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!
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