Friday, November 28, 2008

Snowflake Legend

Won't this snowflake look beautiful glistening among tree lights? It is textured plastic and quite thick, which makes it very sturdy. These snowflakes were found at my local Dollar Tree store, 6 in a pack for one dollar! Years ago I received a small snowflake with a similar legend written on the card. I don't know who wrote it, therefore cannot give appropriate credit but have seen a similar saying in the Oriental Trading catalog. I did adapt it somewhat to fit on the scallop punch I felt suitable for the snowflake. The silver hanging cords were already attached! I added ribbon and a snowflake bling from JoAnn's.
Here is a closeup of the legend tag. It is computer generated. I stamped a Flourishes snowflake stamp with Memento london fog for a light touch. For the snowflake centers and tag edging I used the stardust gelly roll pen. I also purchased a package of the blue snowflakes and applied the same tag and embellishments. This would make a perfect package tie on, easily writing the to and from on the backside of the tag. And for sure these would sparkle and glisten among tree lights. So much fun, easy, and affordable. These last three posts have been small gift items that are economical to make. Not only is it a goal to raise funds for the church youth group, but to make items that are affordable for others to purchase. A two fold mission. We have raised 300 dollars so far!
I have a few more items I made for the youth sale, and cannot wait to show you! They will be featured starting Monday as my friend, Sharon Johnson, Notimetostamp begins her Stamp Simply Celebration. Can you believe Sharon has reached 1,000,000 blog hits? This will not be your ordinary blog party, this 10 day celebration will include daily challenges, bloggers providing samples for each challenge, blog candy, and Christmas ideas galore! I am so blessed that Sharon has asked me to join in and help her celebrate this momentous accomplishment. Be sure to stop by each day to see what is happening starting this MONDAY, December 1. ! You are not going to want to miss this party!
Take good care! Thanks so much for stopping by, I pray you had a blessed thanksgiving with your families and surrounded by dear loved ones. I will be back tomorrow, I have been tagged and will share!

7 comments:

Linsey said...

Ok, you are awesome!!! I just bought, like 30 of these same snowflake ornaments and had not a clue as to what I would do with them! But look now!! I'm totally CASing this one, Barb and I have you to thank for it!! What a delightful way to make these snowflakes extra special! I LOVE it! Thanks so much for sharing, my friend! You are amazing!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

What an absolutely gorgeous snowflake and beautiful legend!!! Such a happy gift idea!!!

Donna said...

love the big snowflake! great idea

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Barb -- your snowflake ornament is just gorgeous -- SO pretty on the tree!!!

ann said...

Perfect - will be using as "gifts" for Christmas Dinner @ church - !!!!

Kristen said...

Thanks! I just used this for my preschool class. :)

Linda N said...

What a great idea and from the Dollar Store to boot. Tomorrow I'm going to see if I can find them. Thanks for sharing. Looking forward to Monday.