Thursday, September 10, 2015

FTHS Blowing Kisses Card, Take 2

This card is my second take on the "Blowing Kisses" digital stamp set by From the Heart Stamps. I wanted to try a different look by choosing more traditional Christmas colors for this card. I paper pieced the hat and mittens on the cute snow person (see my previous post for instructions about paper piecing digitally with Silhouette Design Studio software). Then I followed the sketch for this week's FRTS I {heart} Sketches Challenge and chose to use one of the sentiments from the "Blowing Kisses" set. "Christmas Hugs and Kisses" made me think of my Cuttlebug embossing folder with Xs and Os, so I used that to emboss a white A2 blank card. Then I made 2 banners for behind my image (I cut them freehand), embossed them with the accessory Xs and Os embossing strip and adhered them with glue tape.
I added some texture to my image by using my Marvy Snow Marker and then sprinkling glitter on the pompon and ground around the snowperson's feet. I cut out my image using Spellbinders Labels 8, and then cut out the mat using Spellbinders Majestic Labels 8 and another Spellbinders Labels 8. I adhered the mat with foam squares to pop it up a bit and then adhered the image with glue tape.
I needed an accent in the left corner to match the sketch, so I used the smallest die from Spellbinders "Floral Burst" die set to cut out a "snowflake" from double-sided Christmas paper. Now the sketch part was complete, but I felt like the card needed a little something extra in the right bottom corner for balance. I chose a couple little details from some Christmas card stock and cut them out and adhered them with glue dots. Then I added a little silver star for some sparkle.
This adorable little snow person digital stamp set, along with more than a dozen other sets, is only $1 at From the Heart Stamps. That's a lot of cuteness for only $1!
Here's a close up of the embossing on the card and banners. You can also see the texture on the pompon and snow on the ground better here.
These are the cute little elements I cut from some Christmas paper along with the little die cut silver star.
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

I {heart} Sketches Challenges - W (2W in summer), SIR - (Week 1)  Sketch* and/or Twist: Lots of White

Aud Sentiments Challenge - 2WE5 (W1 of 2) #140 Anything Goes (+ a sentiment) 
As You Like it Challenge - 2W, E3- (W1 of 2) Favoutire Die (& Why)
I love the Spellbinders Labels dies that have matching decorative or majestic labels! They make such pretty mats for the die cut images.
C.R.A.F.T. W, 5E -#328 Christmas
Crafting with an Attitude - M, 1st Thurs, E3 - #7 Anything Goes (new blog owner)
Crafty Girls Creations  2W, EAlways Anything Goes
DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge - 2W (2nd and 4th Thursday of the month  3E –  (W1 of 2)  #164 Coffee Tea Or Any Beverage --- Monthly Challenge Anything Goes
 DRS Designs - W, 1E, SIO, #191 A Real Cutie
Crafting By Designs - W,F, 3E - Get Ready For Christmas
CropStop Linky Party M, 2nd Wednesday of M, E5, SIR(see blog for details)  #8 Anything Goes (Week 1 of 4)
 Inspiration Destination - W, F- #50 Always Anything Goes 
  Little Red Wagon - W - #306 Digi Do
Scrapy Land Challenges -1st and #3rd Wed of Month, Must use a die sold by Scrapy Land - #25 Anything Goes PLUS Use Any Brand of Die Scrapy Land sells (I used Spellbinders)
WordArt Wednesdays - W,5E , scriptural word art freebie offered each week - #200 - Anything Goes
Wonderful Wednesdays -  W, SIO -  Always Anything Goes
Crafting for all Seasons - 2W, 3E - #109 Tic Tac Toe (Week 2 of 2 ) (Die cuts, digi image and sentiment)
Crafty Gals Corner -  W, E2 - #36  Bingo * Die Cut. Sentiment, Bling

A Snowflakes Promise 2W, E3, Must be Christmas/winter themed #5 - Winter or Christmas Themed (Week 1)
Creative Card Crew 2W - #95 Christmas (week 2)
Cuttlebug Mania W3E - Anything Goes (Week 2)
Retarte 2W, E3 - #60 -  Anything Goes (Week 1)
Tuesday Throwdown W- #261 Anything Goes
{Pin}spirational 2W -   #148 - Inspiration Image* (Week 2) Quote about being silly
Crafting from the Heart - W, E3 - Always Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - W, E3 - Always Anything Goes
Love to Scrap - 2W, 3E, F, digi or real stamping - (Week 1) At least 2 patterned papers
Not Just Cards - M, F - Always Anything Goes
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Blog 
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - W, 5E - Stamp + Punch/Die Cut
Sparkle N Sprinkle - M, E3, all crafts - (September) Anything Goes with Loose Glitter, Embossing Powder and/or Flocking
Where the HeART is - M, 1st Monday of M, E3 - (September) Add some text
613 Avenue Create - W - #140 Anything Goes with optional CYOC* see grid below
AAA - 2W, 3E, CAS - #47 - Embossing (W2 of 2)
Christmas Card Challenges - W, must be Christmas / Winter –#40 Color Combo
Colour Your World with Lucy Sunshine - 2W, E3 Anything Goes (W1 of 2)
Glitter n Sparkle - W - #153 Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - 2W (1st and 3rd Sunday) E3 #17 Anything Goes (W1 of 2)
Scrapbook Blessings Club Tutorial Challenge - M,  September - Anything Goes  (Optional Twist- Your Favorite Technique)
A Gem of a Challenge 2W (W2) Do you wanna build a snowman
 Crafty Friends Challenge 2W,(W2) - use a sentiment 
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas W,must be Christmas twas the night before Christmas
Little Claire's M,P15, 3E, SIO  Aug - Christmas in August
Scrappers Delights  M, First Saturday of the M  Always Anything Goes 
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long - 2W, E1, Must be Christmas-  (W1 of 2)  - Anything Goes
Simply Create Too - 2W - No.93 - (W2 of 2) - It's a Special Occasion
Stempelsonnen Challenge - 2W, 3E, stamp as main focus - No.149 - (W1 of 2) - Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 2: ATG with Christmas theme
12 months of Christmas Challenge: Christmas themed cards
Silhouette Challenges (M,P1,E3,SIR) # 29 Anything Goes


