5 ½” x 8 ½” Light Blue Cardstock for Card (solid or printed)
3 ½” x 4 ¾” White Cardstock #7730 2224 for card front
2” x 2” Light Blue Cardstock for snowglobe (solid or printed)
2”x 2” Red Cardstock
2” x 2” White Cardstock for snow & snowman
2 pcs. of 2” x 8 ½” Medium Blue Cardstock for lettering
Black Ink Pad #3001 4945
Stickles glitter glue – Crystal #3001 4975
Quickutz Bubblegum Machine Die #3005 8576
Quickutz Alphabet die set- your choice
Quickutz Squeeze Tool #3006 2404
Paper Creaser #3000 3774
Quickie Glue Pen #3005 1737
Colored Pencils #7776 8366 – pink, red
Fine Tip Black Marker
5mm Double stick tape #3001 3283
Note: The sample shown was made using both sides of American Crafts Holiday Cardstock “Blizzard” 39872. (3006 0970)
Score and crease 5 ½” x 8 ½” cardstock in half to make the card base.
Following the manufacturer’s instructions, use the Quickutz Squeeze tool to die cut the Gumball Machine pieces. Use the red cardstock for the bottom base, light blue cardstock for the circle globe. Lightly ink the edges of the globe with the black ink. Lightly ink the edges and shade the base with the black ink as shown in the sample. Set aside.
Trace and cut out the snow and snowman pieces from the white cardstock according to the patterns. Use the fine tip marker to draw in the eyes and dotted mouth of the snowman. Use the pink pencil to color in cheeks at the corners of the mouth. Use the red pencil to draw in a heart at the upper left of the body.
Center the 3 ½’ x 4 ¾” white cardstock on the front of the card and tape in place. Place the circle globe on the center of the white cardstock. Place the snowman inside the circle and then the layer of snow along the bottom of the globe, matching the edges. Glue pieces in place. Next place the base under the globe, slightly overlapping the edge and glue in place.
Use the Quickutz Squeeze too and the alphabet die set to die cut “Happy Holidays”. Arrange the lettering around the snow globe and glue in place.
Add Crystal Stickles as an accent on the snowman, snow, lettering and designs if using printed cardstock. Let dry.
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