Fold Flat SNOWMAN

 

Dawn's Rudolph and Snowman candy holders

Dawn’s Rudolph and Snowman candy holders

DAWN’S RUDOLPH/SNOWMAN CANDY HOLDER

I FREELY admit that this is totally based on Dawn’s Rudolph candy cane holder…it was so cute but I wanted to be able to mail this attached to a card or stand alone so… I attempted a few changes….

1 I removed all the tabs at the bottom of the box so now could be made with 4 ¾ x 6                                  because it won’t fold flat if you leave the flaps on the bottom..

2) I liked the snowman best so I cut a white piece for over the black at 2 ¾ x 5 ½…I found that if you use a lighter weight paper and glue /tape it in place unsecured you can then just re score the first set and and you won’t have to match up the score lines

3) I just ran a ribbon thru the punch outs to try to make it look more like his hat I did in fact put the punch outs in….. then run the ribbon through and just tied it in a knot rather than a bow.

My sample is for a NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY where we are each have to write down an answer to a question I come up with each year… this year’s question was a TIME TRAVEL…you can go back in time and no matter how long you stay when you return only 2 minutes will have passed… ( I borrowed this idea from STEPHEN KING’S 11/22/63..great read and not scary…its time travel) So my snowmen say DO YOU BELIEVE IN MAGIC…on the side but for birthdays I am going to write on them YOU MUST BELIEVE IN MAGIC…. cause you still LOOK 39…. or Wishing you a MAGICAL Birthday….or its SNOWBUDDY’S business how old you are…Mostly I just loved the snowman and wanted to use him on a card.

so go check out her video and see how she does it then either make her’s or mine..

Come on its almost a new year…. get those creative juices flowing…

My snowman version...

My snowman version…

I love snowmen and using this one for a card I like to say “it’s SNOWBUDDIES business how old you are”….lol…or maybe…Hooray for you…another 365 days around the sun….

ok now for some EYE CANDY

WATER,PEN, AND INK..This is a lovely idea even if you don’t letter but only draw….I am certain that they are using watercolor paper…and the smoother the better…ie HOT PRESS sheets cut smaller..if you want to letter…but the wobbley letters look good to me too so just water color paper will work…I am going to try it and then I’ll post my result .

These are just some of the CHRISTMAS CARDS i received in 2014 oh and two are NEW YEAR’S CARDS… great idea .

Cynthia Thomas torn paper

Cynthia Thomas torn paper

I loved Cynthia’s torn paper santa face… labor intensive but very creative..

Merrilyn Shape dry embossed image on white card with stamp

Merrilyn Shape dry embossed image on white card with stamp

I know its hard to see but this was a lovely card from my sweet Auntie with a dry embossed image of reindeer and trees and house at the bottom…

Margi Long's new years card

Margi Long’s new years card

I love this saying the end on the front and a Happy beginning to 2015… on brown craft paper

Linda O'Neill

Linda O’Neill

Stephanie 's cd Patti's cd

Stephanie ‘s cd
Patti’s cd

Aaarrgghh …almost forgot these two TOP IS from my BFF STEPHANIE AND THE BOTTON ONE IS FROM my TALENTED COUSIN PATTI

Linda’s husband Tim takes the most incredible photographs and she used one of them for her christmas card this year on black paper and nice touch adding the snowflake

ENVELOPES TOO!

ENVELOPES TOO!

TOP ENVY IS LINDA O’NEILL’S…..MIDDLE IS SHARON CLYMER’S AND BOTTOM ONE IS CAROL DU BOSCH’S..

xmas cds14 4This is Carol Du Bosch’s card one my and best calligraphy teachers from Portland

more enys

more enys

Top ENVY IS FROM SHANNON SAVAGR…MIDDLE IS FROM JADIE IN SEQUIM FROM AN ENVELOPE EXCHANGE …BOTTOM IS FROM ELIZABETH WALSH

ENVY

ENVY

THIS LAST ENVY is also from an Envelope Exchange that I belong to and was done by Linda Jolly.

So you see with all these wonderful cards and envelopes I am a very lucky girl… SO ITS AN NEW YEAR AND TIME TO GET THOSE CREATIVE JUICES FLOWING… I am working on my ENVELOPE FOR THE GRACEFUL ENVELOPE CONTEST… I try to enter every year I have had a few wins and a couple of honorable mentions but I don’t really worry about winning its the challenge of coming up with and idea… and here is a link to the info in case you want to challenge yourself the them this year is HOME… give it a try …AND WHILE you are the site… you can go back and see all the wonderful winning and honorable mention envelopes for all the years this contest has been running.. more EYE CANDY than you can imagine..

Ok we are starting off and I have lots of ideas and so does DAWN AND SCS…SO HERE’S TO YEAR OF CREATIVITY AND FUN…

AS ALWAYS THANKS FOR STOPPIN BY….wire headed cuber toad..aka kath harney

So many ideas ….so little time….

 

 

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