Sunday, December 22, 2013

FESTIVE FLAKES

 I created a handful of snowflake ornaments this year, most of which I have given to various people.


I veered from my traditional flakes in hues of blues, and tried a Cherry Cobbler/Very Vanilla combination.


The paper I had chosen as the settings for the red and ivory flakes was Designer Series Paper from last year's Holiday Season. I loved the prints and the color combinations. Using the second largest of the Floral Frames Framelit Collection, I created a nice backdrop for the snowflakes.


Of course, the three largest snowflakes of the bunch were cut with the Festive Flurry Framelits in my Big Shot. 


The red center snowflake was cut with the retired Sizzlit that also included the bird and two sizes of cone-shaped trees.


I opted to adhere small ivory-colored buttons to the center of each ornament, finishing them off beautifully. The completed snowflakes measure approximately four inches across.

To store these ornaments individually for year-after-year use, I first measured the ornaments. I then created custom-sized envelopes that fit each one exactly with my Envelope Punch Board from a heavyweight ivory-colored cardstock. For easy get-into-ability, I attached two 1/2" circles punched from Cherry Cobbler cardstock, and adhered them to the flap and the lower portion of each envelope with ivory-colored brads. I finally added ivory crochet thread to wind around the circles to close each little storage pouch. Nifty.

Festive
Smiles.

6 comments:

  1. So pretty and simple. I'm pinning these right now. I like that you included storage tips too!

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  2. They are so pretty. I'm going to try some of these. I don't have the center die you used but I have something that will work I think. I'm pinning too if I can.

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  3. Hey, new follower from the No Rules Blog Party. These are so pretty! Can't wait to try it out for myself. :)

    xo,
    Kristin
    aboutagirl.ca

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  4. So pretty! Visiting from Live, Love, Create Linky ;)

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  5. You are so talented! All your cards are beautiful :)

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