Sunday, December 4, 2022

Santa Express for PP620

Happy Sunday, friends!
Time for a fun new creative challenge over at The Paper Players
This week, LeAnne is hosting our Theme Challenge.
This Theme Challenge really had me put my thinking cap on at first. What could I use? I really didn’t want to dip into the retired “archives” and then I remembered a little hidden gem in my craft room. I sure hope you will get crafty and join us over at The Paper Players. We’d love to see what YOU create with this Theme Challenge!  

*I’ve listed all of the measurements and details for my card below and there is a full supply list at the very end of this post.
Color Combo: 
Look Ma, No Stamps: My card features the Santa Express Memories & More Card Pack from the July - December Stampin’ Up! ® Mini Catalog. This is currently on the Last Chance List at a 50% discount. Check it out HERE. All products on the Last Chance List are “while supplies last”, so get them while they are available! I love to use the Memories & More kits to create fun cards that look great but don’t take forever to create. We all love that “Easy Button” this time of year, right? 

I was kind of surprised at how quickly this card came together by die cutting the pre-printed Santa image and coloring one of the laser-cut wood words. In my search to find some Designer Series Paper that coordinated with my little Santa image, I came across the Painted Christmas DSP. I loved how this pattern added lots of festive color to the background without being too overwhelming. I popped in some embossed texture to the Basic White layer and glimmer paper to dress things up a bit. Of course, once I start with the sparkle, I can’t stop…so Santa got a dusting of Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush on his hat and beard. It's tough to see in the photos but adds a lot of sparkly detail in-person. 
Card Measurements & Details: 
  • Real Red Card Base: 5-1/2” x 8-1/2”, scored at 4-1/4”
  • Shaded Spruce Cardstock: 5-1/4” x 4” 
  • Painted Christmas Designer Series Paper: 5-1/8” x 3-7/8”
  • Basic White Cardstock: 5-1/8” x 2” emboss with pine pattern from Wintry Embossing Folders
  • Real Red & White Glimmer Paper (Real Red): 5-1/8” x 1/4” die cut with scalloped border from Penned Flowers Dies (save the scrap to use inside the card)
  • Santa Express Memories & More Card Pack: die cut Santa image with 2-5/8” circle from Layering Circles Dies and color the “ho ho ho” wood cut-out with a Dark Shaded Spruce Stampin’ Blends marker 
  • Add Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush to Santa’s hat trim, eyebrows, mustache and beard
  • Red Rhinestones Basic Jewels and Real Red/Garden Green Ribbon Combo Pack
  • Basic White Cardstock (card interior): 5-1/4” x 4”, stamp sentiment from the Framed & Festive stamp set in Shaded Spruce ink
  • Painted Christmas Designer Series Paper (card interior): 5-1/4” x 4”  
Finally, here is a peek inside the card! I stamped the sentiment from the Framed & Festive stamp set, which is while supplies last. It’s a great set for Christmas cards! I also added another strip of DSP and I used the scrap of Glimmer Paper left over from my scalloped border for a hint of sparkly detail. Use those leftovers from your die cutting, a little goes a long way with this sparkly paper! 

I hope you will join us this week over at The Paper Players and share your project for our ”Ho-Ho-Ho” Theme ChallengeWe’d love to see what you come up with! You can link up your project through Noon PST on Friday December 9th, 2022

Be sure to stop by and say hello to The Paper Players Design Team: 
Anne Marie Hile (that’s me!) 

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Anne Marie

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  1. Anne Marie, I love how you used the Santa from that kit! It's too cute with that DSP! Love that pop of glimmer paper! Have a great week!

  2. A perfect way to add that fun Santa to a card! Love the background and that BOW! Wowza!

  3. Oh, Anne Marie! I am so loving this Santa paired with this designer paper. The vintage vibe is calling my name. The little red bow is the perfect embellishment. I need a few more cards, and you have inspired me to pull out my Santa Express Memories & More pack!

  4. I love this card, Anne Marie! Your Santa looks amazing on that Painted Christmas paper. (I have those Memories & More cards *and* the DSP, and have yet to do anything with either one!) I like how you colored the wooden letters and the great little red accents on your card front.

  5. Anne Marie, I love how versatile this Santa is. Ive seen him on modern cards and on traditional. Yours is more transitional, especially with that fabulous DSP in the background. I love it!

  6. I'm so glad you remembered having this Santa and the wonderful papers because I'm in love with this card! The Shaded Spruce card stock is becoming a favorite, it teams up so well with Real Red. With the red glimmer paper and jewels and that gorgeous bow it's embellished beautifully!

  7. These M&M cards are just the best aren't they?! I love your jolly Santa combined with the Painted Christmas paper and the red bow is just the perfect finishing touch!

  8. Love the cute Santa and the fun papers!


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Anne Marie