Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Peace on Earth and Mercy Mild

Hark the herald angels sing
"Glory to the newborn King!"
Peace on earth and mercy mild
God and sinners reconciled.

Joyful, all ye nations rise
Join the triumph of the skies.
With the angelic host proclaim:
Christ is born in Bethlehem

Hark! The herald angels sing
"Glory to the newborn King!

I made a lot of these 'snow globe' shaker cards this year using the PEACE ON EARTH cling set from SERENDIPITY STAMPS. The inside is stamped with the sentiment, "Peace on Earth."

While shaker cards aren't difficult, they do require a few steps to the production and making approximately 25 of these I wasn't sure if it was do-able. As it turned out, it was indeed do-able and actually a lot of fun. I set up a production line of the assembly order so that once I had all of the individual components stamped and cut out and the embellishments ready and set out on my work table, I simply circled the table assembling one step at a time. I was surprised how quickly a large batch of these went together once I was organized.

Using the larges Scalloped Circle Nestibility die I cut my white cardstock base on a folded A2 card size (4 1/4" X 5 1/2"). Being sure that there was a bit of the fold that would NOT be cut by the scallops so that I'd have a card to open. I used a Stampin' Up! punch for the "ornament top" - I'm not sure what the punch is called but it looks like a fold tab punch.

For the image I used Stazon black ink and stamped the image on clear transparency film. I colored the backside of the image with Sharpie permanent ink pens. Then on top I added some glitz and sparkle with Silver and Red Stickles glitter.

Once dry it is time to assemble. I used the largest circle die and cut out the transparency film as well as a plain white cardstock circle which would be used as the base of the "globe". Next, and probably the tricky-est part, I cut long strips (about 1/8th of an inch wide) of foam tape. Attaching the foam tap around the perimeter of the plain white cardstock base and then filling the center with "snow" and then carefully covering the top with the transparency film that has been already colored. This "disk" I attached to the scalloped cardbase. Then using two circle dies nested together I cut the RED circle that surrounds the globe and adhered it to the top of the transparency film. This covers the sight of the foam tap beneath as well as providing color.

Finally, I added the bows at the top and a silver cord for hanging.

I realized, too, an error I made and didn't notice it until after I photographed this particular card. Do you see my mistake? I missed coloring one little section of the red ribbon surrounding the earth. Not to worry, I fixed that mistake before mailing the card! I'm so glad I discovered my "OOPS!" before I'd sent the card out.



  1. Wow, this is just fab! And you can't beat a camera for pointing out your no-no's, Sandi

  2. Absolutely WONDERFUL Ms Jennifer!! WOW!!

  3. Beautiful Jennifer, the glittered ribbon is fabulous. The oops with the ribbon strand wasn't very noticeable... good thing for camera's finding our mistakes!

    Take care.

  4. Oh my gosh Jennifer, this is AWESOME! What a great idea, I LOVE it!


Thank you for taking the time to leave me a comment. I truly appreciate them.