Big Impact From Tiny Paper Flowers!

When I started making this card I really didn’t foresee how these tiny paper flowers were going to make such a huge design impact on this card! Their delicate and dainty look echoes the overall feel of the embossing folder and I just love how they came together!  To make this I used Rubbernecker’s Nested Scallop with Holes, Wide Terracotta Pot, Leaf Group, Small Flowers #3, Small Butterflies and Kittie Says Phrases #1. The embossing folder is unknown.

Using a grouping of tiny paper flowers like these bitty pink blossoms on greenery in a flowerpot can have loads of impact on your hand made cards

Card Base, Sentiment and Frame

  • Use white cardstock to cut an A2 sized card base and a 5.50″ x 4.25″ piece for the embossed layer.
  • Place the single layer in the embossing folder and run through the die cutting machine.
  • Apply ATG adhesive to the back of the embossed layer and attach it to the card base.
  • Use white cardstock to cut the scalloped frame.
  • Cut a 1.25″ white strip and a 1.50″ pink strip and attach them together using ATG adhesive.
  • Stamp the sentiment using black pigment ink, sprinkle with clear embossing powder and heat.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the frame, attach the sentiment strip to the lower portion of the frame and attach to the embossed card base.

The Terracotta Pot

  • Use yellow cardstock to cut two of the largest pots in the set.
  • Cut the top lip of the pot off of one of the pots and discard the bottom.
  • Use a mini applicators to apply light orange ink to the whole pot and the additional pot lip.
  • Add additional shading to the pots using darker orange and brown inks using mini applicators.
  • Apply a strip of mounting tape to the back of the additional pot lip and attach it to the whole pot.

These tiny paper flowers in a tiny paper flowerpot on the front of this handmade card are adorable on their own but set against this embossed background make them stand out

The Tiny Paper Flowers Arrangement

  • Cut three or four sections of the leaf group die using green cardstock.
  • Trim the individual branches off of each leaf group sections to use for the foliage background.
  • Begin attaching smaller branches to the back of the pot using glossy accents.
  • Continue adding larger branches to the pot and foliage arrangement using glossy accents.  
  • Cut a couple sections of the small flowers die using pink cardstock.
  • Attach a couple small branches with glossy accents to hang down over the top of the pot.
  • Place all the flowers face up on the molding pad and form them by pushing down in the center of each with a tiny tipped stylus.
  • Use tweezers to pick up the flowers and attach them to the foliage using glossy accents.
  • Use pink cardstock to cut a small butterfly and attach it to the card base using glossy accents.
  • Pick up the small white circles with tweezers and attach them to the flower centers and butterfly using glossy accents.  Note:  I save the die cut circle sections left over when I use an eyelet die on a project.  They come in handy for flower centers and falling snow.  

Using tiny paper flowers against an overall-embossed background gives them a ton of impact on your handmade cards

Look through your dies and see if there are any images you’ve been overlooking due to their size. Then make a little pile of tiny paper flowers and see what kinds of design inspiration strikes you. I am betting you will come up with something so sweet!

 
5300D Nested Scallop with Holes
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Wide Terracotta Pot Die Cut 5147-17D
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Leaf Group die 5118D
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5309-09D Small Flowers #3
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Small Butterflies Die 5147-08D
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3308 Kittie Says Phrases #1
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Color Fuse Set #2
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Color Fuse Set #3
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Mini Applicators, 12 pk, PanPastel Sofft
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Embossing Gun (Wagner), Hero Arts
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Ranger Super Fine Embossing Powder,…
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VersaFine Clair Ink Pad, Nocturne
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Sizzix – Paper Sculpting Kit
[ SBC ]
Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
[ ELH ]
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
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ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
[ ELH ]
Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
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Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
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Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
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Clear Acrylic Block, 2.5 Round w/…
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Tiny paper flowers can make a big impact on a card front.

 

Slimline Happy Spring Cards!

