Monday, August 8, 2011

Humbug! A Sweet Treat

Santa Called

Technique:  Papercraft

white card
"Santa Called" image from here
sentiment from here
tickets from here
large matchbox

snowflake embossing folder or plate
sizzix big shot
border punch

The theme this week at Winter Wonderland is white on white, only the image is allowed to be coloured.

I looked through the other cards entered into the challengee and was in awe, but as I was looking at these beautifully embossed and die cut creations I was thinking to myself that I couldn't make anything like that because I have so few dies and tools still.

So for this challenge I wanted to do something totally different, go back to grass roots and make something that was fun, clean and crisp, and easily duplicated for very little cost.  This is also equally suitable to give to kids and boys/men of all ages.

I have used an oversized matchbox as the base for my easel card, measured the sides and face of the box and multiplied that by two, and then measured the height of the box and cut a strip of paper to suit.  I ran this through my sizzix with a Fiskars snowflake plate, but Fiskars plates can also be used with a texturing tool which is only a few dollars, and it will give the same embossed effect.  Alternatively you can buy pre-embossed and textured papers in the scrapbooking section of most craft shops.

Santa Called

The easel card is made just like any other easel card, and I made sure that I attached the base of the card to the matchbox first, then glued the wrapper of the top of that, for a neat, seamless top. 

The ticket I made myself, with a combination of the blank ticket template I listed above and the sentiment, simply merging one of the top of the other so I had the sentiment I wanted.

I lined the inside of the box and the front panels of the drawer with the same snowflake pattern, in fact the whole box was made with about half a sheet of plain white card, very economical!  A little diamond set brad forms the knob on the drawer.

Santa Called

Inside I have placed hard boiled sweets that we call humbugs, perfect for those who go around during the holiday season exlaiming Bah!  Humbug!


  1. Such a gorgeous creation with oh so much depth, beautiful, thank you for sharing your lovely work with us at the Winter Wonderland this week.
    Hugs Kate xx
    PS I have new candy if you are interested

  2. what a great idea and design morgan, beautiful made.

    greetings karin

  3. This is so creative and I love your Santa image. Great job!

  4. Oh beautiful is this? That would make such a sweet gift....and I adore the way you coloured up my favourite man!!