Monday, November 28, 2011

Let It Snow

One of the things I love to do is to make cards. My granddaughter loves popup cards so I was excited when in the Silhouette Shape store I found this snow flake popup card. It was on sale for $.50.

 I take advantage of buying shapes when they are on sale for $.50 and this weekend all shapes were. If you are using a machine that uses the Studio format of files I encourage you to take advantage when there are sales.

Although the snowman I did for the front of the card was another Silhouette file you could find a similar one to cut out by hand if you don't have a machine.

For this snowman I used goggly eyes which are relatively inexpensive. I colored the boots,hat,branches and mittens with gel pens. For the mouth I cut it out and glued a scrap of ribbon on the wrong side. The buttons are I Rocks and you really get a lot of  different sizes in a container.The ribbon on the hat is a scrap that was too short to make a bow. If the scarf looks familiar it is because I knitted it from leftover yarn from knitting a hat. Of course he had to have some glitter so that he looked more like he was made of snow. I doubt if I even have $.50 worth of supplies invested in this snowman.

It doesn't show up but the card base is a shimmer card stock.  I buy the card stock pads when they are at least 20% off. I have large enough scraps left over for another project. It is always fun for me to see what I can do with left overs.

If you have priced elements for paper crafting you know that they are not cheap. So if you can make your own you will save money.  I know I did making this card. Oh and the snowflakes on the front are the cutouts from inside.

What type of embellishments do you use? How would you deck out this snowman?

Wishing you a fun filled crafting day. Hope you are having fun getting ready for the holidays. 


  1. Hello! First of all, thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such a sweet comment. Love your card. It's so cute and creative! The googlie eyes and how you did the snowflake are fabulous ideas!

  2. It turned out just beautifully. Love the eyes and snowflake details. Great job!

    Silhouette Plus

  3. Very cute - your granddaughter will love it! I agree about saving money by making your own embellishments... I made a snowman card a few years ago and used real twigs for the arms... hard to beat the price on those! It's funny, because I taught the card as part of a class and I had a student ask where to buy the twigs! maybe I missed out on a business opportunity :)


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