Welcome to the September edition of the Sparkles Christmas Challenge! Our host for this month, Caz, chose the theme of snowman for challenge # 152. When you finish here, I hope you will visit the challenge site to see the wide variety of snowman cards from the rest of the design team members. I can’t wait to see what you create and upload to the gallery!
I found this fun fold videos about 6 weeks ago and knew I would be making three of these for the great-nieces and great-nephew for Christmas. MayMay, from MayMay Made It, has two videos for this fun fold. You can find the links for them here and here. The first one explains the mechanism made with one sheet of cardstock and some scoring. The second one explains how to create the snowman. She even included a pattern for the mittens which can be printed from her blog post..
Here’s the inside of my stinking adorable snowman card:
I feel like the outside is just for show, but here it is:
I will be uploading this snowman to the Creative Creases Challenge as well. You can find the link for that challenge here.
MayMay Made It:
- I used the directions and measurements found in MayMay’s videos, with a few adjustments.
- After I did all the scoring and folding for the white inside pop and twist part, I closed it up and trimmed an extra 1/8 off of the top and bottom so the Misty Moonlight cardstock border was more even on the inside.
- I trimmed the mechanism that holds the mittens to an inch wide in order to accommodate the size of the mittens.
- I adhered both mittens to the bottom parts of the mechanism.
- Before I did anything with the snowman parts, I turned the white cardstock over and used my bone folder to try to flatten out the vertical score line as much as possible.
- Before drawing the face, adhere the DSP 9designer series paper) you are using for the scarf. Trust me, you want to adhere this piece first
- I used a 1-inch circle punch for the buttons. I created the dots using the biggest end of a scoring tool and white craft ink.
- I used a banner die from the Stylish Shapes die set for the letter banners.
- I punched the eyes with a 1/2-inch hole punch and just trimmed a piece of Pumpkin Pie cardstock for the nose.
- The embossing folder for the front is included in the new mini-catalog which goes llive in just a few days. YEAH! After embossing the snowflakes, I very lightly swiped the StayzOn white ink pad over the top.
- This card will tightly fit in the medium basic white envelopes. However, it will require extra postage.
- MayMay’s videos are very easy to follow. I’ll be posting my other versions of this card soon!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Have a Peachy Day!