This was one of the more involved cards I made this year. I wanted to make a snowman themed card after seeing this cute 6x6 paper by Recollections from 2012, Festivus pad. I used a Die-Namics Notebook Edge die on one side for interest. You have to love the perforations! I am not sure where I bought the "Let it Snow" stamp (it was a long time ago) but I used my favorite EK Success punches to cut out the circle and scalloped circle behind it; I used dimensional tape to pop it up. The snowflakes were punched with Martha Stewart snowflake punches and decorated with Stickles, brads, pearls, and crystals.
The snowman was cut on my Silhouette Cameo with a graphic from Lettering Delights Sew Snowy Stitchy. The card base was cut with my Sizzix Movers & Shapers Pro Die, A7 Card set. I don't always mention the base card dies in a lot of my posts but they are either this one for 5x7 cards or one of the other size Sizzix card dies. Yes, I'm too lazy to hand-cut card bases (although many are Movers & Shapers dies so I can add windows and other decorative elements to them - that's my excuse!). I also cut the envelopes with the coordinating Sizzix dies.
Here's another photo of the card front, shot on a black background. You can see the popped up sentiment a bit better, as well as some of the details.
Now for the fun part… when you open the card, a snowman pops up! Sadly this die is being clearanced from Sizzix, so get it quickly! The 3D Pop-UP Snowman die was designed by Karen Burniston. Be sure to watch her YouTube videos on how to assemble it.
I tried to decorate the pop-up snowman to match the version on the front of the card (although he traded his boots for a scarf). Sorry if the edge frame is a bit much - I just had to use it because it reminded me of frost and snow. I backed it off the subject so you should be able to see everything. The next photo show the sentiment in back.
I cut the "Winter Wishes" sentiment from the Jolly Holidays Cricut cartridge. The cartridge itself is out-of-print but you can still buy the digital download from ProvoCraft to use it with Cricut Craft Room (or your Gypsy). Below is a close up.
Finally, on the backs of this year's holiday cards I decided on a little humor. I love this stamp set from Stephanie Barnard, created4you. I find I use it more than any of my other "created by…" stamp sets.