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Monday, December 5, 2011

Puff the Magic Dragon

Closed easel card

Happy Monday, crafters!  I hope you all are crafting your way toward the holidays.  I have my cards in the mail, a few gifts finished and many more to wrap!  This is DAY 5 of my 24 Days of Crafting Christmas and I wanted to take time to relax in my craft room with a challenge card I'm submitting to Squigglefly Challenge Blog.  Their challenge this week is to create a card/project based on a song.  Normally, dragons and Christmas don't go well together (fire hazard, you know) but when the said dragon is enjoying a few presents crafted especially for her, AND she's safely outside, then I think they go happily together!  Besides, I grew up with the song Puff the Magic Dragon, and still love it!

Open easel card
 I made an easel card using Christmas Dragon digi-image by Rachel Goble.  I think a lot of Squigglefly images go very well on easel cards and they are SO easy to make.  Just choose the size of your card, fold it like normal, then fold it again but just the top (front) piece, so it forms a tent on top of the back (bottom) piece.  Now you can adjust your Squigglefly digi image to the size that fits perfectly on your card face.  I highlighted my dragon image by fussy-cutting her out and adhering her to just the edge of the bottom half of my card face, so when I open the card and "stand it up", the dragon looks as if she's sitting on top of the fence overlooking the town.  I love the way you can get two different looks from one card, either by keeping it closed or propping it open.

She certainly looks festive, doesn't she?  I added different colors of Stickles to her Christmas lights for added sparkle.  The patterned papers are from the Me & My Big Idea Christmas paper stack from a  few years ago.  This card, as well as any others I make from here on out are for personally handing to recipients, not mailing, since it's so late (postal timing, not mine).

Keep crafting and take a look at the Squigglefly Blog for inspiration this holiday season, as well as a chance to win!  And don't forget that it's not too late to give the gift of digis to your special crafter.  No mailing times will get in your way of super fast delivery to your email address, and the prices are perfect for any budget!


Melissa said...

Very creative!

Holly Young said...

Pat this is so fabulous! I love the song you were inspired by - it was one of my favorite songs when I was a child. The scene you've created for your easel card is so creative!

Heather said...

This is awesome- I love that you made the dragon red and the easel card is awesome. Your song choice was inspired!

marilynprestonn said...

Too, too cute this one! I love Puff the Magic Dragon song. Well colored in and beautifuly created for the Song challenge. WOW :)Peggy