Saturday, December 1, 2012

Simple Stories Snow Globe Card by Guest Designer Michelle Wofford


Hi, Michelle again with a fun festive card tutorial. When I received the Handmade Holiday Collection by Simple Stories and saw I received some of their 4" x 6" transparencies I knew I wanted to make a snow globe card.

Patterned Paper
Coordinating Transparency
Paper Trimmer
Coordinating stickers
pop up adhesive (optional)
Stickles Glitter Glue
To start this card let's trim the card base and patterned paper we need.  Trim the following sizes...
1 piece of cardstock - 4" x 6"
1 piece of cardstock - 2" x 4"
1 piece of patterned paper - 2" x 4"
Next use a circle cutter or make a template using a lid to cut a circle about 3 3/4" in diameter from the transparency.  Make sure to include as much of the fun design on the transparency as you can.
 Next take your 2" x 4" pieces and use your pencil to mark them at 1/4" and 3 3/4" on the long side.  Use your paper trimmer to trim the pieces from the marked line to the bottom corner to create a taper.

Now you can attach your transparency circle to the back of the patterned paper piece.  Just put a bit of adhesive and attach, then adhere the tapered cardstock piece to the inside back, this hides the adhesive and helps secure the transparency. 

Now take your 4" x 6" piece of cardstock and score at 1/2" using the Martha Stewart score board.  Use the bone folder on score for a crisp fold line.
Next take the front of the card you created with the transparency and base, lay it on top of the 4" x 6" piece and use your pencil to trace the pattern onto the base.  Make sure to hold the 1/2" fold down and trace the top of the circle onto it.  Depending on how low you placed the circle on the front piece, your base may be a little long, make sure you line it up from the top and trim excess off the bottom.
Trim the traced outline with micro tip scissors.  Place a bit of adhesive on the flap and attach the two piece together.

Get a piece of scrap patterned paper or small piece of patterned paper from the collection and use your pencil to free hand a snow cap.  Trim with scissors and attach to front of card.
Use pop up adhesive to adhere the snowman sticker to the inside of the card. 
Add some snowflakes.
Add some ribbon / twine and a button sticker to the base.
Now add some Stickles Glitter Glue, I used the Platinum color here to compliment the beige tones.  Outline the snow cap on the top and add little specks to the center of each snow flake and in other random spots on the transparency. 
That's it, now you have a fun snow globe card anyone would love for the holidays.  I'd love to see any snow globe cards you create so feel free to share here or on the Craft Warehouse Facebook Page!
Thanks for looking, Michelle


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