Friday, June 22, 2012

Introducing .... Another Snowman

Here I am again with my Christmas card for this week.  And guess what I've got -- another snowman.  He may look a little strange but if you look further down, you'll see why.  I used the Merry Monday Challenge #25 sketch and the 52 (Christmas) Card Throwdown Challenge #6 - Snowmen to inspire me.  I CASE'd the snowman from Becky Roberts here.  She has great directions on how to make it.

As you can see, I made a telescoping snowman for this card.  The card base is Naturals White card stock cut at 4-1/4" x 8-1/2" and folded in half.  I added a piece of Be of Good Cheer designer paper.  The bottom of the snowman is made from a scallop circle of Gumball Green card stock cut out using the Big Shot and the retired Scallop Circle #2 die.  A piece of Naturals White card stock was cut out with the Circle Scissors Plus (retired) and attached to the scalloped circle.  The center is another piece of Naturals White card stock cut out with the Circle Scissors Plus and embossed using the Northern Flurry Embossing Folder (I centered it on the large
snowflake).  It was then matted with a Cherry Cobbler circle punched out with the 2-1/2" Circle Punch.  The head was also cut out of Naturals White card stock with the Circle Scissors Plus and matted with Gumball Green card stock punched out with the 1-3/4" Circle Punch.  The buttons are Basic Black card stock punched out with the circle punch in the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack.  The arms are Basic Black card stock and cut out from one of the retired Snowflakes sizzlits die set.  I used the Owl Builder Punch for 
the eyes.  The nose ismade by cutting a corner off a scrap piece of Pumpkin Pie card stock.  The hat is made with the 1" Square Punch and the Word Window Punch from a piece of Basic Black card stock that was embossed with the Square Lattice Embossing Folder.  A small piece of Gumball Green ribbon was added to the hat.  The bling on the hat and sentiment was punched out of Silver Glimmer paper with the Boho Blossoms punch.  I used a large-eye needle to add the Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine to the hat accent and then tied a bow.  It was attached to the hat with a glue dot.  A small Cherry Cobbler circle and a silver brad were added to the accent on the sentiment.  A white gel pen was used as a highlight on the buttons and eyes.  The mouth was hand drawn with the Basic Black marker.  The sentiment from the long retired Seasons Greetings stamp set was heat embossed on Naturals White card stock with VersaMark and Cherry Cobbler Embossing Powder and matted with Gumball Green card stock.  For directions on putting the snowman together, check out Becky Roberts' blog.  Since I added a sentiment to the large circle on the snowman, I might turn the inside of the card into a gift card holder.  They are always handy to have for the holidays.  Sorry for the lengthy post.  There were a lot of steps to this snowman.  I might suggest that if you plan on using this style snowman on multiple cards for the holidays, cut all the pieces at the same time.  The end result is worth the effort.  Thanks for stopping by today.  Enjoy the upcoming weekend.

Stampin' Up! Products Used 
Stamp Set:  Seasons Greetings (retired)
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin' Pad (#119669); Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker (#100082); VersaMark (#102283)
Card Stock/Designer Paper:  Naturals White Card Stock (#102316); Gumball Green Card Stock (#126840); Cherry Cobbler Card Stock (#119685); Basic Black Card Stock (#121045); Pumpkin Pie Card Stock (#105117); Silver Glimmer Paper (#124005); Be of Good Cheer Designer Series Paper (#126896)
Tools:  Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (#113439); Heat Tool (#129053); 2-1/2" Circle Punch (#120906); 1-3/4" Circle Punch (#119850); Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (#118309); Owl Builder Punch (#118074); Boho Blossoms Punch (#119858); 1" Square Punch (#124094); Word Window Punch (#119857); Northern Flurry Embossing Folder (#120902); Square Lattice Embossing Folder (#119976); Circle Scissor Plus (retired); Scallop Circle #2 Bigz Die (retired); Snowflakes Set 2 Sizzlits Die Set (retired)
The Finishing Touches:  Gumball Green 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon (#126848); Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine (#123125); Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Emboss Powder (#122949); White uni-ball Signo Gel Pen (#105021); Mini Glue Dots (#103683); Silver Brads (retired)


Notes by Nina said...

Love Love Love it, Patti what a fabulous idea and the snowman is adorable extended or not. Love the fun papers you used too. All around fantastic :) Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

Ruth M said...

What a fun and festive card, I love the telescoping circles, what a great surprise for the recipient of the card! Thanks for sharing your fabulous card with us at 52 CCT! Ruth x

Patty Gorka said...

Oh, this is really cute! Your cards are beautiful!

Jacqueline said...

I've seen a few snowmen telescoping cards but your s is THE BEST I've seen yet - it's gorgeous. Thanks so much for joining us this week at 52CCT - Jacqueline xx

Mynnette said...

Patti, this is AWESOME!!! May I CASE this and use it for a workshop?! I am in LOVE with it--how fabulous! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :)

Narelle Farrugia said...

Ohhh - I just love your telescopic festivey snowman - he is just so cute! Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday this week!

Lesley said...

Oh wow Patti, this is not only adorable but majorly clever! Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday!

Bonnie said...

How very clever, Patti! The snowman is adorable and then he unfolds! Amazing! Glad joined us at Merry Monday again this week!

Rose said...

saw this on {52} cards and had to come tell you how totally cute and awesome this is :)