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cinnamon teal
« on: December 06, 2006 04:58:56 PM »

So I'm a bit of a masochist and I spent a million hours over the summer cutting snowflakes out of old Christmas cards.  I love the snowflakes and I'm excited about how the new cards are turning out, but I just wonder, do you think they're too plain?  Any ideas of how I can embellish them and make them a bit more snazzy?  I don't really have the budget to purchase anything else for them, but I have a bunch of supplies already - lots of paint, some christmas stamps, colored pens, and most of the usual art and craft supplies (ribbons, beads, etc).

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« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2006 05:12:24 PM »

i think they are perfect.  and its a really good recycle idea.  maybe a bit of glitter around the outside if you really think its needed.
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« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2006 05:24:04 PM »

Oh, I agree!  I think they're great the way they are!  I love simplicity and recycling.  Fantastic work!  (Yeah, and my theme this year is snowflakes, so I may be a bit biased.)
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« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2006 05:41:05 PM »

I love em but i feel like they need a little something maybe something like some rhinstones? Or sequines  maybe? Some times i like to add a little bow at the top of cards to make it snazzy
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« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2006 05:43:35 PM »

pretty & clever!
i don't think they're too plain at all.
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« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2006 07:09:29 PM »

Wow , now this project makes sense and its look so cute! This is def the way i'm gonna use up last years cards. Thanks for posting!!!
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« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2006 07:12:22 PM »

very cutee. i like them now but maybe some glitter??
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« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2006 07:14:42 PM »

a little bit of glitter would be a nice touch, but they are in no way plain! i looove the santa one, its so neat. can i try your idea? how did you cut such perfect snowflakes?
i really love them
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« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2006 08:28:41 PM »

I'm glad that you all like them!!  I think I might add some glitter and call them done. (And if I have left over snowflakes, I'm making gift tags!  Woo-hoo! Grin) Thanks for all the compliments, guys.  You're great!

a little bit of glitter would be a nice touch, but they are in no way plain! i looove the santa one, its so neat. can i try your idea? how did you cut such perfect snowflakes?
i really love them

Sure, you can do it, too.  But I gotta warn you that it takes a while.  I made a stencil out of some thick paper and traced it onto the card I wanted to use.  Then I got out my trusty exacto and cut it out.  I used a hole punch on the scraps for the dots.  It probably took me about 15 min to do each snowflake (I did 4 different patterns, and the time was a bit different for each one.)  So 15 min x 120 snowflakes = I have no life.  Tongue  After doing the first bunch I realized that a die cutter would be so perfect for these, but that's a bit too pricey for me.  It actually wasn't so bad because I gave myself a lot of time for the cutting.  I did most of it while watching movies and stuff over the summer.
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« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2006 07:03:03 AM »

Wow!! what a great idea. Now I know what to do with my christmas cards I receive this year!  Thanks for the inspiration.
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