Saturday, August 7, 2010

Baby, It's Cold Outside!

So, I was looking at Maureen's blog, Mo's Addiction, and saw that Simon Says Stamp was having a challenge based on song titles. I thought that sounded like so much fun! There were so many cute cards to look at. Maureen did a totally awesome Beetles "Yellow Submarine" card. Someone did one with this song title and I think it had snowflakes on it or something. I could not get this song out of my mind for the rest of the day. Then I started to imagine this card. I had to start on it right then! I got out my Gypsy and got started. I knew I wanted to use the window from Christmas Noel. I love it so much and have been waiting for the chance to use it to make some sort of 3-D card. I cut it at 3.5 inches in brown 6 times. I layered four of those together and then two of them together. I used the blackout and cut it once out of patterned paper for the wallpaper. I took one of the clear sheets that cover your stamps and cut one more from this. I cut out the Christmas tree from the Christmas Noel cart at 2.5, I think and glued it to the patterned paper, positioning it slightly off to the side and trimming the excess off of the edges of the window-shaped paper. I then "trimmed" the tree with my I-Rock gem setter and silver gems. I cut out the couple from the Sweethears cart at 3 from black cardstock and popdotted it to the patterned paper and trimmed off the excess. I adhered the layer of two brown pieces of the window to the top of the patterned paper and I adhered the clear piece to the stack of 4 pieces of brown. I then layered all of this together and set it aside.

Next, I cut out a 4 1/4 inch piece of red cardstock. I used a ruler and a Sharpie to draw the brick pattern onto the paper. I then rubbed my stamp pad across it to give it depth and dimension. I took some shimmery white cardstock and cut out two panels with my Martha Stewart drippy goo punch and layered them together. I also cut out bushes from the Everyday Paper Dolls for under the window (I used my Gypsy on this to make sure that they were the right length). I punched the snowflakes with a punch I got from the Michael's dollar basket of mini punches. I typed the sentiment on my computer and punched it with a Marvy label punch. I layered it to a piece of black and trimmed around it. I cut an A2 sized piece of black cardstock. I topped it with the brick layer, then pop-dotted the icicles onto the top of the "house". Next, I added the window, then the bushes, and the snowflakes. I used "icicle" colored Stickles on my icicles and Liquid Applique and my embossing heat tool on the bushes and window. Lastly, I applied the sentiment. This card was sooooo much fun to do and was a nice reminder of cooler weather! I hope my instructions were easy enough to follow. I'm usually better at showing people rather than telling them! Let me know if you have any questions at all!


  1. Your card is absolutely amazing. I did one with a tree in the window, doesn't hold a candle to yours. TFS

  2. Thanks so much! I really wish it had photographed better to show more detail. That is something I'm trying to work on.... It looks much better in person. The Stickles aren't so blue and the window is so dimensional! I have wanted to do one of these window cards for so long now! Thanks for looking at my blog. I really appreciate it so much! Have a great day!

  3. Thanks Lisa!! Your card is beautiful!! Good luck

  4. Well, I think since it doesn't have a stamp, it probably doesn't qualify for the challenge, right?

  5. I love love this card...I see your bling on the tree...I am thinking I will be addicted to the bling too... they are almost relaxing to do somehow!!... I usually don't use bling... it will be interesting to see how I end up incorporating this in my cards...I love love how you have incorporated it into your creations..I just love your style... it has your signature on it for sure