©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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- Cut the sheets of heavy white paper into pieces that will fit the snowman and tag dies.
- Die cut the Christmas tags.
- Die cut the snow people and snowflakes.
- Emboss the snow people with Christmas themed folders.
- Tie an 8” piece of Christmas ribbon around the necks for the snow people.
- Attach the snowflake to the knot with Beacon QuickGrip™ adhesive.
- Use the 1/8” round hole punch to make a hole at the top of the hat.
- Add the red twine as a hanger.
- Use the red Gel pen to write the names on the Christmas tags.
- Add red twine to the tags and attach to the ribbon around their necks.