Sunday, October 9, 2011

Stanley the Snowman

Hey there Peeps!

Ok...I've been down in my stampin' room getting ready, listening to the movie "Miracle on 34th Street" with the best intentions of getting all the card kits cut for my "Christmas Stamp-A-Stack" class tomorrow night.....
Well....this little guy wouldn't let me concentrate until I made this project.  I went to one of my favorite shops in our little town, Flower Gallery, this weekend.  It's 1//2 a huge, gorgeous flower shop and 1/2 a gorgeous Hallmark store.  I just walk in there and immediately have to wipe the drool from my chin.  SO many cute things!  Well....I found these adorable, little spreaders and I knew that a couple of them needed to go home with me. 

Now if you read my blog at all you know by now that  I'm a little weird crazy about naming projects and stuff.....
So it's probably no great surprise that I named this little snowman.  His name is Stanley. (don't ask me where his name came from...just my head...)  I made a cute box that holds the Stanley spreader and a few treats and then thought....um, it needs a card to go with it.  So....I got out my trusty punches and came up with one.  I hope you like them.  Soooooo.......Here's Stanley the Snowman....

I created a box template (after many tries.....).  THEN....I thought.....DUH!  I could've just ordered those stinkin' cute KRAFT GIFT BOXES from the Holiday Mini Catalog and covered one of them so much easier!  Ugh.  Trust me....I'm placing an order tonight!!  Anyway...at least now I know if I'm ever on Survivor and my tribe needs boxes made I can be the hero who knows how to make one from scratch!  Whew!  Ok...I digress...

So once I cut out my box, I then I adhered a lovely snowflake from the Snowflake #2 Die (#113460) for the Big Shot to the front of it.  I then ran the box through the Big Shot in the new Snowburst Embossing Folder from the Holiday Mini.  I cut a piece of Very Vanilla and Old Olive and embossed them too to add a little fun to the box top.  The trees are punched from both Scallop Circle punches and then I sponged the edges with Versamark Ink and embossed them with White Embossing Powder and the Heat Tool.  The button on the Front is from the Spice Cake Buttons also in the Holiday Mini and I add a red Glimmer Brad to give it a little "zing".

I'm going to make some of these as Christmas gifts and put dry dip mixes in them (in plastic bags, of course) but for today I just added some Hershey Kisses.

I lined the inside-top of the box with another embosses piece of Very Vanilla too...

Here's a closer look at the trees.  I made a tab on the back of them that also fits into a slot in the box lid.  I then folded it over and glued it to the inside of the lid.  The Very Vanilla panel on the inside covers them up so it still looks "finished".

Here's the card....  It's a piece of Real Red card stock that I folded and ran through the Big Shot with the Scallop Square Die.  The layers on the top are Very Vanilla and a piece of the Spice Cake DSP.  Stanley is made from Very Vanilla and I used my XL Oval Punch for his body.  The top of his hat is just a scrap of Basic Black CS that I cut out freehand.  I punched the brim using the 1 1/2" circle punch.  I used the same punch for his scarf.  His bow tie is made using 2 of the hearts from the Owl Builder Punch.  His button brads and the one on his tie are from the Brights Brads pack.  The sentiment is from the new "Snow Much Fun" stamp set from the Holiday Mini too.  The tag is attached with a safety pin from the Vintage Trinkets Accessories set.

So there you have it.....a new snowman friend that is just SNOW CUTE!  :-)  To check out the products I used or to see lots of other project ideas, check out my online Stampin' Up! store.  Just click HERE.  It's open 24/7.

If you have any questions or comments, you can leave me a note here or email me at shellsuit@verizon.net.  I love hearing from you!!

Have a magical day!

6 comments:

  1. He is adorable MIchelle... thanks for sharing!

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  2. Michelle, I love him! You are so creative. I always enjoy looking at your blog. Thanks for sharing your creations with us.
    Nancy

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  3. Stanly is too stinking cute!!!

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  4. OMG, what a cute gift set!!! Love the trees and the cute snowman!!!! So pretty!!!!

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