Monday, December 19, 2011

TGF 3rd Annual Blog Hop- Interactive Santa & Sleigh

I am participating in the TGF 3rd Annual Blog Hop.  It is exciting, there are 65 entries and i hope i get to meet some new hoppers! 
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TGF is giving away two Grand Prizes that they will draw for the participant's creations, a random hopper will ALSO win the ENTIRE upcoming January Release!   It is so AWESOME.

We were to chose from 2 themes, Holiday or Non-Holiday.  
I've chosen Holiday, and my creation is called an "Interactive Santa & Sleigh" card and is below:


To see the next blog hopper go here or back to the TGF blog here.
If you are a more of a visual crafter like me you can see my youtube video at my channel here.
What i did:
1. used my Scal2 program to cut out the card base by bringing it into the program and selecting "outline" and welding a left side to a right side.
2. stamped, enlarged the sleigh from the "Clear Christmas Stamp Set" to fit the card base and flipped it in PhotoShop so the card would open right to left . 
3. also stamped the Santa from Christmas Sweeties.  Colored both images in and used some sparkle pens to high light areas. 

4. Cut out both stamped/printed images. I allowed a white space around the sleigh because of the details and cut right on the line for Santa.

5. Cut a piece of Baker's twine and attach it in between the sleigh and the front of the card. 

6. Sew down the sleigh to make a pocket for Santa to sit in by stitching just inside the sleigh on the presents, make sure you have stitched the baker's twine into the seam.

7. Attach the other end of the Baker's Twine to the back of Santa's hat and attach the Santa to a piece of black paper and cut a shadow around him.

8.  Ta DA..you have an interactive Santa that sits in his Sleigh that anyone would love...especially the kids!  (You could also tuck in a gift card or cash behind Santa.)

This card and other cards are available at my Etsy shop here.

Challenges:
Bunny Zoe's Crafts challenge- Fancy folds/shaped cards
Crafty Boots challenge- Christmas

59 comments:

  1. Absolutely adorable project, Bonnie! The bakers twine is perfect to achieve that effect, too! So glad you hopped w/ TGF today- wonderful work!

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  2. very cute project. TKS for sharing
    marial302003@yahoo.com

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  3. Ooooo, Bonnie, what a fantastic idea to use the Santa Ian with the clearmount Christmas sleigh!!! It is just too cute!

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  4. what a great idea putting the two images together-great job!

    sarabeth

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  5. So cute, what a wonderful idea! Love that sleigh! Great work! Merry Christmas! :)
    Nat

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  6. What a wonderful Sleigh, love the fact it's interactive too, very neat idea.
    Hugs
    Suzi
    xxx

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  7. ahhh, that's so adorable! love that santa pops out of his sleigh! happy holidays!

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  8. SO cute! I love how you created this, so fun! Happy Holidays :)

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  9. Happy holidays!!!
    Love the sleigh...
    gk
    pkanchana8@hotmail.com

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  10. AWE very cute! Happy Holidays! Heidi

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  11. Love it! What an awesome idea!

    Jamie
    http://jamiek711designs.blogspot.com/

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  12. Wonderful idea, TFS! Hugs, Jas

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  13. Well that is just too CUTE! What a fun project.

    Smiles!
    Gwen

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  14. This is adorable! What a neat idea. Love the festive colours you've used and the black background!

    Thanks for sharing. xo

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  15. Very cute!! What a creative idea!! Love it!

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  16. Bonnie you did a wonderful job with the electronic cutter, and the interactive sleight is awesome!!! Love it.
    Happy holidays!

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  17. Love that he comes out of the sleigh to hang on your tree :) Such a fun idea!

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  18. Too adorable project. Love that sleigh.

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  19. this is sooo cute ! thanks for posting the how-to ;-)

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  20. What a great project! Just darling and perfect for small hands!

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  21. Oh your interactive creation is so adorable!

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  22. Such a cute and wonderful project and thanks for the instructions on how to create it! I hope you have a very Merry Christmas :-)

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  23. Soo cute.. You did an amazing job with the..

    Hugs

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  24. Totally adorable image and concept. You've really out done yourself with this delight card. LUV it!!

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  25. Love how you use a programme to do the cut, you are so impressive with technology!!!
    Trish

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  26. What a cute card Bonnie! I love how interactive it is...definately my kind of card!
    Hugs and Happy Holidays!
    :Dx
    Denice

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  27. Hi Bonnie. This is just adorable! I love how you have made it interactive.... Such an adorable idea. Any of course your sleigh just rocks my friend. :O) Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog. Yes, I did the Liquid Applique and then heat set it. It came out exactly like I envisioned it. Hugs, Lisa G

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  28. How cute to make the boy come out of the sleigh!

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  29. Ooo I love interactive pieces!! Awesome job!!! :)

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  30. Such a cute little project! LOVE it!
    Sammi
    xxx

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  31. Wow! What a fun project! So cute too!

    You asked about the template for my project. Unfortunately I don't have one, I decorated a ready made tent shaped blank match box.

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  32. sooo cute! Adorable sleigh and how Santa fits in it!! ;)

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  33. Very cute interactive card Bonnie. My kids would love it too. TFS.

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  34. that is so so so CUTE!!! oh my that just put a bigger smile on my face!

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  35. Adorable idea! thanks for sharing!

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  36. Sooo cute! Love it! Rachael :) xx

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  37. this is so cool!!! What a unique card. Thanks for always leaving me such beautiful comments on my blog and TGF's blog. *hug*

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  38. Very cute card, tfs

    Kim (kim.scrapper@yahoo.ca)

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  39. Hi Bonnie!!
    My goodness, I've missed seeing all of your creations in the gallery! I'm always blown away by your wonderful creativity. This is so cute and so fun!
    Have a Merry Christmas my friend!
    ;)

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  40. Awesome! Cards with moving parts are a challenge for me, but you obviously have the gift! This is adorable.
    Hope you have a blessed Christmas.

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  41. Bonnie this is just adorable! I love the sled and Santa Ian together - brilliant! :) Thank you for your wonderful comments on my blog, it truly made my day.

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  42. Love the little pocket Santa, so adorable :)

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  43. I love your interactive Santa and sleigh, great fun.

    All of the excitement of the past week or so has put me well behind, sorry. I hope your Christmas was as good as mine and I would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your family a very happy New Year.

    Thank you for entering this Crafty Boots challenge.

    Dionne

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  44. fantastic project Bonnie, I love it and its such a brilliant idea...thanks for joining in with our Bunny Zoe' Crafts monthly challenge
    Mina xxx

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