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Paper Snowflake Ornament

Every once in awhile I like to take a break from making cards and see what else I can create with paper and a few embellishments – like this Paper Snowflake Ornament! Recently a fellow crafter shared this design and showed how easy it is to make so, of course, I had to give it a try!

For this one, I cut 6 pcs of Heartwarming Hugs DSP @ 4″ x 4″ and I was on my way! These pieces will form the main basis of the ornament.
For the “top” and “bottom”, I cut Whisper White card stock at 1-7/8″ x 1-7/8″. I used coordinating ink to stamp the greeting and snowflakes.

The next step was to fold the 6 squares as follows:
– with wrong sides together, fold in half, score, turn 90 degrees
– with wrong sides together, fold in half, score
– with right sides together, fold corner to corner, score
– open with right sides out and poke up on the corner-to-corner fold, score on all folds

Use Multipurpose Liquid Glue to attach all 6 squares together with the closed point at the top. As each square is glued, reinforce with the Bone Folder. Open the “star” to make sure nothing is sticking where it shouldn’t be!

Cut a 16″ length of Braided Linen Trim, fold it in half, thread the fold through the centre of a Jingle Bell. Pull up about 2″ & tie a knot so the bell won’t come off.

With the open end of the “star” at the top, apply Stampin’ Seal from the centre of the square to the open end point. Lay one side of the Braided Line Trim on the Stampin’ Seal. Use Multipurpose Liquid Glue to attach the stamped Whisper White square over the trim. Repeat with the other side of the trim and the blank Whisper White square on the other side of the ornament.

To close the Star Ornament, slide the bell down the trim. To open the Star Ornament, slide the bell up the trim and “flip” the ornament around and slide the bell down the trim to hold it open and hang it up to display!

  • Stamps:
  • Ink:
  • Paper, including cutting instructions:
    • Heartwarming Hugs DSP (#153492)
      • 6 pcs @ 4″ x 4″
    • Whisper White Card Stock (#100730)
      • 2 pcs @ 1-7/8″ x 1-7/8″
  • Accessories:

Just in case the “written” directions need more explanation, I’ve included a link to my FaceBook Live presentation “showing” all the steps – Enjoy!!

Christmas Wishes Card

As the days in November are flying by, we all want to make cards that are “quick & easy”, don’t we? This card can easily be changed by using a different coloured background layer behind the snowflake die cut image! Just imagine Highland Heather or Magenta Madness behind this beautiful snowflake!!

Once again I started by cutting Whisper White card stock at 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, score at 4-1/4″, fold and burnish with a Bone Folder.

Following that, I cut Night of Navy card stock at 5-1/4″ x 4″. But before attaching this layer to the card base with Stampin’ Seal, use a Stitched Rectangle Die to cut out a layer to put behind the greeting layer. This saves some card stock but, if you want, you could simply cut it from a piece in your scrap drawer.

By stamping the greeting with Night of Navy Classic Ink on a scrap of Whisper White card stock, cutting it out with a Stitched Rectangle Die, and embossing with the Dainty Diamonds 3-D Embossing Folder, I know it will coordinate with the snowflake layer.

Now the greeting layer was attached to the Night of Navy backing layer with Stampin’ Dimensionals and is ready to be put on the front of the card.

The final step was to cut a Whisper White layer at 4-3/4″ x 3-1/2″ – use a die from So Many Snowflakes to cut out a fairly large focal point. Now is the time to use the Dainty Diamonds 3-D Embossing Folder to add this delicate texture to this Whisper White layer. Use Multipurpose Liquid Glue to attach this layer over the Night of Navy layer.

Embellish with a single Rhinestone Basic Jewel in the centre of the snowflake.

  • Stamps:
    • Banner Year Stamp Set (#153464)
  • Ink
    • Night of Navy Classic Ink (#147110)
  • Paper, including cutting instructions:
    • Whisper White Card Stock (#100730)
      • 1 @ 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″; score @ 4-1/4″ – card base
      • 1 @ 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″
      • scrap for greeting
    • Night of Navy Card Stock (#100867)
      • 1 @ 5-1/4″ x 4″
      • scrap for the layer behind the greeting
  • Accessories:
    • Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine (#149653)
    • Dainty Diamonds 3-D Embossing Folder (#152702)
    • So Many Snowflake Dies (#153560)
    • Stitched Rectangle Dies (#151820)
    • Rhinestone Basic Jewels (#144220)

Cherish The Season

Once you look at all the amazing stamps and dies in this bundle, you’ll realize that it really is time to “Cherish The Season” and celebrate with your family and friends!

Open the package of “Tis The Season DSP and see all the beautiful designs you have to choose from. For this design, you can pick any one and it will be a hit! So, go ahead, pick one and create – I’m sure you’ll be pleased with the end results!

Start by cutting Shaded Spruce card stock at 11″ x 4-/14″, score at 5-1/2″, fold & burnish. Now cut your choice of DSP at ??” x ??”, attach to the card base with Stampin’ Seal.

Use the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine with the largest bell die from the Sounds of the Seasons Dies to cut a large bell from Silver Foil. You can save the tiny holly leaves that come out of the bell to use on another project. Cut a small strip of Shaded Spruce card stock to attach behind the bell so it is peeking through the holly leaves openings. Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach over the DSP.

Use the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine with the bow from the Sounds of the Seasons Dies to cut a bow from Green Foil. Use a Mini Glue Dot to attach to the top of the silver bell.

Stamp the greeting with Shaded Spruce Classic Ink on Whisper White card stock that’s been cut at ??” x ??”, punch the ends into flag shapes with the Banners Pick-A-Punch. Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach over the DSP.

  • Stamps:
  • Ink
    • Shaded Spruce Classic Ink (#147088)
  • Paper, including cutting instructions:
    • Shaded Spruce Card Stock (#146981)
      • 1 @ 11″ x 4-1/4″; score @ 5-1/2″ – card base
      • scrap for behind the holly leaves in the bell
    • Whisper White Card Stock (#100730)
      • 1 @ 5-1/4″ x 4″ – inside greeting layer
      • 1 @ 3-1/2″ x 1″ – Banner Greeting on the front
    • ‘Tis the Season DSP (#153489)
      • 1 @ 5-1/2″ x 3″
    • Silver Foil Sheets (#132178) – scrap for die-cutting Bell
    • Red and Green Foil Sheets (#153510) – scrap for die-cutting Bow
  • Accessories:
    • Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine (#149653)
    • Sounds of the Season Dies (#154043)
    • Wreath Builder Dies (#152722)
    • Banners Pick-A-Punch (#153608)

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