Real Friends Last Forever Card

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Happy New Year, dear friends! Are you ready for another year filled with creative inspiration, artistic challenges and plenty of WOYWW desk-hopping?

I’m excited to share my first project of the year and the story behind it!

What Did I Create This Week?

This Christmas, my husband and I watched some of the classic holiday shows from our childhood – things we have not seen in years. Of all the seasonal cartoons I watched, my favorite was Frosty The Snowman. So – when Hazel issued Crafty Hazelnut Christmas Challenge 211 – create a card inspired by a Christmas carol or song – I knew I wanted to create a Frosty The Snowman-inspired card!

I had a lot of fun designing this card. Here’s a peek at some of this week’s challenges!

Crazy 4 Challenges C4C268 asked us to imagine our craft room was empty and to use the first things we thought of on our cards. Well, I love incorporating my scraps into cards, so I took up the Hiding In My Craft Room #182 Super Scraps Saturday Challenge, got out a bag of sparkly glitter and patterned paper scraps, and added tons of luscious layers to the card. Seriously, I think I counted 9 layers in paper scraps alone (Crafting Cafe – Luscious Layers!)

Real Friends Supplies

What’s On My Workdesk This Week? Something Old – Something New – Something Sparkly – Something Glittery!

Next, I wanted to break into some new stash for the New Year – and tons of challenge blogs had the same idea! A number of challenge blogs also were in a glittery, wintery mood. I incorporated lots of new embellishments and sparkle into my wonderland scene.

I used Christmas colors instead of icy blues for the card because that’s what I was in the mood for. However, since Christmas is past, I wanted a sentiment that was both seasonal yet universal in nature. I found the perfect sentiment in Close To My Heart’s Snow Friends Stamp Set. You can see other cards I’ve made with this stamp set here:

To complete the card, I added a festive fiber for my ribbon challenges!
What have you created this week? Be sure to share your creations at one of these weekly parties!

  • Inspire Me Monday
  • Friendship Friday

For more creative inspiration, check out the Creative Art Challenges at the end of this post!

What Are The Crafty Cats Up To This Week?

Magellen - Kitten

Time flies when you’re busy living life – and as hard as it is to believe, Magellan has been with us for over a year!

Be sure to drop by this week’s Wordless Wednesday to see how much they’ve grown in the past year – and while you’re there, check out the Cat Resolutions video and share your favorite photos as well!

Creative Art Challenges

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Are you ready to jump-start your creativity? Here’s this week’s list of Creative Art Challenges to inspire you (organized by THEME)!

Color Challenges

Supply Challenges

What types of design elements should you incorporate from your stash? This week’s challenges emphasized the use of New Products (I incorporated new embellishments including snowflakes, the paper pieced snowman and the trees!) – the incorporation of bling and glitter – the use of ribbon/ (fiber) – and the use of paper scraps!

Technique Challenges

These challenges encourage you to incorporate different techniques into your project!

Note regarding the As You Like It Challenge (Favorite Shape Or Fold):
Although fancy shaped cards and folds are fun to experiment with, I really prefer working with the basics. They are easier to store – easier to mail – and I can focus my energies on the creative design of the card rather than the technical elements of the card!

Theme & Sentiment Challenges

This week’s challenges emphasizes snowflakes – snowmen – Christmas songs – Christmas foliage – wintery weather – and stamped sentiments!

Be Creative – Anything Goes Challenges

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158 Responses to “Real Friends Last Forever Card”

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  1. I love your card! The sentiment speaks the truth about friendship. The snowman is super cute. Thanks for sharing it with us. Blessings to you, my friend!

  2. Sue says:

    Cute card, great layers and accents. Thank you for joining us this week at HIMCR.

    Sue – HIMCR DT

  3. Heather says:

    Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon for our Sparkle and Shine challenge. Cute card.

  4. Claire C says:

    Such a cute card, that snowman is adorable and I love the sentiment too. Thanks so much for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges this time
    Claire xx

  5. Jingle says:

    This is so cute! Love the snowman! Thanks so much for playing along with the Something New Challenge on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

  6. Wilma says:

    Thank you for sharing this lovely card with us at As You Like It. Cute snowman and great sentiment. Luv, Wilma

  7. Cass says:

    Great card, thanks for joining us at The Crafter’s Cafe this Week

  8. Jennifer Bradley says:

    Super card and great sentiment. Thanks for joining our challenge at penny’s Paper Crafty and good luck in the draw. Jennifer DT member

  9. Dionne says:

    Fab card, I love all those Christmassy embellishments you have used. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  10. Kim says:

    Thanks for joining us this week at Penny’s Paper Crafty Challenge.

  11. Mynn xx says:

    What a darling card! LOVE the colors you used and I adore that sentiment! This is just fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions! Hope you join us there again soon! HUGS! 🙂 Mynn xx

  12. Jo says:

    This is such a cute card! Really love that sentiment a lot! Definitely speaks to me. Thank you for joining us this week in Jo’s Funday Friday challenges!
    ♥ Jo’s Scrap Shack ♥

  13. DIANA L. says:

    This is so sweet. I love it.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday #148 “USE RED” challenge, Have a Blessed day, DIANA L.

