Monday, 6 August 2012

Wobbly Snowman Christmas Cards

I had SO much fun making these four cards. And playing with them afterwards.  :-)

The die cut snowman and stamps are from Papertrey Ink. I FINALLY got to use them. I cut them out one evening, added the Stickles glitter glue and Glossy Accents and left them overnight. Everything was good and dry the next morning (I have a tendency to hurry things and smear the still-wet glitter glue) and I assembled the snowmen. I tried the arms both ways - 'inside' the mittens and 'outside'. They are probably supposed to go 'inside', but I think the little stick fingers are too cute to hide so I went with outside for 3 of the four cards.

I love the shine on the buttons from the Glossy Accents.  The little red banner is by Martha Stewart, stamped with a Papertrey Ink word stamp.  I'm not sure who makes the patterned paper, but if you need to know - leave me a comment and I'll get back to you.  Normally I would pop this cutie onto the card with foam tape. Not this time - and this is where the fun comes in. I used Action Wobbles!!!  I picked up 10 of them at the Mesa Rubber Stamp Show last March, and finally got to use them.

Essentially, they are a spring - so the snowman wiggles and wobbles and BOING'S on the card front. Seriously - how fun is that? 

The snowman is raised up from the front panel just like I had used foam tape, so you know that makes me happy.

I used my large cards from Michaels for the card bases, so the cards are 5 x 6.5. The hardest part about these, is deciding who is going to get one!

Of course, as soon as I made these cards - my hoarding kicked in. I only had TEN of the Action Wobbles and I'd already used FOUR of them. AACK.  Thanks to Ebay I have another package on it's way to me so I can feel free to use the remaining six Action Wobbles. Whew.

Thanks for stopping by today.


  1. so nice Karen!!! Hope snow will not come so early! Now we have sun!

  2. Wow, this is a fun card! I'll have to look for some of those Action Wobbles. I love your snowman. He is so handsome and I agree that his fingers need to be seen. I'm so glad you shared this card with Merry Monday!


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