Some may feel black isn’t a very Christmasy color, but I disagree. The most elegant Christmas cards I’ve seen were black. Today’s card is black and white with just a pop of Cherry Cobbler, and it features the Snowflake Sentiments Bundle (Snowflake Sentiments stamp set and Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits Dies) along with the Layering Ovals Framelits Dies, Vellum card stock, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper, and a little heat embossing.

Snowflake Sentiments stamp set by Stampin' Up!

Snowflake Sentiments stamp set © Stampin’ Up!


Here’s what I made:

Stampin' Up! Merry Christmas Snowflake Sentiments with Swirly Snowflakes in black and red Christmas card by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy Stampin' Up! Merry Christmas Snowflake Sentiments with Swirly Snowflakes in black and red Christmas card by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy Stampin' Up! Merry Christmas Snowflake Sentiments with Swirly Snowflakes in black and red Christmas card by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy


Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Basic Black card stock (CS) cut to 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, then scored in half at 4-1/4″
  • Vellum CS cut to 5-1/2″ x 2″ (2 pieces)
  • Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper cut to 5-1/2″ x 2″ (2 pieces)
  • Cherry Cobbler CS cut to 5-1/2″ x 3/4″
  • Whisper White C cut to 5-1/4″ x 4″ for the inside

Stamped with the Snowflake Sentiments stamp set:

  • outside sentiment in Versamark ink onto a scrap of Vellum CS, then heat embossed in White
  • NOTE: be very careful not to overheat the Vellum with the heat tool, or it can bubble and warp
  • inside sentiment in Cherry Cobbler ink onto the 5-1/4″ x 4″ piece of Whisper White CS
  • NOTE: The two sentiments are from the same stamp. I masked off the part I didn’t need with a piece of Post-It Note before inking. 

Die cut using the Swirly Snowflakes Thinlit Dies:

  • the 2 pieces of 5-1/2″ x 2″ Vellum CS with the Edgelit die that has little holes along the edge
  • the 2 pieces of 5-1/2″ x 2″ of Glimmer Paper with the Snowflake Edgelit Die

Die cut using the Layering Ovals Framelit Dies:

  • sentiment
  • a larger oval from a scrap of Basic Black CS

Assembled the card:

  • Glimmer Paper snowflakes glued onto the Vellum CS pieces
  • Vellum CS glued onto the front of the card base
  • Cherry Cobbler CS strip adhered over the seam where the two snowflake/vellum pieces meet with Fast Fuse
  • sentiment glued onto the Basic Black CS oval
  • Basic Black CS oval adhered to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • 5-1/4″ x 4″ Whisper White CS glued to the inside of the card base
  • Black Rhinestones adhered to the center of the snowflakes


Here are today’s colors:

You can click on each one to see all the products that come in that color!


Here’s what I used:

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