Baby, It’s Cold Outside

Hi Friend,

It’s October 1st and I’m still on Day 23 of the #30DayChristmasCardMakingChallenge. You’re my friends and I have to share with you that I struggled with creating this card. The challenge theme – Baby, it’s Cold Outside – was the easy part.

On Sunday, my daughter’s cat, Toulouse, died suddenly and this week we have been crying and doing lots of sitting and staring. She was nearly 4 years old and we are really feeling the loss greatly.

I have been struggling to do any creating since and have been working on this card for 2 days. I’m pleased that I finally got something together even though it’s not my finest work. 

Do you find that papercrafting gets you through some tough times too as well as the good times? It’s nice to be able to relax and unwind even though sometimes it is a very slow process … we get there in the end.

My card is probably not the traditional brrrr… cold type. I decided to work with something I would have when it’s cold – hot chococolate.. Considering it’s International Coffee Day, well, chocolate may pass …just!

This card is all about warmth and being cozy with your loved one – because it’s cold outside. See, it all ties in. I used the Warm Hugs bundle together with the Press On stamp set to create this wintry card. I tied in the chill from the outside with the addition of an embossed panel in Merry Merlot using the Winter Snow embossing folder.

The Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper forms the background for all the elements of my cozy card. It reminded me of a warm jumper. If you love plaid, you are going to love this paper which has simple checks with minimal colour as well as multi-coloured checks. You will also love the discounted price it has during October. You can shop the entire range of Designer Series Paper on sale here.

#30daychristmascardmakingchallenge, Warm Hugs Bundle, Stampin' Up!, Press On Stamp set, Plaid Tidings DSP

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