Merry Snowflakes is a stamp set that is in the Stampin’ Up!® July – December Mini Catalog (also known as the Holiday Catalog). It has a set of coordinating dies called Stitched Snowflakes and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle. The die set is is gorgeous. There are 14 dies in all. Some of them cut out the outside of a snowflake and some cut these beautiful snowflakes with stitches in them. There is also a die that cuts a bunch of snowflakes into cardstock without actually cutting the shapes. These are great for a background. Sadly, this set is retiring at the end of this catalog so if you like them, you need to purchase them quickly before they are gone for good. Some of the products that are retiring may already be gone and once they are gone, they are gone for good.
I decided I wanted to make a non-traditional Holiday card using non-traditional colors. That way I could use it for a variety of occasions such as Christmas, Hanukkah or even a birthday card. Therefore, I went with Blushing Bride and Basic Black.
I first used a piece of the Pattern Party Designer Series Paper that is in the 2021/2022 Annual Catalog. I colored it using a set of retired Blends (Pink Pirouette). I apologize for this. I thought they were Blushing Bride until I went to add the link below and realized then that there are no Blushing Bride Blends. That certainly needs to change! You could color your Designer Series Paper very easily with color of Blends because they don’t leave lines like markers might.
I decided I wanted to have a shiny snowflake so I pressed my Versamark Ink Pad on a piece of Basic Black card stock, sprinkled it with Clear Embossing Powder and heat set it with my Heat Tool. I did this a couple of times so the snowflake would have a little more dimension to it and be even shinier. Then I cut it out using one of the snowflake dies in the Stitched Snowflake die set. It is hard to see in the photograph but it has a nice shine to it. I then cut a circle using the Layering Circles dies around where I had cut out the snowflake (so it was shiny too) and layered a Blushing Bride circle on top. I adhered that to the Designer Series Paper using Dimensionals.
Then I stamped the sentiment twice from the Merry Snowflakes stamp set in Versamark, sprinkled them with Clear Embossing Powder and heat set them with my Heat Tool. Then I cut them apart and adhered them to the card using Dimensionals. Lastly I layered every thing on a Blushing Bride card base.
Remember there is not a lot of time left to order the retiring products from the July – December Mini Catalog. Some of the items are even on sale!