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Saturday, December 1, 2012

Naughty or Nice


Hi guys,
What a fun post we have today! Bonnie has made these fabulous sets using our Santa's letters and Christmas Countdown sets..........
Over to you Bonnie...........
 
Santas letters countdown
 
Santa's letters (colored)
 
Santa's letters set
Santa's letters set
 
Santas letters countdown inside
 
Christmas Countdown set (colored)
 
Christmas Countdown set
Christmas Countdown set
 
For the project below I am using the wonderful Santa's Letters digital stamp set from Digital Delights..in this post i am sharing how to make a postcard that you would have your child send to Santa, letting him know that he/she has been good, (I guess it could be bad..i went for good) LOL.
Santa Letters I've been good (front and back)
 
I have used two pieces, i printed off the postcard digital image and the Santa image adding the sentiment to the board he is holding using Note This font. The reason i ran off two separate pieces is that when i color the image it bleeds through the paper. I did use my large Xyron to adhere the front to the back...it doesn't matter how you tape the two together.
 
I colored this Santa using Copics:
skin- YR000, 00, R14, 20
red- R35, 37, 39
green- YG25, 67
boots/belt- W5, 7
Liquid applique for fur
Stickles for beard/hair
 
In response to Santa receiving his postcard about your child being good, Santa has sent a postcard back to the child letting him/her know that they are on the "Good List" with a little surprise Medallion to wear.
Santas Letter- medallion
 
Let's get started:
The Santa is paper pieced just like the Santa's Countdown Calendar. For a time save you can purchase the already pre-colored stamps.  
 
I added the postage image to card board and cut out the size using decorative scissors.
To make the medallion, i printed the badge onto kraft paper and cut it out, including the inside half circles then i added a punched designer paper circle behind the badge. I also (not shown) punched out two circles from cereal cardboard for stability. I put one behind the designer paper...saving the other one for when i was finished to back the whole thing. Next i used some wired tinsel garland and joined it into a circle by wrapping the ends.. I hot glued the badge to the tinsel. Next i used two strips of crepe paper and placed them on top of each other to make the paper more sturdy and did gathering stitches to make the gathered circle. I pulled the string slightly (remember it is paper so it can tear so be gentle) to make the circle i wanted and tied it off. Now i put the other cut card board on the back and add a jewelry pin back. If you want more stability to your crepe paper you can add some decoupage. Otherwise, i used Stickles/silver around the edges of the Medallion. It was fun to make and i made two, for my grandkids that they would be safe for them to wear.
 
 
Santa letters set-, with Medallion
 
I think these are fabulous projects for the little ones and would create wonderful memories for them too! Thanks so much Bonnie for sharing these with us!
 
Have a fabulous day and see you tomorrow for Hostess Monday!
 
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2 comments on "Naughty or Nice"

Patricia St Martin on December 2, 2012 at 11:05 AM said...

Just love all the awesome projects. I just love the Christmas Countdown and that is super idea. Your medallion is wonderful.. I will have to make one for my granddaughter. Thanks for all the inspiration.
Hugs, Patricia

Lisa Lara on December 2, 2012 at 6:11 PM said...

Amazing projects.