Thursday, September 25, 2008

Papertrey Ink September Blog Hop



ETA: Click here to view the tutorial for this cute snowman!

I can't believe it's Blog Hop time already! And this month we had the fun challenge of creating a holiday inspired project. It was great fun to work on this one...I even had the Christmas music goin' in the background! And when it was all said and done, I realized that my little project is really three gifts in one!

Once I got my hands on my new Made of Snow stamp set from Papertrey Ink, it was full steam ahead for a snowman Christmas project! I absolutely love snowmen, and each year I try to create a new version of a snowman ornament or gift for friends and family. This snowman is made out of a Styrofoam ball that is covered in white Model Magic by Crayola. Once dry, I painted the carrot nose, added two dots for eyes and a little chalk blush for his cheeks. A round paperclip from my stash was inserted into the top of the Styrofoam ball. I stamped some Pure Poppy satin ribbon with "Let it Snow" and tied it onto the paperclip for a hanger. I'm pretty sure you'll be seeing this little snowman again in a future tutorial on my blog!




Now for something to put him in! I had a four inch square clear box in my collection that worked out just perfectly. I randomly stamped it with three different snowflakes from the Rustic Snowflakes stamp set from PTI. And to think I almost passed on this set! I absolutely just love it! I used white StazOn ink for the snowflakes and used Glossy Accents by Ranger to add a bit of dimension. I love the way it gave the box a snowy, icy look! In going with that theme, I made some clear shreds for inside my box by cutting strips of scrap transparency left over from a previous project. A fun, unexpected touch.



To finish it all off, I tied some gorgeous red and olive green iridescent ribbon around the box and tied a little bow. I made a large tag from a chipboard snowflake covered in Basic Grey paper. I embellished it by adding a tag stamped with "Let it Snow" and tucked in a little snowman I created using the Made of Snow set. I punched a hole at the top of the snowflake, added a white eyelet and tied it onto the ribbon with some fun metallic eyelash ribbon. Some Stickles and Stardust gave it snowy sparkle. And guess what? The snowflake tag would make a great addition to someone's tree, too!




Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek at my project. Can't wait to see what others have done with this fun holiday challenge!








Snowman Ornament

Stamps: Rustic Snowflakes by PTI
Ink: New Canvas Palette by PTI
Ribbon: Pure Poppy satin by PTI
Other: White Model Magic clay by Crayola, Styrofoam ball, black and burnt orange acrylic paint, round paperclip


Snowflake Box

Stamps: Rustic Snowflakes by PTI
Ink: White StazOn
Ribbon: Olive green and Red iridescent (WalMart)
Other: clear box, Glossy Accents by Ranger, transparency


Snowflake Tag

Stamps: Rustic Snowflakes, Made of Snow by PTI
Ink: Dark Chocolate and Pure Poppy by PTI, Dune pigment, Olive chalk and Cranberry pigment by ColorBox, Basic Black by SU!
Cardstock: SS White by PTI
Patterned Paper: Basic Grey
Ribbon: green metallic eyelash
Tools: Cuttlebug by ProvoCraft, double-ended tag Nestabilities by Spellbinders, Crop-a-Dile
Other: foam mounting tape by 3M, chipboard snowflake by SU!, white eyelet, antique gold brads, Diamond Stickles by Ranger, Stardust pen by Sakura, Koh-I-Noor woodless colour pencils

46 comments:

Jak said...

what an awesome little chap that snowman is,
I'd be pround to hang hime out with the christmas deco, fabulous.

Scrapping Julie said...

wow. what a great ornament. cant wait for the tutorial.

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Oh how CUTE! It's adorable!

Claire Brennan said...

OK so you're going to sell these right?? and I'm going to buy them all. Jennifer this is too good!!!

Lacey Stephens said...

Very cute!! I love it!! The snowman is so cute. And I love the tag and the box...great job!
~Lacey Stephens
www.handstampedbylacey.typepad.com

Chris said...

i love that snowman head, it's adorable!! great gift idea...

Lori said...

This is fantastic--both the ornament and the presentation.

Jen said...

