01 July 2020

Top Fold Snowman Card

It's Wednesday! You know what that is another quick and easy card suitable for beginners. Today is also kickstarting my Christmas in July month. Yes, that's right! For the next 30 days, each Monday and Wednesday, I will be bringing you a new Christmas card design. It's time to get those holiday cards ready. After all, who needs all that extra pressure around the holiday season? Not me!  

Since I like to feature simple cards mid-week, I've put together this cute little Snowman card that is 5.5" tall x 4.25" wide. As the title to the blog explains, this is a top fold card, so the actual cut size is 11" x 4.25". 

I chose a snowman patterned paper for my focal point, which I ran through my die machine to get the stitched edge effect. If you don't have a die machine, no problem! You can just skip that step. 

Snowman Close-up

I then layered two squares on top with some foam dots. For the snowman, I was a little sneaky. I scanned the paper into Photoshop, removed the background away from our jolly friend, and made him into a "sticker," so that I could resize him and print him out on cardstock using the Print Then Cut feature on my Cricut Maker. However, beginners can just fussy cut straight off a piece of scrap paper without going through all that extra work. 

Of course, no card would be complete without a little bling, so I added some diamond gems and sequins. 

Sentiment Photo

On the interior top panel, I again layered two pieces of cardstock after running them through my Big Shot to add stitching and embossing. I thought the embossed snowflakes helped to tie in the outside of the card with the inside. Once these were all glued down, I tied a silver organza ribbon around the top portion and made a bow on the front of the card. 

Bottom interior panel

I did the same exact thing with the bottom panel as I did the top, except this time, I left room for a handwritten message. 

That's it! Easy-peasy, lemon squeezy, just as I promised.

If you are new to cardmaking, you might be wondering what machines are a good investment? Honestly, I think a good die machine is one of your most useful tools. They cut and emboss and are quick and easy to learn. Don't get me wrong, I love my Cricut Maker! However, there is a learning curve, and when I need a card fast--- I always head straight to my Big Shot. The Big Shot also comes in an electric and manual version. I have both. It is truly your preference; although, the electric is pretty nice if your budget allows.  

Thank you for joining me for another quick and easy card.  I hope to see you on Monday when I will be featuring a slider card with some frolicking penguins.

Until then, happy crafting my friends! 

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