Hero Arts: Snowflake Ornament Holiday Card

Hero Arts Snowflake Ornament Fancy Die Christmas Holiday Card

I fell in love the first time I saw the “Snowflake and Ornament Fancy Die” by Hero Arts. It’s the highlight on this simple yet elegant Christmas Holiday cards. The background printed cardstocks are from my stash which are probably retired by now. However, you can easily find similar ones.

Hero Arts Snowflake Ornament Fancy Die Christmas Holiday Card

I die-cut a glitter and white cardstock, then glued them together in an offset position. I wait for them to fully dry and then dry embossed a vellum paper with snowflakes. I use this as a backdrop for the ornament. Since paper usually shrinks a bit when used with Elmer’s glue, I cut the vellum slightly larger than the first two layers. 

Hero Arts Snowflake Ornament Fancy Die Christmas Holiday Card

The delicate ornament is removable from the card. It’s tied to the card with a candy cane colored string by carefully piercing the cardstock. From the back side of card's front, the string is pulled through two holes and the ornament's top. Then the string is tied in a single bow on the front. A Holiday sentiment greeting from Lawn Fawn is heat embossed in either red or black embossing powder inside the card. 

Happy Holidays and thank you for stopping by!

Maria Byrd

Entered to the following challenges:

  1. Alphabet Challenge Blog - S is for Silver, entry #13
  2. Christmas Kickstart Challenge #57 - If It's Christmassy, Link It Up! - Anything Goes, entry #126
  3. HLS December Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes, entry #63
  4. HLS December Dies Challenge - Anything Goes, entry #63
  5. Sweet Stampin' Challenge Blog - Anything Christmas, entry #106
  6. The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge # 106 - Anything Christmas Goes, entry #210


  • Hero Arts DI528 Snowflakes and Ornament Fancy Die
  • Sizzix Thinlits Holiday Greens Die by Tim Holtz
  • Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables
  • Lawn Fawn Stamps Merry Messages (sentiment inside)
  • Darice Embossing Folder Background Snowflake
  • Me & My Big Ideas CCX-814 cardstock 12x12 (2014, retired?)
  • Others: Glitter cardstock, Core’dinations Cardstock, Neenah, Vellum, candy cane string, snowflake printed cardstock, Tsukineko VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad (embossing), Black or Red embossing powder, Elmer's Glue, heat gun, Tombow Mono Permanent Glue Tape


  1. Hello Maria, your cards are so elegant - just gorgeous - love that die!
    Thanks for playing along at Sweet Stampin', looking forward to seeing you next challenge.
    Sarah R
    Sweet Stampin' DT

  2. Beautiful diecut ornaments,love how you attached them to your card,thank you for joining in at the Alphabet Challenge

  3. Gorgeous makes! Thanks for sharing with us over at the Holiday and Ivy Christmas Challenge.

  4. Love the effect of the velllum behind the bauble die-cut - so pretty. Thank you for playing along with us at Sweet Stampin'. Tracey x

  5. gorgeous cards, I might need to invest in that die!

    thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin.


  6. So pretty! Thanks for playing at Christmas Kickstart, Jo x

  7. I love what you've done with that die. They are so lovely. Thanks for joining my theme over at The Alphabet Challenge. Love Dawn x

  8. These ornaments are gorgeous Maria. I love the look of the vellum background. They then take on a whole new look on the card backgounds. Great to have a keepsake when you get a card! Thanks so much for sharing with us at HLS Dies Challenge. Stay safe and Happy 2022 to you and your family. Cheers':)

    1. Thank you! Happy New Year too!

  9. Beautiful - that is such a pretty die.

    Thanks for joining us at the Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge.

    Helen x

  10. Love those snowflake baubles!
    Thanks for sharing with the happy little Stampers!