23 Dec Christmas Pop Up Card: Magical Snowman Tutorial
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:
If you don’t want to watch the video, here are step by step instructions on how to make the popup card:
- Purchase the template for this design here: Magical Snowman Template.
- 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)
- 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.
- Score the bottom of the snowman and the child’s feet, where the parts will be folded.
- 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.
- Before the glue dries, fold the card flat down the center to make sure the parts are aligned well. The card should fold flat.
- 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.
Glue on the rest of the clip art which include:
- Frosty’s hat
- Frosty’s hat flower
- Branch arms
- Coal eyes
- Carrot nose (or button nose if you want to be more accurate)
- Shirt buttons
- Frosty’s scarf
- The child’s hat/scarf
- Corncob pipe
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!