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Winter 2003
By Julie McGuffee

Materials Needed

Fiskars® Parchamoré Starter Kit


Fiskars® Parchamoré Snowflake Stencil


Fiskars® Mini Shape Boss


Fiskars® Large Frame Templates - Rectangles


Fiskars® Circles Template


Fiskars® Squares Template


Fiskars® Hearts Template


Fiskars® Letters Template


Fiskars® Texture Template - Snowflake


Fiskars® Texture Tool


Fiskars® Shape Cutter


Fiskars® Self Healing Cutting Mat


Fiskars® Euro Trimmer


Fiskars® 1/16 th Hole Punch


12” x 12” Cardstock – White and Blue Patterned


6” x 11” Pastel Blue Vellum


8 ½” x 11” Lightweight Cardstock – White, Brown, Dark, Medium and Light Green




Foam Squares (3 small & 3 large)

  4 Silver Mini Brads

Note: When choosing papers for your layout, look for colors and styles that complement the photograph and theme, and for solid colors which coordinate with the background paper.


Following the instructions in the Parchamoré starter kit, emboss and pierce one Snowflake design.

  2. Trim 1” from the bottom and one side of the blue paper.
  3. Cut a 5” x 7” opening in the blue paper about 1” from the left side centered between the top and bottom edges. Cut a 3” circle to the right of this opening centered between the edge of the frame and the right edge of the paper and about ½” down from the top of the rectangle. Cut a 2 ½” circle from this blue circle piece (or another piece of blue paper).
  4. Center then adhere the blue paper to the white cardstock at the corners only. Cut a 4” x 6” opening in the white paper inside the 5” x 7” opening. This will create a ½” white matted window for your photograph. NOTE: Adjust the sizes of the openings to accommodate your photograph as necessary.
  5. Tear two, 11” strips of white cardstock about 2” – 2 ½” wide for the bottom of the page and 1”-1 ½” wide for the title. Tear one strip of pastel blue vellum about 2” wide for the bottom of the page, one strip about 3” wide for the top and the remaining strip will be for the bottom.
  6. Use the texture plate and tool to emboss the snowflake design onto white cardstock. Cut the letter “W” from this piece then cut around the opening with the 2 ½” square. Cut the remaining letters and numbers from white cardstock.
  7. Use the back of the snowflake texture template to emboss the design onto all three pieces of green paper, and then cut a small, medium and large heart from different colors of green as shown. Tear three strips of brown paper for tree trunks.
  Referring to photograph, assemble the page as follows:

Adhere the small blue circle to the center of the white circle.

  9. Adhere the Parchamoré snowflake in the circle opening between the blue foreground paper and the white background. The blue circle behind the snowflake will enhance the design. Option: Color the back of the snowflake blue and omit the blue circle.
  10. Title: Center the narrow, torn white strip behind the blue vellum strip. Align with the top of the blue paper and attach at each side with a silver brad. Use small, foam squares to attach the letter “W” block to the left then adhere additional letters to the strip with adhesive.
  11. Page border (bottom): Adhere the second strip of blue vellum over the strip of white cardstock. Attach at each end with a silver brad. Adhere the remaining strip of blue vellum behind the top of the white cardstock. Adhere the border to the bottom of the page then adhere the numbers.
  12. Use foam dots to adhere the three, green hearts to the page as shown. Hearts are place upside down to represent trees. Adhere a torn strip of brown paper at the base of each one for the tree trunk.
Sponsor: Fiskars

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