' ' ' 'Crafty Endeavours: The first snowflake...

Saturday 15 September 2018

The first snowflake...

So yes, the season is already upon us crafters and the dreaded C word has been uttered in several quarters already! For my first festive card(s) I used a snowflake die set, as nothing says winter like snowflakes. This is my inspiration make for Crafts U Love who have received lots of new supplies for the Christmas season.

To give my snowflakes a fuller look I wanted to layer up 2 die-cuts and used the reverse of the Silver Poinsettia paper (Kaisercraft).

 I took 2 square pieces of
cardstock and die cut 2 Snowflake Lattices from the Silver Poinsettia paper (I'm using the reverse)
I then cut each die-cut in half diagonally.

I then glued 2 triangles on top of each other as above

I cut triangles from the Carols paper, using the reverse side to mat the lattices.  

I cut a larger square mat from the Carols paper and glued in place on my card base.

For embellishment I created a Poinsettia by stamping, fussy cutting and layering a few blooms with the John Next Door Poinsettia set. Don't panic… if you don't like fussy cutting there is a matching die that will cut the stamped blooms in one pass.

I added small adhesive stones at the center of all the snowflakes for a bit of pizzaz and a sentiment from the Poinsettia stamp set to finish.

This is an easy design to make in batch and can be varied. For this one I have an optional feature of a pocket, which you can use for a gift card, money or other embellishments (think tags etc..).

For this card above, as I didn't need the pocket, I moved the sentiment more centrally.

John Next Door Christmas Die Set - Lattice
Kaisercraft Christmas Jewel Specialty 12" x 12" Paper - Silver Poinsettia
Kaisercraft Christmas Jewel Specialty 12" x 12" Paper - Carols
John Next Door Clear Stamp Set - Poinsettia
Creative Expressions White A4 Vellum
Papermania 2mm Adhesive Stones - Silver

I'm quite looking forward to use the Lattice on more makes and think glitter paste or loose glitter would look lovely… Should you purchase any of the products I have used on this card, select   'Design Team'  in the 'where have you seen us' drop down so we know we have inspired you!

Thanks for coming by,


  1. A very stylish card, I love the layers of snowflakes, a pocket is always a great addition for gift cards and treasures. Have a lovely weekend xx

  2. Oh yes it is Christine and you just wait until next year when you are on TV samples, you will find it kicks off in May/June!! ice design to todays card and pleasing colour palette.

    B x

  3. This is a very beautiful card with lots of ideas to inspire everyone. It has inspired me to make a Christmas card today.

    Thank you for commenting at Jumbled Crafts

    Love Chrissie xx

  4. That intricate die is so pretty - I love the diagonal cut-away, and the snowflakes look gorgeous against the rich purple. Congrats on getting going with the C-cards.
    Alison x

  5. Another stunning make with the snowflake die but this one looked a little easier - lol

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x