Santa's Peppermint Bark

I'm really excited to share today's project. It was fun to make and turned out so much cuter than I expected. I started with a mug from IKEA. Next, I cut the snowflakes, using a Sizzix sizzlit snowflake set and the Sizzix Big Shot, out of red vinyl purchased at a craft store. These were adhered directly to the mug.

Here is a close-up of the vinyl snowflakes. You simply peel away the backing and adhere them directly to your project. Really easy and a definite WOW factor.  The mug holds the ingredients for Peppermint Bark in a cello bag. The recipe and directions for the Peppermint Bark can be found here.

Isn't the tag adorable? I wish I could claim fame to the idea. The original idea came from Dawn Olchefske. Then I saw my cousin had altered Dawn's idea to make it larger. Go here for Erin's larger santa. For my version, shown below, I cut the Sizzix Top Note Die from Whisper White (after printing the instructions onto it) and Real Red card stock. I trimmed the Whisper White along the perforated edge and adhered it to the Real Red card stock (this is the back of the tag).

For the santa image (the front of the tag) I started by running my Bigz Scallop #2 die through my Big Shot (I used the larger of the two scallops on the die). Next I embossed it, as well as a rectangle to be used for his hat brim and 3/4" circle for the pompom, on my Cuttlebug machine. I cut off 6 scallops from the large scallop circle and flipped them over to make Santa's mustache. I used my 3/4" circle punch (nose) and cut a circle (face) with my Circle Scissor Plus from a piece of Blush Blossom card stock. These were sponged with Regal Rose Ink using Sponge Daubers. All pieces were adhered with SNAIL Adhesive except the nose. I adhered this with Stampin' Dimensionals to offset the height of being placed on the beard and mustache. The hat is made from a square cut in half diagonally and offset on his head. The final step was applying the eyes which were punched using the 3/16" circle of the Crop-A-Dile from Basic Black card stock. (HINT: I would recommend doing a "rough draft" first, until you get everything just the size you want it, then mass producing it is a snap.) Have fun-this little guy is definitely worth it:)

Perfect Paper: Real Red {102482}, Whisper White {100730}, Blush Blossom {103318}, Basic Black {102851}
Incredible Inks: Regal Rose {105211}
Timeless Tools: Paper Cutter {104152}, Sizzix Big Shot Die-Cut Machine {113439}, Top Note Stampin' Up! Bigz Die {113463}, Scallop Circle #2 Bigz Die {113469}, Circle Scissor Plus {112530}, 3/4" Circle Punch {107217}, Sponge Daubers {102892}, Crop-A-Dile {108362}, SNAIL Adhesive {104332}

1 comment:

sara said...

Shannon -

I can't get enough of your cute little blog!

I hope that this doesn't sound stupid, but I can't wrap my brain around the vinyl used for these projects... when I think of them, I think of the wall decals that aren't meant to be permanent, but that wouldn't make sense for a mug or cup... so can you school me a bit?!

I'm so excited to have found your blog. While I can't seem to find the time (or maybe the guts) to do creative projects much anymore (and can't really use my kids as an excuse since YOU obviously do it!), I long for the day when that bit of the old me comes back... and hopefully it will! Until then, I am busily bookmarking project after project from you. So inspiring!