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 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.

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