Santa’s Sleigh

The elves are getting ready — it's not time to load the sleigh yet but I think they are shining it up and getting ready to load it — what do you think?
 Elv SledFellow demonstrator Jackie Topa designed this fabulous sleigh.  She did such a good job that I had to use it for last month's Big Shot class featuring the French Fry die.  Isn't it just the cutest.  The ladies at class loved it and thought it was very easy to do.  Give it a try.

Olaf Tutorial

OlafIt's Olaf time — I said I would try to put together a tutorial for you.  It is a very simple picture tutorial but I hope you have as much fun making these as I did.

Photo 1
These are the pieces you need to create Olaf:
2 White – 1 3/4" Circle Punch (Body)
2 White — Extra Large Oval Punch (Head)
1 White — Large Oval Punch (part of head/cheeks)
2 White — 3/4" Circle Punch (feet)
1 White scrap — tooth
3 Black — 1/2" Circle Punch (coal)
1 Black — Large Oval Punch — cut in half (mouth)
2 Black — Owl Builder Punch (behind googly eyes)
1 Pumpkin Pie scrap — nose — I punch with a 1/2" circle punch and then punched a second time to get a small arch for his nose — draw lines on with a marker
3 Early Espresso scraps — hair and arms — I snipped free-hand for the shape of arms and hair

Photo 2
 Glue the tooth to the mouth, glue the mouth to one of the extra large ovals for the head, glue the head to one of the 1 3/4" circles for the body.
(the other extra large oval and circle will be used later)

Photo 3
Glue the arms and hair to the back of Olaf.
Photo 4
Now, adhere the extra large oval and circle over the arms and hair so the back of Olaf is nice and neat (everything is closed between the two layers).
Photo 5
Now finish Olaf by adhering the oval over the mouth for his cheeks.  Adhere googly eyes to the black circles and then adhere this just over the cheeks.  Draw on eyes with a black marker.  Adhere his nose.  Adhere one piece of coal to this part of his body (the other two pieces are adhered to the curvy keepsake box).

Cut out two pieces of White cardstock using the Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlit.  Adhere and fold up your box.  Adhere Olaf to the box and adhere the last two pieces of coal.  WOOHOO — you made Olaf too.  Everyone will love him — especially filled with a couple of treats — or tie on a string and use him as an ornament.


Peace & Joy

Peace & Joy — isn't that what we all wish for especially at this time of the year.  Peace & Joy
To make this card I just cut 3/4" strips of the Under the Tree designer paper to make candles.  I added the "flame" by punching Crushed Curry cardstock with the feather portion of the Bird Builder punch.  I punched out the leaves from Garden Green cardstock also using the Bird Builder punch.  Very quick & easy to make a bunch of this card.