Thursday, January 7, 2016

Winter Wonderland!

Hello Ai Fans!

The new Challenge starts today and the theme is "Winter Wonderland".  I had no idea what I was going to do. Whenever I see a stamp with a winter theme I automatically think it has to be for Christmas.  Weird I know but I guess it's just how my brain thinks LOL! I got all my Ai stamps out and started to look through them when BAM it hit me! I could use the "Beanie Whoot" set (#4127). It was one of the sentiments that got me thinking.... "with owl my thanks". What a perfect card to use right after Christmas to thank your family and friends for the lovely gifts you received! My brain went into overdrive LOL and I decided to make a set of 5 Thank You cards.

I started by picking what Design papers I wanted to use, my embellishments and matching cardstock.
I went ahead and stamped 5 of the Owl images. I wanted to paper piece the hats so I also stamped an image on each of my 5 Designer papers from the MME Moments 6x6 collection. I went ahead and coloured my images using my Copic Sketch markers. I cut out my sentiments using the MFT Stitched Fishtail Flag Stax. I like to get as much use out of my dies in various ways. Instead of using the the die as a "fishtail" I used it to make a long skinny rectangle for my sentiment. Using one of my favourite tools....the Perfect Layers Mini ruler and mat, I layered my sentiment with 2 matching pieces of cardstock.
I added 2 pieces of Doodlebug Twine and made a double bow for each card.  After fussy cutting out all the hats it was time to assemble my cards.
The finished product!!
Of course I had to make a little file folder and matching cover for my cards. It's super cute and makes this set into an adorable gift to give!

I hope that I have given you some inspiration and you will play along in our new Winter Wonderland Challenge! 

Happy Stamping!


Donna Rudy said...

Absolutely LOVE this idea Cheri! Your brain must go 100 miles an hour! The file folder and cover are amazing!!! This is definitely something I need to make!!!!!! Is this a Silhouette file? The paper pieced hats are just tooo cute! LOVE this!

Nancy said...

So SUPER CUTE, Cheri! You're would be a fantastic gift!
The paper piecing, and combinations of colours you used, is just wonderful! Where did you get the file folder from? Or did you come up with that one all on your own! Love it! do live in Canada, don't you? All those winter stamps apply for about 6 months out of the year! haha :o)