Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Photo snowmen treat boxes :O)

photo snowmen boxes

This is a suped up version of the snowman treat boxes from a while back. My best friend Kim is the world's greatest Mom (besides my Mom) ;O) to two twin girls (whom I adore madly) so when she okayed blogging this project I was super excited.

I can't wait to see the girl's faces when they see that they've been turned into snowmen! (They are such angels who really appreciate handmade things and have from a young age. Well, you can tell they're wonderful: just look at those sweet lil' faces!)

The stamp used to make was extra fun since the characters on it can look like twins. It's available in a mini Winter Wonderland kit that you can find here.


These all came in the Paper Garden Projects Winter Wonderland Kit:

Snowballs stocked and Ready

For the Box: One 8.5”x11” sheet of Wedding White Cardstock
For the images: (remaining pieces of white cardstock from making the box)
For the arms: scrap pieces
of Bazzill Bling Sugar Daddy
For the hats & scarves:
Bo Bunny Jack Frost Glitz stripe & dot paper

Embellishments: Holographic glitter

From your supplies or from Paper Garden Projects:

Tombow Monomulti Adhesive
Oh so Sticky tape
Black Versafine or other waterproof ink
Copic markers or other colouring medium
Brown embroidery thread for the arms (& paper piercer & needle)

Snow Dots Cuttlebug embossing folder
Hole punches (1 inch, 1 1/4 inch, & 1 3/8 inch)

Some photographs

You can download the
Template for Snowman Box here.

Or click this pic & save as to get the JPG:

or here:

You can enlarge (or reduce) the shape by manipulating the template with your printer settings or photocopying it.

Colouring the Images:

snowballs stocked

I love that the stamp Snowballs Stocked and Ready can be boys or girls depending how you colour it...

Step 1) Stamp the image in Black Versafine (or other waterproof ink)

Step 2) Colour the images: I've used a combination of watercolour pencil crayons with Copic markers to deepen the colours in the shadows.

Step 3) Colour the snow & glitter it: Shade the snow with two copic colours:

Step 4) Cut them out: No need to cut too closely since the white edges will be against the white of the snowman box. The snowman template fits all three images in the Winter Wonderland Kit, so you can just use your favourite image or you can mix & match.

Step 1) Print the template onto Wedding White cardstock
Step 2) Cut out around the outline.
Step 3) Score the fold lines where the dotted-lines of the template indicate

Step 4) Fold the box & then cuttlebug it to emboss it (if desired):

A) Place one side of the snowman box in the cuttlebug folder so that the flaps of the box are outsid of the folder & folded in on top of the outside of the folder

B) Run the folder through your Cuttlebug machine so that the longest part of the folder is horizontal (no gaps on either side.) This gives the most embossing coverage

C) Repeat for the snowman shape on the other side

Step 5) Don't ahdere the box just yet :O)

To Add the photos:

Step 1) Punch a 1 inch circle out of the sticky part of sticky notes

Step 2)
Place the sticky circle on the snowman head as a guide to punch the hole

Step 3) Punch a 1 inch hole

Step 4) Use the remainder of the sticky notes as a guide to punch the photo

Step 5) Use a 1 1/4 inch circle punch to punch the photo

Step 6) Frame the circular face behind the hole, adhering it.

Step 7) Cuttlebug emboss the scraps of White cardstock from building the box & punch them with a 1 3/8 inch circle punch to adhere behind the photo.

embellish snowman

Embellish the snowman face:

Step 1) Print the template for the hat & scarf on the Bo Bunny paper & emboss (the ink will take clear embossing powder when it's straight out of the printer.)

Step 2) Cut the hat & scarf out

Step 3) Shade the hat & scarf with Copics, if you like.

Step 4) Embellish the trim on the hat with the puffy pen

Step 5) Add glitter to the trim on the hat, with Tombow monomulti or other adhesive

Assemble the box & Adhere the Image:

  1. Tear a strip of Wedding white cardstock in the shape of a hill
  2. Glitter the torn strip with the holograhic glitter that comes in the kit (I like Tombow Monomulti Adhesive for glittering)
  3. Adhere the image onto the hill with Oh so Sticky tape
  4. Stick the image & hill onto the snowman box
  5. Trim any excess of white cardstock off
  6. Assemble the box
And then you have two cute-faced snowman treat boxes. :O)

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L.A. said...

