October 20, 2015

Creative Inking Blog Hop: Christmas Joy

I know, I know... It's not even Halloween yet and here we are talking about Christmas today! However, when you are a papercrafter who sends out oodles and oodles of handmade Christmas cards you've got to get an early start. So think of today as your creative inspiration before you begin making your Christmas cards :) Without further ado, I bring you this months Creative Inking Blog Hop!

I created this adorable card for a swap I was a part of last month. I've always loved the Santa style cards, so I created my own take on it. After I finished it I realized that although it has lots of punching and die cutting there isn't actually any stamping on it! LOL! But I love it anyway. I actually wanted to make the full saying 'Jolly Old Elf' by adding old elf under the die cut jolly using the alphabet rotary stamp... but we couldn't find the rotary stamp. So, if you have one you could add it to your case of this card ;)

You can see from this second view that the card isn't quite a standard fold. Santa's jacket actually folds closed by an inch from the right side as well. Gives it more of the feeling of a real jacket I think! And I love the overlapping opening layers it creates by leaving the belt and buckle hanging over that side.

One trick I have for making this card: since we no longer carry a scalloped border punch, I used the largest of the square framelit dies (which is scalloped itself) to create the wool for the edging of the jacket. It is the perfect size to create scallops for the narrow direction of a standard card :)

Hope you are enjoying today's hop. Now head on over to Kristine to see what Christmas-y ideas she has for us.

Or head back to BJ's blog and check out her project

Flutterby again soon!

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Dena Rekow said...

I just love the buckle card--that is soooo "Christmas Joy!!" Darling! Thanks for sharing!

Lynn Streifert said...

Amber, this is amazing! I love this Santa suit- will be case-ing this for sure!

Diane Evans said...

That is awesome. Thanks

Susan Campfield said...

Adorable! Love this!

stillstamping said...

Adorable Santa card! Thanks for the tip of using the Scallop Framelit!

Phyllis Shepherd said...

I so love this card!!! Such a wonderful Santa and I don't miss the stamping because it is fabulous!!!

lutrario1 said...

This is the sweetest card! I love it!