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"Drew's All By Myself Snowman" and a Step by Step Guide to Creating a Snowman Embellishment

Do you ever look at pictures and wonder how in the world you are going to find papers that match such an odd combination of colors? That was me with these pictures of Drew playing in the snow with an orange jacket and a red hat.

What kind of snowy/wintery paper am I going to find that will go with orange and red!?

I was kind of kicking myself for not better coordinating my kid’s clothes with the papers I might want to use later on. That is a valid scrapbooker issue, right!? I know I can’t be the only one that thinks that!

But then, I’m always grateful for paper companies that are willing to step outside of the norm of typical theme colors. In this case, I had an older collection from Fancy Pants Designs that had exactly what I needed, but never thought I would find: snowy paper with orange and red. The companies that do this save us from those times we didn't coordinate clothes with papers.

Since the title and theme of my layout was about Drew creating a snowman, I thought it would be fun to do the same for my layout by creating my own snowman embellishment. I like finding little ways like that to make the layout or embellishments tie into the theme.

Here’s a step by step guide to creating the same snowman.

1. Cut out two circles of white felt or cardstock. My circles are 1-1/2” and 1-3/4”.

2. Add a stitched border around each circle.

3. Glue the smaller circle to the top of the larger circle.

4. Use black brads, enamel dots, or glitter drops to add the eyes, mouth, and buttons.

5. Cut out a small orange triangle for the nose. Mine is about 1/2 x 1/4”. Adhere to the smaller circle.

6. Use three or four pieces of string or baker’s twine to create the scarf.

7. Use brown Memory Thread to create the arms. I used two pieces, one for the center and a second, smaller piece to wrap around the center piece and create the two smaller extensions. You could also hand cut a piece out of brown cardstock or use a brown Sharpie to color some metal wire.

8. Out of black cardstock, cut a 1-1/2 x 1/4” piece and a 1 x 3/4” piece and adhere together to make the hat.

9. Add a small punched snowflake or two to the hat. I also added a brad to mine. Adhere the finished hat to the top circle.

Happy creating!

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