Good Tuesday morning!  Since it’s Tuesday, that means its Treasure Hunt Tuesday at Rubbernecker.  Don’t forget to visit the Rubbernecker Stamps Blog for all the information and to find those designers that have blog candy today!  You will also notice that there is a big Clearance Sale going on.  All three stamp lines, Rubbernecker, Stamp Oasis and KK Originals have been discounted and are on sale.

While decorating the tree over the weekend, Mallory left me one of my favorite ornaments to hang, a wood star Santa.  We received it in 1990 as a gift from my brother-in-law and his wife, and it’s hard to believe it’s 18 years old now.  I thought it would be fun to try and make one myself.  Of course, I don’t have the ability to cut down a piece of wood into a star shape, but I do have tons of chipboard coasters in my stash.

Close up Star Santa

I stamped the KK Originals Star Santa on white paper, colored it with Copic Markers, trimmed it out, and then traced it on a heavy weight chipboard coaster.  The fur on the hat was made with Tulip Dimensional Fabric Paint and the bead was outlined with White Opal Liquid Pearls.  I punched a hole in the top so that there would be a ribbon tie to hang the ornament with.

Now the hard part was deciding how I would present the ornament as a gift.  All of a sudden it hit me that I had an empty glass jar stored in the cupboard.

Star Santa Gift Jar

I made a paper band out of BasicGrey Dasher to go around the jar and then wrapped gold cord and ribbon around the band.  The lid was covered in the same paper, using a circle I cut from a thin chipboard coaster with Spellbinders Circle Nestabilities.  I filled the jar with some of my favorite chocolate treats . . . Snickers . . . and tied the Star Santa ornament on the front.  I know, to flippin’ clever!!!!

  • Stamps: KK Originals Star Santa SKU:21-18 KK from Rubbernecker Stamp Company
  • Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White and BasicGrey Dasher
  • Ink: Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black and Ranger Aged Mahogany Distress
  • Accessories: Copic Markers; Spellbinders Classic Circle Nestabilities; Tulip White Dimensional Fabric Paint; Ranger White Opal Liquid Pearls and Glossy Accents; Gold Cord; Ribbon; Light and Heavy Weight Chipboard Coasters

Live today to it’s fullest . . . it’s such a great adventure!

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