Christmas Hugs Card at Jennifer Grace Creates using the Lawn Fawn 'Ready, Set, Snow' Stamp Set

I Can’t Wait To Give You Christmas Hugs Card

(This post is part of my Frosty Festivities 2015 Blog Event – see a list of all the posts HERE)

Today I’m sharing this Christmas Hugs Card, featuring 2 snow-people who can’t wait to break free from their snow globes and give each other some Christmas cuddles:

Christmas Hugs Card at Jennifer Grace Creates using the Lawn Fawn 'Ready, Set, Snow' Stamp Set

This was partly inspired by the new John Lewis Christmas advert, where a little girl tries to send a gift to a lonely man that lives on the moon. I still haven’t decided how much I like the advert, but I think the sentiment is sweet – that even if you won’t see someone soon it’s good to know you are thinking of them in the run up to Christmas. So I came up with the idea to have 2 characters that couldn’t quite reach each other for a hug, but you obviously hope they will soon!

Here’s how I put the card together…

Step 1: Use the Lawn Fawn ‘Ready, Set, Snow’ stamp set to stamp a snow globe onto some snowy looking paper (I used Lawn Fawn ‘Let’s Bokeh In The Snow’ 6×6 pad):

Christmas Hugs Card at Jennifer Grace Creates using the Lawn Fawn 'Ready, Set, Snow' Stamp Set

Step 2: Fussy-cut around the snow globe, cut it in half, and ink the edges with more black ink:

Christmas Hugs Card at Jennifer Grace Creates using the Lawn Fawn 'Ready, Set, Snow' Stamp Set

Step 3: Stamp the snow-people and the ‘Merry Christmas’ greeting from the same stamp set onto white card, and fussy-cut them out. Then colour in the hats, scarves, and noses of the snow people, and cut the ‘Merry Christmas’ between the words, inking around the edges of the sentiment too:

Christmas Hugs Card at Jennifer Grace Creates using the Lawn Fawn 'Ready, Set, Snow' Stamp Set

Step 4: Print out the sentiment ‘I can’t wait to give you Christmas hugs’ or find a similar sentiment in your stamp stash. I used the ‘Amatic’ font for mine:

Christmas Hugs Card at Jennifer Grace Creates using the Lawn Fawn 'Ready, Set, Snow' Stamp Set

Step 5: Layer some more papers onto a card blank, stick your snow-people and sentiment onto the snow globes, and place them on top of the papers without sticking the snow globes or the ‘Christmas Hugs’ sentiment down yet – you just need to check where they will be going. Then you can stamp some tiny little hearts (I used one from the Lawn Fawn ‘Flirty Frames’ stamp set) as though they are floating up from the snow-people:

Christmas Hugs Card at Jennifer Grace Creates using the Lawn Fawn 'Ready, Set, Snow' Stamp Set

Step 6: Once the hearts are stamped you can stick on the ‘Christmas Hugs’ sentiment and the snow globes, using foam tape or dots to give the card more dimension. Then add a few gems or metallic pearls if you want to:

Christmas Hugs Card at Jennifer Grace Creates using the Lawn Fawn 'Ready, Set, Snow' Stamp Set

The card is finished and ready to send to someone you love but don’t get to see very often!

Be Inspired:

Stamp a large image then cut it in half to use one or both halves on a project

Make a project inspired by a Christmas TV Advert from now or in the past

Use the words ‘Christmas Hugs’ on a card, layout, or other project

What do you think , do you like the card, or do you feel too sad that the snow-people can’t reach each other?! I think I will stamp them on the inside of the card too, all snuggled up this time!

Remember that commenting on this post, and any post that goes live during November 2015, will count as another entry into the Grand Giveaway {NOW CLOSED}, but only if you’ve registered your interest in winning that prize right HERE!

I’ll be back tomorrow morning at 8am GMT with the next Frosty Festivities project.

Jennifer x

 

22 Comments
  • What a cute idea! I love your inspired take on the 2 people who can’t meet.Gorgeous card Jennifer 🙂

    November 11, 2015 at 10:24 am
  • Jackie Edwards
    Reply

    Super card Jennifer…and I love the sentiment!!!

    November 11, 2015 at 11:01 am
  • So cute….love the idea of cutting the snow globe in half.

    November 11, 2015 at 2:37 pm
  • This is so so cute!!!

    Laura
    www.24-7style.com

    November 11, 2015 at 2:43 pm
  • Shelley
    Reply

    What a cute card…especially for family/friends that you don’t see that often but will see over the holidays.

    November 11, 2015 at 2:47 pm
  • ahhh! This is so darn cute! Love the idea of two snow globes close by!

    November 11, 2015 at 3:13 pm
  • KT Fit Kitty
    Reply

    Aw, they are so lonely! I like your idea of stamping them together on the inside! It’s such an adorable card and I love the whole idea of it – so many people are separated from their loved ones at Christmas. I am enjoying your Frosty Festivities and the wonderful inspiration!

    November 11, 2015 at 11:11 pm
  • karenladd
    Reply

    What a clever way to use that snowglobe image! I have a snowglobe stamp around here somewhere and will have to dig it out and play around to see what I come up with! Thanks for all the fun ideas Jennifer.

    November 11, 2015 at 11:13 pm
  • What a creative use of the stamp set, love it!

    November 12, 2015 at 12:58 am
  • Yeah….they need to come together to give the ‘story’ a happy ending!!! Hmmmnnnn…this IS a challenge…..shall have to see if I’ve got a ‘cut-able’ stamp lurking somewhere!!!

    November 12, 2015 at 8:50 am
  • This is such a sweet card. Good idea to have them snuggled up on the inside!

    November 12, 2015 at 1:05 pm
  • Annie
    Reply

    Very clever way to use the snowglobe, makes a really fun card :o)

    November 12, 2015 at 6:52 pm
  • This is very clever. Such a great idea.

    November 12, 2015 at 7:33 pm
  • Denise Bryant
    Reply

    Darling card! Love the snowglobe and the cute snowfolk! Fun paper with the bokeh design too.. perfect for a snowy look!

    November 12, 2015 at 11:56 pm
  • Very creative using the two halves of the snowglobe like that!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

    November 14, 2015 at 1:37 pm
  • mycreativemakings
    Reply

    Really cute sentiment and design for this card- there are so many people who are not with loved ones at Christmas for one reason or another.
    I didn’t see my mum and dad last year for X as, but this year I will, so I am really looking forward to it. x

    November 14, 2015 at 11:28 pm
  • I think you put a huge amount of thought into your design Jennifer and I really love that about how you come up with ideas. Once I started reading about the background behind your card design I was getting really really sad. I know what that feels like to be separated from loved ones and not just over the holiday season. I like your idea for the inside of the card. Great design as usual! Amazing really!

    November 15, 2015 at 4:32 pm
  • it’s great Jennifer….I was thinking, from my globe to yours.

    November 15, 2015 at 8:30 pm
  • This is SO darling! Your creativity with the stamps is just awesome. The paper for the snowglobe couldn’t be more perfect.

    November 20, 2015 at 1:57 am
  • Such a cute card – and so happy that you’re going to put the two characters together on the inside of the card!

    November 22, 2015 at 5:25 am
  • So cute and love the idea of snowman hugs!!

    November 23, 2015 at 1:33 pm
  • Julie Thomas
    Reply

    I love this card and it looks really easy to make, thank you for sharing this

    December 5, 2015 at 8:34 am

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