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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Snow Globe Shaker Christmas Card

Hello, my crafty friends! I hope you're having a blessed day. :o)

I'm super excited that I had a chance to make my second Christmas card! I was disheartened to hardly get any made last year for my loved ones, so I'm trying to sneak them in early when possible.

As I was planning the snow globe design, it was impossible not to add snow... so I turned it into a shaker card. :o) (A jingly shaker, too!)
A wee bit closer look at the penguins. (I thought I was closer in at the time. Oops!)
These cutie pie penguins are from the Peachy Keen Stamps July release. I paper pieced their winter apparel because they wanted to be stylish. ;) The trim on the hat is covered in Star Dust for twinkly winter magic.

The gorgeous papers for the snow globe, including its base, are from K and Company. The snowy paper is lightly inked in Faded Jeans. The tiny snowflakes inside the globe are the negative cut-outs from an EK Success flower scroll punch... our penguin sweethearts caught the same one because they're just so sappy like that. The fluffy snow is Polar White Flower Soft.

The snow globe and the two outer snowflake designs are cut files from Birds Cards. Graduating rhinestones add Christmas sparkle to the snowflakes, as well as the My Favorite Things Fancy Flourish along the right side. The bow is made with Harvest Wine crinkle ribbon from My Craft Spot, to which I added two jingly bells. I decided the only way to make a shaker card even more fun was to make it musical. :o)

The sentiment is from Whimsical Designs' Snow Much Fun stamp set. I curved it so it would fit the globe shape and used Memento Cottage Ivy ink for festive flair. My goal with this card was to combine whimsy and elegance, along with a whole heap of Christmas joy. :o)

Thank you for frolicking on by! I hope your day is filled with love and happiness. :o)

Challenges entered:
 *Card Crafter's Circle~ Christmas in July
 *Christmas Card Challenges~ Anything Goes Christmas (Optional: Make Your Own Background)
 *Christmas Stampin' All Year Long~ Photo Inspiration
 *Crafty Catz~ Christmas in July
 *Die Cuttin' Divas~ Anything Goes (I used MFT Flourish metal die and cuts from my Cameo)
 *DL.Art Thankful Thursday~ Christmas in July
 *Frosted Designs~ The Great Outdoors (Celebrating snow!)
 *Jingle Belles~ Sleigh Belles Ring
 *Little Scrap Pieces Fun Friday~ Christmas in July
 *Make It Monday~ Anything Goes
 *Merry Monday~ Anything Goes Christmas
 *Peachy Keen Stamps~ Photo Inspiration (I was inspired by the blues and greens)
 *Winter Wonderland~ Ding Dong Merrily on High


  1. Morning Karen, Oh this is lovely and what a great idea to turn your card into a shaker its a beautiful image l do like Penquins on a christmas or winter theme card and the globe is of a lovely shape too enjoy your day take care xx

  2. This is so adorable Kate. I made a shaker snow globe some time back but mine is no where as beautiful as yours. Here is the link : Interactive card

  3. This is gorgeous Karen. I LOVE penguins and this couple are such cuties. Wonderful colours and such a fabulous design, the jingle bells are the perfect finishing touch.
    hugs Sue xx

  4. I can never get over the amount of love and work you put into each project Karen and honestly they are all what I would expect to see in a published Magazine... have you ever entered any contest? If not I strongly recommend it because girl YOU ROCK!!!!!!!!! This snow globe is so soft and heavenly yet fun and exciting, I love the inking around the inner circle which of course gives it the fantastic globe feel... The penguins are absolutely adorable and all your embellies and sparkle perfectly finishes it off, you never cease to amaze me... lots of love and Super big hugs.

  5. Your card is just FANTASTIC, GORGEOUS job with it!!!Thanks for joining us in this week's Challenge at Peachy Keen Stamps!!! :)

  6. I saw your lovely Christmas card on Always playing with paper Merry Monday - you might also like to enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for July - I'd love to see it there too. x

  7. What a GORGEOUS card! Love your attention to detail and especailly the snow/shaker!!!! Thanks for joining us in this week's Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge. :)

  8. Absolutely love it! The shaker card is just wonderful. Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday.

  9. Gorgeous and beautiful card Karen love the image and fabulous shape thank you for joining us at Crafty Catz
    Hugs Dianne xx

  10. What an adorable Snow Globe Shaker card! Your details in creating the card are great! Thank you for playing with us at Christmas Card Challenge #35.

  11. What a gorgeous card! I love it! Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!

  12. Gorgeous card! Thanks for sharing it with us this week at Crafty Catz. Naomi x

  13. My sweetest friend, this is absolutely gorgeous!! How adorable are those penguins??!! Soooo cute!! They look so happy in their chilly globe!! The shaker snow - awesome!! The snowflakes - beautiful!! The bells - merry!! It makes me happy to look at and that's the mark of a perfect Christmas card!! Every single detail is stunning!! Love, love it, but then I love everything you make :) Thank you for playing along at LSP!! I hope you are feeling much, much better. Hugest hugs my dear friend!! Happy Wednesday :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  14. A beautiful creation. Thank you for joining us at Winter Wonderland. xx

  15. Oh my goodness, this is absolutely fabulous. I love your snow globe and the fact that you made it into the shaker card. The stylish penguins are adorable, and the papers and embellishments are beautiful!

  16. Cute Christmas project! Adorable penguins. Spotted this on MIM. Thanks for sharing.
    xxx Asha
    Sunny Summer Crafts

  17. Gorgeous card - love love the added snow and those penguins are so adorable and cute! Love the snowflakes and beautiful papers! TFS and enjoy the rest of your week.

  18. This card could not be any cuter, Karen! I've never made a shaker card but want to soon! The penguins are adorable and I love how you added the snowflakes and bells on the outside! Awesome! :)


  19. what a totally fun and totally fab holiday card! i loooove that super-cool snowglobe design!!! thanks for sharing our sleigh bells fun at JINGLE BELLES! :)

  20. This is gorgeous and I love the concept of a shaker snowglobe card! Thank you for joining us for Christmas in July at Card Crafter's Circle!

  21. thank you for joining us at the Winter Wonderland a gorgeous creation
    Hugs Kate xx

  22. Oh my goodness -- how cute is that!!! Love those little 'stylish' penguins :) Your card is beautiful. So glad you joined us over at Frosted Designs!!

  23. What a cutie! So colorul and creative with the little swirls hanging off. Thanks for joining in the fun at CSAYL!!!

  24. Could this be any cuter??? Oh my stars...this is absolutely GORGEOUS my friend! The penguins are hands stinken adorable! I LOVE the fun snow and the fact that is a shaker card is even better. The added snowflakes and whimsical foliage adds such a lovely touch! This totally ROCKS my friend! You are amazing!
    Have a super evening!
    Sherrie K

  25. WOW - this is an amazing card. Love the snow globe shape. Thanks for joining us this week at Christmas Card Challenges.

  26. Aww so cute :) I saw it on Make it Monday x

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  28. Hi, Karen I love these guys. Adorable

  29. Hi Karen,
    I LOVE this Christmas card. I only have one made so have never tried making the Snow Globe card nut You inspired me too. I have to try this one out.
    I love the adorable penguins and snowflakes. You know I Love the Star Dust. I have never used that before but will now. Just LOVE the shape card!!!
    The card filled my heart with such JOY as well as the comment you left on my blog. I read it and the happy tears came that!
    Sending a HUGE amount of my Love, Smile & Hugs,
    Your angelic friend.

  30. Delightful! Thank for sharing with us at Merry Monday!

  31. This is stinkin' adorable!! :)


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