Thursday, October 8, 2015

Make a Santa Pencil Topper: Lil' Inker Release Day 2

Hello again and welcome to Day 2 of the Lil' Inker Designs Release!  All of the products being shown today are currently available in the Lil' Inker Designs store!  If you are following along in the blog hop you should have come from my friend Amy's fabulous blog! There are three $15 gift certificates to the LID store up for grabs, so the more blogs you comment on, the better your chances are of winning! 

With Christmas on the horizon, many kids, teachers, grandparents, etc are looking for fun, inexpensive, little gifts to give to the special little people in their lives.  I think I've come up with a fun and easy idea that makes a pretty cute little gift!  It's a Make Your Own Santa Pencil Topper using the dies from the new Make a Santa Die & Stamp Set bundle (which also coordinates with the Triangle Treat Holder Die)!

Jen Carter Santa Pencil Kit Duo 1 wm

Here's what one of the kits looks like and one of the finished product.  Isn't that so cute?  My daughter can't wait to make one!  She keeps begging me and I tell her she has to wait until I'm done with this post! LOL!

Below are a few more closeup shots of the Make a Santa pencil toppers.

Jen Carter Santa Pencil Kit Finished 1 wm

Jen Carter Santa Pencil Kit Finished Closeup 1 wm

I found these pencils in the Dollar Spot at Target.  After Halloween you should be able to find a variety of pencils very cheaply in lots of Christmas colors!  

For the pink face of the Santa I cut the smallest die from the Stitched Mats: Ovals die set.  You could also cut one of the hat brims in pink for the face.

Jen Carter Santa Pencil Kit Finished Back

I used hot glue to adhere my pieces but you could have the kids use fabric glue (mine was all dried up). :)  I cut two of the beards for each kit so that they could be glued together to hold the Santa on the pencil a little better.

Jen Carter Santa Pencil Kit 66

For the bag topper I used one of the previously released Stitched Mats: Dual Stitched Square dies (folded in half) and then embossed the image from the also previously released but still trendy Big Christmas stamp set.


In the kit I included:
Cut from the Make a Santa Die Set:  
1 white felt mustache
2 white felt beards
1 white felt hat trim
1 red felt hat
1 white felt ball for top of hat (or white medium sized pom pom like I used above)

Other items in the kit:
1 pencil 
1 bag for the pencil (1x8)
1 small bag for the other kit contents
2 small black enamel dots
1 medium pink enamel dot
1 pink felt face* 
*(either the hat brim from the Make a Santa die set or 
the smallest oval from the Stitched Mats: Ovals die set)

And, if you don't feel like die cutting all of the kits, pay a child to do it for you.  
My kids enjoy helping me die cut!

I have one more thing to share today and that is a card using another new, fun & trendy stamp set.

Jen Carter Oh Deer Peace 1 wm

I know many of you will fall in love with this cute deer from the new Oh Deer Christmas stamp set!  I stamped her on kraft paper and used my watercolor pencils with an aqua pen to color her.  I stamped the white snowflakes, also from the Oh Deer Christmas stamp set in white pigment ink.  I also added the red berries from the stamp set as well.

Jen Carter Oh Deer Peace Closeup 1

The deer was stamped on one of the Wonky Squares dies and attached to gray cardstock that was die cut using the Cover Up Die: Stitched Woodgrain.  The deer & the woodgrain die just seemed to pair so perfectly together.  I finished the card off by tying a silk bow on the side.




There's plenty more inspiration to see using the new products today!  Your next stop on the hop is over to Heather's blog!  To see ALL of the new release items & to shop now, click here to visit the Lil' Inker Designs store!

I'm also entering my Oh, Deer card in the SSS Wednesday Challenge: CAS Christmas.

Santa Pencil Topper
Stamps: Lil' Inker Designs Big Christmas
Dies: Lil' Inker Designs Make a Santa Die & Stamp Set bundle Big ChristmasStitched Mats: Dual Stitched SquaresStitched Mats: Ovals
Other: Felt, Enamel Dots black & pink, White Pom Pom

Oh Deer Card

Stamps: Lil' Inker Designs Oh Deer Christmas
Dies: Cover Up Die: Stitched WoodgrainWonky Squares
Coloring Medium: Watercolor pencils & aqua pen
Other: Silk Ribbon
Carstock: PTI Kraft, SSS Gray


Sarah said...

