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Chocolate Nugget Snowman

Chocolate Nugget Snowman

Learn to Make Chocolate Nugget Snowmen.  They make cute gifts and great gift toppers.  

Chocolate Nugget Snowman Tutorial

The Snow Day Stamp Set has hands down been my favorite stamp set from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog.  I've made Snowmen, Melted Snowmen, Snowmen with their hands raised and Chocolate Nugget Snowmen. There are just so many different ways to build a snowman.

The Snow Day Stamp set is available in Clear Mount (#131895), Wood Mount (#131892) and as a Digital Stamp Brush Set (#135251). Last Day to order the Snow Day Clear or Wood Mount Stamp set is January 2, 2014.

I'm really diggin' the Christmas Tagables Photopolymer stamp set (#134623) for tags and such.  But why stop at Christmas?  Wouldn't this No Peeking Stamp be cute on Birthday Presents?

Sneak Peek Alert

Tags a so, so fun and easy to make with the new Scallop Tag Topper Punch (Available January 3).  And I can make Tags any length I want.

Chocolate Nugget Snowman Tutorial

Cute a piece of Whisper White card stock 3/4" by 3-1/4". Then stamp the Snowman's face and carrot nose from the Snow Day Stamp Set. Hint: Stamp close to the bottom, so that his Stocking Hat will fit.  Wrap the Nugget.

Chocolate Nugget Snowman Tutorial

Inexpensive kids gloves work perfectly for the Chocolate Nugget Snowmen.  You get 10 Stocking Caps from a single pair.  Snip off a finger from the glove. 

Chocolate Nugget Snowman Tutorial

 Roll the bottom a couple of times.  Your cap should fit snuggly on Mr. Snowman.

Chocolate Nugget Snowman

Should I make 7 Little Hershey Nugget Snowmen, one for each of my Grandchildren?

Chocolate Nugget Snowman

9 Chocolate Nugget Snowmen

No, that won't do.  We have 2 new grandbabies on the way, which means that we will be hanging 2 extra stockings this year. 

Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog-The Clock is ticking for the Holiday Catalog.  Last day to order from the Holiday Catalog is January 2, 2014.

Have a fabulous day,
Newfeichtsiggy
 
 
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Chocolate Nugget Snowman Supplies
 
Snow Day Stamp Set
Whisper White Card Stock
Jet Black Stazon Ink & Pumpkin Pie Ink
Kids Gloves
Chocolate Nuggets
 
Tag Supplies
 
Christmas Tagables Stamp Set
Whisper White Craft Ink
Basic Black Card Stock
Scalloped Tag Topper Punch
White Embossing Powder & Heat Tool

 


DIY Flower Headband

DIY Baby Flower Headband

 Our first granddaughter, Sadie, was born this summer.  And every girl, no matter how young needs to accessorize, so I set to work to make her beautiful Flower Headbands for every occasion.  Her Christmas stocking will be overflowing with pretty Flower Headbands.

Headband Tutorial

Start with a length of stretchy ribbon or trim.  Note: Be sure your ribbon is soft enough for a baby's delicate head if you are making your headband for a baby.

Baby & Girls Headband Sizing

Newborn (12")

3-6 Months (13")

6-12 Months (14")

12-18 Months (15")

18-24 Month (16")

3-6 Years (17")

6 Years to Adult (18")

Note: Cut slighty larger to allow for seam.  These are averages.  Head size may vary.

Headband Tutorial

 

Sew headband either with your sewing machine or by hand stitching.

Flower Headband Tutorial

To make flowers you will need the Stampin' Up! Fun Flower die (item #121812) and a variety of fabric.  Mix and Match- cotton, felt, flannel, silk just to name a few.

Flower Headband Tutorial

Place multiple layers of fabric on Fun Flower die and sandwich between Extended Cutting pads and run through Big Shot.  Note:  Depending on thickness of fabric, you can cut 4 to 6 layers of fabric in one pass.

Flower Headband Tutorial

Collect cut flowers.  You will need all 3 flower sizes. Each size is a different shape for a pretty, frilly Flower.

Flower Headband Tutorial

There's a lot of latitude in choosing how many layers to use for your flowers. For my headbands below I used anywhere from 6 to 15 layers.

Flower Headbands

What can I say Sadie is the first girl in 2 generations, so I made her not one, but seven headbands.  Is that considered a Baker's Half Dozen? Seriously, these babies are so fun to make.

Layers

  • White Felt Flowers 6 Layers
  • Turquoise Headband 15 Cotton Layers
  • Yellow Headband 15 cotton & silk layers
  • Lace Headband 9 Cotton layer
  • Pink Polka Dot Headband 9 layers of flannel & felt
  • Red & White Headband 12 layers of Cotton & Silk

Flower Headband Tutorial

Begin layering Flowers until they are the desired thickness.

Flower Headband Tutorial

Stitch the layers together in the center.

Flower Headband Tutorial

Next, add a center.  Buttons work great or use a felt circle cut with the Fun Flower Die.  Notice that the flowers still look a bit lifeless and flat.

Flower Headband Tutorial

Next,  moisten flower with fabric stiffener or heavy starch.

Fun Flower Die

You may need to separate the layers with your fingers to get starch between the layers.

Flower Headband Tutorial

Crumple and shape flower, then allow to dry completely.

Flower Headband Tutorial

Cut a 2" Felt Circle.  This layer is to protect the baby's delicate head from any scratchiness from the flower or seam.

Flower Headband Tutorial

Fire Up your hot glue gun and adhere felt circle and flower.

Flower Headband Tutorial

I didn't have Sadie here to model the headbands so my little dog is her stand in.

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The Fun Flower Die is on Sale as a Weekly Deal December 3 through December 9.  Shop Here for your Fun Flower Die

 

Have a Fabulous day,
Newfeichtsiggy