Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Thanks SNOW Much!

So as promised here's a quick craft for you tonight! Below is a picture from out my front door! Like I said before, about 8 inches of snow today and we're only expecting more! Perfect night to craft!

We have a nice neighbor who keeps snowblowing our front walkway while we're at work before we get home, so I thought a Thank you card was in order.  Here's what I used!

  • Cricut Winter Lace cartridge
  • Colored cardstock of your choice
  • Zig 2 way glue pen
  • Black fine tip pen
  • Brads
  • Assorted Ribbon
  • Glue Dots
  • Adhesive pop dots
  • Black stamp pad
  • Studio G clear stamps
  • DCWV "The Winter Combo" Box of cards (size A2) Keep an eye out at your local craft store (usually JoAnn Fabrics, I got this box of 40 for only 2.99 with the envelopes included!)

I started out by using my Gypsy to cut out my snowflakes from the Winter Lace cartridge.  This is a basic cut and you can easily do it on your cricut without the Gypsy in no time! I cut the blue snowflake and it's background version at 3 inches.  I then went back and cut the background again in black at 3.5 inches so that the snowflake would stand out.

Next I used glue dots to secure ribbon down the right side of the card.  You can use as many as you'd like and layer them to match the color of your card background.

Then I put together the snowflake.  I used the zig 2 way glue pen to glue all 3 pieces of the snowflake together.  Once complete I poked a hole in the middle to allow the brad to easily go into the middle without ripping the snowflake.

Next I used the adhesive pop dots to give the card some dimension.  Then you can place the snowflake wherever you would like on the front of the card.

Then I added a piece of white paper, framed out in black to make it stand out with the words "Thanks SNOW much" like the pun?! and fastened that to the front of the card as well.

Then I decided that the project needed a little something extra.  I got out my Studio G clear stamps and stamped a snowflake in the bottom right corner of the envelope to finish off the project.  I can usually find these really cheap at your local craft store.  They generally run about 1$ but I tend to buy these at the end of the season and only end up paying 50 cents or so!

So there you have it! Our finished project! I'm going to have my husband pop it in the neighbors mailbox tonight when he finishes cleaning up outside the house!

Hope you enjoyed this quick little project! Stay warm!


1 comment:

  1. Super Cute! I love it! Will we have more posts to look forward to tomorow since you have a snow day?!?!!?!?!?