Snow Globe Flurries Holiday Inspiration Part 2


Snow Globe Flurries Holiday Inspiration Part 2

Welcome back to part two of our Snow Globe Flurries Holiday Inspiration! I made so many cards, I decided to create four coordinating blog posts to really go into depth on each card design. If you missed part one click HERE to read it! 

Spinning Slimline Snow Globe Pop up Video Tutorial 

 Many of you are eager to see how to put these snow globe cards together. Here's a tutorial on the Slimline Spinning Snow Globe Pop up die set. Stay tuned, I will have the A7 video tutorial posted in my third Snow Globe Flurries inspiration blog post. Now let's take a look at these cards! 

Card One

Card one features some new stamps and dies! My card base was built using dies from our new "Spinning Slimline Snow Globe Pop up" die set. To learn how to assemble these cards, see my video tutorial above or click HERE. 

I decided to ink blend my card base to coordinate with my colored images. The Distress oxide inks that I used were: Dusty Concord, Shaded Lilac, Tumbled Glass and Squeezed Lemonade. This is a new ink blend for me and I think it turned out fantastic!  I splattered some silver iridescent watercolor on all of my ink blended panels to create some snow. 

The stamped images on my centerpiece are from our new "Russian Winter Village" 6x6 stamp set. I colored them in with my Copic markers. Then, I used the coordinating dies to cut them out. 

I used the same inks to blend a sky for my scene. The background die I used as my centerpiece is included in the Slimline Snow Globe Pop up die set. 

To ground my images, I added some white glitter snow hills. I also added some small snowflakes to my sky along with some clear iridescent gems. 

Be sure to always double up your stamped and/or die cut images for these snow globe pop up cards. Both dies create 360 cards, so you'll need the same images on the front and back of your center piece.

On the outside of my snow globe, I added some layered snowflakes. I used a variety of snowflakes from our new "Snowflake Spinner" die set and our "Winter Essentials" die set. I added clear iridescent gems to all of them.

Then, I stamped my sentiment to go on the bottom flap of my globe. I used Versafine Onyx Black ink, my favorite ink for stamping sentiments! 


Card Two

Let's change it up with an A7 shadow box book card! We have several new products that work well with our "shadow box book" die set. All of our new stand alone dies and slimline spinners are perfectly sized for the book and any A7 card!
I used some pattern paper and white glitter snow hills to create the front cover of my book. To see how these books are assembled, watch my video tutorial HERE.
For this card, I decided to create a fun Winter Wonderland scene on the outside and inside of my book. For the cover, I used our new "Winter Trees" die set and our new "Whimsical Reindeer" die to create a beautiful outdoor snowy scene.  
This little reindeer is available or separate purchase, but you can also receive him FREE with any order of $150 or more. 
The sentiment comes from our new "Russian Winter Village" stamp set. I just used an ornate shape to die cut it out. 


Here's a look at the inside of this book. In case you're new to this pop up, the "pages" of the book, will fold completely flat. This book can also be trimmed down to an A2 or square size. I like to use 85 lb card stock for the pages and the front and back covers of my books. By the time, the book is fully assembled, it will be quite heavy, so no need to use heavy weight card stock. 


The inner cover of the book I left very simple with just some pattern paper, a silver die cut reindeer and a snow hill. 

Inside my shadow box, I added some more snowy Winter trees, a lantern, some snow hills and another reindeer.

The outside of my shadow box features our new "A7 Theater Cover Plate" die set. I love this die because you can make it into a theater stage or a window curtain! In this case, I wanted it to look like a window looking outside. To add to that window look, I added some acetate behind my curtains to look like glass. 


Card Three

 For quick and easy snow globe cards, cut your bases from pattern paper! One sheet of 12x12 card stock will allow you to create an entire A7 or Slimline Snow Globe including the back side! For extra stability, I always back my pattern card bases with heavier weight card stock. It's also important to use medium to heavy weight card stock for the base accordion. 

To decorate the base, I simply added a hot foil sentiment to the bottom flap. Additionally, I added a large white snowflake with a red gem in the center. 

The spinner was created using all of the dies included in the "Snowy Cabin" spinner die set. I did some paper piecing and added some specialty card stock to really give it that elegant touch. 


I think this card has a masculine vibe to it, I seem to always feel that way about plaid card stock! 


Card Four 

I must say, out of all the A7 snow globe cards I made, this one is my favorite. Gold and white is one of my all time favorite color combinations for the Holidays.

I kept this card super simple and let the specialty card stock do all the work for me. Specialty card stock adds such an elegant touch to your otherwise simple card designs.

To adorn the front and back of my card base, all I did was die cut the trapeze shape from the A7 Spinning Snow Globe pop up die set from gold and white striped pattern paper. On top, I added a gold heat embossed sentiment, which comes from the "Russian Winter Village" stamp set. Then, I accented the sentiment with some gold baubles. 

The centerpiece was created with our new "Snowflake Spinner" die set. I used the two largest snowflake dies to create this beautiful two toned snowflake. For some added shine, of course, I had to add some gold baubles. 

Is this not the most stunning card ever?! I loved it so much I created a blue version, which I will show in my third or fourth blog post. I plan on doing several color variations and making these my Holiday cards this year!

Card Five

Let's take a look at another slimline snow globe. I left the back completely solid so my centerpiece would swing back and forth as opposed to spin. I cut my base pieces from white card stock and utilized some more pattern paper for the back of the card and the trapeze. 

I thought it would be cute to create a pink swinging nutcracker for breast cancer month. I paper pieced him using gold, black, white and pink card stock. He takes about 25 minutes to fully paper piece with all of the details.

This nutcracker has officially sold out (what?? so crazy!!). However, he is still available for preorder. Orders for the nutcracker will be sent on October 29th!

The front of the card was decorated with some music notes and musical instruments from the "A7 Music Note Cover Plate" die set. I also added a pink and gold hot foiled sentiment to the bottom flap of the card. 

That's it for part two! Remember to come back to the Scrappy Tails blog on Sunday for even more Snow Globe Flurries inspiration! 

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