We know spring is coming – we just have to be patient – but I am already looking forward to it so today I made one of the slimline Happy Spring cards I have been thinking about. I just loved making these three tiny scenes, each in its own little window, with all these adorable little critters.  To make this card I used the Rubbernecker Slimline OPC Scallop, Slimline Grass, Bunnies, Ducks, Small Butterflies, Flower Buds, Leaf Stems and Grass #2.

Come over to see one of my favorite ideas for making slimline happy spring cards.

Slimline Frame and Card Base

  • Use white cardstock to cut the 8.50″ x 7.00″ card base and a 7.75″ x 2.75″ scene base.
  • Place the card base on the Scor-Pal and score down the center at 3.50″ and fold.
  • Cut the slimline frame using white cardstock.
  • Use green cardstock to cut the slimline grass section and attach it to the back of the slimline frames using double stick tape.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back outer edges of the slimline frame and the two center frame sections.
  • Apply blue ink to the scene layer using a large blender brush and blue ink.
  • Attach the blue scene layer to the back of the slimline frame.
  • Apply strips of double stick tape to the back of the frame and scene layer and attach it to the card base.

Color The Animals

  • Cut the bunnies using white cardstock.
  • Apply a light layer of light brown ink to the bunny using a mini applicator.
  • Apply darker shading to the bunny using dark brown ink and a mini applicator.
  • Cut the ducks using white and yellow cardstock.
  • Apply mounting tape to the back of the bunnies and attach them to the card base and frame.

The Ducks and Butterflies

  • Cut the mother duck using white cardstock and the baby ducks using yellow cardstock.
  • Use yellow cardstock to cut the small butterflies.
  • Apply orange ink to color the duck bills and leg and lightly shade the baby ducks and butterflies using a mini applicator.
  • Apply pieces of mounting tape to the back of the bunnies and ducks and attach them in the scene and on the frame.

The Flowers, Stems and Grass Sprigs

  • Cut the flower buds using pink, purple and yellow cardstock.
  • Use green cardstock the stems and grass sprigs.
  • Attach the flowers to the stems using glossy accents.
  • Tuck the stems and grass sprigs in behind the grass and attach using glossy accent.

Come over and check out one of my favorite ideas for making slimline happy spring cards.

I hope you have enjoyed seeing one of my favorite slimline happy spring cards.  I have lots of other spring card ideas to share in the future. How about you?  Do you love making spring cards?  Check out this Spring Pop Up Box and Die Cut Duck Scene to other ideas using the ducks and bunnies for spring.

 
5322-01D Slimline OPC Scallop Die
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5328-02D Slimline Grass Die
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Bunnies Die 5142-01D
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Ducks Die Cut 5142-02D
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Small Butterflies Die 5147-08D
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Flower Buds Die Cut 5147-09D
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5210-03D Leaf Stems Die Cut
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5210-02D Grass #2 Die Cut
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Tumbled Glass, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
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Spiced Marmalade, Ranger Distress Ink…
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Antique Linen, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
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Vintage Photo, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
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Life Changing Blender Brush – 4 Piece…
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Mini Applicators, 12 pk, PanPastel Sofft
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Sizzix – Paper Sculpting Kit
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Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
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Scor-Tape 1/4′ (5mm), Scor-Pal Tape
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Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
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Fiskars 01-005452 Recycled Bypass…
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ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
[ ELH ]
Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
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Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
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Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
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I have so many fun ideas for making slimline happy spring cards.

My Favorites 2020 Projects

Happy New Year!  I have to admit that paper crafting this past year was a big help in maintaining my sense of humor.  I know we are all looking forward to a much better and safe year.  I thought I would ring in the new year by sharing my favorite card for each month of 2020.  You can click on each picture if you want to go to the original post to check out the tutorial and supplies used.

January 2020 Z Fold Box Card

Today I am sharing an over the top Z fold box card - come check it out and see what YOU want to try!

February 2020 Side Step Card

Come see how I created this cute side step card using a precut base to make it so easy!