  1. Super cute card, Carrie! The embossed background is great!
    Thanks for joining us at Scrapbook Blessings Club! :o)

  2. This is so adorable!! I love the embossing and the sweet snowman!! He's so cute!! Thanks so much for joining in with the Scrapy Land Blog Challenge and DL.ART September Linky!!

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  3. Great card! The embossing is perfect for this image! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

  4. Love the embossing and cute snowman on yor card. Thanks so much for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges.

  5. Such a cute card!! Love the embossing.. The image is so cute! Thanks for joining us at Where The HeART Is. Hope to see you again.
    Moxie Craftie
    Where The HeART Is DT

  6. Carrie this is so cute and a wonderful card

    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  7. This is so sweet. super cute Christmas card, I love all the layers I love it.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes SEPTEMBER Linky Challenge. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.


  8. Such a sweet card, Carrie. I really like that X&O embossing folder. Thanks for joining in at AAA Cards Spectacular Embossing challenge. Melissa - DT

  9. Beautiful embossing and super cute images
    Thanks so much for linking up and playing along at AAA Cards.
    Sarah x

  10. Thanks for entering our Christmas Cards Challenge this week!
    Monica - CCC DT

  11. This is so lovely card! Thanks for playing along with us at Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog! Hope to see you again soon!! HUGS!
    Ann DT

  12. Carrie, this is so adorable! loving all the layers and festive embellishments and colors! Thanks for sharing your pretty project in the Scrapy Land Challenge! Hope you will join us again! hugs and blessings, de {Creative Smiles}

  13. What an adorable Christmas card, the snowman is so sweet and I love all the layers! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenge #25!

  14. Fun combination of elements! Thanks for sharing at AAA Cards! Jill

  15. Love that embossed background. Thanks so much for linking up and playing our spectacular embossing challenge at AAA Cards.

  16. This is beautiful. I love the texture from the embossed background, and you used the perfect amount of pattern to keep it interesting without being distracting. Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create this week - come join us again soon!

  17. Great card, Carrie and the embossed background fits great with "Blowing Kisses Snowman".

    Thanks for joining our Sketch Challenge with a tWiSt @ From the Heart Stamps !!

  18. What a charming little card! I love how the snowman has such a great personality. And you've really brought him and this little scene to life with your skills. I really like the variety of elements you used and how it has energy and pep without being too crazy. I also thought it was very clever of you to combine a holiday theme with the idea of love and blowing kisses. This makes me think I could use my Valentine's stamps all sorts of ways now! Thank you so much for sharing this piece with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  19. Lovely Christmas card. Great background and I just love yoyr littl stamp. Thank you very much for joining our challenge at Creative Card Crew, Hope to see you again
    Hugs, Yvonne

  20. Wonderful take on the sketch! And your paper piecing is great! Thanks for joining us at FTHS for our sketch challenge!

  21. Just so cute i love it. Thank you for joining us at lacy sunshine color world .good luck and hope you will join us again.
    Caroline sn ct

  22. Just so cute i love it. Thank you for joining us at lacy sunshine color world .good luck and hope you will join us again.
    Caroline sn ct

  23. Hi, A beautiful card !! All the embellishments are perfect as well. Thank you for joining us at Where The HeART Is. Good luck. Hope to see you again for our next challenge.
    Abbie ( Co Owner)

    Where The HeART Is
    Our Crafty Corner
    The Crafty Addicts

  24. Gorgeous card, love the style. Thank you for joining us at Crafting For All Seasons. Good luck

    Erin xx

  25. This made me happy! Great papers and style! Thanks for joining the sketch challenge at From the Heart Stamps this week!

  26. Awe, I just simply adore the image and oh the texture is fantastic!! I love all of the little details you added to make this image pop. Thank you so much for sharing your incredible inspiration with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.

    Tamie DT

  27. Such a cute card and snowman. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments
    Julie T

  28. So cute! Thanks for sharing with us at SBC this month.

  29. OM Gosh - that image is adorable!!! Sweet card. Thanks for sharing it with us in the DRS Designs Cutie challenge!

  30. Oh CUTE! Lots of lovely details too! Thanks for joining us this week at Kraftin Kimmie.

  31. What a cute card, love the details on it, Thanks for sharing over at Color your World Lacy Sunshine challenge.
    Cindy DT

  32. So beautiful card!!! Thanks for play on Retarte, we hope to see you next time! Vilma-DT

  33. Love that embossing folder and what a cute wee snowman. Your embellishments are fantastic too. Thanks for joining us at 12 MOC Challenge 9 Oh Christmas Tree xx

    DT for The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up!
    Designed By Del – My personal Blog!

  34. Super Cute Card! Love the xo embossed background to tie in with the image :)
    Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap Challenge Blog! Best of luck with your entry.
    Tammy - DT

  35. Awww...what an adorable card :) Love this snowman and the designer papers you used - thanks for joining us at AYLI challenge xoxoxo

  36. Thanks for sharing with us at Silhouette Challenges!

    Another cute little snowman creation!

    ♥ Sue Kment

  37. Sweet card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

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