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Meljen's Designs - Challenge #35-Buttons & Bows

I admit it. I have a weakness for snowmen. Our Christmas tree is decorated almost exclusively in snowmen and snowflakes. I have to control myself to keep myself from buying more snowmen knick-knacks. After all, I only have so much room to display them. And as much as I love looking at them through the holidays, I detest having dust them, or worse yet, to put it all away in January.

So, I was super excited to see Melissa's 11-24-10 new release. Check out these cute snowmen! I LOVE them! I can look at them or use them on projects any time I want and they are digital so they take up zero space and don't need to be put away.

Here is a peek at the entire new release available at Whimsy Stamps.

Do you like my matching ribbon? I used some Winter White Hug Snug seam binding. I sprayed it with a little rubbing alcohol and randomly colored on it using the same Copic markers I used to color my snowmen. (Just the purple shades). I put it in a plastic baggy, spritzed it with a little more alcohol and smooshed it around a bit so the colors blended. I then spritzed it with some glitter mist and smooshed around some more. I then dumped it in a pile on a paper towel to air dry while I assembled my card. The alcohol dries pretty quickly. The glimmer mist takes a little longer but sometimes I help it along by using my hair dryer on a low setting. (Keep it bundled up a bit in your hand if you do this so you don't blow out the crinkled look.)

Don't forget to enter the Buttons & Bows challenge on the Meljen's Designs blog this week for your chance to win some free digital images.

Thank you for stopping by!


  • Stamps: Caroling Snowmen from Meljen's Designs on Whimsy Stamps, Made of Snow from PaperTrey
  • Papers & CS: Neenah Crest solar white CS, PaperTrey white CS, Cosmo Cricket Mitten Weather Dp, misc. purple DP
  • Inks: Close To My Heart Petal
  • Tools: Stampin' Up edge punch, Copic markers
  • Embellishments: Hug Snug winter white seam binding, misc: buttons, DMC floss, Liquid Applique, Crystal Stickles, misc. fibers, Snow Queen Glimmer Mist (on seam binding)



These are absolutely adorable, love the puff on their hats! What an awesome idea for the ribbon and it matches so well. I think I may check out Melissa's newest release, I love snowmen as well.
Riet said…
So beautiful card Cheryl,I love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.x
uksharon said…
Cute card. Gorgeous.
Thanks for joining us at PIO this week.
Best wishes, Sharon
Terrific Christmas card Cheryl. Thanks so much for joining our Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge.
Ruth said…
Aw! So cute! My 2yo, Kerowyn, loves them too. Now she's asking to see Santa so we can ask him for the "pwetty snowmans mommy".

Thank you for sharing!
Linda said…
What a gorgeous card, thanks for joining us at the Hodge Podge Shop.
hugs Linda
Saskia said…
Beautiful card! I love the pastel-colours and that image is so cute! :)

Great to see your work at Freshly Brewed Challenges! Thanks for joining us and good luck!

Sweet greetings, Saskia :)
Andrea said…
Wow! You spent some time with that ribbon-great job!
Shelley said…
This looks so cute, I love the snowmen. Thanks for joining in this weeks OSCC. Hugs Shelley xx
P.S Some blog candy here...
Mary G. said…
Wow,that's a lengthy list of challenge submissions!! Go YOU! :) This card is adorable! LOVE the colors and the DSPs are perfect!! Beautifully done!!
Anne Marie said…
Adorable image! I am a huge fan of snowmen, too! The soft colors are gorgeous and the puffy trim on the hats is fantastic. That cute trim looks just like little snowballs , SO much fun! :)
Marlene said…
Super cute! Love those snowmen!
Primitive Paper said…
Hi Cheryl...long time no see. I LOVE this stamp and the non traditional colors you have used. TOO CUTE and thanks so much for joining us for our winter digi challenge. Blessings, Tracy, Sugar Creek Hollow
Tammy Miller said…
This is so adorable. Wonderful image and love how you colored the image. Thanks for joining us this week at Catch the Bug Challenge Blog for our Gear up for the Christmas Challenge!! We Hope to see you again for our next challenge! Thanks Again, Tammy
SuzanneK said…
An adorable card, love the colours you chose and their hats just top it off. Thanks for sharing with us at Mad For Markers, Suzanne x
Cammy said…
Very cute! Love the image. Thanks for joining us at Catch the Bug this week!
Loretta said…
Holy shamolies, this is GORGEOUS!!!!! And that is one huge boat load of challenges! I kowtow in your general direction!
This is very pretty! Love all about your card. Thank you so much for joining us at Digital Tuesday.

