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Here is the tutorial and template for the Christmas/Holiday magical snowman popup card. I know this is a bit last minute, and probably too late to make it for Christmas for some of you. That’s why I made it a Holiday card too, so you still have time to make it and send it out before new years! When you open this card, a child puts a magical hat on the snowman. This is how Frosty the snowman comes to life. In my rush to make the card earlier, I forgot to glue the broom on. So here are some pictures of the card with Frosty holding the broom.

Here is a video of the tutorial on how to make the Magical Snowman card:

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If you don’t want to watch the video, here are step by step instructions on how to make the popup card:

  1. Purchase the template for this design here: Magical Snowman Template.
  2. The template has 3 pages; the inside snowman and child, the outside cover and the clip art (broom, hat, scarf, eyes, carrot nose, buttons, arms..etc)
  3. Using the template, cut the card parts out of card stock. You can use these instructions on using templates or you can use a cutting machine.
  4. Score the bottom of the snowman and the child’s feet, where the parts will be folded.
  5. Fold the two halves of the snowman and child upwards and glue at the top. Only glue the top of the snowman’s head, the hat, and the child’s face.
  6. Before the glue dries, fold the card flat down the center to make sure the parts are aligned well. The card should fold flat.
  7. Assemble the inside card (with the snowman) into the backing using the Christmas trees on the 4 corners. Be careful not to bend or break off the small details.
  8. Glue on the rest of the clip art which include:
    • Frosty’s hat
    • Frosty’s hat flower
    • Branch arms
    • Buttons
    • Coal eyes
    • Carrot nose (or button nose if you want to be more accurate)
    • Shirt buttons
    • Frosty’s scarf
    • The child’s hat/scarf
    • Broom
    • Corncob pipe
    • Text

To make sure that the hat moves in front of the snowman, you can slightly curve the hat forward and Frosty’s head backwards. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas!

Comments

  1. Teri at Dec 23, 2011 06:55:57

    I sure wish you had files for your designs to use on a Cricut or other cutter.

    You do such nice work and this card is just too cute.

    But I cannot cut anything by hand so cannot make them, but hope you continue to do such nice work.

    Happy Holidays,
    Teri

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  2. Adam at Dec 23, 2011 07:06:51

    This is wicked cool. Very nice card. I might have to save it for next year. Now get back to your family. :)

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  3. Edward Olson at Dec 23, 2011 07:19:02

    Congratulations on your new Baby girl arrival!
    also thank you very much for the snowman pop-up. I do love your stuff TV posted in the very best for a happy new year Edward

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  4. Edward Olson at Dec 23, 2011 07:20:50

    PS, if that doesn’t make any sense it is because I’m using a dictation program and sometimes it puts the wrong words but I think you get the gist, have a happy new year

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  5. Tammy at Dec 23, 2011 07:34:00

    Love it. Congratulations on the new baby girl. What a special blessing right here at Christmas. Thanks for sharing your work with us.

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  6. Gracie at Dec 23, 2011 09:33:08

    !!!!Concrats to you and your wife on the birth of your baby girl shes conna be so spoiled. shell be daddys girl. thanks for takeing the time for the card never to late. Merry xmas to you and your family.bless you.:)

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  7. Kris in Alaska at Dec 23, 2011 11:45:36

    Congrats on a new baby girl! Fun, fun card! You are very talented! You should design for one of the electronic die cutting companies! I can use Make The Cut! to cut it out on my Cricut but others can’t! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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  8. Naf at Dec 24, 2011 12:02:54

    Merci beaucoup pour ce beau pop up !!! Bravo, il est magnifique ce bonhomme de neige.

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  9. Sue at Dec 24, 2011 05:01:17

    Oh Rich, What a wonderful card and a wonderful Christmas gift for you and your family .. a sweet little girl! Bless you all with good health and prosperity for all the years ahead. : )

    I love the card .. as always. Please pass along my good wishes for a Very Happy Christmas and prosperous New Year to you wife and your children. God be with you all.

