Let It Snow For A Kickstart Into Christmas

by Joanne James9. September 2019 07:00

Happy Monday everyone! I'm here with a Christmas card to start the week as I've a card for a new-to-me challenge called Christmas Kickstart (thank you Vicky for sharing this one!) that also uses the current Fab Friday sketch: 


The theme over at Christmas Quickstart is to create a card inspired by the challenge blog header. The moment I saw it I knew it would give me the opportunity to use some of the gorgeous designer paper in my favourite suite in the new Stampin' Up! Autumn-Winter catalogue, Let It Snow - take a look:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

Let It Snow - The weather outside might be frightful, but crafting is so delightful with the fun 'Let It Snow' themed paper. With basic patterns on one side, the other side has collections of glittery snowmen and winter images - this paper is just too cute for words! I used a pattern of tiny snowmen and women in comical poses to cover the whole of the front of my card, along with a striped strip from the reverse of one of the other sheets offset behind my sentiment. 

Snowman Season - My sentiment is from the co-ordinating 'Snowman Season' stamp set. Sentiment aside, the only other stamping is a sentiment and stamped image inside my card and another to decorate the envelope - this card really is all about the paper! 

Marvellous Mittens - I decided that instead of the bow in the sketch, I would add a pair of felt mittens to my card as a final embellishment; whilst mittens feature elsewhere on other dsp patterns in this set, none of my tiny snowmen are wearing them - but given that the snowman in the Christmas Kiickstart header is sporting a pair in festive red, I figured if they were good enough for him they would work on my card too! I added some string to keep them together, just like the ones my children used to have when they were younger to prevent them from losing them; did you do this for your children too?

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Enjoy your day; I have my first stamp class of the month and a mountain of ironing to get through today so mine will be a busy one, along with all of the extra-curricular activities that the James Juniors participating in being back on in full today. I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (4) -

Jo Avery
Jo AveryUnited Kingdom
9/9/2019 5:06:07 PM #

Hi Joanne, love your card - what a fabulous take on the inspiration! So glad you've found your way to The Christmas Kickstart Challenge and I hope it's your first visit of many, Jo x


Heather H
Heather HUnited States
9/9/2019 5:57:59 PM #

Love this Joanne - I am so enjoying this paper, and this is one of my fave sheets!  Love those little felt accents, too - mine are on their way!  Thanks so much for playing at Fab Friday!


LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
9/9/2019 8:01:24 PM #

Yep, these papers are perfect for this challenge....and look how sweet those little mittens are!  EEEEK!  Adorable creation!  Winter will be here before we know it, too!


Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
9/11/2019 6:03:51 PM #

I LOVE this card!  That paper is calling my name!   Coastal Cabana and Real Red together is my favorite color combo!  Those little mittens make me smile!  XXX


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