Sunday, 24 November 2013

Here Comes Santa Claus

It seems like such a long time since my last post. I have been very busy over the last week. Work has been crazy. I was part of the United Way committee at work. Last week we had our annual campaign so I was super busy with the kick off and events throughout the week. This was my first time volunteering for the United Way committee and I must say it was very rewarding and a lot of fun. Of course going into work tomorrow, I will have to catch up on everything I didn't get done last week.

I am still working on a number of Christmas projects. In addition to the many Christmas cards I am creating, my daughters and I have begun plans for this year's Christmas creations for their teachers and classmates. Stay tuned for more details.

This weekend I had the chance to use another of my Kraftin Kimmie stamps that I bought recently. This one is called Santa & Pup and it is super cute. I decided to use the stamp with the newest Deconstructing Jen sketch DS128.

Although I like the look of the square cards, I don't often make them, so I modified the sketch for my longer card. I used the Simple Stories December Documented collection. I love the colours in this collection.

I trimmed 1/2 inch from the right side of the card so you can see the striped paper added to the inside. I also love finding places to use the 3x4 cards in these collections. I don't do project life style scrapbooking, so I have a rather large collection of these cards.

The image is coloured with Copic markers. Crystal gems were added for buttons.

After applying glue (using my Zig two-way glue pen) to the trim of "Santa's" outfit, I added sparkling fluff. I also created the snow effect with the glue and Crystal Glitter Ritz micro fine glitter.

Using the Kraftin' Kimmie "Sleigh mail" stamp and Versa Mark ink, I heat embossed with Zing Chestnut embossing powder. I stamped the image on an open space of the Simple Stories paper so I knew it would match the rest of the papers I had used.

The inside of the card is decorated with a 4x6 card from the Simple Stories December Documented collection. The sentiments are from Your Next Stamp "Holiday Sentiments".

Kraftin' Kimmie: # 206 "Let it Snow"
Deconstructing Jen: Sketch No. 128

Thanks for stopping by and happy creating.

Santa & Pup stamp, Sleigh Mail stamps from Kraftin' Kimmie
Holiday Sentiments stamp Your Next Stamp
Simple Stories December Documented
Our Craft Lounge Sparkling Fluff
Crystal Glitter Ritz white micro fine glitter
Recollection gem stones
Vintage photo brown distress ink
Versa Mark ink
Zing Chestnut embossing powder



  1. Wow, great card!!! Love everything on it! Thank you for joining our challenge this week at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

  2. You rock this colouring! Thanks for playing with us at KKS :)

  3. Such a lovely card!! Love the gem buttons, great work!! Thanks so much for playing along with this week's challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.

  4. This is super cute and your coloring is fabulous! Thanks for joining us for DS128!


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