Thursday, November 3, 2011

letters to santa

i remember as a kid writing loooong lists to santa well before december with all the presents i would love to recieve plus all the good things i had done to deserve them.
i get my own kids to do it now too
and they often get a reply back from him which they enjoy

stampin up have a new paper range called letters to santa which has some great graphics on it plus some matching plain patterned paper too. 
they also have matching accents (thick stickers really) that are really cool 
and make making stuff quick and easy.
over at the creative crew this month we are trying to get you to make an easel card using the colours from this set or even this set.
here is my idea.
 used a combination of letters to santa paper plus accents.
santa and words are cut out of the dsp.
frame is from the accents and i have just cut around card stock to give it extra layers.
added some ruffled ribbon and some bakers twine
 on its side so you can see how it is made
 some stampin up ribbon attached to a safety pin plus a charm
 a bit of bling on the accents and a button with some twine
 santa has some crystal effects to give him some lift
inside of card with room for a sort note

making an easel card is easy.
there are plenty of instructions and tutorials over the net for them.
the way i make them is to get a piece of A4 card. 
cut down the middle portrait way up to get 2 pieces of card.(approx 30cm x 11cm)
fold the card in the middle.
then fold one half at approx 5cms 
and then the other side.
fold it so it looks like a w
take 1 half of your w and stick them to each other so you are left with a T shape
and you have a simple shape easel card with a lot less cutting and measuring :>

hope you have fun making these

cheers ears

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