The only time I ever really long for snow is in the middle of a HOT and humid New Jersey summer, lol. And of course if you want snow at the beginning of August, you have to make it yourself, so I did! I used my Tim Holtz/Sizzix "Stacked Snowflakes" die to cut lots of layers of snowflakes from Prima's Geogia Blues collection. Then I stacked them with little slivers of foam tape between the layers for extra dimension. I had trouble finding a background paper that set the snowflakes off well enough, so I wound up making my own, from a piece of dark blue Core'dinations cardstock. I started with a fun and flakey embossing folder, sanded the impression to get some color variation, then added extra swirls of machine stitching. Finally, I affixed my fancy layered flakes, and finished off with some Eyelet Outlet pearl bling.