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Thursday, July 21, 2022

Jack Frost

Hey crafty friends - it's my day to post at Die Cut Divas where we're celebrating Christmas in July with our fabulous sponsor Elizabeth Craft Designs (ECD). Here's the card I'm featuring, plus you'll find a bonus card further down.

Supplies: Paper - Neenah Classic Crest Solar White;
Scraps of red, green, orange, brown & black;
Paper Studio Old World Winter
Dies - Elizabeth Craft Designs Jack Frost;
Sunny Studio Slimline Nature Borders
Stamps - Elizabeth Craft Designs House
Other - SSS sentiment strip; white & black pens;
Copic Markers; Black Soot Distress Ink

Isn't this little snowman the cutest?! I die cut all the elements in various card stocks and paper-pieced the scarf for 2 colors of stripes. Mr. Frost comes with little shoes but I left them off, prefering him to be like he was just rolled by kids. I stamped and fussy cut a couple holly leaves using a stamp from ECD's House set. I diecut red snowman buttons for berries! Assembled the snowman & added to a mini slimline along with a stitched hill & a pre-printed sentiment strip cut to be a sign.

**Updated - I'm home from being out of town and since I created Mr. Snowman after the current Christmas Kickstart was announced, I'll add him to that challenge - Show Us Your Snowfolk! It's my second entry...

My bonus card uses a fabulous retired ornament die from ECD. I have been a casual customer for years but their sponsorship at Die Cut Divas helped me become more faithful. And I enjoy their product videos and Facebook Lives done by Els - so much fun!!

Supplies: Paper - Neenah Classic Crest Solar White:
Paper Studio A Country Christmas 12x12",
Pine St. Square 4.5x6.5" & glitter paper;
scrap of copper metallic paper
Stamps - Elizabeth Craft Designs House
Dies - Elizabeth Craft Designs Ornament Set 2 (retired); 
My Favorite Things Blueprints 26 (retired)

The ornament die set I used contains a solid ornament and two fancy overlays for it - I love it and feel bad that it's retired! I simply die cut three of the solid ornament die using rustic patterned paper. If you want to check out other ECD ornaments, take a look at their Classic Christmas Special Kit which also contains gorgeous snowflakes, a stamp set, and a slimline coverplate!! While writing this post, I've ordered that kit along with a few other goodies for future use. Some of them were, as I like to proclaim, practically free!! Do check out the amazing ECD Sale section for great buys, the House stamp set being one of them.

Thanks for visiting and have a crafty Christmas in July!!


Dawn T said...

LOVE love love your cute as snowman! What a gorgeous card Linda. And love the bonus one too... those ornaments are really lovely.

papierelle said...

Oh I love this snowman, he is so cute and lovely. And with our current hot temperatures, I could use him to cuddle ... *laugh*

Jean said...

Agree! Els shines in those videos. Your cards are adorable!

Cat Craig said...

Darling and festive, Linda. Love the slimlines.

Arlene said...

Such a cute snowman! He is adorable and he's perfect against your background. AND you cut paper-pieced the scarf? That's going above and beyond on this guy. :)

I have some favorites too and aren't you glad you were able to grab the ornament set when it was available! Beautiful second card. You're such an over-achiever and I LOVE it. LOL

Lisa Elton said...

What an adorable snowman, Linda! Great job on the his scarf, your card is delightful. And your bonus card is lovely with the trio of fancy ornaments!

Loll said...

Your snowman is so cute ... he makes me smile, Linda! :) And your ornament slim-line card is really beautiful with the different patterns. xx

Cindy C. said...

Super cute, and I love the bonus card too!

Rosemary said...

another beautiful set of cards, linda! you always create the best holiday cards!

HilaryJane said...

Yes, I love that snowman too and he looks great with that backing paper behind him. love the vintage feel of your second card too xx xx

Greta said...

2 great cards for Christmas in July! Really love the first snowman die!

Dotty Jo said...

Two stunning cards, Linda! Thanks for playing at Christmas Kickstart, Jo x

Helen said...

These are lovely - what a sweet snowman!
Thanks so much for playing with us at Christmas Kickstart!
Helen x (Guest Elf)

Trina P. said...

Terrific twofers. My heart melted for that adorable snowman though.