Thursday, February 25, 2016

Snowman Thank You card

This month over at From the Heart Stamps, Faith Skrdla created this sweet snowperson for the progressive February challenge. Since this week's I {heart} Sketches with a tWist challenge included the twist of making a shaped card, I decided to combine the 2 challenges by making a snowperson-shaped card using the digi's silhouette for my card base. My Silhouette Studio Design software makes it easy to make shaped cards by doing either a trace cut file or an offset cut file and then using the weld feature to attach a mirror image file to its original. In this case, since I wanted my card to lift up at the snowman's hat, I simply did a mirror image above the snowman silhouette file and then moved it down slightly to overlap the original before welding the 2 shapes together.
I also did a print and cut of the digi and colored it with my Copic and MEXPY markers. I added liquid appliqué for the snowman's trim and pompon on his hat. Then I simply stamped a "thanks a latte" sentiment with an acrylic stamp from my stash. This card's going to my parents for treating my whole family (there are 6 of us!) to a movie and lunch last weekend to celebrate the birthday of one of my sons.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges :
From the Heart Stamps Monthly Progressive Challenge
I {heart} sketches with a tWist challenge:

Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge: Thank You, Silhouette (the snowperson's silhouette is the card base), and one layer
Share Joy Challenge W,C5 Sketch & CAS*
Sassy Studio Designs W,SIO #322 Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet Challenges 2W,1E,SIO #132 Anything Goes (tab at top)(W1 of 2)
DL ART Thursday Challenge 2W,2nd & 4th Thurs,3E #175 Frog & or Green (alternative thank you) (W2 of 2) Monthy Challenge: Always Anything Goes
Digital Delights By Louby Lou M,4th Thurs,1E,SIO must used stamped/digi image Always Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations 2W,3E Always Anything Goes

Crafting With An Attitude M,1st Thurs,3E Always Anything Goes 
Cardz 4 Galz 2W,3E #16 Hats (W2 of 2) 
Aud Sentiments Challenge 2W,E5 #149 Cute + Sentiment (W2 of 2) 
Crafty Creations - 2W - #309 Something To Eat/Drink  (Week 2 of 2)
Crafty Gals Corner -  W, E2 - #60 Anything Goes
Creative Moments - 2W, 3E - #86 Always Anything Goes/ optional twist Wet and/or Dry Embossing  (Week 2 of 2) 
Inspiration Destination - W, F- #74 Always Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - W, 5E - Anything GoesWhimsy Inspiration -M, 3rd Wed posting, 3E, SIO  - #91  Anything Goes (Week 2 of 4)
Wonderful Wednesdays -  W, SIO -  Always Anything Goes
WordArt Wednesdays - W,5E , scriptural word art freebie offered each week#220 Anything Goes  
A Snowflakes Promise 2WE3, Must be Christmas/winter themed  #17 - Anything Goes with a Winter or Christmas Theme (Week 1)
Crafty Sentiment Designs W, 1E, SIO - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread 2W, E3, no digital projects Always Anything Goes (Week 2) 
Retarte 2W, E3 - #71 - Anything Goes (Week 1) 
Through The Craft Room Door W, 2E - Always Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - W, E3, F - Always Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - W, E3 - Always Anything Goes
Love to Scrap - 2W, 3E, F, digi or real stamping - (Week 2) Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - M, F - (February) Always Anything Goes
Ooh La La Creations - 2W, SIO - (Week 2) CAS
Our Crafty Corner - M, First Monday, E3 - (February) Always Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - W, 5E - Inspired by a Song ("Frosty the Snowman" is a favorite of mine as I always think of my youngest daughter singing "Frosty the Toeman" in her loudest little girl voice when I hear it!)
The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge - M, E2, SIO - (February) Always Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - W, 3E, Any Craft Accepted - #164 Anything goes with optional twist: Create Your Own Color Challenge
CAS on Sunday - 2W, 1E, CAS only - #77 One Layer Wonder (W1 of 2)
Christmas Card Challenges - W, must be Christmas / Winter – #12 Anything Goes
Glitter n Sparkle - W, F - #176 Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - 2W (1st & 3rd Sun) E3 #28 Anything Goes  (W1 of 2)
Hiding in my Craft Room W,1E  clean and simple 
Artbymiran Challenge 2W , SIO, 3E, no digital projects - No.52 - (W1 of 2) - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar – W, E2 - No. 186 - Anything Goes
Let's Color Saturday Linky Party  2W E and C unlimited  (Must include hand colored image) 
(w2) anything goes with something colored - always  
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards - 2W, 3E  Anything Goes
Crafting-With-Friends 2W, 3E - (W2 of 2) Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - W, 3E – #312 - CAS (no DP, no fuss)
Creative Corner - W, 3E  - Coffee or Tea
Creative Fingers -  2W , 3E, No totally digital projects - No.103 - (W1 of 2) Anything Goes
Jo's Scrap Shack - W, 3E  - No.126 - Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft - 2WE3 - No. 23 (W2 of 2) - Anything Goes

