Snowman Surprise

Living in Hawaii you'd think that I don't get to see a lot of snowmen during the winter but that is not true.  It just so happens that every winter a beautiful bunch of my flaky friends appear in my kitchen and dining room.

I have lots of different types of snowmen friends.  Want to meet a few of them?

Skiing Snowmen - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Skiing Snowmen - www.stampedwithaloha.com

There are little clusters of snowmen friends everywhere.

Snowman family - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Snowman family - www.stampedwithaloha.com

There's a special place up high for these sweet snowman angels.

Snowmen Angels - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Snowmen Angels - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Rex and his brother were gifts from my sister in law and they are very unique.  

Unique Snowmen - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Unique Snowmen - www.stampedwithaloha.com

This guy is ceramic and he holds snowball shaped measuring cups.

Snowman kitchen - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Snowman kitchen - www.stampedwithaloha.com

A small tree with a snowman topper displays my collection of snowmen ornaments.

Snowman Tree - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Snowman Tree - www.stampedwithaloha.com

When decorating day arrives I am so excited to open up the boxes and get reacquainted with all my flaky snowmen friends.  

This year a wonderful snowman surprise showed up for me and the timing couldn't have been more perfect.  It was decorating day and just before we started to work I opened the mail where I received a surprise package from my sweet and thoughtful friend Kim Williams.  Inside the envelope was this cute card and some new snowmen friends.

Kim's snowman card - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Kim's snowman card - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Isn't this card absolutely adorable.  The cable knit embossing folder is perfect for this card and the use of dazzling diamonds glimmer paper on the snowman makes him look like he was built out of the most sparkly snow ever.

 In addition to sending this adorable card, Kim sent me three new snowmen friends.

Snowman surprise - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Snowman surprise - www.stampedwithaloha.com

One is made from the lid of a tin can, one from a wooden embroidery hoop and one is hand painted on a piece of wood.  They are all so unique and beautiful and I was really touched by her sweet and thoughtful surprise.

I was so inspired by Kim's gift that so far this holiday season I've been making TONS of snowman things.  Today I will share a couple of them with you.

First for my Home for the Holiday boutique, I created these toilet paper snowmen.  

Toilet Paper Snowman - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Toilet Paper Snowman - www.stampedwithaloha.com

This is simply a small roll of toilet paper that I gently inserted into one of our Stampin' Up! 6 x 8 cello bags and I tucked the bag right into the bottom of the roll so no adhesive was needed.  In order to make it fit you have to find a smaller roll of toilet paper and one that you can squeeze to make sure it will fit.  I kind of felt like the person in the Charmin commercial squeezing all the rolls of toilet paper at the store to find just the right one.

Then I punched one of the petals from the Festive Flower builder punch and drew some lines on it with a pumpkin pie marker and used a glue dot to add it to the center as a carrot nose.  I added goggly eyes and punched black circles for the mouth.

The ear muffs were made with a strip of silver foil paper and red pom poms.  In order to make sure this would stick I used a hot glue gun to attach it.  

This snowman is a fun gift for that certain someone and it comes with a funny poem on the back.

Toilet Paper Snowman Poem - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Toilet Paper Snowman Poem - www.stampedwithaloha.com

This was a popular item at my Holiday boutique.  People would pick it up and laugh and in no time at all I had sold all 40 of these that I made for this event.   I was glad others enjoyed this funny snowman gift as much as I did and I am glad to know its not only cute but practical too.

The next snowman I want to share with you has a similar look to this one.  I made this for my downline Christmas party which was yesterday.  

Clear Treat Box Snowman - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Clear Treat Box Snowman - www.stampedwithaloha.com

This snowman was made out of our Stampin' Up! clear boxes.  I filled it with cotton balls and added punched embellishments to the front.  If I were making this as a treat, I would have filled it with white candy but since its an ornament I wanted to fill it with something that wouldn't spoil over time.   

The earmuffs had to be glued on with a hot glue gun.   I used a curved glimmer paper and I wanted to make sure everything would stick since the ear muff would also act as a hanging device on the Christmas Tree.

Cindy waits for her guests to arrive - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Cindy waits for her guests to arrive - www.stampedwithaloha.com

I filled an entire tree with these cute boxes and let everyone take one home when they left the party.  It was fun to see a whole tree full of these smiling faces that highlighted one of my favorite SU products, clear tiny treat boxes.

I hope you enjoyed reading about my love of snowmen and the fun snowman surprise I received.  

Speaking of surprises I can't wait to share with you all about my downline Christmas party where you will be surprised to see more adorable snowmen featured.  Here's a sneak peek below.

Snowman building game - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Snowman building game - www.stampedwithaloha.com

But you'll have to wait till my next post to hear all about it.  

Until then, I hope you are enjoying this special season and if you live somewhere where there is lots of snow I hope you will enjoy building a snowman and know that I would love to be there with you creating some special flaky friends this season.