Tuesday, August 11, 2015

From the Heart Stamps Snowman Card

This month's stamp set for the August monthly progressive challenge at From the Heart stamps includes the darling snowman on the front of this card. I was delighted to receive him via email earlier this month for FREE just for having joined last month's challenge. Isn't he cute?
For this card, I used some red glitter card stock I had purchased recently at JoAnn's when they had a big sale on open stock papers. I cut and scored the card to fit the largest of the Spellbinders die set Enchanted Labels 28. Then I cut out largest Enchanted Labels 28 die in green card stock, fitting the largest Labels 28 die in the opening so that more of the red glitter card stock would show through the die cut. (I use washi tape when cutting out two dies together like this so that they don't move while I'm running them through my Cuttlebug). I used Decorative Labels 28 to cut out my image and sentiment, which I had sized and printed out using my Silhouette Design Studio software. I colored the image and then used the Marvy Uchida Snow Marker to create a white puffy effect on the snowman's hat trim and scarf pompoms as well as the snow on the ground. I had to let that dry completely before using my heat embossing tool to go over those areas and watch them pop up. I popped up the green frame with foam squares and tucked the image and sentiment slightly inside the frame. I felt the card needed a little something more, so I die cut a few snowflakes from gold card stock using Spellbinders 2013 Snowflake Pendant dies.

From the Heart Challenge BlogSpot: must use their monthly digi stamp
http://fromtheheartstamps.com/community/2015/08/01/free-stamp-of-the-month-august-2015/

Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge: sparkle (I used red glitter paper and gold snowflakes)
 http://happylittlestampers.blogspot.com.au/search/label/Christmas%20Challenge

Christmas Card Challenge: ATG
http://christmascardchallenges.blogspot.com/

Great Impressions: Sentiment and Celebration
http://greatimpressionsstamps.blogspot.com/2015/08/august-challenge-add-sentiment.html

Pile it On Challenge: Summer or Winter
http://pileitonchallenge.blogspot.com/

Scrapbook Blessings Club Challenge: ATG with glitter as an option
http://www.scrapbookblessingsclub.com/2015/08/sbcs-august-challenge-anythng-goes-with.html

Stamping Sensations: must use a stamp
http://sirstampalotchallenge.blogspot.com/

The Glory of Christmas: silver or gold
http://thegloryofchristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/

Christmas Cards All Year Round: snowflakes
http://christmascardsallyearround.blogspot.com/

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra: ATG Christmas
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.com/

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge: something beginning with "S"
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/

Die Cut Divas: Favorite Holiday
http://die-cut-divas.blogspot.com/

Noor! Designs UK: Christmas
http://noordesign-uk.blogspot.co.uk/2015/08/challenge-9-christmas.html

SLS Lines: Christmas/Creepmas
http://slslinesdigitalstamps.blogspot.co.uk/2015/07/challenge-11-christmascreepmas-in-july.html

Sparkles Forum Christmas: no designer papers
http://sparklesforumchristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/

The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up: ATG or optional theme of snow people
http://12monthsofchristmaslinkup.blogspot.com/

Creative Card Crew: sparkle/glitter
http://creativecardcrew.blogspot.com/

Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge: feathered friends
http://hjcchallenge.blogspot.com/

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge: favorite occasion
http://tuesdaythrowdown.blogspot.com/

Little Claire's Designs: favorite color combos
http://littleclairesdesigns.blogspot.co.uk/

Digitally Sweet: celebrations
http://digitallysweetchallenges.blogspot.ca/

Frosted Designs Challenge: metal or metallic
http://frosteddesigns.blogspot.com/2015/08/friday-challenge-metalmetallics.html

Jingle Belles: photo inspiration of cookies for Santa--there was a snowman cookie on the plate, so I thought this snowman would fit the theme
http://jinglebellesrock.blogspot.com/2015/07/cookies-4-santa.html

Winter Wonderland: Christmas Carols/songs (I chose "Frosty the Snowman")
http://christmasblogchallenge.blogspot.com/

Moving Along with the Times: snow in summertime
http://movingalongwiththetimes.blogspot.com/

Imagine That Digis Embellishment Challenge
http://imaginethatdigistamp.blogspot.ca/2015/07/any-vendor-embellishment-contest.html

Crafts Galore Encore:ATG
http://cardsgalorechallenges.blogspot.com/

Paradise of Stamps: ATG
http://paradiseofstamps.blogspot.com/search/label/Challenge%2023%2624%20%22Anything%20goes%22%20team2%26%20team2%20reminder

Petal Lu: ATG
http://petalluchallengeblog.blogspot.com/

Sisters of Craft: ATG
http://thesistersofcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

Through the Craft Room Door: ATG
http://ttcrd.blogspot.com/

Cute as a Button: ATG
http://cuteasabuttonchallenge.blogspot.com/

Emerald Faeries Challenge: Favorite Colors (red and green)
http://emeraldfaeries.blogspot.com.au/

Silhouette Challenge: ATG
http://www.silhouettechallenges.com/2015/08/silhouette-challenges-28-new-dt.html

Sunsational Stamps: Christmas in July
http://sunsationalstamps.blogspot.com/p/current-monthly-challenge.html

Colouring in Scrapland: Things with wings
http://colouringinscrapland.blogspot.com/

49 comments:

  1. Beautiful layering. Thank you for sharing with us at The Glory of Christmas - Myrna DT

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  2. This is such a sweet card! I LOVE the darling image and fun use of dies to frame it! Thank you for sharing with us at Great Impressions! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

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  3. A super sweet card, Thanks for sharing with us at Sparkles Christmas. Caz

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  4. adorable card..thank you for sharing at pile it on Summer or Winter challenge

    Tina

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  5. cute little xmas card!! thanks for joining us at the SLS Lines Challenge this month!

