Saturday, December 18, 2010

Christmas Card Idea #7...Let it Snow!

Don't you just love snow? Living here in the south all my life, I've had very few occasions to see snow. My husband, whose from Indiana, laughs hysterically at me because I get so excited when I see snow, no matter how small the amount. As we were leaving the grocery store last weekend, and as we were loading up our van, "The Scrap Mobile" (aka The Loser Cruiser) the flurries began to fall. I was hopping around like a four year old gleefully proclaiming, "it's snowing, it's snowing!" I wasn't the only one either. There was another lady the parking lot standing outside her vehicle, arms outstretched, attempting to catch snowflakes in her mouth. Needless to say, my DH, Keith, found this spectacle completely hilarious. He also made fun of me the entire ride home.

But seeing a few flakes fall really put me in the mood to make a few warm and cozy snowy cards.

For these two cards, I cut a snowflake out of craft cardstock using my Cricut Expression and Make The Cut (MTC) software. The snowflake itself is from the Silhouette store. I created a cut file in the MTC software to cut out the entire rectangle and snowflake portion. I then used a scrap of patterned paper behind the snowflake cutout. A bit of distressing with CTMH Chocolate ink and a sponge dauber gave it a kind of rustic, cozy look. I added a piece of embroidery floss for an extra dash of color. You can even use different shape cutouts like stockings, a wreath, an ornament.

Thanks for stopping by and have fun creating!

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