Welcome to the March Sparkles Christmas Buddies challenge #134!  Helen chose “Santa Comes to Town” for the theme.  Oh, what fun!  When you finish here, I hope you hop over to the challenge forum to see what all the other of the design team members created!

Here’s my Santa Comes to Town card:


When I first checked my stamp sets for this card, I found I didn’t have anything with a Santa! The closest I have is the two sentiments on this card from the Perfectly Plaid stamp set.  After struggling with ideas, it dawned on me that I had kept three sets of these Santa pieces, and that I knew exactly where they were.  Score!  Bonus – they were already stamped in Momento Tuxedo Black and Cherry Cobbler, which became the color combination.  

The layout for this card comes from the Paper Players #580 sketch challenge.  

Here’s the challenge banner:


What I Did:

  • The Cherry Cobbler card base measures 5-1/2 inches by 8-1/2 inches, scored at 4-1/4 inches.
  • I used the Buffalo Check DSP (designer series paper) from the host DSP set Pattern Party. I just love a black and white Buffalo check and trimmed it to 4-1/8 inches by 5-3/8 inches.
  • The black DSP banner measures 5-3/8 inches by 1-3/8 inches.
  • Using the scalloped contour die set, I cropped the white focal panel. It needed something to make it pop, so I trimmed a piece of Cherry Cobbler DSP to 3-3/8 inches by 4-1/2 inches.
  • Next, I stamped the sentiments and added the black baker’s twine for a clothesline. I attached the knotted ends using mini glue dots.
  • Then came the fun part! I added Santa and his clothes. All these pieces are popped up on dimensionals and attached to the baker’s twine using retired mini paperclips. For added interest, I let Santa and his coat hang off the sides of the white scalloped panel.
  • Finally, I stamped another sentiment from Perfectly Plaid on the white cardstock for the inside of the card.
  • After trimming the DSP on the envelope flap, and punching a 1 inch circle for the envelope seal, I’d finished this coordinated card, envelope, and envelope seal set.

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Have a Peachy Day!


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