Nov 15 2012

CCMC227 – Snowman Punch Art

We have a special challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary.  Actually, it is a DOUBLE challenge and it lasts TWO weeks because of the Thanksgiving holiday in the US!  In addition to the sketch challenge below, we added a SHAPE challenge to it…use your dies or framelits to make a shaped card!


And, here is my shaped card with the Punch Art Snowman!  You may remember that I made up this punch art snowman card last year…you can see it HERE.  I resurrected the snowman to use it on my shaped card, but added a few twists!



Here are the details:

  1. Cut two of the Label Framelits (second largest size) from Primrose Petals cardstock.  Score one of the approx. 3/4" from edge.  Place Sticky Strip on the 3/4" edge.  Adhere the two pieces together to form the base card.
  2. Trim off the point on the bottom edges so that the card stands straight.
  3. Add two 3/4" strips of Snow Festival Designer Paper along the left side, trim off excess to form shape of card.
  4. Using the Circles #2 die, cut three of the largest sized circles from Whisper White cardstock.  Sponge around the edges of the circles with Baja Breeze ink.
  5. Stack the circles together to form Snowman, adhering each layer with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  6. Use the Star punch from Merry Mini Trio Punch to make the nose from Pumpkin Pie, the Owl punch for the 1/4" circle Basic Black eyes (highlight with a white gel pen), arms from the Modern Label Punch and Early Espresso cardstock.
  7. To form the hat, cut a 1" square of Basic Black.  Punch half the width of the Modern Label punch, put back in and cut the width down to approx. 1 1/4" wide.  Adhere to the 1" square along the bottom.  Add a small trim of Primrose Petals cardstock for the hat band.
  8. Fold a 3" piece of Primrose Petals Ribbon in half and adhere to snowman neck with Mini Glue Dots.  I fringed the ends of the ribbon for the scarf.
  9. Stamp Winter Wishes from Winter Memories in Black Stazon on 1/2" Whisper White strip and cut flag end.  Cut off the word "warm".
  10. Stamp the holly from Winter Memories in Black Stazon on scrap Whisper White and color with Primrose Petals, Lucky Limeade and Old Olive Markers.  Cut out and adhere to hat band.
  11. Add rhinestone jewels for buttons down the front of the punch art snowman.

Isn't he FUN???  I love how he turned out on my shaped card!!!  The card fits in a normal sized envelope, too!


Make sure to check out what the rest of the Challenge Team did this week…and welcome our two newest Team Members over on Create with Connie and Mary!  AND…although we are almost finished with our Card "Create"tions session, it's not too late to join!  Our session will stay up well over a year so you can refer back to the Christmas and Winter Card Set ideas!

12 People have left comments on this post

Nov 15, 2012 - 06:11:07
Lucy said:

Connie, super cute! 

Nov 15, 2012 - 08:11:44
Deb said:

I love this punch art snowman and have used it a few times! Always turns out SO cute! Love his little scarf! 

Nov 15, 2012 - 10:11:28
Terri said:

 So adorable! Love snowmen.
 Ter 😉

Nov 15, 2012 - 12:11:47

OK, this is a real CASER, lol.  I made up that word!  I hope you don't mind but I may use this at my next Christmas card class–love it.  I always loved that snowman and for the past few years I have been marking cards to CASE with it but this one is a real honest to goodness CASER!  Awesome!

Nov 15, 2012 - 01:11:34
KarrenJ said:

Such a cute snowman.  The detail you've added to his eyes really brings him alive!  I'm really looking forward to working with the DT for the next few months.

Nov 15, 2012 - 04:11:09

This card ALMOST makes me like snow. And snowmen. Okay, really I just like paper snowmen and yours is the most adorable!

Nov 15, 2012 - 08:11:34
Lisa Martz said:

Super cute, Connie!  I love it!

Nov 16, 2012 - 07:11:22

Love it Connie! Will have to make one of these. Thanks for the tutorial!

Nov 18, 2012 - 10:11:26
Monika Davis said:

This is super cute! 

Nov 19, 2012 - 04:11:00

Sooooo cute Connie! This little snowman is fabulous and I love the little touch of holly on his hat! Thanks for having me play along with you all for the next couple of months!

Nov 19, 2012 - 08:11:55

What a cute idea Connie. Your snowman is so cute and the holly really finishes off the project well!

Nov 28, 2012 - 09:11:12

As always Connie your card is stunning!  You are always such an inspiration and your cards always have the perfect touches along with great design.  Thanks so much for providing the challenge.