Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Santa's Tool Box

I can't believe that Christmas is only eight days away!  For my project today I used the JGW Tools Rule Set.  I needed some stocking stuffers for my boys.  I love the way this Tool Box turned out.  I enlarged the front panel so I could add Santa's with a Stencil font.

3d paper Santa's tool box

I cut the tool box out at the size it imports at.  It is about 4.5 inches tall and 5.5 inches wide.

paper power drill and wrench made with bright Christmas paper

The tools I shrunk to 4.5 inches long.  They are the perfect size for the little candy canes.  You could even put a chap stick in the wrench and a small chocolate Santa in the power drill.  These will fit perfectly a stocking.  I love the small size.  This  is a quick and easy project that you can complete in a day.

Scene of a stuffed Santa sitting by the tree with his tool box and tools

I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas.  I would love to see what you have been working on for the Holiday season!  Until next year.  Happy Crafting.

Do what inspires you,

Cyndy G

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Sitting Santa

I have to admit I love everything Christmas!  I am one of those people who can hardly wait for Thanksgiving weekend so I can decorate and start playing Christmas carols.  For my post today I am sharing my Sitting Santa.  I made him using the following kits:

JGW Sam the Scarecrow  -  Cut all scarecrow pieces to size (except face)
Winter Fun Photo Props  -  Santa
Cozy Christmas Captions  -  Believe

I love the way he turned out!  My mom thought he was made of wood.

I used the body pieces of the scarecrow ledge sitter and the only thing I changed was the size of the gloves.  I sized mine to 3.360 x 4.144  (make sure to uncheck the keep proportions box.).  I wanted mine to be a little smaller.

paper "wooden block" Santa sitting by the Christmas tree

Fur around pants - Winter Photo Props/Santa

For his face and hat I used the Winter Photo Props - Santa file.

Close up of Santa's face showing a cheery smile and big eyes

TIP - for the back of the Santa make sure you flip the hat and hat fur pieces before you cut them so they are a mirror image of the ones on the front, especially if you use a patterned paper.

wood block Santa

I decided he needed a belt and I used basic shapes to make one. 
 I used the rectangle and the square frame.

Close of sign Santa is holding that says Believe

As a finishing touch I used the Believe caption from Cozy Christmas Captions.  
I sized the width to 9.021 (keep proportions) and used some cute clothes pins 
I found at Michaels in their dollar bin.

paper "wooden block" Santa sitting by the Christmas tree

I would love to see your version of the sitting Santa!

Merry Christmas,
Cyndy G