March 2020 Bright Paper Flowers

Bright paper flowers are the perfect focal image on an all white card front.  Click on the photo to come over to see how I made this beautiful card.

April 2020 Vintage Card Design

Click on the card to see how I made this vintage card design using a beautiful French script background and lovely flowers and ivy.

May 2020 Handmade Cards With Flowers

Handmade cards with flowers are so popular for Mother's Day.  Come see how I arranged this colorful mixed flower arrangement.

June 2020 Shadow Box Frame Beach Card

This shadow box frame beach scene is so fun and inviting with it'scolorful beach accessories and sparkly ocean waves.

July 2020 Slimline Card Idea

I love this slimline card idea because it can be used lots of different ways - come get the details!

August 2020 Pretty Background For Cards

a sample of pretty backgrounds for cards featuring a ocean view and a beach scene made from die cuts

September 2020 Use Negative Die Cuts

A handmade greeting card showing a fun way to use Negative Die Cuts

October 2020 Reindeer Card

A winter themed reindeer card featuring two die cut reindeer against a snowy background

November 2020 White On White Christmas Card

My latest white on white Christmas card idea featuring an all white scene with a deer and winter trees

December 2020 Christmas Card Ideas

one of my handmade Christmas card ideas that can be covnerted into many other designs using die cut frames and shapes around a large sentiment stamp, all from Rubbernecker

Thank you for coming by and I hope for all of us that we have a better New Year. 

 

 

Friend Card Ideas

I don’t know about you but I am always on the lookout for friend card ideas that can also work for any occasion.  These stamps and dies by Rubbernecker could be used for birthdays, Mother’s Day and thinking of you card as well.  For this simple card I used the Floral Frame, Mixed Flower Stack, Branch Shadow and Kittie Says Friends.

One of my friend card ideas that can be easily modified to use for any occasion.  These stamps and dies are all from Rubbernecker.

The Background and Frame

  • Insert a piece of cream cardstock and the background stamp in the MISTI.
  • Apply green ink to the stamp and stamp the cardstock.
  • Cut the background to 5.50″ x 4.25 and attach it to the A2 sized card base using ATG adhesive.
  • Cut the floral frame using cream cardstock.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape all the way round the back of the floral frame and attach it to the card base.

The Sentiment, Flower and Foliage

  • Cut a 5.25″ x 1.00 strip of cream cardstock.
  • Use green ink to stamp the sentiment.
  • Attach the sentiment strip of cardstock to the card front using mounting tape.
  • Cut the foliage and flower layers using cr4eam cardstock.
  • Form the flower layer using a molding pad and small and large round stylus.
  • Attach the flower layers together using glossy accents.
  • Attach the foliage sections to the sentiment strip using glossy accents.
  • Finish by attaching the flower to the sentiment strip using glossy accents.

 

One of my handmade friend card ideas that can be converted into many other designs using die cut frames and shapes around a lovely sentiment stamp, all from Rubbernecker

Coming up with new friend card ideas is fun and I love how the ideas can be used for all different occasions. A different frame, flower, sentiment or background and you’ve got a whole new card and theme idea.  Thanks so much for coming by and I hope you enjoy the rest of this holiday weekend.

 
5211D Floral Frame Die Cut
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5309-10D Mixed Flower stack Die
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3327 Kittie Says Friends
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Branch Shadow – 718
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VersaFine Clair Ink Pad, Shady Lane
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Sizzix – Paper Sculpting Kit
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Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
[ ELH ]
ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
[ ELH ]
Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
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Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
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MISTI Laser Etched Stamping Tool…
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Clear Acrylic Block, 3.5 Round w/…
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It’s fun to come up with friend card ideas.

DIY Christmas Gift Packages Perfect for Men!

I want to share an idea I had for some charming DIY Christmas gift packages that turned out to be just perfect for men. I mean, they are just as lovely for women, too, but the overall theme of outdoors and the absence of any “fluff” made this so great for the guys in your life.  And it would be a perfect winter birthday gift package as well.  To decorate this mini gable box I used the Wildlife Set, Evergreen Trees, Deckle HillsSmall Birds and Splatter Background.  I found a package of the white pre made mini gable boxes at a local craft store.

