Pop it Ups

Snowman and Christmas Tree

December 9, 2014

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Good morning crafty friends,

This is Rita Edwards here. Today I would like to share my new Christmas card with you. I wanted to create a card that I could send to my parents. Growing up in Hungary, we used to get a lot of snow and that meant lots of outdoor play in the snow with lots of snowmen being built. Combined with a pretty Christmas tree, my card idea was born and I could hardly wait to actually create it.

As always, I hope you have a nice cup of coffee or tea in your hand so you can sit back and enjoy my tutorial.

This is how you can create this Christmas card:

1. Using My Mind’s Eye’s Vintage Christmas or your favorite paper pads, cut a light patterned cardstock 6″ x 12″. Score at 6″ and fold to create the outside layer of our card. Repeat this step once more for the inside layer of our card.

2. Position the Lots of Pops die set on the left side over the score line and die cut. Fold the pop out sections (all except the smaller pop up on the left) and set aside. This will serve as the back support for our snowman.

3. Adhere the outside and inside layers together, set aside.

4. Using the sprig die from the Candle die set, die cut 24 sprigs from Green Velvet Sheet, which will allow us to create an entire Christmas tree. Using the same Green Velvet Sheet, die cut ‘Merry Christmas’.

5. Using a red and light beige color cardstock, die cut the largest and middle sized tag dies from the Tags die set.

6. Using white cardstock, Double Sided Adhesive Sheet and Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter, we will create the base for our snowman. Peel off the release sheet from the Double Sided Adhesive Sheet and adhere the adhesive side to white cardstock. Peel off the other release sheet and cover adhesive with Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter. Polish with your finger. Brush off the excess glitter; return it to the jar for other projects.

7. Using the Snowman die set, die cut the elements from the glitter covered cardstock, as created in step 6. Using black cardstock, die cut the eyes, mouth and buttons.

8. The photo below will show you all of the die cut pieces for the complete Christmas card.

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9. Using your Copic or other alcohol markers, color the die cut pieces of our snowman. Once colored, assemble the snowman as shown on the die set’s packaging.

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10. Adhere the sprigs to the inside of our card creating a Christmas tree. To help the process, visualize a triangle shape and start from the top working our way down to the tree stump. Add Red Glitter Dots as ‘ornaments’ and ‘tree top’ for our Christmas tree.

11. Adhere the light beige tag die cut over the red tag die and add a green ribbon to both sets. Add the ‘Merry Christmas’ die cut to the front of one of the tags and adhere to the front of our card. Adhere the second set of tags on the inside of the card.

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I hope you enjoy making your own Snowman and Christmas Tree cards as much as I did. Thank you for stopping by the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today.

Hugs, Rita

Elizabeth Craft Designs supplies used today:

– (778) Lots of Pops die set
– (944) Merry Christmas die
– (763) Tags die set
– (7018) Glitter Dots Peel-Offs in Red
– (403) Green Velvet Sheet
– (929) Snowman die set
– (919) Candle die set
– (641) Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter
Double Sided Adhesive

Other supplies:
– My Mind’s Eye: Vintage Christmas cardstock
– Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
– Copic or other alcohol based markers

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  • Mary Prasad December 18, 2014 at 12:31 pm

    Another great card Rita! Especially love the Christmas tree!

  • kellyboothKelly Booth December 11, 2014 at 5:46 pm

    ADORABLE Rita…Love this so Much!

  • Judi Kauffman December 9, 2014 at 9:56 pm

    That tree made with the Sprig die is so clever. It could star on a card even without the snowman. (applause!)

  • jean Heming December 9, 2014 at 9:23 pm

    beautiful card!!! love your tree idea!!! Hmmm I have that die!!!

  • dyeandpigment55 December 9, 2014 at 7:42 pm

    Great card. I like how you positioned the pop up on the left side of the card. This really made a great spot for the tree to stand. Thanks for the inspiration.

  • melanie k December 9, 2014 at 6:11 pm

    very cute

  • Candy Spiegel December 9, 2014 at 2:44 pm

    The coloring on the snowman is wonderful.

  • Raquel Mason December 9, 2014 at 10:07 am

    Wonderful card Rita, your snowman is colored to perfection & the tree is spectacular!