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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