Monday, October 8, 2012

Snowflake Soiree Christmas Greeting

Christmas Card made with Stampin'UP! stamp set: Snowflake Soiree
The image stamped here really does look like a snowflake soiree! Well, it has been getting colder at night, but no real snowflakes yet.  Just on this card.  

This was my Make & Take project for our big demo meeting this weekend. After I designed it I was a little worried that I'd run out of ribbon because we had so many people coming.  So I offered 3 different ribbon options: the Crumb Cake Taffeta, Crumb Cake Seam Binding and Vanilla Seam Binding.  I'd love to hear which one you liked best.  Leave me a comment below.

This card also allowed me to demonstrate making a "Fork" bow. A super easy technique that lets you get perfect bows every time. check out this video I made on how to make a Fork Bow.

Christmas Card made with Stampin'UP! stamp set: Snowflake Soiree
Do you like the sparkle?  That gorgeous glimmer snowflake on the bow was die cut from Champagne Glimmer paper using the new Snow Flurry die for the Big Shot

You'll notice that the whole top is actually sparkly too. The snowflakes were stamped on a separate piece of paper (5"x3") in these colors: Pool Party, Wisteria Wonder, Sahara Sand and Island Indigo. Then I covered the whole piece with Versamark and Iridescent Ice embossing powder and heat embossed it.

Are you interested in making your own Christmas Cards this year?  If so this one would not be too bad.  Especially if you follow the "Rules of Mass Production" I posted earlier, especially RULE #3! Punch all the snowflakes.  Stamp all the snowflakes. Then Versamark and heat emboss them all. . . . you get the idea.  

BTW: extra tip, the glimmer paper snowflake is NOT held on by the brad. Its just there for looks and you could use a pearl or a rhinestone there instead.  I used a glue dot to hold the snowflake to the bow and a glue dot to hold the bow to the card.  The bow is separate from the ribbon band that goes around the top piece.  

You can get all the supplies to make this card from my Stampin'UP! store and please feel free to contact me for additional production suggestions if you decide to make this as your Holiday card this year. And if you get them done early you'll feel like going to a soiree!

Happy Stamping


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