YNS Challenges - 2W , SIR (Top Pick) SIO, (Winner and Stand out) - No.33 - (W1 of 2) - Sketch* and Inspirational Photo* use either the sketch or the photo or use  both
A Bit More Time to Craft  (2W, P1/15, E3 C unlimited) #14 Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore (M,P1,E3) Use a digi or stamp
Creative Craft Cottages Challenges (2W,P1/15,E3) #57 Anything Goes
Doodle Pantry (M, P1, E1) #14 Anything Goes
Imagine That's Creative Playground (M,P1,SIO) #27 Anything Goes
Just Keep On Crafting (M, P1) Anything Goes Oddball Art Stamps (M,P15, E5, Must use a digi stamp) Add a Sentiment
Petal Lu (M, P15) #9 Anything Goes
Scrap N' Challenge (M, P15) Anything Goes
Silhouette Challenges (M,P1,E3,SIR) #34 Anything Goes
Stempelsonnen Challenge - (M,P1/15, E3), stamp as main focus - #160  Always Anything Goes
The Sisters of Craft (M,P1) Anything Goes
Your Scrapbook Place (M,P1,E3) Anything Goes 


  1. This snowman card came out so cute Carrie, I love the pom pom and the trim He is so huggable I love it.
    Thank you for entering the DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY challenge #175-“Frog or and Green” for this challenge. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.


  2. How sweet is that snowman!! Great Thank You card, love that sentiment! Thanks for playing along with us at DL.ART Thankful Thursdays Challenge!

  3. Saw your TY card at DLART Frtogs or/and Green or TY Ch. Like how you did the snowman trim. Amazed at the # of challenges entered and wonder how you keep track of that many & on checking when wins are posted if you won or not. Have a BEE-utiful day!
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  4. Carrie, that snowman is so cute. Thanks for linking up at Silhouette Challenges.

    Mike DT Member

  5. Lovely card, Carrie!
    Thanks for joining us at Scrap N' Challenge! :o)

  6. How creative and adorable!! Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges.

  7. Such a cute card, thanks for sharing at A Snowflakes Promise!

  8. gorgeous
    thanks for playing with us at crafty sentiments

  9. How cute is this!! Love the fun image and the way you used the snow for the hat!! Great design!! Thank you for playing along with Stamping Smiles Design Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge!!

    Nora Noll

  10. Fabulous technique with your Silhouette! It's a darling thank you card. Very sweet, Carrie.

    Now I am going to put on two different hats!

    Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge "Use a Stamp or Digi".


    Thanks for joining us in the {Our Crafty Corner Challenge}! Hope to see more of your pretty projects again soon!
    crafty hugs,
    {Creative Smiles}

  11. Many thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create this week with your fabulous snowman card.
    Lorraine DT

  12. What a cute card. Love the technique on the hat and pompom. Thanks for joining the Crafting With An Attitude challenge.

  13. Darling card, very clever. I love the puffy hat trim. Thanks for sharing with us at Your Scrapbook Place.

  14. Cute snowman card! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner!

    1. Thanks for sharing at Sassy Studio Designs also!

  15. Very clever to make this odd shaped card. Love that puffy hat part!

    Thank you for joining our challenge at Crafting From The Heart. I really like your creation. Good luck in the prize draw and hope to see you next time.

    Hugs from Finland,
    Eemeli {DT}

  16. Carrie, I love that you supersized this cute guy to create your card. All the texture is so wonderful. Great job on our From the Heart Stamps Stamp of the Month challenge.

  17. Sooo pretty!
    Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges this week!
    Monica - CCC DT

  18. Adorable snowman image, colored up great, and love the texture of his hat. Thanks for entering our anything goes challenge at Love To Scrap.

  19. That's a sweet snowman! The hat looks very fluffy ;-)
    Thanks for joining the cardz 4 galz challenge with you lovely creation!