Mel, these are wonderful! The girls will love them! The added detail on the hats and scarves really makes the project!

Elena said...

Mel! You are amazing! I love it so much! So cute! Love you trick with the punch and sticky note! Thank you for sharing your wonderful ideas!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

this is just the cutest project! Thank you for sharing the template!

Anonymous said...

These are amazing! I love how you put the girls cute little faces in them! Always coming up with something ROCKING COOL!

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Mel, you constantly amaze me! You are truly one of the most creative and talented people EVER!! These are so cute! WOW! What a wonderful keepsake to put out year after year!! I love them!! I love that you could add a year, some pretty ribbon, and just make this an ornament for the tree! CUTE!!

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

Gorgeous Mel! What a fun project!

AnnMarie said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwww! Nothing cuter than twin snow babies! Nice job!

Beth said...

Oh Mel these are adorable love your little faces on yours cute cute cute.

Curt in Indy said...

One word. . . BOOK!!!!!! LOL When I first saw the first picture of this project, I immediately thought of making this and sticking my Giant Schnauzer's faces on them! LOL What a hoot that would be! Love this project! Thanks so much for sharing! Best, Curt

Yesterday's Tomorrow said...

Passing on the "lurve!" you know I LOVE your site, so I'm passing on the Kreativ Blogger Award.

Nov. 14th on my blog -

Anonymous said...

Fantastic!! :)

mudmaven said...

Another astonishing tutorial! I'm running out of superlatives for you and your wonderful blog! Thanks! ~chris

Jessica Diedrich said...

another amazing creation a la Mel! love these!!!

Anonymous said...

These are adorable! But I can't find the template for the hat and scarf. Am I missing it?

Unknown said...

You are too stinkin' clever! I love reading your posts because they always show me something so great :D

You were the Runner Up Tutorial of the Week at Card of the Week.com. You can see the original post here.

I did use a picture from your post, with links back to the site and the original post. I hope that is OK. Please feel free to email me if you need me to change anything.

I also have an “I was featured” on badge for you if you want it :D

Thanks again for sharing!

Erum Tasneem said...

Super cute Mel!

Kim Etherington said...

Wow, what cute little girls. hee hee. I love this project. It's too cute! My girls are going to love it. I'm having to hide the screen as one is now on my lap.

Anonymous said...

Mel, these are awesome and adorable!! Girl, you are amazing!

Anonymous said...

Very Cute. As soon as I saw these I knew I had to make them for the holidays :). I used a Stampin Up Key tag and Word Window punch to make a top hat. Just another fun option. Are the stick arms just cut out of paper? The instructions have something about paper piercing?? Thanks again for your always awesome ideas. Yours is one of my favorite sites. Robin

Teri said...

I am in awe of you! Simply amazing the way you come up with all of these fabulous ideas and pack in so much information for us! Thank you!!

Allison Rankin said...

I love this Mel...guess I can take that picture from today and do some fun creating for the parentals.

You rock...congrats on the shout-out from Susanna Boyd today. Plus my BFF Paula was just telling me the other day how much she loves your blog...are your ears burning?!?

Donna Baker said...

OMW! over the top CUTENESS, I tell ya! your box & your nieces! I bet they will adore them too!

Anonymous said...

Those are So cute!!

Unknown said...

Oh my, these are darling. I love how you personalized them with the photos - and the shading on those hats rocks!!!
hugs, Jami

Maria said...

Oh, your box is too cute with the photos!! LOL! I love it. What a great project to give to a child. . .even as a Christmas decoration around the house!!

You come up with such creative and unique stuff Mel. . .you have a lot going on in that head of yours. . .LOL!


Tonniece said...

Wow what a great idea Mel. This is as unique as you are my friend. Awesome, awesome, awesome.
What a great gift to give someone.

Shirley said...

What a cute idea and what a keeper for whoever receives it!

Bella Rose Creations said...

Absolutely adorable!! I am making these for ALL of my friends with kids this year!