Trendy Tuesday – Snowflakes
Beautiful snowflakes are adorning many projects crafted by folks living in the northern hemisphere preparing for the holidays and upcoming winter season. A wide variety of unique, ornate or simple patterns make it easy to add multiple snowflake shapes to your stash of paper craft supplies. Check out these lovely projects featuring die cuts, punches, stamps and more with this frosty favorite… Clean and simple snowflake card by Debby Hughes, image source Limedoodle Design blog
Debby Hughes’ projects are always a treat to see. A crisp, clean and simple design makes a beautiful die cut snowflake stand out from the crowd. You can find many different die cut shapes and sizes from many companies like Simon Says Stamp, Hero Arts, Paper Smooches, and My Favorite Things, just to name a few…
Card by Lisa Spangler, featuring Hero Arts snowflake die, image source Hero Arts.com
Happy Christmas card by Karen Dunbrook, image source Snippets
Natural Snow card by Lisa Johnson, image source Poppy Paperie
Combine snowflake shapes with other die cuts to create a seasonally inspired project with a lot of interest. Check out the amazing details and layers on Melody Rupple’s project below… Twine and button centers on the snowflakes add to the homespun charm.Card and mini gift basket by Melody Rupple, featuring stamps and dies from My Favorite Things, image source A Paper Melody
No steel rule dies or other die cutting tools on hand? Small snowflake punches make it easy to create a flurry of shapes for any project. And oh yeah, punches! What a great stocking stuffer!
Martha Stewart snowflake punch, image source Paper Crave
Snow Flurries edger punch from EK Success, image source Overstock.com
Several brands offer combinations of stamp sets and dies to match providing even more creative options for your projects. Sweet n’ Sassy Stamps and Stampin’ Up! have a couple choices that will keep you busy crafting when you may be stuck inside the house on a cold, wintry day…
Snowy Hello card by Korin Sutherland, image source Splitcoast Stampers
Festive Flurry card by Rita Wright, featuring stamps and dies from Stampin’ Up!, image source Rita’s Creations
No snowflake is alike, so a stamp set with many different shapes of flakes can also help you stamp a blizzard, or simply create a fresh winter greeting, like Kay Miller’s card here…
Card by Kay Miller featuring Paper Smooches Fresh Snow stamps, image source My Joyful Moments
Paper Smooches Fresh Snow stamp set, image source Ellen Hutson
Love to layer? Create a wonderful snowflake shape ornament with your favorite cardstock, dies, and stamps. Kay Miller wins my unofficial “Snowflake Queen” designation with more than one of her projects shared today including this adorable penguin ornament. Multiple layers of Spellbinders snowflake cut outs and super cute stamp from Purple Onion Designs make this an instant favorite.Snowflake ornament by Kay Miller, image source My Joyful Moments Spellbinders Shapeabilities Snowflake Pendant dies, image source Scrapbook.com
A dimensional snowflake makes a stunning element to add to a project whether it is layered or popped up off the page. Ready to fold dimensional dies are popular, and the snowflake is a great shape to see created in this fashion. The Sizzix, Tim Holtz design rosette shape looks great adhered on a project or all alone, ready to decorate your home.
Sizzix, Tim Holtz Snowflake Rosette, image source Scrapbook.com
Last, but not least, embossing folders are great way to add dimension on a single layer of your project.
Hero Arts Big Snowflake embossing folders, image source Ellen Hutson.com
The Big Snowflake folders from Hero Arts were a new find for me. I love how the oversized, textured impression turns out so delicate on Shari Carroll’s creation below…
Embossed Snowflake card by Shari Carroll featuring Hero Arts embossing folder, image source Hero Arts.com
Embrace this season’s weather by pulling out a few of your favorite tools and begin a flurry of activity. Keep it simple, or layer your way into something beautiful to share with someone you love. Is it snowing yet where you live? If so, bundle up and craft awhile. Happy crafting, everyone!