Sunday, November 11, 2007

Snowman Kisses

If you're into cute, Snowman Kisses is somewhere between an eight and a nine on the cuteness scale. Yvette West posted it on the CTMH consultant's site, and I just had to put one together. She credited the Splitcoast Stampers website, where one can find a plethora of great stamping ideas. Yvette was also kind enough to post the directions, which I hope she won't mind my sharing here.

1.Cut 2 pieces of 3 by 4-1/2 inch cardstock or one piece of cardstock and one piece of patterned paper.

2. Score each piece 2 inches from each side. This will leave you with a 1/2-inch spine in the middle.

3. Glue a 14-inch piece of coordinating ribbon to the center of your back piece, running the opposite direction of the spine.

4. Glue your two pieces of paper together with the ribbon sandwiched between them.

5. Cut a 1-3/4 by 2-3/4 inch front panel. Stamp your snowman, and color as desired. Punch out the snowman's belly using a 3/4-inch circle punch.

6. Position your front panel on your cover and trace the hole you just punched. Position your cover in your circle punch and punch another hole through the cover. Glue your front panel to the cover, matching the holes.

7. On your computer, make a 1-1/4 by 1-1/4 inch label for your Tic Tac box. I made a same size "to" and "from" label for the inside cover as well. The "to" and "from" could also be stamped.

8. Adhere the labels to the Tic Tac box and inside cover. Position and attach the Tic Tac box to the back cover using Glue Dots or a double-sided adhesive.

Yvette recommended removing the labels from the Tic Tac box, but I left them on and just covered them up. For whatever reason, I wanted to leave the seal intact. The label reads as follows: Snowman Kisses - He cold, cuddle & full of good wishes. He wants to give you these snowman kisses! XO. I used a font (tiny on a label so small) from the new CTMH font CD, Expressives.

For most folks, it's the middle of the night, but not for me. On my way to my clean-up project last night, I stopped by my bed and ended up snoozing for several hours. I did straighten up before stamping again. I really need to get into the habit of doing a project and then cleaning up before starting another one. My mother would probably attest to the fact that cleaning up after myself would require me to change habits developed in childhood . . . No, I'm going finish this cup of coffee and head back to bed so I don't end up getting my days and nights mixed up and suffering for it during the workweek, which unfortunately, will be here again before I know it. About the coffee . . . Yes, I can drink coffee 24/7 and sleep like a baby.


Allison said...

This is too cute...I love the idea of using tic-tacs!

Wanda. said...

I just LOVE this. I'm going to have to case it. TFS

Melissa said...

LOVE this idea! I found your blog through Allison's blog. I'm going to have to try these out!

Elizebeth said...

So,so cute! Thanks for sharing!

Wife2TJ said...

This is SO absolutely adorable!!! What a wonderful idea!

Keri Lee Sereika said...

This is fabulous! I love love love this idea!

Lori said...

I am also a CTMH consultant and have just found you blog. Love it! You do some awesome artwork on your projects. I just love this project. I might have to use it for little gifts for my son to give out to his friends.