Tuesday, November 22, 2011


I love snow.  Especially North Carolina snow.  It falls and looks so pretty and everything stops or slows down.  By the time we're sick of it, it's gone.  And it's amazing how the children, big and small, can make a snowman with very little snow.

On Saturday, some friends and I made snowmen.  No, it didn't snow here, but the Mica Flakes were flying!

I saw this snowman on the Sleepy in Seattle blog last year.  I didn't have a chance to build one then, but it was at the top of my to do list for this year.

We used the 2 1/2" and 1 3/4" circle punches.  By punching the center of a 3" piece with the 1 3/4" punch first, then punching around it with the 2 1/2" punch to create a donut, a Circle Treat Cup (p. 182) fits perfectly.  We filled the cups with Mica Flakes laid the "donut" on top, peeled the paper from the edge of the cup and adhered to another 2 1/2" punched circle.

The head is made of 1 3/4" punched circles, the eyes and berries from a 1/8" punch, the arms and leaves are a MS punch.

The hat is punched with the 1 1/4" Square and Word Window Punches.  We punched 2 of each then adhered them back to back with the fishing line loop between them.

For the snowflake, we mounted some scraps of Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets on scraps of Whisper White and used the Northern Frost Sizzlit Strip Die to cut them out.  Then we peeled the backing off and sprinkled with Dazzling Diamonds for some real sparkle.

I had trouble capturing the sparkle on camera.  I hope you can see it. And I hope you can follow all the directions.

All materials Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted
Paper:  Naturals White, Whisper White, Basic Black, Tangerine Tango
Other:  Circle Treat Cups, Mica Flakes, Nortern Frost Sizzlit Strip, Dazzling Diamonds, Adhesive Sheets, 2 1/2", 1 3/4" 1/8", 1 1/4" Square, and Word Window Punches, MS Evergreen punch, Poppy Parade Ribbon, Basic Rhinestone

The Technique Challenge at SCS yesterday was to Make it Snow.  And the CAS Challenge, also at SCS, yesterday was Christmas/Winter.

I'm so glad you stopped by today.



Benzi said...

Bonnie, this is adorable and I'm sure Joanne will think so, too. I really thought you had a big snow for a bit. I guess Mica Flakes will have to do for a while until the real things comes along. LOL

Cynthia said...

OMGosh! He's ADORABLE!! =D

Aileen said...

I love your snowman. He's very cool! Hee Hee x

Vicky Hayes said...

Aww - what a friendly looking chap he is too!

Faith A said...

Ah! he's lovely

Shirley said...

He is adorable and someone will really enjoy and have fun with him!!

Shirley said...

This turned out lovely! I had forgotten about doing that! TFS Gorgeous!!

Shirley said...

Wow, the first one is so pretty with the panel and the ribbon tx. The second one is so lovely with the sparkle snowflakes and the elegant sentiment.

Colleen Dietrich said...

This is super cute! I wonder if this snowman took less time than a real one? ;) Your fingers weren't frostbitten, that's for sure!