Right now I’m in Orlando, FL attending OnStage! It’s the 30th anniversary of Stampin’ Up! so I decided to head to the BIG convention (normally I only go to the one day local ones I can drive to). I’m not going to be alone; there are 40 others from Susan’s Stampfield Stars group attending too not to mention the almost 10,000 demonstrators that I don’t know yet!
I decided to make treats for everyone in the group. Shh, don’t tell them, it’s a secret. 😉 This is what I came up with based on the container of leftover snowflakes from my Beautiful Blizzard projects.
For my first one, I just put the mint patties in the cellophane bag but it’s much easier to do it with the little Shaded Spruce liner. The liner is 2″ x 6″ and scored 1/4″ from each edge. The link to where I got the idea for the liner is lost somewhere on Pinterest.
This was actually the first project I created when I got the Beautiful Blizzard bundle. The problem with that was that I figured out the dimensions as I made it and didn’t use adhesive sheets so you can see all the dots of glue. 😦 It does look really cute when it’s lit at night though. Needless to say, that is a battery powered candle and not a real one, that would be dangerous.
This was my daughters favorite card and one of mine too. I just love the color combination. I’m almost exactly CASE’d it from TatianaCreative.com.au. Her card was just so beautiful. Now I just need to create a scrapbook page to put the SNOW on. 🙂
Highland Heather and Pool Party were stamped off before stamping on the card front for the snowflakes, Balmy Blue was stamped full strength.
So when I first got the Blizzard thinlit I wondered what I could make with it that wasn’t strictly a snowflake and I came up with this wreath. I created a Whisper White wreath to mount the snowflakes on. I colored each of them with the Old Olive and Cherry Cobbler light and dark Stampin’ Blends before using the fine-tip glue pen build the wreath. All of the Cherry Cobbler pieces have Wink of Stella on them but again that’s not showing up in the photos.
Here is the wreath I created from the largest stitched shapes circle and the 2 1/4″ circle punch before I added the snowflakes:
I had lines drawn on the back of my wreath so I could evenly distribute the snowflakes but not everyone feels compelled to be that precise. 🙂 Also some of the white for the wreath showed behind the snowflakes, hence the white background.
I absolutely CASE’d Terri Gaines for this card. I saw her present it at Creative Connections last month and I knew I had to make it. I love that she cut the top panel and hid the cut with the ribbon. The ribbon is threaded through the hole and then tied to keep it in place hiding the slice. Plus it’s really shiny with the silver foil layer and the sentiment embossed with silver embossing powder.
One of my favorite parts of the Beautiful Blizzard stamp set is the cluster of snowflakes. I love how you can make your own patterned paper with them, which I did a lot with this series. The sentiment is stamped with Night of Navy ink using the Stamparatus and embossed with clear embossing powder. I love that the ink stays wet longer on vellum so you can easily do the embossing. If you want to do this on regular cardstock; use the Stamparatus, stamp with your colored ink, and then stamp with Versamark before applying the clear embossing powder. You can’t see it in the photo, but each of the snowflakes are coated with Wink of Stella.
This was the card I demo’ed at Demos Galore to show how you can use the Blizzard thinlit to emboss instead of die cut. We also made this card at my class last Saturday.
It’s really hard to see in the photo but the snowflakes were sprayed with shimmer paint mixed with rubbing alcohol in a spritzer.
Sandwich for embossing: multipurpose platform on tab 1, white impressions pad, blue embossing mat, paper, die with cut side facing down, standard cutting mat. If your snowflake isn’t embossing deeply enough, try putting an extra piece of cardstock under it.
I talked about how you can use the snowflakes and make a card like this one where I attached the snowflakes and then used the Subtle embossing folder.
Or you could make a card like this one using the negative space left over.
Or for this one I used the shimmer paint on the snowflake and it turned out more pearlized.