Friday, December 3, 2010

Santa Claus is coming to town...

Oh you better watch out, you better not pout, you better not shout, I'm telling you why...
Santa Claus is coming to town!

I love this image of Santa - he truly looks so JOLLY, doesn't he?  This is another card we created at my Holiday Class, but slightly stepped up.  I made a few extras after the class and decided to add the twine and bells.  I also "vintaged" it up a bit by using a sponge dauber and inking Crumb Cake around the edges.  Here's a look at the original - still super cute with clean lines:

And here's how just a few slight tweaks can change the look:
So what do you think?  I like them both.  The simple clean line version is great for mailing and mass producing - it's super quick to put together if you cut all your supplies first and assembly line it.  If you're just making a few or hand delivering some cards, then the stepped up version is a fun one to try.  Just keep in mind that the bells add a thickness to the card which will require an extra 20 cents of postage.  Here's the recipe for you:
{Happy Jolly Santa}
All supplies Stampin'Up! Except where noted
*Stamp Sets: Jolly Old Saint Nick, Bright Christmas
*Cardstock: Shimmery White, Candy Cane DSP, Real Red, Whisper White
*Inks: Basic Black, Blush Blossom, Real Red, Regal Rose
*Accessories: Real Red Polka Dot Grosgrain ribbon {from SU! Clearance Rack!}, Scallop Circle #2 Bigz die, Circle Cutter (Santa Circle is 3" in diameter), Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink (on the white parts of Santa's hat); Baker's Twine and Bells from craft store
Hope you like it! Thanks for visiting today :)


~amy~ said...

Soo sweet! Love the colors & the polka dots!

Kathy Martin said...

Such a fabulous card! LOVE that Santa and your baker's twine and jingle bells! :)

Janet Swofford said...

I love the sassy Santa giving us a wink;-) The colors are great too. Thanks for sharing.
Inky hugs,

PinkBlingCrafter said...

Super cute and love how you added the twine!!

sweet craf-tea chick said...

love your santa card, he's so cute. great color combo! looove the baker's twine and tiny bells. thanks for sharing :)! *hugs* steph :)

Helen F. said...

Such a sweet Santa image. Love the baker's twine and your non-traditional colors. :o)