Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Big Shot Snowman Box

I'm finally getting around to loading some pictures from November's stamp club meetings. This cute little guy was a real hit, but I need to give credit to Cambria Turnbow for the box instructions and Kimberly Van Diepen credit for the design of the snowman.

The snowman face is made using the Big Shot and the exclusive Top-Note die from Stampin' Up! This die is so versatile! The face base is made using Whisper White card stock, and the hat using Basic Black card stock. To make the box use a piece of Whisper White card stock cut to 10-1/2" x 6". Score along the 10-1/2" side at 4-1/4" and 6-1/4". Turn 90 degrees and score along the 6" side at 1-1/2" and 4-1/2". Cut along the score lines (6" side at the top) down to the horizontal score lines made earlier. I'll load some pictures of the process as soon as I get a chance. Turn the piece around 180 degrees (so the other 6" side is at the top) and repeat the cutting. Now, cut down 2" on both sides. Fold in the box shape and tape closed using either SNAIL or Sticky Strip.

Cut 2 Top-Note Bigz dies using Whisper White card stock and 1 using Basic Black. Cut the Basic Black one in half. Cut 2 pieces of Basic Black card stock to measure 1-1/4" x 4-1/4". This is the brim of the hat. The accents on the hat are made using the exclusive Birds & Blooms Sizzlits die from Stampin' Up! using Riding Hood Red, Baja Breese, and Kiwi Kiss textured card stock scraps. The eyes are made using the 1/2" and 3/4" circle punches and scraps of Whisper White and Basic Black card stock. The nose is a free-handed triangle cut out of Pumpkin Pie card stock.

To attach the face to the box, punch out at the center top of the front and back a slit using the horizontal punch. Put adhesive on the box front (being careful to NOT put any around the slit), and line up the face to it. Repeat for the back. Now, take a piece of Basic Black 1/4" grosgrain ribbon and loop through the punched slits. Tie in a bow. Voila!

I think this woud be so cute holding some hot cocoa, marshmallows and a peppermint stick.

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