Jolly Memories and More Santa PP620

by Joanne James4. December 2022 08:00

Today it's Sunday and time for this week's new challenge over at The Paper Players! It's the turn of the fabulous LeAnne to host this week and she has a fun and festive theme challenge for you to work with:


I knew exactly where I was headed for today's card - yes the Santa Express Suite and the Memories and More card pack - you know how I love these cards! I went with a quick and simple card that is super easy for you to recreate - take a look:


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

I took a Petal Pink card base and used a retired snowflake stamp for a little tone-on-tone stamping for the background. I added a strip of red glimmer paper and an offcut of Santa Express designer paper, then used one of the wooden sentiments from the Memories & More pack along with a santa, fussy cut from one of the cards in the pack, for a jolly focal point:

I also used a couple of the wooden elements from the pack and a diecut snowflake for added detail. The stamped sentiment on the front of the card comes from the 'Jingle Jingle Jingle' stamp set, which I also used for the inside of my card:


Super easy using up lots of bits and pieces and really easy to recreate - just what we need now that we are into December! What's more, the Santa Express Memories and More card pack is reduced as part of the Last Chance promotion - I already treated myself to a couple of extra packs, and I would recommend you do too!

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 Product and 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Before you reach for your ink and papers, check out what our amazing team has created to inspire you this week:

Here's a quick recap of our challenge rules:
1.  Create a new paper project
2.  Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us and provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge submission.
3.  Please link your card to no more than four challenges, TOTAL.
4.  Have FUN!

Enjoy your day; we are enjoying a family lunch and an extra session of hockey this evening; fortunately, this is practice for an indoor tournament so we will be out of the cold for once! I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


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Comments (11) -

Jennie Maier
Jennie MaierUnited States
12/4/2022 1:47:53 PM #

Joanne, I love it when the kits help create such quick and cute cards! Your card certainly is cute! Have a great week!

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
12/4/2022 1:58:17 PM #

I love this Santa...these cards and elements go together so easily to make such a fun card!  Love the subtle snowflakes too and the wooden sentiment is perfect! I love the inside as well!

Judy1223United States
12/5/2022 9:08:48 PM #

Joanne, this card is fantastic! LOve the elements you combined...such a sweet image of Santa, too!

Ann Schach
Ann SchachUnited States
12/8/2022 3:52:38 PM #

Petal Pink paired with the red glimmer paper is such a fun and fresh combination, Joanne! As always, you are such an inspiration. I can't wait to try it. This Memories & More pack has been one of my favorites...and has been a lifesaver for me when it comes to needing a cute Santa! I love how you used the accents. What a delightful card!

Christy Stanford
Christy StanfordUnited States
12/9/2022 5:38:09 AM #

Lovely card, Joanne!  I like how you started with a nontraditional color for a Christmas card and added the darker shades of red to ground your Santa.  The glimmer paper is the perfect amount of sparkle!

jaydeeUnited States
12/9/2022 4:18:47 PM #

Joanne, I love the non-conventional colors - what a refreshing change!  That santa just makes me smile!  fabulous card.  btw.  hope you are enjoying your cold weather!

Cindy Beach
Cindy BeachUnited States
12/9/2022 7:48:36 PM #

This lovely pink caught my eye right away, Joanne, I love it teamed with the Santa! The snowflakes are wonderful details, both the tone on tone and wooden ones. The die cut snowflake is white ties it all together with a fresh and fun flair. How I love this! You always inspire me!

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
12/9/2022 9:02:26 PM #

What a cutie! The choice of the soft pink for the base is great as it contrasts with the bright red but picks up the tones. That strip of red glimmer paper is just right for some Christmas bling but without being OTT. Lovely card!

Laurie Schmidt
Laurie SchmidtUnited States
12/10/2022 2:36:08 AM #

Love this Santa....super cute!

Anne Marie Hile
Anne Marie HileUnited States
12/10/2022 6:27:27 AM #

Absolutely adorable Joanne! I love, love, LOVE the little Santa on Petal Pink. the wooden snowflakes are the perfect detail, too.

VickyUnited Kingdom
12/12/2022 1:15:55 PM #

Love the way you put this together with leftovers from your pack Joanne! The colour of the background is fabulous and I love the snowflake detail behind your jolly Santa. Vicky x

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