Friendships, just like snowflakes, are one of a kind

Hello and welcome to today’s blog post, which is a beautiful holiday card for all the special friends in your life! While the celebrating the holidays may be a little bit different and a little bit quieter this year, so what better way to let your friends know you are thinking of them, than with heartfelt card! By adding a few die cuts, embellishments, and ribbon, you can easily take your cards to a whole new level!

The base layer is this design from the Snowflake Splendor DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”. I used the largest Stitched Rectangles Dies, which is just slightly smaller in size, to die-cut the DSP:

For the card front, you will need:

1. Create a “faux bow” with a piece of the Snowflake Splendor Ribbon by creating one loop, adhere where the two pieces cross with a glue dot, and then create the other loop, adhere where those two pieces cross with another glue dot.

2. First ink the sentiment in Balmy Blue ink, use a sponge dauber with Pacific Point ink on three places, stamp on Whisper White cardstock, and die-cut out with the smallest layering Stitched Rectangles Dies.

3. Use the second smallest layering Stitched Rectangles Dies to die-cut out of Night of Navy cardstock. The above sentiment will be adhered on top of this, slightly skewed.

4. The smallest detailed snowflake die is die-cut out of Shimmery White cardstock.

5. The middle sized detailed snowflake die is die-cut out of Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper, which a piece of adhesive sheet is placed on the back before die-cutting.

6. The large detailed snowflake die is die-cut out of Night of Navy cardstock, which is first splattered with a Water Painter dipped in Frost White Shimmer Paint and a piece of adhesive sheet is placed on the back before die-cutting.

7. Not pictured, three of the dark Blue Adhesive-Backed Gems, two 4mm and one 6mm.

Here is a close-up of the Night of Navy cardstock snowflake with the Frost White Shimmer Paint splattered with a Water Painter.

To adhere the ribbon, I first placed dimensionals on the back of the layered sentiment, removed the backing from the top left corner dimensional, and placed on top of the ribbon. I used a glue dot on the back of the ribbon so it will adhere to the DSP base layer:

Remove the adhesive backing from the layered sentiment piece to adhere to the DSP base layer, place one 4mm and one 6mm gems in the corners of the sentiment piece as shown, use the Fine Tip Glue Pen to adhere the Shimmery White snowflake to the Night of Navy snowflake and place the 4mm gem in the middle, and remove the adhesive backing from both snowflakes and place as shown:

This completed piece is adhered to a Night of Navy cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

For the inside, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, ink the sentiment in Balmy Blue ink and sponge Pacific Point ink to stamp on the cardstock, and adhere the ¾” x 4” piece of DSP along the bottom:

I just love how this card turned out!! I made six of these cards from one 12” x 12” sheet of DSP and minimized my die-cutting by cutting the paper into strips. For the sentiment, I cut two strips of Whisper White cardstock at 1 ¼” x 11”, used my Stamparatus to stamp the sentiment, and cut two strips of Night of Navy cardstock at 1 5/8” x 11”, which I was able to die-cut both rectangles at the same time. For the snowflakes, I cut a 2” x 11” piece of Night of Navy cardstock, placed the adhesive sheet and did the splattering first, cut a 1 ¾”x 12” piece of Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper, with the adhesive sheet on the back, for the middle snowflake, and cut a 1 ¼” x 11” piece of Shimmery White cardstock for the small snowflake, which I was able to die-cut all three snowflakes out at the same time.

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I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!

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Author: Christina Miller

I am an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator located in Norfolk, Virginia and was first introduced to Stampin' Up! in 2004 when I attended my very first card class with my Mother-in-Law and I was immediately hooked! I first started out by making simple holiday cards and over the years as my stash has grown, so have my card and craft making skills. It has always warmed my heart when family and friends love my cards, but they actually keep them! In 2016 I decided to become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and figured I could just do it for a hobby, but now I am going to branch out for all to world to see. So grab your favorite beverage, sit in your favorite chair, and join me as I share my cards and crafts with you! Enjoy!

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