Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Snowman Soup from an Envelope

This Snowman Soup guy is cased from Tami White who did a 3x3 pocket with a gift card last year.  I never got around to making them for Christmas last year,  so I'm trying for this year.  This is made with one of our regular card envelopes.  I also made one with a 5.5" Square envelope.  It is large enough to hold cocoa and treats for 2 people.

Back view and contents.

Seal regular card envelope shut.
Trim to 5” long Attach loose flaps at top edge with snail.
Turn tall way. Fold up bottom corners at 1.5” from each side of bottom edge. Attach with snail or Mono Multi glue.

Apply Sticky Strip to both front and back of open end of envelope.
Cut hat band 1.25” x 11” or 12” Either length of paper works, the 12” has some to overlap.
Score hat band at 4 and 9.5”
Remove tape cover from back side.
Attach hat band to back of bag with ends overlapping on the front. Line up 1/16” above edge of envelope.
Cut a piece 3.5” x 4” for hat body.
Attach 3.5” x 4’ on front of envelope. Overlap envelope edge ¼”.
Fold flaps over front and press down firmly.
Punch holes at top, outside corners (just below the hat body). for ribbon to hang it with. Tie knot in each end of 18” of Black Grosgrain ribbon on front side of hat.
Tie 15” fabric or ribbon around hat body. Trim ends.
Attach 2 ¾” circles for eyes. Attach with snail or Mono Multi glue.
Draw squiggles with white gel pen.
Cut a carrot nose. Attach with a dimensional.
Free hand draw a mouth. Using a dauber sponge to the circle cheeks with Blushing Bride or Pretty in Pink.
Draw in eyebrows.

Punch 2 large oval punches. Freehand cut to holly shape. Punch 3 ½” Circles from red cardstock. I embossed my red cardstock with one layer of Clear Embossing Powder.
Attach over ends on hat brim to hide where they meet. Use a dimensional to attach one berry to give them depth.

Cut out poems and attach to back of hat body with snail or Mono Multi glue.

Fill with:
hot chocolate packet
candy cane
Small Ziploc bag of 8-12 marshmallows and 3 chocolate kisses

Snowman poems I found.

When the weather outside is frightful,
Snowman Soup can be delightful.
May it warm your spirit and your soul.
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

When you feel a chill or are saying "brrrr,"
Use the candy cane stick to stir.
Add hot water and sip it slow.
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

When it's so cold that you holler and whoop,
It's time to bring out the Snowman Soup!

Pour the packet in a mug. Add the marshmallows too.
And throw in these kisses that are special just for you.


Was told that you've been good this year - Always glad to hear it!
With freezing weather drawing near, You'll need to warm the spirit.

So here's a little Snowman Soup, Complete with stirring stick.
Just add hot water, sip it slow. It's sure to do the trick!
Happy Stamping!

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