Wednesday, August 30, 2017


Welcome to September!!  How did that happen already??  Less than 4 months 'til Christmas; are you ready?  One great way to get ready is to play along in our newest monthly challenge from Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra.  It's anything goes as long as it's Christmas related.  Here is my card for your inspiration:
One of the challenges from Papertrey Ink's Stamp-a-Faire last weekend was to use paper to create an embellishment.  So, I took on the challenge and used paper strips to create my bow.  Fun and cute!  I had this tag pre-made with strips of paper from a Christmas pack I was working to use up.  It was the perfect resting place for this adorable snowman.  I hope you will play along with us this month; I can't wait to see what you create.

Stamps: Bugaboo Stamps "Snowman Ornament 1" digi; PTI "Sparkle & Shine: Holiday" sentiments, "Damask Designs" pattern down the left side
Dies: PTI "Fancy Flakes"; MFT "Blueprints 25" stitched banner; Spellbinders "Scalloped Tags"
Cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder

PTI--paper embellishment
Christmas at Sweet Stampin'--anything goes
Creative Sketchy Girls #14--ribbon, rope, lace or pearls (I used three little baby pearls on my sentiment strip)
Crop Stop--anything goes (spellbinders tag die)
Aurora Wings #55--the elements (I used water=snow & snowflakes)
Open Minded Fun #17--airy in August (I used snowy weather)
The Holly and Ivy Christmas challenge #13--anything goes
Little Miss Muffet #170--anything goes
Cardz TV #10--anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #348--use something old (the strips of paper on my tag are at least 6 years old and I've had the snowflake embossing folder for years and years)
Hiding In My Craft Room #315--any holiday
Die Cuttin' Divas--sequins, gems, or pearls
Crafting By Designs--anything goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday--anything goes
Merry Christmas Challenge #32--anything goes
Tuesday Morning Sketches #418--sketch


Marie Bingaman said...

Hi Heather! I had to pop by to comment on your cute card! So cute! I love every element of this card! :)

DonnaMundinger said...

What a sweet snowman, Heather! Love your design with the embossing and snowflake die cut. Thanks so much for joining our Elements challenge at Aurora Wings. xxD

Debbie said...

Oh my goodness! This is the cutest little snowman!! Great colors!!
Thanks for playing along at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!
Debbie's Dash of This and That

Carol L said...

HOw creative of you to make a bow with paper strips! It looks perfect with this adorable snowman and all of the snow on your card! Thanks for joining us at the Tuesday Morning Sketch challenge!

Esther Asbury said...

What an adorable little snow man! I love all the details you included: pearls, embossing, giant snowflake, and a cool paper strip bow! So happy you linked up to Cropstop this month!

Glenda said...

Cute snowman on the pretty tag! Love the snowflake embossing folder! Thanks for sharing with us at Die Cuttin' Divas!

Glenda's Cards

Lin said...

I can never get enough of snowmen, and I adore yours, Heather! You've paired him perfectly with the rest of your elements! Thanks for sharing your work with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

crafty-stamper said...

Great Christmas card and cute snowman
Carol x

Jenée said...

Cute, cute, cute card. The little image is quite charming. Thank you so much for sharing your fun card with us on our Tuesday Morning Sketches blog.

Melissa Craig said...

So adorable! I'm such sucker for snowmen. Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Patti said...

OMG I just love everything you combined to make this PERFECT card Heather!! Thanks so much for creating with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches this week!

Inkypinkydelights said...

Beautiful card! Thank you so much for sharing at Christmas at Sweet Stampin and good luck with the Challenge. Judy DT

Chris said...

Adorable snowman, love the tag, such a great way to use your scraps! Beautiful design and embossing this!
Thank you for playing along with our August Challenge at Sweet Stampin’ Christmas.

Glittered Paws said...

Oh how sweet is this snowman - love the card.

Unknown said...

Such a cute card. I love the embossed background and the little snowman carrying the Christmas bubble is just so cute! Thank you for joining Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges, good luck!

Best regards,
Hanne, DT
Handmade By Hanne