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Cricut Craft Room's Winter and Snow Blog Hop

  Hey there my crafty friend, so glad you popped by today. I am one of the blogs in a line up for a fun blog hop celebrating winter and snow hosted by Erica over at her Cricut Craft Room Blog. If you have happened upon my blog and want to play along, please start at the beginning:   http://mycricutcraftroom.blogspot.com  ty!
 Welcome to My Cricut Craft Room's Winter & Snow Blog Hop
                              You should have come from  http://mybugandmecreate.blogspot.com 
     For my project I wanted to use the phrase "warm winter wishes"! 1. because I really like it and 2.  it reminds me of old movies and people getting letters from loved ones far away! It has that sentimental feeling of home and family to it for me, and since I love snow people it's perfect for a winter/snow themed project!  :) I hope you like my card, deets to follow :)

Mailbox  ~~ My Community ~~ at 1.41 x 2.65
Snow woman ~~  Doodlecharms ~~  at 4.56 X 4.15,  using hide contour for all the inner cuts
Hat ~~ Paper Doll dress-up ~~ at 2.87 X 4.06
Mittens ~~ Everyday Paper Dolls ~~ at 1.86 X 4.71
Scarf ~~ Snow Friends ~~ at 2.91 X 3.51
Arms ~~ Doodlecharms~~  at 1.59 X 1.19  hide contour interior cuts, after machine cutting, snip off the beak Face ~~ PK-493 Everyday Character Face Parts & More ~~ Peachy Keen stamps
Sentiment is hand written on the  smallest Labels Ten Spellbinders Die
     I used several cartridges to create my snowwoman. It is one I personally designed about 3 year or 4 years ago in cricut design studio, then redesigned last year on my gypsy. It is one of my favourite cut files to date and I make a lot of cards using this snowman cut, I just change up the hat and scarf on occasion  to make different styles for snowmen and snow woman. Also changing the arms to accommodate what ever they may be holding, or have arms in different positions for waving and stuff.  I used  my Peachy Keen Stamps for the face, of course,  love them! And added glossy accents to them  for a little added dimension.
      My card base is slightly larger than I usually use, I cut it at 5.75 X 6.50. I love the snowflake designer paper by DCWV  from The Christmas Stack, I've had it for about 2 yrs maybe 3.  I  used it for my background, cutting it at 5.25X 5.75 and adhering to the top half of the card base.  I took a white card stock rectangle which was about 2" deep by 5.75 wide and used my Kimberley Poloson rotary cuttery to cut it in half in a wavy pattern to give me uneven snowy layers. I then ran them through the xyron and coated with MS fine white glitter.
     Whoops, missed a spot, didn't notice that with these $ store glasses, LOL  sry! The mail box was assembled and glued directly to the card base first, kind of on an angle, like you sometimes see mail boxes in the winter from the plough pushing the snow towards them. Did a bit of doodling on the pole and the front of the mailbox, note the name on it :)
     Now I think I should have used I.C. Snow, LOL. Then I glued the tallest of the two snow strips I made with the xyron on overlapping the mailbox pole. Added a bunch of pop dots to the snow woman, the top snowy strip, the letter and the sentiment and attached. I didn't really want to cover up the snowflakes paper, cause I think they are so pretty but wanted my sentiment on the front of the card. The letter is just hand cut and doodled, although I could have cut it out with the mailbox, I made it before I found the cut for it, and I wanted it bigger to add the "sealed with a kiss" acronym and the lipstick kiss ;) A bit of doodling here and there on her accessories and she's done!
     Don't forget to comment on ALL of the blogs in this hop to be entered to win the BRAND NEW set of K. Andrew Designs It's Valentine's Stamp Set , what a fabulous prize, love all those sweet sentiments, awesome!
                                 Next you should go to   http://mincedpaper.blogspot.com   
 In case you get lost along the way, here is the entire line up...

Start-  http://mycricutcraftroom.blogspot.com
Jessica -http://thecreativestamperspot.blogspot.com
Teresa - http://scrappintplace.blogspot.com 
Carla - http://racincrafts.blogspot.com 
Indira - http://craftyhomemade.blogspot.com
Erica- http://ericasprojects.blogspot.com
Cori- http://createdbycori.blogspot.com
Doris - http://mybugandmecreate.blogspot.com
Cindy - http://toolsofacropingqueen.blogspot.com 
Laurie - http://mincedpaper.blogspot.com
Lisa - http://handmadewithlove-lisa.blogspot.com 
Blog Candy- http://ericasblogcandy.blogspot.com

     Hope your having fun on the hop!  I'm sending you warm winter wishes as well, your next stop is
http://mincedpaper.blogspot.com    take care and thank you so much for stopping by. Please leave me a comment so I can pop by your blog and leave some love!

Cindy  :)


  1. Great card!! I the dimension and sparkle. The C. Snow made me giggle. Wonderful work.

  2. Wow -- you did a great job inventing your wonderful snow person! Really cute card!
    jejaeb at cfl dot rr dot com

  3. Oh my goodness your snowperson is CUTE! Adorable ;) Love it. The mailbox is cute too, C. Snow :)


  4. Great card!! Love the mailbox!!

  5. I absolutely love how you have created your snowman using parts from different carts. LOVE it! Awesome card!

  6. Love this card and everything about it.

  7. Loving all the extra detail you added to your card. Very clever

  8. Great job on your card. So much detail. Love the snowman's letter.

  9. Your card is wonderful! Love it! Love the theme! You did such a wonderful decorating job! Cute idea with the crooked mailbox...so true! Great job! Warm wishes to you!

  10. Cindy this is just beyond cute. I may have to scraplift this to send to the grandchildren in FL!TFS, Mary M

  11. I love how you layered your card! Christina ccapps35@gmail.com

  12. Very cute Love the red hat.

  13. very cute card!


  14. I'm so glad that snowmen aren't just for Christmas. I love your card. Thanks for sharing

  15. this card is amazing so many things I love about it I could make a list from here till tomorrow. love Mrs snowman , that mailbox is so cute esp in the snowbanks. Never thought about using hat mittens etc from the Paper Doll carts thanks for this hint
    upnurse at aol dot com

  16. Very cute! Love Peachy Keen stamps...so soo soooo cute!

  17. Wonderful card, so many details. You did a great job. TFS.

    vwilson577 at yahoo.com

  18. He is adorable! Thanks for letting me know of the blog hop!

  19. 1. Congrats on your first hop! 2. Love all the details you added to make this card special! I think my gabe is the swak on the envelope! So cute!

  20. This is so super fun! Love the snow!