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Happy Wednesday, Friends!


It’s time again for the new releases from There She Goes!   If you have arrived here from Gretchen’s blog, then you are in the right spot.  If not, you may wish to start back at Faith’s blog to get the full show.


A couple of days ago, I posted a project I did (Snowman Tower).   I had such a wonderful response to it both here and on Splitcoasters, that I promised to post a tutorial on how the towers are made.   Today’s tower is a Santa!






I used the new Holiday Tags set for this project.


For the body itself, you will need:




1 piece of Real Red cardstock measuring 7 1/2 x 7 1/2″ ~ score at 2 1/4″ on all four sides


*lid – 1 piece of basic black cardstock measuring 4 x 4″ ~ score at 1/2″ on all four sides


1 piece of Real Red cardstock measuring 5 3/4 x 5 3/4″ ~ score at 1 3/4″ on all four sides


*lid – 1 piece of Whisper White cardstock measuring 3 1/2 x 3 1/2″ ~ score at 1/2″ on all four sides


1 piece of Blush Blossom cardstock measuring 4 1/2 x 4 1/2″ ~ score at 1 1/2″ on all four sides


*lid – 1 piece of Whisper White cardstock measuring 2 1/2 x 2 1/2″  ~ score at 1/2″ on all four sides


Step 1:   Cut the pieces as shown in the following pic.   Apply sticky tape to the tabs and form the box bottoms and tops.




(Note:  Before you form the middle box, take a ruler and black sharpie and draw a line down the center of one side)






You will need:




2 –  1 1/2″ square pieces of basic black cardstock


2 –  Whisper white word window punch outs


2 –  Basic Black word window punch outs


2 –  1/4″ x 1 3/4″ strips of Basic black cardstock


2 – Gold* circles


*to create the gold circles, use a large (1/4″) hole punch on a piece of gold embossed paper.   Then use a 1/2″ circle punch


around the hole created.   (See reference pic).










Clear embossing powder


White embossing powder


Gold embossing powder


For this boots, cover the black pieces in versamark and emboss with clear embossing powder.   Cover the white pieces in versamark and emboss with white embossing powder.


To assemble:


Take the 1/4″ strips and apply sticky tape.   Attach them to the black word window punch outs.   The word window punch out will be longer than the strip.   Snip the end off to make it square.   Remember, you will want to do this on opposite sides of these two pieces as the boots face away from the center.


Attach the white word window punch outs to the top of the 1 1/2″ squares with sticky tape.  Snip the end of one side so that it is squared.   Do the same to the other side (on the opposite side).


Attach the boot bottom to the 1 1/2″ square with sticky tape.   Attach the gold circles by folding in half and wrapping around the outside of the boot.   Then attach the boots ~ back to back ~ onto the largest box bottom.


For the center box:


From the piece of gold embossed paper, punch three 1/4″ circles (I used large hole punch).   Attach those along the line you drew.


For the “FACE”:


Using a small scalloped circle punch, punch a piece of white cardstock.   Take the scalloped circle and place it into your 1 3/8″ circle punch so that six of the scallops show and punch.   This will create the beard shape.   I have put my beard through the cuttlebug with the swirls embossing folder to give it texture.


For the moustache, using the round tab punch, punch out a shape of Whisper White cardstock.  Take the piece you punched out and turn it sideways and place back into the round tab punch at the top.   You should only see about 1/8″ of the piece when looking through the back of your punch.   That creates your moustache.


The eyes are created using a 1/4″ hole punch on basic black.   The nose is the 1/4″ hold punch on pretty in pink.


Assemble your face on the front of your Blush blossom box.   (Note:  I put the top on the box first to insure that the placement is correct)


For the HAT:


You will need 4 – Real Red cardstock pieces cut 1 1/2″ x 1 3/4″, a large photo corner in Real Red and two 1/2″ white circles


On the 1 1/2 x 1 3/4″ pieces, score the 1 3/4″ side at 1/4″.   Along the opposite end, find the center (3/4″) and make a tick mark.   Score each piece as shown below:   (I have drawn the lines on one so you can see what I am talking about)




Fold the side tabs in on each piece and apply sticky tape.   Adhere them together, carefully lining up the edges.   Before you attach the last two together, insert the large photo corner as shown.    I cut off on side of the photo corner as seen in the photo to make it fit easier.




Now apply sticky tape to the bottom tabs and carefully adhere to your smallest box top.   The white circles are the pom pom on his hat.


As with the snowman tower, I created mini cards and tags to go inside the two bottom boxes and stuffed candies in the top box.   You can use your imagination for that part! 🙂






Here are my deets:


Stamps:  There She Goes’ Holiday Tags


Colors: GP White, Real Red, Basic Black, Blush Blossom, Pretty in Pink, Garden Green


Ink: Versafine Black Onyx, copics, black sharpie, white gel pen, Versamark


Accessories: gold 1/2 pearls, cord, scalloped circle and oval punches, 1/4″ hole punch, 1/2″ circle punch, word window punch, sticky tape, embossing powders,  embossing folder, scoring blade, scissors, ruler, round tab punch, dimensionals, photo corner punch, circle punch (1 3/8″)




If you have ANY questions, please do not hesitate to e-mail me at [email protected] .


Now it’s time to send you hopping along!   Head on over to Jackie’s blog and see what fabulousness she has to offer!


Thanks so much for stopping by.   Remember, this is just day #1 of the three day hop.   Stop back by tomorrow for some more fun!





