I've taken over the dining room table today because I'm hoping this week to make some time for some serious card making. I have oodles of things to play with and they need a lot of space - it can be a little overwhelming - but this first project in the stash busting is nice and simple.
Last year I came across these little kits intended for making door knob hangers. I picked up a few of them but I knew I didn't want to make door knob hangers.
So I pondered my pretty Christmas papers ... you shouldn't rush this part.
For making the cards, I first started with a piece of shiny metallic card stock - at holiday time you can easily find this in red, green, gold or silver. I like to use a piece cut to a size to leave about a 1 cm border around the edges.
Next I add a layer of the decorative holiday paper I got for Christmas last year. Again I'm following the approximately 1cm per edge rule but you can get entirely different looks just playing with this - or by using paper shaper scissors for different and fancier edges.
Now you're ready to start adding your snowman bits. I lucked out with this kit -they're peel and stick, but I've done similar things with non adhesive foam shapes and it's not difficult if you have to glue them.
Add a few embellishments like snowflakes and sequins and you're all done!
You can have fun with all sorts of variations.