Thursday, November 8, 2012

Simple Santa Card

I wanted to design a super simple Santa card that could be made with or for kids and was inexpensive to mass produce. This is what I came up with.

  • Begin with a black standard 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch card base. 
  • The red layer is 4 x 5 1/4 inches. 
  • The white fur is a 2 x 4 inch strip that has been scalloped on both long edges (I used the Stampin Up Scalloped Edge Border Punch). Secure fur piece to card as shown
  • The belt was made with an 8 1/2 x 1 1/4 inch strip of black faux leather specialty paper but plain black cardstock will work just fine
  • Cut 5 1/4 inches off  the black strip and use a 3/16 hole punch (or Crop A Dile) to make 2-3 holes in the right side of the belt as shown.  
  • Lay the belt across the card horizontally. 
  • Cut the remaining piece at 2 1/4 inches and round the ends using a 1/2 inch corner rounder (or Corner Chomper). 
  • The remaining piece should be trimmed to 1 x 1 inch. It will be used to create the belt buckle. 
  • Put dimensionals (foam tape) on the back of the 2 1/4 inch belt piece and secure over the left side of the belt (with the rounded end about 1/2 inch from the edge of the card)
  • Make the belt buckle by punching silver metalic paper (or brushed silver paper) with the Stampin Up Curly Label Punch - layer over center of belt (use a dimensional only on the right side of the belt)
  • Place the 1 x 1 inch black square in the center of the silver piece. 
  • Decorate inside as desired. 
Hope you give this fun little card a try. It's sure to make any little or a big kid smile!

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