These DIY Christmas gift packages were made using a gable box but you can apply my idea to any type of container and have something just perfect for guy gifting!

The Blue Sky and Snow

  • Use a large blender brush and blue ink to apply color on one side of the folded gable box  and flip it over and repeat on the other side.
  • Heat dry the ink on both sides and then apply embossing magic to remove static cling.
  • Apply white pigment ink to the background stamp and stamp on the box to create the falling snow.  It will take a couple times to cover the whole side of the box.
  • Sprinkle the box with white embossing powder and heat with your heat gun.
  • Turn the box over and repeat the whole process.
  • Cut two 11″ thin strips of white cardstock, place them on the cutting platform and cut again with the Deckle Hills die.
  • Attach the two strips together end to end using a good amount of glossy accents and allow it to set.
  • Apply double stick tape to the back of the snow strip and attach all the way around the box , allow the ends to overlap and trim off the excess.

 

A close up look at one of my DIY Christmas gift packages featuring an outdoor theme that is perfect for masculine gift giving

The Evergreen Trees

  • Cut four sets of the Evergreen Trees using green cardstock.
  • Stamp them using the splatter background and white pigment ink.  Note: The stamp can cover three or four trees at a time depending on the size of the tree.
  • Apply white embossing powder to the trees and heat.
  • Apply texture and dimension to the trees by running them through a straight crimper.

The Deer and Birds

  • Use white cardstock to cut the deer and red cardstock to cut the birds.
  • Apply a light shade of tan to the deer using a mini applicator.
  • Apply a darker brown to the antlers and upper bodies of the deer using a mini applicator.
  • Color the beaks of the birds with a black marker.

These DIY Christmas gift packages were made using a gable box but you can apply my idea to any container and have something just perfect for guy gifting!

Finish the Package

  • Apply pieces of mounting tape to the back of the trees and attach them all the way around the box. Note:  Allow some of the trees to overlap each other.
  • Tuck the larger deer in behind the trees on the front side of the box using a piece of mounting tape.  Note:  Since I had already attach the trees with mounting tape, I had to cut the deer in half and attach both sections on both sides of the tree.
  • Attach the second deer to the front of a tree using a piece of mounting tape.
  • Apply small pieces of mounting tape to the back of the birds and randomly attach them all the around the box.
  • Use butchers string to attach the tree tag to the top of the box. Note:  I thought the butchers string and large tree would be the perfect finishing touch for this masculine package.

Use this idea for DIY Christmas gift packages for men with the theme of deer and winter pines all made from die cuts from Rubbernecker

Use this idea for other themes for some really cute DIY Christmas gift packages – you can even swap out this gable box for any other kind of package you have and just let your imagination create something all you! 

 
Wildlife Die 5142-04D
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5217-01D Evergreen Tree Die
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5173-02D Deckle Hills Die Cut
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Small Birds Die 5147-06D
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1231 Splatter Background
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Color Fuse Set #9
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Color Fuse Set #3
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PanPastel Sofft Applicators 12/Pkg
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Mini White Gable Favor Boxes | Hobby…
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Life Changing Blender Brush – 4 Piece…
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COPIC Sketch Marker 100, Black
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Sizzix – Paper Sculpting Kit
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Embossing Gun (Wagner), Hero Arts
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Ranger Super Fine Embossing Powder,…
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Unicorn White, Hero Arts Pigment Ink Pad
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Embossing Magic Bag, Inkadinkado
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Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
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Scor-Tape 1/4″ (5mm), Scor-Pal Tape
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Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
[ ELH ]
Fiskars 01-005452 Recycled Bypass…
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ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
[ ELH ]
Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
[ ELH ]
Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
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Clear Acrylic Block 4.78″ X 6.125″…
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DIY Christmas gift packages are so fun to decorate with dies and the possibilities are endless.

