Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Accordion Snowmen

There's a "Shape Up for the Holidays" challenge over at Jingle Belles. It's a fun challenge which gets us thinking about making Christmas cards that are not square or rectangular. I decided to cut my card into the shapely form of snowmen. I had fun creating them, probably too much fun!  I just couldn't stop adding detail. I started by folding a piece of white cardstock (accordion style) then cut the cardstock into the shape of a snowman. I used up bits and pieces of patterned papers and cardstocks to create little vests, small bow ties and hats. To ground the snowman, I added a torn white cardstock snowbank, adding a bit of highlight to it with chalk. Next I cut letters for the sentiment and tucked them into the snowbank. Finally, I made two brooms and stuck one on each side. They really helped to "pull" the card together.

Cardbase: Recollections, Scrap pieces of cardstock,  chalk,  EK Success punches, Studio G Glitter Glue, Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive, Scotch ATG


  1. Love those awesome snowmen ... your dressed them so nicely ... and the brooms were the perfect finishing touches ... so very glad you joined us at jingle belles.

  2. Awwwwww.... these guys are too cute! That is such a fabulous card!

  3. you'd think BY NOW i would know better, but i really thought these gorgeous snow-guys had to be cut from an upcycled xmas card. BUT OF COURSE NOT, they were created from the ground up, with every unique and perfect detail hand-cut by the AMAZIN' miss brenda!!! you never ever cease to amaze me, missus! ♥♥♥