Sunday, October 30, 2011

A Snowman's Soul

Hi Peeps,

The Cricut Circle Magazine has a challenge every month. October's challenge is to follow a sketch in October's Cricut Circle Magazine. Also 3 Cricut cuts must be used, the prize is $150.00 credit at! And the best part is the winner is to be published in Cricut Circle's on-line monthly magazine!! Fun!!

I recently bought Santa's Village Imagine cartridge and I love it!! I knew I had to use that cart to make a card for this Challenge!! I really, really like this card!! ( I just floor myself!!! hehehehe)

I started with a 10" x 7" peice of white cardstock which I folded in half for the card base. Then I cut a 4 3/4 x 6 3/4 peice of white cardstock that I ran through the Cuttlebug using the Snowflakes folder. I used a Zig glue pen to trace all the raised snowflakes and covered the paper with Stampendous fine white iridescent glitter!! Ohhhh sparkly!! I inked the edge of the paper with Tim Holtz's new Gathered Twigs ink.

I then started up my Imagine, put in Sweethearts Cricut cart in one side and Santa's Village (SV) Imagine cart in the other. Next I cut the layered snowman images at 4".

I then chose and filled the 3 1/2" heart from Sweethearts with red and cut it with the Imagine. I then ran the heart through my Cuttlebug using the Swiss dots folder.

I picked the 4 1/2 scalloped circle shape from the Imagine's built-in shapes and filled it with a pin wheel candy pattern from Santa's Village. I did a second scalloped circle which I decided to color brown color also from SV.

I cut a 2 1/2 " tag from Sweethearts which I colored cream from SV.

Next I added a 5" x 7" and a 3" x 5" square from the Imagine's memory which I filled with a candy-cane diagonal stripe pattern from SV. One of the things that is really cool about the Imagine is that it prints the same pattern on both sizes accept the pattern image is smaller on the smaller square. This way the same pattern can look very different on different sized cuts. Clear as mud??? This is what I mean.

After all the cutting is done I used my Creative Memories circle cutter to take out the centers of both the scalloped circles. I cut off a 1 1/4 " x 4 3/4 piece off the 5"x 7" candy-cane printed paper. (I guess I should learn Craft-room...another time I guess)

I inked all the edges wth Gathered this new color!! I layered the snowman and the scalloped rings. I stamped the sentiment from Stampabilities on the tag, super-cute one I thought. I put the card together and added hemp twine to the paper strip at the bottom. I also tied the twine in a bow on the little tag. I stamped a sentiment from Stampabilities (Merry Christmas Love Hope and Joy to you always) on the 3 x 5 " piece of candy-cane paper for the inside of the card. I added 2 black Swarovski crystals to the eyes of the snowman with my I-rock. I also put 3 pearl accents from my stash on the candy cane strip in the bottom of the card.

This card went together in a snap!!

Hint: Stuck for an idea for a card...pull out your sentiments (stamps, rub-ons, stickers or die-cut phrases on Cricut carts) and work from there. Find a Cricut cut to match, choose appropriate papers and accents and there you have it!! Have Fun!!

Thanks for checking in on me....happy crafting and have a great day!!


  1. Thank you Girlia and Hrvatica I think you 2 must be my blog angels as you always post such kind comments!!

  2. This is just beautiful! I love the papers your chose. It's perfect! Good luck in the challenge.
    Colleen (gonescrappin' CC)

  3. Gorgeous! I love Snowmen, that cartridge is on my list!

  4. Love your card, I have this cartridge as well. Love love it <3

  5. This card is just beautiful!!! Great job and TFS CAthie

  6. Such an adorable and happy card - it's "snow" perfection!