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Friday, October 26, 2018

Santa's Signpost, Signs of Santa, Santa's Workshop, Christmas Card

I'm sneaking in a quick and easy Christmas card.  I know it's not even Halloween, but I am going to be adding a few every now and then because I didn't get to play with my Christmas stamps as much as I would have liked to last year because I waited until December to make them.  SO I will be popping them in before it's time!!!  I look at is as they are here for those who want to get an early start on their Christmas cards.

I used the "Santa's Workshop" Specialty Designer Series Paper (SDSP).  The specialty part of this paper pack is that there is velvet areas.  On this Santa his hat and pom pom are fuzzy.  I made a card several weeks back using an elf from that same paper and I added Wink of Stella to the fuzzy part to glitter it up a little.  It was cute!! 

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White cardstock.  On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Poppy Parade card stock.  I cut a 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of the stripped SDSP.  This striped piece has fuzz on the white parts.  Fun to touch, plus it gives it some interesting depth.  I cut a 5-1/8" x 1-1/4" piece of the red and white dotted SDSP from the same pack. I taped those two on top of the Poppy Parade.  But before I taped them I die cut the scalloped circle to save on paper!!!  I die cut it directly in the center and no one is the wiser!!  I taped the ends of a 7" piece of the new Poppy Parade "Textured Weave Ribbon" to the back of the card. I made sure it covered where the two SDSP's meet.  I slid a piece of ribbon under the taped 7" piece and tied a knot and then I cut it from the spool.  

I die cut a Whisper White circle just a little smaller than the Poppy Parade one.  I taped the two together.  I had die cut the Santa from the same SDSP pack.  This pack has some fun and cute characters in it. I can't wait to play with it some more.  There's not a lot of these Santas, but not to worry if you really like him. There's a stamp and the matching die so you can stamp and color your own.  That is what I did for our Christmas cards.  I'm kind of thrilled that I have them all stamped,  die cut, and colored!  Yes, I did say colored!!  I have a couple more elements for our card that I need to cut and then they are ready to assemble.  I'm hoping to assemble them the weekend of Thanksgiving. and get them out in the mail that following Monday. Don't be jealous, I plan that every year and a week before Christmas I'm rushing to get them done and out before the 25th!!  Life just happens to get in the way of my plans!

Okay, where was I before my ramble?  I set the Santa in place with Dimensionals.  I added 3 red rhinestones to the Whisper White circle.  I colored them with a red Sharpie.  I LOVE coloring the rhinestones.  And I especially love it that the Blends alcohol markers allows you to color them in a matching color that you need (as long as it's in the Blends colors!).  I set the circle in place on top of the card.

You can see the original card I found on Pinterest.  I changed it a little. My bow is different and I used rhinestones instead of fussy cutting those tiny peppermint candies. I didn't want to spend any time doing that.  I suppose I could have found small punches and punched them out but I didn't feel much like doing that either. Once I had the idea of the red rhinestones, I was pretty much set!

This was a very fun card to make. I think it's cute and it was super easy!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,

1 comment:

Charlene H. said...

Such a pretty card. I love that paper!