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Instructions

1) Cut cardstock 5 ½” X 8 ½” and score at 2 ¾”, 5 ½”, & 8".


2) Fold at score lines and sharpen creases with a bone folder. 


3) On the opposite side of the small fold, measure and pencil mark the centers on each end. Center should be 1 3/8”



4) Using your pencil marks as center line, punch in about ¼” with a 1 3/8” square punch, on both ends. You can use a square die 1 3/8” to 1 ½” If you do not have a punch. This step is creating a track for the slider mechanism.



5) Cut a 1 ¼” wide strip from the cellophane bag by cutting the closed end of the bag off, measure and mark the width and cut with a scissors. I tried using several paper cutters and it cuts crooked, so scissor cut works the best. Snip open one end so you will have a 1 ¼” X 11” strip. Do not try to use acetate, it is too thick and will not slide.


6) Open strip and center card base over it, on the track side making sure there is an even amount on each end. Wrap ends in toward center and attach using 1/8” Scor- tape, or red line tape. Make sure to do this step loosely, I put my finger under the cellophane between it and the card base before sticking down tape. Make sure it slides freely back and forth.


7) Cut a mat of plain cardstock 2 ½” X 5 ¾”, and a patterned paper piece 2 ½” X 5 ½”. Glue these together and attach to card front. Using a small circle die or round punch make a slot on the right side. You may do this step before gluing in place to make cutting easier.




8) Cut two mats from plain cardstock 2 ½” X 3 ½”, and two patterned paper 2 ¼” X 3 ¼”. Cut a slot in one patterned piece. Attach the patterned pieces to the mats with 1/8” Scor-Tape. You may stamp a sentiment on the un-slotted side, as shown in my completed sample. Punch a small hole in this piece and string cord or ribbon through it, so it will pull easily when assembled. Stamp sentiment and die cut as pictured.


9) Fold the card together and hold, DO NOT glue together at this point. This is the tricky part, in the end of card with the slot, slip the sentiment insert, face up right under the card front being sure to line up ends. Turn the card over and slip the other insert, face down right under the card back. This will be laying on top of the slider mechanism. Carefully open the card from the back and add a small piece of Scor-tape to the slider cellophane. Attach the insert to the cellophane making sure end is even with card and centered. Turn card over and attach the other insert in the same manner. You can hold the folded card together and test the slider mechanism before the next step. 



10) Add Scor-tape to the narrow fold at the back and adhere together, making sure the back insert is underneath the fold.



11) Die cut a large snowflake base of white cardstock. Cut the intricate part of the snowflake die from patterned paper. Glue together. Cut a Snowman from patterned paper with a 2 ½” circle die or punch. Glue to the snowflake front. Cut two small snowflakes from patterned paper using one of the matching snowflake dies, glue together and add a rhinestone to center.    



12) Glue snowflake, gift banner, and small snowflake to card front as pictured to complete this project.    

Products Used


Snow Kissed Paper Collection



Snow Kissed Flakes and Tag Die


Gift Box and Mini Snowflakes Die


Everyday Heroes Die


Memento Dye Ink Pad - Tuxedo Black


Frolicking Frosty Cling Stamp Set

Other Materials

Spellbinders Standard Circles Small; 1/8” Scor-tape; Diamond Stickles; Blue cardstock; White cardstock; 5” X 7” Cellophane card bag; Silver twine; 1 ½” square punch; 1 3/8” round punch; Glue; Pop-dots

About the Artist

I have been paper crafting for about ten years now. A friend invited me to attend a card  make-n-take, that I was extremely reluctant to go to, but I let her talk me into it. Well as most of you paper crafters already know, the rest is history! I have been on the Heartfelt Creations Design Team for about a year and a half and I never tire of the beauty that comes to me in each month's design team package. I am amazed by each and every collection, which becomes my new favorite. If you are here reading this, then you are a Heartfelt Creations fan too and I can sincerely say this wonderful family run company will never disappoint.







More  snowman creative inspiration...


