Holly Jolly Snowman Shaker Card with Carta Bella Christmas Collections
Hello, Friends! Let’s kick the week off with this Holly Jolly Snowman Shaker Card. I dare you not to smile when you look at this cheery paper confection! It’s made with scraps from various Carta Bella Christmas collections, including the scrap background I demoed in THIS Throwback Thursday video tutorial.
Christmas Magic with Reneabouquets
I dug deep into my stash of Reneabouquets paper pretties to make this festive card. The flowers, snowman, snowflakes and wreath are all from Renea’s lovely shop. Adding them to this card was pure Christmas Magic!
- First, create a 5″ x 7″ card base with black cardstock.
- Then create a mat from 4 3/4″ x 6 3/4″ white cardstock.
- Next, paper piece 4 1/2″ wide panels of Carta Bella Christmas papers to cover the mat.
- Now, locate the scrap panel mentioned above.
- Use a wood grain stencil and Gathered Twigs Distress Ink over the scrap panel.
- Then apply crackle texture paste through the stencil. Set the panel aside to dry.
While the stenciled panel is drying, you can work on the other details of the card. You can just barely see the stenciled panel in this photo. But trust me, it adds a lot of lovely texture to the finished card.
Now you can turn the printed Beautiful Board (linked below) into a shaker frame. Fill it with Buttons Galore Merry and Bright Sprinkletz and Merry Mimosa Doo Dadz.
Add sparkle and texture to the Beautiful Board Snowman with a little Dries Clear Adhesive and Stampendous Shaved Ice glitter.
Then brush Reneabouquets Poinsettias with a little chalk paint to add a frosty edge. Heat emboss some Reneabouquets snowflakes with embossign powder and tuck them into floral cluster.
Finally, tie everything together with some beautiful Really Reasonable Ribbon.
A Peek Inside
You can see how I paper pieced the Tea Party in a Box together inside this card. It’s amazing how much mileage you can get out of your scraps of designer paper.
Those little bits and bobs of paper are perfect for wrapping up the goodies tucked inside!
I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas that you can use in your next crafty adventure! If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.
Thanks for stopping by!
- Scraps from Carta Bella Farmhouse Christmas, Christmas Delivery and Christmas Market paper collections
- Buttons Galore and More
- Really Reasonable Ribbon
- Other Miscellaneous supplies from my stash
- Tim Holtz Wood Grain Stencil
- Gathered Twigs Distress Ink
- Crackle Texture paste
- Stampendous Shaved Ice Glitter Flakes
- White Chalk Paint
- Embossing Powder