Sunday, September 30, 2012

Santa clause is coming to town

Ho ho ho, Christmas is coming!  Here is another festive creation, super quick and easy to make, except for my adventures with parchment paper.

I've been using my new A2 Card Creator dies from Spellbinders, and they tend to hold on to the paper and it can be really hard to get the paper out after it's cut.  One way to deal with this is to run it with a piece of wax or parchment paper between the die cut and card stock.  I wound up with lots of these pretty doily like looking bits and thought they'd be great to use....guess I didn't think about the fact that they are non stick.....good old fashion glue and my dimensionals worked, but nothing else, so there was some experimenting needed!

The paper/image is from Graphic 45, the poinsettia created from another Spellbinders die cut, and the ticket is from an SU digi set.  I rubbed inka gold over the swirl and added stickler to the poinsettia, as well as added a gold robins nest dew drop to the centre of it.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
ABC Christmas Challenge - S is for Santa Claus
Just Keep On Creating - Christmas is just around the corner!
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Anything Goes
Perfect Sentiments Challenge - Vintage Christmas (vintage image)
Joans Garden:  Use DP as a background, a sentiment, a swirl, and a dimensional flower
Simon Says Stamp & Show - For the love of sparkle
FOSTV - Tags or Tickets
Cute Card Thursday - letters and numbers


  1. Your Christmas card is very pretty! I really like that Spellbinder die cut you've used to mat around your beautiful vintage G45 Santa postcard. That die cut really sets off the postcard! I also really like your poinsettia. So pretty! Thanks for sharing your card with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

  2. What a beautiful image...I love how it feels like a postcard! Thanks for joining us at The Perfect Sentiment!

  3. Very pretty card ,love the image from G45 so vintage .

  4. Gorgeous card, and very clever to use the pieces that were left over from the original cuts. :)

  5. An absolutely perfect vintage card! I love G45 papers too :) Thanks for playing along with us at The Perfect Sentiment!

  6. Wow, this is really pretty !!

  7. Gorgeous card! Love the Santa and the pointsettia, very beautiful. Thanks for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge. Love, Wilma

  8. Fabulous card. Love the Santa image along with the flower and little tag. Thanks for joining us at Perfect Sentiment this week.

  9. gorgeous card, love the traditional look!
    Many thanks for joining in the
    ♥Cute Card Thursday Challenge♥
    this week! Debxx

  10. Fabulous card LOVE the Flower and postage stamp too! Thanks for Playing along with us this time at ABC Christmas Challenge this time, Samantha :0)

  11. Beautiful card with a lovely vintage look to it!! Your poinsettia is so pretty!!

  12. What a beauty,thanks for joining CCT this week!
    Hugs Heidy

  13. Great card and I love your background. Your flower turned out so pretty.
    Thanks for joining us at Joan's Gardens for our weekly challenge.

  14. Kristina this is such a gorgeous vintage Christmas card. You are very creative. Thanks for sharing this in our challenge at Joan's Gardens.