Snowmen Framed Shaker Card - Rajni Chawla


Frolicking Frosty- Karan Gerber


Snowman Waving Hello- Kathy Roney


Snowmen fun! - Liz Walker



Comments

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CAROL NEMECEK
These are great. I just might have to lift one or two of them for this Holiday season!
Friday 16th of September 2016 09:12 AM
ELLIE BOEHMER
I can't wait to try these! Gave me incentive to get going on my Christmas cards.
Friday 16th of September 2016 09:23 AM
CARLISS
Yes, all are beautiful and great ideas for different cards. Thanks.
Friday 16th of September 2016 09:28 AM
SHIRLEY
These cards are beautiful! Thanks for sharing!
Friday 16th of September 2016 09:29 AM
ROSIE
So quite I won't one x
Friday 16th of September 2016 09:54 AM
SHARON GULLIKSON
Love the bottom one with the snowflakes, snowman and trees. SO cute.
Friday 16th of September 2016 09:58 AM
MARGE JOHN
Love all the great ideas - thank you!
Friday 16th of September 2016 10:25 AM
JOYCE
Great ideas love them
Friday 16th of September 2016 10:32 AM
CONSTANCE BENNERT
Thank you, this exactly what I have been looking for, I give checks and this just a beautiful way to do it. Your directions couldn't any more clearer, I thank you again, very very much ;-)*
Friday 16th of September 2016 10:32 AM
LESLEY POPELAS
I love them all!
Friday 16th of September 2016 10:38 AM
DONNA WHITTEN
I loved all the wonderful projects! The snowmen are too cute!
Friday 16th of September 2016 10:49 AM
MYRA WEBB
Totally love them all!
Friday 16th of September 2016 11:06 AM
OLIVE GOERGEN
I love it al l .
Friday 16th of September 2016 11:14 AM
SUSIE NOVARA
These are so cute, thanks
Friday 16th of September 2016 11:30 AM
COWGIRL
Right up my alley, love snowman and snow cards-such a" fresh cool" look.
Friday 16th of September 2016 11:36 AM
SANDY
My fingers are tingling to try these! So inspiring and cute. Thanks design team. Love how easy Heartfelt stamps and dies are to use. Plus, always new ideas to keep me going.
Friday 16th of September 2016 11:40 AM
LENA BECK
Beautiful! Cards! Thanks for sharing!
Friday 16th of September 2016 11:41 AM
BOBBI CHILSON
Would like it a lot more I'd it came with instructions of how to make them
Friday 16th of September 2016 11:45 AM
LOIS BAK
LOVE the gift card/money holder! I will definitely be making a couple of those this Christmas.
Friday 16th of September 2016 11:59 AM
SHEILA
They are all soooo cute. Thanks for sharing
Friday 16th of September 2016 12:08 PM
MARSHA HAAK
Oh my----Which one to try first?? I love them all! Such depth and beauty. All are stunning.
Friday 16th of September 2016 12:09 PM
CAROL FORT
These crafters are ingenious beautiful work you guys would love to have your talent than for sharing.
Friday 16th of September 2016 12:33 PM
BRENDA OLIVER
Oh my gosh I loved them. You are all so talented. God has blessed each an everyone of you. Thank you for sharing
Friday 16th of September 2016 12:56 PM
LOIS CUYLER
wish we could print instructions. Could they be put in a print format? Love them all.
Friday 16th of September 2016 12:58 PM

TRACY Heartfelt Creations
Hi Lois, What a wonderful question. Good news! The option for printing is coming! Have a wonderful day!
Thursday 29th of September 2016 02:48 PM
SHARON HINCKLEY
Delightful, happy card ideas that radiate "goodness"!
Friday 16th of September 2016 01:08 PM
PAULETTE KING
love the idea. I haven't made one of those cards for a while and they are so much fun to open! Thanks...
Friday 16th of September 2016 01:14 PM
LORNA LIVINGSTONE
Absolutely beautiful cards. well done!!
Friday 16th of September 2016 01:16 PM
FRAN GUMPRECHT
Over the top cuteness! Thanks for sharing!
Friday 16th of September 2016 01:31 PM
EVA-MARIA HORNER
I do love everything they create and I cannot believe it, so does my husband who really is not into this. He told me order and so I did. I would just love to find some more simple creations to do. Maybe at some point you could have some tutorials for people like me who love everything you do, but need some instructions for people like me who would really like to get into your line. Love everything you do. God bless and have a grant day Eva
Friday 16th of September 2016 01:40 PM

