Falling Snow Holiday Shaker Card

What would the holidays be without a little snow? Send warm-climate friends and family an interactive holiday shaker card with a magical falling-snow effect.
Falling Snow Holiday Shaker Card

Falling Snow Holiday Shaker Card

By: Debbie Olson

Materials Needed:

  • white card stock
  • turquoise card stock
  • clear transparency/acetate sheet
  • foam tape
  • high-tack, double-sided tape
  • chunky glitter
  • rubber stamps for the sentiment and focal image
  • rectangular die (optional)
  • turquoise ink
  • watermark ink and white embossing powder OR white pigment ink
  • heat tool (if you heat emboss rather than stamping in white ink)

Cut Card Base and Frame

Cut white card base to 4-1/4" x 11" and fold in half. Cut turquoise card stock to 3-1/2" x 4–5/8", and use rectangle die to cut out frame's center. Alternately, use a paper trimmer to cut both inside and outside of frame.

Cut Base and Frame for Snow Shaker Holiday Card

Cut Base and Frame for Snow Shaker Holiday Card

Add Sentiment to Frame

Using watermark ink, stamp sentiment onto bottom of frame then sprinkle white embossing powder onto watermark ink (Image 1). Tap off excess embossing powder (Image 2). Using heat tool, heat embossing powder until it melts (Image 3). Note: Alternately, stamp sentiment in white pigment ink.

Stamp Focal Image

Ink stamp thoroughly and stamp image onto white card stock.

Ink Stamp and Stamp Onto Blank Card

Ink Stamp and Stamp Onto Blank Card

Create Frame Window

Cut window/acetate sheet slightly smaller than outside dimensions of frame. Line frame with high-tack, double-sided tape and peel release liner from tape (Image 1). Place window sheet onto back of frame and burnish well (Image 2).

Create Shaker

Line stamped focal image with foam tape, leaving no gaps in the corners (Image 1). Add about one teaspoon of chunky glitter to inside cavity of shaker before removing the tape liner (Image 2). Tip: If frame contains too much glitter, it will not shake well. Remove tape liner (Image 3). Carefully place window frame on top of the shaker base and burnish edges (Image 4).

Complete Card's Construction

Using foam tape, center then attach finished snow scene to the card base.

Attach Frame To Snow Shaker Card

Attach Frame To Snow Shaker Card

Next Up

Handmade Holiday Cards

Make handmade cards this year to hold your warm holiday greetings.

Feliz Navidad Handmade Holiday Card

Layer ribbon and fabric trims to create a colorful pinata-inspired handmade Christmas card.

Handmade Christmas Tree Card

Surprise friends and family with this cute, easy-to-create handmade holiday card. Trendy patterns and traditional Christmas colors really make it pop.

Handmade Modern Ornament Holiday Card

This sophisticated card is sure to impress family and friends. Everyone appreciates a handmade card, and our exclusive printable templates make creating one a snap.

How to Make a Bird and Branch Holiday Card

A pinecone adds texture and a sophisticated natural touch to this charming handmade holiday card.

Handmade Pop-Up Christmas Card

Surprise family and friends with an easy-to-create holiday card with a pop-up message tucked inside.

Vintage Sheet Music Handmade Christmas Card

Forget store-bought, mass-produced Christmas cards. Show friends and family how special they are with vintage-inspired handmade holiday cards.

Make a Holiday Cookie Greeting Card

Nothing says "Happy Holidays" like a batch of freshly baked chocolate chip cookies. Package them in our clever tin that doubles as a holiday greeting card for a thoughtful (and tasty!) homemade gift.

Handmade Holiday Card With Colorful Felt Pennants

A trendy (and easy to create!) felt pennant adds a fun finishing touch to this hip Christmas card.

Kids' Craft: Printable Santa Holiday Card

Let kids show their holiday spirt by embellishing our free printable Santa card design with craft supplies your probably already have on hand.
More from:

Christmas in July

Stories We're Following

Shop This Look

Found a living space you love in HGTV's Photo Library? Get the look in your own home with products from Wayfair.

Follow Us Everywhere

Join the party! Don't miss HGTV in your favorite social media feeds.