Snowflake Greeting

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:More Merry Messages, Gorgeous Grunge, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

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.More Merry Messages, Gorgeous Grunge, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

More Merry Message, Gorgeous Grunge, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

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) - My Little Valentine

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  1. WOW!! Great idea and a beautiful and simple Holiday card! I love the look of the stripes of the Gorgeous Grunge stamp on the Snow Flake, this set is so darn versatile.

  2. Laurie Burns Gachewicz

    You are INCREDIBLY CLEVER Brian!!! I love this snowflake with the streaky lines from Gorgeous Grunge-so simple and fun!!

  3. What a great use of the georgeous grunge stamp. I’ve used it to turn plain paper into plaid paper.
    I like the tiny card at the end…reminds me of Tasha Tudor’s Sparrow Post cards.
    Have a great day Brian!

  4. Just look at this card ! I love it ! I have to say it again that you are Captain Clever !! And I love love both the Magnetic Platform and that fun fun Envelope Punch Board ! I made envelopes out of fall themed dsp last night ….wow …so much fun and so easy !! And last I have to say that teeny tiny card makes my heart go pitter pat !!

  5. Brian, you are a master! Both of your cards are beautiful. The little one just makes me smile.

  6. I love this snowflake card!! Thank you!

  7. Snowflakes always seem to make such great cards and this is NO exception! A shaped card is so much fun to receive … and in this sassy envelope, too! 😉

  8. Now THAT is one unique card for sure! Just gorgeous! I love it.

  9. Brian you are hilarious (…buy the magnetic platform even if you don’t have a Big Shot…)!!! Loving your simple but perfectly gorgeous snowflake card.

  10. Hi there Brian,
    This is my first time commenting but I’ve been following you for awhile …. I absolutely love this card!!! What a great idea … and the envelope rocks … I know I gotta get the punch board now too … and so excited to finally be able to purchase the magnetic platform …. YEAH!!!!

  11. Lovely…absolutely lovely! Will certainly make several of these. And yes, that Envelope Punch is a card maker’s dream tool. So easily and perfect! Thanks for sharing.

  12. “but it doesn’t matter because the Envelope Punch will make anything – seriously.” OK. So where’s the envelope for the smaller card? 😉 Freaking LOVE the snowflake card, by the way!

    • Funny! I was thinking about how to make an envelope that small as I looked at the tiny card (it’s on my desk here at work). Perhaps it’s can’t be done – but I can’t blame that on the board. 🙂

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