Monday, November 24, 2008

A Holly Jolly Fellow

I've been working on this project for the last couple of weeks, taking moments here and there to finish it, and I finally got it photographed today. I'm so excited about it that I want to go ahead and share it with you tonight, and I'll follow up with instructions/tutorials in the next couple of days. I think he turned out so cute, I'm so proud of my little Frosty! [Remember: click on any image to see it larger.]


This is a snowman card holder--it holds 8 cards and 8 envelopes, which have been modified to fit the cards. Each card is 4-1/4" square, which means you can get two foldover cards per 8-1/2"x11" sheet of card stock, with some leftover bits you can use to embellish the cards. The layered Ski Slope Designer Series Paper (DSP) pieces are 4" square, so you can get 9 pieces out of one sheet of 12"x12" paper. You can add ribbon to the cards if you like, or leave them plain.

It takes only one sheet of white card stock to make the snowmen, part of a piece of Baja Breeze card stock for the box in-between the snowmen, and part of a piece of Basic Black card stock for the hat, and the punched pieces. Then you just need a scrap of Only Orange card stock for the nose...or you can just get a Stampin' Write marker and color a scrap from the sheet of Whisper White card stock you used for the snowman.

This project makes use of the Coluzzle, and a few punches, including the 1/2" Circle Punch (buttons), Bojo Blossoms Punch (eyes), and the Word Window Punch (carrot nose). You'll want to have a Crop-A-Dile available if you'd like to use the Jumbo Eyelets like I did, and some Baja Breeze 1" Stitched Grosgrain.

Like I said, I'll follow up with more later, but I wanted to show you how easy it is to make a gift of cards this season. It's so easy, and the supplies are used so efficiently, that you can make tons of sets from one small order in an afternoon!

Keep your eyes peeled for more details, and a full list of Stampin' Supplies needed. Below, you'll see the whole set laid out, including the card holder snowman box, 8 cards, and the 8 envelopes (behind the cards--I chose not to decorate them, but you could layer some coordinating DSP pieces on the flap and front of each envelope to brighten them up!). And if you look carefully, you'll see that the cards use only Designer Series Paper, card stock, some Whisper White Tafetta Ribbon and Riding Hood Red Tafetta Ribbon (optional) and the Season of Cheer Rub-Ons. Click HERE for details on the RUB-ONS SALE, to get your supplies at a discount!!


And the great part is, the snowman box doesn't have to hold cards. He can hold a packet of hot cocoa, with a little bag of mini marshmallows, and maybe a candy cane or a chocolate covered spoon for stirring. Or maybe a bag of microwave popcorn, a small box of Junior Mints (both wrapped in DSP), and a video store gift card. These make totally adorable treat holders!

5 comments :

Anonymous said...

Hi,
Did you use only rub-ons for your cards? Love the snowman holder & cards, awesome idea.
Stampin' Smiles from Ear to Ear,
Ann :)

Barbara P said...

I love your snowman, he is so adorable! TFS him with us. What a cute way to hold Christmas cards.

Diane said...

Congratulations on your So Shelli contest win! You work is always beautiful and you desire it!!!
Diane

Cindy Major said...

That is just the cutest! Congrats on your win!

Cindy :)

Beth said...

This looks fantastic. Congrats on winning the contest.