Friday, December 3, 2010

Snowflake Specimen Art {Shortcut Style}

So I enjoyed my mock Halloween specimen art (HERE) so much that I decided to try and do some for the Winter Season. I opted not to do a "Christmas" theme so it could last past December 25th so I decided to go with ~snowflakes~. I happened to be off work today so I headed out to Michaels this morning and found these foam sticker snowflakes - all on clearance for $1.49 each.


I wanted my snowflakes to all be the same size so I had to mix and match the choices in the various bags. Yes, I actually sat there for an HOUR and laid them all out on the floor in matching groups. The reason it took so long is because 90% of them needed to have all the little inner pieces removed. I figured I might as well go ahead and do it to all of them so they would be ready for future projects.


Then I cut some pretty red and green cardstock (from my old scrapbooking stash) and placed it in the same frame I had used for my halloween specimen art. Again, I put the paper on top of the glass so you could see the dimension of the stickers. I decided which snowflakes I wanted to use and fiddled around with the arrangement until I landed on my favorite. Then I just stuck them on. Here is the final result!





And here is a close up of the 3D "effect". I love that some of them have glitter on them too - adds some nice holiday sparkle.



First I tried it out on the mantle.






But I ended up putting it on the end table. 



Next to it, I put a cute little footed bowl that I also picked up this morning from TJ Maxx (clearanced for $3). In the bowl I placed some silver twig balls from Michaels (clearanced for $1.99).




I like it!! What do you think? Not too bad for some cheap foam stickers!!







In case you are a new visitor, here are links to my other forrays into specimen art (if you're curious):



This project was featured!! Thank you so much - I'm honored!!

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I also want to thank these bloggers for the "shoutouts":


This project was linked up to the CSI Project's Winter Crafts and Decor Challenge!
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57 comments:

  1. LOVE LOVE LOVE!! Awesome job!

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  2. I love this idea! And it's sounds so easy to do! May just have to go buy me some snowflakes tomorrow!

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  3. I love this! I even have all those foam stickers right here at home! What a great idea. :) I'm your newest follower--hope you'll stop by my blog and follow back if you'd like:
    www.homeandholidaykeepsakes.blogspot.com
    I have a free cupcake wrapper printable you can download!
    Thanks!

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  4. Love this! Your colors are perfect!

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  5. found this through tatertots & jello - LOVE it! simple, classy, and cute! great job.

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  6. totally love this, and totally copying this! teehee!!

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  7. I love it!!!
    What a great project...so versatile!
    Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Paper Issues!
    =)

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  8. Wonderful, I love it, bravo:)))
    Greetings from Europe,Biljana

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  9. Too Cute! I'm in LOVE! Thanks for linking!

    Krista

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  10. OMW>...lovin' your ART...and the grouping is GORGEOUS!!

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  11. What a cute idea. Love it. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. i love specimen art, but had not thought about snowflakes...what a good idea :) come on over and link up to MMM!

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  13. i LOVE this idea!! i may just have to "borrow" it, hehe, so THANKS for the inspiration!!

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  14. holy cow i LOVE it! especially with stickers! easy peasy! :) thank you!!
    (linked you from tatertots & jello) :)

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  15. I love this idea! I came over from Polly Want a Crafter! This is just so cute!

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  16. so pretty and elegant, yet simple at the same time. that is a fine crafty combination right there, isn't it? very very cool!

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  17. Kyra - Super cute! Thanks so much for linking to the party - I greatly appreciate it! I featured these today - stop by and grab a featured button if you like. Hope you have a lovely week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

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  18. Love this!!! I love snowflakes - what a super cute idea! I found you from Censational Girl's link party :) New follower :)

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  19. What a great idea! I love that there is dimension to it. This would be a fantastic project for kids to do as well.

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  20. Darling! I love snowflakes and this is just too cute!

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  21. I love it! Looks super easy to do & thats exactly my kinda project!

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  22. SHUT UP!! (As Stacy would say! LOL)

    That is too easy...but looks fantastic!! And great steal at TJ Maxx on that cool bowl! :)

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  23. What a sweet idea! Very cute and festive.

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  24. Hey Kyra!
    Just wanted to let you know I featured you... again. I love your blog and your awesome projects! Thanks for linking up each week!

    Krista

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  25. This looks so chic! Not at all like it was made with foam craft snowflakes. WOW! I love it :) Thank you for linking it up today.

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  26. Really cute! It looks perfect on the table.

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  27. What an awesome idea! I am your newest follower! Please follow me at http://CraftyCierra.blogspot.com/ and dont forget to enter my giveaway for a fun Christmas Activity Book! If you are interested in doing a blogswap, please email me! CierraLarsen@hotmail.com Thanks!

    /Cierra

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  28. I love this idea. It's so cool how you can do specimen art for any holiday. Love it!

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  29. I like your projects. I'm in awe of your bargain shopping skills!

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  30. Found this at Hooray for the Holidays at Cross My Hooks. Love how your Snowflake Specimen turned out. I am following your blog now. Stop by Wiccan Make Some Too when you can & say hi!

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  31. Suuuuuuper cute! GREAT job! I've been wanting to do a butterfly "specimen" print for awhile. They're just adorable!

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  32. I think this is great! I absolutely love it.

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  33. Soooo cute!!! What a great idea :)

    Shopper Gal
    http://www.shoppergal.com/

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  34. Turned out sooo cute! I love it!

    Come enter a giveaway!

    http://gigglesglitzandglam.blogspot.com/2010/12/sseko-giveaway.html

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  35. This is so beautiful! I love it, such a clever idea, that I had to highlight it on my Polly want a Crafter blog today @ 5:30! I hope you get some new readers! Thanks so much for linking up to the party!

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  36. This is so great. I love the specimen snowflakes. Great way to use those stick on foam things. I would have never thought of it.

    Thanks for linking up @ Hooray for the Holidays!

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  37. This is Fabulous! Awesome job!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!
    AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

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  38. Love this! I want to make me one now! I am sharing this with my FB fans, hope you don't mind! Thanks so much!

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  39. What a great idea! I'm not a fan of foam but you made it look so adorable! Awesome! I will have to "copy" you. Hope you don't mind!;) However I will at least put it in my own color scheme.

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  40. I featured you this week!

    Hookin' Up with HoH #28

    Stop by and grab a featured button! You deserve it. :)

    ~Allison @ House of Hepworths

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  41. It looks awesome! Your hard work was well worth it!

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  42. I love it. So easy, you would have never thought it though. I'll have to remember this for next year!

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  43. Ok, this is really cute!! I love the geometric design...thanks so very much for linking to the Christmas Challenge! -shaunna :)

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  44. I love this idea.... But we dont get these kind of stickers here... ;-(

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  45. I love this! I've featured you on my blog (sorta) on my Holiday Gifts post about last minute gifts to make for the holidays. Although, to be honest, it's a list for next year for me! LOL

    I'm following you now and will definitely be back to see other cute things as you create them!

    Tina "the Book Lady"
    http://holidaygiftsandmore.blogspot.com
    http://familyliteracyandyou.blogspot.com
    http://givingnsharing.blogspot.com

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  46. What a clever idea! You are so creative, Kyra! You really did make foam shapes look chic. :)

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  47. How cute and clever! Thanks for linking up to the CSI Project this week!!!

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  48. LOVE Michael's clearance! I got so much great stuff there the other day. This is fantastic. I saw you on CSI's link party, I'm hosting a Winter Wonderland link party on Monday and would love it if you linked up!
    -Melissa
    www.serendipityandspice.blogspot.com

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