My Coolest Friend

We have been friends together
In sunshine and in shade.
     ~ Caroline Sheridan Norton

While all my family members up North are enjoying the fall weather and changing leaves, here's what's going on in central Texas.


Well, I just won't have any more of this.

I'm staging an intervention.

There, feels cooler already, right?

(Here's the inside.)

Paper Smooches Swanky Snow Dudes

Actually, I skipped past Halloween and Thanksgiving right into Christmas for a very good reason, Vera Lang's Caring Hearts Card Drive.

I'm freaky excited that Vera Lang is going to be a guest blogger here at Catered Crop later this week. She's such an amazing, talented paper craft artist, she's going to really class up this joint. I'm so excited I feel like I need to clean this place up and get out the good dishes. It's going to be a very special treat to have her here. Please be sure to come back and give her a big Catered Crop welcome.


The Bargello technique I used on this card is a fun technique. It's a lot like piecing together a quilt with paper. I discovered it at Technique Tuesday, where's there a great tutorial.

I love this recent trend of using the positive and negative spaces created with die cuts. Inspired by some of the projects in my Accentuate the Negative Pinterest board, I used the negative space in the rectangle die cut to create a window in the front of the card to the snowman in the back of the card. Hint, hint, you'll see this trend soon for one of our Catered Crop Recipe Swaps.

Here are the Copic Markers I used for my Swanky Snow Dude and the rest of the recipe.



I'll see you in just a few days with Vera! Stay cool.

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Sweet Comments

  1. Ooooooh, I’m loving this! I adore the bow and those tickets are perfect!!

  2. This is super cute! Love that darling snowman. I used to live in Houston and it was HOT there, we are now living in Iowa and it has been 80 the last 2 days with 50’s for a high tomorrow. :)

  3. OH MY WORD. We’re having the worst heat up here in KS, too! :( BUT, your snowman cards are a nice break from the heat wave–they are so cute! LOVE your use of the bargello technique! Thanks for joining us at Technique Tuesday–I hope you come and play along with us again! :)

  4. I’m loving that Swanky Snow Dude! Time is flying by so fast I need to get started on Christmas cards. Thanks for the reminder!
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  5. Thank you so much for joining us at Mynnette’s Technique Tuesday challenge blog this month. We really appreciate the fact that you have taken the time to enter and hope we’ll see you again next month.
    I love how you have used the technique, the colour turquoise and red are fantastic! This is such a beautiful card, the papers are stunning and the snowman is so cute and wonderfully coloured! hugs Karen MTT Crew
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  6. This is super cute! Love the paper you used for the Bargello and how you made the window for your snowman! Thank you for joining us at Technique Tuesday!

  7. Vera W. Yates says:

    Linda, this card is so awesome. I love all the details on this card.
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  8. Fabulous job on the technique for this month! Such a Christmas-sy card. The patterns and colours work so well together and they really make your snowman stand out. Thank you for joining us at Technique Tuesday this month and good luck in the challenge! We hope you will be back for the next challenge.
    Hugs, Tracey [DT]
    (I’m sorry I am commenting so late but I have been sick)
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  9. What an adorable snowman! Your card is just fantastic! Thanks for joining us for Mynnette’s Technique Tuesday challenge!

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