I cut three 3x4 swag bag cards that I wanted to use for this project into 1/2 inch strips. These are then cut down to the size needed to be the 'v's on the snowflake. I cut one 4x6 card into 1/2 in. strips as well and these are the snowflake arms that come outward.
I placed the pieces down with minimal adhesive and then added stitching. Some spots shifted when I was stitching--so it's a good idea to add more adhesive to avoid the lack of alignment!! When I finished sewing, I always find it's so hard to cover any of the design up!!
I layered the photo of my daughter with several beautiful gold 3x4 cards included in the swag bag. I popped this photo up using foam adhesive.
I love the sequins, Simple Stories clear stickers, gold paper clip, and Fancy Pants Merry & Bright ephemera (all included in the SWAG BAG!!) that worked so perfectly with my LO.
Just one more close up-- I love the pops of gold scattered throughout this design! I lifted up the paper strips to add dimension against the snowy Simple Stories Winter Wonderland (similar) paper.
I hope you are keeping your eyes on the Paper Issues store for monthly swag bag releases....or that you sign up for a six month subscription for a monthly swag bag!
Also, many of the new CHA releases are coming this week!
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