Friday, December 26, 2014

Snow People

©Michele Emerson-Roberts  2014


Heading “home” for the Christmas holiday? I will make an early trip to visit with family and deliver their presents. With my folks, two sister, their kids and 6 great nieces and nephews….it’s a lot of gifts to make and take! This year for the young ones I decided to create “Snow People” ornaments that they can hang on their Christmas trees each year. I started this tradition as each was welcomed into this world. By the time they set up their own homes they will have a fun collection of ornaments to take with them.

Supplies:

  • Any of the Arnold Grummer paper making kits
  • Microwave, heat gun or a sunny window
  • Blender, small strainer, cello sponges
  • Iron and pressing cloth
  • Westcott™ personal paper cutter and scissors
  • Beacon QuickGrip™ Adhesive
  • Scraps of white paper or cardstock (think junk mail, etc.)
  • Dies: Sizzix™ Tim Holtz Snowman and Impression Obsession™ Christmas tags
  • Christmas themed embossing folders 
  • Cotton Christmas ribbon
  • Thin red twine or crochet thread
  • 1/8” round hole punch
  • Red Gel Pen

Instructions:


  1. Follow the direction for paper making and casting found in any of the Arnold Grummer paper making kits or books to make slurry from the white scraps.
  2. Create numerous sheets of thick white handmade paper. (Think card stock weight) Allow the papers to dry. NOTE - if you want the thick white paper to be smooth as I did, iron it using the pressing cloth. Remember: ALWAYS save the scraps to be used in future projects.
  3. Cut the sheets of heavy white paper into pieces that will fit the snowman and tag dies.
  4. Die cut the Christmas tags.
  5. Die cut the snow people and snowflakes.
  6. Emboss the snow people with Christmas themed folders.
  7. Tie an 8” piece of Christmas ribbon around the necks for the snow people.
  8. Attach the snowflake to the knot with Beacon QuickGrip™ adhesive.
  9. Use the 1/8” round hole punch to make a hole at the top of the hat.
  10. Add the red twine as a hanger.
  11. Use the red Gel pen to write the names on the Christmas tags.
  12. Add red twine to the tags and attach to the ribbon around their necks.

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