Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Snowflake Legend, Stamp Simply Ribbon Store Style!

Hello!  Happy Tuesday!  Today I have two embellished snowflakes to share!  Years ago I used this Snowflake Legend on smaller snowflakes and I loved them. You can find that post HERE.  Then last year I embellished this snowflake HERE.  Recipients seemed to enjoy them too! Here in West Michigan, it definitely is still winter with snow on the ground! I always leave any snow related decor up until March!  And since I'm leaving "The Tree" up year round, this is a perfect time to embellish with snowflakes, no?  One of my after holiday sale finds this year was this beauty purchased at Hobby Lobby!  It spans ten inches and packs sparkle!  I'm thinking you still might be able to find snowflakes at Michaels or Hobby Lobby and now cheaper than half off too!    

The Snowflake Legend (entire legend is located at the end of this post) is computer generated and cut using a Spellbinder Classic Oval Die.  The tag bases are from a pack of Melissa Frances Tags!  They are beautiful, simple to use, and what a great buy with eight of each size included in the set.  The Floppy Pink Blossom turned butterfly is also a Melissa Frances product.  The blossoms are sewn onto netting.  You may want to use more that one if that's the look you're going for.  For this embellishment, I really wanted just a small piece of the trim, so I clipped one of the blossoms leaving the netting and sewing intact.  As I was playing with them, as they are so soft and wonderful, what did my eye see?  A butterfly!  The blossoms are folded and laid flat to achieve this look.  Score! More ways to use trims and supplies is a plus in my book! Seam Binding, snowflakes, and 120 long Pearlized Pins as antennae complete the butterfly look!  The smaller tag sports cotton 5/8" Cotton Lace which is around the Spellbinders Oval Die cut along with more Seam Binding and 1/8" Velvet Ribbon

This snowflake spans about five inches and is sparkly too! To this Melissa Frances tag base, I used 1/8" Velvet Ribbon, Seam binding, Silk ribbon along with another Melissa Frances Floppy Blossom Pink Trim butterfly!  Here I used the Velvet Ribbon as antennae. Kaisercraft adhesive pearls are used on both tag embellishments. Metallic Silver String is also used on both snowflake embellishments.  

A closer view of this Tag shows the shading of Tim Holtz Tattered Roses Distress Ink.  The White Loop trim on the tag left side adds a super base for the Velvet Ribbon.  All ribbons, trims and die cuts are adhered using Scor Tape and Therm O Web 3D Foam Squares.  I cannot wait to place these on "The Tree" and watch how the lights will dance and sparkle!  Tune in on Thursday to see pictures of "The Tree" with these lovely snowflake legend ornaments!  

All bold text and colored wording are products found at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.  Click on the words and you will be linked directly to each item!  Thanks so much for stopping by!  I will see you Thursday!

Snowflake Legend
Long, long ago, a shining 
star led the way to a 
CHILD born in a manger.
It is believed that 
SNOWFLAKES are little
pieces of that gleaming star
that guides us to the light
of the world, our Lord,
Jesus Christ.

(I do no not know who originally authored this saying.  
I found it years ago in an Oriental Trading catalog and 
adapted it for a Sunday school project)


Sharon Johnson said...

What a wonderful project, Barb! These colors are just gorgeous together!

Laura Kirste Campbell said...

Adorable, love your color choices...and anytime a project points to Jesus!