I found the cutest ever Santa Tag idea on Pinterest. At least I think it was on Pinterest. But evidently I didn’t actually pin it so when I went back to see who created it I couldn’t find it! If you happen to know who it is let me know and I’ll update my post. In any case it fit perfectly in my Ornament Keepsakes Bundle class – I wanted to showcase some different ways to use the items in this bundle that is featured in the front of the Stampin’ Up! Holiday catalog. Something besides stamp an image, cut it out and put it on a card. It was a really fun class and I think I was able to show everyone the many possibilities that there are with the bundle items. Are you ready to see it?
Isn’t he so cute! The girls wanted to know where was Mrs. Claus and the reindeer – so maybe, just maybe I’ll have to come up with a whole set – that really would be cute, wouldn’t it! Here is the inside –
This uses one of the Holiday Ornaments Framelits – its the big one that looks like a light bulb. So this tag reminds me of the lightbulb ornaments that have been around for years. I folded a piece of Whisper White card stock and cut it so that the top fold did not cut through so it could be a tag that opened up. I don’t think the one I saw did that but I’m not sure.
Then cut an extra white piece and emboss the tip to create the Santa beard. You could alternately just emboss the front part of the tag without adding the extra layer. But I also used it as a guide for the mustache and to hide any over sponging that might have occurred on the face.
Cut a Cherry Cobbler Ornament to make Santa’s hat – punch the tip off using the Decorative Label punch. I don’t know for sure if the original creator used that one but that is what it looked like.
Add a little tuft of hair which is the tip of the large blossom from the Build a Blossom punch. Another thought I had was to just add some white Baker’s Twine for hair – but maybe that would be too bulky – I may try in and see.
The mustache is two layers – the larger part is the wing from the two-step Bird punch. the smaller part is the small petal from the Build a Blossom punch. And then a shiny red nose punched from Red Glimmer paper. Oh and by the way sponge the face with Pink Pirouette ink (or another light ink color).
Add some Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine for a hanger. Super cute – don’t you think!
Have a fun day – be back tomorrow for this week’s Create with Connie & Mary challenge. I really like the card I created and I can’t wait to show you!