Every crafter knows that the best source on the Internet for new ideas is Pinterest. I have seen so many versions of the Swirly Bird snowman that I decided to “CASE” it. “CASE”ing, according to Stampin’ UP means Copy and Share Everything. To me, it means taking an basic idea and adding your own flair to it.
The snowman body is cut out on the Big Shot using the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits and the precision base plate. His carrot nose is created with a scrap of Pumpkin Pie paper and the larger wing shape from the same thinlit set.
So many of the versions that I saw on Pinterest had no arms or face. I couldn’t help but put the Santa hat on his head with the Jolly Hat punch! He looks great with his “coal” eyes, mouth and buttons. To add the black color to the rhinestones, simply color them with a black Sharpie marker. His arms are the Tree Builder Punch‘s trunk punched out in Early Espresso. His scarf is a knotted ribbon attached with a glue dot. (This ribbon was from last year’s Holiday Catalog, but there is a Real Red ribbon that you can easily substitute in the Annual catalog)
My swirly snowman looks fabulous on a background of Soft Sky embossed with the Seaside embossing folder from the Annual Catalog. Since there is no sentiment on the outside of the card, I added it to the inside of the card.
Time of Year
The sentiment inside the card was created with the Time of Year stamp set. This stamp set has a lot of great greetings for every occasion. It is available as a Host set. This means it is available to get online with a purchase of $150 or more in my online store. You can use your Stampin’ Rewards to purchase it.
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