Today I’m celebrating “Christmas in July” with a fun Z Fold Snowman card made using several dies by Rubbernecker Stamps and the The Paper Cut Easel Card Base kit. I used the Snowman, Pine Tree Forest, Tree in Oval, Deckle Hills, Wagon, Small Birds and Tiny Leaves to create this fun winter scene.
The Card Base
- Cut a piece of blue cardstock 11″ x 5.50″ .
- Cut several sections of the Deckle Hills using white cardstock to create the snow layers and attach them to the card base using ATG adhesive.
- Cut two Deckle Hills sections 2.50″ x approximately 2.00″ tall and one 5.25″ x approximately 2.00″ tall. Attach the pieces to the card base using ATG adhesive.
- Cut four Deckle Hills sections 3.75″ wide x approximately 2.00″ tall.
- Score the insert layers .50″ in from each end and set aside.
- Cut one Deckle Hills layer 11.00″ x approximately 2.00″. Note: I cut the cardstock piece at 11.00″ inches, placed the die and ran through the machine. I lined up the die where the first cut ended and ran it through a second time to create the full 11.00″ piece.
- Score the 11.00″ Deckle Hills layer at 5.50 and 8.25″.
- Apply ATG adhesive to the back portion of the 11.00″ layer and attach to the card base. Apply to the first 2.75″ on the back left and the last 2.75″ on the back right side.
- Cut several Pine Tree Forest and two Tree Tree in Oval sections using green cardstock. Cut the large trees away from the oval to use in the back of the scene.
Assemble the Snowman and Wagon full of Snowman Parts
- Cut the snowman parts using white, black, red, green, woodgrain and orange cardstock.
- Assemble the pieces to form the snowman using glossy accents.
- Attach tiny holly leaves and red berries to the hats and scarf using glossy accents.
- Cut the wagon using red and black cardstock and attach the pieces using glossy accents.
- Cut additional snowman parts in red, black, green, woodgrain and orange cardstock and loosely assemble them and attach to the wagon using mounting tape and glossy accents.
Assemble the Z Fold Snowman Card
- Tuck the trees in behind the snow layers and attach to the card base using rolled up glue dots.
- Apply double stick tape to the edges of the insert layers. Fold the left scored side toward the back of the card and the right scored side to the front of the card. Attach the layers to the box portion of the card.
- Attach the trees to the insert layers using double stick tape.
- Tuck the two small snowmen in behind the snow layers on both sides of the card and attach using mounting tape.
- Apply double stick tape to the lower front portion of the large snowman and attach him to the insert layer.
- Attach the wagon full of snowman parts to the front snow layer using mounting tape.
- Attach snowflakes to the sky area, trees and images using Gina K Connect glue. Hint: I have several dies with eyelet borders so I save the circles from those when I cut to use as snowflakes. I use the Gina K Connect glue to attach them instead of my favorite Glossy Accents as it dries perfectly clear in case some of the glue spills out from under the snowflakes.
- Finish by attaching a few red birds to the scene for an additional touch of color using small pieces of mounting tape.
I hope you enjoyed seeing my Z Fold Snowman card. I took a close up picture of the wagon full snowman parts for you to see since they don’t really show up well in the other pictures. I thought it was such a fun idea to make it look like there were lots more parts and pieces to build additional snowmen. You can check out this snowman Pinterest link if you would like inspiration. As hot as it is around the country it may be cooling for the soul to start making your winter holiday cards this weekend. LOL! Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a great Sunday.