Thursday, December 22, 2011

First Day of Winter

Happy First Day of Winter!  Our temperature today is predicted to be around 52 degrees - not your typical Boston-in-December by far!  In honor of the season, I thought I'd post some links to snowflake projects today.  If you have been reading my blog for a while, you know that I love snowflakes and often use them for projects.  I tend to favor cartridges that have snowflakes and also have designed lots of snowflakes from Cricut shapes.  More recently, I have been drawing my own snowflakes using the Silhouette Studio software.  Here are a few images of past projects - you should be able to click the photos and go directly to the original posts.

These projects were all made with the images on a single key on the "A Child's Year" cartridge (except for the sentiment which is from another key).  This cartridge is still a favorite of mine - it is so full of great images and was very well planned to make good use of the available space on a cartridge.

This snowflake card is another favorite.  If you click this image, you should be taken to the post with some tips on designing snowflakes.  This one is made from a fleur-de-lis element from the Cupcake Wrappers cartridge.

This is a snowflake (more like a snowball!) that I designed in the Silhouette Studio software and cut with my Silhouette SD.  Designs like this are easy to make with some of the extra tools that are available in this software.

This is another, simpler, Silhouette Studio design.  The paper on the card front was printed with the Imagine and is from the Heirloom cartridge.

This amazing snowflake is from the Cheerful Seasons cartridge.  If you click the image to see more about the cut you will need to scroll down to the second half of the post.

Here is a full page size snowflake made up from some frames and other elements from Reminisce Accents.  There is an explanation of how I made it at THIS POST.

Elaborate lace shapes are great for making lace snowflakes - this one uses more Reminisce Accents shapes.  Working with shapes on a cartridge can save you time in creating but it is also fun to draw your own images using other software.

These are some of the first snowflakes I ever created in Design Studio - back in 2008 using the Fabulous Finds cartridge.  Technically, they aren't snowflakes since they have eight points - but they looked better with eight pieces when I put them together.

If you are one of the people who has everything done ahead of time - good for you!  Maybe you can  take the time to try some of these snowflake ideas.  There are more - just search for "snowflakes" with the search box at the top left of the page.  (There may be a few links for files that are old and broken - please let me know if you find one that doesn't work...)

I have a large collection of new files that I have designed that need to be test cut - maybe in January I'll get a chance to do that!  

We made more progress in decorating and wrapping yesterday - today I want to do some cooking to get some dishes ready ahead of time for our family get together on Boxing Day (the day after Christmas).  The freezer is a big help when you are getting ready for a crowd!

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  1. Such a great selection of snowflakes.

    Merry Christmas to you x

    hugs sally x

  2. I love snowflakes too (not on the ground! LOL) I live in Buffalo and it is very mild here too. Only one measurable snow so far, despite what everyone thinks about our city!

  3. You always have the most beautiful snowflakes. Thanks for the inspiration.

  4. I always love looking at your snowflakes. I'm so behind so, what am I doing on the computer. Merry Christmas!

  5. Have a very Blessed Christmas, Diane!


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