Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Snowman Cocoa Pouch

I am so proud of myself. Just ask my mom. I called her and squealed when I first finished designing this project (which we made at my Last Minute Gift Stamp Camp). I combined an idea from Tami White at Stampin' Addicts and the sweet center drop door from Becky Roberts at Inking Idaho:

It's cute enough on that side, but it gets even better on the inside:

It's an all you need for a cozy winter night! (choose your favorite mug from your cupboard).

Stamps: none
Paper: Christmas Cocoa, Kraft, Whisper White, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie
Ink: none
Accessories: Sweet Centers Cup, 1 3/4 punch, 3/4 punch, 12 inch paper cutter with scoring blade, word window punch, tag punch, Pretties kit, mini glue dots, dimensionals, candy cane, hot cocoa pouch, marshmellows, Paper Snips, sticky strip, ribbon, corduroy buttons, scallop edge punch

This is too cute to keep to myself, so here is a tutorial:

I love this paper and decided that I needed to use it up before Christmas, but I didn't want to waste it. I started with a base of 12" x 4" (so you can get three from a sheet).

Use the scallop punch on the bottom edge of the front flap. By the magic of measurement, it'll sit right where you want it. You can also punch the opening for the sweet centers cup about 2/3 of the way up on the right side, about 1/2 inch from the edge.

I learned that you need to use the 3/4 inch circle punch, which seems large, but helps the candy cane sit flatter than when I tried the 1/2 inch punch.

I love how the double sided paper shows both sides! Love it, love it, love it.

I made a layered panel (ALA Becky Roberts at Inking Idaho's Halloween Sweet Treats Idea). Just-mine is bigger. That way, the marsh mellows can be added to the cup of cocoa! I found that raising the back panel with dimensionals made the slider work better.

Tami White is responsible for showing the snowman punching technique. It's great to have great demonstrators share great ideas!

To finish the snowman, I was inspired by the shimmery paper and decided to use my half pearls from the pretties kit for eyes instead of googly eyes. I like the elegance and the fun of it! (Plus, I used more pearls. I bought the kit almost 2 years ago and still have lots left).

The nose was made by cutting a scalene triangle with my paper snips. Did I just use a math word? Sorry, I've been teaching geometry lately. Scalene just means all sides are different lengths. I used a folded piece of ribbon for the scarf. I adhered it using pop up dots under the corduroy buttons.

Happy Gift Making!

1 comment:

  1. Super-duper cute! Thanks for the great tutorial. I'm sure there will be lots of CASEing of this fabulous idea!


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