Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Winter Birthday

Happy New Year!!  Welcome to the first What If? Wednesday challenge of 2017.  We have a new designer and loads of new challenges this year to get you inspired, so I hope you will hop on over to The House Blog for all the details.  This week's challenge is a Designer's Choice Challenge, Shirley is the Designer and her choice is Winter Cards (But Not Christmas).  I've a family member who's birthday always sneaks up on me, so I decided to create a winter birthday card.  I stamped the jar from Contain Yourself upside down and cut out the center to use it as a fun snow globe shaker card.  I've seen this technique around and filed it away for a future time, which turned out to be now.

 I don't have the jar with the lid, so I just colored the top "threads" with silver to mimic a lid.  With the bow tied on, I don't think anyone would even notice.  I filled my shaker with white glitter, added glitter pen to the tiny snowflakes around the snowman and used my wink of Stella pen to add glitter to the die cut snowflake, so this is nice and glittery in real life.

If you NEED any of the stamps I've used today, I have a 10% off your entire order code over there in my left side bar.  And thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Repeat Impressions "Snowflake Solid, large", "Snowflake Solid, small", "Winter Frame", "Jar", and "Birthday"
Dies: PTI "Fancy Flakes", MFT "Blueprints 13" large fishtail banner

Incy Wincy--celebrate (birthday)
Simon Says Stamp, Monday--start a fresh (first time I've inked up the snowman stamp)
Card Mania #88--layer it
Cutie Pie Challenge--a day in the snow
Unicorn #17--January blues
Di's Digis--celebrations
Sketch Saturday #444--sketch

Cut It Up #112--out with the old, in with the new (the snowman stamp is new, the snowflake die I've had for several years)
CAS-ual Fridays #164--celebrations
Brown Sugar Challenge #231--anything goes
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps #362--winter
Fussy & Fancy #179--angels/fairies or winter


Robin said...

This is just beautiful Heather! I love the snowman in the snow! Your card is perfect for the Great Impressions January challenge too. You should enter Hugs, Robin

Glittered Paws said...

This is so creative - love the jar upside down and then a shaker card as well. Very winter for sure.

Gerda said...

What a gorgeous shaker card!! Love the cute little snowman and the pretty snowflake paper you used!! Thanks for joining us at Cut it Up challenge! Happy New Year!!

Donna said...

Stunning shaker card! It is adorable and like the glittery snowflake and how you fit it to Sketch Saturday!

Cheri said...

You knocked this one out of the park, Heather! Love this design and your shaker card is stunning! What a happy card!! I love it!

Jo Williams Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator said...

Oh wow Heather this is gorgeous!!!!! I absolutely LOVE the idea of making your own snowglobe! Please give me the directions that you filed away! LOL
Gorgeous card for sure!

Cut It Up Challenge Blog said...

Sweet, adorable snowglobe! What a great idea, turning the jar upside down! I love the glitter inside - looks like snow drifts!

Thanks for joining us for our Out With the Old, In With the New challenge at Cut it Up, and Happy New Year! Enjoy using your new supplies.


Heather said...

I don't have any directions. I just stamped the jar (upside down) and cut out the center with my craft knife. Then used foam tape to outline the backside of the opening and filled it with glitter (after adding a piece of acetate to the front, of course). Glad you like it; it was pretty fun!

Jules said...

Good idea you have created turning your jar super cute snowman.
Thank you fir sharing with Fussy and Fancy
Best wishes
Jules xx

Marilyn Webb said...

I love your shaker card, gorgeous! Thanks for joining our challenge this week with Kraftin Kimmie Stamps.
Marilyn DT

Patti J said...

EEKS! This is SO stinkin' cute, Heather!!! I totally love that you made a shaker card for this challenge - genius! Thanks for sharing :)

Claire Grantham said...

Oh I LOVE a shaker card and this is so lovely, I especially love that the jar is upside down, very clever. The blues of your stamping are perfect too. Thanks for playing with us this time at Sketch Saturday. Claire DT

Beebeebabs said...

Very nice card thanks for sharing!!!

Simona said...

Lovely project! Thank you for joining Brown Sugar Challenge this week.
Simona, BSC DT

Laurie Unger said...

Awesome shaker card! I need to learn how to master them, they always seem to never work for me.

Meihsia Liu said...

Love your beautiful Christmas card! The whole design is awesome. Thank you so much for sharing with us a Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

Scrappin Sue said...

Awe so cute
Thanks for sharing at Brown Sugar Challenges x

Deborah said...

Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us for our 'Celebration' Challenge over at Di's Digi Designs. Good luck and hope to see you again.