Monday, February 16, 2015

i heart you snowman and giveaway


Happy Monday everyone! Well, its still winter around here, so decorating with snowmen is pretty common, until the moment I can put out the spring and Easter decor! With that thought on my mind, I stumbled into this cute idea. I was making shapes with my son using the WR Memory Keepers Trim and Score Board and Triangle Score Tool. He is learning about 3D shapes and I thought it would be fun to create a few of the 3D shapes included in the wonderful instruction booklet. And, I got to do some paper crafting with my little man! Win, win! After making a few larger icosahedrons, my son stacked them on top of one another, and I thought, wait! How cute would that be as a snowman? And this project was born.


Put anything into a glass mason jar and somehow it becomes even cuter! Using the Triangle Score Guide to create the basic shapes for this snowman is easy. 


Take a look at the video below! It is lengthy, but I show you the entire process to create these shapes.




Now, I only cover one shape in the video, but it gives you an idea of how to create any of the shapes. Frankly, I think this icosahedron shape was the most complicated, but now that I have made a few, no problem!



Once my basic body was complete, I needed to add all the cute snowman parts. This is where my supply stash comes in handy! I die cut Chocolate Brown cardstock from MFT with Die-namics Go With It. You can see how I snipped away parts to create the perfect stick arms and hands!


The nose and eyes are thanks to some great My Mind's Eye enamel dots and shapes. Seriously, how perfect is that triangle for this? And orange no less!


I added some twine over his arms. Then I held it in place with some more enamel shapes. These hearts are from Doodlebug. 


Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Dodz Medium were attached to the bottom of the snowman and I placed him down in the jar. I bent his arms in and then they popped right back out once they passed the smaller opening of the top. Chunky cello glitter was poured into the bottom of the jar.


I cut a circle from patterned paper, then stamped it with the sentiment from MFT Love You More. I added an enamel heart to the heart in the sentiment.

And please note, I created a 1" icosahedron for the snowman's body. Times, two, of course. :)


And here is your chance to win! I have a WR Memory Keepers Trim and Score board along with a Triangle Score Guide for one lucky commenter! Leave a comment on this post by Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 10 pm CST. 

                               Trim & Score Board Triangle Score Guide

thanks for stopping by!

~kimberly

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28 comments:

Unknown said...

Very fun!

diane (cookiestamper) said...

That is really cute! You are right...put anything in a jar and it's cuter! lol. But this was cute to begin with.

Dagmar Lesher said...

Omg this is so cute!! Looks like Olaf lol

Brandi R said...

How fun for you and your lil Man!!! So cute ♥

Janelle said...

This is on my list of wants! Thank you for the opportunity!

Indy said...

This is an adorable project! I burst into song, "Do you want to build a snowman?" Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway!

Angela said...

What a cute idea! Love how you made the arms and all the enamel pieces! And great giveaway! I would love love love to win these!

craftymom205 said...

Cute project. Thanks for the chance to win.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Amber said...

Too cute. Love the enamel dots you added for the eyes and nose! Thanks for sharing and the chance to win!

theCook said...

Such a cute snowman! Thanks for a chance at the giveaway!

Robin Grossbier said...

Oh to have a brain that works like yours!!! Sooo cute! Love it!

Amy McCue said...

That snowman is so cute!

Sue Kosec said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhh, Kimberly ... how sweet is this little snowman! I absolutely love it. Now THAT'S the kind of snow I can deal with.

I would be honored to win one of these Trim and Score Boards ... you just have no idea!

Thanks for the chance.
SuZeQ

tinyfeet said...

That is one cute snowman, and such a great idea!
Thanks for the chance to win!

Amy C. said...

What a cute idea! I agree...anything in a mason jar is more adorable! Thanks for offering the great giveaway.

scrapnhawaii said...

Just wanted to say this is so darn cute! Plus spending time with your son is a win win situation! Great and adorable project!

Iris said...

Now that's my kind of snowman - not cold and wet - just as cute as can be.
isoscia at aol dot com

Londa Olson said...

WOW!!!! I had NO IDEA the things you can do with paper. I LOVE SNOWMAN and collect snowmen and this caught my eye quickly. The picture of the snowman... I thought...you fold here fold there fold here fold there and wha LA! DONE. BUT what you showed in your video....I wanted to SIGN UP FOR A CLASS NOW! I didn't know what I was missing out. This looks fun and something a creative mind can go far with. Thank you for sharing this! This is so cool. ~Londa~ ibounze2@live.com

Angela said...

This is so cute! Way to go making learning fun with your son, as well!

Laura Williams said...

oh my god, his little face! it kills me! he is precious! :)

paddie said...

Kimberly
This card is so cute and playful. A great card especially for the young at heart. I'm one of those. It's adorable and fun. Keep up the great work you're doing..Love them all
pat

Jean Bullock said...

What a fun and clever idea!

Kelly Sas said...

You are so clever and creative! I would love to make these for my grandkids.

Nikki C said...

OMG just to cute he is love how you created him
hugs Nikki

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

Awe.. Your snowman is adorable. What a wonderful idea. Thanks for letting us know how you made him. This really looks like a fun project.

Beth Silverglate said...

He is so cute! Thanks for sharing!

Parker said...

Using the arrow cutouts for snowman's arms was so creative. Thanks for showing your project.

Muffins and Lace said...

Super cute.