Get all the details on how to put together this adorable handmade die cut snowman card.
What came first – the idea or the die? For me, I am talking about snowman cards. I love making snowman cards because they are so universally appealing and can appear on cards for almost any occasion all winter long. And since I have made so many, I wonder if it’s because the Rubbernecker items to make snowmen are so cute or if I really love putting together one handmade die cut snowman card after another. Either way, I am always tickled when I see these cards completed.
Like this one – I get such a kick out of this guy! I used their classic Winter Snowmen die set along with their Three Trees, Deckle Hills, Tiny Leaves, Outside Scallop Frame, Inside Scallop Frame AND their brand new Winter Sign, Background Cover #1, and Winter Door Parts dies to create all the little details. I added some snow to the tree with their Splatter Background stamp and used a sentiment from my new Kittie Says Christmas set to post on the sign. Do you remember when I said that Winter Door Parts die set was going to be so useful? I will tell you that I have reached for it more times than I can count making this year’s projects to share with you. Boy, that one is a keeper!
Let me show you the steps so you can make any of these little elements for your cards or make this same card yourself.
The Card Base and Frame
- Use white cardstock to cut an A2 sized card base, Background Cover #1 and Deckle Hills.
- Attach the background cover to the card base using ATG adhesive.
- Cut the Outside Scallop Frame using red cardstock and green cardstock to cut the Inside Scallop Frame.
- Turn the two frame sections face down, insert the green frame inside the red and attach them together using double stick tape.
- Attach the Deckle Hills snow layer to the back of the frames using double stick tape.
- Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the frame and attach it to the card base.
The Die Cut Tree
- Cut the Three Trees tree using green cardstock.
- Use white pigment ink to the Splatter Background and stamp the tree.
- Apply white embossing powder and heat.
- Run the tree though the straight crimper to add dimension.
- Attach the tree to the card base using small pieces of mounting tape.
The SUPER CUTE Winter Sign
- Cut the Winter Sign sections using red, white and gold cardstock.
- Attach the red layers to the post using connect glue.
- Attach the connecting section and top of the fence using connect glue.
- Stamp the Kittie Says Christmas sentiment on the sign section using Nocturne ink.
- Attach the snowy sections to the post and sign using connect glue.
- Cut the Winter Door Parts using green and red cardstock.
- Attach the foliage and bow to the sign using glossy accents.
- Tuck the post behind the snow layer and attach using mounting tape.
- Attach the gold hanging bracket to the top of the sign using glossy accents.
- Attach the sign next to the post using a piece of mounting tape.
The Die Cut Snowman
- Cut the snowman parts out using white, black, orange and red cardstock.
- Attach the two snowman layers together using glossy accents.
- Apply glossy accents to the red hat band, attach it the top hat and attach to the snowman head with a piece of mounting tape.
- Attach the red scarf sections to the snowman using mounting tape.
- Use glossy accents to attach the carrot nose, eyes, mouth and buttons to the snowman.
- Add holly leaves and a red berry to the hat and scarf using glossy accents.
- Tuck the snowman behind the snow layer and attach using mounting tape.
As I said, I’ve created lots of snowmen cards over the years and I always love decorating them for Christmas. There are so many wonderful parts-hats, mittens, hats, etc. in the Winter Snowmen set. You can find lots more fun examples by checking out Winter Snowmen posts. If you like larger snowmen you could use the Snowman set for this card. (I added it to the table for you just in case.) Here are the items I used today from Rubbernecker:
For all the everyday items I use you can see all my other favorite crafting tools here.
This is just one design of a handmade die cut snowman card you can make – mix and match your elements, swap out the colors, add in critters – there’s no end to the sweet frosty friends you can make for your own cards!