Paper Piecing Memories by Babs

Paper Piecing Memories by Babs

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Snow Globe Shaker Cards

For those of you who have asked how to create these shaker cards, I've created a step by step instruction. I've included photos of each step along the way.


Digital Image from Treasure Box Designs (reduced to approx. 2 1/2 inches tall)
5x7 card (either store bought or one created from cardstock)
4 3/4 x 5 3/4 inch of red cardstock
4 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch patterned paper (for top of card)
2 x 4 1/2 inch  patterned paper (for top of card)
Piece of clear acetate
white cardstock for snow drift
sparkled white cardstock (for frame of snow globe)
2 snowflake brads
teaspoon (approx.) of Martha Stewart Tinsel Glitter
Saying Stamp (I used "Joy to the World" and "Wishing you and yours a blessed Christmas!" for the inside)
Candy Cane embellishment (or whichever you would like to use)
snowflake patterned paper (for inside snow globe)
brown cardstock (for snow globe base)
Adhesive tape
Pop Dots
Glue ( I used Tombo Mono and Beacon's 3-in-1 Advanced Craft Glue)
Cut a 4 1/2 circle out of the patterned snowflake paper and another out of the acetate. IMPORTANT: acetate easily gets smudged with glue, so always be careful when handling it
Cut a 4 1/2 inch circle out of white cardstock and another out of chipboard. Cut out the center of the circles, leaving a 1/4 inch frame. I used a circle template and an Exacto knife to cut the chipbard. Ink the edges in blue. 
Using the chipboard frame, from above, as a template, trace the lower half onto white cardstock and add a wavey top (for snow drift).   
Ink the wavy edge with blue and add some sparkle on the edge with Stickles glitter glue.
Create a base out of brown cardstock. It's a basic shape that I just drew (freehand) onto the cardstock, approx. 4 x 1 1/2 inches. Ink the edges with brown.
Adhere your patterned cardstock on top of the red cardstock as shown. Adhere ribbon, wrapping around  to the back of the red cardstock. Finally, adhere the snow globe base, leaving enough room for globe and saying above. IMPORTANT-Do not adhere to top of card yet. 

Position and adhere the snowdrift and penguin to top of globe base. Attach snowflake brads and NOW adhere to top of the card. (This way the brad backs and back of ribbon will not be seen) 
Using a tape runner, apply adhesive to bottom of the white circle frame, being sure adhesive covers the entire frame (otherwise glitter will come out of globe).
Center and attach to top of acetate, being very careful not to get any glue on the window part of the acetate. Trim excess acetate around outer part of chipboard. This will be the window of the globe, creating the pocket to hold the glitter.
Pour approximately 1 teaspoon of the tinsel glitter on the center of the image.
Turn your window piece over and being extremely careful to stay on the edge of the chipboard only, apply your Beacon's glue sparingly around the entire bottom of chipboard (leaving no gaps between the glue)  Also, be very careful not to get any glue on the acetate. Line up and attach to top of globe on card, pressing firmly all around, so that it adheres securely all around. Allow to dry completely before standing card, otherwise, glitter will stick to the glue. 
Finally, stamp your saying on white cardstock and adhere to a layer of red and green. Pop dot and attach above globe as shown. Adhere a bow on the top of your saying. You're finished!