Tuesday, 3 January 2012


Years ago when I first started cardmaking, I bought a load (and I mean a load!) of narrow envelopes suitable to house cards made by folding a piece of A5 card lengthwise. I decided that I should try and use some of the envelopes, hence these cards. They are simply stamped with an Inkadinkado snowflakes stamp, using the same stamp twice, just turning it the other way the second time - I'm pleased with the way these turned out - they are all first attempts - would have been easier with a clear stamp to see exactly where I was placing it the second time. The stamp was inked with versamark and heat embossed with detail silver. Just the addition of the greetings (half of a Papermania Season's Greetings stamp) and the cards were done.

I think I'll make more of these - perhaps using a dark background of black of navy blue.

When I had my sales for Tearfund in the autumn, I lacked the usual number of packs of cards that I make, somehow I just didn't do so many, so this year I'm going to try and get ahead by making some packs of 5 as well as making the individual square cards.

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I'm linking these for:

Less is more 47: just one word
Mark's finest papers speedy the cat 88: use a snowflake
Crimbo crackers 5: snowflakes
Wee memories 81: new - this is a new stamp, not been used before

There is celebration candy over on my CHNC blog
You've got to be in it to win it, so why not hop on over there and get linking?!


  1. Oh! I like these. Love the silver on white, its very effective. Love the loooonnnnng card too.
    Love Sheila x

  2. This is a stunning snowflake, winter design!!! Looks great embossed with the silver...and the LONG look is wonderful!!! GOOD way to use those envelopes!!! Thanks for joining us at Speedy's Challenge!!! Can hardly wait to see what you come up with for next week with the LONG envelope! :-)

  3. These look fabulous Hazel, you could always do your stamp positioning using a Stampajig or a bunch of Lego and an acetate sheet as I do!
    Thanks so much and a very Happy New Year to you and yours.
    "Less is More"

  4. Lovely set of cards :O) Viv xx

  5. These are stunning! Thanks for playing with us at wee memories!

  6. Oh, that swirl is fantastic and I LOVE the silver on white--embossing is always beautiful for holiday cards. :) Wonderful!!!

  7. beautiful card - som simple and yet so effective - love silver on white

  8. So simple and yet so elegant. Thanks for joining Speedy the Cats Friends.

  9. I love this shape of card and they certainly look great with this snowflake. Happy new year to you Hazel!

  10. The silver on white is just stunning! Love CAS cards like this! Thanks for playing along with Wee Memories!

  11. Wonderful cards - love the stamp!! Thank you for joining in at Crimbo Crackers – hope you can join me again for the next challenge! Crimbo Crackers


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