Snowflakes for {Cupcake Inspirations}

Hello friends!  Happy Monday!  Hope that you’ve had a wonderful weekend and are ready for Christmas to come!  This Friday will be Christmas Day and I’m happy to have everything finished and ready to deliver the cookies and presents to family and enjoy the time with my husband.  Hoping that next year will be looking much different too!  Are you ready for Christmas or just ready for the year to be finished? 😉

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Today is the start of a new challenge over at {Cupcake Inspirations} with the theme of “SNOWFLAKES“!  The only difference for this challenge is that it is only lasting for ONE week instead of the noraml 2 weeks.  Also, this will be my final post as a design team member for them as well.  I have really enjoyed being apart of this team as what’s better with crafting than with a cupcake inspired theme, right?!🧁😋  So I’m sure I’ll be inspired to play along with the challenges in the future as I have been!  Hope you’ve enjoyed my creations for this challenge.  Here is my “snowflake” cupcake inspired project for today:

I thought it would be appropriate to create a New Year’s themed card for this challenge as I don’t really need to make anymore Christmas cards, but sometimes I forget to send out a Christmas card to someone and don’t realize it until later, so that’s when a New Year’s card can come in handy! LOL!

I absolutely LOVE the fabulous slimline dies that Whimsy Stamps has!  Such a huge selection of them and I spotted this gorgeous Elegant Snowflakes and Border die and thought it would make some really incredible slimline style cards no matter what color scheme you have in mind!  I knew that I first wanted to try it out with some metallic mirror cardstock and I was also inspired by these gorgeous Gilded Holiday papers from Whimsy Stamps with the snowflakes in gold and black colors.  It looked elegant like the die, so I pulled out a strip to fit across the top, but because it’s 6 x 6, it didn’t fit, but I decided to piece the strip together anyway and I don’t really think you can tell that much until you look up closely to know that it’s there.

So I then layered the gold metallic die cut piece right underneath the strip that was attached to a 3.5 x 8.5 black cardstock layer.  There are also a couple of extra snowflake dies included with that border die, so I used them layered together (one in gold and another in black cardstock) on the right side of the slimline design.

To create the sentiment on the card, I used the Whimsy Stamps Happy Sayings Clear Stamp Set and gold heat embossed it along the bottom of the black card panel. I also took the Whimsy Stamps Happy Large Word die and die cut it out in black cardstock several times to layer together for thickness.  Before attaching it to the card, I used a gold ink pad and brushed around the edges with it as well as the entire black card front panel before attaching all together.  I then layered it over a white top folding slimline card base. 

Here’s a closer view of the gold metallic die along with the gold heat embossed sentiment as well as the gold inked edges around the design.  I’ve also decided to add some gold Drip Drops from Taylored Expressions in the center of some of the snowflakes as well as a couple of black sequins that I filled the centers with some gold Stickles with.

Of course I think it looks so much more elegant, shinny and sparkly in person as it’s hard to photograph and be able to capture all of the lighting that you see when you’re holding it in your hands!

Hopefully by sharing a few different angled photos, you’re able to see some of these details in this card design.

Please be sure to stop by the {Cupake Inspirations} Challenge blog and come join us with your “snowflake” creations this week and check out the inspiration from the design team whle you’re there!  REMEMBER:  You have only ONE WEEK to enter!  Can’t wait to see what you come up with!

Thanks for stopping by today and I’ll be seeing you soon with another post soon!

Challenges:

  1. A Bit More Time to Craft – #130 Anything Goes
  2. QKR Stampede – #410 Anything Goes
  3. Watercooler Wednesday – WWC302 Anything Goes
  4. Cute Card Thursday – Anything Goes
  5. Creative Knockouts – #381 Anything Goes
  6. Crafty Catz – #532 Anything Goes optional:  Anything New (new die!)
  7. Allsorts – Sparkle and Shine

28 thoughts on “Snowflakes for {Cupcake Inspirations}

  1. Wow this is stunning Vicki and so very classy x. That edge die looks amazing and the gold look so opulent x. Loving the gold drops too. A happy and celebratory New Year card…..Stunning x. Thank you for all your inspiration x.

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  2. An absolutely stunning card Vicki the black and gold are so elegant together, thank you for you support and inspirational posts

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  3. I think NY cards are going to be needed even more this year! Just love your dramatic design. Thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts.
    Merry Christmas

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  4. This is just gorgeous in the black and gold, and I love the slimline design. I just haven’t gotten on board with that style yet for some reason, but I do love this look! Wishing you and yours a blessed and peaceful Christmas season. We just lost my husband’s youngest sister on Saturday evening, so I’m one of those who is just ready for this year to be over. So many have lost so much this past year, all we can do is hope and pray for a better one in 2021! Enjoy your time with your husband and family and I bet those cookies are not only delicious but beautifully created too! Hugzzzzzz

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  5. Love the black and gold colours, super die and some lovely embellishments. Thank you for joining our ‘Sparkle and Shine’ challenge at Allsorts.

    Kath x

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  6. Oh so pretty – love the black/gold together and all the little details you have put on this card. I’m loving the slimline cards too – just haven’t made many. My cookies are all made as well as some poppy seed bread – I have some stashed in the freezer, if I leave them out we just eat them!!! Covid has really changed out Christmas plans this year, all I can say is we have a LOT of turkey to eat. LOL

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  7. Well…now you have me hungry for a cupcake! Not just any cupcake, a pretty snowflake cupcake! Beautiful card, dear friend! Such elegance in the black and gold combo. I have enjoyed your cupcake creations, and know the team will miss you! Good luck in your next endeavor, and thanks for the awesomely beautiful Christmas card!

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  8. Oh I can definitely see all the shiny goodness in this card. Its super elegant and I swear I’m going to try one of these slimline cards soon! Very pretty and eye-catching.

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  9. Such elegant and beautiful New Year cards! The shine front he told against the black looks amazing 😁. We are all ready for a Christmas here, I’ve been baking today – yay! I hope you are all ready for too! Wishing you a Merry Christmas filled with joy, peace and love! Hugs, Jo x

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  10. Just wanted to say that the links for your latest post showing all the cards you made as well as the Christmas cookies are not working – it keeps saying Oops! that page not available! I love each and every pretty card you created as well as those wonderful ornaments, but that cookie tray looks marvelous! You have spent your time well and I’ll have a snickerdoodle please! 🙂 Wishing you a very merry Christmas and do enjoy that long winter’s nap now – you’ve earned it 🙂 Hugs!

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    1. Whoops! So sorry about that Carol! Maybe try going to the homepage and click directily on the link from there? Not sure why it’s doing that, but thank you SO MUCH for your kind thoughts and support my friend! HUGS

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  11. What a beautiful and sophisticated card Vicki, love the black and gold. and the die. Thank you so much for joining us in our challenge at QKR Stampede this week. Good Luck and looking forward to seeing you again in our next challenge.
    Faith A DT

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  12. Oh wow! I love this card Vicki! Love the snowflakes and the slimline style!

    Thank you so much for joining us at Creative Knockouts last challenge of 2020! I hope you will play along with us again this time around!

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