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A Little Christmas Magic

Do you remember being mesmerised by snow domes as a kid? I do….I used to want to step into that magical world that existed within the confines of the globe…….I loved to shake them over and over again to watch the “snow” swirl and dance around in the scene.
So….you can imagine how excited I was to find that I could now make Snow Globe cards using the new Sweet Treats Cups available from Stampin’ Up! in our new Summer Mini Catalogue.
Before I tell you how you can make your own, here is my card:
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Here’s what I’ve used, all available from Stampin’ Up! :
Stamps : Winter Post
Ink : Baja Breeze, Ridinghood Red, Chocolate Chip inkpads. Ruby Red Stampin Write Marker.
Paper : Sweet Slumber Specialty paper, Close to Cocoa, Baja Breeze and Very Vanilla cardstock
Accessories : Chocolate Chip  5/8″ grosgrain ribbon, Ridinghood Red Taffeta Ribbon, Designer Label Punch, Corner Rounder Punch, 1-3/4 ” Circle Punch (NEW), Circle Scissor Plus and Glass Matt (NEW), Sweet Treats cups (NEW), Chunky Sprinkles and Dazzling Diamonds Glitter mix, Snail Adhesive, Mini Glue Dots.
Here’s how I made my card:
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1. To make the scalloped frame, cut a 1-3/4″ Circle using the Circle Scissor then, without moving the Circle Scissor, adjust the dial to 2-1/2 inch to cut a ring.
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2. Take the guard off your Corner Rounder, punch around the outside of the ring, meeting the edge of the “smile” with the last one punched. This will create a lovely scalloped edge. You can do this on any sized circle that you cut with the Circle Scissor – how cool is that!
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3. Cut out a sqare piece of clear plastic (the lid of an old stamp container is ideal). Make sure it is big enough to leave a small lip of about 3mm on the edges of your Sweet Treats cup.
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4. Find the join in the white backing and peel it off, put in about 1/2 a tea-spoon of glitter, pour in some water from a small jug (it’s important not to splash the stickey part or over-fill the cup. Leave a couple of mm gap in the top of the cup.) Once cup is filled, gently press the plastic backing on and squeeze around the cup edge to firmly secure it.
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5. Punch a 1-3/4 ” Circle (yes, you can use the punch this time!) in the Baja Breeze card, and place the cup over the hole, adhering with Mini Gluedots.
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6. Punch a hole in the coordinating piece of Textured Specialty Paper, apply Snail Adhesive to the underside and place over the top of Baja Breeze card.
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7. Stamp an image to go behind the window and punch it out with 1-3/4″ Circle Punch. Place behind the Sweet Treat Cup before adhering to the Close to Cocoa card base.
If you’d like to try making one of these at home (they are not just for Christmas!) them email me and I’ll help you make sure you have everything you need to  create your own Snow Globe card. (Sweet Treats Cups are just $6.50 for 12 cups – You can even buy pretty padded envelopes so that you can post them!)
If you have any questions about my card or about the Stampin’ Up! products I’ve used, please leave a comment and ask!
I’ll be back soon with details of my New Year’s classes :).

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5 thoughts on “A Little Christmas Magic”

  1. This is lovely! I too loved my snow domes as a child. I think that my Mum still has mine somewhere. I hope so anyway – brought back lovely memories. This is just beautiful – thank you for sharing.
    Love Helen.xx

  2. Sorry I haven’t visited in a while. Life has been incredibly hectic. I am having a lovely Sunday afternoon trying to catch up a little on my fav blogs! Thanks so much, Ness for sharing this idea! I am itching to try it out now! (And have some BRAND NEW treat cups … that need breaking out!!!) This is gorgeous! Hugs, Andrea xxx

  3. Vanessa, how beautiful does this look? I might have to try making one for my daughter who loves snow domes. You have made it look so easy and the scalloped edge on the circles – love it.

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