Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Snowman Box

Made from a single piece of 12" x 12" card stock. This idea kept evolving, first starting out as an idea to try to alter the Scallop Bag Sizzix die into a snowman. I do not know how to make diagrams on the computer, so I drew one and took a photo to share. It is a simple enough box to make. You could  change the front piece to another shape, too !

12" x 12" Whisper White card stock, Stampin' Up!

scrap of Basic Black and Pumpkin Pie card stocks, Stampin' Up!

Soft Sky and Pumpkin Pie classic ink from Stampin' Up!

Stampin' Sponge, Stampin' Up!

Scoring and cutting tools

Small Oval punch, Stampin' Up!
Snowflake punch, retired Stampin' Up!
1/4" circle punch, Stampin' Up!
piercing tool, Stampin' Up!

Stampin' Pastels,Stampin' Up!

Ribbon or fabric scrap
Button from Stampin' Up!, Playground assortment
Linen thread, Stampin' Up!
Tombow liquid glue, Stampin' Up!
Glitter, Dazzling Diamonds from Stampin' Up!

Cut and score along the lines as indicated. You could adjust this pattern to make a different size box. This pattern was designed to leave a 2" x 12" strip for use on another project ( the Snowflake Topiary Trio that will be posted tomorrow). The box size is 4" x 3" with the snowman being approximately 5.5" tall, 4" wide.

Lightly sponge Soft Sky ink along the edges of the snowman.

Swipe Stampin' Pastels on with a cotton ball to blush the snowman's cheeks.

Punch five 1/4" circles from Basic Black with the paper punch from Stampin' Up! Use the white Signo gel pen to add highlights to two of them for the eyes. Pierce two holes per circle on the remaining three with the paper piercer to create buttons.

Punch a small oval from Pumpkin Pie card stock. Lightly glue a short end of the oval to a strip of scrap paper. This thin strip will help you guide the punched oval back into the paper punch to punch off another section to make it smaller with a pointy end, more carrot like. Hold the punch upside down so you can see what you are doing. You could easily cut the same shape with a pair of scissors.

Sponge Pumpkin Pie ink along the bottom of the nose (oval) punched piece.

Brush liquid glue (or use a Xyron machine) onto the snowflake and sprinkle with glitter. Attach button.

Glue on each of the pieces, decorating him as you wish.

Fold the four 1/2" x 3" flaps inside and adhere.

TIP: You can fold the snowman box up to mail !

 It folds down fairly flat and could fit snugly in a normal A2 / Invitation sized envelope ( 4 3/8" x 5 3/4" ) if you cut the snowman  5" tall and do not have many bulky embellishments on him. He would need to be 5" tall to fit in the envelope because the 1/2" flap on the side pieces that are folded over lengthen it when it is folded flat (unless you fold those flaps back on themselves). Use a double stick tape with liner on the flaps, sticking the tape to the flaps but leaving the top protective liner intact. The recipient can easily assemble to box. I would personally send it in a slightly larger envelope and place a scrap piece of card stock or lightweight chipboard on either side of it inside the envelope, or use a padded envelope.

Thanks for looking =)


  1. Heather thanks you for the directions for this cute snowman. I also wanted to thank you for your kind comments on my projects. Doing the blog hop with you was a blast. Looking forward to the next one.

  2. Heather...thanks so much for the instructions for this super cute guy. I can't wait to try one. I LOVED your idea for mailing him flat and letting the recipient put it together. Very clever and cute!


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