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Snowflake Wishes #Simplestamping Christmas Card

It is Thanksgiving in a few days and like many we will not be visiting family as usual. Aside from the Thanksgiving festivities we will still try to have, I think it would be fun to make cards as a family. Stampin’ Up! Snowflake Wishes has many different snowflakes which makes this wonderful Christmas card simple and fun to stamp.

I love the colors of blue that Stampin’ Up! has! Pacific Point, Coastal Cabana and Pool Party are the colors on this wintery card.

Measurements: Whisper White Card Stock (CS): the card base, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches with a score line at 4 1/4 inches, and a 3 3/4 x 5 inch panel; Pacific Point CS: 4 x 5 1/4 inches.

The first step is to stamp a sentiment in Pacific Point ink on the lower right hand side. I chose this fancy “Merry Christmas” from the Tag Buffet stamp set. Note: when using the Photopolymer Stamps, the see-through stamps, you need a little padding to get a good image. The Stampin’ Pierce Mat works well. If you don’t have one try your Stampin’ Up! Catalog.

I decided on 4 different snowflakes ranging in size from large to small. The larger snowflake is stamped in Coastal Cabana ink slightly above the level of the sentiment.

The snowflake that is the next size smaller is Stamped Off using the Pool Party ink. Stamping Off: this is a technique whereby you first stamp onto a scrap of paper, then on your project. This allows you to stamp the image a shade lighter.

I decided I needed another large snowflake in the Coastal Cabana ink to balance the design by stamping in the lower right-hand corner.

Next I added several slightly smaller snowflakes in the Pool Party ink at full strength.

The smallest snowflake is Stamped Off in Pacific Point ink.

Here is the completed card front.

Now to stamp the inside of the card. Start with the larger snowflake in the Coastal Cabana ink in the lower right-hand corner of the 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inch Whisper White CS card base.

Stamp Off to add the next size smaller snowflake in Pool Party ink. The next smaller snowflake after that is stamped in Pool Party ink at full strength.

The smallest snowflake is Stamped Off in Pacific Point ink.

This is the completed inside of the Whisper White CS card base.

Fold the card base at the 4 1/4 inch score line and press with the Bone Folder to get a crisp fold. Adhere the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Pacific Point CS to the front of the Whisper White CS card base. Adhere the stamped snowflake card piece to the Pacific Point CS.

You could leave the card as is. I have a passion for Bling! which is basically anything shiny and sparkly. I added the Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the center of most of the snowflakes. The Take Your Pick Tool makes transferring the Rhinestones to your card very easy.

Viola! You have a dazzling festive Christmas card to send off to someone! My goal was to make 40 Christmas cards by Thanksgiving. I am only halfway there, but I plan to keep at it in the next couple of days. Then I plan to enlist my husband’s help to address them all!

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Happy Thanksgiving, stay safe and Happy Crafting!

Theresa

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Hello, my name is Theresa. I have 4 children and a wonderful husband of 27 years. I am a retired Family Physician who loves creating and crafting, so much so that I became a Stampin' Up! demonstrator. I have been a demonstrator for almost 4 years. Not only do I get to craft, I get to travel and meet new friends from all over the world. Crafting gives me something positive to do and share with others. I love having people over to stamp cards with me. My blog is geared toward the beginner stamper. I want to help others get started stamping in their own home. Come join me!

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