Friday, January 27, 2012

Happy Brrrr...thday to You!

It's another TGIF for my fellow bloggers.  Today, I am excited to share with you my snowman card.  It is part of the current "snowman" die cut challenge over at Stuck On U Sketches.  I hope you'll stop by there to see what the design team has come up with and then decide to play along with your own snowman creation.  Here is a link to the challenge.

This card was my son-in-law's birthday card.  He is a wonderful singer, a youth pastor, and has been helping with the praise band at his church recently.  So, I knew he would enjoy getting a singing snowman for his birthday.  I had recently seen singing reindeer cards that were made from punches, and when I saw them, I knew I wanted to give it a shot.  I decided to try a snowman instead of a reindeer, and I used my Cricut instead of all punches.  Here are the details:

Size:  4 1/4" x  6 1/4"
Patterned papers:  DCWV for the checked background.  I used the Wonderful Winter pad by My Mind's Eye for the tree paper (it's hard to see in this photo).
Card:  Campin' Critters Cricut cartridge cut at 6 1/4"; I also cut the front of the card using the shift of the "sign" feature at 6" to get a little smaller card front.   I love the cool card shapes on this cartridge that are included in the "sign" feature.
Snowman:  I cut one 2" oval, one 2" circle, and one 2 1/4" circle using the George Cricut cartridge.  The snowman's mouth is an oval Stampin' Up Paper Shapers punch.  I punched another oval in red and used a heart punch to make the shape for the tongue.  I then punched another oval in white and used the very top piece of it and drew lines to make the snowman's teeth.  Do snowmen have teeth?  I guess this one does!  LOL.  I used the snowman's arms from the Christmas Cheer cartridge cut at 3 3/4".  The snowman's nose was hand cut.  I punched a 2" circle and then punched a 1 1/2" circle from the 2" circle, as well as a small oval punch, to make the snowman's ear muffs.
Book:  Learning Curve cut at 1 3/4".  I printed the "First Baptist of Mayodan" on my computer and used a postage stamp punch to add it to the front of the book.
I used a Fiskars scalloped border punch for the border.
I printed the sentiment on my computer and used a Paper Shapers punch for the words.
I then added a piece of ribbon, a button, and baker's twine to finish the card off.

I hope you like it.  Thanks for your comments.  Be inspired!

Click on the photo for a better look.


magicwanda said...

That is one fantastic looking snowman...He is sooo cool!
Hugs Wanda

**Treefrog** said...

Oh Tammy he is just the Cutest! And thank you so much that you shared how you created him, He just looks like he's just singing his little heart out, Your SIL is going to LOVE it! So Darn Adorable!!!!
((Hugs)) Theresa

Sandi Cl~ said...

I've been dying to know where you got your snowman! Leave it to you to come up with something so unique and wonderful! Love him to pieces!

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Oh Tammy this is so cute, you know someday I will be scraplifting this... Too cute...

annette said...

this is wonderful... love it all the song book, the head phones or earmuffs & joyful song he's singing .. great work Tammy.. hugz X:)

scrappingrandma said...

This card is about the cutest one that I have saw in quite awhile..Thank you for sharing..

Alpha & Omega Design Team said... it, love it, love it. Great job (as usual). He's SO cute!

4kids4 said...

Such a fun card...and so perfect for a singing pastor! Love all the details!! TFS!

~Sharon C.

Beatriz Farquhar-Guzman said...

This has to be the cutest snowman I have ever seen!!!! Love it

Lynn said...

This really made me smile! I'll bet he loved it!