Wednesday, December 9, 2020

snow globe holiday card with the mold press

Let's talk holiday cards. You can buy pre-made Christmas cards and that's totally fine if that's what you want to do. I do it myself! But, if you're looking for a unique handmade holiday card idea, how about a snow globe Christmas card! This fun and interactive card includes a clear plastic dome filled with fake snow and a lovely little winter scene behind it. Your loved ones will definitely remember this card! I made this snowglobe holiday card with my Mold Press and I'm excited to share how.

If you haven't heard of the We R Memory Keepers Mold Press, it's a totally amazing tool! It's a vacuform machine that allows you to make 3D plastic shapes from everyday/household items. You can use those 3D shapes as molds for making chocolates, candy, ceramic crafts, resin crafts, handmade soap, candles and more. You can also use those plastic shapes to craft with, and that's exactly what I did for this snowglobe shaker card.


First I created the plastic dome shape with my Mold Press. To do that I grabbed a 2 inch rubber bouncy ball that my daughter got years ago from a dollar store. She never plays with it anymore, so she was happy to donate it to the cause. I cut it in half--well, not exactly in half--and used the smaller side for this project.


If you'd like to learn more about the Mold Press and see how I made this card, check out my FREE virtual class in partnership with We R Memory Keepers and Michaels Stores.


This class includes three holiday Mold Press projects. First I share an overview of the Mold Press, and then my first project is the snow globe card which starts at about 11 minutes into the video, just FYI. 


What I love about this snowglobe shaker card is that the snowglobe part is separate from the winter scene behind it, so when you open the card you see the pretty winter scene without looking through the snowglobe. Pretty cool, right? I just cut a circle from the plastic scraps after making the dome and used it to back the snowglobe and hold the fake snow in.


 This was such a fun card to make and I just love how it turned out! So, what do you think? Would you make a snowglobe card? Let me know in the comments!

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