Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Santa's Key

If you know a child that worries Santa won't make it to their house because they have no chimney, then this is the perfect gift for them.  Santa's Magic Key is a cute poem that goes like this:
You have no chimney
And do fear
Santa may not visit this year.
But there's a legend
We hope it's true
Of magic only Santa can do.
If you leave out
this special key
and whisper "Santa, I believe..."
His magic
will make the key fit right
and Santa will visit you
Christmas Eve  night!
This is not my original poem, and I have read several versions that are similar, and this is the one I liked best.  I thought the best way to display it was to first print it out using my computer and then cutting it with the Top Note Bigz Die.  I trimmed this layer down, so it would fit over another Real Red Top Note Die that I cut.  I stamped the small Santa in the corner, and attached my key.  To keep the key in place I put a glue dot in the front, and after I wrapped my silver cord around the back I secured it with a piece of scotch tape, and then to hide the tape, I cut a small piece of Real Red cardstock to cover it.  To package it, I placed it in a 4" x 6" Cellophane Bag, added some Real Red cardstock and Be of Good Cheer Designer Series Paper for the bag topper, and labeled it Santa's Key.
When I am making small items like this, I always try to find a cute way to package them.  I think if I just left it by itself, and didn't put it in the bag it wouldn't look as special.  Now, I can give them out myself as little presents, or have them on display at my craft fairs.   
The following were used:
Cardstock:  Whisper White #100730,  Real Red #102482
Designer Series Paper: Be of Good Cheer #126896
Stamp Set:  Jolly Bingo Bits #120857 wood or #121187 clear
Ink:  Real Red #126949
Tools:  Big Shot #113439, Top Note Bigz Die #113463
Punch:  Scallop Oval #119856
Packaging:  4" x 6" Cellophane Bags #102757

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