How are all my favorite stampers doing today? I really hope you are all enjoying the Holiday Blitz Event and getting all sorts of fabulous ideas on creative ways to use your Stampin’ Up! products. For today’s project, I thought I’d share with you an adorable way to package up a gift for someone: my Frosty the Snowman Punched Tin.
The whole concept of creating Frosty the Snowman using punches is not my original idea – I saw him as a card on Dawn Griffith’s blog, and she apparently got the idea from someone named Juliet. I don’t know Juliet’s last name so I unfortunately I can’t share that with you. Juliet – if you are reading this, I’d love you to email me!
When I saw the Frosty card, I thought that he would look absolutely adorable on a small clear paint tin. I’ve put together a few pictures below along with a description to show you how I made him.
Step 1: To create Frosty’s face you’ll need to punch 6 circles out of Black CS using the 1/2" circle punch, two circles out of black CS using the 1" circle punch, once circle out of Pumpkin Pie CS using the 1 1/4" circle punch, and three circles out of Whisper White CS using the 1 3/8" circle punch.
Step 2: To create his eyes, I started by sticking the 1" black circles to the 1 3/8" white circles using my 2-way glue pen. I then took my white Signo gel pen and created the center of his eyes by drawing the shape of a comma.
Step 3: To create his eyelids I took one of the 1 3/8" white circles, patted my VersaMark pad all over it and heat embossed it with Iridescent Ice EP. I then cut it in half and used the halves as the eyelids. I attached them to the eyes using 2-way glue.
Step 4: You are now going to need your small clear paint tin (I purchased mine from Pritchard Packaging about a year ago. Unfortunately they are no longer selling them so I’ll need to find another source. I took my 1" double-stitched Bashful Blue Grosgrain ribbon and tied it around the bottom of the tin to act as a scarf.
Step 5: Run a strip of sticky strip all around the top edge of the tin. Take two 3/4" x 8" pieces of Black CS and using your white signo gel pen, draw stitching along the top and bottom edges. Let dry.
Step 6: Remove the backing from the sticky strip, attach the Black CS strip, overlapping the ends. Cut a black CS circle to fit the tin using the Coluzzle circle cutting system (I used the third largest circle). Draw black stitching all around the edge. Let dry, attach to the top of the tin using Sticky Strip. This creates the band of his hat.
Step 7: Punch out three flowers from Real Red CS using the three flower punch. Place a small white dot in the center of each using the White Signo Gel pen. Attach the flowers to the black CS band using 2-way glue pen.
Step 8: Attach Frosty’s face using sticky strip. To create his nose, I cut the 1 1/4" Pumpkin Pie circle in half and sponged Pumpkin Pie classic ink around the edges.
Step 9: Place your gift inside the tin and then fill the tin with cotton balls, iridescent strands and some buffalo snow (iridescent fake snow).
That’s it! Easy-peasy wasn’t it.
And now……drumroll please……the winner of yesterday’s draw for the pdf tutorial of the Christmas Planner tin is Becky Robinson! Congratulations Becky! In order to draw my winners I use the website www.random.org so that the winner is randomly drawn. Becky, please email me at email@example.com in order to claim your prize!
For Holiday Blitz Day 6 I’ll be drawing another winner for the tutorial for this tin. In fact, I’ll be giving away this particular tutorial for 7 days in all. After that, it will be a different tutorial for a different project. This tutorial includes a supply list, dimensions and over 40 step-by-step color photos on how to make this project. For more details about the Holiday Blitz Event click here.
A lot of you have been emailing me and asking me if you could purchase the tutorial for this planner tin since I am unable to give it away free (because it was a special Make and Take for a paid event) The answer is yes! You can purchase the tutorial by clicking HERE.
Today’s question: What are you most thankful for this Christmas season?
Just so we’re all on the same page – the winner of today’s draw will be announced tomorrow evening (EST) when I post Holiday Blitz Day 7. You can expect our daily posts to be released in the EVENING (EST).
