Sep 12 2011

Build a Snowman



I'm taking a little break today from making Fall and Halloween cards!  This snowman has been calling my name to make him into a card…I used him on my 3D Swap for Convention…surrounding a little hot chocolate packet!  But, when I saw the Sketch over on the new Freshly Made Sketches, I knew he would be perfect for it!  I've been waiting for this new blog to start…then almost missed it!  Today is the last day for submissions!



And here is my little snowman…isn't he CUTE?  Now…don't get me wrong!  I don't like winter and I don't like SNOW!  But…I DO love snowmen!  Not the wet and cold ones…but the wonderful stamped images!  You cannot believe how many snowman stamps and stamp sets I have…but I will ALWAYS buy the next one I see!  My Christmas card every year has a snow theme on it…somehow.




I started by finding a Designer Paper that I wanted to use…I picked the blue striped design in Stampin' Up!'s Letters to Santa Designer Paper.  That is how I got my color scheme.  I found the coordinating Olive print in the same package.  I made my base the Marina Mist cardstock.  Then layered on Whisper White that I ran thru the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots Impressions Folder…only 3/4 of the way so that I left room for the greeting.  I added the blue stripe DSP and then the solid Marina Mist square that I ran thru the Big Shot with the Northern Flurry Impressions Folder…just for a little texture.  I added the greeting from Snow Much Fun in Early Espresso.


My snowman is made from the Circles #2 Original Die, I used the three largest sized ones, sponged the edges with Marina Mist and layered them together with Stampin' Dimensionals.  The arms are the Snowflake Punch with Early Espresso cardstock.  The eyes are a 1/4" Circle Punch and the nose is a triangle piece of Pumpkin Pie.  I added a little White Gel Pen to the eyes and edge of  the nose for highlights.  Finally, I added a piece of Old Olive Scallop Dots Ribbon for his scarf.  Isn't he FUN?  I love him…and these colors…I don't think I'd have put them together for a snowman card, but it works!  Oops…just realized that I forgot my rhinestones up in the corner…oh well.  I'll add them later!



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13 People have left comments on this post

Sep 12, 2011 - 09:09:58
Christyne said:

Love, love, LOVE this little snowman! So, so, SO cute!!!

Sep 12, 2011 - 09:09:57
Lesley said:

Hi Connie,
Yeah, you made it! Love this sweet snowman, this is definitely a technique I need to try! Love the DSP too…thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches…nice to see you!

Sep 12, 2011 - 09:09:38

This is one of the cutest little snomen ever!  What a great Christmas card – too too cute!

Sep 12, 2011 - 09:09:12
Patti C said:

Adorable card.  I love this style of snowman.

Sep 12, 2011 - 09:09:08

OH CONNIE!!!  I just LOVE him!  I'd love to copy him for an upcoming Christmas SAS if you don't mind.  I'd give proper credit of course!  So cute!

Sep 12, 2011 - 10:09:09
Jonia Smith said:

Connie this is just too cute!  I will have to do this for one of the cards in my stamp-a-stack because it is simple yet too cute!
Thanks for inspiring all of us!

Sep 12, 2011 - 10:09:24
Rita said:

Connie, this is so adorable!   I am a huge fan of your work and I'm so glad to see you joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.  I'd been thinking about getting that die and now you've convinced me that I totally need it!  🙂   

Sep 12, 2011 - 02:09:42
kathy t said:

Connie , the little snowman is adorable!  I like the falling leaves on your blog too.

Sep 12, 2011 - 02:09:52
Jodi said:

Such a cute snowman!  I wouldn't have thought of marina mist & old olive for a snowman either, but they work perfectly!  I really like the embossed layers also.  Just adorable!

Sep 12, 2011 - 04:09:41
Tui Nathan said:

Oh, how adorably cute is he …. love it …. great use of your patterned papers too!
Thank you for joining us in our debut challenge at Freshly Made Sketches!!!

Sep 12, 2011 - 08:09:19
Jen Mitchell said:

That is one adorable snowman!  I'm totally with you on not liking real snowmen!  Cardstock ones will do for me!  Thanks for joining at for our Freshly Made Sketches debut!

Sep 12, 2011 - 08:09:01
Millie Crum said:

Just love the snow man so darn cute, I had to go make one right away.
I just love the falling leaves
you are so clever

Sep 13, 2011 - 10:09:38
jaydee said:

Connie, what a fabulously creative take on the challenge.  I love the birds eye view of your snowman – that is fabulous.  The striped DSP you used works so well, too.  The embossed snowflake panel was perfect for the sketch and the subject!   Love it!  So glad you joined Freshly Made this week