Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Three S's of Christmas

This posting involves three very different symbols of Christmas that start with the letter "s"- Santa, the Star and [elf] Shoe. (Okay... the last one is a bit of a stretch! But it is a cute shoe!) 

My entry in Beccy's Place Fifth Annual Month of Holiday Cards Challenge for the letter "Z" includes an adorable Lili Of The Valley digi image of Santa and a sweet kitty sharing some "Zzzzzzzs!" I laughed when I saw that Beccy had included snoring in her list of suggestions for the letter Z since I'd made my card last weekend. It really is true that great minds think alike!
Added a bit of translucency to my card by writing the words on vellum scraps, detail with a white gel pen on his beard and mustache, and texture with Polar White Flower Soft on hat, collar, and cuffs. (And the Dec 25th scrapbook sticker is a perfect sentiment… since this is what Santa would be doing on the day after his big adventure every year!)
Entered into: 
Beccy’s Place Challenge- November                                           (
Deep Ocean Challenge- Santa Clause is Coming to Town     (
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Anything Goes               (
Artistic Inspirations Challenge-Challenge #191                      (
In my last posting, I shared a card inspired by entries in the Crafty Christmas Collaboration (CCC). While surfing that site, I was inspired by many of the card, especially those created by Jessica at Decided to CASE one of her cards. Here is her original and my CASE. I love the simplicity of the card and, of course, the bling! The star is a wood mounted stamp but with no company name, the Love die-cut is SU. The star shine is made with a sponge and white craft ink. The stars and die are cut from white glitter paper. 

And this is Jessica's card that I am CASEing-
Entered into: 
AAA Card Challenges- Christmas                                           (
Less is More Challenge- Let It Shine                                     (
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Star Light, Star Bright    (
We Craft Cards Wednesday Challenge- Let It Shine          (
Cute Card Thursday- #505 Stars                                            ( 
Years ago, before I had collected enough stamps to open my own store, I made cards with paper, fussy cutting and little else. Often I would hand letter the sentiments. This card is dedicated to those days. When I found the sentiment on Pinterest I just knew that I had to put it to use. The wonderful colors on the SumMoreFun mood board gave me the push I needed to be creative. So fun!
Entered into:
SumMoreFun  Challenge- Color Challenge- Let it Snow      (  
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge- Anything Goes      (
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge2- Extra for Nov      (


  1. Super Cute cards! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at SumMore Fun Stamps Blog! Have a great day!!

    Theresa (VO Stamps/SumMore Fun DT)
    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

  2. Stunning night sky, love it! Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

  3. I love the idea of putting the words, and sounds, on vellum Kathy, it does give it a more dreamy quality. The image is very cute and I can easily imagine Santa and his helpers feeling this way after the big day.
    You did a great job with your CASE card, the star is beautiful. I love how carefully you created the shine, it looks amazing, as does the rest of the night sky you created. It's simple, but so effective.
    I remember doing a LOT of fussy cutting for scrapbook pages Kathy, way back in the late 90s. I was thrilled when the die cutting machines started arriving on the market, and my poor hands thanked me when I finally purchased one. Your retro Christmas stocking is fabulous. I love the bright, festive colours and the fabulous sentiment. Great job!

  4. 3 wonderful cards, Kathy! I love the fur on Santa's outfit on the first one! Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  5. Oh my goodness! Such a wonderful collection of Christmas cards! Thank you so much for joining us with the SumMore Fun mood board challenge.

  6. Your card is fabulous! Love the beautiful colors on the background. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

  7. That sky looks FAB! Thanks for joining AAA Cards! Hugs Åsa

  8. Super cute card for the Challenge at SumMoreFun Challenge, thank you for joining us. I look forward to seeing more of your entries. MaryAnn DT

  9. What a cute little card! I don't miss the fussy cutting, either! Thanks for joining us at SumMore Fun! ~DT Jamie (Love your Santa card, too!)

  10. What great cards and love the little elf show and sentiment. Thank you for joining us at SumMore Fun ~DT Heather

  11. Great cards. Such cute images. Thank you for joining us over at SumMoreFun! I hope you will join us again. SumMoreFun DT-Amy

  12. What a fun card! I love how you have used our mood board colors. Thank you for joining us, good luck and hope to see your entries again!
    Sharon - DT member for Sum More Fun!


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