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Sunday, January 15, 2012

Family Snow Globe Shaker

Today was such a fantastic day. I am on a three day weekend from school, so I have more time to craft! The kids both have school projects that are due soon and we spent the day working on them. After checking out the Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue blog hop over at Cooking with Cricut, I decided to use the idea as inspiration for my daughter's family snow globe project! It turned out to be a complete success!! I wish the picture was as cute as the final project in person, but I think you can get the idea. Please excuse the little black squares, I REALLY wanted to share the project, but I don't like to post pics of my kids on the internet.

I also removed our family name (I had my daughter write it in crayon to feature her fantastic Kindergarten writing skills!) It is in the middle of the frame on the bottom on the finished globe. I know the recipe is a little complicated, but the final project is so much fun that I hope you'll think it's worth it!

(Complicated) Recipe
Base - Cricut Doodlecharms cartridge - 10" - on blackout - blue paper
Top of globe - shift cut on blackout - 10" - white paper
Clear snow globe effect - shift cut on blackout - 10" - acetate patterned paper from K & Company Cara Marie pad
Gold border (used to hide the dimensionals creating the barrier for snow/glitter - same as top of snowglobe - shift cut on blackout - 10" - then cut again at 8 1/2" using center point feature OR use the Gypsy to place one inside the other and cut
Snow on bottom - cotton balls
Sky background - My daughter's artwork!
Snow/shimmer - Studio G iridescent glitter

Used Elmer's craft bond (needed liquid glue) to attach acetate to gold border
Used Square dimensionals to create a border around the entire white globe top to make sure the glitter wouldn't escape - do NOT remove paper from dimensionals until AFTER glitter is poured in

Bodies - Cricut Everyday Paper Dolls Cartridge basic doll image - 2 1/2 for kids & 2 3/4 for adults
Clothing - Girls  - WintrG & WintrB on pg. 36 & 37

Frame for our family name on the front:
Cricut Sentimentals cartridge - Frame2 - white paper - 4 1/2"
Gold overlay - Frame2 - shift cut - gold shimmer paper (Recollections)

I am entering this project into the following challenges:
Little Scrap Pieces - Anything Goes Challenge 
The Cuttlebug Spot - Winter Time Challenge - texture = cotton balls used for snow


  1. Great project & unique idea! You could stamp your family name or a fun sentiment inside the frame too. Holly :-)

  2. Brilliant creation so very clever and worth the complicated recipe! Truly a wonderful keepsake. Thanks so much for joining in the challenge at little scrap pieces!

  3. What a fun that you used your faces...very cute!

  4. Love shaker cards!!Yours is adorable! So creative and fun!
    Smiles, Jill

  5. WOW!! How original, LOVE it!!!!!!!1

    Thank you snow much for joining us at The Cuttlebug Spot!

    Cuttlebugs & Hugs

  6. Wonderful textured winter project!
    Thanks for playing at the Cuttlebug Spot - hope you'll join us again tomorrow for another fun challenge!
    Helen x