DIY a Frosty Fun Winter Card

Posted by Jennifer Snyder

Celebrate winter with a fun & frosty DIY card using the Simple Stories Snow Patrol collection.

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Celebrate Winter and all of its frosty beauty! Create a frosty snowman card using Simple Stories Snow Patrol collection. Blitsy can show you how to make the most of winter.


Simple Stories Simple Set Collection Kit 12" x 12"

Martha Stewart Edge Punch - Doily Lace Edge

Vellum Paper



White acrylic paint

Fan brush

Pre-folded Card with Envelopes

Teal Cardstock

Let's see how I made this card!

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Select your patterned papers for layers. I used Simple Stories - Snow Patrol 12x12 collection. The colors in this collection are frosty jewel tones so I paired the patterned paper with teal. Glue the layers to a pre-folded card base ( or you can score your own card if you prefer).

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Next, I cut a piece of vellum paper smaller than the card so that the patterned paper could peek out from under the vellum. The vellum will help give an appearance of frosty coolness. Let's talk about vellum for a moment. When you add glue to vellum, it will show through the vellum. I decided to use the vellum sheet as a type of flip cover. It is not totally glued down and can be flipped up. If I added glue to the bottom edge of the vellum, it would have shown.

I opted to attach the vellum to the card at the top where my punched border is. I am using the punched border to cover up any glue makes on the vellum.

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Now to create snow on the vellum. Mix some water into white paint or gesso. Take a fan brush and shake the fan brush over the vellum. This adds a bit of texture on the card. Let air dry.

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After the paint is dried, add some embellishments. I wound some white twine (bakers twine would be great too) into a wreath type circle and attached it to the card with a sticker from the Simple Stories - Snow Patrol 12x12 collection. I also added a little bit of ribbon from my stash.

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Top the card with the snowman sticker from Simple Stories - Snow Patrol 12x12 collection and the card is done!

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Here is the finished card one more time

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Happy Crafting