' ' ' 'Crafty Endeavours: More idea with globes

Saturday 15 December 2018

More idea with globes

Something a little different today for the Crafts U Love inspiration post. My first post used the Crealies Cardzz No. 8 Snow globe for a winter make, keeping to the traditional snow globe.
But what to do with the die set after the holidays you might ask?
Well, I thought about that too and have come up with a few ideas...

Firstly, it is possible to use the globe in the same way I did on my previous card here but with a summer theme. You can add sand for the shaker element instead of snow, and the wave die in the set can be used for dunes or indeed waves!

A house with a garden, a cityscape, a landscape and lots more themes are equally suitable for the globe.

But this die can do more than globes with a bit of die-cutting wizardry...

I'll start with a simple card base:

The steps were as follows:

With the base card folded in 2, place the die to the first "step" of the die and emboss with your die-cutting machine. This is to make the alignment easier later.

 Open the card and place the die again following the embossing lines and cut the first side of the card.

Repeat for the second side, you have now a shaped based card! Following the same method but cutting up to the second or third step you will get alternative versions of this. More on that later...

For now, this is how I decorated my card. I placed some snowflakes cut from a die-cut panel with John Next Door Christmas Die Set - Lattice (you can read here how to maximise the use of that die-set) and stamped the circled Mixed Media plate with Salty Ocean Distress ink applied with a brayer.

Since there was still ink on the Mixed Media plate I stamped the back of the card too..

For my images I used the Elizabeth Craft Stamp Set - Reindeer and stamped all the elements with black Versafine. I added colour with markers and gel pens.

For the sentiment I used the John Next Door Clear Stamp Set - Poinsettia and embossed the sides with Wow! embossing powder in White Twinkle.

Taking the partial die cutting further and cutting one or 2 of the remaining "steps" on the Snow Globe die you can create the base for an album.

Here I have created one using all the steps for a maximum of pages available and this is the result after partially die-cutting both sides.
You can also cut 2 entire globes separately and glue them together if you find this method too difficult.

Now fold along the score lines into successives mountains and valleys to obtain this:

The album can is constructed by gluing pages onto the spine created. The pages can be cut with the globe die, the smaller die in the set to fit in within the half circle cover or be any shape you wish as I die here:

Now all you need to do is decorate cover and pages to your liking...


Crealies Cardzz No. 8 Snow globe
Elizabeth Craft Stamp Set - Reindeer
John Next Door Clear Stamp Set - Poinsettia
WOW! Embossing Glitter - White T
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad - Salty Ocean
John Next Door Christmas Die Set - Lattice
John Next Door Media Plates Set
VersaFine Onyx Black

If you fancy the Snow Globe die or the Reeinder stamp set, you're in luck as all the Christmas products are now 50% off at Crafts U Love but you'll have to be quick!

Should you purchase any of the products I have used on this card, select  'Design Team'  in the 'where have you seen us' drop down so we know we have inspired you!

Thanks for coming by,
I am entering the Fashionable Stamping, Addicted to stamps,
Lost Coast Designs and SSS Monday challenges.


  1. Great way to get more from your dies.
    Thanks for sharing at ATSM. :)

  2. Such a beautiful card! The snow globe design is fabulous 😁. Wishing you a wonderful day and a very Merry Christmas too! J 😊 x

  3. such a pretty card and so unique! i also love the reindeer stamp that you used. thanks for joining the lost coast design challenge!

  4. Génial, vraiment trop mignonne cette carte aussi !!!
    Une très belle seconde utilisation de ce globe, qui me fait de l'oeil du coup... ;-)
    Bises et Joyeux Noël Christine, plein de bonnes choses pour toi pendant les fêtes, et bien sûr en 2019 ! Mais d'ici là, on se réécrira peut-être via nos blogs respectifs ou par msg :)

  5. Thanks for joining the Lost Coast Challenge. What a fun idea you had with the snow globe. The reindeer goes perfectly for it.

  6. This is so clever and a wonderful tutorial. As crafters we are always looking for more ways to use our stash.
    Thank you for entering this into our 'Winter' Challenge at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.
    Dot x
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