Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Designer Challenge featuring STICKY STICKStm


Supplies you will need:

Sticky Stickstm: 16
Smoothfoamtm:  one 6" wide x 1" thick disk
Cardstock, three 12" x 12" sheets (I used papers from the "Frosted" collection by Close To My Heart); two 12" x 12" cream colored plain (for the snowflakes)
Inkpad, blue;  sponge
Mica Snow glitter
Paper cutter, scissors, die-cut machine (Cricut)
Artiste Cricut cartridge by Close To My Heart (For snowflakes and rosettes)
Decoupage medium or tacky glue, brush sponge
water bucket, paper towels, paper plate

Paper Rosettes:  Die-cut  and assemble one 5-1/2", eight 2-1/2"
Snowflakes:  Die-cut  fourteen 1-3/4", seven 2-1/2", one 4"

The adhesive patch on the flat end of the stick is a strong bond that is permanent.  In other words, you cannot remove paper from it without it tearing and it will hold heavier items than most adhesives.  For this Snow burst design, the adhesive will adhere each stick to the front (right side) of the foam disk.

Below is a close-up of the adhesive strip.  Before using, you peel away the release paper that is still in place here.

Trim the rounded end of each stick into a rounded point.

Cut 3/4" strips of paper.  Trim to fit the front and back of each stick.  Leave the adhesive  area open.  Adhere with decoupage medium or tacky glue.

Repeat the above step with the remaining Sticky Sticks.

Trace around the foam disk onto the wrong side of the cardstock.  Cut one out for the front and the back.  Adhere.

Cut and adhere  1" x 12" strips of cardstock around the sides to finish.  Trim excess.

 Shade edges of disk and sticks using the wedge sponge and inkpad.

Space the sticks evenly around the disk. I recommend marking your spaces. Remove the release paper from each stick and adhere to the front of the disk.  Make sure you are happy with the placement before you make it permanent!  The accordion fold rosette will cover up the ends of the sticks on the front of the snow burst.

Did you make a mistake?  Don't panic!  Just lift the stick as carefully as possible and repair the adhesion 
with a little tacky glue if needed.

Now you are ready to embellish!  Cut out the snowflakes and rosettes using the die-cut machine.  Assemble the rosettes.  Once you get the embellishments placed and glued, apply glue to the snowflakes and apply the glitter.  Allow to dry. Adhere the snowflakes to the project as shown in photos given.

I think I got an optical illusion with the photo below!  Interesting, huh?

If you would like to locate a retailer or find out where to purchase Sticky Sticks; visit the website @ www.stickysticks.com

Feel free to message me if you have any questions!  I hope you are having an awesome Fall and are savoring every minute of the season!  Click on the blue "Designer Craft Connection" button at the top of the page to hop through some more Sticky Sticks creations by CHA Designers!  Enjoy!

Live Life with a Flourish,



  1. LOVE this snowflake, Marilyn! Great for the front door for Winter!!

    1. Thank you, Beth! I am thinking it might end up there this year. My theme as one enters the front door is scattered with snowflakes, so that should work! (Guess I will need to finish it and put a hanger on it!) Lol.

  2. I love this Marilyn! I think it's amazing that you can turn Sticky Sticks into something as dainty as a snow flake! Thank you for all of your work and for helping to organize this Blog Hop with the other gals. You're so talented, and I appreciate it so much!! I love the Scarecrow and the Turkey, too!! You're amazing!

  3. Marilyn, thank you so much for all of the work on this project! What an amazing talent to be able to turn plain old Sticky Sticks into a dainty snow flake! I absolutely love your Scarecrow, too! He's amazing!! Thank you so much for posting this and for being awesome!

    1. Thank you, Stacey! It has been really fun working with Sticky Sticks and I hope we have all inspired a whole lot more people to craft with them. I know we all have lots more ideas! :-)

  4. This is so beautiful Marilyn! Alot of work but the project is gorgeous. What size diameter does this end up being? You have inspired me to make some wall decor! Thank you for putting the tutorial with this post too!

    1. Thank you, Marilyn! (The other MJ!) It was busy work...but I did most of it on my lap tray in front of my fav tv shows! An evening project! The span of the snowflake is 16". I think it would be fun to change up the papers and try out some other themes. Maybe a sports team even! Or a Birthday theme! Put the kids picture in the middle.....ok...I am getting inspired again. Lol!

  5. Sooo lovely! Thank you.