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  6. Fab card, great design, thanks for joining us at MAWTT. xxx

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  7. such a sweet & adorable holiday card! thanks for joining our "cookies 4 santa" fun at JINGLE BELLES!

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  8. The dies cutting is gorgeous and I love the happy little snowman!!! Thanks for joining the holiday challenge on Die Cut Divas!

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  9. Perfectly put together to show off the fab image, Thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet!

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  10. Sweet holiday card, Carrie and the layering looks great.

    Thanks for joining our FREE Stamp of the Month August Challenge @ From the Heart Stamps !!

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  11. Adorable image and I love how you've added texture and dimension with the snow. LOVE the trio of gold snowflakes in the corner ... so pretty! Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers.

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  12. Totally fab and pretty design. Love the details and image. Thanks for your entry in our challenge at Frosted Designs!

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  13. Kudos to you for getting a jump start on your Christmas cards! What a sweet card this is! Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions!

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  14. Carrie, I love this card and my goodness you really put the holiday bug in me now! Thanks for participating in the Frosted Designs monthly challenge!

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  15. Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for CCAYR August challenge and the Glory of Christmas - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, design teams - and thanks for entering this for both of my CHNC challenges x

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  16. Thank you for joining us at Christmas Cards all year Round with your cute card.

    Pam x

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  17. Thank you so much for playing along over at Noor! Design UK!

    I looooovvvvve your creation, we hope to see you back here next time!

    DT - Keeley Ainsworth
    Noor! Design UK

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  18. Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Stamping Sensations, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  19. Great card. Thank you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Anything Goes Challenge. We hope you can join us again next month. Jo x

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  20. Awww so cute. Thanks for joining us at Noor!DesignUK.
    Hugs Tracy
    Owner Noor!DesignUK

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  21. So sweet and cute. What a fun card.

    So glad you entered your card into the Die Cut Divas' challenge.

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  22. Beautiful thanks for joining us over at MAWTT x

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  23. Fabulous! Thanks for joining at Paradise of Stamps: Anything Goes
    Hugs
    Dewi

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  24. Adorable image and a beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Sparkles Christmas hope to see you next month..
    Babs...x

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  25. What a great card! Such a sweet image! Thank you for joining us at TTCRD this week!
    Kamila DT

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  26. Hi Carrie,
    this is gorgeous and so sweet. Thanks for joining us in Imagine That Digis by Kris Challege with three wonderful cards. Hugs Silvi

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  27. This snowman is impossible to not love. Beautiful and sweet card.
    Thank you for sharing with Happy Little Stampers CC
    Regards,
    Bozen DT HLSCC

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  28. Great card! Love the sparkle and the puffy trim and snow you created! I enjoyed seeing your creation over at Die Cut Divas!

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  29. Loving your sparkle and cute little snowman. Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge this month. Carol DT x

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  30. He is an adorable snowman! I should have entered that challenge, LOL. Thanks for entering our 12 Months of Christmas link up challenge this month. Julie, DT member

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  31. Lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Little Claires digi challenge.
    Mags
    x

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  32. Beautiful!!! As I sit here in AZ with temps well over 100 degrees this card takes me to a cooler season :-) I love how you used the Spellbinder die. Also, I have never tried the marker that you used for the puffy effect. I need to add that marker to my wish list :-) Thanks for sharing with us over at Scrapbook Blessings Club this month!
    ♥ ScrapBook Blessings Club DT ♥
    Brenda, Disney Girl

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  33. I think this one is my favorite, Carrie! It's lovely!
    Thanks for joining us again at Scrapbook Blessings Club! :o)

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  34. Cute holiday card! Thanks for sharing at Cute as a Button!

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  35. This is a beautiful Christmas card, such a fun snowman.
    Thank you for joining us at CHNC Challenge Extra this month.
    Pauline
    x
    I have candy on my blog if you would like to take a look - http://craftingwithcotnob.blogspot.co.uk/

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  36. Hi Carrie! I love the die cuts and the sentiment you added next to the digi. It looks so nice!! And the snow details are awesome! Thanks for joining our challenge at FTHS. :)

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  37. I love your card! Thanks for linking up with us at Sunsational!

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  38. Such a sweet Christmas card. Thanks for joining us at Noor this month.

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  39. Nice card!! Thanks for joining us at Cute as a Button. Good luck!!!
    bye Ine (dt)

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  40. Sweet card Love the Snowman! Thanks for joining the Sunsational Stamps Monthly Challenge!

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  41. This card is just adorable. Thanks so much for joining our challenge at Sunsational Stamps.

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  42. This card is just adorable. Thanks so much for joining our challenge at Sunsational Stamps.

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  43. Great card, love the textured snow

    Thanks for playing along at Sparkles Christmas Challenge x

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  44. Lovely traditional colours and fabulous frame. Thank you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Anything Goes August Challenge and Good Luck! xx

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  45. He is a cute little fella, thanks for joining in with us at Frosted Designs, Elizabeth x

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  46. Hi Carrie, Just wanted to let you know you won first place in the Sunsational Stamps August challenge Congratulations!!! Please contact me and I will give you the details to collect your prize!! Hope to see you agian in this months challenge!!!

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  47. So cute! Thank you for joining us at Colouring in Scrapland! Best of luck! - Marina DT

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