  14. Anet says:

    Beautiful card. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Chocolate, Coffee & Cards. We would love to see you again … Anet DTX

  15. Karen L says:

    Great job! Thanks SO MUCH for sharing your art in our challenge. Please stop by again real soon. God bless your week!
    Word Art Wednesday

  16. Bridget Larsen Australia
    Twitter: YeeLarsen

    Love those stamps and the card you made with it
    Bridget #1

  17. Judy McKay says:

    Lovely project. Lots of detail. Thank you for joining us at Not Just Cards this week. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

  18. Happy New Year! thanks for listing all the challenges as I might try and join in a few to get me back into papercrafting (have had quite a long break!) – I list a lot of challenges on my blog too but have also been having a blogging break so they are probably out of date now! Have a great week – Sunshine Girl #13

  19. Jeanne Kupsh says:

    Super cute card!! I’m a huge fan of anything with snowmen!!

    Happy Crafting!
    Jeannie #17

  20. Anne says:

    The card is super and I think the sentiment is so true! Annie x #37

  21. Pauline says:

    This is a fabulous card, lovely traditional Christmas colours.
    Thank you for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge.

  22. Colleern says:

    Love this card and esp. the sentiment! So very true. Thank you for joining us at Good Luck! Hugz, Colleen

    • Create With Joy
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      Thanks Colleen – isn’t that sentiment fabulous? It’s perfect for now – but it would be fun to send this in the middle of July just to see the expression on someone’s face!

  23. Robyn Oliver says:

    Hi Joy, happy WOYWW. Lovely card Cheers RobynO#51

  24. Loveeeeeeeee this! Thanks for playing along with Frosted Designs!!!

  25. Ginny♥ says:

    Gorgeous Christmas card filled with lots of detail.Thank you for joining us at Ike’s World Challenges good luck Ginny ♥

  26. Lots of lovely goodies to play with on show today. That is a great card and a beautiful sentiment. Hope you have a good week. xx Maggie #27

  27. Amy O says:

    Love your fun snowman, he is too cute. The sentiment you used is too cute. Thank you for joining us at Crafting from the Heart. Amy DT

  28. hAZEL says:

    Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 211 and my Patterned Paper January challenge – you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for January – I’d love to see it there too. x

  29. Shel C says:

    Love the card and sentiment. Adorable little snowfellow 🙂 Happy WOYWW. Shel#56

  30. hAZEL says:

    Thanks also for sharing this for our Completely Christmas challenge, Hazel, DT x

  31. Hazel says:

    And back again to thank you for entering this for our Fan-tastic Tuesday challenge 68, Hazel, DT x

  32. Thank you for listing the challenges! Your card is sooo cute. I still adore those childhood Christmas specials. Have a great week! Sandy Leigh #60

    • Create With Joy
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      It was SO much fun catching up on those Christmas specials from long ago.
      The remakes don’t hold a candle to them!
      Thanks for stopping by Sandy – have a wonderful week!

  33. Susan Stacey says:

    Lovely card and such a true sentiment.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts ‘New & Cute’ challenge and good luck x Susan x

  34. Milka says:

    Lovely card 😀
    Thank you so much for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge this fortnight.
    Milka GD

  35. IKE says:

    What a fabulous snowman card – gorgeous colours and die cuts 🙂 Thank you for playing along at IKEsWORLD CHALLENGES 🙂

    IKE x

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  36. Lisa M says:

    Very sweet sentiment with that cute snowman. Love the layers. Thank you for sharing with us at Eureka! Stamps Challenge.

  37. Esther says:

    This is such a sweet card! Absolutely love the sentiments as well ! Thanks for joining us at Party Time Tuesdays Challenge! -Esther

  38. NanaConnie says:

    What a fun snowman and your papers are delightful. I’m so happy to see you playing along in our QKR Stampede challenge “Baby, It’s Cold Outside.” Good luck and hope to see you next week, too.
    NanaConnie DT

  39. Helen says:

    A fab, fun card, very creative…thanks for joining us at A Gem Of A Challenge!
    Helen x

  40. Lori Apgar says:

    What a cute card – love that saying!!! Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs!!

  41. Bianca says:

    What a wonderfull card! It´s so pritty and really elegant like a snowflake! Thank you for joining our “Snow” challenge at Fairy Tales. Bianca XX

  42. Gabriele says:

    Very cute snowman, lovely card with a nice sentiment!
    Gabriele 32

  43. Leah C. says:

    This is just the sweetest card! Love the little snowman and his details. Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions.

  44. Lena says:

    Very cute and the sentiment is so true! 🙂
    Thanks for joining in the fun at Hiding in My Craft Room.
    Lena – DT
    Lena’s Creations

  45. Michelle says:

    Wow, there sure are a lot of crafty challenges.
    I like your cards.

    Have a great weekend!

  46. Helene E says:

    Thank you for sharing this project with us at Allsorts, good luck in the challenge and I hope to see you again!

  47. Debb says:

    Wonderful card and beautiful layering! I love your stash-busting! (I really need to do this! LOL) Thanks for joining us at {PIN}Spirational Challenges!

  48. Jennifer LaVite says:

    Such a beautiful card. All of the layers are so festive. Thanks for joining us at Ruby’s Rainbow Challenges.

  49. Pauline says:

    Hi, I just popped back to say thank you for joining us at CHNC Challenge Extra this month.
    I have candy on my blog if you would like to take a look –

  50. Matney says:

    How fun to sit down and play with those papers, embellies, and stamps. Very jealous and what a great turnout. All friends rock as does your card. Thank You for entering in this Ike’s World Challenge. S – DT

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