I know I may be rushing the Holiday season a little and I hear some of you groaning that we just got finished with Halloween, haven't even had Thanksgiving....and here she is posting about Santa!!! Well the reason for this post is that I wanted to share a quick little tutorial on some "Santa's Magic Keys" that I made recently. I wanted to give you the time to be able to maybe make some for your little ones too!
I found the poem on http://santalettertemplates.com/2012/09/18/create-your-own-magic-santa-key/
There are other poems that you may want to explore on Pinterest
For this project you will need to have a Sizzix Big Shot Machine,
Sizzix Die: Key and Keyhole which I purchased from Amazon
A Tag Die or Cricut Cartridge with a Tag cut
Ribbon 10"piece of 1/2-1 inch wide ribbon; 9" piece of 1/4 - 3/8" wide ribbon for hanger
2"x12" piece of Printed Paper
2"x12" piece of medium weight chipboard (Can be purchased through JoAnn's)
Once you have cut your paper and chipboard to a 2" strip adhere the patterned paper to one side of chipboard. Make sure you cover the entire area with adhesive. Placing the die near the top of the strip of paper and chipboard run this through your Big Shot. Turn your paper over and place the opposite end near the top of the die and run through again. You should now have 2 keys - that is an oh duh moment huh? Using a strong adhesive, place the keys together with the chipboard sides facing each other. Your key is now made!
Attach the ribbon, bells and any other embellishments to the center of the key.
Cut out your tag at a 4 1/4" size, and using any computer program you wish, type up and print the poem to a size of a wallet photograph. Attach the poem to your tag, add your eyelet, and ribbon stringing it through the top of the key.
Now how easy was that! I was thinking these could really be embellished in so many ways!
I hope you understood this little tutorial...as always if you have any questions please feel free to ask!