Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let it Snow

Let it Snow, not really. I have no interest in there being snow now or anytime in the near future (or the future at all for that matter), but the two christmas cards I made this week have a bit of a snow theme so I figured it fit.

I decided to break out the old cricut. I have had this thing for two years. I begged my Mom to buy it for me for my birthday and I've hardly ever used it. I figured now was as good a time as any.

I went shopping at Michael's (oh how I detest the fact that I even stepped foot in this store) because I needed some glue. I browsed and found some really cool paper. Recollections has some neat new collections. I really liked their Mom's Diner collection and I thought their Salt paper from that collection would be perfect fora wintery themed card. I decided to pair that paper with a little polar bear I had cut out using my Joyful Expressions cartridge for my cricut. I also used my MS punch to create the little hills of snow.

I think it turned out pretty good. My husband said he likes this card the best out of all the ones I've made so far for the holidays. The one problem I'm having though is getting the sparkles to stick on the polar bear. I've tried a few different glues, my next thing is trying a spray on adhesive if I can find it anywhere. Excuse the horrible stamping job I did with the "peace" stamp. The card is just a prototype.

The second card was just a quick little try to see how things would work. It turned out alright. I'm not exceptionally thrilled with it. But it was quick to make. I am particpating in a card exchange that has about 20 people in it, so this might be the one I make for that exchange, just because it was super easy to do. I dont' want to spend hours agonizing over cards that a bunch of strangers are going to receive.


  1. They look great! I have a couple of suggestions for the polar bear... three, actually.

    1) SU Shimmery white paper. Not as bright white as the whisper white, but love the shimmer.

    2) once you've cut out the bear, color/stamp him in versa mark (or just drop him on the stamp pad & push down with fingers) and use heat & stick powder/glitter OR irridescent ice embossing powder (heat emboss)

    3) stamp in whisper white craft ink, and dump glitter on. works like a charm, but it can be a bit messy.

  2. Oh, I love the polar bear card. The "snow hills" are great!