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[Crafty Monday] Snow Globe Valentines

I signed up for a Valentine’s Day card swap that Carina of Crow and Canary is coordinating, so this weekend, I tried my hand at making snow globe valentines.

Turns out, they are easy and fun to make.

Here are the materials you need:

  • Colorful paper/cardstock
  • Transparent plastic film (I used old transparency sheets – you can find them at an office supply store or a craft store)
  • Confetti or glitter
  • Glue (or glue stick)
  • Scissors
  • Scotch tape
  • X-acto knife & cutting board

1. I made 5 x 7 cards, so I cut a piece of paper that was 10 x 7″ and folded it in half.
2. Using an x-acto knife, cut out the snow globe window. Don’t cut the window too close to the edge of the paper, because you will need some space in later steps.

3. Cut the transparency sheet a little bit bigger than your window
4. Tape the transparency film down very securely around the edges

5. After you’ve made the window, you can use your paper/stickers/markers/etc. to decorate your snow globe scene.

6. When you are done decorating your scene, dump a lot of confetti or glitter (you can also use paper confetti) in the center of the card
7. Glue all around the edges of your card to secure the confetti inside. Really press down on all the edges to make sure there are no openings where the confetti can escape.
8. Once the glue is dry, decorate the front of the card and write your message on the back!

I put these cards in envelopes to mail them, but you can make them a little smaller and send them as postcards (they are heavier than standard postcards, so they will require extra postage).

The creative possibilities are endless! You can use them for any occasion, with any embellishments and scenes. I’m looking forward to making more of them.

Big thumbs up to the colorful, fun giddy giddy blog for the original tutorial (see her really cool cards).

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