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  10. Karen at Dec 24, 2011 05:51:38

    Thank you so much!! You male my day!! I will do it for my boyfriend. I LOVE YOUR CARDS!!
    Merry Christmas to your family.

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  11. Stella at Dec 24, 2011 05:53:58

    Just wonderful! I use either Make the Cut or Sure Cuts a Lot software and Cut these on my machine! Thank you so much for the templates!

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  12. Karen at Dec 24, 2011 06:15:15

    I love your cards. Teri from above, if you get Make the Cut software you can cut these as PDF files work very well in MTC. Check it out.

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  13. Laura at Dec 24, 2011 07:04:00

    Love your designs! Now I need to figure out how to do them on my Silhouette! hank you so much for sharing your talent. I haven’t tried any designs myself yet but really enjoy watching the videos of you assembling the cards. Congratulation to you and your wife on a new baby girl-what a blessing!

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  14. Jeanette at Dec 24, 2011 07:17:14

    I love this card! All your work is simply wonderful. Thank you for sharing the instructions with us.

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  15. Natasha at Dec 24, 2011 08:38:15

    Thank you very much! Very nice!!!

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  16. Petrina at Dec 24, 2011 09:26:15

    Brilliant.

    Your art is Beautiful!

    Congrats on your new baby! Every happiness to you and your Family.

    Merry Christmas!

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  17. elisa at Dec 24, 2011 10:37:24

    Great card! Thank you!

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  18. KITT at Dec 24, 2011 12:39:23

    What a wonderful card. Thanks so much for sharing Rich. Congrats on your new baby girl. What a wonderful Christmas present. We just had a new grandson Dec 2nd. Enjoy your little one. They grow up so fast. Happy Holidays!

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  19. Lexus at Dec 25, 2011 06:38:47

    It’s cool.. But I saw it after Christmas.. Probably save it for next year…

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  20. Triya at Dec 27, 2011 01:04:29

    Congrats !!!
    you deserve all the happiness in the world!!
    love all ur cards…….although i’ve to make them by hand, but it’s worth it to see the smile on that special someone’s face :)
    thanks a lot!

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  21. suzy at Dec 27, 2011 03:18:12

    Merci de nous faire vos creations c’est super .Bonne continuation et bonne fêtes de fin d’année.Suzy/.

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  22. Pam at Dec 27, 2011 03:48:07

    Congratulations!! Thank you for the template and great tutorial!! Good luck to the new papa and mama!

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  23. kiannalk at Dec 27, 2011 08:27:23

    thanks you :)

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  24. aina at Dec 29, 2011 02:44:30

    o many many congratulations for your baby girl……….n that card is damn beautiful…………awsom

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  25. Ruth at Dec 29, 2011 10:10:45

    Awesome work!! Thanks for shairng your creativity!!

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  26. Anne at Dec 29, 2011 12:16:24

    Simply wonderful!

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  27. Amy W at Dec 29, 2011 04:32:38

    Thank you very sharing! What a fantastic card. Congrats on the birth of your daughter!

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  28. priyaanne at Dec 30, 2011 08:01:15

    Hey, Congrats for your baby girl. Thank you so much for taking out time and posting such creative pop up cards, i love all of your cards. please continue to create such cards ans please keep posting them. you are really very creative, thx for sharing your creativity with us. Happy new year in advance.

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  29. Vasudha at Dec 31, 2011 02:49:30

    Hey congrats for your baby, um do u have something for new year!! i need something urgently! happy new year

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    • Creative at Dec 31, 2011 08:07:01

      hi Vasudha, sorry i don’t have anything for new years this year. The closest thing i have is my 4th of july napkin ring. it’s not a pop up card, but you can make the fireworks, cut off the ring and glue it to the front of a card. Happy new year!

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  30. Mike at Jan 05, 2012 08:18:10

    I apologize for not congratulate you before but I left to travel, anyway merry christmas and a happy new year, the card is beautiful, thank you very much.

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