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Jolly Old Saint Nick!



Happy Saturday! I'm back early with a challenge card! I've been working on some projects but decided I needed a fun card, just for the heck of it! Plus, I received some new SU Holiday Mini catalog pre-order items this week, so how could I not play with them a little bit?! I promise not to go crazy and start showing you Christmas things every day in August, but believe me, it would be so easy with these new Holiday Mini items!


On to the card...I used the great colors from the Play Date Color Cafe Challenge #41 as well as Jen's SFYTT from today. What a fabby sketch! This one came together very quickly! But now, time for true confessions from a lunkhead stamper...the card started out as a one-layer card with those embossed dots on it. Then, when I decided in a genius moment to sew that folded paper down with the scrunched up lace...I sewed the card shut. Yes, I really did. So remember, when sewing things down the front of your card, open it up first. Ugh! I couldn't waste it, though, so I just trimmed it down and stuck it to a new card base. Remember, boys and girls, there's always a solution for mistakes in paper-crafting!


Okay, I'm outta here. I've had stinkin' migraines the past two night and it's trying to creep back on me now, that little {insert expletive}. I hope you have a great weekend! Thanks so much for stopping by! Hugs and happy stamping!


Recipe
Stamps: Jolly Old St. Nick (Holiday Mini).
Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Candy Cane Christmas DSP (Holiday Mini).
Ink: Staz-On Brown, Cherry Cobbler, Blush Blossom.
Accessories: So Saffron ribbon, Aquapainters, Cherry Cobbler Big Button (Holiday Mini), Big Shot, Sizzix Winter Set embossing folder, vintage lace, Janome Sew mini.

17 comments:

Lisa Somerville said...

The embossing looks wonderful behind the Santa! Thanks for playing at the PDCC.

kathleenh said...

I saw this on SCS and knew without looking it was yours. It has that certain Angie style! I love the sewn lace on the punched out squares!

Jen Blank said...

Love this. Have to case it when I get the set. All credit to the master!

Terry said...

Your Santa is wonderful! Love the embossed background!

~Erica~ said...

I love everything about this Angie! The colors are wonderful and the lace is delicious! The bow, perfect! Great job!

Alex said...

FAB card Angie, love what you did with that Santa! Just got mine, need to ink it up, lol!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Silli said...

Smile Angie, your card is so funny...love the image..;-) BIG hugs

Deanna said...

Love it, even though it is Christmas! lol

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Great card Angie! Love that Santa & the pretty ribbon!

Paul said...

Wow such a jolly, fun card with a beautiful bow. Love the button, a very cute touch. Px

Cindy Major said...

hahaha, that sounds like the kind of mistake I would make!! I remember a card given to my mom as a teenager where I had spent like two hours drawing something on it only to find out that the fold was on the right side!!! I wish I had known back then to just cut the card front and stick it on another card base instead of giving it to my mom with a huge apologetic look on my fave...

I see you ordered the cute Santa set! I love his chubby smiling face! Great card, too - the polka dot background is super cute!

Cindy

Ann said...

That Santa is TOO cute!

Noelle said...

So cute! Now I want that set even more! The yellow bow is awesome as well:)

artfuldelight said...

Super cute card. I keep trying to make Christmas cards but can't seem to get "in the spirit". LOL! Great card. :-)

Shabby Horse said...

What a cute Santa! Love the embossing too!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

What a great idea with this color combo--Christmas! LOVE it:) Thanks for playing along with us at the PDCC:)

Suzanne C said...

Love the jolly santa and great idea to create a Christmas card with the colors! Thanks for joining us at the PDCC this week.