How To Make a Snow Globe In a Mason Jar

Today I want to share a fun way for how to make a snow globe in a mason jar. I had this old clamp-top mason jar but any glass jar will work and you can even make them in different sizes for fun little vignettes!  This jar is pretty small so I could only add a few images but I love how it turned out.  I used Rubbernecker’s Winter Snowmen, Winter Tree, Evergreen Trees, Greenery #2 and Small Birds.

Learn how to make a snow globe in a mason jar like this one featuring die cut images and fake snow

The Snowmen

  • Cut the snowman parts and pieces using a mix of colorful cardstock. Note:  I place all the small pieces like the eyes, nose and buttons on my molding pad instead of my desk top.  It makes it so much easier to pick up the tiny pieces because I can slip the tweezers under the piece on the squishy pad.  It’s almost impossible to pick them up off a flat surface because the just slide around.
  • Attach the two body sections together using glossy accents.
  • Attach all the body parts, hat and scarf to the snowman using glossy accents.
  • Adhere two little foliage sections and red circle to the hat and scarf for a Christmas touch.
  • Apply a tiny bit of Cosmic glitter glue to the corner of the top hat and scarf and sprinkle on the white Flower Soft. 
  • Note:  I normally use glossy accents to attach die cuts together because of it’s strong hold.  But I don’t use it to attach the Flower Soft because it doesn’t seem to like it and allows the particles to shed off.  The glitter glue holds well and dries clear.

The Trees

  • Cut the winter tree using green cardstock and the evergreen tree using green cardstock.
  • Run the evergreen tree through the straight crimper to add a touch of dimension.
  • Apply glitter glue to the tree branches and the ridges on the crimped evergreen tree.
  • Sprinkle flower soft over both, turn them over and shake to remove loose particles.

 

Come learn how to make a snow globe in a mason jar like this one with a die cut snowman, tree and evergreen

Create The Base for Images

  • Cut three narrow white strips about 1/2″ wide and 1 1/2″ long to create a base for the images.
  • Cut three narrow white strips about 1/2″ wide and 3/4″ long.
  • Score each of the smaller strips in the middle once and a second time 1/8″ over.
  • Bend the smaller strips up on both sides of the score lines to create flaps.
  • Apply glossy accents to the bottom of each of the scored strips and attach to the larger base strips.
  • Apply glossy accents to the inner sides of the flaps, insert the image in between the flaps and press the flaps together to secure the image.
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Insert and Attach The Images

  • Attach double stick tape to the bottom of each base, insert the base and image in the jar and attach to the bottom of the jar.
  • Note:  After I got all three images secured in their base, I had trim a little off of the bases to get them past the other images and set in place.  I just played it by ear.  There may be better ways to get the images to stand in the jar but I couldn’t think of any.  I guess I should have Googled.
  • Drop spoon fulls of flower soft in the jar to create the ground snow and is enough to cover the bases attach to the images.

Learn how to make a snow globe in a mason jar like this one featuring die cut images and fake snow

Have you ever wanted to learn how to make a snow globe in a mason jar?  I have always wanted to and I gave it a good try.  If I make one again I will use a larger jar so I can insert more images and make them easier to see. 

 
5337-03D Winter Snowmen Die
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Winter Tree Die Cut 5170D
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5217-01D Evergreen Tree Die
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Small Birds Die 5147-06D
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5217-04D Greenery#2 Die
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Glossy Accents .5oz
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Flower Soft – Polar White | Katy Sue…
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Sizzix – Paper Sculpting Kit
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Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
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Scor-Tape 1/4″ (5mm), Scor-Pal Tape
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Creative Expressions – Cosmic Shimmer…
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Fiskars – Hole Punch – One Eighth…
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Offray Berwick 1/4″ Single Face Satin…
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Fiskars Paper Crimper (12-93408897)
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Have you ever wanted to learn how to make a snow globe in a mason jar?