These little cuties were a thorn in my side this weekend. I had never made them before and I am making them for an order. I couldn't come up with an original idea so I cased my friend Joanna's. I thought how hard can they be right? Now I could make them with my eyes closed but the first several times were not so easy. This information will help you if you want to make them so you don't make the same mistakes that I did. First I cut 6 pieces of cardstock. Scored it, then I punched the holes. Then I couldn't figure out how to add the ribbon. So I went back and looked at my example and I wasn't supposed to punch the hole yet and there was supposed to be white on the front. So I cut 6 more, scored them, then added the white piece of paper. Punched the hole but I still couldn't figure out how to add the ribbon. DUH the ribbon goes between the white and blue cardstock. Then I realized that I didn't have a small enough punch. I was using the CM cutting tools. So I called my demo and drove over to borrow her 1 inch punch. That is the perfect size. For the eyes I used a hand circle punch and punched them on black and ran them through the xyron as well as the noses. I punched two more of the one inch circles for the snowman body. To adhere the Tic Tac Big Pack to the holder, I used Glue lines. Just like glue dots only they are lines. I mostly use them for adhering ribbon so it doesn't move around but they worked great for this.
Here are the directions for the "Snowman Kisses" Be sure to use the Big Packs of Tic Tacs. I found them at Walmart in a 4 pack for $2.50
The Poem Reads:
He’s cute, Cuddly,
& full of good wishes.
He wants to give you
These snowman kisses!
Paper: Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Only Orange, Basic Black
Accessories: Tic Tac Big Pack, Glue Lines, 1 Inch SU Circle Punch, Red Gingham Ribbon, Corner Rounder, Xyron