Susan's Garden Club

Snowman Fun

December 26, 2016

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Now that Christmas is over it is time to play in the snow!   One of Susan’s CountryScapes die sets is the Build A Snowman.  I have built the snowman just like Susan shows on the die set envelope, but decided to try building him so he is a little different for this card.  Is is fun to play with the dies and use them in different ways – besides, no two snowmen are identical!   Here is how the card was created:

  1.  Using the CountryScapes Build A Snowman die set, die cut four of the larger snowman body pieces and two of the middle size.  You will use the larger pieces for the bottom and middle of the snowman to make him “fat”.  The middle die cut piece will become his head.  To make the snowman dimensional, glue two matching pieces together so you now have three snowballs to build your snowman.  Attach the pieces together as shown.  Die cut the scarf from the same set.  Since the neck is larger on this guy, cut off the left side of the scarf and glue down in a little different position so it looks good around his neck.  Glue on all the other die cut pieces for the face and the buttons.  Since this snowman was larger, I used one of the branches from the CountryScapes Woods 1 die set to create his arms.  You can use the smaller branch arms in the snowman set, but I wanted to add a bird house to one arm, so I felt that larger arms would work better.
  2. Using the CountryScapes Woods 1 die set, die cut the tree and the little bird house.  I die cut the tree using the Beige Velvet Adhesive sheet.  Once die cut I used markers to color on wood effect lines to the branches.  Color the bird house with markers and add a thin string to the top so you can hang it from the snowman’s arm.
  3. Die cut the CountryScapes Country Fence twice to fit across the card.  Sponge on color.  I used tan and black to color.
  4. Use the CountryScapes Woods 2 die set to die cut 6 little birds.  You could also use the birds from the CountryScapes Critters 2 die set.  Color the birds by sponging on the color just on the top portion of each one.  Use a fine line marker to dot the eye.
  5. Use the CountryScapes Critters 1 die set to die cut two bunnies and one squirrel. Color by sponging on dark brown and black ink.  Use a fine line marker to dot the eyes.
  6. Use Karen Burniston’s Outdoor Edges die set to die cut two edges with the trees and one without trees.
  7. Using Susan’s Snowstorm and Mounds Stencil, create falling snow on a piece of white card stock for the top of the card.  This is a 6×6 inch card, so the stencil had to be moved over to create snow to go all the way across.
  8. Add one of the Outdoor Edges die cuts, with the trees, about 1/3 of the way down from the top.  Cut the trees off the other die cut edge (cut off the trees carefully along the edge because you are going to use this edge on the bottom of the card).  Glue the trees that you cut off along the same edge as the other trees to create a forest.  Attach the CountryScape Country Fences to fit across the card as shown.  You need to cut off one of the post in the middle and attach the rail behind  the other die cut fence.  Trim edges on the ends as needed.
  9. Attach one of the Outdoor Edges in front of the fence.
  10. Attach the tree next, and then the snowman.
  11. Attach the third snow bank covering the bottom of the tree and the snowman.
  12. Add the bunnies, squirrel and birds as shown.
  13. Optional: Add texture paste and glitter for an extra special snowy touch.

Have fun creating your Snowman Fun card using Susan’s CountryScapes dies!

Products from Elizabeth Craft Designs:

CountryScapes Build A Snowman

CountryScapes Critters 1

CountryScapes Critters 2 (optional)

CountryScapes Woods 1

CountryScapes Woods 2

CountryScape Country Fence

Snowstorm and Mounds Stencil

Outdoor Edges

Beige Velvet Adhesive Sheet

Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter

Soft Finish Cardstock – White

Kids Choice Glue

Other Supplies:

Markers of choice

Texture Paste

Glue Dots

Distress Inks, Old Paper and Black Soot

 

 

 

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5 Comments

  • Reply Nancy Yoder December 26, 2016 at 6:30 pm

    Your winter card makes me want to build a snowman! Frosty has come out to play. Going to use ur inspiration to create & send to grand kids in Atlanta! Happy New Year!

  • Reply Kathleen Adams December 26, 2016 at 12:17 pm

    Selma, I love this card so much! I think I have most of these dies except the SNOWMAN! I’m going to get one now. Thank you for the really clear steps tutorial too. I especially like how you warn the reader to save pcs. ext This is a card I’m going to try!

  • Reply afmmac December 26, 2016 at 11:07 am

    I love the depth you’ve given the card. Love it. This snowman is so personal and the scene is fantastic.

  • Reply Marjorie L Estey December 26, 2016 at 9:16 am

    Selma, you did a beautiful job. i love that card. It is so classic. Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply Birgit December 26, 2016 at 9:05 am

    This scene you’ve created is incredibly sweet and so wintry! The words to the song Walking In A Winter Wonder Land came to my mind as I looked at this. The tree tops truly glisten!!

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