It seems that when Stampin’ UP’s holiday catalog goes live we, as demonstrators, tend to forget the great resource that the annual catalog offers all year. This Father Christmas tag features products from the annual catalog and goes together rather quickly so you can make several.
Traditional Color Palette
This nostalgic tag features the traditional colors that we are used to seeing at Christmas time. I have also colored the image with Crushed Curry, Chocolate Chip and Blushing Bride.
To color the Santa image, stamp him using Black Stazon ink on Whisper White card stock. Press the lid of your stamp pad several times while it is closed to get ink on the inside of the lid. Then using your aqua painter, fill in the colors that you like to give Santa a watercolored look.
Be Merry DSP
The traditional colors of the Be Merry DSP by Stampin’ UP add to the Christmas cheer of the tag. To get the layered look of the tag, I used the Lots of Labels framelits. Santa was cut out with the smaller size one, the DSP was the next largest and finally, the largest was cut from Cherry Cobbler card stock.
I stamped the sentiment in Cherry Cobbler ink and cut it out with the smallest of the framelits and then sponged the edges with Cherry Cobbler ink.
To finish the tag, I punched a hole in the top with a standard notebook hole punch. I then looped an 8 inch piece of Double Stitched 1/4″ ribbon through the hole.
Don’t forget that through October 31st, the Be Merry DSP is part of the Buy 3 Get 1 Free DSP sale. So you can stock up before Christmas on these great patterns.
I hope that you enjoyed today’s project. Please like and share my project to your favorite social media! Have a great day!
Christmas in July
Stampin’ UP made it Christmas in July by letting demonstrators get their hands on the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set before the Holiday Catalog even came out. Become a demonstrator before July 31st and you can get this stamp set included in your demo kit for FREE!
Here is what you receive in your Essentials Gift Pack for FREE:
||D Block (X2)
||Carols of Christmas Stamp Set
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* Your choice of up to $125 worth of any current Stampin’ Up! products!
* A business supply pack valued at $50!
* Free Essentials gift pack
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This card was made from the inspiration of three challenge blogs. Take some time and visit these fabulous blogs for ideas for your next creation.
Stamp Ink Paper
Christmas Card Throwdown
Emboss Resist Technique
The background of this card uses the emboss resist technique with the Sheet Music background stamp. The image is stamped using Versamark ink and gold embossing powder. Using sponges, various ink colors were daubed in a diagonal pattern across the cardstock.
The sentiments were also stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with gold embossing powder.
A Special Gift
This gift duo will be a hit as a hostess gift or for a special friend. The candle was purchased from Bath and Body Works. I sprinkled the green mica flakes in the cellophane bag for some glitz and then tied it closed with the Real Red 3/4 inch Stitched Edge Ribbon.
The Santa shaker card is filled with the white mica flakes and is popped up with the foam strips from the annual catalog.
The Christmas Greetings thinlit die with the jolly sentiment adds the right touch of glitter to the Detailed Santa thinlit die. It is framed with a banner and a doily background. I cut my whisper white cardstock to 4″x4″ to make sure when I cut out the Santa that I had enough edge for the foam adhesive strips.
I recommend using the Precision Base Plate with this die because of the detail. Also, use the Multipurpose Liquid Glue to adhere the Santa to the window sheet. The trick to not making a mess is to let the glue dry for a few minutes so it is just tacky and then stick it to the window sheet. It won’t ooze all over then.
Santa’s eyes and nose are made with the Rhinestone Basic Jewels colored with a black and red Sharpie marker. Finish the envelope off with a liner cut from the Candy Cane Lane DSP.
Inside the Card
The inside of he card is stamped with a sentiment from the Peace this Christmas stamp set. Stamp the sentiment in Real Red ink. It is set off with a strip of leftover DSP from the Candy Cane Lane DSP pack and a layer of crumb cake cardstock behind it.
I hope you enjoyed today’s project. Please leave me a comment. I love hearing from you!
Peace This Christmas Stamp Set
Supply List for Card & Envelope