Thursday, December 3, 2009

Christmas Card - Felt Mania's Mr. Frosty

This is the very first Christmas card or should I say, the very first handmade card I made (apart from the trial and error birthday card).

I call this my Felt Mania's Mr. Frosty. Why Felt Mania? Because I used felt for the main topper which is Mr. Frosty the Snowman.

Do you want to make one? Here's how and what you need:

Fabric felt - white, black, brown, orange and red
Fabric glue
A4 Green cardstock or other Christmas hues but dark tones for the base
Red and light green cardstocks as mat for the Christmas sentiment
Permanent marker with fine tip (I use Pilot brand. They have various felt tip sizes.)
Shape-cutting scissors - small scallop
Gel pen for the handwritten sentiment
Glue stick

Fold the A4 card stock in half. Use it as your base card.
Cut with the scallop-blade scissors the light green and red cardstocks and glue together. Set aside.
Use gel pen to write the Christmas sentiment on the center of the red cardstock.
Cut the white fabric felt in 3 sizes of circles for the Mr. Frosty. Glue together using the fabric glue.
Cut out long triangular shaped nose from the orange felt.
Cut out red fabric felt for the scarf and gloves.
Cut out small twig-like shape from the brown fabric felt to be use as arms.
Glue the nose, gloves and scarf using the fabric glue to Mr. Frosty.
Cut out black fabric felt to the shape of a top hat and glue on Mr. Frosty's head.
Dot the eyes and mouth (to look like coals!) of Mr. Frosty with the permanent marker.
Glue the cardstock mats slightly off-center and glue Mr. Frosty on the sentiment.

There you have it, your felt Mr. Frosty card.

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