Little Birdie Crafts: Snowman Snow Globe

Hi everyone! Are you ready for Christmas??? Me? I am almost there…I still have some shopping to do, wrapping presents and crafting also…not enough hours in the day for everything!
I want to share a snow globe I created from a wine glass and paper tart pan. For more photos and the how to’s you can find the blog post HERE.

If you have any questions about this project please let me know.

Thanks for stopping by, hope your day is awesome and enjoy creating!

Little Birdie Crafts: Altered Snowman Box

Hi everyone! I am super excited to share that I have been asked to be a part of the Little Birdie Crafts design team! I’m so in love with all the beautiful flowers, trims and paints the company has to offer…plus there is so much more! You can find the website HERE.

For my first project I decided to alter a cell phone box that I had lying around…actually I have several boxes laying around…and create a retro style Christmas themed gift box. For the full tutorial you can find my blog post HERE

 Thanks for stopping by hope your day is awesome and enjoy creating!

Magical

Hi everyone! With thoughts of cooler weather around the corner I wanted to share a winter card I had actually created for a magazine call and since it wasn’t selected I thought why not share.  🙂
I started out with a folded 6″x6″ piece of Blue Bliss Thickstock from Canvas Corp. It prefect for all of the heavy embellishments I used on the card since it is thicker than normal cardstock.  

I layered a variety of different wintery cardstocks on the front of the card and then added an actual snowflake Christmas ornament along with this adorable chipboard snowman from Canvas Corp. This set of 49 wintery chipboard pieces are in the shop for only $2.25. Love me a good bargain!!! 🙂

I finished it off with tulle, tiny felt snowflake and other embellishments. The magical banner was from a rub on that at the moment I can’t remember what company…this is what happens when you start getting old…if I do I will update. 😉
If you have any questions please let me know.

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Wednesday is awesome and enjoy creating!

The Robin’s Nest: Snowman Sleigh Ride

Hi everyone! I’m here to share this month’s projects I created for the Robin’s Nest using the Winter Collection. I cut a sleigh (Sleigh Favor Box die from Brenda Walton) out of the Winter Retreat Swirl Cardstock and put together according directions. You can find the how to video on YouTube here.

For more info and photos on both projects please hop on over to the Chattering Robin’s blog!

Supplies Used:
Other Supplies: Sizzix: Brenda Walton-Sleigh Favor Box, Tim Holtz-Reindeer Flight Diecut and Snow Flurries and Dot-Matrix Embossing Folders, Martha Stewart Punch, Sequins, Buttons, Twine, Lace, Tulle, Wire, SmoothFoam 1/2″ and 1 1/2″ Balls, Silver Tinsel, Pearl Spray, Mini Bottle Brush Tree, Pipe Cleaner, Sculpey Clay, Antique Mod Podge, Acrylic Paint, Chalk Ink, Glitter

If you have any questions please let me know. Thanks for stopping by, hope your Sunday is awesome and enjoy creating!

Christmas Time Snowman

Hi there! I’m here to share a quick little snowman that created using a 1″ SmoothFoam ball. I love making these little guys. So much fun and easy too! All I had to do was sand a little of the rough edge off of the ball, gesso and once dry I painted with a combination of off white and white acrylic paint. Once that dried I painted two black dots for eyes, a pink dot for the mouth and I “pounced on” some pink paint for the cheeks.

I had baked up a nose from orange Sculpey clay which I followed the direction on the packaging. I adhered the nose to the snowman and then applied Antique Mod Podge all over and then sprinkled with glitter. A way to make applying the glue and glitter easier I stuck a pin in it.


I drawed out a hat on copy paper and then traced out on cardstock which I then cut out and rolled up to create a hat. I ran a small line of glue on the edge of the hat and held until it was dry. Also be sure to leave a tiny hole in the top of the hat so you can run a pipe cleaner through. I curled the top of the pipe cleaner and the end that is inside of the hat I glued to inside of the hat. I finished off with tinsel around the hat and a small felt snowflake for the base. This can be used as a table decoration or it can be hung on the tree. The choice is yours. 🙂
If you have any questions please let me know.

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Saturday is awesome and enjoy creating!

Santa’s List File Folder Album

Hi there! I’m here to share a project that I have been working on and off for the last several week in-between design team projects, magazine calls and everyday cleaning and such. I created this 8″x8″ album from four file folders using the Holiday Style collection from October Afternoon. This collection I bought last year from Peachy Cheap but never got around to using it. I thought it was perfect for an album or my case a December Daily…fingers are crossed on that because last year I started one and never finished it. lol 🙂 My goal is to at least take one photo a day for the month of December and do a blog post about it…again fingers are crossed. 🙂

There is 31 spots for journaling and photos in this album. 

The clasp is from Hobby Lobby which I just love!

I created a pocket on the front of the album to hold cards or odd bits.

