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!

Questions and Comments

We'd love to get your feedback or questions. Leave your comment below.

Enjoyed seeing your tutorial!
Judy  |  Thu Nov 5, 2009 at 2:13 PM
I Loved your card I am anxious to make one
thanks for sharing. It not only takes time but the kindness of sharing U r appreciated for taking the time....Bless you
brendalee  |  Thu Nov 5, 2009 at 4:20 PM
I love the SCS tutorials and have learned so much from them. My question is...have you considered adding an option to print directions only? The photos are great to return to, but, it requires so much ink and paper to print it. I don't always have access to the computer, so, I like to have the print outs for reference. Thanks and keep up the good work. :0)
Merle Gerke  |  Fri Nov 6, 2009 at 12:19 AM
Wooooooooooohooooooooooo, Libby!
This is delightful! I can hardly wait to make one! Thanks for the cool toot!

TexasGrammy  |  Sat Nov 7, 2009 at 2:58 AM
thank you for this tutorial - a fun card to make.
Janine (Jay_bee_  |  Sat Nov 7, 2009 at 2:20 PM
Thanks so much for this turorial. I thibk I'll be trying this out soon.
Natasha Kara  |  Fri Nov 13, 2009 at 8:53 AM
LORI Travis  |  Sat Nov 14, 2009 at 7:40 PM
thanks! this is awesome
Pam Sparks  |  Mon Nov 16, 2009 at 12:15 PM
Great tutorial. Here's my own spin off of this great card.
Marilyn  |  Mon Nov 23, 2009 at 9:56 AM
Libby - I loved your tutorial - so easy to follow. Finally got some time to put one together, and it's precious.
Linda McClain  |  Thu Nov 26, 2009 at 12:59 AM
Hi everyone! Just wanted to let you know I figured out a slightly easier way to make these snow globes! Check it out on my blog here:
Libby  |  Sat Jan 2, 2010 at 2:26 AM
Iv'e wanted to make a snowglobe for ages so thanks for inspiring me to do so!

I will be sharing this with some blogging friends on a challenge blog in a few weeks I will be adding a link here so they can come see your brilliant tutorial too! :0) thanks Samantha :0)
Samantha :0)  |  Thu Feb 25, 2010 at 4:00 AM
Libby, thank you for posting this wonderful tutorial! I just used it for a Lawn Fawn Stamps sneak peek smile
Tiffany Johnson  |  Sun Oct 31, 2010 at 9:33 AM
Do you remeber the thickness of your acetate? is it 5ml 10 mil
Jackie Serrano  |  Fri Nov 5, 2010 at 4:22 PM
I love the snow globe, I'm going to make some and put our family picture in it for this years Christmas Cards thank you for the tutorial love it!
dora evatt  |  Wed Nov 10, 2010 at 8:59 PM
Hi Jackie! I'm not sure about the thickness - it was standard office transparencies that I used (that I "borrowed" from work - ssshhh don't tell!) grin Sorry I can't be more exact for you - I'm sure any would work, but thicker may make a bit more stable card.
Libby Hickson  |  Wed Nov 10, 2010 at 9:01 PM
Wonderful tutorial,could use a little more brightness..I'mmaking some of these today!
Thanks Libby!!
April  |  Wed Dec 15, 2010 at 8:50 AM
That is such a nice card. I did a snow globe one with the treat cups from stampin up. I like this too. Thank you for your inspriation. God Bless
Debbie Kirby  |  Wed Dec 15, 2010 at 10:55 AM
What a clever idea! I just love it! And for this being your first tutorial you did wonderful. You didn't even sound nervous! Great Job!
Wink  |  Wed Dec 22, 2010 at 3:11 PM
Love the Snow Globe card
Patti Zawadski  |  Sat Jan 1, 2011 at 6:07 PM

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