I made these cards for my daughter and her family...so read on for the rest of the story.
My oldest grandson Cole has been enamored by Nutcrackers since he was just little...(maybe 2 or 3ish) and he is almost 10 now! Where has the time gone?
When we would go to the stores in December we always had to scope out the 5 foot tall Nutcracker at JC Penny's holiday section. He would stand there with the Nutcracker towering over him for the longest time checking it all out. Oh such a fond memory. When he was little he had a little boy pronunciation for Nutcracker- (nutcrachkkkkker)-needless to say, the pronunciation has stuck to this day.
So The Nutcracker will be Cole's Christmas card, Mom and Dad will get the tree and brother Lukey had to get a card equally cool, so he gets the Mouse King!
This is a full set the includes the Nutcracker Prince, Mouse King, Christmas tree, Clara and the Sugar Plum Fairy. What a deal!
I made them in to cards by grouping the elements of each file together and tracing. I cut the inside white insert from this first trace. I then did a .50 offset and cut 2 in craft paper. I did cut a portion off the top of the white insert to allow the two craft pieces to be stuck together (and get rid of bulk as well) with red tape-you need something strong to hold them together. I added a little score line to the back craft piece so I could bend it to "hinge" and open easily.
The Nutcracker Prince
Here you can catch a glimpse of how each file is created into a card. I wish you could see the shiny gold and silver papers I used on these cards...
This Mouse King just makes me smile!
Lovin' this fun 'curly' Christmas tree!
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