Saturday, November 23, 2013

Not Just Pinning but DOING...

I am challenging myself to actually make some of the things that I'm pinning on Pinterest.  Here's the link to the project I'm working on...Santa.   And here's a photo...


 Now here's mine:

She attached her Santas to a bag, but I'm making little Snack Packs and will put these on a topper.  Of course I haven't taken a picture of those yet, but I will and post soon.

The Santa is made entirely using the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge available through CTMH.  She gives instructions on how to make it but I'll include the shapes and sizes:

White Cardstock:
1 1/2" Button 16 Decorative Layer
2 1/2" Button 46 Layer Shift
2 1/2" Button 38 Layer Shift
3 1/2" Button 17 Shape7 (regular button)
1" Button 1 Circle1 (regular button)

Red Cardstock:
2 1/2" Button 8 Shape11 (regular button)

Skin Tone Cardstock:
1 1/2" Button 12 Oval2 (regular button)

I cut my "doily" in half instead of folding and I used a 1/4" hole punch for the nose instead of an oval but otherwise just follow the directions.  Really, once you cut out the pieces, it's easy to figure out how to put it together.

Pretty cute, huh?  It always amazes me when people think outside the box (or in this case, shape).  I would never think to use certain pieces and create this.

BTW, for those of you wondering what a Snack Pack is.  I plan on placing a microwave popcorn, cocoa packet, some candy and marshmallows in a 4x6 cellophane bag and put a topper on it.  I made these Santas and also some NFL logo inspired shapes to put on different toppers.  I'm working on putting these together today so I'll come back and post soon.



  1. What a cute idea! I love that you are doing what you have pinned. I love pinning, but not so good at doing!

  2. Darn it! I don't have that cartridge. This is super cute Dorlene!!!!!!

  3. This is so awesome!! I love the Santa!! He looks fabulous!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  4. Oh, Dorlene, these are just too precious! Great job and I know that those who receive them will love them.

  5. These are so cute. I want to see the finished product. Love your nugget tins also!


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