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Monday, July 24, 2017

ho ho ho

Hi, everyone!

How's your Christmas stash of Santas? How many do you have? Turns out I don't have very many... a few on some dp, but no stamps, no digis. How can that be? As Elaine on Seinfeld would say, "Oh, it be."

So, I made a paper-pieced Jolly Old Nick to play along with the current Jingle Belles Santa Claus Is Coming to Town Challenge. And, while I was at it, I made a little background paper to go with him.  :)

Stampin' Up! grays and white cardstock; Distress Ink fired brick and spun sugar
SU owl builder, Santa hat, and cupcake punches
Spellbinders circle and scallop dies; Paper Smooches mustache die
nose, mouth, and cheeks inked in Distress fired brick, applied with Ranger blending tool
SU baker's twine; googlie eyes
adhesives: Scotch ATG; Zots glue dots

Think I'll also share this at the CAS-ual Fridays Christmas in July Challenge. It may not win any awards, but I think this little Santa is going to bring a big smile to a little patient at Nationwide Children's when I tuck him into the SAS4Kids holiday card shipment.

Have a great week! And, thanks for stopping... happy scrappin'!


  1. Love how you made your own background ... and that is one rockin' Santa ... so glad you helped us celebrate Jolly Ol' St. Nick at Jingle Belles.

  2. ok, so i already LOVED this, but reading the description & realizing that you built this thing from the ground up makes me loooooooooooooove it so much more! total, total triumph of your crafty cleverness, missus! so pleased you could help us celebrate santa at JINGLE BELLES!

  3. Love your adorable Santa creation girl...so stinking cute!!!

  4. What a great Christmas card! Thanks for playing with our CAS- ual Fridays challenge and good luck!