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Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Stitched Snowflakes, Snowman Season, Christmas Card, 2021 Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini Catalog

I love snowflakes. Paper ones, plastic ones, glass ones and even the real ones! Yes, I love snow. I am a fan of winter but I do not like ice, ice storms or a winter vortex.  I am a true Minnesotan. I love to make snowmen in the fresh sticky snow too. I have not made one for the past few years since I had hip replacement but I'm thinking about heading out there this year if the snow is right!! So with my love of snowflakes I thought today I would make a card using the "Stitched Snowflakes" dies set.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. 

I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of silver foil card stock, a 4-5/8" x 3-1/2" piece of Pacific Point card stock and a 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of Basic White card stock.  

I die cut a rectangle in the center of the Basic White piece using the die from the "Stitched So Sweetly" set. I could have used one from the "Stitched Rectangles "die set but I wanted a bit of a scallop on my card.  Though after seeing it all put together I am thinking that a straight edge on that center might look better.  I added Dimensionals to the back of this piece and set it aside.

I die cut 6 stitched snowflakes using the "Stitched Snowflakes" dies. I only used 5 but I wasn't sure how many I needed until I was putting the piece together.  I could have squished them together more and gotten 6 in there. Maybe there wouldn't be those two large open areas.  I didn't want the snowflakes to overlap either, so placement was a bit tricky.  Anyway, I glued the snowflakes to the Pacific Point card stock because I forgot to use the double sided sticky sheet to make these into stickers.  The glue worked just fine but not as convenient. I then taped this piece to the foil piece and I taped the foil piece to the front of the card. The frame piece with the Dimensionals on it was set on top.

The words are from the "Snowman Season" set and were stamped using Versa Mark on a 3/8" piece of Pacific Point card stock. They were then embossed using white embossing powder. I cut the ends close to the words. Then I cut two 1" pieces of Pacific Point card stock that were 3/8" wide and I snipped the ends to give them that ribbon look. Dimensionals were added to the ends of the word piece and the ribbon ends were set on top. Glue was added to the backside of the ribbon ends and they were set in place on the front of the card.

Some crystal rhinestones were added to the front of the card and it was done.

This was a very fun card to make and I do like how it turned out.

Booster update...  I'm feeling 85% better today. Mostly tired and my arm is still very sore. The kind of sore that when you touch it you'd think it should be broken, but to move it around there's no pain or discomfort. So weird but I can deal with it.  I'm on the other side, the worst is over!!  And it's SO worth it being I have an elderly mother and a sister who's immune system is compromised.  And we can't forget the grandkids either.  I still wear a mask in public. I liked wearing one last winter, it kept my face warm!  And I think I'll wear it next year too, just to avoid the flu virus. I'm old, I don't care what I look like in public!!! LOL

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to see today's Christmas card,

1 comment:

KardsbyKadie said...

Oh SO PRETTY Wanda. I'm with you.....Making a snowman is one of the true magics of winter. I actually made a snowman when we first move to AZ. Thought it was MAGIC when I woke up and saw snow on the ground. (Didn't last long....but it was FUN)
Thanks for sharing your card and special story with us.