If you are a certain age, you will have fond memories of the Rudolph stop animation series made in the 60’s. I chose this card to make because the Santa reminds me so much of that Santa. Isn’t he just the cutest?!
The file I used for this project is from the Lori Whitlock Store. You can find the link at the bottom of this post. It’s a very easy card to construct. The most time consuming part was laying out and cutting all the different colors of cards. That’s pretty normal for most paper piecing projects.
After cutting everything, I started to put the card together. The biggest single piece includes the middle section you see here and the tree section to the left. The right section is attached to the middle piece using a glue tab. I chose to use Pop Tone Red Hot for these pieces. The sky is Pop Tone Sno Cone. The snow is Silk Glitter Opulent Opal cardstock. The trees are cut with Pop Tone Hot Fudge and Discount Cardstock in Bonsai Green. All the pieces you see below are glued into place.
Fold the left flap over and apply the large tree and additional glitter cardstock. Make sure that you don’t block the slot cut in the red cardstock. The opening in the glitter piece should line up with the hole in the red cardstock. I also applied the North Pole sign and the glitter snowflakes at this time.
The next photo shows all the many pieces to put together for the Santa and his present. You see again the North Pole sign. I used the pen feature in my machine to write North Pole before cutting it out. To get the black boots and mittens, another red santa is layered over a black one cut out of Pop Tone Black Licorice. Then both layers are applied to the card base. For the presents I used Pop Tone Red Hot, Spearmint, Limeade and Cotton Candy. Santa’s Face was cut from Pop Tone Pink Lemonade. I cut 2mm white craft foam for Santa’s beard and suit trims. If you don’t have foam or your machine won’t cut it, I recommend Pop Tone Whipped Cream. It’s a great bright white cardstock.
Below is the card as it would be for mailing. The tabs are not inserted and the card is flat.
The next photo shows it with both the inside and the outside flaps inserted in to the slots. It creates a layered 3D scene.
I will also point out that I used Distress Ink in Vintage Photo to add some additional dimension to the presents and the edges of the green trees.
This card is fun to make and piece together. I highly recommend the file and the adorable card it makes! You can find the file here: Lori Whitlock Flexi Santa & North Pole.
Here’s one last look at the adorable Santa on this card. There’s so much red in it, it tints the whites a bit pink in the photo but believe me when I say the whites are nice and bright and a great contrast to the beautiful red cardstock.
Thanks so much for stopping by today. It’s red and green month for us so you will find those colors on sale the rest of this month. Check out the store for all your holiday cardstock needs!
I’ll be back in December so I’ll take this time to wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy your time with family and friends!