* All digital cards and invitiations have moved! Check out the new pingg.com >

Vintage Modern Snowflakes Card

One of my favorite design pairings is that of stripes and shapes in complementary colors. Many scrapbook manufacturers create paper in compatible color tones to allow for different patterns.

The olive, blue, black and taupe colors in this card's paper give it a vintage feel, and the orange accents along with the misshapen balls modernize the design.


2 sheets designer patterned cardstock with bold shapes (8 x 11 inches)
1 sheet striped scrapbook paper (complementary color to patterned paper)
Double-stick tape
Self-adhesive ribbon or trim in complementary colors
Snowflake paper punch
White paper
Self-adhesive rhinestone accents


Step 1: Fold 1 sheet of designer patterned cardstock in half to make a card (Tip: Use a bone folder along the folded edge to make a nice flat crease).

Step 2: Cut the striped paper to fit the bottom half on the front of the card. Attach it to the front of the card with double-stick tape.

Step 3: Mask the seam where the 2 papers meet by applying a strip self-adhesive ribbon or trim across the card (refer to photo).

Step 4: Cut out a shape from the second sheet of patterned cardstock, like I did with the blue ball that is on the striped bottom half of the card. Attach the shape off-center on the striped part of the card with double-stick tape.

Step 5: Punch out snowflakes from white paper (Tip: I used a Martha Stewart brand snowflake paper punch).

Step 6: Use gluestick to attach the snowflakes to the front of the card.

Step 7: Add a finishing touch of rhinestone accents where appropriate within the pattern on the paper.

Find more party planning inspirations for Winter Parties

Inspiration to your inbox

Want to receive the latest Celebrations.com ideas?

Get our newsletter »
Meet our Writer
Jennifer Geddes
Celebrations Writer

Jennifer Kelly Geddes has hosted Christmas cookie swaps, New Year's open houses, Thanksgiving for 22, and all manner of dinner parties in her Manhattan and Ghent, NY homes.

Read More »
Exotic Cocktail Recipe Video Link to video gallery. Upgrade your spring sips with this cocktail tutorial. »

Inspirations Delivered to Your Inbox

Sign up to receive our weekly newsletter and have party tips and ideas sent straight to your inbox! You'll be the first to know about our best recipes, decoration ideas, invitation inspirations and more.