This is a sponsored post by Sizzix. I received free product but all ideas and opinions are my own. There are affiliate links in this post. My sweet niece Winter is about to turn 2! Winter recently discovered princesses and I feel like I need to fuel her new obsession. I made her this snow princess card for her birthday. I am not sure what I like best about this card – the glitter tulle, the glitter tape or the sparkly snowflakes.
- Sizzix Big Shot
- Sizzix Big Shot Princess Dress and Deckled Card BigZ Die
- Sizzix Extended Cutting Pads
- 5 x 12 inch piece of Paper Company Pastel Blue cardstock
- Recollections blue glitter tape
- Recollections silver glitter tape
- Celebrate It blue glitter tulle
- Jolee’s dimensional snowflake stickers
- ATG adhesive
1. Apply ATG adhesive (or any clear rolled adhesive) to the border of all 4 sides of the cardstock. Overlay the glitter tulle on top of the cardstock and snip off the excess.
2. Fold the cardstock in half with the tulle on the outside. Cut three pieces of blue glitter tape. Place the first piece in the center along the fold. Make sure half of the tape goes on the front of the fold and half goes on the back of the fold. The other two pieces go near the bottom of each side of the cardstock.
3. Place the cardstock onto the cutting die. The folded side of the card needs to be placed near the top of the dress shape but not over it. This allows the cardstock to be cut as a dress card with a fold in it instead of as two distinct dresses.
This was the first time I have ever used the Big Shot so I was a little panicked when I heard a loud cracking nose and some of the die shape was transferred into the cutting plates. The loud noise and indentations into the plate are normal. The Big Shot exerts a lot of pressure on the cutting plates, die and cardstock. The pressure caused the glitter tape to closely adhere to the tulle and cardstock. This helps hold the glitter tulle to the cardstock. I have two electronic die cutters but neither of them would be able to cut the tulle.
After the card is cut, lift the sides of the dress and add ATC adhesive underneath along the edges of the card. The adhesive is not noticeable because of the tulle.
4. Cut a piece of silver glitter tape and place it into the middle of the card. Turn the card over and trim the excess tape with scissors. Repeat this step for the back of the card. This is a nice design feature for the card but also helps to hold the tulle in place.
5. Add snowflakes to the the dress. I added a white snowflake to the top of the dress and silver snowflakes to the bottom of the dress.
This snow princess card is ready to give to a little princess. I think my niece will love it! Change the colors of this card to create a wedding card or bridal shower invitation. The glitter tulle that I used comes in many different colors. This would also be a great Frozen themed party invitation.