December 4, 2012

12 Days of Christmas Ornaments Day #4!

Awwww...my ornament for today's 12 Days of Christmas Ornaments is a cutie! I first spotted this cute little fella on our demo website made by Cristy Butzen. I made a bunch of these to give out to family members:
 

His little nose lights up with one of those flame-less candle tea lights. I bought them for quite cheap at Walmart in the candle section. Let's get started creating one!

You will need:
  • (1) flame-less candle tea light
  • (1) circle in Whisper White cut with the 2 1/2" Circle Punch. Sponge the edges with Baja Breeze Ink
  • (1) circle in Whisper White cut with the 3 1/2" Circle Die and the Big Shot Machine. Sponge the edges with Baja Breeze Ink:

Glue the 2 cardstock circles together and using a 3/4" Circle Punch, punch a hole where the switch in the back of the tea light can peek through so you can turn it on and off:


Using the snowflake image from the single stamp "Bold Snowflake Image" using "Early Espresso Ink". After you cut the snowflake image out using the "Blossom Punch", hand-cut 2 of the "branches" for the arms of your snowman:


Glue the branches in place tucked in under the 2 1/2" circle:


Apply Sticky Strip around the bottom edge of your tea light:


Add ribbon around the edge and tie off to resemble a scarf. I used 1/8" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon in Wild Wasabi:


Add Sticky Strip to the bottom of your tea light, being careful not to go to close to the switch:


Glue in place and make sure the switch peeks out from the 3/4" hole:


This is what the front looks like once assembled:


Using Pearl Jewels and a black Permanent Marker, color the large sized pearls for the eyes and buttons and color a strip of 7 pearls that are joined together for the mouth. Use an Exacto knife to cut off the string of pearls:


Glue the pearls in place as shown:


Now for the hat. Cut one each in Basic Black Cardstock with the Word Window Punch and 1 circle using the 1 1/4" Circle Punch. Emboss both pieces using the Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions Folder.

You will also need one star cut with the Merry Mini's Punch Pack in Champagne Glimmer Paper and a small strip of the same ribbon you used on the tea light:


Assemble the hat as shown. You will need to trim off part of the circle that sticks out from the brim of the hat:


Using several Mini Glue Dots on the brim of the hat, glue the hat to the snowman's head.

I also cut a small heart using the Small Heart Punch with Champagne Glimmer Paper and glued the heart near the pearl buttons. Finish off the ornament by gluing a piece of Baker's Twine in the back for hanging:


Turn on the switch for the nose and look how adorable this ornament is:


Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Stampin' Up! Supplies:
  • Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White
  • Inks: Baja Breeze, Early Espresso
  • Stamps: Bold Snowflake
  • Tools: Big Shot Machine, 3 1/2" Circle Die, 2 1/2" Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, Word Window Punch, Merry Mini's Punch Pack, Small Heart Punch, Sponge Dauber, Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions Folder, Mini Glue Dots, Sticky Strip, Blossom Punch
  • Accessories: Pearl Jewels, 1/8" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Baker's Twine
  • DSP:Champagne Glimmer Paper
  • Misc: Flame-less Tea Light, Black Permanent Marker
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8 comments:

  1. This is so cute! Love it. Thanks for sharing

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  2. so cute, thanks for the tutorial.

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  3. So stinking cute, thanks for sharings... I will be creating one of these before Christmas.....!!!

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  4. Ah-ha! Sharpie! I tried several different markers to color pearls red to make rudolph noses...they all rubbed off. I can't believe I didn't think of Sharpie.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  5. This is just toooo adorable...I will definitely make a few for Christmas stocking stuffer gifts or just for fun...thanks!

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  6. Love the snowman and how you used the candle for his nose. I have a few of those around and didn't know what to do with them. TFS

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  7. This is so cute Debbie. Thanks for sharing the idea.

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  8. This is so sweet and I had to make my own version! If you would like to check it out, you can find it here...

    http://blackshadowcreations.blogspot.com/2012/12/anything-but-card-challenge-8-frosty.html

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