Thursday, November 10, 2011


I love the snow. I love snowflakes, and snowmen, and glistening white landscapes.  Of course, I don't have to live with the white stuff, so it's easy for me to love it. Several times per winter, our local mountains (about an hour's drive away) will get blanketed and it looks so pretty from down here. If I want to experience cold, frozen toes the beauty up close, all I have to do is hop in my car and go! Today I am feeling blessed to live in Paradise, where I can pick tomatoes from my garden all winter, and usually don't need more than a light sweater on really "cold" days (which means the temperature got all the way down to the 50s).
I found this Fancy Fold Star on a Norwegian blog, and adapted the size down to fit in a 6" x 6" envelope. The measurements needed tweaking to get the card to close properly. And yes, it is a card! Here is the inside:
Since I do live in Paradise, I went with the tropical/beachy colors of Baja Breeze and Island Indigo. They pair beautifully with the Silver Glimmer snowflake!

This would make a beautiful Star of David for a Hanukkah card, too, I think. Although, I think traditionally, a Menorah or dreidel is more common. (Yapha, can you help me out here?)

Edited to add: You can find my tutorial for the folded star/snowflake HERE!

Stamps: Serene Snowflakes, Four for Christmas
Cardstock: Whisper White, plus Island Indigo and Baja Breeze DSP, Silver Glimmer Paper
Ink: Not Quite Navy Classic
Accessories: Snowflake #2 Originals Die, Big Shot Die-Cut Machine, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Subtles Glimmer Brads, Brights Glimmer Brads


  1. what a fun fold! Bet these went over fabulously in a class! They look terrific! tfs

  2. Wow! Awesome card! You've outdone yourself, Cindy.

  3. This is SOOO cool! (No pun intended!) Are you willing to share the how to's? Would love to make a few of these!

  4. Amazing!! The first thing I saw when I looked at it was a Jewish Star. I NEED the instructions! Love your colors, love that sparkly snowflake!

  5. Love this card. Saw your pin, and pinned it myself. Looks great as a snowflake.

  6. Love this!! And I agree, this needs a tutorial!

  7. This is such a cute card!! I love the colors you chose too! Anyway I could get the directions or a tutorial? Let me know! Thanks!! :)

  8. WOW!! This is an awesome fold and card!! So sparkly!! I will be featuring this card on My Crafty Picks #42 with a link back to your blog on 11-13-11. Make sure to stop by to check out all the picks and to pick up your blog badge to display on your blog for being featured!!

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  9. let me know when you get the video tutorial up
    Debi Pippin


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