Sunday, January 8, 2017

Savvy 7 ~ January Blog Hop ~ Snowflakes

I'm super excited to be a part of this amazingly creative group of paper crafting artists for a monthly blog hop. What a great way to start off this new year?!? We are... 

 the Savvy 7

 Don't you just love that!!

Our first theme is Snowflakes... now, I know some of you are cringing, maybe even wailing, "No more Christmas cards!!" Well, this isn't a Christmas card. It's a wintry, snowflake Thank You card. It could be used for thanking your loved ones for a sweet Christmas gift, or for a lovely visit over the holidays. 

Now for the details... I started by heat embossing these beautiful snowflakes from Unity's Magical {Bliss and Wonder} kit using Versamark ink and Clear embossing powder on a piece of white card stock. Then I grabbed a few distress inks and started blending. I added the lacy background stamp, also from the Magical kit, and a sentiment from Stampin' Up!'s One Big Meaning set using Early Espresso ink. It needed something else... so, I grabbed some antique brass brads. I layered this on a piece of Early Espresso card stock and popped the whole panel up using stampin' dimensionals on a white card base.

Now when I had finished up the card, I just happened to look over on my desk and see this bookmark already cut out in white card stock and thought... hmmmm... wouldn't this be a fun idea for a bookmark!! I absolutely love it!! I did the same heat embossing and blending with distress inks. The only difference was the sentiment... I used the letters from Stampin' Up!'s Labeler Alphabet to spell out Winter in white craft ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder and then I stamped over those letters with the little block in the set using Early Espresso ink.

Here's another view of the bookmark... you can see the lovely satin ribbon tied off with some white twine. Isn't it beautiful!? I love it!

Here is a picture of my first two projects for our first Savvy 7 Blog Hop! I really hope that you liked them!

Here are the products I used for this card:
Stamps: Magical {Bliss and Wonder} (Unity), One Big Meaning, Labeler Alphabet (SU!)
Card Stock: White (PTI), Early Espresso,(SU!)
Inks: Early Espresso, White Craft, Versamark (SU!)
Tools: heat tool (SU!), Basic Bookmark 3 die (PTI)
Miscellaneous: Hero Arts Ultra Fine Clear EP (SSS), antique brads (retired SU!)

Thanks for stopping by!

See ya next time.
~ Crystal


  1. These are gorgeous Crystal! :) Love the your project look both sophisticated and fun!

  2. Sigh... oh you get me with the Unity EVERY. TIME! Love it!

    1. Haha! You know you need them all! Thank you! :)

  3. I can almost feel the snow falling. BEAUTIFUL

  4. Any time you feel bad for me, you can send me your lovely creations

  5. So beautiful Crystal! I love that adorable little book mark.

  6. Crystal, lovely bookmark and card! Those snowflakes really pop against the dark cardstock. Dawn

    1. Thank you so much, Dawn! They really do... even more so in real life. :)

  7. Beautiful job Crystal! I love the stitched edge book mark!

  8. Beautifully done how the snow flakes pop! ~ Wynne

  9. These are beautiful Crystal!! Love the dreamy background, really makes the snowflakes stand out! Jeanne