As I write this, we are coming to the end of summer weather here and while I’m happy to embrace the crisp cool weather and beautifully colored leaves that fall brings, I am in no way ready for snow or winter. I love living in Wisconsin but I was born to be a snowbird that flies south for the winter.
That said, I do love snowflakes in my craft room!
In fact, the first thing I had to order from Stampin’ Up!’s latest catalog was the ENTIRE Snowflake Splendor Suite! It’s got snowflake paper, snowflake stamps, snowflake dies, a snowflake embossing folder, blue glimmer paper, fancy blue gems, and an iridescent ribbon. How could I say no to any of that???
Here’s the first card that I made with all of my snowflake goodies…
Night of Navy card base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″
Night of Navy embossed background: 4″ x 5-1/4″
Snowflake paper: 3/4″ x 5-1/4″
Whisper White: 1″ x 3-3/8″
Tips for Making this Snowflake Card:
A Little Patterned Paper Can Go a Long Way!
When you have a patterned paper with a smaller design, you can use just a small strip of it to add a lot of color and design to your cards. You could make 36 cards like this out of ONE sheet of 12×12 patterned paper!
And with a variegated pattern like this with swirling colors, each card would be just a little bit different.
Don’t want this to be a Christmas card?
Just don’t ink up the “For a Merry Christmas” part of the stamp and your card could say “Snowflake Wishes” instead. In my neck of the woods, that would be a great card to send in January and February!
It’s Easy to Add Texture!
My grandmother was legally blind and while she did have pin point vision, she loved to get cards where she could FEEL the texture.
Embossing Folders are a great way to add texture to your card with just a few cranks of a handle and I’m AMAZED at how detailed the snowflakes come out when using the Winter Snow Embossing Folder.
Adjust the size of your rectangle dies!
The rectangle die I used to cut out the greeting on this card is actually a lot longer. To adjust it down, I simply cut it out once, then I lined up my die again over the piece I had cut out and cut it out again.
The trick is to get the stitched part of the die lined up by making sure they are in the grooves of your die-cut piece. Sound tricky? It’s not! I’ve got a video coming soon in my NEW Step Up Your Cards with Die-Cutting & Embossing Class.
If you aren’t ready for snowflakes yet, try this design with other supplies you have.
P.S. If you don’t have a die-cutting and embossing machine yet, I recommend the NEW Cut & Emboss Machine from Stampin’ Up! If you purchase your machine through me, you’ll get access to my Step Up Your Cards with Die-Cutting & Embossing Class for FREE! ($27 value)
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