Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Here Comes Santa!

This is the second of my special requests for LeAnn. Hope you like him LeAnn, I think he is my favorite so far.

To make him you will need,one Top Note die cut in blush blossom, and one in whisper white. just less than half a red Top Note die cut, the same for another white Top Note die cut, a bracket cut from the Top Note die (tutorial here), seven small white scallop die cuts from the Basket and Blooms XL Bigz die, one white scallop circle punch, one red small pennant die cut, two 1" white circle, two 3/4" black circles and one 1" blush blossom circle cut in half, half a round tab punch in blush blossom and a box made from blush blossom as from the Frankie tutorial.
Emboss all white pieces except eyeball circles, with a swirly embossing folder. Sponge all edges, except eyeball pieces, with chocolate chip ink.

using the large oval punch, punch out half an oval from the inside middle section of your half Top Note white piece. This will be his beard. and the oval will be his mouth.

Adhere to bottom half of Blush blossom Top Note die cut.

Then over that, attach bracket piece for mustache, be sure to leave a small opening for his mouth.

Attach nose to center of face and then sponge on some light pink of red, for rosy cheeks and nose.

Assemble and attach eyes as in Frankie tutorial.

To make the hat, I used my scallop border punch to narrow the width of the pennant die cut, going straight up the sides on both sides. Then using your fingers and thumb, gently curve the top over and to the left or right( but off center).

Attach to top of Blush Blossom die cut, just above the eyes.

With four of your smaller scallop circles, attach them to the edge of the hat.

Then attach a smaller scallop circle to the center of the larger scallop circle.

Attach to the top of the pennant die cut and to the part that is curved down over the face.

Add a dimensional to the back of the scallop circle.

Then adhere to Santa's face just above his eye.

Attach your partial red Top Note die cut to the top half of your white Top Note die cut. Attach remaining three small scallop circles to the lower edge of the red section.

Attach your front and back pieces to your box.

Then add some wire as in the Frankie tutorial.

And then there were two....

I have to say I was disappointed no one seemed to like Rudolph as much as my other characters. I think he is cute.

I have one more character to share and I think I will be done with them. I think!


Anonymous said...

They are sooo cute! I like Rudolph as much as Santa!

Unknown said...

Tammy I think I have to agree this is my fav so far you have done an excellent job on all of them though but Santa looks amazing. I wish we had the Big Shot and all the amazing dies etc with SU in Australia. I would have a go at making these for sure. Oh hang on I can I have this shape in my Cricut Storybook cartridge. . .yay!!!!! I'm set for sure lol.

Jules said...

AWESOME! Makes me wish I had the space, time, and money to do these characters. I think I am really loving Santa Claus the best at this point.

Keep up the incredible work Tammy!!!


Joani McDonald said...

Tammy ~ please, stop... I can't get anything done with you posting all these Ü

I am one who loves the rudolph - I just dont have the die for the antlers. Yet...

You are SO creative and I love the santa also. Thank you so much for sharing these awesome tutorials!

LeAnn said...

Girl you are GOOD! Thank you so much for posting. You have done pairs so far - you may need to try a pilgrim for your turkey??? Am I pushing it?? Just kidding! Are you tired of the boxes yet? Thanks again!


Diane Burns said...
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Diane Burns said...

I have loved all your characters so far, but I do like Santa so far the best! Thanks for all the great ideas!

Dawn B. said...

This is a wonderful tutorial. I love this santa. I have bookmarked it for later. Really great job. I have the die and ost of those punches. Very clever nose..Thanks for sharing.

Inking A Colorful Journey said...

You are wonderfully creative!! These have all been so fabulous! I too love Santa a ton! I think a pilgrim would be cute too. What about an elf?

Thank you so much for sharing these!

lifesabeach32940 said...

You are AMAZING!! Simply AMAZING!! I LOVE both your Santa and your Rudolph!! Please don't stop at one more!! I can't get enough of your creativity!! Your projects ROCK, and your tutorials are the BEST!!

Anonymous said...

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Have a nice day (Sorry for my bad english)
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Sharon Field / Inky A*Muse-ment said...

OH MY GOODNESS.. your Santa is perhaps the most Gorgeous Santa I have ever seen with the top note!!!! Your customers must be climbing over each other to get to your door, camps, workshops.. very creative and MUST CASE with credit!!! Just googled santa and "top note" and you popped up.. will be following along for fun!

Katzele said...

How fun is this one ! I love it, if I have time I'm going to do some for my nephews

Anonymous said...

I think Rudolph is very cute, and I would like to make him. What die cut did you use for his antlers?

Sharnee Torrents said...

Hello dear Tammy!
I went looking on the net for some cool boxes using the Top note and for Christmas and YOUR awesome site came up!!!
WOW oh WOW!!!! Thanks HEAPS for ALL the amazing info and tips and show and tell that you have here!!! My box was soo easy to make and all thanks to YOU!!!!
I love these guys and look forward to making more!!! thanks again for your super clever work!
SMiles SHarnee :)
p.s you can see what i did here...