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.