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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Let it snow...

I had a very limited amount of the snowflake paper used on the card at left, so I thought I'd give some polka-dotted paper a try. No sure I like the result! The snowflake paper looks so much better. I just wish I had more of it. It's by Stampin' Up, but I don't think they make it anymore.

My little tree was cut with an unbranded die, I believe. I have taken all my Christmas-themed dies and put them in two containers. Many of them have lost their packaging, so I'm not quite sure who made them.

My stitched landscape was also created with an unbranded die.

My cute little snowman was cut from the Doodlecharms cartridge with my Cricut. I had actually cut and assembled several of these little guys last year and hadn't used them.

 The only part of my snowman that wasn't part of the Cricut cut was his little holly necktie. This was cut with an unbranded die. It happened to be lying on my work desk while I was making this card. I looked at it and thought, "I think that would just fit around my snowman's neck!" I cut it out, and "voila!"--it fit. I added three red flat-backed pearls to finish it off.

On the inside of my card, I used a red mat, a stamped sentiment and a single blue stamped snowflake.

This card was really fun to put together--partly because I had those little snowmen ready to go! And the cards turned out pretty much as I had pictured them in my head.

My holiday preparations are coming along. I have written our Christmas letter and created the annual calendar. Friday will be my "printing day," when I will print 85 copies of the letter and 10-12 copies of the calendar. The weekend will be spent signing, stuffing and mailing cards and binding the calendars and getting them ready to mail or give to family members. This good progress has significantly reduced my stress level!!

Thanks so much for stopping by and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.


Glittered Paws said...

I think the polka dots behind the snowman look great. And what a fun snowman. Sounds like you have your weekend plans all made I am hoping I can get the bulk of my cards out this week as well. I put my off this year and I am still making cards.

craftieodmae said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!

designbydonna said...

Your snow scenes are really cute. The snowflake paper does look better but the polka dots are a good substitute. The trees are very pretty. It does feel good to get things checked off your list. I mailed cards yesterday and also finished by shopping.

Lynette said...

Your little snowmen are so cute, Cheryl! I like the dotted paper almost as well as the snowflakes, but I DO love the snowflakes!!

Congrats on making such progess towards getting your Christmas tasks done. Doesn't it feel good?! Way to go!

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