The box and tag are gorgeous! and that ornament is so cute!

cadnileb said...

That is such an adorable snowman! What a great idea! and the packaging is to die for! Loving it all! :) Thanks for sharing!

amber said...

This is beautiful! I love the creativity you put into this. I like the presentation as well.

Dragonpynk said...

SO CUTE!

Donelda said...

Wow what a great ornament!! And that box is amazing!! Great idea using the shredded pieces on the bottom. Thanks for sharing this idea!! It gives me a ton of inspiration!!!

Deanna said...

Brilliant... my fav so far! Awesome job!

Kimberly said...

HOLY COW!!!!!!! This should be sold in stores!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOW! Absolutely gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mae said...

Your snowman is a BIG winner! I so want to make one for my tree. A tutorial, pretty please????

The box is just the perfect presentation if I can possibly give mine away. I'm thinking my snowman will stay right on my very own tree........or, I guess I could make more than one?????????

REAT job!

Tracy said...

Jen, this is an adorable project! Love it!!

Regan said...

GASP- I'm in love with this!!!

Jeanne said...

Love the snowman ornament. Love the textures and detail of the packaging. Great creativity. The ribbon is precious! Thanks for sharing!

Suzanne J Dean said...

So stinkin' cute---love it all! I'll be looking for you're tutorial soon :)

hugz,
Suzanne Dean

Lizzie Jones said...

I love your ornament! Thanks so much for sharing!

Barbara DeBose said...

oh wow how cute! I love an excuse to use model magic!

Rebecca said...

OMW!!! That snowman is just too stinkin' cute! And the box/tag is the PERFECT accent for him!

Radiogirl said...

Very nice. I like the gift box too.

Debbie Olson said...

Jennifer, your ornament is sheer perfection--truly! And then the packaging is awsome too--you ROCK!

One Creative Life said...

wow this is really great!!!

jackie. said...

really, really love him! thanks so much for the instructions to build him:)

Kathleen said...

I LOVE this~~~I'd LOVE a tutorial! Your box is amazing, too!

Bridget said...

This is so cute! I love that little snowman.. I would die to get this!! I also love the little tag you made for the box..it's so put together!!

IamDerby said...

Jennifer you have out done yourself!!! This is so amazing! I am so copying you!

travelingmama said...

This just could not get any cuter!! I love this!

Sherri said...

Cute ornament!! Very creative.

Mandy said...

WOW! How gorgeous is THIS?!? Love it!

Handfullofstamps said...

What a great idea and super cute!!! Love it!!!

Shi said...

Wow!! So cute!! Would love a tut!! You are amazing!

Jenn said...

Oh good golly, Jennifer - this is just too stinkin' cute!

Marge said...

Absolutely too cute for words!!!

Monika said...

I love your little snowman. I went and bought the stuff to make it. Wish me luck. Somehow I'm sure it won't be as easy for me as you make it sound. I also love your entire blog. I linked some of my scrapping friends to it and they were quite impressed also. Keep the good stuff coming!!

Monika

Otter said...

Wow!! Just found you blog throught PTI site!! LOVE THIS!! Adding you to my reader!! TSMFS!!!

Suzie said...

came over from Tip Junkie!

Love this! I am a huge fan of snowmen as well.
Did you make the nose out of the clay?
great job on the packaging.
you are one clever girl!

Valarie Lea said...

This is the most awesome thing!!! I love it!!!

Chelsea Ling said...

SO cute!! I love it

Aunt Sharleen said...

I love this it is sooo cute! Love, Aunt Sharleen

Deanna said...

My 11 yr old made these.
Awesome!
Next time he needs to keep the clay covering thin (cracks when it is thick) and we'll just superglue all the noses on to begin with (they kept falling off).
If you wanna see a photo of ours, there is one on my blog.

Thanks again for this super dooper keeper of an idea!
Deanna

jenjen said...

Adorable! What a cute project!

XOOX
Jen

Wendy said...

This is the cutest snowman ever! Thank you!! I can't wait to get started making these as gifts!!

Rebecca said...

Adorable!

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