Holly Jolly Snowman Shaker Card

Reneabouquets Beautiful Board Snowman Wreath Shaker Card Carta Bella Christmas by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

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!






10 thoughts on “Holly Jolly Snowman Shaker Card

  1. Helen Budz

    Kathy, the variety of media you’ve gathered for this throwback card result in a truly festive project. The snowman is just the thing today for our nor’easter. tfs-stay well. Hugs!

  2. Diane Shull

    Absolutely a fabulous shaker card full of so many lovely elements to feast your eyes upon. Definitely a tea party in a card. Love it.

  3. Gena Krannig

    Kathy, this is such a darling card! I just love your snowmen cards. They are so jolly and happy. Yes you can’t help but smile! You have added so many wonderful elements to the front. It is pure joy to look at! I love the shaker elements which remind me of those wonderful, pretty colored hard candies my Grandmother used to have in her candy dish at Christmas time. Thank you so much for sharing this beauty! Hugs!

  4. Vicki Kroll

    Wow! What a card!! So full of surprises inside and outside so many pretty elements to look at. It is like magic!!

  5. soozyb2013

    Beautiful card Kathy, the peppermint would go good in a hot chocolate. 🙂 So much detail. Another masterpiece. 🙂

  6. Claire Gagne

    Love the card Kathy. I do have something going on with the posting of a comment, but somehow it comes back. Anyways, beautiful & love the snowman. Be safe & TYFS

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