Snowflake Garland

by Beate Johns

Create a garland out of snowflake die cuts.


  • Grand Calibur, or other big die cut machine

  • Snowflake Pendant, or other snowflake die

  • Create-a-Flake 2, or other snowflake die

  • Eyelet Circle Nestabilities™, or other matching dies

  • Cardstock

  • Patterned paper

  • Adhesive

  • Sewing machine

  • Embellishments


  1. Step 1

    Place your dies cutting side facing up on the base plate (A) of the Grand Calibur.

  2. Add cardstock over the dies and top with cutting plate (C).

  3. Step 2

    Pull tray out of the Grand Calibur until you hear a clicking sound.

  4. Keeping the sandwich straight, insert into the Grand Calibur tray.

  5. Step 3

    Turn handle until the sandwich comes out on the other side. Your shapes are cut. Remove excess cardstock.

  6. Leave cardstock in dies and top first with tan embossing mat, then with Embossing Plate (B). Run through machine.

  7. Step 4

    Your shapes are now embossed.

    Repeat steps 1-3 with cardstock in a different color and/or patterned paper.

  8. Step 5 (Optional)

    Stack the shapes to add more interest.

  9. Step 6

    Sew shapes in a line one after another - keeping them an even or uneven distance apart, according to your preference.

  10. Step 7

    Add Embellishments.

  11. The garland is complete.

Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Snowflake Garland. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

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Questions and Comments

We'd love to get your feedback or questions. Leave your comment below.

This garland looks really good.
Eveline van Heijst  |  Sun Nov 7, 2010 at 6:30 AM
I love this craft! Simple and elegant! Beate, I love all your projects. Thank you for continuing to bring us great ideas!
yusi  |  Wed Jun 15, 2011 at 9:12 PM
Thank you. This tutorial answered all my questions.
JoanneO  |  Wed Jun 22, 2011 at 8:51 AM
Can those snow flake dies (? Not sure what you call them?) be used with the big shot? Thanks for your help!
Mandy  |  Wed Aug 31, 2011 at 10:23 AM
Gorgeous garland, always love snowflakes and you've decorated them so neatly.
craftydscreations  |  Wed Aug 31, 2011 at 10:34 AM
Yes Mandy, they can be used in the Big Shot. These are similar to spellbinders in thickness.
Irene  |  Wed Aug 31, 2011 at 10:48 AM
This is a must do. They are beautiful.
Carol S  |  Sat Sep 3, 2011 at 7:11 PM

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