36 Responses to “~ There She Goes November Blog Hop Day 1 ~”

  1. on 24 Nov 2009 at 22:16Jessica

    Holly, this is absolutely amazing!!! Your project turned out so perfect and I love that you have a tutorial so that we can try it out for ourselves. Thanks for inspiring us 🙂

  2. on 24 Nov 2009 at 22:27Kim P

    Holly, this is adorable!! Thanks for the tutorial…such great details to help those of us who are 3-D impaired!!

  3. on 25 Nov 2009 at 00:11Spike

    Like WoW! Thanks so much Holly for sharing a fabulous idea!

  4. on 25 Nov 2009 at 02:39tina

    So cute! I love both the santa and snowman! Thank you for making a tutorial and sharing it with all of us. I might try to make one in between prepping for Thanksgiving and work. Thanks again!

  5. on 25 Nov 2009 at 03:02Alina

    very nice! I like this project

  6. on 25 Nov 2009 at 06:09Cathy Green

    Oh, My Gosh!!! This is adorable! Just love the Santa! And the stuff inside is so cute! Thanks so much for the instructions!!!! I’m saving this in my favorites and will give it a try!

  7. on 25 Nov 2009 at 06:23Robbie

    I absolutely love your project!!! Sooo cute!

  8. on 25 Nov 2009 at 06:26Julie Lacey

    Thanks for sharing the tutorial Holly! Great project!

  9. on 25 Nov 2009 at 07:14Belinda

    AAAAHHHCK! How adorable is that?? Thanks for sharing how you did this!

  10. on 25 Nov 2009 at 07:16julie

    oh wow Holly this is amazing! Everything is fabulous, the tags really popped out to me and that santa is just amazing.

  11. on 25 Nov 2009 at 07:24Nikki

    These are fabulous! Thanks for the instructions! {SMILES}

  12. on 25 Nov 2009 at 08:29Dina

    How fantastic are all of these! You are super creative!! Love the colors and the santa. The embossing looks great and I love your coloring.

  13. on 25 Nov 2009 at 08:44Jodi

    Holy guacamole!!! You have been VERY busy!! These are all AMAZING Holly!! LOVE the Santa box!

  14. on 25 Nov 2009 at 09:40Darlene

    Do you have the instructions for the Snowman Boxes they are soooo cute!

  15. on 25 Nov 2009 at 10:47Christy Q

    What a great Santa and the cards are lovely!

  16. on 25 Nov 2009 at 10:51Marisa

    You are on fire, Holly 😀 Just love what you’ve done here and thank you for taking the time to put together such a wonderful tutorial on how you created this! Love the embossed beard and the cards and tags are wonderful. Fabulous job!

  17. on 25 Nov 2009 at 11:01Cheryl

    Awwww How cute. Thank you for the detailed tutorial.

  18. on 25 Nov 2009 at 11:10Kristin G.

    That santa is the cutest thing I’ve seen! What a great idea! Hop Hop Hop

  19. on 25 Nov 2009 at 12:02Anita

    Wow! Great tutorial! Awesome tags!

  20. on 25 Nov 2009 at 13:12Jennifer R.

    Fantastic! Thank you so much for putting so much time into that tutorial — you are so detailed!
    The Santa is beautiful!

  21. on 25 Nov 2009 at 13:53Sandra MacLean

    Oh my gosh! How cute is that?!? Holly, this is incredible and a fabulous tutorial to boot! Love it!

  22. on 25 Nov 2009 at 14:39Tracey

    What a fantastic project! Love it!!

  23. on 25 Nov 2009 at 15:07Theresa

    What amazing projects!!! I’ll have to give this a try. Thanks for sharing the how to.

  24. on 25 Nov 2009 at 15:25vicki dutcher

    Awesome job! Thx for the tutorial!

  25. on 25 Nov 2009 at 16:14Michele L.

    Holy macaroni! What a project. I love the tags you created but the Santa box is not only amazing but adorable. Thanks for the great tutorial too! What a special added bonus!

  26. on 25 Nov 2009 at 17:14Carol Dee

    ADORABLE, thanks for the instructions. hugs..

  27. on 25 Nov 2009 at 18:36Makiko Jones

    Oh my goodness, Holly! Your project is absolutely amazing! Thank you for taking your time to put the wonderful tutorial, too! I think this is going to be a wonderful project with my daughter :):)

  28. on 25 Nov 2009 at 19:10Sheila

    What a great project, Holly. I will be making one of these for sure. Thank you so much.

  29. on 25 Nov 2009 at 19:14jojot

    fab work

  30. on 25 Nov 2009 at 19:32Crafty Math Chick

    WOW Holly! You have certainly given us an eye full! Thanks for the cool tutorial (and those adorable Merry Christmas cards! So sweet!) Happy Thanksgiving!

  31. on 25 Nov 2009 at 19:40Joan Ervin

    GASP!!!!! This is one FANTASTIC project!!!! I’ll have to print it out and make one of these for a Christmas gift…LOVE it, Holly, and thanks for all the wonderful instructions!!!! Your cards and tags are wonderful, too!!!!

  32. on 26 Nov 2009 at 09:48Tanya P

    Wow, thank you so much for the tutorial, so cute! The card was beautiful and loved the tag with the popped present!

  33. on 26 Nov 2009 at 15:29Lela

    WOW! I can see why the response was favorable, your Santa Tower is really cute

  34. on 27 Nov 2009 at 12:20Rene from OZ

    What a lovely project, it is so much easier for me when I can follow something, Thank you,
    Rene from OZ xo

  35. on 04 Dec 2009 at 04:19Deb

    HoHoHo! I don’t think this could be any CUTER! I am SO grateful for the tutorial! Thanks for the ingenius idea and for spending the time it took to share it! {{hugs}}

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