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Thu 20

Merry Christmas with Celeste & Gloriette Snowflakes
by Angie Cimbalo

Card 1 a

Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today with some holiday card inspiration for you!

Today I am featuring several new dies from the newest release:

Celeste Snowflake
Gloriette Snoflake Collage
Merry Christmas Curled Script

The snowflake dies come with two dies, one that cuts the pattern and an outline die if you want to have the snowflake with a wider edge around it. For my cards I only used the inside dies, not the outline dies.

I also used Vintage Pastel Mirror Pad for the silver parts and gems from both the Christmas Jewels and Christmas Crystals sets.

Here's a closer look at my first card:

Card 1 b'

I love it when the light catches those lovely red gems! Here's how I made my card:
First I cut the two snowflakes out of the bottom of an A2 card panel. Be sure to save the extra wide pieces around the edge that fall out!

As you can see in the picture below, I added the white cut panel to a black one but needed to find the extra white pieces to add in the black spaces around the edges.


Once I have them all added I die cut both snowflakes out of silver mirror card stock and inserted them into the openings on the white panel. I went back and added the white pieces around the edge to give it a more finished look. I cut the white/black panel down by 3/4" and then added it to an A2 black panel before adding that to my card base. I put the white panel in the bottom left corner, leaving a black edge on the top and on the right.

Next I added the die cut sentiment and some red gems. Here's a final look at my first card:

Card 1 c

I was having so much fun I decided to go ahead and make a second card with the same supplies.

Here's a look at my second card:

Card 2 a

I made it much in the same way except I started with an A2 black panel cut on the diagonal from bottom left to top right. I added that black panel to a white card base. Next, I cut the two silver mirror snowflakes and added them to the black panel with part of them hanging over into the white part of the card. The top snowflake cuts a star from the center, so I used both stars I had cut to embellish my card along with some silver jewels from the same Christmas Jewels pack.

Here's a closer look:

Card 2 b

Lastly I cut the same sentiment word die and added it to the bottom of the card. Often when you have delicate dies like the sentiment - the letters are very thin, or the many details in the snowflakes, I find it hard to get the die cut out of the die. But the Memory Box dies cut so well and thoroughly that they fall right out. I will tell you to help with this, I turn my whole sandwich upside down before I send it through the die cutting machine and that ensures I will get a die cut that's easy to get out of the die!

Here's one last look at card #2:

Card 2 c

And here's a look at both cards, side by side:

Both cards

I hope you like my cards for today. The new dies from the latest Memory Box collection are beautiful and there are a lot of them to choose from! The make the most elegant cards with very little effort. So if you are in the market for a quick way to make your holiday cards this year, check out the whole release HERE!  If you want direct links to the products I used, head to my blog HERE!
And be sure to stop by the Memory Box blog often for inspiration from the design team!

Thanks so much for stopping by!








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