Thursday, January 7, 2016

NEW Winter Wonderland Challenge 175

Welcome back, Ai Fans!

After a holiday hiatus, we are ready to start off a new year of inspiration and challenges! It's going to be a BIG year!

Today we have Cheri bringing some warmth into winter with her adorable creations! Lets take a look!

Hello Ai Fans!

The new Challenge starts today and the theme is "Winter Wonderland".  I had no idea what I was going to do. Whenever I see a stamp with a winter theme I automatically think it has to be for Christmas.  Weird I know but I guess it's just how my brain thinks LOL! I got all my Ai stamps out and started to look through them when BAM it hit me! I could use the "Beanie Whoot" set (#4127). It was one of the sentiments that got me thinking.... "with owl my thanks". What a perfect card to use right after Christmas to thank your family and friends for the lovely gifts you received! My brain went into overdrive LOL and I decided to make a set of 5 Thank You cards.

I started by picking what Design papers I wanted to use, my embellishments and matching cardstock.
I went ahead and stamped 5 of the Owl images. I wanted to paper piece the hats so I also stamped an image on each of my 5 Designer papers from the MME Moments 6x6 collection. I went ahead and coloured my images using my Copic Sketch markers. I cut out my sentiments using the MFT Stitched Fishtail Flag Stax. I like to get as much use out of my dies in various ways. Instead of using the the die as a "fishtail" I used it to make a long skinny rectangle for my sentiment. Using one of my favourite tools....the Perfect Layers Mini ruler and mat, I layered my sentiment with 2 matching pieces of cardstock.
I added 2 pieces of Doodlebug Twine and made a double bow for each card.  After fussy cutting out all the hats it was time to assemble my cards.
The finished product!!
Of course I had to make a little file folder and matching cover for my cards. It's super cute and makes this set into an adorable gift to give!

I hope that I have given you some inspiration and you will play along in our new Winter Wonderland Challenge! 

Happy Stamping!
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Thanks, Cheri! Thank you cards are perfect for January! This challenge calls for a wintery creation, it can be for any occasion! We'd love to see what you come up with!

Here are the challenge rules …
✻ Please make a new card or creation. You can make any crafty item you wish; this is not limited to cards!
✻ Limit two submissions per person. You will receive extra votes if you use Art Impressions stamps!
✻ The Ai Challenge is open to everyone, international submissions are welcome!
✻ Include a link back to the Ai Blog or grab our button on the top right of our sidebar!
✻ Share the Ai love by clicking and commenting your fellow crafters.
✻ Make sure to get your link up by Wednesday, January 20 at 5:00 p.m. PST to enter your creations.
✻ Good luck and happy stamping!