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Spirited Snowmen and the Large Letter Framelits

My post is late today.  Can I blame it on the Hallmark channel?  I usually try to work ahead.  This morning I woke up and realized I didn't have my post written up for today.  That's very unusual for me.  In fact, that's never happened!  It's Christmas time.  There are just so many things to do.  I haven't felt well for about a month.  Is that enough excuses?  Let's get this written!

SNOW with Large Letters and Spirited Snowmen by Jo Anne Hewins

First of all, let me say that this card was inspired by a card I saw on Pinterest by Gillian Whitcome.  I love her card!  I have enjoyed working with the Spirited Snowmen stamp set.  I will be sad to see it go since it is on the Retiring List.  You can still get it, but I wouldn't wait long.

The card base is Highland Heather measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and folded at 4 1/4.  The Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper was used as the next layer.  It is cut at 4 x 5 1/4.  Run this through the Big Shot with the Softly Falling Embossing Folder and glue to the card base.

The Large Letter Framelits are used to make the word SNOW.  I did use a sheet of the fun foam found in a craft store.  I used another sheet from the Festive Farmhouse paper for the letters.  I thought the stars looked so cute.  I used a 2 inch strip of the paper, foam, and adhesive sheets.  Adhere the patterned paper to the fun foam.  Adhere the fun foam to our Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets.  Cut out the letters.  Make sure you know where you want to put each letter.  Peal off the backing from the adhesive sheet and you are ready to attach the letters to the card.  

SNOW with large letters and Spirited Snowmen close up by Jo Anne Hewins

Of course you'll need to make your snowman before you attach the O.  Stamp with Memento Black on Whisper White.  I used the Dark Highland Heather, Dark Mint Macaron, Dark Pumpkin Pie, and the Dark Crumb Cake Blends to color him.  Fussy cut.  Figure out just where you want him.  I have him peeking out from the O and spilling out a little over the N.  Attach him with glue and with dimensionals.

The bow is made using a 10 inch piece of the Mint Macaron twine from the Nature's Twine pack.  I pulled the strands apart and then tied them in a bow.  Attach with a glue dot.

To finish off the card, add a few snowflakes made using the Blizzard Thinlits and some white scrap.  If you want, use the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets for the snowflakes, too.

SNOW with Spirited Snowmen and Large letters inside by Jo Anne Hewins

Here's the inside of the card.  I used Beautiful Blizzard for this.  The saying is just so wonderful.  This stamp set and the Blizzard Thinlits are also retiring.  The saying is in Gorgeous Grape and the snowflakes are in Highland Heather.  I made this card for the winter.  It would be great for January or February to lift someone's spirits!

SNOW with Spirited Snowmen and Large Letters by Jo Anne Hewins

Thank you for joining me today.  I so appreciate that you spent a little of your time with me.

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