December 12, 2020


I thought I was getting a little flaky in this pandemic, but when I review the cards I've been making recently, it was confirmed. I seem to be concentrating quite a lot on snowflakes this season!

Stampin' Up!'s lovely suite, Snowflake Splendor, has some wonderful snowflake related tools to use.

 When the catalog was first released, I purchased the bundle on page 37 of the Mini Catalog, which included the So Many Snowflakes dies as well as the Snowflake Wishes stamp set. 

I also got my greedy little fingers on the Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper, which you can enjoy on the card in this Snowflake Wishes post. The snowflakes on that card were die cut from that paper with a couple of the dies.

For this card, I just couldn't resist the temptation to create a multicolored snowstorm! 

To do that, I die cut some of the snowflakes from a piece of scrap cardstock, and used the negative space created from this die cutting as stencils. I moved my "stencils" all over a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of Whisper White cardstock, using Sponge Daubers to add the snowflakes in three colors of ink, Pretty Peacock, Pear Pizzazz and Melon Mambo. I know, the green and bright pink were weird choices. But I love the way the colors all look together. 

Once the snowflakes were stenciled, I took another of the stamps from the set and stamped mini snowflakes amidst the larger ones, this time in Pear Pizzazz.

I let the Pretty Peacock continue to play on the card. Using Pretty Peacock cardstock, I die cut a trio of snowflakes to add to the background. 

The sentiment, a stamp from the Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set on page 62 of the Annual Catalog, was used with Pretty Peacock ink. 

A die from the Painted Labels Dies on page 177 of the Annual Catalog was perfect to cut out the sentiment. I added a handful of the Metallic Pearls (page 156 in the Annual Catalog) to the sentiment. 

I then popped up the sentiment with Dimensionals after adding a little Pretty Peacock diecut strip to the sentiment label.

The final step for this card was to mount it onto a base of Pretty Peacock.

What do you think of the color combination? Does it work -- or not?

Hope your holiday card making is going well!



  1. I think it works beautifully! Pinned.

  2. Another fabulous creation with the multi-colored snowflakes! So fun!
    Ellibelle's Corner

  3. I love this...! Really a fun project and so versatile, would be great with glitter...shhhh! lol. Sandi

  4. I love the color combination. It's really fun! Great job, as always, Linda!

  5. This card is gorgeous!!! Do you sell your finished cards? You should! I love the lovely color combo and dainty snowflake pattern. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm. xo Kathleen

    1. Thank you, Kathleen! Yes, I do sell them -- to anyone who is interested. You?

  6. I'm featuring your card on the Little Cottage Link Party today. Merry Christmas!

  7. Snowflakes are perfect for this time of the year! Even after Christmas. Thanks for sharing your posts each week and the #HomeMattersParty will be open again this week and I look forward to seeing what you have been working on.

    1. Thanks, Donna, for letting me play along at the Home Matters party each week!