Trendy Tuesday – Snowflakes

by Katherine Elliot

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…  limedoodlesoftsnowflakeweb1Clean 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

Happy Christmas card by Karen Dunbrook, image source Snippets

_MG_1201xNatural Snow card by Lisa Johnson, image source Poppy Paperie 

Die-namics Let It Snowflake

My Favorite Things snowflake dies

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 Scandinavian Snowflake Paper Punch

 Martha Stewart snowflake punch, image source Paper Crave

Snow Flurries edger punch from EK Success, image source

 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 

Sweet n’ Sassy Stamps Spectacular Snowflakes stamps and dies

Festive Flurry card by Rita Wright, featuring stamps and dies from Stampin’ Up!, image source Rita’s Creations


Festive Flurry stamp set & dies bundle from Stampin’ Up!

 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 Clear Stamps, Fresh Snow

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

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.

Retro Snowflake Greetings card by Natalia Harandon, featuring Sizzix die cut, image source Two Peas in a Bucket Gallery

Sizzix, Tim Holtz Snowflake Rosette, image source

 Last, but not least, embossing folders are great way to add dimension on a single layer of your project.

  Sizzix Hero Arts, Textured Impressions Embossing Folders, Big Snowflakes, 2 pk

Hero Arts Big Snowflake embossing folders, image source Ellen

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

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!

4 replies on “Trendy Tuesday – Snowflakes”

  1. Snows been on the ground since Thursday. Supposed to get more Friday morning. It’s so cold. Really unusual for December. Looking forward to summer. Love all of the snowflakes.

  2. I have a beautiful snowflake stamp that I’d like to use on a card. I got lots of ideas in this post. Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. What a lovely, and “flakey” (sorry), Trendy Tuesday post. Who knew there were so many Snowflake Products out there. Thank you so much for all the design ideas. This will be re-looked at, and studied, more closely come Mid-January when our snowbanks are 8 feet tall (and plow proof)!

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