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Friday, October 29, 2010

PKS Challenge #4 - Snowman Ornament

The Peachy Keen "Let's Face It Fridays" Challenge #4 was for us to create an ornament using a PKS face stamp.  This was the perfect opportunity to share my rolly polly snowman idea.  Step by step instructions are below.  Please visit the PKS Challenge site HERE to check out the other great design team ideas!  If you have any Peachy Keen face stamps, you can play along in the challenge for a chance to win the NEW chipboard ornament shapes and stamp set!

Supplies Needed:
*All punches listed are Stampin' Up!

1 3/4" Circle punch - SNOWMAN BELLY
Ornament - HEAD
Small Oval punch - BOOTS
Medium Oval Punch - BOOTS & MITTENS
Modern Label - ARMS & LEGS
Large Oval Punch - HAT BRIM
Scallop Oval Punch - HAT BRIM
Full Heart Punch - HAT
Word window Punch - MITTEN CUFFS
Small Heart Punch - MITTEN
Boho Blossoms Punch - HAT
White cardstock (I used shimmery white)
Black cardstock for boots 
Patterned papers for mittens and hat
Ribbon of choice for scarf
black ink pad
pumpkin pie marker
pink pirouette ink pad and sponge dauber
glue, dimensionals, crop-a-dile, bone folder, 1/8" taffetta ribbon or cording

1) Punch out 16 white 1 3/4" circles.  Fold each circle in half. Use a bone folder to sharpen the folds.
2) Start with the first circle folded in half.  Put adhesive on the top side and attach another circle half to it. (I recommend applying adhesive to the centers of the circles.  This way, the edges will be open and you can slip the head, arms and legs between the layers)
3) Continue to glue and stack the circles together, adding only adhesive to the top of the stack.  After gluing all of the circles together, you will have a stack like this.
4) When you take your finger off the stack, it will naturally want to fan out like this.
5) Glue the ends of the fan together to form a ball.  This is the snowman's belly piece.
6) Punch out 4 modern labels.  Glue these onto the bottom and sides of the snowman for the arms and legs. (if you glued only the centers of the circles, the edges will be open and you can slide the arms and legs between the layers).  You may have to clip a little off each end of the label to get the legs and arms positioned properly.
7) For the mittens, punch 2 medium ovals, 2 small hearts and one word window.  Cut the word window in half and round out the end on each half to form the cuffs.  Glue the cuffs onto the bottom of ovals.  Glue the heart onto the back of the mitten for the thumb.  Attach mittens to arms with dimensionals.

8) Punch 2 black small ovals and 2 black medium ovals.  Cut each end off of the small ovals so that the total length of the piece is 5/8".  Glue onto end of leg.  Cut the bottom off of medium oval and attach to foot with dimensional.  Add highlight with white gel pen.
9) Punch a white ornament.  Stamp the face, color the nose and add pink cheeks with a sponge dauber.  Apply some glue to the neck of the ornament and slip it between the top layers of the ball (this is where the tip in step 1 comes in handy).
10) For hat brim, first punch half of the large oval.  Then, line up the scallop oval over the top of that punched hole and punch the brim.  Glue the full heart onto back of head.  Attach brim of hat with dimensional.  Clip the ends of the small oval to form a point for the hat.  Attach with dimensional.  Punch a boho blossom and attach to hat (you may want to add glitter to the tassle).
11) Punch a hole in top of hat and tie on a ribbon or cording for a hanger.


Whimcees said...


What a wonderful ornament! I love it! Thank you for the great tutorial! He is so cute that I am inspired to make one today! :<)

Your new Christmas Magic Collection looks awesome! You are so creative!

Wishing you a great weekend and a Happy Halloween!


Barbara Diane

Rhonda Miller said...

This is so cute. Thanks for sharing the steps.

France Martin said...

I will try this

Theresa said...

Thank you for sharing such a great tutoial. Love the little snowman.

The Scrapbooking Queen said...

Wow what you can do with a punch amazes me everytime I see one of your post I say I just gotta try that...PKS rock and bring everything to life...
Thank you for inspiring us all..
The Scrapbooking Queen

Sheena said...

Too Cute!

Glora said...

This is SO super cute! I just LOVE the dimension.

Maureen Reiss said...

Love this! He's tooo cute! Love the 3-d body

Susan said...

he's so adorable & can stay with me year round!

Rebecca said...

That's so cute. TFS. Snowman is my favorite.

Scrappywonder said...

absolutely FABULOUS!! very cute & do-able ornament!! tfs! R ;)

craftystamper said...

You are a truly gifted punch art artist. I love seeing the creations you come up with day after day. This snowman ornament is no exception. Thanks for the tutorial as well.

Donna said...

You are definitely a gifted artist! I love all the little characters you come up with and I have bought some from you, but I do love this one! Sorry to say you have me loving Peachy Keen stamps and I am already addicted to so many stamp companies.. LOL Thanks for all you create and share with us..

Hugs, Donna

Babalyn said...

Kim, You are so talented. I love this snowman ornament and all your other punch art creations. Thank you so much for sharing. I have been inspired.

Joanna said...

Kim this is the most adorable snowman I have seen in awhile! Love it! The way you did the tummy part is awesome, I will have to try that! :)

Raven B said...

This is sooo cute. I love the tutorial thanks.

Petra said...

Loved it! had to make it right away. Now I want to order the peachy keen faces, but I am not sure what size to buy, can you give me the number of the stampset?
I think its PK 544, but I am not sure.

Kim said...

Please click on the Peachy Keen stamp set listed in the supply list and it will take you to the order page. I stated specifically in the supply list that the set is the Winter Faces 1 1/8" set. Hope this helps.

Petra said...

sorry, I can't understand I didn't see it, and I've really looked for it. Thanks for your answer.
Greetings, Petra

Unknown said...

I am in awe of your talent Kim! I simply LOVE this little snowman ornament and must have a bash at making him. Thanks for the inspiration! Love Viv xxx

Anonymous said...

Kim, I love this snowman ornament and my 8 year old granddaughter Lexi is making them for her special gifts for family for Christmas. Thank you so much for sharing....
Patricia Gessner

Anonymous said...

Hello---for the mittens, the picture looks like it is a circle.When you talk about the large oval punch, do you mean their wide oval? I only see a wide, large and small oval. Help, I am trying to make one of these for my mom for xmas.

Kim said...

The mittens uses a medium oval. The large oval is used with the scallop oval to create the hat brim. The punch names I give are exactly the same names used by Stampin' Up!. You may want to refer to last year's catalog because they have added an extra descriptive word to the punch names this year (for storage purposes, which never materialized anyway). Thanks

Laura said...

Oh man now this is just soooooo adorable!!!!!!!!


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