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Wednesday’s Card: Modern Snowflake

Modern Snowflake

Hi All!

One week until Christmas! Yeah!! Things are just crazy right now, aren’t they? Gift-buying, parties, final exams, and school events on top of the existing hectic schedule of sports, homework, and activities. Last night, I decided to just sit on the couch in front of the tree and the fireplace for a few minutes. I was just exhausted. Within about a minute, both of my girls were sitting with me. It was almost like they were drawn to the peace. We sat there and talked for about 15 minutes. No TV, no homework, just us and Christmas. It was the best 15 minutes of my season. I’m so thankful that I took a minute to sit down. I plan to sit down a lot more over the next week. I hope you will, too. 🙂

Today’s card is super simple and uses washi tape. After making this card, I wished I had made gift tags using this technique – so easy!! But alas, I will be sitting down with my children instead. 🙂 I may create some tags in January for next year. How about a set of handmade gift tags using a variety of holiday washi tape as a gift for someone? I like it! Sorry, just thinking out loud now, haha!

This washi tape is from Simon Says Stamp. You can buy the whole pack or individual rolls.

Wishing you a peaceful holiday.



To purchase at Ellen Hutson, click the EH link. To purchase at Simon Says Stamp, click the SSS link.

Kelly Purkey Washi Tap
Washi Tape
Simon Says Stamp Fun Flakes Dies
Snowflake Dies
Hero Arts Holiday Sayings Stamp Set
Holiday Sayings
Doodle Twine, Black Beetle
Black Beetle Twine
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Neenah Cardstock
Stampin' Up! Basic Black Cardstock
Black Cardstock
Sizzix Big Shot Machine
Sizzix Big Shot
Ranger Ice Stickles, Silver
Ice Stickles
Eclipse Masking Tape Roll
Eclipse Masking Tape Roll
Stampin' Up! Dimensionals
Stampin' Up! Mini Glue Dots
Mini Glue Dots


  1. wrote on December 18th, 2013 at 9:26 am


    Oh my gosh – how stinking easy is this??!! Love it! I have a million rolls of tape and would have never thought to do this! Thanks, Darlene, for showing!! Have a Merry Christmas! 🙂

  2. wrote on December 18th, 2013 at 9:40 am


    Beautiful card, Darlene! Love the mix of patterns and colors from that darling washi tape!

    Thank you for the reminder to just sit down and enjoy some peace – I do not do it often enough either! ♥

  3. wrote on December 18th, 2013 at 10:12 am


    Cute! I have some washi tape but wasn’t sure how to best use it. Love your idea! Merry Christmas and I’m thankful you are enjoying some quality time with your children.

  4. wrote on December 18th, 2013 at 12:14 pm

    Casey Thrush

    So simple and really beautiful. I love your creations.

  5. wrote on December 18th, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    Carrie Davenport

    Very cute! I like the blue/orange patterns on the washi tape.. Enjoy your time with your children 🙂 Merry Christmas to you and your family!!!!!

  6. wrote on December 18th, 2013 at 1:26 pm

    Heather Lynn

    Simple and fun…had some coordinating print paper with SU and used Island Indigo instead of black. Difficult cutting w/ my intricate snowflake dies. Look forward to getting some washi tape…sure it will be easier. Just bought a plastic greeting card container to put my Christmas card creations I hope to make throughout the year…no more waiting til the last minute. Thanks for sharing Darlene, you’re truly an inspiration. I look forward to WEDs…God bless you and your family.

  7. wrote on December 18th, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    Carol B

    Oh Darlene, what a neat idea with the Washi, so love that stuff. Your card knocked my socks off, LOL! Nice to have a quiet moment and enjoy your girls.

  8. wrote on December 18th, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    Sonya van Stee

    Very cool! I have never purchased washi tape as I didn’t know what to do with it. Now I know! I may just have to get some, now!

  9. wrote on December 18th, 2013 at 1:39 pm


    Such a pretty card, Darlene! I love the contrast of the patterns on the Washi tape with the black snowflakes!
    Off to check out your wonderful video!

  10. wrote on December 18th, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    Maria A. Rodriguez

    Lovely card again, Darlene, truly inspirational. I never worked with Washi tape before but more and more I’m getting pulled in. But what I love the most about this card is the super fabulous dimension of the die cut snow flakes against the dark background underneath, that was genius and amazing.
    Next time I go to Hobby Lobby I’m getting some Washi tape, I’ve seen some really cool ones with Holiday designs on them. Thank you for another inspirational card and video, I can’t get enough of this, LOVE IT!!!!!

  11. wrote on December 18th, 2013 at 4:18 pm


    Wow so easy and effective too. Each time you post a new card I always have a good look at it before checking out the video. I try to work out how you’ve made it. I then watch the video and most times are surprised that its not how I thought. Thank you so much Darlene for making my Thursday mornings a pleasure to wake up to. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful Christmas and lots of 1 minute sit downs.

  12. wrote on December 18th, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    Tammy Hair

    Great card and super clever use of the washi tape! Hope you have a wonderful holiday!

  13. wrote on December 18th, 2013 at 7:31 pm

    Diana W.

    Sweet card. I love washi tape – now I have another idea. Such a happy greeting.

  14. wrote on December 18th, 2013 at 7:51 pm

    Meli Isen

    love the card…but I LOVE the story about your girls…Merry Christmas!!!

  15. wrote on December 18th, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    Tina W

    Washi tape is one of my fav products, have heaps of the stuff, thanks for the inspiration, love the card 🙂 Merry Christmas xx

  16. wrote on December 18th, 2013 at 11:09 pm


    I just picked up a few rolls of Washi tape today! I will give this card a try. I too love to just sit quietly in front of the tree when everyone has gone to bed and think about what Christmas is all about and remember those who are no longer with us.

  17. wrote on December 19th, 2013 at 8:11 am

    Doreen (from Canada)

    Hi Darlene,
    Love all your cards. I’ve saved everyone. Your instruction is excellent.
    Just wanted to let you know how much you are appreciated, and to wish you and your family a very
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

  18. wrote on December 22nd, 2013 at 5:29 am


    Great card, now I have an excuse, er reason to get some washi tape! I too love to
    have some down time to stop and appreciate those people who are in my life. I
    also like to think about why we celebrate Christmas. I may have my problems
    but, I am so very thankful for what I do have in my life. I must remember how very
    blessed I am after all! Hope you and your family have a truly blessed Christmas!

    MELE KALILIMAKA to your entire Ohana! (family)

  19. wrote on December 26th, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    Susan W

    Wonderful card….those snowflake dies cut so well and are so pretty. Love the washi tape touches! I agree….this would work so well for gift tags. I still have a few gifts to give…maybe I’ll make up a couple of tags! Thanks for the inspiration!

  20. wrote on December 29th, 2013 at 6:00 pm


    I’m so late checking out your video. This is such a great card…and easy to replicate. Happy New Year.

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