Saturday, December 3, 2011

Santa's Magic Key

Welcome to the Sophie Cartridge Blog Hop hosted by Michele. We wanted to share some of the really nice images from the Sophie cart. If you just happened upon my blog and want to start at the beginning of the hop, go to Michele's blog. If you're already hopping along, you should have arrived here from Liz's Bog.

My project for the hop is. . . a Santa's Magic Key hanging. In case you don't know, there is a legend that Santa's magic can make an ordinary key open your door. This is great for children who live in homes without a chimney. But, it also works for children who do have a chimney but want to make it easier for Santa to get into their house with all those presents!

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I first searched for Santa Magic Key poems and when I couldn't find one I liked, I took the parts I did like and added some to create my own version. I printed it on ivory cardstock and cut it out using the frame background and CCR. I printed the image off center so I could hang the key and not block the words. Here's the poem I used. You can use it too, or make your own.


Santa's
Magic Key

It's the night before Christmas and we're excited as can be!
We're leaving this key
so you won't have to squeeze down the chimney.
Your magic makes the key fit right
and you can come in the door tonight.
Thank you Santa, for the presents you will leave by the tree,
And don't forget. . . the milk and cookies are on me!


I then cut the frame and glued it to the wording. I cut the key 5 times, 3 in gold cardstock and 2 in gold glitter cardstock (flipping the key image to get a front and back). I glued all those layers together and tied a ribbon. To hang the key, I punched a hole for a brad and when closing the brad, I left a little room between the brad head and the paper. That gave me enough space to slip the ribbon on and off the brad.



I then hid the interior lines of the frame in CCR and cut another frame in red. This one, I glued to the back.

I hope you like my Santa's Magic Key project and thanks for visiting my blog! Your next stop on the hop is Megan. Before you go, if you would like a chance to win this project, become a follower of my blog and leave me a comment stating you want a chance to win. I will randomly choose one person and send Santa's Magic Key to them!

43 comments:

  1. This is so adorable. I hadn't heard about the Santa magic key before.

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  2. Oh this is stunning! I love your poem too! What a wonderful idea. You are so creative. The gold key looks magical and the frame is such a lovely touch!
    Marie

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  3. Very very pretty! This is such a unique creation and just perfect for this holiday season!

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  4. this is such a great idea! love it!

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  5. Love this idea and your frame is wonderful. Good job on the poem too. It's great hopping with you!
    Maria (marcjo)

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  6. What a lovely project-I had never seen this poem before but love the idea of keeping Santa out of that dusty chimney!
    Such fun doing the blog hop with all you gals :-)

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  7. I love your project Paulette, so sweet :)
    Off to the rest of the blogs
    TFS
    Hugs
    Adele

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  9. Wow...guess I pushed the wrong button and deleted my comment. I would love the chance to win. This is an amazing idea and I am tucking it away for my future grandchildren.

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  10. OMG Paulette! This is just what I need. I hope you don't mind but I am going to scraplift this! My family and I moved this summer and our new house does not have a fire place. I have been so sad about it. But this is perfect. I know my boys don't get it yet, but I really need something to help keep the Santa dream alive for them as long as possible. Off to the craft room. THANK YOU FOR GIVING ME A REASON TO FINALLY OPEN THIS CARTRIDGE!

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  11. Stunning as always. We got one of these fun keys the holiday we moved into our home (sans fireplace!!) I love this one and might need to make it for my niece!
    http://www.coolbeansbylb.blogspot.com/

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  12. Love this project Paulette! I would love to lift it for my granddaughter. I've never heard of Santa's magic key, but my granddaughter gets very upset at the thought of Santa dirtying his close in the chimney. This is perfect. Great idea!

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  13. Great project Paulette! I think I'm going to have to make this for my grandson.

    http://happyscrapper64.blogspot.com/

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  14. Wonderful idea!! The key is perfect!! laysig@telus.net

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  15. That is so cute,I am a follower,joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

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  16. I would love a chance to win. What a great project!
    lighthouse@bedardphoto.com

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  17. Very cute. Tradition I just love it

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  18. What a clever idea and you did a beautiful job.

    Love your poem. Thanks for sharing

    Donna C.
    goCricutgo

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  19. This is an awesome project Paulette. LOVE it. ;)

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  20. What a great little story. Love the frame. I may have to scraplift this idea. TFS

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  21. So cute Paulette! You always have the best ideas!

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  22. Scrapalette, I've never heard of this little version of Santa. Thanks for sharing. papermemories4u@ yahoo.com

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  23. Great project.
    http://digipage-blog.everything-digital-scrapbooking.com/

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  24. Love what you've done. Great inspiration. TFS
    etfamily at wynndel dot ca

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  25. simply beautiful.

    Dana
    Danascraftycorner.blogspot.com

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  26. Beautiful frame and wonderful story!
    Carolyn
    cccscraproom@windstream.net
    http://scraproom.blogspot.net

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  27. This is so much fun! I love this idea and this would be perfect for my little ones! i would love a chance to win, thank you so much!
    Lisa
    lisascreativeniche at gmail.com

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  28. What a COOL idea! Thank you for sharing!

    Renee @ icameisawicreated@blogspot.com

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  29. This is a fantastic idea! It's very beautiful. Thank you for being in the hop!

    www.michelegreen.com

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  30. REALLY GORGEOUS!!! So very creative!!!

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  31. This is so neat!!! Tfs :-)

    -Samantha :-)
    SamanthaJDesigns @ hotmail.com

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  32. Super fantastic job!! TFS!!!

    Rexann♥

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  33. I'm definitely a follower and NEED Santa's Magic Key to bring Christmas wishes to a few local children who don't have a chimney and who need presents and the magic of LOVE!

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  34. HI ! I just LOVE this !!! SO very pretty !! Thank you :)

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  35. That is very creative! I think this is definitly a creation to use.

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  36. This is such a beautiful thing to hang. I'm going to try to make one to hang on our door so my small boys won't worry about santa getting scorched down the chimney! Thanks for the idea. N Warner

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  37. love this idea, did you say what cartridge you used for this project?

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