Dec 23 2011

HO HO HO coaster sign

You might remember the post about the HO3 signs I made for my husband's direct reports.  You can see it HERE.  I had a ton of the smaller Ho's left, so I made up this little display sign using three of them.  I still have TONS more to use up.  I think these will be gifts for next year when I have more time to make them!



I used four 4×4 regular sized square coasters and covered three of them with retired Stampin' Up! designer paper on both sides.  I adhered the paper to the coasters with Tombow Multipurpose Glue (green bottle).  I rounded the corners with the Corner Rounder Punch.  The fourth one I covered with Real Red cardstock, then made my Santa face by using Whisper White for his hat, mustache and beard, Blushing Bride for the face and nose and Basic Black for his eyes.  The mustache is two bird body punches.  I ran thru the mustache and beard thru the Big Shot with the Elegant Lines Impressions Folder, too, for some texture.  The nose and mouth are the Small Oval punch.  The holly and berry is Old Olive cardstock and Red Glimmer paper cut with the Stocking Accents Die and textured with the Square Lattice Impressions Folder.  I used a little Blushing Bride Ink on his cheeks to make them rosy and the White Gel Pen on his eyes and nose for highlights.


I punched holes with the Crop A Dile on the sides and thread thru retired Red Taffeta Ribbon thru and tied them together.  Finally I added the Silver Glimmer Ho Ho Ho letters with Stampin' Dimensionals and Tombow Multipurpose Glue.


I love my Santa and it is such a cute display!  Hope you like it, too!  Well…I'm on the countdown to finishing up everything.  Still have some wrapping to do and finish making some tags.  Then a few things to bake.  I'm sure it will all get done…lol!


Merry Christmas!

3 People have left comments on this post

Dec 23, 2011 - 09:12:30
Joan Jeffery said:

I have a whole whack of these coasters that I haven't done anything with yet.  What a wonderful idea- you're always so inspirational!  I just might try to create one of these tomorrow – if for no other reason than to keep it in mind for next year!  Have a Merry Christmas!

Dec 24, 2011 - 12:12:22
anne marie said:

Connie,  That santa is so super cute ..  and I have that bird punch ,dont use it much ..So  I  want to drag it out ..I  need a step by step instruction ..Do you have a tutorial on that ?Or does any body ? Help me  please..                     Merry Christmas ..and Happiest of New Year     Hugs   Anne

Dec 25, 2011 - 10:12:51

Connie – your project is fantastic.  I absolutely love everything that you create. On Stampin' Connection, I can tell that a card is one of yours at first glance.  Thanks for sharing all of your lovely creations.  Merry Christmas from Minnesota.