Floating Snowflake Christmas Card

I hardly ever enter contests, but I actually entered one this week! Consumer Crafts is hosting a hand made card contest, and I thought I’d throw my name in the hat. So many of the entries have been amazingly stunning,  and I don’t count mine as amazingly stunning, but I did try a few new card making techniques for the first time. This Floating Snowflake Christmas Card has a glittery snowflake that appears to float in the center of the card. I’m sharing how I made it today! I did use my Cricut machine  (aff link) to create the snowflakes and card. If you do not have a die cutting machine, the card could probably still be made but the snowflake and card would have to be hand cut.

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Supplies:

  • Scissors
  • White card stock
  • Glitter Blue card stock
  • Decorative washi tape
  • A paper clip
  • Wire cutters
  • Tape
  • Glue
  • Cricut machine (aff link) and Winter Woodland Cartridge

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Begin by cutting a snowflake card from the white card stock with the settings on 5 inches.

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Cut 2 snowflakes of your choice at 4 inches.

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Unfold the paperclip, and cut it in half with the wire cutters.

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Glue the 2 snowflakes together, inserting one piece of paper clip at opposite ends of the snowflake. “Catch” the snowflake in the glue, if possible. My regular glue did not want to secure the paper clips enough so I did wind of applying hot glue to hold them.

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Snip the snowflake from the white card stock card so that there is only a circle left.

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Use the wire cutters to clip the excess ends from the paper clips. The snowflake should sit in the card circle with the paper clips on the inside without the paper clip ends extending above the top and bottom of the card.

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Use tape to secure the paper clip wire pieces to the inside of the card.

Cut an identical card from white card stock. Snip the snowflake from the inside of this card, as well.

Glue the second card to the inside of the first card, covering the paper clip pieces.

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Let the glue dry completely. Add washi tape as an embellishment. Fold the card and send!

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