Phew, well thank you so much for your patience, between my weekend and my sister’s, there has not been a ton of time to get stamping done. I had to finish this off in the late hours. For today’s project, I decided to do a hanging cheque/money holder. Sadly, I have no cash on me at the moment to show you what it would look like inside the ornament.
Supplies: all supplies Stampin’Up unless otherwise indicated
Stamps: Scandinavian Christmas Paper: Ski Slope DP, watercolor paper Ink: Versamark, Gold Ink Pad, re-inkers: Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, Old Olive, Mustard, Close to Cocoa, Turquose Accessories: Sliding Tin ( purchased at supply place ), Pearl’s from Pretties kit, Gold elastic cord, Red grosgrain ribbon, Crystal effects, Dazzling Diamonds, Crop-a-Dile, Stampin Dimensionals, Red Liner tape, Sanding Block, Gold embossing Powder.
Step 1: Stamp the mitt from Scandinavian Christmas with Versamark unto the watercolor paper and then emboss with God EP. Color in with re-inkers.
Step 2: Measure the the top of the tin, and cut your Ski Slope DP to match. For the next step, you will be using a sponge applicator which can be found in the painting section of any hardware store. Also have your mitts cut out and ready to go.
Step 3: Some people use the red liner tape to adhere the paper, I prefer to use Crystal effects. I have never had an issue with it peeling up, and I have the security of knowing that every last millimetre is safetly stuck to the metal. I squeeze a moderate amount down and then right away spread it out with the sponge applicator. You must work fast because once it is spread, it will dry within a few seconds. As soon as it is spread, I put my paper down, flip the tin over and do the same to the back side. Wash your brush as soon as you are done or it will harden and ruin the brush.
Step 4: Trim the paper along the edges, then take your sanding block ( I don’t yet have the SU one ) and sand down the edges so that it is nice and smooth.
Step 5: Remove the sliding top and take the main container. Using your Crop-A-Dile, punch a hole using the smaller piercer.
Step 6: Decorate your lid, and if you care to, the back also. I dragged the gold ink pad around the edges so that I would have a nice gold haze. I cut my gold cord and then using Red Liner tape I taped down the gold cord to the back of the mitts. Next I removed the tape backing from both mitts and glued the first mitt down, and popped the second mitt so that it would stand out. Flat back Pearls were adhered with crystal effect and glitter applied to sections of the mitts. Red grosgrain ribbon was fed through the hole at the top of the tin and knotted. Now your ornament is ready to fill with money or a cheque and hung on a tree.
Okay, and now onto today’s winner. Drumroll please……the winner of today’s blog give-away is….Joan Leblanc ! Congratulations Joan! In order to draw my winners I use the website www.random.org so that the winner is randomly drawn. Joan, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org in order to claim your prize!
Joan will receive the PDF tutorial for this Snowman Window Box. You can use it as shown with a couple of test tubes holding goodies inside (I bought the Martha Stewart test tubes) OR, you could omit the test tube holder portion, cover the windows with acetate and fill them the box with treats. The tutorial includes supplies, dimensions and step-by-step photos with directions. I will be giving away a copy of this PDF tutorial each day for the rest of the month, so if your name hasn’t been drawn yet, don’t give up! Each day you leave a comment, you have a chance to win.
Today’s question: Do you hang stockings? If yes, what kinds of things does "Santa" leave in your stockings?.
Just so we’re all on the same page – the winner of today’s draw will be announced tomorrow evening (EST) when I post Holiday Blitz Day 13. You can expect our daily posts to be released in the EVENING (EST).
This is one of my favorite Christmas sets of this year. I just love the elegance and beauty of this bird. For today, I have two cards to share with you which are both simple and elegant.