TRACY
Hi Eva-Marie! I hope this day is finding you happily crafting! What a great question! Have you checked out our Youtube channel? If you have not it is: https://www.youtube.com/user/stampcutcreatewithHC
It's wonderful being able to play them over and over again! If you ever have any questions, Heartfelt Customer Services LOVES to help! Have a wonderful day!
Monday 19th of September 2016 09:14 AM
NINA
I love them all
Friday 16th of September 2016 01:59 PM
PENNIE
These are all so, unbelievably cute!
Friday 16th of September 2016 02:08 PM
SYLVIE CHOLETTE
Wow! Thank you, it's very Nice.
Friday 16th of September 2016 02:09 PM
MARTHA HAZEVOET
Wonderful examples! I am so enthused about this snow kissed collection. I think it is your best yet. You are all so talented. Thanks to you I am having a lot of fun.
Friday 16th of September 2016 02:13 PM
NICOLE SERGERIE
I LIKE ALL THE CARD SORRY I DON'T SPEAK ENGLISH
Friday 16th of September 2016 02:18 PM
LIBBY CHIBE
Oh, I love them all! The Snowmen are so cute!
Friday 16th of September 2016 02:32 PM
DEBBIE JARVIS
All of these cards are just amazing. eep up the great ideas
Friday 16th of September 2016 02:35 PM
MARTIE ROLLIN
I am definitely going to give this interesting card a try. Your photos clarify the written directions. I've always wondered how this card was engineered. Thanks for this project!
Friday 16th of September 2016 02:42 PM
SUE HOUSE
Thanks for sharing the talent of these artist. Makes me want to purchase this adorable snowman.
Friday 16th of September 2016 04:25 PM
CAROLINE HILL
Like always love your products.Thanks for sharing .What Ilike is the surpise movement and snowman and detailed instructions
Friday 16th of September 2016 04:31 PM
JANET DOWNIE
Just beautiful loved them all christmas is such a great time will try and copy your beautiful ideas
Friday 16th of September 2016 07:45 PM
JO MORGAN
I just love the happy Snowman! He is gorgeous!
Friday 16th of September 2016 07:48 PM
BARBARA
I love the gift card holder. I love the frolicking snowman. Good job!! All are wonderful. Hope to have time to make these. I love these ideas.
Friday 16th of September 2016 08:11 PM
DORIS COTE
Love the variety! These are fun projects.
Friday 16th of September 2016 08:47 PM
VAL EVANS
So atmospheric - makes me want to experience a White Christmas instead of the sunshine and heat we experience here in Australia!!!
Friday 16th of September 2016 09:05 PM
JEAN HOPPE
Great ideas!! Have to try some of them!!!
Friday 16th of September 2016 09:15 PM
MARY WHITE
Very beautiful cards, love them.
Friday 16th of September 2016 09:36 PM
RAE HINES
Live them all! I think the Snowmen Fun might be my favorite though!
Friday 16th of September 2016 09:46 PM
LINDA ROYALTY
Beautiful cards and ideas. I love the gift card especially! Very clever idea.
Friday 16th of September 2016 10:36 PM
LEOTA WALKER
I just love your gift card idea. You folks are just the greatest bunch of designers. I may not want to do everything you gals/folks dream up but I so enjoy looking at them.
Friday 16th of September 2016 10:43 PM
DONNA GARVIN
Loce them all
Friday 16th of September 2016 10:48 PM
BERNADETTE
Just love these snowmen cards. Thank you. Just makes me realise that Christmas is not that far away.
Friday 16th of September 2016 11:12 PM
LINDA BANKER
Wonderful! They are so cheerful and bright. The trees that are on three of the cards have that fresh fluffy snow, so realistic
Friday 16th of September 2016 11:31 PM
TAMMY A MARTINE
They are all so very cute! I love snowmen!
Friday 16th of September 2016 11:40 PM
MARLA J. OWENS
Each one is truly art from the heart! They are beautiful! Thank you Design Team for a job well done. You give each one of us great inspiration.
Saturday 17th of September 2016 01:26 AM
KELLY BENTON
Thank you for sharing
Saturday 17th of September 2016 03:34 AM
CHRISSIE SMITH
Lovely Christmassy cards very talented thanks for sharing your ideas with us.
Saturday 17th of September 2016 04:13 AM
NANCY GRIFFIN
Love all that I see. Getting inspiration for future cards to try. Thank you for posting these beautiful cards
Saturday 17th of September 2016 07:34 AM
ANNA KALBARCZYK
Love the money card.... I really have to give this one a go....... thanks so much for sharing this one
Saturday 17th of September 2016 08:42 AM
RITA
Love all the cards. Looking forward to making them
Saturday 17th of September 2016 09:50 AM
DIANE GARDY
Beautiful cards.
Saturday 17th of September 2016 10:10 AM
STARLA
These are so very beautiful and fun. I am going to have to do all of these. I am already making Christmas cards and I see these on m list of new ones. Thanks for sharing all the new ideas.
Saturday 17th of September 2016 11:08 AM
POLLY WEINMANN
I will be seeing you in Richmond, Virginia in October! I am quite impressed with the cards using this sweet snowman.
Saturday 17th of September 2016 01:23 PM
CAROLE MABIN
Love the adorable snowman. I am so glad I purchased him. I can't wait to try making these. Thanks for sharing all these wonderful cards.
Saturday 17th of September 2016 07:45 PM
RONDA
These all are very beautiful and clever ideas. Thanks.
Saturday 17th of September 2016 10:51 PM
SANDY NUTT
The cards was cute im going to start working on mine.
Saturday 17th of September 2016 11:47 PM
CHARLOTTE
I just bought the Snow Kissed paper at the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo in Mesa AZ . Now I have some wonderful samples to work with. Thank you!
Sunday 18th of September 2016 03:25 AM
MAUREEN FRENCH
As always love your ideas and what great products.
Sunday 18th of September 2016 06:11 AM
GILLIAN MAYOH (ENGLAND)
So much inspiration to share with my class. Thank you so much. I can't wait to make a start.
Sunday 18th of September 2016 02:58 PM
SUE LUTZ
love the snowmen, great ideals!
Sunday 18th of September 2016 06:34 PM
JO PORTELL
Oh my gosh! So many possibilities with these dies. I am so inspired! They are so whimsical and fun. Thanks for sharing the above projects and giving me the inspiration to get started on my Christmas cards! Can't wait to dig in!
Sunday 18th of September 2016 06:54 PM
LUETTA WEIR
No matter how the little snowman is done he is so cute, can't say which card is the most adorable, but really love Snowmen Fun, Liz you outdid yourself. Snowman waving Hello is so cute & will be a fairly quick card to do. I just love them all & hope to get onto some soon now that I have my area about organized.
Sunday 18th of September 2016 09:10 PM
DARLENE
Such beautiful and amazing cards. Thanks so much for sharing them
Tuesday 20th of September 2016 10:25 AM
LORRAINE
First, I love snowmen. they are just adorable! And so are these cards! Second, I love paper engineering. My fave of your cards is the first one, the money holder. Genius!
Wednesday 21st of September 2016 10:41 AM
TRACYM #6773
FUN and FABULOUS :)
Saturday 24th of September 2016 07:32 AM
PAULA VICKERS
Absolutely beautiful 10 stars for creatifity
Tuesday 27th of September 2016 09:09 AM
TWILA HAIFLEY
These are beautiful ideas for cards. Thank you so much for the ideas. Where do we buy the paper??
Thursday 29th of September 2016 12:13 AM
MARY JO NICKLAY
these are the cutest ever.
Wednesday 5th of October 2016 05:29 PM
DOLORES
Love the clever snowman gift card, I may need to try this for some gifts. I love all snowmen so your cards were all awesome.
Friday 7th of October 2016 10:28 AM
KATHY TIMKO
I have the die set and will try it out. It is a great card and TY for sharing with us.
Friday 7th of October 2016 11:14 AM
KATHY TIMKO
Where did you get the clear snow sheets from?
Friday 7th of October 2016 11:19 AM

