Friday, January 4, 2013

Not really a Flashback Friday, but I'm calling it that anyway!

In case you didn't know, IT'S FRIDAY!!! Not only is it Friday, but it is the first Friday of our return to school after Christmas Break, which makes it even more precious!!!  I missed my 'kids' and I think they missed me, but WOW! The overabundance of energy and temporary amnesia of all classroom rules and routines really wore me out!  I am so glad that I have a two day break to recover and recharge!  Plus, I am taking a little time this weekend to get some much needed scrapbooking done.  But that's not why I'm here today!

Over Christmas break, I knew I needed to make some thank you cards for my students and others who had so generously shared the holiday spirit with me.  If you read Tuesday's post, you know that most of my break was a mojo free period, but fortunately, I located it before returning to work and finished the cards on Sunday.  I also had a little help from my blogging friend, Heather.  She had the cutest punch art snowman card and when I saw it, I knew that I wanted to do something like that for my 'kids'.  If my post title was a bit confusing (and drawn out), it is because technically I didn't use up any old stash other than some glitter glue.  But I did use a retired stamp set and a TON of whisper white scraps that had been accumulating in a bag to make 30 of these, so I'm calling it a Flashback!

I spent most of the day making these babies! Fussy cutting 30 hats was a job in itself! It ended up being something of an assembly line production, but for whatever reason, what normally would have been tedious was actually relaxing as I watched my girls 'bust a move' with Just Dance as I colored, cut, punched, stamped, and glued.

I stamped the snowflakes in whisper white craft ink on the background and also sponged a little whisper white to make the snow covered ground under the snowman. It's hard to see in the picture, but I added some silver glitter glue to the hat band and put a dot of pink glitter glue in the center of the flower.  I think you can probably figure out the rest!

Well, that's it for me! I hope you have a wonderful weekend and find lots of time to be crafty!!

Card Recipe:  Cardstock-wild wasabi, whisper white, rose red, bashful blue, Stamp Sets- Snow Swirled, Curly Cute, Cold Play (ret), Ink-whisper white, black stazon, Markers-bashful blue, wild wasabi, pumpkin pie, Accessories-3/4", 1", 1 3/8" circle punches, non SU snowflake punch, corner rounder, pink and silver glitter glue from stash, rhinestones


  1. this little snowman is really pretty ;) i was comissioned to make few cards of the same design before christmas and found it relaxing, too! :)

  2. so cute and your students will love them!

  3. Ugh, fussy cutting that many hats? Your design is perfect Margaret and I love that you inked the edges of the snowman and the variation of color in the backdrop looks perfect. I'm happy to read that the 2013 mojo is back up and running. Talk soon and take care,
    Lisa xx

  4. Absolutely adorable!!!! These are really, really super cute!! I know they will be appreciated by your student's too! (Well at least their mom's!) You did an awesome job with these!

  5. Wow, 30 fussy cut hats. I am impressed and you've done a fabulous job mass producing this card Margaret. Sorry to be away so long but it is great to be back in blogland. :) Happy New Year to you and your family!

  6. this is such a cute snowman and thank you card Margaret-fussy cutting 30 hats-wow you go girl!!

  7. Great punched out snowman - and a cute way to say thanks to the kids! Great card Margaret. Have a good weekend.

  8. SnOw cute, love what you've done with this dapper hat wearing snow guy. Great color combo the little touch of glitter is wonderful. Thanks for the shout out =)

  9. Love the colors Margaret! My students used to love it when I made cards for them too. Your kids are lucky to have you:)

  10. Cute! Love the snowman!
    Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog!


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