craft wise. I'd say a little busy for the first week of January.
This guy was finished up just before the first wave of snow started last evening (the 6th). His first iteration began earlier in the week -- some tweaking and I kind of like the finished look.
I combined 3 files from Simply Crafty SVGs to make him.
Smiling Snowman (one of my favorite files -- especially for the hat shape) I added panels to the hat to get the checkerboard effect I was looking for. The hat band has some holographic embossed snowflakes -- they didn't quite turn out the way I'd hoped, but there is some sparkle up there. The panels on the head are embossed with the swiss dots folder from Provo Craft. I didn't ink these. The scarf has an extra tail -- and the paper pattern is from Creative Fabrica.
I used the 3D Round Ornament Gift Box for the body. The head is glued to the top of the box for easy access to the large area where you could put a scarf, mitten/gloves or some candy. The bottom of the ornament is flat -- so you could finish there, however, I opted to add a base using the Dog Dish file. I think next time I make this, I'll add some panels to the inside of the larger piece and again to the outside for a bit more strength since I didn't add the band at the bottom of the outside part of the dish. The base of the ornament is glued to the dog dish for more stability.
I created the arms and mittens and hand cut those. Panels for the body and the arms and mittens are done using the Swiss dots folder. I used a small button for the chest, two small beads for the eyes and a glittered brad for the nose (after cutting off the prongs). Hot glue keeps those in place