Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The Paper Shelter (TPS) Challenge #93 - Anything Goes

Christmas is near & it's my favourite holiday of the year. Since it doesn't ever snow in Singapore... I guess a snow globe kinda makes me fantasize about a land covered with beautiful, pure whiteness.  So here's a shaker - snow globe card that I made. Let's shake things up this holiday season! (^V^)

I decided to use the beautifully coloured "There's a penguin in my Cocoa" image & background. I love the colour & the penguin is Oh So cute! Just makes me want to give it a big cuddly hug.

1st, I printed my image then I printed the background separately. To make my snow globe, I used the Spellbinders Standard circle LG die (The largest one) & traced out the outside parameter of the circle & drew in a simple base for the snow globe. Cut out the shape of the snow globe & then glue it in the center of my printed background.

I need to make hole in the snow globe so that the image would be seen. So, I carefully taped (with removable tape) the same circle die onto the snow globe & ran it thru my die cut machine so that I'm left with the silhouette of the snow globe which is securely glued onto my 6x6" background.

Using the circle template that I just cut out from the snow globe, I traced onto my image so that I know where to put the foam tape. Then I lined the foam tape around my pencil drawn line & poured heart shape sequins in. Glue a piece of acetate to conceal the sequins. Now, I positioned the image to be aligned with the snow globe silhouette piece I had earlier on top of the image & glue them together.

Then I cut out a 8x8" pistachio coloured CS & made a box with no lid, just 4 flaps at the side & a thickness of 3mm (same thickness as the foam tape) & glue the snow globe shaker piece on top. Opps.... I hope you guys r not lost trying to understand what I'm saying. It's really hard trying to put this down in words without showing you. :(

Finally, made a simple card & glue the box like shaker snow globe down on the front of the card & decorated the inside of the card.

Close up of the image & its glittery hearts

Inside of the card

I added Tattered Angels-Glimmer Glam (Colour: Chandelier) on the actetate. To make the acetate look like uneven hand-blown glass. Can you see?

Side view of the card

Hereby wishing you all
A very Merry Little Christmas everyone
May all your days be happy & bright!

Materials Used:
The Paper Shelter Digi Stamp: There's a penguin in my Cocoa
Papers: Azone 160gm white paper, pistachio & fern green colour CS
Dies: Spellbinders-Standard circle LG die
Other Materials: Gold Metallic mini pearl string, buttercup pom pom ribbon, X-press It Foam tape, Acetate, Tattered Angel-Glimmer Glam-Chandelier, Beacon 3 in 1 Glue, K&Co-3D bauble stickers, gold,sliver & blue sequin hearts 


  1. Hi Shirin, wow what a lot of work that youve put into such a stunning and beautiful card, I love the layers to. Thanks for being such a fabulous Team Member, I hope the New Year brings you better things, and I want to wish you a Very Happy Christmas. hugs Shirleyxxxx

  2. This little guy is sooo cute. We are lucky The Paper Shelter has given this as our present:) I have not used him yet but intend to soon. I love hot chocolate and animals, so it will be fun:) I am following you now. Great job:)

  3. Hi Shirin, just wanted to wish you a Very Happy New Year. hugs Shirleyxx

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