Wednesday, December 14, 2011

How About Some Snow

I thought I'd started out in a pretty good humor on doing all the Christmas cards for this year and actually enjoyed making most of them.  We're getting down to the wire here and they seem to be getting pretty clean and simple now in order to get finished.  And to be honest........I'm tired of making Christmas cards!!!

But, since I do love Christmas and it only comes once a year.... here's another one......



This card is made with Kraft paper and a couple of strips of more Basic Grey DP.  The image is from Beyond the Fringe and was a freebie.  Isn't this snowman just so perfect!  Take a minute and go check out this great site.  I know you'll love it.  Anyway, I printed it out on the Kraft paper and then again on white.  I cut out the images on the white one and popped it on top of the one that was printed on the Kraft (didn't want to have to cut out those little arms so they are showing through from the one printed on Kraft).

We NEVER get snow down this far in Texas - well, I'll say very seldom anyway.  When it does snow here the schools close for several days, numerous auto accidents occur (no one knows how to drive in that white stuff down here), and adults become little children, out building snowmen and throwing snowballs (have you ever tried to build a snowman out of about a half inch of snow!!!).  We always say if it's going to get cold down here it might as well make it worth while and go ahead and snow!  So, bottom line here is that if I can't have snow, I'll just have a snowman on paper!

Thanks for stopping by..........oh, and I'll be having another Funny Friday this week - so grab your sunglasses and get ready!

Lynn

29 comments:

Marilyn said...

This is great Lynn! I love the look of images on Kraft and I like how you've bordered yours.

Cibele Glazer said...

I just adore this card! I am so happy you explained how you did it because I didn't know how you got your snowman so white on Kraft CS with ink. Brilliant idea to paper piece!

BTW, so glad you like the horsey card. What a great story!!!

Linda said...

Love the card Lynn and I do like snowmen too.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Tammy said...

I love, love your card Lynn. Kraft paper always makes such an interesting background and the snowman is too cute! Love it!

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Lynn, I like the snowman and the design.
Kevin xx

NanaConnie said...

I did grab this freebie, Lynn, but haven't had time to do anything with him yet. I love the kraft and white, paper piecing idea. Great dp, too. Nice touch with the tiny snowflakes!

Kathy and Lucky said...

Love this card with the Kraft and what a cute little Snowman :) Very country feeling and the paper is perfect with the twine.

Crafty Cre8tions said...

Lynn! I love it!!!!! Now, I love the card I received from you, but I would have totally loved this one too!!! CAS is gorgeous!!!

It will be interesting to see if you get snow in TX this year!!!
Maria :)

MiamiKel said...

Ooh my heavenly stars this is the cutest!! What a sweetie that snowman its...such a tall gorgeous lil man and a beautiful layout:)

RORO LEE said...

This is very smart to print on both of the kraft and white paper! Like the cute snowman! The border is a good add!

Darlene said...

This is a super card, Lynn! The fun snowman image is perfect with the Kraft paper and to pop him out is a nice extra touch! Loved reading about the reaction to snow in your part of the world!

Holly/Rubber Redneck said...

How cute!!!

Monica said...

Awesome colour combo. And the image is so very cute. The paper and twine look so lovely.
Hope Lil' Miss Sunshine is keeping the weather with her.

Monica xxx

Becky said...

What a cute snowman Lynn and great CAS card with the kraft paper

Carol L said...

I really like this C&S snowman, and those borders are a great way to use up those left over pieces of DP! Great idea to layer him up in white, and I seem to be making a lot of last minute cards using kraft too! Great job!

Anne Temple said...

He's so cute! Love the white on kraft paper. You might want to enter him into the paper piecing challenge going on at Paper Makeup Stamps this week.

Joan Ervin said...

What a super cute little snowman, Lynn!! You are sooo clever to print out the snowman on the kraft and the white...this looks awesome!!!

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

Wow Lynn - I love this card! Even though it is summer here at Christmas-time where I live, I still love snowman and snow and many of my Christmas cards have them; I just can't help myself. Maybe it makes me feel cooler when it is 100 degrees outside? But I do have relatives in the USA and Wales, UK so it gives me the perfect excuse to make "snowy" cards!

Lynn, it was so clever the way you printed out the image on kraft and white cardstock - I never would have thought of that in a million years. Great little tip!

{{hugs}}
Jocelyn

Melissa said...

LOVE this, Lynn! Your paper snowman is perfect against the Kraft (one of my favorites)! :) Up here, the first snow is pretty & fun. Those that follow are "just more snow." :)

Vicky Hayes said...

What a brilliant card Lynn! I love the snowman against the kraft card stock and I love the bright striped borders too.

Tammy said...

Adorable snowman Lynn!! I love the way you printed out the image on kraft cs first! Awesome idea! Perfect dp and twine!
Hugs, Tammy

Shannon White said...

Oh I Love this Lynn! Such a Darling Snowman! And I am loving the kraft and red stripe dp's together! Great way to use up those left over pieces! I am right there with you.. lol I'm a bit tired of Christmas cards at this point too! lol 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Queen B said...

That is a great paper piecing idea! Thanks for playing at PMS this week!

buggin2stamp said...

Love the white snowman on the Kraft card base. Thanks for playing along with the Digi Makeover Challenge.
Melissa

Margaret said...

Another wonderful Christmas card! Your snowman looks great with all of the fussy cutting! The striped border and the bakers twine trim go so well with this image and paper!
Our first snow of the year usually has quite a few accidents with it as well (I think people forget from year to year...) but then we will have major snowfalls with ice and everyone is out on the road trudging to school and work. I'll be wishing for a weekend in Texas come January!

Nancy in Iowa said...

Great idea to print him on white. I love the look of white on Kraft. Thanks for the. Inspiration!

Shirley said...

Your card is just so cute and wonderful! I laugh when I hear you on the snow thing. I am from Reno, NV and drove in snow for years. It never stopped anyone there. Now I live in NC and it's the same here as where you are. Even freezing rain stops them. They close schools....laugh!! Pres. Obama's kids couldn't believe it when DC schools closed because of snow.

Lesley said...

super card - just love it best wishes Lesley x

snailzpace said...

thanks for stopping by my blog! this is sooo cute! i love how the snowman pops against the kraft and the striped borders. we woke up to some of the white fluffy stuff, but it quickly melted. happy holidays.