DIY Surprise Snowman Card!

Hi readers! Happy Tuesday! Please join me in a BIG Simon welcome to guest designer Darlene Devries! I think you’re really going to like this idea for a holiday card design. So unique and fun and easy to incorporate your family photo! Take a peek at the tutorial and be sure to watch the video too! Enjoy!


Hi Everyone!

I’m very excited and honored to be a guest on the Simon Says Stamp blog today!  Every year I make a special holiday photo card to send out to family and friends, so I thought I would take this guest opportunity to share this year’s card with you.  I really like to make it interactive, and this year is no different.

It’s a waterfall card made from a snowman!  If you pull the tab that says “pull”, the snowman parts flip over to reveal a message underneath.  The final “landing” snowman part has our holiday photo and the pull tab has a personal message.  Here are a few photos in action:



The final full-open card:


Since I’m making 40 of these cards, I tried to simplify everything.  For example, the background is a stamp with white ink.  Instead, you could heat emboss it with white powder or add some embossing paste with a stencil.

Watch the video for a step-by-step tutorial on how to make the card.  I also included a few card-making tips and tricks, such as Copic blending with 2 markers and aligning your card panels.  Enjoy and Happy Holidays!


Watch the video:


Thanks for reading today, and thanks to Darlene for being our guest!!


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  1. This snowman is so awesome, and he will amaze his receivers! Thanks Darlene and I don’t need to do forty so I think I could manage this for my family cards. So cute….

  2. Super fun card, but I’m not that ambitious to try making 40 of them. lol I’m going to bookmark this so I can at least try a couple of these. Thanks so much for the video.

  3. Well, I am not going to try to make 40 of these, maybe just 2 or 3. I bookmarked this so I can find it again later. This is a super cute card! Thanks for sharing this with us today! :)

  4. This card is absolutely amazing and looks easy. I would only need to get a picture of the two of us before attempting the card. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

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