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Friday, October 08, 2021

Snowman Season, Penguin Playmates, Christmas Ornament, Weekend Project

It's been a while since I posted a "Weekend Project". I have been so into making cards that I tend to forget how fun the 3D items are to make and enjoy. So I decided I'd put together a Christmas ornament. I did this within a few days because I was busy with other items on my list. So one day I'd cut the card stock and another day I'd die cut and another day I'd glue.  The gluing is what takes the longest because of the wait time, though if you use the Tombow Mono Glue it sets up faster and you can get it all done in one sitting. 

So to begin this so you can have it ready to put together without too much wait time, fussy cut a snowman from the "Penguin Playmates" Designer Series Paper (DSP) or you can find something you like for that right side. The "Snowman Season" set has a snowman you can punch out. You will need to glue this to a piece of card stock. I used Basic White.  Then I trimmed around the snowman. I glued on another piece and trimmed. I did this for a total of four layers of Basic White card stock. You need to get this guy to be firm or it will sag. Once you are done with your final trim you can use a nail file or the edge of your scissors blade to scrape along the sides to smooth out anything you don't like the looks of.  I set him under my stamping mat and put a punch on top for extra weight. You want this piece to be flat when it's set up/dry.

Next cut five pieces of Basic Black card stock that measures 2-1/2" x 4-1/2".  Glue four of them together and press them like you did for the snowman. 

You will also need five pieces of Soft Suede card stock that measures 2-1/2" x 4-1/2".  I used the largest Stitched Rectangle that is in the set of four in the package "Rectangle Stitched Framelets" set.  If you don't have these dies you can use a 2-3/4" square punch and punch 3/8" from the side and evenly on the top and bottom. Move the punch to a new area and punch again, punch until you reach 3/8" from the other side. You can also use a craft knife and cut the opening too. The opening on my ornament is 3-11/16" x 1-11/16" but you can cut it however wide you want, just make sure it's even. After die cutting the Soft Suede pieces, I glued them all together and set them under my mat with a weight on top (another punch) to help keep it flat while the glue set up/dried.

Now take that last piece of Basic Black card stock, this is the piece you will be stamping in. Get our your Versa Mark, white embossing powder and the words  you wish to use.  The words I used are from the "Snowman Season" set. Take the Soft Suede frame from it's weighted area and set the Basic Black piece under it to see where the words will go. Put the frame piece back under it's weighted area for now. Stamp the words with Versa Mark and then heat emboss them using the white embossing powder. 

Glue the word piece to the rest of the stack of Basic Black card stock and put it back under it's weighted area.

The snowflake is from the "So Many Snowflakes" die set. I die cut three and glued them together. I also weighted them down to hold their shape. After looking at mine I was thinking I should have done four and I am pretty sure I could add another one but I'm going to leave it as it is because I'm not positive it will stay flat. 

I took 80" of white Baker's Twine and I folded it in half and then I folded that in half and I folded the whole thing in half one more time.  This is for the hanger.  Carefully set it aside.

I also cut 30" of white Baker's Twine and I folded it in half three times like I did for the hanger. This is for the bow. I carefully set that aside too.

I took the Soft Suede frame and glued it to the Basic Black pieces.  You can punch holes in the Soft Suede and then mark it for the Basic Black piece or you can use a Crop-a-dile punch (that is what I had done, it barely fit).  

I took my chalk marker and made snowflake dots all over the Basic Black word piece. 

The Wink of Stella pen was used to color the frame. I went over it twice.

The snowman was glued in place on the areas where he would be touching the frame.

Then the snowflake was glued on the same way.

The longer piece of Baker's Twine was threaded through the hole and tied in a knot on both sides.

The shorter piece of Baker's Twine was tied into a bow over the top part of the hanger. You could use ribbon here or you could just leave it as it is.  And there you have it. A fun handmade, all Stampin' Up! supplies Christmas ornament!

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to see this fun handmade Christmas ornament,

1 comment:

KardsbyKadie said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this hanging snowman sign. HOW CUTE!