Tuesday, January 10, 2012

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Telescoping Snowman

I have seen so many of these across the internet lately and they are just adorable! Besides the fact that I just love snowmen! I knew I wanted to have this be the 3D project for the December make and take! So here it is!



Stamps: Serene Snowflakes, Snow Swirled
Card Stock: Whisper White, Bashful Blue, Night of Navy, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie
DSP: Real Red Glimmer Paper
Ink: Bashful Blue, Night of Navy, Whisper White Craft, Pink Pirouette
Accessories: Petite Pennants punch, ½” Circle punch, Northern Frost die, Paper Piercer, Mat Pack, Word Window Punch, Corner Rounder punch, Large Scalloped Circle die, 3-1/2” Circle die, 3” Circle die, 2-1/2” Circle punch, Stampin’ Sponge, Two-Way Glue Pen, White Gel Pen, Pumpkin Pie marker, Basic Black marker, Stampin’ Sponge, Silver Brads, Sticky Strip.

One piece of Basic Black card stock was cut at 4-3/4” x 4-3/4” and was run through the Big Shot on the Large Scalloped Circle die. One piece of Night of Navy card stock and one piece of Whisper White card stock were cut at 3-3/4” x 3-3/4” and were run through the Big Shot on the 3-1/2” Circle die. One piece of Bashful Blue card stock and one piece of Whisper White card stock were cut at 3-1/4” x 3-1/4” and were run through the Big Shot on the 3” Circle die. The 2-1/2” Circle punch was used on a scrap of Whisper White card stock.

Using the medium and large Whisper White circles stamp the snowflake images from Serene Snowflakes all over the card stock in Bashful Blue ink to create a background pattern. Stamp the “Seasons Greetings” from Snow Swirled in the center of the middle Whisper White circle. Stamp the sentiment from Snow Swirled in the center of the larger Whisper White circle.

The edges of the Basic Black scalloped circle were sponged with Whisper White craft ink. Then the large Whisper White circle was adhered on top of the large Basic Black scalloped circle. Next the medium Whisper White circle was adhered onto the Night of Navy circle. Then the small Whisper White circle was adhered onto the Bashful Blue circle.

Here is where it may sound a little confusing. Place the largest circle with the stamped text right side up on top of the Mat Pack with the top of the circle on the mat. Now place the middle circle layer on top of the bottom layer, but make sure this one has the text upside down. You want the middle circle centered on the larger circle. Now pierce a hole through the top of the circles so the hole goes through both layers. Insert a silver brad and spread the prongs on the back of the Basic Black card stock.

Now turn the middle circle so the writing is right side up and the circle is above the bottom one. Now does it make sense why the writing had to be upside down? Now center the smallest circle on top of the middle circle and pierce another hole through the top of the circles and insert a silver brad. Rotate this circle out so you now have three circles that look like they are stacked on top of one another. See the snowman taking shape?

Use the ½” Circle punch with Basic Black cardstock to create the eyes. Adhere onto the small Whisper White circle with the Two-Way Glue Pen. Use a Stampin’ Sponge with Pink Pirouette ink to give the snowman some rosy cheeks. To create the mouth use the Petite Pennants punch on a scrap of Pumpkin Pie card stock. Now use paper snips to cut the straight sided triangle in half and round the corners on the wider end of the half of the triangle. Add some carrot lines with the Pumpkin Pie marker and adhere the nose onto the snowman with the Two-Way Glue pen. Use the fine point end of the Basic Black marker to create the smile. Now just use the White Gel Pen to add some glimmer to the eyes.


Now for the hat! Cut a square of Basic Black card stock 1-1/4” x 1-1/4”. Use the Corner Rounder punch on two of the corners. Use the Word Window punch on a scrap of Basic Black card stock. Sponge the edges of both pieces with Whisper White Craft ink and adhere the word window punch onto the bottom of the square. A short strip of Real Red Glimmer Paper was cut ¼” wide and adhered onto the hat to create a band. The ends were trimmed to match the edges of the hat.

Then a scrap piece of Whisper White card stock was run through the Big Shot on the Northern Frost strip die to cut out the smallest snowflake. Use the Paper Piercer and Mat Pack to pierce a hole through the center of the snowflake and the hat. Insert a Silver brad into the hole and spread the prongs on the back of the hat. Adhere the hat onto the snowman’s head with Sticky strip placed just at the bottom of the hat. When your opening this snowman you will be pulling on the hat so you want it to be adhered good and strong.


Now your telescoping snowman is complete! When he’s closed up he will just barely fit inside a standard A2 envelope. This guy required a lot of die cutting and paper piercing, but he’s totally worth it!

Thanks for stopping by!

2 comments:

  1. Amanda, this is awesome! Another one of those projects I wanted to do, and hadn't taken the time to figure out - you've done all the work and SHARED - thank you, thank you, thank you!

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    I love this snowman card. It is super cute!

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