Saturday 14 November 2020

Snowflake Window


For Day 11 at Beccy's Place Month Long Holiday Cards Challenge the prompt is to try something new whether that be a new technique, a new fold, a new product.

I have done a two-fer with this as I have tried a new fold and not one, but 2 new products.

I don't know what they call this type of fold. I saw something similar but I don't think it had as many folds as this and I kind of made it up as I went along.

I used an A5 sheet of blue card with a metallic sheen on it. I cut the large Frosted Window Snowflake aperture. This gave me 9mm each side to stick the concertina edge to it.

I started by making a template with a scrap piece of paper and the number of folds made it a little wider than a standard sheet of card. Fortunately I was able to use a larger piece but I suppose I could have reduced the number of folds to make it fit an A4 sheet. I wanted to have enough of a gap from front to back to make sure it stood up without falling over.

The back of the card has a lovely swirly vellum from the Glittering Snowflakes vellum pad.

Using some silver glitter paper I cut a border with the Joyful Snowflakes die. It is so pretty and swirly and was a birthday present from my sister 💝

Before I assembled the front panel I used the Snowfall stencil to add some Glitter snow embossing paste to the blue. When this was dry I used some red line double sided tape to add it to the accordion folds. It is really sturdy and holds its shape well. I cannot stand to use poor quality or flimsy cardstock. You can see the dimension in the side view photo below.

Gaps in the embossing have been filled with some glitter gem stickers from The Works.

Finally I added some assorted gems in shades of blue to the larger snowflakes.

This has left me with a large blue snowflake to use on a future card too  

Card Details -

Size – A5
Embellishments – Aleene’s Glitter Snow 3d Embossing Paste, Glitter Snowflake stickers (The Works) Assorted gems

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges (in Alphabetical Order)


  1. WOW! Just gorgeous Mancy! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    Please stop in for a visit!

  2. Such a pretty card. I love the depth of the card. It really made the sentiment pop. Thanks for playing along with us at PIP Challenges.

  3. Fabulous project! I just love the snowflakes! Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. I hope join us again real soon!
    Hugs, Joy
    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Owner and Coordinator

  4. Wow. This is great Mandy. Might be a good one for Beccy to add to her card tutorials as I'm fairly certain she doesn't have anything like this there.

    1. I'm back with my DT hat on. Thank you for entering the Glitter Challenge at CHNC.

  5. Wow Mandy. you never cease to amaze mw with your creations. You are so talented!

  6. This is beautiful Mandy, what a great fold! I love how much dimension the concertina sides have given you. The snowflakes are gorgeous and the little blue rhinestones just make them pop even more... love that sparkle and shine!

  7. Wow! This is stunning and creative! Thanks for playing along with us at PIP Challenges!

  8. Oh my goodness, this is gorgeous Mandy! Love it so much!

    Thank you for joining our challenge this week over at Creative Knockouts!

  9. I love the snowflake peek-a-boo window. This card lends itself beautifully to your non-traditional Christmas colors. Thanks so much for joining us at Little Red Wagon Challenge this week!

  10. Thank you for entering our embossing, wet or dry challenge atThe sisterhood of crafters this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Cheers, aNNie DT Member{My Blog}


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