Welcome! It's Day Two of Visions of Sugarplums. We have quite a few treats scheduled for you. Hope you got to see all the posts yesterday!
I'm sharing snowflakes today. This first ornament uses book pages and I can't tell you how hard it was for me to tear out a page from a book the first time I did it! I LOVE books and it just seems so wrong to tear one up. It made it a little easier that someone gave me some pages that were already loose for the first project I did a couple of years ago. Now, I tend to keep books that I didn't enjoy very much and don't seem to feel quite so bad about those!
To make this pretty snowflake, you'll need 16 strips 1 1/8" x 5 1/2", then die cut one edge on each one. Fold 8 in half with a crease and staple open end. Make a loop with the other 8 and staple the open end. Hot glue the pieces to a piece of cardstock.
Then you can age and add glitter to the edge. I added a snowflake purchased from Michaels (and glittered gold), a scallop red circle and a vintage image in the middle. Hot glue seems to work best for adding the gold snowflake to the book page snowflake.
Or you can create a pretty snowflake without the book page part.
These snowflakes come white and they take glitter pretty well. I like to let a little of the white show through. It seems to add some depth to the snowflake.
If you would like a copy of my snowflake middles you can click and save the image below.
How about a couple of very simple projects using snowflakes? This tag is oh, so easy, but cool, too!
Love the contrast of the felt and the green gem. I die cut two tags and glued a piece of felt between. Clean and simple (which is actually a little hard for me to do)!
What do you think about these snowflake clothespins? They are stamped with Versamark Ink and heat embossed. Can't wait to add them to a project!
Today, Regina from The Cutting Cafe is giving away a wonderful collection from her store. Regina has so many digital files and templates to choose from and her creations are terrific! For every comment left here and on all of today's participating blogs you will get an entry to win the following treat boxes: Christmas tree, Peppermint Candy, Snowman and Present. On top of that, you get to select three other sets from the store! WOW and thank you, Regina! Be sure to visit her blog to see other goodies made with templates from her store.
Here is the snowman treat box I made from Regina's set:
And there is even more fun! Ira is posting today. Her creations are always a must see. I'm practically speechless when I see them! She sent me some preview pictures and let me tell you her candles are beautiful. Be sure to see them! Christina from I Gotta Create, is posting some cool napkin rings. Can't wait to see them! Mika has another Christmasy recipe to share and Jennifer has wonderful family tradition ideas. If you haven't seen my giveaway, check it out in the previous post. Here is today's addition to my giveaway:
This cling stamp set will be added to everything pictured yesterday! Remember, all you have to do is leave a comment here (and any comments on the participating blogs above count, too) for a chance to win one of two identical giveaways. So glad you stopped by today!