This week's challenge at the 52 CCT blog is right up my alley as the theme is snowflakes - and I LOVE snowflakes!
I stamped and punched a circle element to go on the back of the swing and I matted that on a Choc Chip square. I didn't want to cover up too much of the paper - especially the glittered blue snowflake at the top!
I will write my message on the back so I added a stamped and die cut sentiment panel there. I punched out a circle of the patterned paper that had part of a glittered snowflake on and layered it to go on the envelope flap. The die cut card measures a tad over 6 3/4" x 5" and the closed card measures 5" square so you can cut 2 from a piece of 12" x 12" paper and have some left over. I know you could make a swing card by cutting and scoring but this die cuts and scores a swing card perfectly, quickly and easily - and I LOVE that!
Stamps: SU! So Many Scallops set, Penny Black 'A Merry Christmas'
CS: SU! Baja Breeze, Crumb Cake & Chocolate Chip
Patterned paper: Bo Bunny Snowfall 'Hot Chocolate' glittered double sided paper
Ink: SU! Chocolate Chip
Tools: Sizzix 'Card, Square Flip-its' die, Sizzix Snowflake #23 Sizzlits die, square Nestabilities dies, circle punches
Embellishments & accessories: SU! clear rhinestone brad, 3d foam pads