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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Dapper Dan the Snowman

Hey y'all,

When I put up all my Christmas stuff for my friend to see and to decorate my room, I had a couple of projects that went unfinished last year. I put them away and hoped I would get to them this year. Well I can honestly say I got one done.. ba dum bump! Hopefully I will get to the other before next Christmas so here he is looking all dapper, and I hope you like him.

Start with the kit from Christmas Open House SVG Kit. Cut and glue all the pieces together following Mary's great instructions with one exception.. leave one accent piece for the bottom off to cut a slit in it and tuck a folded piece of 1/4 ribbon into the fold. Glue the accent piece onto the snowman. I decided to do that today so I had a tough time getting it in. I don't want you to have to do that.  I didn't have to even glue the ribbon in place it was so tight but if if makes you feel better add a drop of hot glue to the back before you glue the accent piece on. Under the cut use a marker or pen and draw dash lines in the shape of a pocket. Tie a piece of 1/4 inch ribbon around his neck turning it to the side and then hot glue the ties down a bit for affect.

The mouth is tiny black pearls and med ones for his eyes. Give your snowman a crooked grin with the black pearls, or you can use Ranger Black Accents, just remember to let the black accents burp on a scrap or your ruin your whole project.  I added some rosy cheeks but not to much as I didn't want him to look like a girl. I glued tiny black buttons to the front that I got from Michaels.

Glue the ribbon around his hat and up the side to give the hat some flair, cut the edge of the ribbon at an angle. Then glue a small berry from this same kit to the side of the hat along, with a feather.  I added Diamond Stickles to the berries and let them dry before I glued it to the hat.  The tiny buckle was one of the great things I got from the gal that gave us all the Close to my Heart stuff. Thread a piece of ribbon through it and hot glue the pieces to the back to hide them. You could use the Buckles SVG Collection if you don't have anything small like that, but glue about three to five buckles together for dimension. When you cut it set your speed to 2 so it wont tear.

I always have the project right in front of me when I write it up so I can look at it to see if I forgot to tell you anything. While he sat here I looked at him and decided he need to have a little bit of soot around his hat and on his cheek from those "coal eyes", (frosty song) so I added those and I believe he his done now. No eyelashes he would really look like a girl to me then.
There you have it my snowman container from Christmas Open House SVG Kit and it only took me a year to finish it! Feel better now? Your not alone with not finishing that project. If you really love it just put it away for a while and you'll get it done. Thanks so much for stopping by and reading my blog, and Happy Crafting Y'all! Blessings, Sharalyn

SVG Kits Used:
Christmas Open House SVG Kit

Mentioned Collection:
Buckles SVG Collection

Supplies Used:
Echo Park: Winter Park Collection
American Craft Card Stock: Rouge, Apricot, Black,
Bazzill Card Stock: Rainforest
Ranger Diamond Stickles
Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Black Soot
Recollections Black Pearls, Buttons
Buckle from Close to my Heart
White Feathers
Silhouette Cameo

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  1. Omgosh, he's so cute! I especially love his cute little breast pocket and scarf and feather!

    1. Thank you Sweet one! I loved making him and he was so easy! ;)

  2. There you go again, how will I ever catch up, love the red hat! Lol

  3. You will be passing me in no time Linda!!! hugs glad you like it!