Video : Wooden Snowflakes & Altenew Giveaway!

Today I share three different ways to use the Layered Snowflake Die from Altenew and you also get a chance to WIN!  This set is designed to layer up, but for some strange reason I forgot to do that.

I think it may be because I got fixated on the ‘wooden snowflake’ but more about that in the video linked below.  I did start with some pastel (I know, so not me) designs.  I layered up some stamps from Peace Love Joy, Starry Night and Blessings to create a background pattern.

Altenew - Layered Snowflake Die - Peace Love Joy - Therese Calvird (card) 1 copy

I then added some die cut snowflakes to create a border across the top of the card.

Altenew - Layered Snowflake Die - Peace Love Joy - Therese Calvird (card) 1 copy

My second design is similar, I sponged some colour in the background and popped up a top panel using the negative space from the Layered Snowflake Dies.

Altenew - Layered Snowflake Die - Starry Night - Therese Calvird (card) 1 copy

I also added some snowflakes to the top panel, sequins and a sentiment from the Starry Night stamp set.

Altenew - Layered Snowflake Die - Starry Night - Therese Calvird (card) 1 copy

My final card and video makes a curveball, a ‘danish’ style wooden snowflake design?  Anyway…  you can watch the video and see the process.

Altenew - Layered Snowflake Die - Festive Poinsettia - Therese Calvird (card video) (2) copy

The sentiment was white heat embossed from the Festive Poinsettia stamp set (a nice retro style font).

Altenew - Layered Snowflake Die - Festive Poinsettia - Therese Calvird (card video) (2) copy

You can see my video here or Watch in HD at YouTube.

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Giveaway time!

I will randomly choose a winner from the comments left on this post (only one comment per person) to win a $15 gift certificate to the Altenew online store,  you have until midnight Saturday October 27th (AEST) and I will announce the winner here on Sunday October 28th.

Thanks so much for your visit today, I’ve linked all of the products that I used below or you can head directly to Altenew here.  Hugs,

Therese signature 2

Peace Love Joy – Other Supplies:

Classic Crest Solar White 110lb
Classic Crest Solar White 110lb
ALT
Classic Crest Solar White 80lb
Classic Crest Solar White 80lb
ALT
Foam
Foam
EH
Layered Snowflakes Die
Layered Snowflakes Die
ALT
Peace Love Joy
Peace Love Joy
ALT
Starry Night
Starry Night
ALT | EH
Blessings
Blessings
ALT | EH
Sea Breeze
Sea Breeze
ALT | EH
Frosty Pink
Frosty Pink
ALT | EH
Deep Blue Seas
Deep Blue Seas
ALT | EH
Red Cosmos
Red Cosmos
ALT | EH
Sparkling Clear
Sparkling Clear EH
Scissors
Scissors
EH
Mini Blossom
Mini Blossom
ALT
Bigshot
Bigshot
EH
Gemini Junior
Gemini Junior
EH
Acrylic Blocks
Acrylic Blocks
ALT
Bone Folder
Bone Folder
EH
Guillotine
Guillotine
EH
Paper Trimmer
Paper Trimmer
EH
Mini Score Board
Mini Score Board
EH
Precision Tip
Precision Tip
EH
Multi Medium Matte
Multi Medium Matte
EH
Foam Squares
Foam Squares
EH
Glue Tape
Glue Tape
ALT

Merry Christmas – Other Supplies:

Classic Crest Solar White 110lb
Classic Crest Solar White 110lb
ALT
Classic Crest Solar White 80lb
Classic Crest Solar White 80lb
ALT
Christmas Glitter
Christmas Glitter
EH
Foam
Foam
EH
Layered Snowflakes Die
Layered Snowflakes Die
ALT
Starry Night
Starry Night
ALT | EH
Sea Breeze
Sea Breeze
ALT | EH
Silver Stone
Silver Stone
ALT | EH
Frosty Pink
Frosty Pink
ALT | EH
Deep Blue Seas
Deep Blue Seas
ALT | EH
Rock Collection
Rock Collection
ALT | EH
Red Cosmos
Red Cosmos
ALT | EH
Iridescent Shimmer Spray
Iridescent Shimmer Spray
ALT
Blending Tool
Blending Tool
EH
Sparkling Clear
Sparkling Clear
EH
Scissors
Scissors
EH
Mini Blossom
Mini Blossom
ALT
Bigshot
Bigshot
EH
Gemini Junior
Gemini Junior
EH
Acrylic Blocks
Acrylic Blocks
ALT
Bone Folder
Bone Folder
EH
Guillotine
Guillotine
EH
Paper Trimmer
Paper Trimmer
EH
Mini Score Board
Mini Score Board
EH
Precision Tip
Precision Tip
EH
Multi Medium Matte
Multi Medium Matte
EH
Foam Squares
Foam Squares
EH
Glue Tape
Glue Tape
ALT

