Wednesday, December 08, 2010

my non-Christmas-like-early-Christmas-gift for you


as Christmas is on the way I have a little gift for you. It´s a jumping Jack, or better say jumping Jack Jack?
This Jack might not be a typical Christmas theme and gift, and probably not suitable for everybody,
but I hope that some of you [those with black humour ;)],will have fun with this bad ass Jack.



Please click on the pic above to find a high resolution picture, which you can safe to your computer and
print out. The size of the picture is 10x15cm, best printed on heavyweight paper 300g
(I used Hahnemühle Fineart Inkjet Photo Cards, which are exactly that size) or on normal paper,
that you should glue to cardboard before cutting out the pieces.

Below is the instruction (click on picture for higher resolution)


Materials you need: scissors, a hole puncher (or any other tool to make the holes),
strong thread, 4 pearls or 2 split pins, sticky tape

This is the back of my Jack to give you a better idea of the "how to", in combination
with the instruction picture.

Feel free to make as many Jacks as you like, for yourself or for a handmade Christmas gifts for hard-boiled
friends or family  :)

Have fun!

32 comments:

Lizette said...

This is great! I was just trying to figure out how to make one with paper and the pearls is the answer. Jumping Jack is great:) Thanks.

herzensart said...

Hi Lizette,you´re welcome. Could you please let me know if you are able to safe the high res.pic to your computer? I just changed the license settings of these pics and hope now that it works. Thank you!

jfidz said...

What about jumping jack Mack (after Mack the knife)?!

herzensart said...

@jfidz: yes, another evil character. While making this one I had "Jack the ripper" in mind.

Liese said...

'Jack the Ripper' zum Weihnachtsfest - auf die Idee muss frau erst mal kommen ;)
Vielen, vielen Dank für diesen genialen 'Hampelmann'. Ich weiß zwar nicht, ob ich ihn umsetzen werde, aber ich denke darüber nach, ob es für jemanden in meinem Bekanntenkreis (oder für's Büro ;) nicht eine nette Idee wäre...
Greets,
Liese

La Chili said...

Love it, it's great, thank you.

Kristin L said...

He's so fun, in a dark way. I know he's got that knife hidden behind his back, but it still makes me giggle to see it come out. :-)

AméliePasPoulain said...

Oh I love it and i'll try for my nephew!

elisa said...

Thank you! Tara is the printer boss, I'll ask her very if nice if she possibly has the time to print it for me. Time to do things for mum is rare if you are 15 :) She could make me a perfect x-mas gift with it ;)
Your magazine will be send tomorrow.

Anaïs said...

Oooh, I love puppets ! Thank you !

Meeling said...

Too fun!
Love the "dark" sense of humor. ;-)

Anonymous said...

Jack the Ripper for Christmas? Really?

lizzie [love your way] said...

these are badass, awesome and beautiful...great work. you are incredibly creative.

neora chana said...

This is great! Since I'm Jewish, it's refreshing to see something not red and green kitschy!

Elisa said...

thank you ! What a nice & funny christmas present !!
I'm gonna make 2, for my sisters and 1 for me !

Kickcan and Conkers said...

What fun, thanks!

Miss Herzfrisch said...

Toll vielen Dank!
Herzliche Grüße
Miss Herzfrisch

Karen Kyle Ericson said...

How fun! Thanks for the idea. It reminds of the A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. It started like this.

misako mimoko said...

OH!!!! :D hahaha!!
love it!!
thank you so much for this great gift Sandra!!
Hope you're enjoying a wonderful wintery time :)

la casita de wendy said...

Hi!!! i love your jumping jack and all your blog ^_^

suprlipopette said...

Oh thank you !!! That's wonderful !

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helle sterne said...

hi*so much thank you for sharing*i can think its not so easy to do this*in the cyber-anonym-world*lovely
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nicki said...

egal ob weihnachten oder nicht, der ist knuffig! ;0) danke sandra!
liebste grüsse an dich
-nicki-

Kaylovesvintage said...

thank you , now I wish I still had my printer..
have a wonderful wintertime

Natascha Rosenberg said...

Thank you!!! So nice from you!

Ro said...

Great Sandra, sehr gute idee zum weihnachten basteln mit die kinder, sie haben bestimt schon nase voll mit weihnachten kram beim 28 und in Spanien wir haben ferien bis 6 Januar!
Pablo und meine neffe Leopold freuen sich sicher. DANKE!!

Nadja said...

Ach wie schön!!! Und ich hab es gerade erst gefunden, weil ich durch den Weihnachststress nicht dazu komme, meine Lieblingsblogs täglich zu besuchen...
werd ich gleich mal basteln :)
vielen Dank und lieben Gruss!!

Rio and Sara said...

My daughter and I love your art!!!
your illust make us feel good.
Now I try to make it up!!

Anja said...

Das ist ja mal ein völlig anderer Hampelmann. Habe sehr gelacht, als ich sein Geheimnis entdeckte.
Toller Blog und danke für Jack!

Anja

Quatorze said...

Fantastic, the true spirit of Christmas... Thanks for this, I will try to make it in wood and fabric. Best, a New Yorker.

Quatorze said...

Fantastic, the true spirit of Christmas... Thanks for this, I will try to make it in wood and fabric. Best, a New Yorker.