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A Snowman Bookmark

I’m not normally one to try new techniques, but I was seeing all these super cute snowmen tags and bookmarks in the SCS gallery and had to investigate.

Technique Lover’s Challenge 457 – Make a snowman tag or bookmark… without using snowman stamps.

Well I went half and half because I have the old Stampin’ Up set, Cold Play, where you build a snowman. You can see the set here.

* I started with making the snowman with Spellbinders Nestabilities and taped it onto bashful blue with Cuttlebug snowflake EF.
* I stamped the hat and colored the black part again with a Copic marker so it wasn’t blotchy. I cut it out and found that it was too small. So I taped it to a piece of scrap black cardstock and cut around it to make it bigger.
* stamped the scarf using SU real red, bashful blue and lucky limeade, cut it out and glued it on.
* I made the red, blue and lime spots on the bottom of the snowman resemble button by adding two small dots with a basic black marker.
*In order to fit the carrot in for the nose, I could not stamp the eyes and mouth together. I stamped the “cherries” for the mouth first, the carrot second and then went back to stamp the blue eyes. What kids today have coal to put on their snowmen!
* I used a red flower eyelet to resemble the scalloped snowballs and then used that to tie on the black and red gingham ribbon.


Snowman Bookmark: I’ll have to make many more. I love giving my nieces and nephews books for Christmas and this year they’ll get bookmarks, too! 🙂

Here’s a close up view of the faux buttons on the snowman.


Stamps: SU Cold Play
Paper: SU bashful blue, black & real red
Ink: bashful blue, real red, lucky limeade, basic black, pumpkin pie plus a black Copic marker
Tools: Cuttlebug EF, Spellbinders Nestabilities
Accessories: eyelet, ribbon
Size: 2.75 x 5