Send Warm Wishes This Year With This DIY Snowflake Card

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Hey everyone, it's Hilary here today with a vintage inspired Warm Wishes card for you made with the new Snowflakes, Gatefold Card by Lori Whitlock.  Now I knew I would love this set before I even got it, because I am a lover of all things winter and snow.  Living in Florida, I have to travel to see snow, and it's the highlight of my year, every year, and one day soon, I'm going to live up north and have it all winter long.

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I'm honestly not sure, how much more beautiful this card can be even as it's closed, but I assure you, once it's opened, it's just magical inside.  This was by far, one of my most favorite cards to make, and I will be getting tremendous use out of this Thinlits set.  The gated card is held closed by ribbon, and a couple of eyelets set on each side to prevent the card from tearing.

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And once opened, it's winter wonderland continues with layered snowflakes made from vellum, patterned paper and glittered cardstock.

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I also used another snowflake set to enhance the dies that accompany this set.  I used the Paper Snowflakes thinlits set by Tim Holtz to add an extra large vellum snowflake for more texture.  I also included a few small wooden snowflakes and I think they are the perfect touch to my vintage card.  Let me show you how I created it.

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First you will need to die cut the base layer.  To do this and for all the die cutting in my tutorial, you will use this cutting sandwich.  Lay the magnetic platform down on your Sizzix Big Shot. Then lay a cutting pad on top.  Lay a piece of patterned paper down, followed by the thinlits you are using, (making sure they are cutting side down).  Finally lay another cutting pad on top and run this sandwich through your Big Shot.  I cut two pieces for my card.

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Next, die cut the remaining pieces, snowflakes and sentiments from glittered cardstock, vellum and patterned paper and set all your pieces aside.  At this time, I trimmed the two side pieces from the main card, as shown above.

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Adhere the middle panel to the center of the card.  Fold at the scored lines using a bone folder.

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Next, using a wet glue, glue the center of the side panels and adhere them to the base card.  You don't need to do this, but I wanted a little sturdier of a card, and different patterns as well.

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After adhering the sides, I then machine stitched all the way around to add a more handmade touch.

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Then it's time to decorate and embellish the inside of your card.  This was actually a second card that I made, but I used a nice big die cut for the center, and embellished around it with all my snowflakes.

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Finally on the outside of the card, I glued two snowflakes that matched the pattern on the "gates" to give it a pop, then added eyelets to secure where the ribbon will be fed through .

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And you are finished!  A beautiful vintage winter card that will certainly delight your recipients.  I love this thinlits set and hope I've inspired you to make a few for yourself.

Have a wonderful week everyone!

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Other Materials Used:

  • Patterned paper, I used Bo Bunny (Whiteout)
  • Glittered cardstock
  • Vellum
  • Wooden snowflake embellishements
  • Buttons
  • Twine
  • Eyelets
  • Ribbon

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