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Snowman Handmade Greeting Cards

handmade greeting cardsMake your own handmade greeting cards with my sticker snowman project. Animate your snowman by moving the arms and hat and adjusting placement of the face.

These snowman trading cards make use of a trading card sleeve to line them up for display, but you always just glue the cards to a folded sheet to make a card. I love how the sleeves make the art have an instant laminated look, but the idea can be applied to greeting cards in many different ways.

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DIRECTIONS

  1. PREP: Cut lots of cool cardstock paper into the ATC size: 2.5″ x 3.5″.
  2. Students start by cutting a white 2″ x 4″ mailing label in half the long way, and apply to bottom of the card. The card is turned over and excess is trimmed.
  3. A 1″ circle label sticker is used for the bottom of the snowman. Two 3/4″ mailing labels stickers are used for the top.
  4. Students draw the snowman face arms and buttons with an Ultra Fine Point black Sharpie marker. They are encouraged to find a different pose for each card. The nose is colored with an orange marker and the hat is colored black.
  5. Snow dots are added, if desired, with a white poster paint marker. Cards are kept in a 9 trading card plastic sleeve. Story telling would be another great use of this kind of layout. My students had some of their snowmen get progressively more melted, so clever!

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