I can’t believe that Christmas is so close!  I actually didn’t realize it, until Kate came in today and was talking about the Christmas Eve Menu.  When I told her I really hadn’t thought much about it, she informed me as only Kate can . . . Well mom, it’s next week!  What are you waiting for?  Hmmmmm, couldn’t answer that one except that I thought I had one more week . . . . and guess what?  I don’t!

So anyway, Kate came delivering a spiral sliced ham that she received at work this week . . . along with various other items.  WOO HOO at the least ham is here!  While she was here, we decided to head up to Kohl’s and do some Christmas shopping.  Actually I went up to look for a certain skillet and when I didn’t find it, I ended up getting the guys in the family their presents.

Of course, it also dawned on me today that since I only have one week (and not the two I thought), that I NEED to get some presents made.  So starting tomorrow, I will be switching into mega-stamping present mode.  In the meantime, I’ve had one other idea running through my head that I just had to get made.  After I posted this star santa, I received in the mail the Stars 5 Nestabilities from Spellbinders.   So this evening I just had to try making my own Star Santa ornament.

Star Santa Ornament WM

The very first Christmas set I ever purchased from Stampin’ Up! was Star Santa.  Yes, I still have it and will never part with it.  But I just knew when I saw the Stars 5, that the Star Santa would definitely work.  The ornament is made with the 3 largest dies in the Stars 5 set.  I cut two pieces of thin chipboard with the largest star die and painted them both with gold acrylic paint.  I taped the ribbon to the backside of one of the stars, and then glued them together using Ranger Glossy Accents.  This gave me the hanger that I needed for the tree, as well as making a sturdier ornament.  I colored Santa with Copic Markers, die cut the image out, and then started working on his suit.

SB Star Santa Ornament Closeup

I don’t know if you can tell from the above picture, but his beard and fur on his suit were painted with Tulip White Puffy Dimensional Fabric Paint.  I sprinkled glitter on the fur while the paint was still wet, and then heated all of it with my heat gun.  I knew I had some jingle bells somewhere in my stash, and after a 30 minute search I found them in the top of the closet.  Luckily these two were already attached to the gold ribbon so I grabbed them out and tied them into the bow.

  • Stamps: Star Santa from Stampin’ Up!
  • Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White; SU Kraft; Fancy Pants Happy Holiday; Thin Chipboard
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Ranger Vintage Photo Distress
  • Accessories: Spellbinders Stars 5 Nestabilities; Copic and Gold Spica Markers; Ranger Glossy Accents and Gold Acrylic Paint Dabber; Tulip White Puffy Dimensional Fabric Paint; Sulyn Crystal and Diamond Dust Art Glitter; Venture Foam Tape; Tsukineko Sponge Dauber; Ribbon; Jingle Bells

Hope ya’ll had a great day today and you’re not like me thinking that you have more than a week left for the holiday prep!  Duh . . . just slap me upside the head!

  • Stamps: Star Santa from Stampin’ Up!
  • Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White; SU Kraft; Fancy Pants Happy Holiday; Thin Chipboard
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Ranger Vintage Photo Distress
  • Accessories: Spellbinders Stars 5 Nestabilities; Copic and Gold Spica Markers; Ranger Glossy Accents and Gold Acrylic Paint Dabber; Tulip White Puffy Dimensional Fabric Paint; Sulyn Crystal and Diamond Dust Art Glitter; Venture Foam Tape; Tsukineko Sponge Dauber; Ribbon; Jingle Bells

Hope ya’ll had a great day today and you’re not like me thinking that you have more than a week left for the holiday prep!  Duh . . . just slap me upside the head!

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