    Aly DT Cardz 4 galz

  20. Gorgeous card Carrie thank you for joining us over on Inspiration Destination
    Dianne x

  21. Beautiful card!! Love it!! Thank you for joining us at Your Next Stamp! Hope you will join us again next time!!

  22. Thanks for joining us at From the Heart Stamps in our Stamp of the Month Challenge! Your fab shaped card is gorgeous :-)

  23. This is too cute for words! I LOVE the shaped card and the adorable snowman image. So well done!
    Thanks for sharing it over at Christmas Card Challenges!

  24. Fantastic Card and a great entry into the Glitter n Sparkle Challenge this week. Wishing you lots of luck. Tracey C - DT

  25. How freaking cool is this card!! Love the take on the twist and the sentiment is great and the puff paint... Love it! Thanks for joining the challenges at From the Heart Stamps!

  26. This is super cute. I love the texture on the hat. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments, Heather

  27. So cute. I love it. Thanks for joining us at Our Crafty Corner.


  28. Love this, you created such a cool look. Fabulous design.
    Thanks for playing along at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week, hope to see you again soon.
    Caryn xxx

  29. What a fun idea to enlarge the snowman to card size.I will remember this. Great coloring and beautiful fir hat.I can smell the coco!

  30. I love the shape of your snowman thank you card. The sentiment goes perfect with the image. Thank you for joining the DL.ART Thankful Thursday Frog or Green Challenge. Katie-DTmember

  31. I agree, fabulous idea to enlarge the snowman into a card sized fellow and using him as the card. So, so, creative. Thanks for joining us at From The Heart Stamps sketch challenge this week.

  32. So lovely and cute snowman and its a great Idea!!!
    Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Hugs Cicci
    TTCRD DT {My Blog}
    Through The Craft Room Door

  33. you are so very clever to turn the entire snowman image into your card shape! love it!

    Thanks so much for joining our 'Cute + A Sentiment' challenge at the Aud Sentiments blog! :)

  34. Wonderful shaped card! Adorable really! Thanks so much for joining us at Kraftin' Kimmie challenges for Wonderful Wednesday!

  35. Beautiful card! So amazing.
    Thank you for joining us at Retarte#71
    Maria Pilar (Stampartpapel DT)

  36. Super cute! Thank you for joining in with the Sisters of Craft challenge, good luck in the voting and we hope to see you again. Crafty Blessings. Tracy SOC DT x Don't forget about our Sisters of Craft Facebook Group too where you share your makes, find inspiration and take part in mini challenges.

  37. Great shaped card, love the texture on the snowmans hat. thanks for joining us at Oddball Art, we hope to see you again soon
    Andrea x

  38. Your creation is so adorable! Love the cute image. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge this week. :)

  39. A very cute card. Thanks for joining us at Craft your passion challenges.
    I am a bit late on my rounds this week and there is a new challenge starting today. Don't forget to join in.
    Happy crafting!
    Catherine ( DT ) x

  40. A very cute card. Thanks for joining us at Craft your passion challenges.
    I am a bit late on my rounds this week and there is a new challenge starting today. Don't forget to join in.
    Happy crafting!
    Catherine ( DT ) x

  41. what a cute card! Thank you for joining us over on the HIMCR blog--sorry for the delay!

  42. such a cute creation!

    Thank you so much for sharing with us at Little Miss Muffet Stamps and good luck!


  43. Sweet, thank you for joining our challenge at Lemon Shortbread this time
    x~KateE~x DT

  44. Ho very good idea, so cute , thanks to join us at Creative Moments challenge
    DT Member Nini

  45. Thank you very much for participating in the Scrap N'Dipity challenge , I love de snowman and this hat!

  46. *claps!* what a great card this is!
    I especially love the trim on the hat (I want to stroke this card!)
    Thank you for joining in the fun at FTHS
    Jo xx

  47. This is such a cute card! Love the puffy hat! Thanks so much for joining us over at the Scrap N' Challenge Blog.

  48. Such an adorable card.
    Tracie Pond
    Stamping Smiles Designs
    Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge
    Design Team Member

  49. Very cute and I love the texture on the hat! Thanks for joining us at Your Next Stamp.

  50. What a cute card and neat idea! Thanks for joining in the Scrap N' Challenge!

  51. great card. i bet your parents will love it. Thanks for joining us over at lil patch of crafty freinds. Erica (DT)

  52. Fantastic Card and a great entry into the Digital Delights Challenge . Wishing you lots of luck. Lisa D - DT

  53. Love your project! It is beautiful and so cute!! Thank you for joining us over at Digital Delights for Louby Loo Monthly Challenge Blog! I hope that you will come and join us again soon!
    Inky Hugs,
    DT Cristena xx
    My blog