Christmas Pop Up Card: Magical Snowman

Christmas Pop Up Card: Magical Snowman

Here is a Holiday or Christmas pop-up card that features a snowman (Frosty the snowman!). Like some of my other cards, this is an action pop up card. As you open the card, the boy(or girl) puts the hat on the snowman. The hat is magical and is what brings the snowman to life, just like Frosty the snowman. Inside, I have the words, “May your holidays be magical.”

It took a while for me to come up with this card. I had many different Christmas card ideas and I didn't know which one to make. Have you ever had so many ideas, that you become paralyzed and not get any progress done on any of them? I worked on a few different Christmas card concepts, but I didn't come up with anything I liked. Time was running out so I decided to make a snowman. I thought about making a slice form version, but I saw so many slice form snowmen out there, and I wanted to make something original. Since I didn't have much time to make it, I designed something simple, easy but unique. That's when I thought, I want to capture the moment that Frosty comes to life, when the hat is placed on Frosty's head. So I decided to make an animated card where the hat is put on while the card is opened. I wasn't sure I was going to make Christmas, so that's why it's a holiday card, since I probably will not be able to give these to anyone until after Christmas.

To make the snowman, I looked up images of Frosty. It turns out that there are many versions of Frosty, some consistent and some not consistent with the song. In the version I made, I gave the snowman a carrot nose since that's what most people are used to seeing, although Frosty has a “button nose.” I also gave the snowman twigs as arms, where Frosty has thick beefy snow arms.

Here is what the card looks like.

The pictures do not give the card justice. Since it's an animated card, watch this video to see the card in action.

I also designed a broom for the snowman, but I forgot to glue it on.

Here is the tutorial for this pop up card: Magical Snowman Pop Up Card Tutorial.

  • Carol
    Posted at 17:15h, 22 December Reply

    Even as a static card, this would have been wonderful. Amazing how much life the angle fold mechanism on the feet gives it . Excellent as usual.

  • Blake
    Posted at 19:30h, 22 December Reply

    Please post template soon, Christmas is only two days away!

  • winnie
    Posted at 20:03h, 22 December Reply

    nice! i like ittt. But may download template about Magical Snowman?

  • Phong
    Posted at 22:20h, 22 December Reply

    wow, it’s amazing =) please post the template soon.

  • Mily
    Posted at 01:13h, 23 December Reply

    So adorable! Can’t wait to make it!

  • Habiba
    Posted at 04:46h, 23 December Reply

    Bonjour, j’adore ce que vous faites, c’est très intéressant, en plus, vous partagez les tutoriaux avec tout le monde. Merci beaucoup et très très bonne continuation à vous Mr.

  • Karen
    Posted at 07:56h, 23 December Reply

    Congrats!! you are so talented!! your cards are amazing.
    Merry Christmas!!!

  • pylim
    Posted at 19:03h, 23 December Reply

    very nice..u did a very gud effort..n it turned out amazing!!merry xmas to u=)

  • Blake
    Posted at 19:34h, 23 December Reply

    Thanks so much for the template, I am always using your website for card ideas; each one is so original and amazing. Have a Merry Christmas!

  • suzy
    Posted at 03:05h, 27 December Reply

    Bravo et merci de partager vos creations c’est super .Bonnes fêtes de fin d’année et bonne continuation Suzy

  • Shirley
    Posted at 20:58h, 19 June Reply

    Hi Rich! Thanks for responding to my recent questions (June 15, 2012) about the Magical Snowman and if it is available to be cut out by machine. I already have your template, but unable to do the little details on the boy’s face. You answered: I use a Silhouette Cameo and an old KNK element. (I have no idea what a KNK element is or where you get it.) Then you said that ‘most of your designs are available in .svg and .studio cutting formats so I can cut out my cards with a cutting machine. (I haven’t a clue what an .svg is or .studio cutting formats or how to obtain either.) HELP!

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