Frankie Goes to The North Pole - Spellbinders Small Die of the Month
Frankie the Snowman has a giant smile on his face this season and so will you when you see him. Spellbinders Small Die of the Month for November is filled with nothing but jolly snowman smiles. And we can all used some smiles.
This jolly snowman shaker card was crafted using Maja Design's classic Christmas collection called, " Holiday in the Alps". The collection is a unique collection of traditional Christmas images and colors, mixed with a set of traditional winter frosty colors and images. This allows the versatility to use the paper to create wonderful DIY Christmas cards and then continue to enjoy the collection to send winter greetings as the new year starts.
I really love the warm vintage appeal to the collection. By the smile on the snowman's face, I think he likes the vintage look as well.
Instructions for Making the Shaker Card Base
Here's a quick set of DIY instructions to help you make your own shaker card base.
Step 1. "Maja Design -Holiday in the Alps- Let it Snow 12x12" is the base of the card. Cut the paper 10in x6 in and crease in the middle at 5 inches. This card is 5in x 6in when folded.
Step 2. The top layer is "Maja Design -Holiday in the Alps- Winter Night 12x12"and is slightly smaller than the card base. The delicate scalloped circle was die cut using Spellbinders Elegant Twist Circles Die from the Elegant Twist Collection by Becca Feeken (sized 4.25in x 4.25in).
The edges of the top layer piece were inked with Walnut Distress Ink for definition.
Step 3. Flip the layer over and add double sided tape to the back of the paper making sure the circle will be enclosed. This is going to be your window so you need to make sure there are no gaps in the tape.
Step 4. Cut a piece of tulle (or acrylic) to cover the window. Secure in place.
Step 5. Add shaker mix to the center of the card base and tape/glue the window layer in place securely over the shaker mix. Now you are ready to decorate.
There's Magic in the Shaker Mix
OK - there really isn't magic in the mix- but there is FUN in the shaker mix.
This card is filled with Buttons Galore's December Dream Sparkletz shaker mix - a collection of iridescent snowflake shaped sequins. The snowflake sequins from the shaker mix also make amazing finishing accents on the card for an added bit of snowy glitz.
Look how happy Frankie the snowman is? His smile shakes off on everyone who sees him.
Thank you for stopping here today. Your time is valuable so I appreciate it greatly.
Remember, Frankie is exclusively designed as Spellbinders Small Die of the Month selection for November. Hurry to grab him before this jolly snowman melts.