Thursday, November 3, 2011

Snowman Frenzy...

Oh what it is to play with new fabric! Yes, a little trip to the fabric store and away I go. I made these adorable little Snowman Chocolate Bar Wrappers last year and they were a hit, so I decided to make some this year to put on the top of gifts. I am hoping to make homemade wrapping paper to match. May have to post that one day too! I got this template at Laurie's Blog . Thank-you Laurie.
With this little project I wanted to do a card to match. I also wanted to do a little stitching on the card to resemble wind swirls of snow....I think it worked pretty good. I just drew the swirls with a soft pencil and then pierced holes where the lines were, then used embroidery thread and feed it thru with a needle.

A little glitter to finish up the card, and we are done. Another Christmas card to add to my not so fast growing collection. I must get cracking! Have a wonderful day and hopefully you get into your craft room!

26 comments:

Lisa Jane said...

oh these are super cute ... and the matching card i just perfect. What a great idea to use the stitching as swirly snow
Lisa x

Dorcas said...

Oh that card is REALLY effective! LOve the swirly idea with the pencil and then sewing over it. And the embossed trees are awesome!

Danielle said...

*Squeals with delight* ... OMGoodness Christine - these are just too darn cute for words! And the stitching on your matching card is just out of this world gorgeous! I love that we get to see so many of your amazing talents besides card making!!
Hugs, Danielle

Martinas Welt said...

Oh my gosh...how lovely are these Chocolate Bar Wrappers! Lovely! And then your Snowman card! Gosh...you have sewed....oh...gorgeous! I love both creations!!!!!
Martina

Sharon said...

Oh wow Christine, this is SUPER cute... how creative are you ? Wonderful idea. Your Christmas card is stunning too. hugs Sharon

Kerri Boucher said...

love the card and those choc. bars are great..thks for sharing always a pleasure..

Liza said...

How cute are those chocolate bar wrappers!!! Just gorgeous and I love your card too, great attention to detail with the swirly stitches.

Liza x

PS: Love the new look blog!

D K Crafts said...

Hi Christine. Wow, i love the little fabric snowmen. Great gift idea. Your card is really stunning. Love the stitched snow effect and CAS style. Hope your son's wrist is improving. Love the new look blog too. Donna

paulatracy said...

OMG, LOVE this Christine!!! Love, love LOVE!!!!

sueincanada said...

Christine I love the fabric on the snowman. I might just have to look for that, and the card is adorable. Very creative as usual.

Brodders said...

Gorgeous Christine, Love the embroidered swirls x

Karen Steen said...

Decadent Christine ...... OMG, is there anything you can't create!! LOVE your card & the snowman ....

Shirley said...

Chrisitine, the candy bars are too too cute for words!! Love your colors too! TFS the link. The card is outstanding and so Winter beautiful!!

Carolyn said...

These snowmen are adorable. I'm going to have to try my hand at them. Hopefully they're not too hard.
Hugs xx
Carolyn

Nannieflash said...

Hi Christine wow love those candy wrappers and your card is gorgeous to. hugs Shirleyxx

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

What an adorable project and card! I always remember you love snow-people. I'm sorry I haven't been around in awhile. My current post kind of explains. Wish I could clone myself so I could still be consistently doing my cards too.
Are you freezing yet? You know you can always come on down. :)

Denise Marzec said...

Cute card with the rolling snow and I LOVE those chocolate wrappers!!....sooooo stinkin' cute. I'm going to have to check out the link on Laurie's blog.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Gorgeous Christine!!! I just love those darling snowmen. I may have to try them. My nieces and nephews would love that!! Cute card too!! Your stitched swirls and the embossing add to much texture. DARLING!!

Norma said...

Christine, what a cute way to give out chocolates--I love your snowmen! I like your matching cards too. Clever way with your stitching to show the snow swirls. You are just full of ideas and inspirations. TSF.
hugs,
Norma

Dena said...

Again....how very talented you are. Those chocolate bar covers are adorable not to mention the gorgeous card!!!!
Hugs, Dena

jeans ed hardy said...

Bonjour, votre article est magnifique, j'aime beaucoup, merci pour le partage.

Sue said...

Oh my, these are adorable and chocolate inside to boot!!! Wow, your gifts are going to be fabulous with these on top. Love the card too, stitching looks super.

Hugs
Sue

Janiel/ janny said...

Yes these are adorable!!! And that card is just beautiful!! I would know as I have it in my hand... ha!!!!!
THANK YOU MY DEAR FRIEND!!!!!!!!
big hugs to you..
janiel

Dawn B. said...

Over-achiever... This is fantastic. I am so loving that fabric. Do you know the brand? I made these last year too thanks to your blog. Great job Christine. Love the stitched snow. We finally got a fabric store here and I went yesterday. I was in sewing bliss.

Grenouille Greetings said...

Super sweet chocolate snowmen, Christine, with their lovely matching outfits! Oh so cute!!! Love your card too with its perfect stitching and pretty embossing. I think this is where I left off and I have enjoyed seeing what you have made up to date. Beautiful work! Hugs, Lesley

shelleymcg said...

I love, love, love your chocolate bar snowmen. The fabric is ultra cute. I also love the card...what stamp did you use for the snowman? I have got to find that one!!! The stitching is really fun too.
Shelley