Are You Getting Underwear For Christmas?

My ten year old granddaughter has a chalk board in her kitchen.  She is using it to countdown the days until Christmas and every day makes a point of reducing the number of days.  Every time I have seen her since Thanksgiving, either she or her younger brother, who is 7, tells me how many more days until Christmas.  I’m sure the time is crawling for them.  Their excitement is infectious.  My daughter loves every moment of it, as do I.  The house is decorated inside and out with lights, nativities, and of course a Christmas tree.

For a year or so now, from time to time, there have been questions about the validity of Santa Claus.  This year my daughter has answered them by saying: “If you stop believing in Santa Claus, you get underwear!”.  Funny thing…no one is asking anymore.  They have probably gotten their answers elsewhere, but it hasn’t dampened their excitement.  I embellished this plate with the saying.  It hangs in their kitchen with the chalk board.

I cut the words and Santa out of shiny vinyl on my Klic-N-Kut.  The font used is BaaBookHmkBold and Santa with his sleigh is a free design from Digital Designs by Stephanie.  The plate is 14″ in diameter and is from Hobby Lobby.  To hang it, I looped a piece of 1.5″ wide grosgrain ribbon through a brass ring and glued it to the back of the plate.  This picture gives some detail of the back, where I did several rows of stitching to make sure that both ends of the ribbon acted as one piece for a secure bond with the glue (Gorilla Glue).

I completed it by wrapping a separate piece of ribbon around the hanger loop and tying a bow on the front side, just above the plate.

On a serious note, this is the nativity scene that I created for my entry courtyard.  It measures 40″ wide x 30″ tall and is attached to a metal wall plaque with nylon tie straps.  The components of the scene are a combination of the nativity font, collected and original designs  …all cut from vinyl on my Klic-N-Kut.

34 thoughts on “Are You Getting Underwear For Christmas?

  1. I LOVE the Santa and underwear sign!!!! My older son just turned 9 and has been asking questions – ugh. It really takes the fun out of christmas. I may have to make one of these…

    • I guess we are all just kids at heart and don’t want the excitement that comes with believing to go away. This response has really cut down on the questions in our family. I asked Gabi if she was getting underwear this Christmas, she quickly responded “no” with a big smile. Maybe it will work for you too.

    • Vinyl seems the fast, easy go to, doesn’t it? Would be out of the question for me without my KNK.

  2. The plate is really, really fun! I should make one for my great nephews. The nativity is amazing! Having seen it in person, it is even more so. Great job on both!

    • I felt so lucky when I found the plate because I was hoping to find something whimsical and this one was perfect. Glad you like my nativity.

    • That’s probably a response that cuts down on the questions, also. Our kids do cause us to be creative, don’t they.

  3. Beautiful nativity scene, Lynn. I love the humorous Santa plate too. I’m so glad to see all the uses
    for those plates. I love all the ideas you gals share with us as to how to use our Klick N Kut machines.
    Thanks for sharing.

    • I love the plates that everyone is doing also. As a matter of fact, I find myself looking for plates that would complement vinyl embellishment everywhere I go these days.

  4. Love it! What a wonderful idea, even for some of us adults! We all need to believe. The Natvity wall hanging is perfect for that wall. Thanks for the great ideas.

    • I do believe in both …so delighted to participate in both his Christmas season. Hope you are too.

    • I have been so caught up in “to do’s” that making a card with the saying totally escaped me. That’s a great idea and would be quite humerous. …Maybe next year 🙂

    • I do love having a place for the nativity scene outside. My husband put a light on it, so both day and night it is visible from the street.. So happy you like my projects.

  5. Looking great! I didn’t even recognize the plate. It looks perfect! Thanks for the share, Lynn.

    • I feel privileged to have this group for sharing what is happening in my craft room. Thanks for your words of encouragement.

  6. You have the greatest ideas! I love the plate, it’s perfect for those not quite ready to give up Santa Claus. The Nativity amazes me – it is a wonderful piece to put up for the season.

    • I’m delighted to be able to share my projects and have you like them. It means a lot to me.

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