Paper Piecing – Transform non-Christmas stamps using this free template

Paper Piecing santa hat video tutorial, Kindred Stamps

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For today’s project I am following up on a previous video featuring Inseparable Friends by Kindred Stamps.  I realised that I have a lot of stamp sets that aren’t necessarily Christmas stamps, but could easily be used on a Christmas card if only I could add a santa hat to the little characters!  So today I’m going to share an original santa hat that I designed especially to fit the Kindred Stamps critters!  Let’s start by taking a look at this very sweet set by Kindred Stamps … Inseparable Friends.

Kindred Stamps, Inseparable Friends stamp set

For this project I wanted not only to make things festive and simple, but do a little stash diving so I could put a dent in my scrap stash!  This is a project that you could take on the go, and work on throughout the year so that you are ready to turn your favourite character stamp into a christmas card!

Paper Piecing santa hat video tutorial, Kindred Stamps
Here is the template, with the hat facing in both directions.  The design up the top of this downloadable template is the one I used for this project, but I have provided one smaller and two larger sizes so you can get maximum use out of this template!  If you have cardmaking friends, please feel free to send them a link to this blog post so they can download this santa hat template printable as well 😀

Paper Piecing santa hat video tutorial, Kindred Stamps

Once these stamped and coloured images had their santa hats on, I had to use them straight away, so I created a mini card and a gift tag to give you an idea of how to put together something quickly with pre-coloured images.  You can see both the paper piecing / card & tag video AND the colouring video below.

Paper Piecing santa hat video tutorial, Kindred Stamps Paper Piecing santa hat video tutorial, Kindred Stamps

Stamps – Inseparable Friends, Kindred Stamps
(If you’re looking to purchase this set in the USA, CLICK HERE)

Die – Lacy Flowers, Waffleflower
Tim Holtz Travel Stamp Platform
Acrylic Block
Prismacolor Premier Pencils
XPress It Blending card
Tsukineko Memento ink pad, Tuxedo Black
Ranger Archival ink pad, Jet Black
Copic Multiliner
3mm double sided tape
Foam tape
Tombow Mono Liquid Glue
Small scissors
Bone Folder
Copic Multiliner, Black
Cardstock & pattern paper scraps – White, Black, Red & any pattern paper with a Christmas theme.
Cardstock – mini card base (1/4 of an A4 piece of white cardstock).

Check out the videos and see how I created this cute santa hat and used the now Christmassy characters to make a Christmas card and tag …

If you’re curious to see how I coloured these images, here is the pencil colouring video …

I do hope you enjoyed this project, and if you make a box card like this one, I’d love to see it!

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