Monday, September 22, 2008

Ho Ho Ho! A Santa Bar is Here!

Finally! I have been holding this project and tutorial in for too long! I can finally reveal a project I am quite proud of. Without further ado...(DRUMROLL)
I just love this card! 16 lucky stampers are getting one in the mail as part of Inkyfingerz WOW! Swap on SCS! Sorry to reveal early, but I couldn't take it anymore!

The real inspiration is below, in a swap I got at Convention. Inside the big Santa is a Hershey's bar. Well, two issues arose when I went to CASE it. First, I am trying to not eat sugar (I know, I'm crazy), and my nephews have been selling a local candy bar as part of their school fundraisers every fall for 5 years. I knew I would need a way to take these bars and transform them into a project before I ate them all! So, the candy bar size had to be different. Second, I hate cutting. I know, how weird of a papercrafter to hate cutting, but I am not the best with a scissors. As my mom could tell you, I've been this way since Kindergarten. I needed a way to use punches to make my life easier. That is where my genius shows. I used all STAMPIN' UP! PUNCHES.

Stamps: Warm Words

Ink: Basic Black
Paper: Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White, Blush Blossom
Accessories: Square Scallop Punch, Key Tab Punch, Large Oval Punch, ¼ inch Circle Punch, Boho Blossoms Punch, 5 Petal Flower Punch, ¼ square punch, ¾ inch square punch, Corner Rounder Punch, Vintage Brads, Dazzling Diamonds, 2 way-Glue, Grid Paper/ruler, 1 ¼ square punch, blender pen, Paper piercing tool and pad, SNAIL

Want to learn how? I'll do my best to show you!

First, I scored the Real Red base to go around my bar. To make the triangle top, I used a versamark pen to mark the middle of the middle-est part of my wrapper. I then cut the triangle legs up to that point. Does that make sense? It all depends on your candy bar!

Next, I punched the following:

A punch left: Pom Pom for hat peak with Boho Blossoms punch, but just the small flower. Middle top: Two petals from 5 petal flower punch. I lined the edge of my paper across the two petal tops to create the mustache. Top right: 1/4 Small Circle punch out of Blush Blossom for the nose. Bottom left: Half of Square Scallop Punch. Again, I put the paper so that it formed a straight line across the top of the corners. Really, this is one half scallop more than half. Bottom Middle: Key Tab Punch with a bit cut off. You just don't want it too long, but it can be any length. This is for the face bottom and is out of Whisper White. (see next picture for placement) Bottom Right: Medium Oval punch out of Blush Blossom for the face.

I layered the white key tab under the blush blossom oval. I learned to add the eye brads before I SNAILED it down (after I took this picture). Next, I added the beard. Then the mustache and the nose. I added the pompom to the top. For a bit extra, a strip plus 2 scallops of the square scallop punch for the fur went on the card hat.

Here's a final close up:

My final touch was to add dazzling diamonds to the mustache and the pom pom.



  1. Stinkin' Twinklin'!!! I love Santa's face and I bet the whole ensemble was so much fun to make! Thanks for the tutorial! You rock out!

  2. Cute idea for the Santa...and good for you to resist the chocolate temptation! Jan SCS Blogger group 4

  3. love it! What a great project to do with children!

  4. You are a brave soul, no sugar no chocolate. Anyways the Santas are too cute. I am a sucker for anything that uses our punches.

    SCS SU Bloggers #4

  5. OMG, those are just too cute! TFS~~


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