Snow Globe Card

by Libby Hickson

You’ve seen these cute snow globe shaped cards around the Internet – here’s how to make one for yourself!


  • One 4” x 6” piece of cardstock (Sahara Sand used here)
  • One 2” x 4” piece of patterned paper (Holiday Lounge used here)
  • Two 2” x 4” pieces of white cardstock
  • Two scrap pieces of white cardstock
  • Acetate
  • Circle cutter (Spellbinder Nestabilities™ and Cuttlebug™ used here)
  • Scissors
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Adhesive
  • Stamps (FireCracker Designs by Pamela’s Gifts of Love used here)
  • Embellishments
  • Flower Soft™ Polar White (optional)
  • StazOn™ Opaque Cotton White ink (optional)


  1. Step 1

    Use your circle cutter to create a 3.75” circle out of acetate.

  2. Step 2

    Make pencil marks at 0.25” from each end of the 2” x 4” piece of patterned paper.

    Repeat on the two pieces of 2” x 4” white cardstock.

  3. Step 3

    Using your paper trimmer, create tapered base edges by cutting from your pencil marks to the opposing corners.

    Repeat on two pieces of 2” x 4” white cardstock.

  4. Step 4

    Attach acetate circle to the tapered base.

  5. Step 5

    Attach one tapered white cardstock base to the backside of the patterned paper base, hiding the glued edge of the acetate circle.

    The second tapered base can be used inside the card, if desired.

  6. Step 6

    Position the 4” x 6” piece of cardstock lengthwise, and fold the paper 0.5” from one end.

  7. Step 7

    Using your base and globe as a template, trace the same shape onto the folded piece of 4” x 6” cardstock.

    Hold the flap down to extend the top of the circle onto that folded end of paper.

  8. Step 8

    Cut out the snow globe shape using your scissors.

  9. Step 9

    Trace the top of your acetate circle onto one piece of scrap white cardstock, then freehand draw the shape of a snowdrift and cut out.

    This will be attached at the top of the snow globe to hide where the acetate will attach to the flap of the 4” x 6” piece.

    Trace and cut out an identical snowdrift to hide the flap on the inside of the card.

  10. Step 10

    Attach the 4” x 6” cardstock to the acetate at the flap.

  11. Step 11

    Attach scrap paper snowdrift to hide the attachment flap.

    Add Flower Soft™ to create the texture of snow.

  12. Step 12

    Decorate and finish your card. Trim any uneven edges with scissors.

    Add snowflakes to the acetate using white StazOn™.


Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Snow Globe Card. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

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Questions and Comments

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The video won't play for me. A message displays that says "This is a private video. If you have been sent this video, please make sure you accept the sender's friend request." Please help. Thanks!
Pam (pamelak)  |  Mon Nov 2, 2009 at 8:28 AM
I am having the same trouble with the video.I would love to see it.
Tammy  |  Mon Nov 2, 2009 at 3:25 PM
Pam & Tammy, the video went live today - you should be able to see it now! grin
Libby  |  Tue Nov 3, 2009 at 8:40 AM
Video is working wonderfully & it's Perfection! I love all the details. SO easy to follow & too brilliant!
Mel M M M  |  Tue Nov 3, 2009 at 8:43 AM
WOW! We are having family pics taken next week and how cool of a card would this be with the whole family in it. TFS
Pat  |  Tue Nov 3, 2009 at 9:18 AM
Your card is adorable, and your tutorial is wonderful...Libby! Thanks!!
Rose Ann  |  Tue Nov 3, 2009 at 10:23 AM
Thanks Libby- great tutorial- love this cute card.
Shelly Schmidt  |  Tue Nov 3, 2009 at 12:46 PM
Great Idea!!! Have to make one my self soon....
Marie/Bat3  |  Tue Nov 3, 2009 at 1:23 PM
Terrific Tut, Libby!! I've never made one of htose, but you have inspired me to try it! Love the sweet snowgirl; she looks perfect in the globe!! :o)
Ursula  |  Tue Nov 3, 2009 at 2:03 PM
Your cards are absolutely fabulous!!! I'm so proud of you neighbor girl!!! smile
Rae Anne Springer  |  Tue Nov 3, 2009 at 2:16 PM
Oh this is adorable!!
Dawn Easton  |  Tue Nov 3, 2009 at 11:15 PM
Very cute card!! I am trying to figure out envelope size for card...what are the finished card deminsions?

Thank you
Shirley  |  Wed Nov 4, 2009 at 4:28 AM
How adorable is that? One my list to try this weekend - thanks so much for sharing!
Kay  |  Wed Nov 4, 2009 at 5:58 AM
Thank you so much for sharing this tutorial! I enjoyed watching it! And I will sure try it!
Elena  |  Wed Nov 4, 2009 at 6:35 AM
I see a Stamp Camp project in the works! Thanks Libby for a great tutorial. Your video rocked!
Suzy Tyler  |  Wed Nov 4, 2009 at 9:09 AM
Hi Shirley - the card fits into a standard A2 envelope, it comes out roughly the same size as a regular 4.25x5.5 card.
Libby  |  Wed Nov 4, 2009 at 12:36 PM
Thanks all for your sweet comments, I am loving them!! smile
Libby  |  Wed Nov 4, 2009 at 12:37 PM
very cute.. I hope to try it soon!
Christine  |  Wed Nov 4, 2009 at 2:54 PM
awesome card and video
Thanks for sharing
deb  |  Wed Nov 4, 2009 at 3:14 PM
So creative and fun!!! Thank you so much for sharing your ingenuity!!
Stephanie Atterbury  |  Wed Nov 4, 2009 at 10:47 PM

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