's not a Christmas card, but it is a Christmas thank you card; hope that fits the criteria)
Christmas Card #7 inspiration photo (I was inspired by the red, white, hats and snowflakes)
Lacy Sunshine #50--winter bliss
Eureka #124--the color red
Squigglefly #3--it's SNOW much fun
{Pin}spirational Challenge #132--inspiration photo (I think you can see what inspired me)
http://www.pinterest.com/deanne1966/pin-spiration/
The Paper Shelter #187--All Wrapped up

Supplies:
Stamps: YNS "Holiday Snow Globe"; PTI "Through the Trees" sentiment; Verve "Ornamental Christmas" flourish and "Text Objects" stitching
Dies: Spellbinders "Labels 5"

22 comments:

Jessica Frost-Ballas said...

Heather, cute card! Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges this week! -Jessica CCC DT

Nannieflash said...

Gorgeous card love your image. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

Barb said...

This is such a charmer, I really like your background and that little snowman adorable. Thanks for sharing with us at the Lacy Sunshine challenge. Barb

MagsB said...

Oh what a cute snowman! And I love your papers and layout, too! Thanks for joining in at CRAFT Challenge!

love Mags B x

Shirley-Anne Barber said...

Great way to use up "scrappy " bits .Cute image too .
Thanks for sharing on Christmas Card Challenges

KraftyKoolKat said...

Such a cute little chap and beautiful papers. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Patties Creations.
Hugs
Cathy DT Member
xxxxx

Julie E said...

Love the paper piecing! You are sooooo good to use up all your bits and pieces :>) The patchwork works so well with the sketch. Happy to see you playing along again at YNS!!!

coldwaters2 said...

What a lovely design you have created on this card Heather love how you have the patchwork effect squares down the one side and what a cute image, I love it.
hugs
lorraine x

Holly Young said...

super cute! thanks for playing in Squigglefly's challenge!

Inkyfingers said...

What a pretty, festive card and how great that you were able to design such a great card using up your scraps!

Inkyfingers said...

Sorry I forgot to say thanks for sharing with us at Christmas Card Challenges. I hope you will join us again soon.
Hugs
Carol x

DonnaMundinger said...

Sweet snowman and fabulous design! Love the patchwork border. Thanks so much for joining our "Winter Bliss" challenge at Lacy Sunshine. xxD

JoAnn said...

Great way to use up those scraps Heather. Love the adorable snowman with his paper-pieced hat and scarf. Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges.

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous card Heather, such an adorable little snowman and lovely papers.
Pauline
x

Natasja's Kaarten said...

Nice scrappcard! Thanks for joining our " Winter Bliss " challenge at Lacy Sunshine challenge blog.

Natasja
DT Lacy Sunshine

Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

Sweet card!!!!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge!! Look forward to seeing you in our next challenge!
~DEANNE~
A Little Bit O' Paper

Shireen Boddapati said...

A sweet card , beautiful shades and a cute snowman. Thank you for taking part in challenge # 100 of Crafter's Cafe Blog. All the best!

Clickersister said...

Really nice card! Love the attention to detail! Thanks for joining us at {PIN}Spirational Challenges!

Karen (Your Next Stamp) said...

So CUTE! Love the paper piecing! What a great way to us up all your little bits and pieces!

karalschuknecht said...

Great card, I love paper piecing! Thanks for joining our Color Red Challenge this week at Eureka Stamps.
Karal DT

Sandra said...

Love your card, cute and very sweet!
Thanks to joining us a TPS challenge.
Hugs
Sandra -DT Member

Sandi said...

Thanks for playing in our "FUN IN THE SNOW" Challenge #106!
Sandi ♥
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
Home of Pattieboop and Allie!