Whatever else I have to do, I still manage to have a daily chat with my daughter and granddaughter in the UK. Although she’s only 10 Alyssa loves papercrafting and takes a keen interest in my creations. Yesterday we were taking about the recent freezing rain, and the snow that’s forecast for today. Then Alyssa suggested that I make a card with “It’s snow cold” as a sentiment. Sadly I don’t have that in my stash, but I did find “Thank you snow much”. So with that in mind I created this simple thank you card layout.
FINDING SOME SNOW
Since all the Designer Series Paper (DSP) in the August to December Mini Catalogue retired a couple of months ago I needed to get creative. I was pretty sure I could find something appropriate for my snow themed card and I wasn’t disappointed. However you might be surprised at where I found my snowstorm; in the Flowers For Every Season 6″ x 6″ DSP pack.
As well as the many floral patterns this pack includes a good variety of background patterns and this one was perfect. With pale Seaside Spray dots over a Misty Moonlight background it certainly looked like falling snow to me. I didn’t need to search any further.
Next I chose Seaside Spray Card for the card base. Using my Paper Trimmer I cut and scored the card, then folded it along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder.
Going back to the DSP I now knew I needed three pieces. First I cut a 2-1/4″ x 6″ strip and using Multipurpose Liquid Glue attached it to the flap of a Whisper White Medium Envelope. Them I trimmed off the excess paper with Paper Snips, using the edge of the flap as a guide.
My second piece of DSP was cut 3/4″ x 5-1/4″ and glued down the edge of a 4″ x 5-1/4″ layer of Whisper White Card. Next I glued a 1/8″ x 5-1/4″ strip of Night of Navy Card against the edge of the DSP. Then I fixed the assembled layer inside the card base.
THANK YOU SNOW MUCH
That just left the front of the card to do and for that I began with a 2-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ piece of Night of Navy Card. Using liquid glue I attached this piece up against the fold on the card front. Then I cut one final piece of the DSP, this time 2″ x 5-1/2″, and glued that onto the Night of Navy layer.
For my snowdrifts I used Thick Whisper White Card. I could have cut the curves by hand but instead used a die from the Curvy Dies. Used ‘properly’ the two curved dies add a decorative cut-outs inside the cut edge. I’ve used these pieces on other projects but I had decided to keep the ‘waste’ for another project. All I had to do now was trim the two leftover pieces to 4-1/4″ wide. Then using liquid glue I fixed the larger piece onto the front of the card, and then glued the smaller one on top.
That just left the matter of the sentiment which is where my project design started. So using Night of Navy ink I stamped “Thank you snow much” in the top right corner of the card front and I was done.
It’s funny how I think of using snow themed images before Christmas, and forget that we get most of our snow afterwards. So making a thank you card right now actually isn’t that odd. Thank you Alyssa for suggesting it.
For more projects using the Snowflake Wishes Stamp Set which is still available to purchase, see these earlier blog posts:
- Snowflakes – stamped, embossed and die-cut
- Snowflake scrap inspiration
- Add an angled layer for interest
- Snowflake wishes for a winter frame
- Winter snow won’t last for long
- Wrapping up for another year
BUNDLE BONUS – I bought the Curvy Dies with the coordinating Quite Curvy Stamp Set (not used today) using a single ‘bundle’ item number. This meant I saved 10% off the cost of buying the two items separately. I’ve included a link to the bundle in case you want to explore that option.