Whew! We made it! Today is the last day of my December 2011 blog series featuring the Simply Scored board. I hope you all come away with a lot of ideas for using your brand new toy, or at least found some fun sneak peeks and inspiration for embellishing along the way.
I had an entirely different project planned for today, but I have not been feeling well at all lately and definitely am not mentally up to a multi-step, highly involved photo tutorial today. So, I prepped this little guy and I know you'll get a lot of good out of it this Christmas--probably more than the big detailed project I was planning, anyway, right? We'll save the big project for another day when I am feeling more capable!
It does hold a dozen cookies, so this is a nice big pouch, unlike other door hangers you may have seen out there. To begin, you'll need a 5x12 piece of textured or smooth cardstock, and a 7x9 piece; your Simply Scored, Sticky Strip, and punches and the Big Shot as described below, if you want to make my punch art Santa Claus.
You can get one door hanger from a sheet of 12x12. TIP: use good quality cardstock, not the cheapo stuff, because once you fill that pouch, you don't want the hanger to rip and destroy all your hard work!
The 5x12 piece gets no scores... just die-cut a circle out of one end. This is for the doorknob, and I used the 3-inch circle die (item #122125) and my Big Shot. If you don't have that die, you can use your Coluzzle or Circle Scissors Plus to get a large enough hole. I tried the 2.5 inch circle punch but it wasn't quite big enough for more doorknobs.
That pocket just gets Sticky Stripped at the bottom first, and then along the sides, and stuck to the long 5x12 piece. Decorate as you wish. Mine is made from Lucky Limeade textured cardstock and decorated with the Tasteful Trims die for the Big Shot, with the addition of the handy-dandy Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets to the back, to make adhering it ridiculously easy and SO not messy!
That's really all there is to the door hanger itself. The Santa is easily made by cutting a Scallop Circle die in a little less than half and attaching it to a rectangle of Pink Pirouette. His hat is free-handed (sorry) and decorated with Mica Flakes (Holiday Mini Catalog, Item #124115). The nose is the small oval punch, and the mustache is the FIVE PETAL FLOWER PUNCH WHICH IS ON SALE FOR DIRT CHEAP WHILE SUPPLIES LAST ON THE CLEARANCE RACK!! Seriously, they just threw all the old-style whale-tail punches on the Clearance Rack at a steep discount, and you can get all the punches I used on Mr. Santa here for really cheap if you hurry--www.lyssa.stampinup.net
Other punches used--and yes, all currently still available on the Clearance Rack and on sale in the old style--are the 3/4 inch circle punch (eyes), the Boho Blossoms punch (pom-pom on hat), and the Scallop Border punch (hat brim). If you are a punch art fan, or a scrapbooker, go check it out! Ask for your Christmas or birthday money early if you have to--this sale is worth it!
Ok! All good things must come to an end. Thank you for joining me for "A Simply Scored Christmas." You can find the 15 photo tutorials in this series and many more through the link on my sidebar, or look for a specific one by keyword using the search feature. All of my tutorials are free, so do the papercrafting world a favor and pay it forward by sharing what YOU love, too, ok?