Stampin’ Up!® has had a lot of gorgeous snowflake stamps over the years, and I’ve bought a lot of them. The ones I had all retired, and I sold most of them, so when I saw the Beautiful Blizzard Stamp Set with the Blizzard Thinlits Dies in the 2018 Holiday Catalog, I had to buy the bundle. Of course, you know that when you purchase a Stampin’ Up!® bundle, you save 10%.
For this card, I used only the Beautiful Blizzard Stamp Set. It did such a wonderful job, I didn’t need to use any die-cuts.
I decided to use Blueberry Bushel, Balmy Blue, and Whisper White for my color palette, with a little Smoky Slate thrown in for fun. Those colors seemed to suggest “blizzard” to me.
First, cut a piece of Balmy Blue Cardstock at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. After scoring the long side at 4-1/4″ to create a 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ card base, cut 3-1/4″ off the front flap. (Save this piece; you’ll add it back in later.)
On the short front flap, stamp the snowflakes randomly in Balmy Blue Classic Ink. Wrap a piece of Silver Mini Sequin Trim around a 1″ x 4-1/4″ piece of Blueberry Bushel Cardstock, then adhere to the front flap of the card.
Cut a 3″ x 4″ piece of Whisper White Cardstock. Stamp the background splatter two times in Balmy Blue, Then stamp the snowflakes several times in Blueberry Bushel. Add a couple wind images in Smoky Slate, then adhere to the Balmy Blue Cardstock you cut off the front flap. Adhere to the front of the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Stamp the sentiment in Blueberry Bushel Classic Ink. Punch with the Everyday Label Punch and adhere to the front of the card.
I don’t always show the inside of the cards I make, but I always try to stamp something to add a little more interest.
I stamped the sentiment on Whisper White Cardstock using Blueberry Bushel Classic Ink. Then I stamped a few more snowflakes in Balmy Blue. It’s all covered up with the extra flap on the front, so it remains a little surprise until the card is opened.
This is a perfect card to send to a friend this winter. I’m at the age where a lot of my contemporaries are Snowbirds, heading to Florida at the first sign of chilly weather. This could be a fun card to send to one of my friends to remind them of what they’re missing back here. Even though Virginia is technically in the South, it hasn’t felt like it much this summer. We had a really rainy and chilly spring and summer (I know; you’re tired of hearing me whine about this.) According to the weather experts and the woolly bear caterpillars, that means we’re having a very snowy winter – which doesn’t bode well for drivers around here. We’re not used to a lot of snow. I may be hibernating until spring!
By the way – here’s the link to the Never Ending Card from yesterday. If you make one, please post a link to it in the comments so we can enjoy it!
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!