I don’t normally make bulk cards, but I really needed to make several thank you cards to send some post-Christmas appreciation notes. I decided to make some fun spinner snowflake cards that I could make en mass and still have the recipients feel like they received a card made with love.
I started with some pearl finish silver Core’dinations card bases and cut 4 plain white card fronts from a single sheet of 8.5″ x 11″ card stock. I used my MISTI Stamp Tool to stamp out a beautiful script “thank you” from Studio Katia with black VersaFine Ink in the lower left of each card front. Then to add a little interest to the card fronts, I used two of the border dies from the Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Borders 2 Die Set and cut away a bit from the left and right sides. This would not only add fun borders to the card fronts themselves, but would also add some depth by revealing the underlying card base color on either side. Then I looked through a variety of Diemond Dies nesting die sets (the video shares a bunch of dies that could work for this) and picked the Die-Normous Stack-Ems Nesting Circle Die Set and the Heart Nesting Die Set to cut out some windows in the upper 2/3 of each card front. I also positioned the card fronts on the card bases and re-aligned the dies to cut the same windows on the card base fronts.
Before assembling the cards together, I took the Diemond Dies Winter Snowflakes Die Set, the Snowflakes #1 Die and the Icy Snowflakes Die and cut out front and backs of each spinning snowflake. Because the dies are not perfectly symmetrical, I show in the video how to cut front and backs from patterned (or in my case, glittered) card stock so that the spinners would be perfectly aligned and not show any white edges.
I sandwiched some thin Gold DMC Metallic Embroidery Thread between each snowflake front and back and glued everything together, and attached the thread ends to the top and bottom of the die cut windows on the back side of the card fronts with strong invisible tape. Then it was just a matter of gluing the card fronts to the card base fronts. To add a little extra fun and sparkle, I die cut some extra snowflakes out of scrap white card stock, card base scraps, and glittered card stock to decorate the card fronts a bit more. Add a smattering of gold or silver Stickles dots, and voila! Quick and fun bulk thank you cards are done!
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The following is a start to finish process video on how to make these cards:
These cards are being entered into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Anything Goes Challenge
Through the Craft Room Door Anything Goes Challenge
Not Just Cards Anything Goes Challenge
Creatalicious Anything Goes Challenge with Optional New Years
613 Avenue Create Anything Goes with Optional Holiday Happiness – WINNER