There’s really nothing more magical than a snow globe at Christmas time. Think about it – a little winter wonderland right at your fingertips. The north pole. Santa’s village. A favorite city covered in magical glowing snow. Honestly, it makes me giddy just thinking about shaking that little magical glass globe and watching the flakes swirl around as a familiar holiday tune plays in the background. That’s why, when I was challenged to create some Christmas cards with the “Holly Jolly” collection, I found myself figuring out how to recreate some magic in the form of cards! Here’s the little set I came up with, and instructions so you can create your own snow globe card set too!
Start by cutting a snow globe from two patterned papers. I used a shape from the Silhouette store – but there are a lot of options – including free-handing one. It’s a simple shape, so anyone can do it!
I used my sewing machine to stitch around the edges. This step is optional, but I love the added detail:
Next, use the same shape to create the card base from white cardstock. I chose to have my card open at the top, but you could create it so it opens from the side if you prefer.
Place the patterned (and sewn) pieces on the card front.
The magic is about to begin! Use stickers or die-cut to create the “scene” in the globe.
I like to place at least one of the images on pop-dots
Next, I added the “Merry Christmas” tag over the seam between the base and glass of the globe. I placed it on foam as well. There’s already a hole punched in these tags, so adding a jute bow is the perfect addition.
I also chose to add some additional detail with enamel dots (one of my favorite embellishments):
And that’s it. Pure magic.
Of course, I couldn’t stop at ONE…so here’s the entire collection:
I’d love to see your most magical cards! Especially if you choose to create your own snow globe card set! Please link us up on the comments below!
Have a very merry, magical holiday season!