TRACY
Hi Kathy, Liz said," Hi I got it from Crafters Companion. It's part of the Sara Signature collection." I hope that helps!
Monday 10th of October 2016 12:54 PM
BARB BERWANGER
The instructions are very good in detail
Tuesday 11th of October 2016 01:39 PM
CARMEN
Very beautiful!! Thanks
Sunday 16th of October 2016 08:20 AM
NANCY
Adorable!!
Wednesday 16th of November 2016 05:39 PM
M B
Love everything i see on this card . Its so fresh and really stands out
Saturday 26th of November 2016 09:04 AM
MARDARET HOUSE.
Awesome products. i have bought the snowman and sleigh stamps and matching dies expensive in N Z to cute to miss them.
Sunday 4th of December 2016 08:33 PM
ANNE- MARIE.
Wonderfull work!!!!
Tuesday 25th of April 2017 04:14 AM
THEA
I love your card,s
Saturday 9th of September 2017 10:45 AM
ROCHELLE MYERS
They are all adorable!!
Sunday 15th of October 2017 10:15 PM
LUCILLE WIEDERMAN
I loved all of it its one of the nicest cards ive seen whear can I find the snow men
Saturday 3rd of March 2018 10:26 AM

TRACY Heartfelt Creations
Hi Lucille, The snowman is on our website and here is the link for your convenience: https://www.heartfeltcreations.us/shop/product/search?search=snowman Please let us know if there is anything else we can do to help!
Monday 5th of March 2018 09:16 AM
CAROL
Thank you sooooo much for sharing. Cutest snowman cards ever. You put a lot of thought and work into your creations. Thanks again
Sunday 21st of October 2018 08:50 AM