“Let it Snow” Snowman Christmas Card Tutorial

I have been buried in snow this winter for the first time in my life, so as I thought about what I should create as the temps dip low with strange white sticky stuff on the ground, I'm originally from So-Cal, I just couldn’t help but commemorate my immense joy and wonder at experiencing my first snowfall.

Card Making Supplies & Tools Used:

SVG Cut File or Steel Rule Die:

General Craft Supplies:

 

Card Materials:

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. CUT OUT SNOWMAN: 
    Cricut & Silhouette: Cut the Snowman from our FREE Card SVG kit or use the standard circle shapes in Cricut Design Space or Silhouette Studio. Using 60-65# White Cardstock, Cut 1 each in three sizes: 1/2" in, 1" in and 1 1/2" inches. Cut the triangle for the nose in Orange.
    Sizzix: Die Cut shapes from Sizzix Originals Die - Circles #4 in White 60-65# Cardstock.
    ALL: Freehand cut the triangle for the nose in Orange if not using our Nose SVG. Also, If you are not using the black mini buttons, die cut the Black 1/4" circles or draw on the circles. Set aside. Assemble all other materials.
  2. SNOW HILL: Take a scrap piece of White Cardstock, roughly the width of your greeting card blank. Tear an uneven edge from bottom to top corner, till it looks sloped like a hill of snow. Glue on to the base of the card, trimming excess from edges.
  3. BUILD SNOWMAN: Using Mini Glue dots or Glue, paste the 2" circle to the middle of the card overlapping the snow hill. See above picture for reference. Repeat with the 1 1/2" circle, remembering to overlap the previous circle slightly. Do not place the Head 1" circle just yet.
  4. ARMS: While the glue is still fresh, tuck each twig on each side of the large bottom 2" circle. I recommend using Mini Glue dots to help adhere the twigs to the card.
  5. SCARF: Take your 3/8 in. Plaid Ribbon fabric and cut off a 4" section. Fold the piece into an 'X' shape as you would a scarf and glue into place on top of the second snowman circle. I recommend using Mini Glue dots to adhere the fabric to the card for a strong bond & flat look.
  6. HEAD: Tuck in the 1" circle for the head into the top of the 'X' of the scarf, covering the back neck portion but not as to overlap the scarf tails in front. Glue into place. Glue on the Orange nose pointing upwards. Draw on the smile with your Black Fine Tip Archival Pen. If available, rub on some peach chalk with your finger or Q-tip in circle shapes on either side of the nose, these will be your cheeks.
  7. COALS: Returning to the middle circle, using Mini Glue dots for a strong hold, stick-on the 3 mini-buttons vertically, spaced equally apart. If not using mini-buttons, paste or draw on 1/4" black circles. 
  8. SNOWFALL: Glue sequins to card, randomly in the background, just as snowflakes would land. (I find a small drop of craft glue works best.) Allow to dry.
  9. SENTIMENT: Write sentiment “Let it Snow” on the inside, and draw a couple snowflakes beside it with a white gel pen. Allow to dry before placing in envelope. 
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