Hugs, Natascha
jaimie said…
Hi Cheryl,

Gorgeous card and nice ribbon.

Greetings, Jaimie
Samantha said…
Lovely card! really cute and love the papers and colours, thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas challenge, Samantha :0)
Fab creation I just love how everything matches!
Thank you for sharing with us at OSAAT this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx
...just Barbara said…
So cute! The color scheme is refreshing change! Thanks for joining us this week at Lollipop Crafts. :D
Jodie Mackrell said…
this is so cute!!! love the papers! thanks for playing along at Catch the Bug challenge blog!
coldwaters2 said…
Absolutely gorgeous card Cheryl I love that trio of snowmen I used these as well, your colours and design are fabulous thank you for joining our challenge this week at Digital Tuesday
Lorraine x
Alicia said…
This is so sweet! Love your choice of non-traditional Christmas colours. Thanks for sharing your talent at Mad for Markers.
Alicia xx
Jennifer said…
Love it!! Thanks so much for playing at Fab'n'Funky! xx Jenny xx
Margreet said…
what a lovely snowmen...great the bow and buttons...thanks for playing with Fairy Fun Friday!
xxx Margreet
poupette said…
très jolie carte, les bonhommes de neige sont trop craquants
merci de te joindre à FFF Challenge

Karin said…
Totally cute and I love the fringe that looks like snowballs :)
HappyCrafter said…
I love snowmen too, and I figure they are wintery more so than Christmassy, so you can keep your snowmen decorations out longer than xmas ones...or so I tell DH LOL! Cute card, and very impressive how many challenges you managed to tie it in to!
stephanne said…
This is as sweet as can be, I love the pretty colours and the image is coloured beautifully!!
hugs, stephanne
Sandi said…
Cheryl - this is soooo cute! I can see why it is a favorite one!

Thanks for playing in our challenge!
☺ Sandi
DT for Iris's Spot!
Tammy said…
Another gorgeous card Cheryl! That image is so fun and I love all of your details!!
Sue said…
Hi Cheryl
aww a fabulous card, gorgeous snowmen, fabulous colouring, lovely papers & embelies, thank you for joining us at The Creative Cottage this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x
Tracey said…
This is gorgeous Cheryl, I love the border & that ribbon :)

More cute snowman! I can see how you like them!!!
Thanks for the directions on how you made your crinkle ribbon! Fun!!!
Scrapaddict said…
Ahh this is so pretty! Thanks for playing Simple Doodles!
Annie said…
a fabulous festive creation! thanks for joining in our challenge on the ABC Christmas blog.
hugs, annie x
KathyJ (Wattle) said…
This is too cute!!! Such a sweet image and love all your detailing!!! :)
Just lovely! I love the colors you used. And the digis are precious! Tha nk you for joining Fussy and Fancy this time! Liss
Annette Bowes said…
Snowlicious card Cheryl, loving this cute image, pretty trimmings and perfect sentiment.
Thank you for joining us in our Copic Colouring non traditional Christmas Creation Challenge over at Mad for Markers, have a Merry Christmas, take care:)
Tip Top said…
Beautiful! Thanks for entering the Simple Doodles Challenge - hope you can join us again next time!
Sammi said…
This is so gorgeous!! I LOVE those snowmen!
Thanks for joining in at Mad for Markers :D

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