Get outta town, Jen! That pencil topper is seriously cute and clever!

TracyM #6773 said...

FUN & FABULOUS pencil topper and DELIGHTFUL card Jen!!!
What a COOL kit :)
LOVE your card too, the colours & layers are GORGEOUS and your colouring SO BEAUTIFUL - LOVE IT ALL!!!
THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION and CRAFTY TEMPTATION ... I confess, I didn't realise just how much I NEEDED a deer in my stash until today!!!

CraftyPaws said...

OMGEE adorbs! That pencil topper is so cute and what a great idea for a little gift to give a little kit! Super cute! TFS and inspiring, Kristina

Kristie Goulet said...

That Santa topper is the bomb! So cute!!!

Shirley A. said...

Now I want the pencil topper. Yours is adorable!

Chrissy Larson said...

Jen, Jen, have outdone yourself with these pencil toppers! WOW! I want to make a million of them now even though I have no one to give them to. Ha ha! AMAZING!

Mary Holshouser said...

I love anything with Santa. I'll be getting this die and using it a lot.
thanks for sharing some great ideas.

Von Marie said...

Oh my that pencil topper is the cutest!!! Oh deer card is beautiful I had to purchase that set yesterday!!

Alyssa S said...

These are fabulous, Jen! I love that pencil topper!! So cute! Great idea for Halloween with the ghosts too!

Nana Griffin said...

Love the pencil topper and the card!

cghundley said...

Your card is so pretty,
but the pencil Santa is
so fun! Love the pink
Carla from Utah

D.Ann C said...

Fun projects! Love the coloring on kraft!

LisaH said...

Oh my gosh! Seriously, I was on the fence with this Santa die because I wasn't sure how I would use it. You knocked it out of the park Jen!! Love!!!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Oh I love the Santa on a pencil!!!

Unknown said...

I hope you don't mind if I scrap lift the Santa pencil topper idea for my grandsons class holiday party. Simple and inexpensive ideas are hard to find! You do incredible work!

Celeste Goff said...

Love, love, love those adorable pencil toppers (would make a great stocking stuffer) and your card is beyond gorgeous!

barbara macaskill said...

Your Santa Topper is fabuliscious!! I know quiet a few kiddos who would love to receive one of these!! Such an awesome way to make pencils a great gift!!
I adore your Oh Deer card!! That is my absolute favorite set in this release!! LOVELOVELOVE!! TFS!

Amy C. said...

What a cute pencil topper idea! Your deer card is beautiful.

Helen Gullett said...

Such a fun putting together that santa pencil tag!!! Love the woodgrain stitche background on the deer card, perfect!

Lisa Petrella said...

Your Santa pencil topper is so super clever!!! And I am in love with that Oh Deer stamp set! Love it!

Sue D said...

Great card and love the adorable Santa pencil topper.

Laura Pryor said...

Jen, oh my goodness!!!!! The Santa Pencil Topper and kit are seriously brilliant to the point that I'd like to make sure that I can find time to make these for the kids in Keith's class as a Christmas project. WOW!!! You always ALWAYS think outside the box and you never cease to amaze me. Thank you so much! Your Deer card is as equally pretty as well. Well done!

Bev Karolak said...

What a fun project! Love the Santa topper. :)

Heather said...

A fabulous project and beautiful Christmas card. I love the Santa pencil - a lovely executed. Your deer is gorgeous, beautifully colour with a rabulous design and background!!

Heather xx
Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

Sarah Oswald said...

I Love the pencil topper my nephews would love putting these together

Gayatri said...

WOW! Your pencil decor is adorable! Love that Santa, Jen! And that image on your card is Fab! The colours of you card with that reindeer image is very stylish and chic. Gorgeous CAS Christmas card. Love it. Thanks for playing along Simon Says Stamp CAS Christmas challenge :)

Unknown said...

That Santa pencil topper is the cutest thing ever!

Lori said...

OMGosh I love your Santa straw, how stinkin cute!!!!

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