As the title says “This Christmas Bubble card Says it All.” We are all in our own bubble this year. The vaccine is here but not in time to save the big family Christmas. Let them know that you wish you could be there but can’t.
COVID is spoiling the most important of family events this year. I hope that everyone is well and I want you to stay that way. This is a really simple card and the snow family is just adorable! And it fits into an A7 envelope for mailing. If you want to make your own fancy envelope, follow the instructions in the envelope video tutorial here.
You will need:
- Heavy 2 sided cardstock for the base
- Various Cardstock scraps
- washi tape (optional)
- Download File
I wanted to do the base card for this Christmas bubble card in patterned paper, but at the time, I didn’t have any (Now I do). I did manage to make the “Merry Christmas” on the front in glitter paper. The base card needs to be heavy paper (at least 65 lb. wt.) and two sided. The rest can be done with any paper or color you want, but I would make the snow white.
Cutting the Christmas Bubble card
Cut the card base and the Cricut will do the writing. I used a black Cricut pen for the writing inside this card. I used one of my own fonts CMV Polka Dot to make this card because it filled in. You can find out more about fill in fonts here.
I moved the pictures around the mat to save paper. Some people have been having problems with this in the new version of Design Space, but I haven’t as long as I stick with Access images.
If you want to know how to move things around your cutting mat, watch this video.
Assembling the Christmas Bubble Card
Start by re-creasing the fold. Then assemble the snow globe. The snow drift goes between the layers of the globe. The little “kid” goes on top of the snow drift and the rest of the family go behind the drift. Finally glue the snow globe to the front of the card. If you want you can stick the snow globe together with foam tape to give it some dimension.
On the inside, place the snowflakes randomly. I thought the sentiment was a little plain so I framed it in washi tape. I have way to much washi tape (used to think that wasn’t possible). This is totally optional but I really think it helps.
And your Christmas Bubble Card is done! It fits into an A7 envelope for mailing.
Fun Facts About Snowglobes
- It is thought that snow globes originated in France in Europe, with the first known record being a globe of water and white powder, with a man holding an umbrella, which was on display at the Paris Universal Expo in 1878.
- To prevent the liquid inside a snow globe from freezing during cold temperatures, an antifreeze such as glycol, is often added to the water.
- Snow globes were first patented in the year 1900, in Austria, by Erwin Perzy, a mechanic of surgery instruments, who is believed to have thought of the idea whilst attempting to increase light bulb luminescence.
- The production and demand of snow globes increased between the 1920s and the 1940s, with the rise of cheaper production methods and materials.
- Traditionally, snow globes consisted of a glass globe with bone, ceramic or rice particles, though in modern times, both the globe and flakes are often plastic, and occasionally glitter is used.