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New Piccolo Snowflakes from the Holiday 2017 Collection
by Jean Okimoto



The new Piccolo Snowflakes set is featured here, with the new Snowflake Wire,  in our  Blog Blitz today!  They're just two of the many fabulous new designs from our Holiday 2017 Collection of dies and stamps.  The Design Team can't wait to share holiday inspiration with you - and provide a chance to win some great products!   Hello, Jean Okimoto here, with a beautiful snowflake set that's about to become a new favorite...


Press broken china, faded jeans, cracked pistachio and wilted violet Distress Oxides onto a large acrylic block.  Position the 1-3/4" x 3" Rectangle Basics die and cut three sides of Shizen Design Deckled Watercolor Paper.  Paint the watercolor paper with slightly diluted, overlapping layers of ink.  Heat-set the ink.  Love how the inks mix and mingle and cover the little lumps and bumps of this great paper!

Cut Piccolo Snowflakes and Heart Wire from silver glittered cardstock.  Here's a tip - rub a wad of scrunched wax paper briskly over the delicate dies to make it easier to remove the diecuts.  

Attach the diecuts to a 5-1/2" square white card.  Add violet gem stickers.


There's also a coordinating set of Stitched Piccolo Snowflakes to mix and match on your holiday projects.  Snowflake Wire - like the Heart Wire - can be used in so many ways too.  Combine these great designs and make your cards stand out in any crowd!

Want a chance to win the Piccolo Snowflakes?  Just add your comment to this post and you'll be entered to win our random selection drawing.  The entry deadline is 11:59 PM EST on Sunday, July 23rd.  

If you're in the Seattle area - join us for Impress' first holiday class of the year.  The New Memory Box Christmas Collection Cards (whew!) class starts at 11:00 on Saturday.  Make 6 holiday cards with the latest - and greatest - from Memory Box, Open Studio and Poppystamps.  It's followed by the Outside the Box class at 2:00 - we're making 6 cards inspired by my designs on our blog - with a few tweaks, and lots of techniques. Shop their great selection of Memory Box products - including the new notecard colors - and enjoy a 10% discount on your purchases... see you!

Thanks for stopping by - be sure to add your comments to all of the Design Team posts during our Blitz for a chance to win products from our Holiday 2017 Collection...





love this new Memory Box Piccolo snowflake die..Memory Box never disappoints , great new release...Fabulous card Jean! thanks for sharing.

What a beautiful snowflake collection. Your card is absolutely gorgeous.

Hello Jean, your card is a work of art! I love the pop of color with the oxide inks and the snowflakes are so delicately elegant. Awesome job! I wish I lived closer to Seattle to join in the fun, however you have inspired me to get started on my holiday cards.

Beautiful card design! These snowflakes are so delicate & elegant. Love them.

Love how you've paired up these two dies for this card, Jean... and I love how the Piccolo die set can be left oh so simple or layered up 'til my heart's content.
Great design as always... 🙂

Lovely card! I love the color combo of the background and the silver snowflakes! The Snowflake Wire and Piccolo Snowflakes are beautiful dies! Love how delicate they are!

Hi Jean love your CAS cards and love these wire style dies too they are always such fun, fab dies ,fab card and thank you for sharing.

Love the inky mess in the Bg to show the delicate wire style die and Piccolo die in silver!

Awesome snowflakes and love your beautiful cards ! The watercolor swatch is a great idea ! Thanks for sharing 1

Love the pop of color and the snowflakes are beautiful.

Wow, simply beautiful. Love that little pop of colour. Hugz

Love how delicate these snowflakes are and how versatile the snowflake wire is that Jean paired with them. Lovely card.

This die is awesome and so is your card design! Love, love!

Very very nice!

Love these snowflakes and the rectangle of color with the distress oxide inks.

The snowflakes could not get any cuter! Combining those with the snowflake and heart wire- FABULOUS!

Fabulous card! Such beautiful colors and those snowflakes are super elegant! So pretty!

These snowflakes are so delicate and dainty, they are absolutely gorgeous! As ever Jean, I just love your clean and simple design and those wonderful rich jewel colors.

Really Pretty!!!

Love the new snowflake dies.

Snowflakes are a wonderful winter icon. These, along with the wire, are just ideal.

Can't wait to play with the Snowflakes on a Wire!!

Simply gorgeous card, Jean. Love your color combos and the snowflakes die is amazing!

Beautiful card. How did you attach the snowflake wire? Love your watercolor using the 4 Distress Ink Oxide.

Oh Jean, this is a little gem. Oh my goodness your card is awesome! So beautiful!

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