Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Santa lost his pants...

...and Adriana found them!

Today's project is just the cutest!  Adriana Benitez is sharing this fabulous idea with us.  She even prepared a tutorial! I can't wait to make one up to take to our Christmas gathering for the hostess.

Santa Pants (2 compartment gift bag)
(2) card stock 8 ½” x 5 ½” (pant legs)
(2) card stock ½” x 8 ½” (suspenders)
(2) card stock ½” x 8 ½” (contrasting color, for bottom trim of pants)
(2) card stock ¾” x 2”, score at 1” (belt loops)
16” of ¼” Black grosgrain ribbon
Belt buckle (die cut or soda can pop top)

Complete steps 1 -5 two times; once for each pant leg.
1. Cut card stock to 8 ½” x 5 ½”.
2. With 5 ½” side along the top of your paper trimmer, score card stock at 2”.
3. Turn ¼ so that an 8 ½” side is now along the top of your trimmer. Score at 2”, 4”, 6” and 8”.
4. Cut out the smallest rectangle.
5. Cut along each of the 4 score lines up to the 2” score line created in step 2.
6. Attach ½” strip along the bottom of each box. (Becomes the trim along the bottom of Santa’s pants.)
7. Apply adhesive to outside top edge of one pant leg; adhere to the 2nd pant leg.
8. Adhere the suspenders to the back of the pants (don’t do the front yet!) Run ¼” black grosgrain ribbon around the pants. (I ran my ribbon over the ends of the suspenders, trapping them under the ribbon.)
9. Adhere the belt loops to the front of the pants; adhere over the ribbon to help keep it in place.
10. Adhere the front end of the suspenders to the inside of the bag. (I adhered mine in place at the belt loop).

Thanks so much for sharing, Adriana!

Until next week...
Happy stampin'!


Ann said...

Adriana this is just the cutest gift!! And with color changes and such, you could use at almost any holiday! Thanks for sharing the directions!

Unknown said...

This is too stinkin' cute Adriana!!!! I love them and now I need to make me some!! TFS!

Maxine Conrad said...

Absolutely fabulous my friend :)

carolm said...

what a hoot! they're adorable. xoxo