Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits Square Easel Christmas Card

by Joanne James8. December 2017 12:00

It's Friday and finally I've managed to squeeze in a blog post to share with you - hurrah! Today I'm sharing another card using the Snowflake Sentiments bundle - and just like my card for The Paper Players on the Sunday before last (you can see that card here if you missed it), it uses the thinlits in a rather unusual way. I'm also linking up with the team over at Stamp Ink Paper who are looking for snow-themed creations this week:

I decided to make an easel card  - this is what it looks like closed:


This is what it looks like open:


And finally here's another shot from above, that shows the detail of the front edge and my sentiment, which I stamped in Versamark and heat embossed onto a label punched with the Everyday Label Punch:


I wanted to make a special card that really showcased the versatility of the Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits Dies, so I used the edge thinlits to create two layered squares and finished it with a stitched square, onto which I stamped a snowflake from the co-ordinating Snowflake Sentiments set in Versamark and heat embossed it in gold. I finished with one of the super-sparkly faceted gems to create a focal centrepiece. Creating a card like this is not for the faint-hearted - it took a fair amount of partial die cutting and snipping of the gold piece to remove excess pieces in order to have a symmetrical design, but it was so worth it - the finished card has a real 'wow' factor, I love it!

I'm pleased to see that the Snowflake Sentiments stamp set and Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits Dies are on carryover and will remain available beyond the end of the Autumn-Winter catalogue - this means lots more opportunities to create with this set! They won't be available as a bundle though, so if you want the 10% saving, be sure to snap them up before January 2nd - just click on the link in the supplies list at the bottom of today's post.

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Enjoy your day and I'll be back around lunchtime tomorrow with a special post as I'm the guest designer over at Inspired By All The Little Things this week. My project contains a Spring-Summer sneak-peek too so be sure to come back and take a look. Until then, happy stampin'!


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Comments (6) -

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
12/8/2017 5:13:52 PM #

This is STUNNING!  I didn't get this set because I felt the die was too fiddly for me, but boy, is it impressive!


Christiane Savage
Christiane SavageUnited States
12/8/2017 11:09:51 PM #

I follow your blog but am unable to find the instructions in the How to-tips and techniques section...are they posted somewhere?  If you've used gold embossing powder, I can't see where the gold foil sheets are used...thank you!  It's gorgeous!


Christiane Savage
Christiane SavageUnited States
12/8/2017 11:11:19 PM #

Oh......I get it now!


Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
12/9/2017 7:42:19 PM #

Great Christiane - glad you've worked it out! The detailed snowflakes are cut from gold foil, with the central one and the sentiment heat-embossed. So glad you liked it and thanks for popping by to leave a comment or two today!


Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
12/9/2017 7:40:39 PM #

I was in two minds as well LeAnne originally and this was a late purchase for me (I wasn't sure I needed yet more snowflakes!). I have to say LeAnne if used straight out of the packet the die gives a lot of detail for only a little effort - but would agree it is on the fussy side and not my usual style either. I've had fun with it though!


Tina A Riddle
Tina A RiddleUnited States
12/11/2017 1:05:17 AM #

Wow Joanne!  What an absolutely gorgeous card!  I just bought this set and I'm so glad I did.  You have really inspired me!  Thanks so much for joining us at Stamp, Ink, Paper this week for our Let It Snow Challenge!


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