Season’s Greetings – Other Supplies:

Classic Crest Solar White 110lb
Classic Crest Solar White 110lb
ALT
Apple Red
Apple Red
ALT
Birch Wood
Birch Wood
ALT
Foam
Foam
EH
Layered Snowflakes Die
Layered Snowflakes Die
ALT
Festive Poinsettia
Festive Poinsettia
ALT | EH
Embossing Ink
Embossing Ink
ALT | EH
Powder Tool
Powder Tool
EH
Heat Tool
Heat Tool
EH
Scissors
Scissors
EH
Mini Blossom
Mini Blossom
ALT
Bigshot
Bigshot
EH
Gemini Junior
Gemini Junior
EH
Acrylic Blocks
Acrylic Blocks
ALT
Bone Folder
Bone Folder
EH
Guillotine
Guillotine
EH
Paper Trimmer
Paper Trimmer
EH
Mini Score Board
Mini Score Board
EH
Precision Tip
Precision Tip
EH
Multi Medium Matte
Multi Medium Matte
EH
Collage Medium
Collage Medium
EH
Foam Squares small
Foam Squares small
EH
Foam Squares
Foam Squares
EH
Glue Tape
Glue Tape
ALT

114 thoughts on “Video : Wooden Snowflakes & Altenew Giveaway!

  1. what a beautiful set of dies – love snowflakes as I grew up in Europe and they give me a nostalgic feel of winter and Christmas 🙂 – love your creativity Therese – these cards are beautiful

  2. Oh Therese, I love the pastel tones of the first two cards in contrast to the wooden snowflakes which I’d seen first on the video. They were so unexpected. Such a juxtaposition if the delicacy of the pastels and the strong clean lines of the wood. They’re brilliant. You’re always such an inspiration. Thank you.

  3. Absolutely love all of the cards using the snowflake dies, but the one which stands out is your “danish” masterpiece. That card should be krpt and displayed as a Christmas decoration! I would bring it out each year and display it.

  4. Your cards are fantastic ! They are all very inspiring and the idea of using wood for the last one is fantastic !!!! Thank you for the inspiration.

  5. How cool to have paper made from wood!!! SO many creative uses! Love all your cards and the ideas you’ve shared. Thanks, Theresa!

  6. Hi, Therese! I love each one of these beautiful cards! The Danish one is so unique and so pretty. But, the pastel ones are gorgeous, too. You never cease to amaze me with your unique card designs!!

  7. I am a sucker for snowflakes to begin with so your cards just really appeal to me – gorgeous. THEN, I watched the video and I LOVE the wooden snowflakes card. It is beautiful!!

    1. Answer – I didn’t lol. There is always a mess when I fill the bottle of glue, because I have found the easiest way is to just scoop it with my finger and tap it down then repeat. No elegance involved at all. Thanks so much for visiting and for your lovely comments, Hugs Therese

  8. All three cards are beautiful. The last with “wooden” snowflakes is so cool!! Love the idea and the finished look. TFS. Your inspiration is always much appreciated.

  9. What a neat idea! I never would have thought of doing wooden snowflakes, but it works and is so pretty. You always have really nice ideas for your cards.

  10. Love the whimsical yet elegant feel of these snowflake cards. I’m definitely going to have to check out the birch paper, it’s so cool. Thank you for sharing your amazing creativity!

  11. All the cards are beautiful. The wooden card reminds me of winters & holidays when we lived in ND, along the MN border, & all the Scandinavian influences in the area. Thanks for sharing your ideas & expertise. Happy Holidays. Jane

  12. I always enjoy watching your videos Terese and the delightful voiceovers. That wooden specialty paper is a must have for sure. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  13. I think snowflakes are so much fun and your wooden ones are delightful. I love the 2nd card. Great ideas for cards, thank you!

  14. Oh Therese, all three cards are gorgeous, love the soft pastel colors on the first two, your designs are so clean and elegant.
    The third card really took me by surprise, I thought this was just cardstock with a wooden design but it’s actually sheets of wood!!!, how amazing is this, I must get some of it, it’s gorgeous!!
    Thank you for sharing and for the chance to win.
    XO
    Maria Rodriguez.

  15. Such a beautiful way to use the Snowflake Dies!! Winter is a favorite season of mine and your beautiful creativity has me longing for snowflakes. Thanks for sharing your work with us.

  16. Love the wooden snowflakes and wooden background. The card reminds me of the wooden ornaments that spin with the lit candles. I think they are German Christmas decorations. TFS
    Elaine

  17. Love the look of your beautiful and unique cards! I have a small tree I decorate each year for a table top and I think it would be adorable with wooden snowflakes. The smaller dies in this layering set would be the perfect size. Something to think about. Lol! Thanks for the inspiration!

