Peaceful Snowflakes

 


This festive holiday card was made for Double Trouble Challenge #73 that required the use of die cutting with the theme of "wrap it up". I chose to make a gate-fold card with a belly band as the "wrap" feature. We are partnering with Bitten By the Bug 2 for their theme "Die-lirious Holiday Season" which requires the use of a die or digital cutting machine.



 
The card base is a standard 8-1/2"x 5-1/2" navy blue cardstock that was scored and folded at 2-1/2" from both shorter sides to create the gate-fold.

I then used the Stampin' Up! (SU) snowflake border die from the SU "Swirly Snowflakes" die set to cut a pair of snowflake borders from glitter paper. These were then glued to each flap of the gate-fold, and trimmed at the sides and top/bottom edges. I then cut a 1"x9" rectangle from the glitter paper and wrapped it loosely around the card so it could easily slide on and off. I attached the two ends together with super sticky tape (Scor-Tape) since I wanted it to stand up to being slid on and off without coming apart.

Because there was a small gap between the two folds where they met in the middle, I cut a thin strip of glitter paper and used Scor-Tape to attach it to one of the flaps so it would fit underneath the other flap when folded (don't glue it to both sides, just one!).

The final step was to create the center decoration for the belly band. I did this by cutting a 2" square of navy cardstock, then using a corner rounder to round it. Then using a snowflake die from the SU "Seasonal Layers" set, I diecut a single snowflake from the same glitter paper and glued it centered on the blue square.

For a sentiment, I die cut the word "peace" from silver mylar, plus 2 more from thick white cardstock and glued them together as a stack with the silver on top. This made the word stand out much better where I glued it on top of the silver snowflake.

I am rating the difficulty of this card as a "3" out of a possible "5" mostly because of the careful gluing you have to do for all the snowflakes.

I think it makes for a very festive holiday card!  Come join Double Trouble and our partner Bitten By the Bug 2 for our fun challenges!!!

Paper: SU Night of Navy, Recollections Silver Mylar, American Crafts Glitzy Glitter, SU Whisper White
Paper Size: A2
Accessories: SU Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits Dies, SU Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies, Sizzix Seasons Greetings Dies, Tombow Multi Liquid Glue, Marvy Corner Rounder, Scor-Tape
Techniques: Die Cutting

Comments

  1. Creative using the belly band for the optional twist of wrap it up. Using the silver glitter for your snowflakes is so stunning against the sapphire blud... beautiful.

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  2. So sparkly and pretty, and I think that extra strip to "fill the gap" looks great!

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  3. This is such a beautiful, elegant card. I love all the sparkle. Thanks for joining us at bbtb2.

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  4. very pretty. thank you for sharing your great card with us at Bitten By the Bug 2. Happy New Year!

    Alicia

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