I have made printable directions for the WHOLE body of my
little elf under the template tab above.
|ELF Jumbo Candy Cane Topper|
All supplies used are CTMH unless otherwise
Cardstock- Parchment,Holiday Red, Autumn Terracota, Sunflower, Black,White Daisy, Indian Corn Blue
Cricut Artiste Cartridge, Jumbo Candy Cane, Glitter.
Head (Pg 79 - 3D shape ornament cut at 5")
Ears ( Pg 54 - "F" accent 4 cut at 3/4" x2)
Nose ( Pg 36 - "6" accent 2 cut at 1" ) Parchment CS
Hair (Pg 70 - "Happy Birthday accent 4, cut at
1-1/4") x3 -Autumn Terracota CS
Hat ( Pg 61 - "Z" Shift, 3D Object, cut at 14")
Holiday Red CS
Hat Brim ( Pg 70 - "Happy Birthday" accent 4.
cut at 1-1/4") White Daisy CS
Eyes ( 1" punch, then cut in half-Parchment,
Cut 2, White Daisy, 3/4 circle Indian corn
blue x2, 1/2" circle Black x2.
After all pieces are cut, begin accenting the edges with ink pads to get the shading you like. I used HollyHock Ink to create the cheeks and nose colors.
Attach the nose ( I bumped it up a bit), then assemble the eyes and attach just behind the nose. Dry fit the hair around the face before attaching the white brim.
You will need to trim the brim (cupcake liner) so it doesnt look so much like a sailor hat. I cut the angle off.
Then attach your ears, and then fold the red hat and attach behind the brim.
Glitter the Santa hat and attach the bell( I used the Marvy Bell Punch).
And lastly put the twinkle in his eye, and draw the mouth and inside of ears, and eyebrows.
Attach to candy cane with a super glue dot.
Also I took him a little bit further and created the whole body for this cute little fellow!
His body was also made with the Artiste Cartridge, even the boots and the furry cuffs (cupcake shape cut at 1-1/4")
except for his arms and legs, which were cut using the
Art Philosophy (long skinny oval).
His little green outfit was cut at 5" with the shield shape.
Actual Size about 12"
Dont you just love making Christmas projects? I sure do... These were super simple to make using the NEW Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge. You can only get this exclusive cartridge through Close to My Heart HERE..You wont believe all the really neat stuff you can make! From Scrapbooking to boxes to 3D flowers to these fun little guys above. These were so simple I taught a Girl Scout troop how to make them! You just gotta have this new Cricut Cartridge! Im sure it will be your favorite.
If you would like to make some of these on your own I have made some simple cutting directions. Go to the TEMPLATES TAB
Directions are posted seperate in the right hand column of the blog.
|Sizes range from 72"-78" tall|
|Extra Cute Snowman and his pal Ruddie|
|Notice the dangling spider from the tip of the hat.|
|Step 1 Cut brim at 8-1/2"|
The Cone is a 12" circle
Quartered and attached
with Liquid glass.
|Step 2 Add the scallop layer cut at 8-1/4"|
|Step 3 Add a layer of color |
under the dots
|The finished hat|