Snowmen Easel Card Tutorial


 
Snowmen are the best part of winter. Here are 3 little snowmen to cheer you. They will happily send your holiday wishes and merry Christmas greetings to friends and families.
 
Easelcards are particularly popular because they are so easily displayed after opening. This new card comes with 3 printable greetings for the message panel or you can use a blank one to use your own stamped lettering.
 
 

 
All the pieces are layered and will line up with the backing to make it easy for correct and quick placement. We're trying something new on this design too. Adding small dashed lines to the faces will make it much easier to line up the eyes, nose and smiles right where they should go.


Card front. Assemble snowmen faces and scarves:
 

1. Start with the snowman in the very back. Add his facial features first. Use the tiny dash lines on the face to quickly figure out placement for his eyes, nose and smile. I cut the smiles on a really slow speed to get a very accurate, delicate cut.
 
2. Next add the 2 scarf pieces. You'll be able to see where to place the scarf by lining up the scarf's outer edges to the white background layer. I used pop dots on all the scarves for dimension but this is optional.
 
3. Now do the same steps for the snowmen on the lower left and right starting with faces first then add scarves.
 
4. When all 3 snowmen have their faces and scarves on, adhere the lower left snowman first, to the background snowman layer, lining up the edges on the left and along bottom. Then adhere the lower right snowman, lining it up along the right side of background piece and also along bottom.

This is the card front when all the snowmen are assembled. It's ready to place on the card but first we'll prepare the card's base. See below.
 

Assembling the card's base:




 1. This is an easel card so the card base in folded in half and then the front  of the card is folded again as shown in photo. The card folds flat for mailing but pops open for display.
 
2. Choose which sentiment you want to use for the inside message panel and adhere to the message back layer. The design comes with a choice of 3 different messages or you can use the blank panel provided and add your own stamped message.
 
3. Adhere the base liner to the inside of card as shown. I used a blue paper with white dots.
 
4. Add the message panel using pop dots. The pop dots provide added height so the message panel will keep the card open when displayed.

5. Now with the card front done and the card base ready, we'll attach the front to the base. Flip the card open with the inside of the card facing down on your mat. Apply adhesive to front quarter of the card base as shown.


6. Adhere card front to card base, lining up along edges and bottom.


This is the fully assembled card folded flat. It can be easily inserted into an envelope for mailing. The finished size of the Snowman card is 6"x6" square. 

  

40 comments

  1. Absolutely ADORABLE!! One of my favorite cards of the season!!!

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  2. This card is so cute and I can't wait to make it. Thank you 💜

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  3. love this card and so happy to see you are now doing some tutorials to assemble thanks bunches

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  4. Card is adorable... wonderful job on the tutorial!

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  5. What a sweet card. Somehow I think we will be seeing more images using this card format and I can't wait!

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  6. Is this made with a cricket machine? love this!

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    1. I personally use the Pazzles and Silhouette Cameo but these will work with the newer Cricuts if you use their online Design Space software to import the svg files. And the svgs will import at the correct size for that also.

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  7. This is so adorable! Love those happy little snowmen!
    Pam
    scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

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  8. Just bought it. Can't wait to make it

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    1. http://www.myscrapchick.com/product.cfm?product=1786

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  9. Love this adorable card! I think I may have just decided on what I want to do for my Christmas cards. Where do you get the cute blue papers?!

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    1. Snowmen make a gloomy day bright! Thanks for this file!!

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    2. Hi Tawna, I got the chevron paper from Joanns. They were in an 8.5x11" pack. The blue dots are Darice Coordinations Light small blue dot #GX-2300-31 and Bobunny 12" Powder Blue Double Dot #12BPD598

      And yes!!...snowman brighten any day. :)

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  10. CUTEST CARD EVER! WHAT IS THE FINISHED CARD SIZE?

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    1. I read on the tutorial (next to last picture)that it is 6x6.

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  11. Love snowmen! Absolutely adorable!

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  12. Love snowmen! Absolutely adorable!

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  13. It's beautiful - Thank you.
    Can't wait to make it.

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  14. Just love this card...I'll have to make sure I pick it up on future shopping sprees...the next few months I'll have to curve my spending...love seeing new files...keep up the hard work...love your files

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  15. I have a Cricut Expression 2 can I do this on it. I LOVE snowmen

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  16. I love this card. So cute! How did you color in the face? Did you free hand or use a print function like on the Explore? It doesn't look like it's paper pieced...Is it?

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  17. Never mind. I put on my glasses...it's amazing what a difference a pair of glasses can make, haha. I can't wait to make this card. It's so cute

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  19. Ok I figured out how to use the pattern on ScannCut2 or any SNC machine need to change the mat format to 12x24 under project was scratching my head kept on getting a giftcard size once you save it as a fcm format cut it should open in a 12x12 mat. Hope this helps any SNC user.

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    1. Thank you for sharing that. Yes, most of our files will need the 12"x24" mat in Scann N Cut. We keep the measurements within the 12x24 so it will work with that but also keep the number of files you have to import to a minimum. I appreciate you sharing that.

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  20. OMG What an Adorable card....It is SNOW much fun. Girl you sure did come up with a Spectacular design...I'm blown away and in awe of what you created. You so did A Super Outstanding Creative job!!!
    Thanks so much for having your file share to purchase. I did buy and can't wait to make it. YAY it works for the Explore. YOU so ROCK!!

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  21. Some of the best directions ever!

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  22. Hi I need help on another project Big mug treat cups I tried to reach you by FB msg, email and still can't find out... how do I size the Big mug treat cups? They look small I need to make them this week please answer!!!!! :)

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  23. I loved this card and of course had to buy and make it!!! Its gorgeous!!! I used the cricut air 2 with design space and I ungrouped them because it told me I needed a 12 by 24 mat....then I couldn't get the main piece where I could just outline it to attach the dotted fold lines, I just wanted to ask why the face marks came out fine but had to make my own fold lines after I cut the base out??? thank you, did you do something different to the face marks then the fold lines....

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    1. The face lines are "attached" to the main piece, whereas the fold/dash lines are separate. The reason for this is so that in all softwares you will have the option to change those to "score" lines and use the scoring tool. If you are using Design Space we have a tutorial showing how to use that. http://myscrapchick.blogspot.com/p/the-latest-update-to-design-space.html

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