Thursday, July 31, 2014

Do You Want To Build A Snowman?


Hi everyone,

It’s challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. This week Shirley Quarry, issues her last challenge as our July challenge hostess.

Our challenge this week is to create a card that is related to a song title.

My Granddaughter, loves the movie Frozen and the song “Do You Want To Build A Snowman?” has become sooooo popular. So I decided to use that for my card this time round.

I love creating Accordion Cards and also combining dies when I make them. This time round I used the Ring Accordion Die Set and the Fancy Label Accordion Die Set  as I wanted to use the snowflake border from the new Fancy Seasons Frame Edges Die Set which goes with the Fancy Label Accordion Die Set. These dies were designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Crafts Designs.


To decorate the first page of my Accordion Card I first die cut a circle using blue/white polka dot designer paper.  To this I added two of the edges from the new Outdoor Edges Die set for the snow, these were cut using card/double sided adhesive paper to which I then added Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter.

I then die cut all the decorator pieces from the  Elizabeth Craft Designs Snowman Die Set and added them onto the snow ready to decorate the snowman once it was built. The scarf and trim on the hat were die cut using Red Velvet Adhesive Sheet.

I then added snowflakes which are from the All Seasons Tree Die Set.


The sentiment was computer generated and I added two snowflakes to that page which are from the Circle Spiral Pull  Card Die Set.

For the last page of my Accordion Card I created the circle pieces as I did for my first page, but this time I assembled the snowman (which was created using Double Sided Adhesive Paper and Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter).


Here is my card when it is closed ready to be placed in an envelope.

I added Blue/Gold Glitter Dots to the scallop border on the Ring Accordion pages and Clear Glitter Dots on all of the snowflakes.

Don’t forget to check out the CCEE Stampers blog (goes live 12 AM EST) to see the rest of the creations the CCEE Stampers created this week. You can also see more details of their creations on their individual blogs:

  • Amber Hillman
  • Anne Harmon
  • Joanne Grzelak
  • Liz Williams
  • Lois Bak
  • Lynn McAuley
  • Maryann Einam
  • Sabrina Friel
  • Vicky Gould

    Paper: White; Navy; Silver; Maple DP – Kaisercraft
    Dies: Ring Accordion; Fancy Label Accordion; Fancy Seasons Frame Edges; All Seasons Tree; Outdoor Edges; Circle Spiral Pull Card – designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; Snowman – Elizabeth Craft Designs
    Other Elizabeth Craft Designs Products: Blue/Gold Glitter Dots; Red/Gold Glitter Dots; Clear Glitter Dots; Double Sided Adhesive Paper; Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter; Red Velvet Adhesive Sheet



    11 comments: said...

    Great idea to show the pieces and the completed snowman.

    Maryann said...

    Fantastic sweet and fun card Frances

    Lynn McAuley said...

    What a masterpiece, Frances! Exquisite work with your wonderful snowmen!

    Joanne (jojot) said...

    If I were you I would have a hard time parting with these fab cards at holiday time

    Karen Aicken said...

    Oh this is SUCH a fun card. I just love your creative mind, Frances.

    Liz Williams said...

    Your cards are always so amazing, Frances. Love the fun surprises you always pack into your cards.

    Vicky Gould said...

    Wow, not only a great fold, but a perfect blend of images and sentiment to make this fantastic card!

    jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

    Another fabulous card, Frances......perfect to go with the fun song!!

    Queen Mary said...

    Oh Frances, I love this one! It is so cute! I love all of your cards these days -- with the flip dies. I'm still not able to play with them as much as I'd like, but this would be a fun investment for the holidays!

    Lois said...

    How very clever of you to take the pieces in your first panel to build your snowman! I love it!

    Sabrina said...

    I absolutely love this - even though I've never seen the film. I think it would be hard to ever have too many snowmen - stamps or dies. The dark blue background is gorgeous.