Weren’t you just saying the other day that you want a simple idea for a Christmas card? You want simple but beautiful? Well, my friend, it doesn’t get any simpler than the card I’m sharing with you today. OK, so it’s not a standard size, and it’s not a traditional shape. There’s no pre-fabricated envelope to fit this card. But it’s simple. One fold, a couple of stamps and a crop. !Voila! Done. Here’s my snowflake greeting:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Snowflake-shaped Greeting. You’ve seen circle-shaped cards before – simply fold the card stock and crop it, allowing the folded edge of the card to overlap the framelit or die. With the snowflake, I positioned the die so that the base of the card would sit flat – like a little easel so the card will stay balanced. Take another look – see what I mean? Ask me how I learned that lesson. I’ve got a couple of other snowflake cutouts that learned me the teaching – is that proper grammar? If not, it should be.
- Creating a snow flurry. A couple of stamps of the “streaks” stamp from Gorgeous Grunge, and you’ve got yourself a beautiful snow flurry. No distressing or grunging needed to make this stamp beautiful.
- Envelope, please. Since the Envelope Punch is now available, you’ll be seeing more and more odd-sized and odd-shaped cards from yours truly. This is no exception. My prototype for this is in the Fungeon, so I can’t reference it – but I want to say the snowflake is 3-1/2″ wide and 4-1/4″ tall. I could totally be wrong – but it doesn’t matter because the Envelope Punch will make anything – seriously.
Stamp sets: More Merry Messages, Gorgeous Grunge Paper: Whisper White, 2012-2014 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack (Midnight Muse) Inks: Midnight Muse, Soft Sky Accessories: Festive Flurry Framelit Dies
Flashback to one of my favorite posts – If you are new to my blog, you haven’t seen this post from January. If you have been around for a while, you’ll remember it. Since we are talking about unique cards, click on the picture below to see this uniquely-shaped (and uniquely-sized) cards:
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