Christmas in July 2016 ~ Day #5

Hi everyone and welcome to the 5th and final day of “Christmas in July”!

Create the perfect winter scene with these sweet little guys. They could adorn a Christmas tree, wreath, garland and Christmas packages ~ so I made some in both card stock and felt. The assembly process is basically the same for both except for the blanket stitching on the felt ones. 

Please note: I just have the card stock snowman ornament instructions pictured below but have included some hints on creating the felt snowman. If you have any other questions regarding either, please do not hesitate to contact me.

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*I used the Sizzix Bigz Die w/Bonus Textured Impressions – Snowman and Hat {ordered from amazon.ca} for this project.

For card stock ornaments, you will need: card stock {white, black and brown}, glitter paper {any color for the band on his hat/button hearts/snowflake}, snowman/hat die, die cutting machine, adhesive, ribbon or twine, markers, heart punch or adhesive hearts, fabric or yarn {for his scarf}, “to/from” stamp and ink {optional for tags}, glitter or Wink of Stella pen, rhinestones/pearls and extra chosen embellishments.

For felt ornaments, you will need most of the above with some exceptions:

*replace the card stock with felt

*replace the adhesive with a needle and thread for blanket stitching the body layers together

*tiny twigs for arms and hat layers added with a strong liquid glue

*polyester fibrefill stuffing for added dimension {if desired}

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Each ornament {both felt and card stock} requires 2 each of the snowman and hat die cuts ~ one for the front and one for the back.

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Center the top snowman card stock layer in the embossing folder and run it through the die cutting machine.

*Please note: For the felt ornament, I did emboss the top felt layer ~ it only adds a bit of texture and not nearly the detail of the card stock embossing. Also, by the time the blanket stitching was done, there was hardly any texture left ~ probably from the handling.

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Stamp “to/from” on the back {if making a tag}, attach a loop of ribbon or twine to the inside top center of either layer for the hanger. Also, if arms are being added, glue them on now to the inside. I punched these arms from brown card stock with the Stampin’ Up! Tree Builder punch but they could easily be handcut.

*Please note: For the felt ornament, if adding twig arms, glue them and the hanger on the same way with some strong liquid glue before stitching.

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To complete the ornament: 1}Adhere both snowman layers together and then the two hat layers {these will go on each side of the ribbon or twine hanger}. 2}Color in the facial features with markers. 3}From the glitter paper I added a small strip for the band on his hat, punched three small hearts for buttons and a snowflake. 4}I then attached a rhinestone to his hat band and the snowflake center. 5}Finally, tie on a cozy scarf and this little guy is ready 🙂

*Please note: For the felt ornament, I stitched the nose with orange floss before blanket stitching the two snowman layers together. As the body layers are being stictched together, a small amount of stuffing can be added to make him a bit puffy. Black pearls were added for the eyes and mouth, glitter paper was used the same way for the hat band/heart buttons/snowflake. Finish him off with a scarf.

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*These will be available at Sparkling Dahlia in Carstairs in November as well as on my website.

 

Thank you so much for joining me for this years “Christmas in July”. I hope that you have been inspired with some ideas for this upcoming holiday season! 🙂

 

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Erin

The Country Touch

Website: http://www.thecountrytouch.weebly.com

Email: ctrytch@telus.net

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