Intro: How to Make a Snowman Penny Slider Christmas Card
When I was planning to make a card for Christmas, I wanted to try the penny slider idea. I brainstormed and came to a conclusion that I wanted a snowman and Christmas tree in my card. I went to the craft store to get supplies for the card. At that time I saw some cute stickers in A.C.Moore(Craft store) that I can't skip from buying. It was just a $1 for some 454 stickers(Isn't it a great deal?) .Not all the 454 stickers were big but each one was cute and different. It had so many snowman but the snowman in the slider caught my attention and I was sure that I am going to use that in my card. So , let us see how I made the card .
Step 1: Materials Required
- A4 size green card stock
- 1 Christmas themed scrapbook paper
- Contrasting color card stock like red, blue , brown.
- Double sided Foam stickers
- Snowman stickers (I got mine in A.C.Moore for $1) -If you don't have one , download a snowman from google and print it on a card stock
- Xacto knife
- Cotton for snow
- Double-sided tape
- Two pennies
- White paint & brush for writing sentiments if the cardstock is dark colour or markers.
The materials listed above can be changed according to your availability and creativity .I have listed what I have used .
Fold the A4 size card stock into half. This is the final card size(A5). Cut a scrapbook paper little less than the A5 so that you will have a framed look at the front.
Now take the cut scrapbook paper and decide where you want to implement the slider. Use the backing of the foam sticker as a template. Mark the area of slider little larger than the sticker for easy sliding. Don't make it too big or too small.
Cut the area with Xacto knife.
Now to create the snow decide the area and cover it with double sided tape. Leave a small area around the slider for the easy flow. Take bits of cotton and cover the tape.
Place one penny on the wrong side of the slider and stick the foam sticker.Now place another penny of the top to create the penny slider.Check whether the pennies can slide along easily
Chose the sticker or anything like balloon or some characters to go on the penny . I pasted my sticker on a cardstock and cut it along the outline and pasted on the penny.You need not do this if you are using a image printed on the cardstock. It is done just to create a strong base .Voila ! We are now done with the slider part.
To create a christmas tree , draw one side of the tree by folding a paper into half. Cut it and use a template. Draw and cut a christmas tree on green cardstock and a little base for tree in brown cardstock. Stick it on the side of the scrapbook paper and trim the excess.Decorate the tree as you desire. I used the small stickers that came along the snowman sticker to decorate the tree and also used a gold leaf pen to draw a ribbon. Also Cut a piece of red cardstock to write your sentiment. Use white marker or white paint to write "Merry Christmas" and stick it with foam stickers. Add some snowflake stickers all over the card to create the snowing effect. .
Use foam stickers all over in the front of the cardstock and stick the scrapbook on it to finish the card.Tada! your card is ready !! How cool and creative is this card ?I really love the snowman sliding part very much. :)