  18. Great designs, Therese! I love the pastels that give that frosty effect with your snowflakes, and that wooden card is amazing! Those snowflakes certainly have enough character on their own – I would never know they were supposed to by layered!

  19. Such a unique way to make a sensational card. I would have never thought to use wood to die cut a set of snowflakes. Thanks for all the hints and suggestions for working with fun foam. Sadly, I have no Altenew products in my stash, so would love the opportunity to get to know the company.

  20. Oh Therese, All of the cards are beautiful. The wooden ones are quite different. Surely wouldn’t have thought of that! The pastel ones really caught my eye. Just beautiful with just enough sparkle.

  21. Oh no now I need to add more snowflakes to my collection. Beautiful cards-sod colors are gorgeous and the wood ones are so fun!!! Thanks so much for sharing!!

  22. Wow! All of the cards are lovely but the wood snowflakes are amazing! I’m pretty sure that I need to add these dies to my stash. Thanks for sharing.

  23. Beautiful Christmas card, love the wood snowflakes, I love anything with snowflakes. Love the wood sheets so must get some. Congratulations on a very ‘different’ card.

  24. I can see why you became obsessed with the wooden snowflakes- they look great especially with the little pop of red. Awesome cards!

  25. Cool card…that’s the way of snowflakes. I’m glad to know someone else has that problem with the liquid glue. I thought it was because I’m old and weak. Now I know I need to refill my bottle.

  26. Oh…each card is GORGEOUS…but I think I like the pink and blue negative space snowflake best! You are amazing. I love your designs!

  27. The snowflake dies are the nicest I’ve seen, and the birch paper is lovely and unique. Such gorgeous cards, even though the missing apostrophe in “Season’s” bothers me. I saw it was barely visible in the stamp image on the Altenew site, but I’m sure I’d have my white gel pen out to make it more prominent. ☺ Still, nicely done and very impressive. Love the dimension, and it’s always nice to see more than one inspiration example. Thanks!

  28. The wooden snowflakes are so unique. I would like to try some. The tip to glue them onto the fun foam while still connected is something I can surely apply. Thank you.

  29. As I scrolled down the post the ohs and ahs just kept coming. Love them all and I am definitely going to try a few cards like these.

  30. Love the snowflakes, thanks for the inspiration. It’s always a pleasure to watch your tutorials, you do a great job.

  31. Three fabulous looking cards made using these wonderful snowflake dies. Love each idea in its total individual look. Best thing to do is buy the dies and try all the designs.

  32. I have never seen wood paper before. This was a great eye opener to see you create this card, so impressed with the dies too. Wow. This has blown my mind. Thankyou for sharing this video

  33. These creations are truly gorgeous! I especially love the wood technique. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful way to use these gorgeous dies.

  34. I’ve had Danish wooden snowflake ornaments hanging from my Christmas tree for more than 40 years, Therese. My grown up sons still look for them. So what a delight to see them in your video today. You’ve made me smile! And those pastel cards are soft and lovely. Love them, too. Sending hugs. xo

  35. Therese absolutely stunning. Snowflakes are my favourite and you’ve done a fantastic job with these. Beautiful colouring.
    Thank you so for much for sharing.
    Happy Crafting.
    Tracey.x

  36. Those first two pastel cards have a wonderful sense of frostiness about them, Therese … they’re kinda magical … and the final design is deliciously fresh and folky … the warmth of the wood is fabulous with the bright red sentiment panel! Hugs, Anita 🙂

  37. Your cards are beautiful! I loved the different ways you worked with the snowflakes, but I think it is so impressive to be able to give the last card such a look of carved wood. Love!

  38. Just loved all three cards. I’ve just bought this die set and I really love your take on it.
    The wooden snow flake card is so funky.
    Cheers
    Lisa

  39. Beautiful trio of snowflake cards. So glad you went with your urge of wooden snowflakes as that is so stunning to see made. Thank you for for information on the collage medium as I had seen it in articles but knew little about it, now I do. x

  40. I love them all, but then I love snowflakes. I also didn’t know Altenew carried this kind of paper. I will have to check that out.

  41. These are such stunning cards Therese! I really like the pastel tones you chose, as it’s a nice change from the typical Christmas colors.

  42. Hi Therese…I love watching your video tutorials. You always have such great ideas…thanks for sharing your beautiful project with us.

  43. Oh my goodness, Therese, all three of these cards are absolutely stunning! ❄️💫✨ I truly don’t know how you do it…every week you just come up with the most creative designs! It must be all that good Australian air or your lovely sense of humor keeps your heart and mind open so the creative ideas just flow! I know pastels aren’t really you…but these cards beautiful! 💛 Truly!

  44. I love all of these… snowflakes make the perfect Christmas cards! My fave has to be the first card with the flakes tucked behind… thought you’d done some fancy partial die-cutting at first and was scratching my head as to how you’d done it! 🙂 xx

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