DIY Paper Snowman Featuring Core’dinations Cardstock

Sometimes the simplest of crafts can claim the most attention, this snowman, made completely out of cardstock is certainly one of those projects.

Here is what I used to build this little guy:

The first thing you will want to do, is cut out circles for the body of the paper snowman. You will need three graduated sizes of circles. I used a light grey Core’dinations Cardstock for this.

Cut a small circle for the head, a medium circle for the middle, and 4 large circles for the snowman’s bottom.

Trim the bottoms of the large circles, so the snowman will be able to “stand” on a flat surface.

Then take the middle circle, and all four large circles, and emboss them using a snowflake embossing folder. DO NOT emboss the small circle, it will be the head, and I found it was distracting to have the “face” embossed.

After the cardstock is embossed, use a Sand-it Gadget block to reveal the core color of the cardstock.

I love the unique look Core’dinations cardstock gives my projects!

When the “body” of the snowman is sanded, it is time to assemble it.

Fold the large circles in half, as shown. Then adhere two circles together, fold-to-fold.

Repeat with remaining two large circles. This will create a stable, 3-D base for your snowman.

Sandwich the middle circle between the two large assembled circle pieces, and adhere the “head” of the snowman onto the middle section.

Then, embellish your snowman as desired.

Using punches, a craft machine, or hand-cutting – create scarves, hats, boots, gloves…whatever you desire for your snowman.

I used embossing folders to further embellish my snowman elements. I used mini-brads for his eyes.

After you give your snowman “arms,” tie them with a section of jute.

Tie a  sentiment, some tags, or some holiday hearts from the jute!

You could make your cute paper snowman a whole family to hang out with.

Simple and sweet.

About Shaunte

Shaunte is a 30-something, chocolate-loving, SAHM from Utah. She has been scrapbooking since 1997, the dreaded era of photos cropped with deco scissors. Since then, her work has evolved into a clean, linear, photo-focused style. Her favorite subjects to scrap are her husband and five kids (never a lack for subject material there).


  1. Love love love this snowman! He has so much personality, such a cutie :-)

  2. marie sierra says:

    ooops! i just saw the link for the snowman’s accesories!

  3. marie sierra says:

    thank you so much for sharing this adorable idea! where did you get the die cuts for the hat, scarf, etc?
    I’m not very good at this kind of thing…but i would love to try and make this!

  4. Love it!

  5. this is just the sweetest!!!

  6. So adorable… and what a way to have a snowman even if it’s not cold enough to snow outside! :)

  7. Carla Hundley says:

    How cute! So simple and lovely.

    Carla from Utah

  8. Hello Pam! The dies I used for the snowman are from Lifestyle Crafts ) Thank you for asking!

  9. adorable idea! So cute, creative. Sure wish you’d told what die you used for the hat, scarf and arms!


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