Wednesday, December 5, 2012


Wow, it has been a long day today!  So much to do and so little time -- yes, I sound like a broken record.  Trust me, the only reason I am updating my blog right now (as I should be doing "real work") is because I'm watching my Wednesday night show at the same time.  Wednesday is my night to watch TV -- so all work stops.  At least by updating my blog I don't feel like I'm wasting time. 

Yesterday I made my version of a really cute snowman I saw on Scrapbook Expo.  But mine uses all Stampin' Up product.  It was pretty easy, especially because I had tons of practice making boxes for my last class.  Here is what I ended up with:

These will be my Frosty Treats Boxes.  I plan on putting treats in all the boxes.  Trust me, these boxes will hold a lot of treats.  Aren't my ornaments cute!!  Got those at SU Convention this year.  Do you recognize them?  Yep, they are No Peeking Ornaments.  I could not resist these one-of-a-kind cuties.

I didn't have any 12" x 12" Crumb Cake card stock, so I improvised by using the white cardboard that Stampin' Up puts in their Designer Series Paper.  I actually am glad I used this because the boxes are really sturdy (to hold all that candy -- LOL).  Here are the sizes of my boxes (you can use any size you want) and all the Stampin' Up product used to create this cute, cute centerpiece for my table.

Head:  10 1/2" x 10 1/2" scored 3.5" on all 4 sides.  On the top and bottom corners score at 1.5" and 9" down to center fold.  Cut you 4 corner tabs and cut off the small 1.5" rectangle corners (do not cut into center row).  Fold your corners in and adhere with SU Sticky Tape for bottom of your box. 
Box Top:  Score 5.5" x 5.5" white cardboard at 1" on all 4 sides; cut tabs, fold in, and adhere sides.

Stomach (Middle):  Score 12" x 12" white cardboard at 4" on all 4 sides; cut tabs and fold in to adhere sides.
Box Top:  Score 6" x 6" white cardboard at 1" on all 4 sides; cut tabs, fold in, and adhere sides.

Bottom Box:  Score 12" x 12" white cardboard at 3.5" on all 4 sides.  On the top and bottom corners score at 1.5" and 10.5" down to center row.  Cut the 1.5" score lines to remove these pieces and then cut your corner tabs and fold in to adhere sides.
Box Top:  Score 7" x 7" white cardboard at 1" on all 4 sides; cut tabs, fold in and adhere sides.

The Hat:  You will make a "doughnut" using Basic Black card stock, cut 3 1/4" diameter circle (do not throw away, this will be the top of your hat) and without removing your circle cutter, cut a 5 1/2" circle around the 3 1/4" circle.  You will now have a "doughnut" for the brim of your hat.  Cut a 12" x 4" strip of Basic Black card stock and score on both long sides 1/2" in.  Mist all of your pieces of Black card stock and scrunch it up.  After it is dry (I used my heat tool to dry faster), crease your 12" x 4" at the 1/2" score lines (one facing in and the other facing out).  Cut a "V" notch all along both of scored lines about every half-inch.  Roll the strip around the 3 1/4" circle, gluing the notches to the 3 1/4" circle for the top of your hat -- make sure you do this first before you attach the bottom notches to the brim (notches will be glued under the brim).  Here is a picture of my pieces before I put the notches in the sides of the long strip (sorry, I got interrupted and forgot to take picture before I glued it together):

You can barely see the score lines down the 2 sides of the long 12" x 4" inch piece.  This is where you will make your "V" notches so you can roll the strip for the top hat.

Stampin' Up Product Used:

Card stock:  Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, and Pumpkin Pie
Ink:  Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand, Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler
Big Shot:  Typeset Alphabet Bigz Die (used #6 centers for eyes) and Go Go Boots Sixxox Die (retired).
Punches:  3/4" Circle (buttons), Bird Builder (leaf for the mouth), and Petite Pennants Builder (trimmed for the carrot nose).
Miscellaneous:  Dazzling Details, Mica Flakes (retired), Deck the Halls Designer Fabric (on Clearance Sale), SU Stitched Felt Winter Wishes (retired), and Sponges.

I'm sure I probably forgot something that I used, but you get the idea.  Sorry about the poor instructions, but this gives you the basics, and you can always call me so we can set up a one-on-one class.  This is so much more adorable in person than this picture.  Okay, my shows are over and it is time to do some cleaning.

Until next time,

"Judge not, that you be not judged."  -- Matthew 7:1
Be slow to judge others, but quick to judge yourself.


  1. Oh my Sandi! Frosty looks MARVELOUS! Super cute!

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  3. So cute, Sandi, and a great gift even without the goodies inside!

  4. Great job, Sandi!! I love seeing 3D projects. I myself get tired of just making cards all of the time. My customers want to make cards though. Thanks for supplying us with the instructions on how you made it too. Have a wonderful day.

  5. Hey, that's really cute. Now if I had any ambition at all I might try to copy it. But I've got so many other things going on that it might have to wait until next year. Why don't we work on these things all year long instead of waiting until Dec and then rushing like crazy to get everything done.