Saturday, December 17, 2011

Day 7 Laced Stand Up Display-10 Days of Christmas Gifts

This beautiful and fun project is a great way to commerate all of your Santa photos from over the years. These are pictures of my brothers and sister and me that I scanned and printed to create this for my mom. (see warning below about reprinting Santa photos)- This is actually a large piece-35" long- the panels are all 5x7, so it would be a great display on a mantle or even down the center of a dining table- you could decorate both sides if you want.

I used chipboard and then covered it with patterned paper and cardstock for my panels.

For this fun project you can use up some of those odds and ends in your stash. I found some old metal charms, a metal quote, some flowers, etc.
3- 12 x 12 Chipboard or 7 pieces 5x7
4- 12 x 12 Pieces of Patterned Paper
3-12 x 12 Cardstock (Red, White, Green)
1 foot Green Velvet Rick Rack
4" Red Rick Rack
4 feet Red Ribbon
3 feet Brown Check Ribbon
2 Feet Skinny Green Ribbon
Misc. Charms and embellishments
Cricut to cut your letters or trace and cut or use large stickers or die cuts.
Tools: Cropadile,

Cut chipboard into 7 pieces- 5x7 (if you make your first cut as a 7x12, then you can cut that into two pieces 5x7 and the remaining piece will be 5" wide so you can cut another 5x7)
Cut Patterned paper into 5x7" pieces so you have 7 pieces (I used 4 different patterns, you could use more or less).
Cut cardstock into 5x7 pieces
Adhere patterned paper to the front of the chipboard piece and a piece of cardstock to the back.
Using a heavy duty hole punch or cropadile punch 4 holes on the long side of each panel, I started at 2" from bottom, then spaced them every 1". Punch one panel and use that as your template to punch the remaining panels.

You will use 12" of ribbon to lace each set of panels together. Start on the backside, and lace the panels so you end up with 2 "X's" on the front. You should end with your cut ends at the back. Tie.
Repeat and lace all panels.
To decorate your panels
Cut letters using your Cricut or trace and cut out letters. My letters range from 2 1/2" - 3". Decorate your letters with trim, ribbon, embellishments, etc.
My photos are all printed 3x4, I trimmed a few of them down slightly.

A warning about trying to reprint old Santa photos - they are copyrighted and some stores will not re-print them.

B-White Tag-2 3/4 x 4 1/2

E-Plaid Mat- 4 1/2 x 3 1/2
L-Red Pattern-4 1/4 x 3 1/4

I-Red Cardstock-4 1/4 x 3 1/4
E-White Cardstock-4 1/4 x 3 1/4

V-Green Cardstock- 4 1/4 x 3 1/4, cut down photo and add rick rack across top
Tie remaining ribbon to open holes on the first and last panels as shown.

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