Although it's sunny today and near 70 here in North Carolina, the calendar tells me it's winter. I'm not sure if we'll have snow this year or even weather cold enough to lend itself to winter layouts. So I thought I'd make some cold weather themed cards instead.
I am crazy about the Pink Paislee Snow Day line. It's the cutest collection and looks even better in person. I recently used some of the Snow Day paper on a beach-themed layout and it worked perfectly. I considered using this paper for a Valentine with the sentiment, "you warm my heart," but then decided to use it as intended - for winter.
The sentiment, "warmth and winter wishes" is from a Unity Stamp Itty Bitty co-branded with My Little Shoebox. I love the Itty Bitty stamps. They're just right for card-making. The journaling block is Jillibean Soup and the chipboard mittens are Cosmo Cricket.
To shape the twine into a heart, I rubbed a bit of gel glue on a length of twine and while the twine was still wet, I shaped it into a heart. It dried stiffly in just a few minutes.
For my next card, I used Crate Paper's Peppermint collection. I love all the cards I've seen popping up that use the negative from a punch or die cut and I wanted to try my hand at that.
I used large and small snowflake punches on teal cardstock, then cut the cardstock to make a card front, affixing it on top of cream patterned paper, and stitching in white around the edges. It's a fun and easy way to make a card.