Monday, February 28, 2022

What! Snowflakes!

 At our monthly stamp club in Tucson, AZ last month we were given a huge cardstock snowflake as a mystery item to use for the Mystery Swap this month. It came as a punch-out in a circle. We also have to make a matching envelope. I kept thinking about it and finally got this idea.

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I actually finished this last week but didn't want to share as I know too many that follow my website attend the club and I want to give out what I did. Our club met this past Saturday.

I cut a 12" square piece of white card stock to 6", folded it in half and traced the circle on it but leaving enough of the fold intact to make the card base.  I then traced the circle on a piece of print paper, cut it out, and adhered to the top of the card base. I then punched out the snowflake, laid it on my envelope and sprayed with a Light Blue Pearl spray so that the snowflake got colored and left its image on the envelope.

I stamped my sentiment using an ink that coordinated with the print paper and used a die that came with the set to cut out the sentiment. I added banner ends by hand cutting. 

Turned out I was the only one who kept the snowflake intact! Most cut theirs apart and used pieces. Great swap!!! 

I enjoy the mystery swaps as I like the challenge (most of the time). Do you enjoy using unusual items on your cards?

Stampin Carol

He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.  I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.”  Psalm 91:1-2

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