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In celebration of the Winter Olympics (and because I used all of my Christmas cards this past year and will need to start NOW in order to have enough for this coming Christmas) I couldn’t resist making this snowy card.

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Besides a snowman image, I also used a couple of snowflake punches, a snowflake die cut and a snowflake embossing folder.  Yeah.. someone got a little carried away, but it sure was fun!  Copics were used for the little bit of coloring that was done.

And if all that wasn’t enough, I used the embossing folder to add some embossed snowflakes to the flap of the envelope.  (Since the envelope flap has to be put sideways into the embossing folder, not all embossing folder designs work well for this.. such as those with words/script.)

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Different shapes of envelope flaps will work fine, too.

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You can create either a positive or negative embossing. On the negative embossed envelope below, I ran a blue ink pad across the flap to create another look.

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It’s such a quick and easy way to add a little something extra to your card giving.  And your mail carrier can enjoy it, too!

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Happy Crafting!

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Stamps: Snowman is from Inkadinkadoo; Sentiment is from Flourishes “O Christmas Tree” set

Papers: Papertrey Ink “Enchanted Evening”, “Select White”; SU! “Whisper White”; Vellum

Inks: Memento “Tuxedo Black”; Copics:

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Accessories: Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page, “Aspen”; Corner Rounder Punch; 1-1/4″ Circle Punch; Snowflake Die Cut; EK Success Gem Flower; Papertrey Ink “Enchanted Evening” GG Ribbon; Dotted Swiss Ribbon

25 Responses to “A Little Something Extra”

  1. I SO need to get started on Christmas cards, too. Now’s the time so you can take the time to make them super cute like this one! I also love doing matching envelope flaps like this. Such a nice touch!

  2. Love this, Susan! I have this grand plan to make two Christmas cards a month from January ’til December. Well…..I’m already slacking. By now I should have at least three cards made….I only have one done from January. I’d better get a move on, huh?

  3. I’m slapping my forehead after reading this! lol It never occured to me to emboss the envie flaps until I saw this! You always have the greatest tips for making special cards! I love this cute little snowman in spite of having more snow than we know what to do with these days! LOL TFS 🙂

  4. Beautiful card!!! Love the idea of embossing on the envelope flap…never think to include the envie!

  5. Oh I love making Christmas cards now… dreaming of cold and snow – sisseling in a heat wave of 30C!! Love all your snowflakes and even more my mind – great idea! Thanks for the inspiration.

  6. Your card is fabulous and your envelopes are a dream! I love the idea! Once upon a time I stamped every envelope with a coordinating stamp…this is much better!

  7. Fabulous card. Love how you embossed the envelope!

  8. Wow, I too never thought to emboss the envelope flap! Once again I learned something today! Thanks for your wonderful ideas!

  9. I just love your sweet Christmas card, Susan, and you have made it sooo special with all the snowflakes and the embossing on the envie….sooo cool!!!!

  10. very cute, love all the snowflake touches to your card and such a great idea for dressing up the envelopes, hopefully I can remember that when I am rushing to get a card out on time 🙂

  11. LOVE the embossing on the envelope flaps Susan! What a great idea. Your card is just adorable. We have no snow here although it’s freezing by S. FL standards. Hard to make snow cards. Love all your snowflakes.

    Just got some Copics…learning, learning.

  12. What a wonderful idea to emboss the envies too! TFS!

  13. Darling card and what a brilliant idea to do the envelope flaps!!

    Living near Vancouver, we are in full tilt Olympic fever – love it!! Even better, Canada finally won Gold in a Winter Olympics they have hosted!!

  14. Adorable card, Susan! I love all the snowflakes you used here! And snowman is so cute! Yuor idea with the embossed envelopes flaps is fabulous! I am going to try it too! Thank you so much for sharing!

  15. Love your card and love the embossing of the envelop flaps! What a fabulous idea. TSMFS!!

  16. Great idea for the envelopes. Beautiful card, Susan!

  17. Oh I love the snowmen and great snowflakes all around. Very clever with the envelopes. My mom was just saying she wanted some that matched these ones she bought GASP… yep she bought cards at hallmark…. Those mothers out there… lol ANyways…. I might have to give this a try! Thanks girlie!

  18. Your snowman is so cute, and I love all of your snowflakes!! I love your embossed envelopes as well (so pretty!) I totally hear you about keeping those Christmas cards going. 😉

  19. Well aren’t you the clever one to use your CB folders on your envie flaps?? I somehow manage to always forget about those folders, so this is a wonderful reminder and a great use for them! Thanks!

  20. Love this card, Susan! What a great “Winter” card and I love the idea of embossing the envelope. I actually have this stamp, and my son was so sweet and found the same one to give me for my birthday last week. I hated having to tell him I already had it. It is such a cute one. TFS!

  21. What a great idea to emboss the envie flap. Love it and your card is so cute. Pat

  22. Fun fun, I love your snowman!!

  23. pretty card and I love your envies! I recently found some envelopes that I stamped years ago and I’ve been using them up. I need to make some more!

  24. Love all your layers of snowflakes, Susan! And that ribbon is so pretty! Very cool technique of embossing your envelope flaps –thanks for sharing the how-to. 😉 I SO need to get started on Christmas cards, but I’m still working on my bday thank yous. lol

  25. Hi Rainy girl….LOVE this snowy card- and forgot about doing anything to the envelopes- so- THANKS for the reminder! Your envelopes are gorgeous! 🙂

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