Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Holiday Hello

Hi, Everyone!  It's time for our mid-month inspiration for Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra.  As always, we are a month long anything goes (as long as it is Christmas related) challenge.  Our Sponsor is THE fabulous Bugaboo Stamps and the winner will receive 7 images of their choice.  Here is my inspiration for you:

I just love this sweet little snowman.  He's so cute and the hat and scarf are perfect for paper piecing.  Love it!  The plaid paper was in my scraps pile.  All I had to do was trim off about 1/2 inch from one end.  The paper for the hat and scarf was also in that pile.  So, two scrap pieces used up; love it when that happens.  

TIP: You can use your dies for embossing only!  Use your die with an embossing pad as I did with the snowflakes on the red layer.  It doesn't cut, it just embosses the paper.

Now it's your turn to get a jump start on your Christmas cards and come play along with us.  Can't wait to see what you create.

Challenges:
Cards Galore--make a card
YNSSketch-11
Crafty Catz #274--two or more patterned papers
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps--anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #224--add some texture (my red card stock is textured and increased with the embossed snowflakes.  I also used a felt snowflake over the vellum one)
Top Tip Tuesday--3 of something (I have three embossed snowflakes) Check out my tip above.

Supplies:
Stamps: YNS "Holiday Snow Globe" snowman and sentiment
Dies: PTI "Fancy Flakes"


16 comments:

Jennifer Bradley said...

Great Christmas card, love the embossing and plaid paper really makes the image pop. Thanks for joining us at Creative Crafty Cottage. Jennifer DT member

Rainey's Craft Room said...

He's a cute little fella, thanks for sharing your card and tip with us at Top Tip Tuesday this week.
Lorraine DT

coldwaters2 said...

I really like this card Heather the image and colours look fantastic.
hugs
lorraine x

Pink Unicorn said...

What a cute snowman and I love the vellum snowflake. And it's always so rewarding to use up stuff from the scrap pile. Thank you for entering the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge , “Make a card”. We hope to see you back again soon! Karola, DT, InvisiblePinkCards

Anet van Zyl said...

Gorgeous card Heather. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Creative Craft Cottage. We would love to see you again … Anet DTx

Annette Allen said...

what a cute card.. I love the big snowflake you added.. great take on the sketch.. thanks for joining us at Your Next Stamp..

Anna Jasiolek said...

Thank you for entering our challenge at Crafty Catz with this amazing card. Love these deep tones and your project is really beautiful. Hope to see your creations again!
Hugs,
Anna xxx

Angel said...

Oh my! I love those embossed snowflakes! SO beautiful! Awesome take on the sketch! Thanks for playing with us at YNS!

Deborah Anton said...

Beautiful embossed snowflakes! Thanks for playing along with us at YNS!

Hazel said...

Thank you so much for this mid-month inspiration for CHNC challenge extra for April, Heather (sorry, hadn't seen this earlier so have only just put it on the challenge blog). And thanks for sharing for CHNC challenge 224. x

lyn hitchcock said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely card with us at Creative Craft Cottage - good luck - Lyn DT

Julie E said...

I like! You can never go wrong with snowmen and plaid :>) What a great idea with the embossed snowflakes. Thanks for playing along with YNS challenge #11~

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Karen (Your Next Stamp) said...

Super CUTE! Love the way your paper pieced the hat and scarf! Thank you so much for playing along with our YNS challenges!

Deanne Saunders said...

What a sweet card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our PINSPIRATIONAL challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
~DEANNE~
A Little Bit O' Paper

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Adorable card. I love the way you put the snowman image on top of the snowflake!

Thank you for participating in the last {PIN}Spirational Challenge. A new one is about to begun... I hope you'll check it out and play along with it, too!