Monday, December 14, 2009


Yesterday, I promised to post the Make & Take we made at my downline/sideline meeting today, so here it is!  I wanted to make one last project with the Snow Buddies Hostess set from Holiday Mini.  But, of course, I couldn't resist throwing in a little Punch Art as well as a Sneak Peek product as well!  The embossed background is made with the Perfect Polka Dots Stampin' Up! Textured Impressions Folder, being introduced on January 5 in our Occasions Mini Catalog.  I love, love, love the Textured Impressions Folders, so this was a must-have on my preorder list!  Hope you enjoy this cute gift idea.  It is great for kids or teachers (maybe with a nice Longaberger mug)!  :D


  • Stamps – Snow Buddies (Holiday Mini, Hostess Level II), Cold & Cuddly (#116523, $27.95), Teeny Tiny Wishes (#115370, $36.95)
  • Card stock – Basic Black, Whisper White, Real Red Textured, Night of Navy, Bashful Blue, Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip
  • Ink – Night of Navy, Bashful Blue, Real Red,  Markers (Night of Navy, Old Olive), White Signo Gel Pen
  • Punches – Curly Label (112208, $15.95), 1 ¾” Circle (#112004, $15.95), 1” Circle (#104401, $15.95), 1 1/4" Circle (#104403, $15.95), Round Tab (#108340, $15.95), Jumbo Snowflake (#116628, $15.95), Trio Flower (#109183, $15.95), Star (#109045, $10.95), Corner Rounder (#109047, $6.95), Word Window (#105090, $15.95),  Horizontal Slot (#105089, $5.95), Crop-a-Dile (#108362, $29.95)
  • Accessories – Perfect Polka Dots Stampin' Up! Textured Impressions Folder, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter (#102023, $4.50), 2-way Glue Pen, Crystal Effects, Sweet Treat Cups, Circles #2 Big Shot Die or Circle Scissors Plus for 2" Circle
1.  Cut Night of Navy card base at 5.5" x 8.5", scored and folded at 4.25"
2.  Cut two Bashful Blue pieces at 4" x 5.25".  Emboss one with the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder.
3.  Apply Whisper White Craft Ink to the raised dots on the embossed piece using a sponge dauber and light pressure for "snow" effect.
4.  Cut and score one Night of Navy piece following guide at right.  Fold over score lines.  Remove liner from Sticky Strip and apply pocket to the inside right side of card base being careful that the pocket aligns with the right side and bottom of the base, so that the result shows as the picture above.
5.  Cut one Real Red piece at 3.75" x 2.75" and adhere to the center of the pocket.
6.  Print your Snowman soup poem and cut to 3.5" x 2.5".  Stamp snowmen in Bashful Blue and adhere to the center of the red mat.
7.  Arrange Snowman snowballs (2", 1 1/2" and 1 1/4" Circles) and with hat on your textured Bashful Blue piece.  When happy with the arrangement, adhere the bottom snowball to the card front.  Punch through the center of the snowball with the 1 ¾” Circle punch.
8.  Using the card front as a guide, trace the opening onto the other Bashful Blue piece and the card base front.  Center the 1 ¾” Circle punch over the tracing and punch.
9.  Stamp the sentiment and snowflakes on the untextured Bashful Blue piece.  Run snail or Sticky Strip on the bottom right along the edge of the back, then the left side (when viewing from the back) and top.  Then put a strip across the middle about 2.5" from the bottom.  Placement shown at right.  Adhere to the inside left of the card.
10.  Cut Whisper White to 3.5" x 2".  Use corner rounder on all corners.  Place folded Round Tab punch on either side of left short side and stamp "Sweet Treats" as pictured above.
11.  Slide the piece between the inside left card base and Bashful Blue piece as shown above.  Make sure it is pushed all the way in to it's proper finished position.  Stamp and color snowman in the hole onto the white piece.  This is your finished Trap Door.
12.  Remove liner for the Sweet Treat Cup and place over the hole on the front of card base.
13.  On the embossed card front, place your pieces as follows and adhere when happy with the placement: 
  • Hat – One half of a Curly Label Punch with a small strip of card stock for the brim.  One Trio Flower for the poinsettia.   Make 3 dots with Old Olive to the center of the flower.  Apply 3 small dots of Crystal Effects each of the dots you just made and apply Dazzling Diamonds.
  • Cup – Punch end of Word Window on edge of cardstock as shown.  Draw in steam after adhering punched pieces to card front if desired.
  • Eyes & Mouth – Punch two of the 3/16" side of the Crop-a-Dile from Basic Black for the eyes and four to five of the 1/8" side for the mouth.  Add white highlights to eyes with White Signo gel pen after adhered.
  • Carrot Nose– Punch a Star and cut off one point for the nose. 
  • Arms– Punch one Jumbo Snowflake from Chocolate Chip.  Use two of the branches of the snowflakes for the shorter arms shown.  For longer arms, use cut off all branches, but two opposite branches.
  • Buttons  –  Punch two Old Olive 3/16" circles with the Crop-a-Dile.  Adhere to Snowman belly and apply 2-way glue stick to the buttons and sprinkle with Dazzling Diamonds Glitter.  Tap off.
14.  Adhere the card front to the front of the card base over the Sweet Treat cup.
15.  Place folded Round Tab punch on either side of the top of the cocoa packet and stamp "Sweet Treats" as pictured above.  Place in the pocket along with a candy cane or peppermint stirring stick.
16.  You may now slide open your trap door and insert your marshmallows.


    Was told you've been real good this year.
    Always glad to hear it!
    With freezing weather drawing near,
    You'll need to warm the spirit.

    So here's a little Snowman Soup
    Complete with stirring stick.
    Add hot water, sip it slow.
    It's sure to do the trick!



    1. This is over-the-top fantastic. Love your snowman soup card!

    2. cute project....I just love his little hat....CUTE! :)

    3. GREAT make and take Marie! I had a great time! Thanks for hosting!

    4. This is ADORABLE. I've seen ideas with the sliding tab, but this is by far my favorite. Darling.


    5. What a fabulous snowman soup! I Love it! I'm in the process of making snowman soups for my husbands grade 1 students. I wish I had the time to make them as amazing as this!

    6. Very cute! I love all the terrific ideas you have on your blog.


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