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Twist Circle Snowman Card

Last Tuesday was our first Designer Challenge of August and I shared a video tutorial for assembling the BRAND NEW #1207 Twist Circle Die Set. Today I'm sharing one of the sample cards I showed in the video.


This card measures 5" x 7" when folded. I started with a 7" tall by 12" long strip of light blue cardstock and scored it at 4.75" from the left side, then 5" from the first fold. The remaining 2.25" on the right side became the fold-over flap and I scored the paper a few times close together to make the flap have dimension. I hid strong magnets between the layers as I covered each flap with patterned paper.

Because a Big Shot die cutting machine is only wide enough for a 6" card, I cut my inner paper card to 6" tall before die cutting the Twist Circle. After folding the mechanism and attaching it inside the card I added the remaining patterned paper along the bottom to complete the paper. Then I covered the seam in the cut papers with coordinating washi tape.

The Twist Circle die set had two of the circle sizes I needed for the Snowman - the large stitched circle and the medium solid one. For the snowman's head I turned to the decorator circles in the Ring Accordion, which had a nice 1.2" diameter circle that would fit the top hat nicely. The top hat is from the Steampunk Charms die set - I simply cut off the hang hole at the top. The carrot nose is from Lucky the Rabbit, trimmed down slightly. The eyes and mouth are black rhinestones and the arms are branches from the All Seasons Tree. I used pop dots between the layers of the snowman.

The remaining decorations are snowflakes from the Holiday Charms set, circles from the Labels & Circles set, including the medium stitched one used to frame the stamped greeting. 


I spent some time trying to find the originator of the stacked snowman idea that ended up all over Pinterest. I believe it may have originated in a paper crafting magazine, but I was unable to find the original or the designer. I am not a fan of generic "inspired by Pinterest" credit, but I'm afraid it's all I have in this case. Thank you, whoever first thought of this idea for a stacked snowman.

Here is the video tutorial for the Twist Circle Die Set:


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