Merry Snowflakes – Project 5

Happy Stampin’ Friday!

Today is the beginning of birthday weekend for my husband. We have my mother-in-law in house to help celebrate. We will begin by taking the birthday boy to the World Largest Corn Maze located in northern IL. We go almost every year and have a lot of fun. You can check out our adventure on my Facebook page!


September Special

September Special: Buy the Merry Snowflakes Bundle* (page 13 in the July-December Mini Catalog) and receive a roll of the White 3/8″ Glittered Organdy Ribbon FREE! (While Supplies Last)

*Orders must be placed via email and not through the online store.


The Project

Today’s card features a basket weave spine from one of my fellow demonstrators, Kelly Acheson.

Level – Avid (Advance)

Supply List

  • Stamp Sets
    • Merry Snowflakes
  • Dies/Embossing Folders
    • Stitched Snowflakes Dies
    • Stitched So Sweetly Dies
  • Cardstock/DSP
    • Smoky Slate
      • Card Base measures 5-1/2″x8-1/2″, scored and folded at 4-1/4″
    • Basic Gray
      • Card front mat measures 5-1/4″x3-1/4″
      • Scraps for snowflakes
    • Balmy Blue
      • Card front measures 5-1/8″x3-1/8″
    • Misty Moonlight
      • Scrap for snowflakes
    • Night of Navy
      • Scrap for snowflakes
    • Basic White
      • Inside panel measures 5-1/4″x3-1/8″
  • Stamp Pads
    • Balmy Blue
    • Tuxedo Black
    • White Craft Stampin’ Ink
  • Stampin’ Blends/Markers
    • Wink of Stella
    • Shimmery Crystal Effects lacquer
  • Embellishments
    • Rhinestone Basic Jewels
  • Adhesive
    • Stampin’ Seal
    • Multipurpose Liquid Glue
  • Tools
    • Bone Folder
    • Blending Brush
    • Clear (Acrylic) Blocks D
    • Take Your Pick Tool
    • Paper Snips Scissors

Instructions

Begin by folding your card base at 4-1/2″ and burnishing it with a bone folder for a nice, crisp fold.

Next, download and print the Basket Weave Template by Kelly Acheson. Then cut out one of the patterns and line up against the spine of the card.

I attach the pattern to my card using removable adhesive to help keep it in place as I cut.

Cut lines on the pattern using snips. Note that every other line is shorter.

This is how it should look after cutting.

Open the card and carefully snip the bottom arrow as shown below. Set aside and save for later.

Starting with the next arrow up from the bottom, fold and tuck into the bottom triangle that is left from cut.

Continue folding down the arrows until you reach the top of the card.

Find the arrow that I had you save from earlier that you cut from the bottom and add a bit of glue to the bottom edges.

Adhere this to the top of the weave and tuck under the top point to finish off the weave.

As a personal preference, I trimmed some of the points on the inside of my card. You do not have to. You may not even have these little overhangs because you are awesome! Me, I have overhang and this is how I fix it.

Here is the weave once it is done and you fold the card closed. My weave is not perfect, but I’m OK with that 🙂

Next, take your Balmy Blue piece and adhere it to the Basic Gray piece. Finally, adhere the two layers to the card front.

Now, take the Basic White inside panel and adhere it to the inside of the card.

Using your die cut machine, cut out several snowflakes in Smoky Slate, Night of Navy, and Misty Moonlight.

Add glitter sparkle to some of the die cuts using a Wink of Stella pen.

To a couple of the snowflakes, add Shimmery Crystal Effects and set aside to let dry. Notice that I use a silicone mat when doing this. It helps to keep my workspace clean and I can move it aside with the die cuts on it to dry. The Shimmery Crystal Effects give the snowflakes a wet and shiny look.

On the Night of Navy and Misty Moonlight snowflakes, I used a Blending Brush to add some white craft ink as a little highlight to the points of the snowflakes.

Next, I glued a smaller snowflake to the middle of a larger one using liquid glue.

On a scrap of white cardstock, stamp the sentiment in Balmy Blue, then cut out with a frame from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies set.

Adhere to the card front. I liked mine at an angle.

Now add snowflakes to the card front.

Embellish with rhinestones using your Take Your Pick Tool.

For extra help on the Basket Weave, click HERE for Kelly Acheson’s video.


The Final Project



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