Friday, July 19, 2013

Chubby Snowman

I would give ANYTHING for a little snow, or at least what might resemble cool weather, even 80 would be nicer than the wretchedness we have going on here.  The past week we had record high lows.  meaning the lowest low since Monday was 80.  It's pretty disgusting.
It's nice to be able to push out some Christmas cards this week, even though I'm not really ready for winter, I actually hate snow.  There's just no pleasing some people.

Anyway, here's my card:

I used a new technique I tried out, I don't know what it's called but it's sort of a faux paper piecing and it was done in Silhouette Studio.  I "cut" out the scarf, carrot nose, hands and feet and "colored" the pieces in with digital paper then re-layered each of the pieces after offsetting in black to redraw the outlines on.  

The only real cut is around the green "mat" around the snowman.  For the rest of the layers, the main blue mat, the first cream frame in and the next blue in is cut out, the others are also "faux" cuts, saving a good bit of paper so the background laters are actually only 3 pieces, not 5 as it looks.  

The bubble snowflakes are also from a regular cut file, layered and color matched then converted to a print n cut.  I think the circles would be way to intricate as a regular cut in this size.  

Digi: Bugaboo Stamps - Chubby Snowman
Digital Paper: Sassy Designs, Inc.
Geometric Flake from Silhouette Online Store
Tim Holtz Paper Twine

I used Digi Darla's Challenge #71 Sketch:

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Brown Sugar Challenge #51: Anything Goes
Catch the Bug Wednesday - Humor Me
Clearly iStamp #3: Christmas in July
Crafting by Designs Anything Goes
Crafts and Me #138: Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar July: Color Challenge
Digi Darla #71: Sketch
Fairytale Challenge #72: Christmas in July
Here Come the Boys Anything Goes
One Stitch at a Time #172: Use a Digi
Platypus Creek Digitals #36: Christmas in July
The Cutie Pie Challenge Cute & Cuddly


  1. Cute image ! I love the bubble snowflakes!

  2. Love your project! Thanks so much for helping to make our CIJ event at CTB a huge success!

  3. Very cute card! What a fun snowman! :) Thank you so much for joining us at Clearly iStamp! Hugs-Katy DT

  4. Great card!! I've just done some of this sort of "paper piecing" - way easier than the traditional method, lol. Thanks for sharing your card in our "Anything Goes" challenge at Here Come The Boys. Good luck and hope to see you next te too, Donna

  5. Great card Leeann, love the look of this card in so many ways, colour, layout etc. Great use of your Silhouette - I love die cutters so versatile for card making :) Good luck in this weeks OSAAT challenge and hope to see you back again soon. Hugs Jane OSAAT DT

  6. Your Chubby Snowman is adorable. Thank you for playing along this week at OSAAT. I sure hope to see you back again very soon. Good Luck in the challenge!!!


    CraftyGirl OSAAT DT

  7. Oh, this is so cute! Good job! Thanks for entering the ClearlyiStamp Christmas in July challenge. Debbie McNamee CiSCDT

  8. LOVE your snowman and the colors, the papers and the whole layout. Really awesome. Thanks for joining us this week at Catch the bug Christmas in July.

  9. Love it! That snowman is so cute and looks so good against that background.

    Thanks for joining us at The Cutie Pie Blog Challenge.

    Helen x

  10. Me again!! Thanks for joining us at Here Come the Boys too.

    Helen x

  11. Such a fun card! Thanks for joining us this week at OSAAT. Best, CG

  12. Very cute!! I have that little chubby snowman and he is adorable!! Love your color scheme and great job with your "faux" piecing. Thanks for playing in the Clearly iStamp Challenge.

  13. Thank you for playing our challenge at One Stitch At A Time.
    DT Nataliya

  14. Your card is so very beautifull. Thank you for joining us at Fairytale Challenge! xx Bianca

  15. That chubby snowman just makes me smile! Amazing what computers can do now a days!

    Thanks for playing in Clearly iStamp Challenge #3 - Christmas in July! See you on Aug 2nd for challenge #4.

    Kathy D.
    Clearly Digi Stamps DT/Clearly iStamp Challenge Coordinator

  16. You made a fantastic card! I love how you worked with the sketch! Those snowflakes behind the snowman is perfect!

    Great to see you joining us at Digi Darla this week. Good luck!

  17. Love that technique,never heard of it! LOVE it!
    Thanks for joining us at Digi Darla’s

  18. LOVE this snowman and the fun colors! So glad you shared at Clearly iStamp!

  19. So sweet! Thank you for joining us at Crafty Calendar Challenge this month!
    Claire xx
    CCC DT

  20. Hi Leeann - thank you for joining in at Clearly iStamp for our Christmas in July challenge - it is a blessing to have you enter - enjoy your day and good luck on the draw Gail DT

  21. Waahh! Love your card. Very nice. Love the cute image. Thanks for joining our challenge at Brown Sugar.

  22. Your card is so pretty. Thanks for joining us at the Fairytale Challenge.
    Hugs, Uta

  23. I am loving your card with that super cute snowman!

    Thanks for playing along with us at Brown Sugar this week.

    Linda xox
    Brown Sugar DT

  24. Super cute card. Love the snowman. Thanks for playing along with Clearly iStamps Challenge! Looking forward to seeing your creations at our next challenge. ♥ Jamie at CraftyGirl21

  25. Great card! Thank you for sharing with us at Fairy Tale Challenge and good luck!




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