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Shakin’ It Up…

Here’s another idea for you for a $10 and under gift.  This would also be a thoughtful gift for anyone in the hospital or nursing home instead of live plants.

And you can play with it!…

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My “littles” would like this too as neither has ever seen snow.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White cardstock
  • Ink:  For the sky background:  Tempting Turquoise, Rich Razzleberry and Almost Midnight.  Pick a light and dark green for the trees (use what you have) and assorted primary colors for your houses mixed with neutrals.
  • Stamps:  None
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Sleigh Ride Edgelit Die, Michael’s  4″ Snow Globe and sparkly snow flakes, 5/8″ Real Red Satin Ribbon, 1″ wood balls and wood egg, Vintage Leaves Framelits, 1 3/8″ circle punch

Digits

  • The Globe is 4″ so I cut (4) 4″ circles and cut 1/2″ off what will be the bottom of each circle.
  • Punch a 1 3/8″ circle from a post it and be sure to catch the sticky.  Mask on one circle for moon and sponge with Tempting Turquoise, then Rich Razzleberry and lastly Almost Midnight around the edges.  You can spritz or flick water on this piece with water and watch the magic and the snowflakes appear.  Remove mask for a beautiful moon.
  • Cut your first scene with the trees making this a little shorter than your sky piece.  Color your trees with the lightest green and “thump” your darker green here and there for texture.  Color trunks with dark brown.
  • Cut your middle scene with the houses thinlet a little shorter than the trees.  Color your houses.
  • Cut your last circle with the trees again and color.
  • I added each layer together with Tomboy Glue and fun foam, but you could use dimensionals too.
  • Once you have your layers together, carefully slip them inside the globe.  It helps to set your globe upside down in the globe lid to hold it still while you work.  Once you have your layers in, add the sparkly snow.
  • While your globe is still upside down, add the plastic insert that comes with the globe and then you can turn right side up and add the screw lid.
  • Wrap with Satin ribbon and attach with hot glue.  Make your bow and add with hot glue.  I have a video here to show you how I made these glittery balls and pine cone.

Now anyone can have snow for Christmas…all you have to do it Shake It Up!

Next time (and I will be making more of these) I think I’ll add some of the tiny snowmen and maybe a dog or fox.  You could go crazy making these little scenes.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Here’s your “B-ism”…

dorothy

and I have two!

Hope your fingers are inky and you are HaPpY!

 

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