Saturday, December 8, 2012

On the 8th day of Christmas and a Snowflake Christmas Card

  On the eighth day of Christmas my2angels gave to me 12cent felt ribbons flowing 
12cent haberdashery
12cent flowers flowering 
Combined Postage 
12cent specials shining
 12cent charms a charming
 12cent filigree adorning 
12 embellies for 12cents each for a $12 shopping spree… 

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Hi Geli here,

Would you like to see how to make a Christmas card with a swirling snowflake? It's really easy.

snowflake christmas card

Here is what you'll need (click on the links to find it at my2angels):

- a square cream card

- a pack of collectables (they will go a long way)

- 2 pieces of patterned paper: wishlist and remember

- a piece of red cardstock

- a buckle: find a great variety here

All of this will be enough for several cards.

snowflake christmas card


snowflake christmas card

Cut a piece of patterned paper (white with leaves) so it is just a tiny bit smaller than the card and die cut a hole in the middle of both. I laid the paper on top of the card and did them both at the same time so the holes would match. 

Cut a ring from the red cardstock with the hole being the same size.

Cut a circle one size larger from the second piece of paper (blue).

snowflake christmas card

Emboss the front of the card and glue the red ring on top of the hole. Don't worry of the embossing folder won't reach the edge, it looks pretty like that too.

snowflake christmas card

Pick out 2 matching pieces from the collectables pack. Glue them together with a piece of cotton thread (doubled up) in-between. If you can't find matching pieces, glue a piece of cardstock behind a single one instead.

Sticky tape it into the hole like this:

snowflake christmas card

Double back to secure the tread a little better. The thread should be nice and tight.

snowflake christmas card

Now cover it with the piece of paper that has the hole in it.

snowflake christmas card

Outline the position of the hole on the inside of the card...

snowflake christmas card

 ... and glue the blue circle on top. This way it peeks through the hole when the card is closed. Add a sentiment from the collectables pack.

 On the front, add some twigs from the collectables pack and string a buckle on 25cm of glitter ribbon. Glue the buckle down with strong glue or a glue dot.

 Starting from the outside edge of the card, glue down the ribbon and let the excess loop like a bow. 

Add a little holly charm and you are done! 

Before you put the card in an envelope,"wind up" the snowflake and when the person opens the card up it will twirl!

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