Learn how to make a snowman shaker card with lots of sweet, easy details!
There are SO many cute things going on with this project and we are so glad that Carol is sharing all her details for how to make a snowman shaker card with all those sweet touches. Carol said she wanted to use previously released products with new products for a fresh look. We think she hit this out of the park! Let’s get the steps in her own words so we can play along at home!
Carol’s directions for her snowman shaker card:
- First, stamp the snowmen images from the Laughing Snowmen Set with a very light colored Copic marker safe ink. There are also inks specifically for the no-line coloring too. What this means is that the stamped lines are light enough in color that the lines “disappear” when colored over.
- I usually stamp all the images in a set because I like choices! Also gives me another image just in case I mess one up!
- I have found that with this no-line coloring it can look really bad at the start, but keep going! It will look good finished.
- Here is a photo showing the finished snowman along with the marker colors.
- Cut the image out with the coordinating Laughing Snowmen die.
- Now let’s make the shaker part of the card. We will cut all the layers first.
- Cut a piece of the red paper from the Ho Ho Ho paper pad to 4-¼” x 5-½” and use glue to adhere it to an A2 card base.
- Cut the tree patterned paper, also in the Ho Ho Ho paper pad, to 4″ x 5-¼”.
- Center a rectangle die (I used the third smallest Nested Rectangle Small stitch die because the set was out on my desk-Haha!) onto the tree paper and run it through your die cutting machine.
- Die cut white card stock with the second smallest Inside Scallop Frame die three times. Adhere the frames together with glue.
- Cut a piece of clear acetate just a bit larger than the die cut rectangle opening of the tree paper.
- Die cut a piece of patterned paper from the Snowflake Fun slimline paper pad with the same Nested Rectangle Small Stitch Die as used previously.
- Die cut the four smallest dies of the the Slimline Christmas Tree Die from green card stock. This shows three of the pieces, but I decided the tree needed to be taller and also have the trunk.
- Adhere the pieces of the tree together with glue.
- Add white dots to the tree with a white gel pen to emulate snowflakes.
- Adhere the piece of acetate behind the window of the tree paper with glue.
- When the glue on the acetate has dried, add foam tape around the rectangle, making sure to leave no gaps. Otherwise, your shaker bits will escape!
- Adhere the tree to the die cut snowflake paper rectangle with glue. Trim the excess off with scissors.
- Sprinkle your shaker bits into the window.
- Carefully remove the foam tape backing, and place the rectangle with the tree face down onto the foam tape.
- Now add glue to the back of your shaker to adhere it to the card base.
- Add foam tape to the back of the snowman to adhere to the front of the shaker.
- Stamp the sentiment from the Laughing Snowmen Set in black ink and trim into a strip.
- Add narrow foam tape along the bottom back of the sentiment and glue to the top part. Adhere it along the bottom of the shaker window.
Rubbernecker here is this not one of the most adorable cards? We love all the details and the fact that it can be used the whole season long. Remember, there are tons of different patterns in the Snowflake Fun Slimline Paper Pad so you can mix and match the designs, the snowmen and your color choices to your heart’s content.
Here’s what you will want to grab from the store to make this card:
We highly recommend, during this summer heat, that you make a snowman shaker card to maybe trick your mind into thinking it’s a little cooler than it is AND to try out the fun tips that went into the making. We are pretty sure that when you finish one of the cuties, you are probably going to want to make a handful!