Supplies: All products Stampin’Up ( unless otherwise stated )
A Cardinal Christmas Paper: Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Riding Hood Red, Watercolor Paper Ink: Black Staz-On, Riding Hood Red, Bravo Burgandy, Kiwi Kiss, Old Olive, Mustard, Close to Cocoa, Turquoise, Caramel Accessories:
Top Notes Die, Light Table with Dots Template, Watercolor brush ( not aquapainter but real brushes), Crystal Effects, Satin Ribbon ( Kiwi/ Vanilla )
Instructions: Cut out the Watercolor and Riding Hood Red CS with your Top Notes die. Cut at the stitching line on the Watercolor paper so that you can mat it onto the Red. Next stamp your bird on the watercolor paper. Color image with reinkers and the watercolor brush. I chose to use regular brushes because I find that the Aqua Painter lets out more water then I want sometimes. To alleviate this problem, try stuffing a small piece of paper coffee filter into the filter area of the brush. Color the turqoise around the bird before going in and painting the bird. This will prevent the red from pulling into the blue. Once the blue is dry then carefully go and paint the bird, making sure that each color is dry before switching colors ( this is only for those areas which touch so that you don’t leach one color into another). Once the cardinal is colored, stamp your greeting and then sponge the edges with caramel. Next I took my Whisper White paper and dry embossed it along the edges with the irregular circles. Sponge this with caramel along the edges then assemble your card. The last step will be to add crystal effects to the berries and to the eye of the cardinal.
Supplies: All products Stampin’Up ( unless otherwise stated )
A Cardinal Christmas, Old SU French Script Paper: Riding Hood Red, Shimmer White CS, Watercolor Paper Ink: Black Staz-On, Old Olive, Garden Green, Caramel, Encore Gold, re-inkers: Riding Hood Red, Bravo Burgandy, Old Olive, Kiwi Kiss, Mustard, Close to Cocoa, Turquoise Accessories: Coluzzle circles, Crystal Effects, Dazzling Diamonds, Light Box, Dots, Brass template, watercolor brush, Ruby Red and Old Olive marker.
On your Shimmer White sheet, stamp the French Script in Caramel. Next sponge Old Olive all around then follow with Garden Green ( keep the garden green area smaller than the Old Olive area). Next with your markers, color the berry stamp and stamp along the corners. Stamp your greeting. The next step is to take your CS to the light table and flip your shimmer white CS over so that the greeting is faceddown on the template. Use the stitching on the Dots template to create stitching all around the card. Next, take your Watercolor paper and stamp the cardinal on it. Cut circles out of your Red paper and the stamped watercolor paper. Using your coluzzle cutting system, cut the third circle from the center out of the watercolor paper and the fourth circle from the center out of the red CS. Paint your cardinal following the same instructions as for the above card, then mat onto the red CS circle. Last, you drag your gold ink pad along the card edges and the circle edges, and then use your crystal effects to dot and glitter your berries.Hope you enjoy tonight’s projects, and without further ado, here is the info you have all been waiting for:
Thanks so much for sharing those awesome cards Soph!
Okay, and now onto today’s winner. Drumroll please……the winner of today’s blog give-away is….Elizabeth Fortuna! Congratulations Elizabeth! In order to draw my winners I use the website www.random.org so that the winner is randomly drawn. Elizabeth, please email me at email@example.com in order to claim your prize!
Elizabeth will receive the PDF tutorial for this Snowman Window Box. You can use it as shown with a couple of test tubes holding goodies inside (I bought the Martha Stewart test tubes) OR, you could omit the test tube holder portion, cover the windows with acetate and fill them the box with treats. The tutorial includes supplies, dimensions and step-by-step photos with directions. I will be giving away a copy of this PDF tutorial each day for the rest of the month, so if your name hasn’t been drawn yet, don’t give up! Each day you leave a comment, you have a chance to win.
Today’s question: Which Christmas memory from your childhood most stands out. Please share.
Just so we’re all on the same page – the winner of today’s draw will be announced tomorrow evening (EST) when I post Holiday Blitz Day 12. You can expect our daily posts to be released in the EVENING (EST).
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My name is Andrea Walford and I am a mixed media artist, writer, online educator & Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.
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