I am submitting this project for the Eileen Hull’s Art with Heart Favorite Recipe Challenge and Paper Wings Productions Anything Goes Challenge.

If you have any questions about this project please let me know.

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Sunday is wonderful and enjoy creating!

Snowflake Snowman

Hi everyone! We are almost half way through August! Can you believe that??? Summer has sure flown for me. I have painted one of our bathroom and three coats of paint later I can say the walls are finished. Now all I need is to paint the trim and door, install the new light and flooring, vanity, mirror, faucet, make a curtain and I’m finished. 🙂
I want to share a snowman decoration I created. I received a box full of Smooth Foam ornaments last year for a blog hop and this is one of the leftovers I didn’t use in the hop.
First off I applied gesso to the ornament, let dry and then painted with white acrylic paint. While the ornament was drying I shaped a carrot nose from orange Sculpey Clay and baked according to the directions on the package. I also cut from a sheet of vintage sheet music a small hat. I rolled it into a cone and adhered together and glued silver tinsel along the bottom of the hat.

I adhered two black dew drops and carrot nose to the ornament shape, painted a dot for the mouth and then I applied Antique Mod Podge all over then covered in glitter.
I painted a chipboard snowflake white and once dry I applied antique Mod Podge and sprinkled glitter over the whole snowflake. I then adhered to the base of the ornament the snowflake, tied seam binding around the “neck” and finished off with dew drops to the bow and snowflake.

Lastly I glued the little hat to the snowman’s head. Easy peasy decoration to set out at Christmas or a super cute gift to give. 🙂

Supplies Used:

SmoothFoam: Ornament, Robin’s Nest: Dew Drops, Seam Binding, Glitter, Sculpey Clay, Tinsel, Vintage Sheet Music, Chipboard Snowflake, Black and White Acrylic Paint, Gesso
If you have any questions please let me know. Thanks for stopping by, hope your Thursday is wonderful and enjoy creating!

No Business Like Snow Business Card

Hi everyone! I’m here to share another quick 3″x6″ card I created using My Mind’s Eyes Merry 6″x6″ pad and the Inkadinkado Christmas Characters stamp set. I stamped the snowman on some lined cardstock from the paper pad and stamped the hat, scarf, red bird and carrot on scraps from the same pad and fussy cut out and adhered to the snowman image. I cut various sizes of rectangles and glued to the card along with the snowman image. I stamped the sentiment on a piece of cardstock and glued to the card. Easy peay 🙂

If you have any questions please let me know. Thanks for stopping by, hope your Tuesday is great and enjoy creating!!!

Snowman Treat Tin

Hi everyone! I have another quick project I created out of an empty little 4 oz. tin of peppers. It’s the prefect size to add some sweet treats for a friend or family member. I used cardstock  and embellishments from the Winter Collection (Russia) from the Robin’s Nest. 

I used the Snowflake and Snowman die cuts from Cuttlebug and the Medallion diecut from Sizzix. Along with snowflake stickers from Ecstasy Crafts and Dew Drops and there you have it…done!!!

Another idea use a bigger tin can, decorate and use it in place of a stocking. 🙂 

If you have any question let me know. Thanks for stopping by, hope your Thursday is wonderful and enjoy creating!!!! 

Snowman Love

Hi everyone! Can you believe Christmas is only nine days away?!!?!? YIKES!!! I have been shopping, wrapping presents and crafting up a storm and I’m still not finished. I decided to take a break and share a snowman I created using a Smooth Foam ball I had received in package of ornaments a month or so ago.
I started out by applying two coats of gesso to the ball and then painting with some white acrylic paint. I lightly penciled in the eyes and mouth. Painted the mouth with black and “pounced” the cheeks with a light pink acrylic paint, adhered two black Dew Drops to the ball for the eyes and shaped a carrot nose from Sculpey clay and then baked it.

The chipboard snowflake cut out I painted with white paint and then added a fine glitter to it. I gessoed a bottle cap which I used as the “neck” of my snowman.

I used an old sheet of music to make a cone hat for my little snowman fellow. Added some silver tinsel, button, mini snowflake and a white Dew Drop to it. I set the hat aside and then covered the whole snowman head and scarf with fine glitter. Let dry and then glue the cone hat to the snowman. 

I plan on adding this little fellow to my collections of other snowmen that I have on the  fireplace mantle.

Supplies Used:
Chipboard Snowflake Shape
Bottle Cap
Fine Glitter
Vintage Sheet of Music
Tinsel
Round and Snowflake Buttons
Orange Sculpey Clay 
Gesso
Antique Mod Podge

Black and Pink Acrylic Paint

If you have any questions please let me know and I’ll do my best to answer them. Hope you can stop by tomorrow…Tuesday…cause I have another quick project to share. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by today, hope your Monday is wonderful and enjoy creating!!!