Festive Friday #FF0073 - Winter/Winter Solstice

 It's time for another Festive Friday Challenge!  Every second Friday we post a challenge for you with a specific theme and a Inspo List of 10 items to choose from to create your project.  We encourage you to create a project based on the theme and Inspo List and then post it using at least 3 items from the inspiration list.

This week’s challenge #FF0072 is Winter/Winter Solstice on December 21st. Your goal is to simply use three or more items from the inspiration list on your project and link up! #festivefridaychallenge  At Festive Friday, you do not need to actually celebrate the occasion. I hope you’ll make a card, scrapbook page or 3-D project and join us. You don’t need a blog to enter Festive Friday. Check out this link on how you can play along with this challenge. If you want help entering, please email me at stampinwithmelva@gmail.com and I’d be happy to help you! 

For today's challenge, I selected a blue, purple, snowflakes and a fun fold from this week’s Inspo List.  I hope you will join us in our challenge this week. I can’t wait to see what YOU create. 

My card today is a Tea Bag Fold Snowflake card.  I was inspired by flower cards on Pinterest that used this fold so I decided I had to try it out.  You can check out my YouTube Video for tips and instructions on creating this fold.

Isn't this pretty!  I really like how it turned out.  You can use smaller squares to make your snowflake.  These were 3" squares of the Snowflake Spendor Designer Series Paper but in my video I used 2 1/2" squares.

Check out my video for the instructions for the card.  

For more inspiration, be sure to visit the rest of the  Festive Friday Challenge Design team.


  • Misty Moonlight Cardstock 4 1/4" x 11" - folded in half
  • Highland Heather Cardstock 4" x 5 1/4" and 1" x 3 1/2"
  • Whisper White Cardstock 3 3/4" x 5" and 4" x 5 1/4"
  • Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper 9 pieces of 3" x 3"

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  • Supply List for Project


    1. Your beautiful teabag fold is perfect for snowflakes, and the papers you used are perfect as well. Just a beautiful wintery creation!

    2. What a fun fold, Melva! I have never tried it, but you have inspired me to watch your video and give it a try! I love the colors. It's such a pretty winter card!

    3. That is an amazing fold! I have never made one and look forward to watching your video. Lovely winter card!

    4. Such a pretty card, Melva! I love this fun fold! It's another new one to me. It's great you did the video with directions.


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