Cookie Cutter Christmas Santa

by Joanne James6. October 2016 08:05

Today it's time for a new challenge over at Create With Connie and Mary and this week we have a sketch for you:


I decided to use this sketch for one of the cards that I made in my Christmas Stamp-A-Stack class earlier this week - take a look:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

Something Old - I decided to feature a die cut 'merry' sentiment using my Christmas Greetings Thinlits and finish with some stamped words from the co-ordinating 'Holly Jolly Greetings' set. Last season I used these thinlits more times than I can count and in all the excitement of the Autumn-Winter catalogue I forgot that they had moved into the annual catalogue until I was browsing its Christmas section. For me they are a keeper and it felt like renewing acquaintance with an old friend to get them out and use them on my card today.

Something New - I paired my sentiment with a fun Santa from the Cookie Cutter Christmas set, punched out with the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch and some of the new Candy Cane Lane DSP; I recommend you stock up on this during the current 'buy 3, get 1 free' offer on Designer Series Paper this month - I know I will be! My cute Father Christmas was coloured in with my Stampin' Write markers for a bold finish, with a  liberal dose of clear Wink of Stella to accent his fur trim. 

A Perennial Favourite - Last but not least, I embossed my top Whisper White layer in my favourite embossing folder of all time: the Softly Falling Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. I'm not big into dry embossing, however I would make an exception for Softly Falling any day of the week, I just love the texture and interest that this falling snow gives a card. 

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Do visit the other Design Team members to see what they did with this week's sketch; there's lots of inspiration over on their blogs too!

Enjoy your day and I'll be back tomorrow with another project; until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (8) -

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
10/6/2016 11:58:39 AM #

Love this!  How fun...great layout and cute card!


Jennifer Downey
Jennifer DowneyUnited States
10/6/2016 11:32:05 PM #

Well I loved how you acquainted your old friend with a new one on this card! Your color choices on each of the elements flow so nicely and create such a wonderful well rounded card! Great for a SAS! Bravo!


Lisa Martz
Lisa MartzUnited States
10/7/2016 2:55:54 AM #

Great clean and simple little card!  Love the little santa and the bold red "merry".


Jenny Engelke
Jenny EngelkeUnited States
10/7/2016 4:52:18 PM #

This is a perfect card for a make and take!  Nice and simple but plenty of detail!  I love the Merry diecut combined with the stamped words!


Sharon Burkert
Sharon BurkertUnited States
10/9/2016 12:35:55 AM #

SO cute!  I like the die cut merry with the cut out sentiments, very fun and adds lots of interest!


Tracy may
Tracy mayUnited Kingdom
10/11/2016 7:02:29 AM #

Oh what a cute fun Christmas card! I love the DSP panel underneath and your Santa is so cute!


Connie Babbert
Connie BabbertUnited States
10/13/2016 12:21:00 PM #

This is SO much fun!  I had planned on using the Cookie Cutter sets until I saw your card!  lol!  LOVE the merry!  Great job with the challenge this week!


Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
10/14/2016 11:39:13 PM #

I LOVE this little Santa!  What a fun layout!  Just perfect!  XX


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