Santa Loves December 26

One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas day. Don't clean it up too quickly. 
              ~Andy Rooney

Catered Crop December 26

If a messy living room is the meter of a joyful Christmas, we had a crazy happy Christmas day. Honestly, we did; so much so that no one wants to remove the evidence. I hope Santa's throwing a big victory party for himself and his elves – he deserves it.


My sweet friend, Libby, just joined the creative team at The Play Date Cafe. I played with their current challenge to congratulation her. The Challenge, PDCC61, is so adorable.


Tip: It's a little hard to tell from the picture, but I added some velvet flock to Santa's fur trim. Flock can be a little tricky, so I tried something different. I cut out the trim pieces and put them in a Xyron Create-a-Sticker upside down, so the sticky side was facing on the top surface. It covered the surface nicely with glue to hold the flock. There are other ideas for attaching flocking at this thread in Splitcoast Stampers: Flocking Help. The white flocking is pretty transparent, so you can still see some of the stamped images and your Copic shading underneath it.

If you love challenges, here are a few more I played with for this card.


Here's the rest of the recipe and the Copic Markers:

  • Paper – Prism, BasicGrey Figgy Pudding, Stampin' Up! Textured Card Stock; Stampin' Up! Waffle Paper
  • Stamps – Eat Cake Grapics 1102-P Yahoo Santa, My Favorite Things (MFT) Mini Alphabet
  • Inks – Memento Rich Cocoa, Copics
  • Tools – Nestabilities, MFT Die-namics (Bannier Strip Die)
  • Glitter – German Glass Glitter
  • Misc. –Doodle Bug Crushed Velvet Flock
  • Techniques – Sewing and Paper Piecing
Happy December 26 to all the rest of you Santa's elves retiring for at least a little while.

Sweet Comments

  1. What a fabulous sentiment by Andy. And what a fabulous Santa, love the design paper you used for this adorable card.

  2. That is one happy looking Santa!  Love your cute little banner too!  Thanks for playing along at The Play Date Cafe :)

  3. Andrea Ewen says:

    Sweet card! Love anything Santa! Thanks for the link at SCS, they really are a wonderful resource! Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe! 

  4. I love the Santa image he looks so cheeky but gorgeous lol.   Beautiful papers and fabulous colour combination Linda.

  5. How funny is this!  It really had me chuckling.  Love the Santa image and that wonderful gold ruffle around the main element.  So happy you were able to join in the fun with us this week at Our Creative Corner,  

  6. Well..YES…I LOVE LOVE LOVE this adorable image..I almost bought it!  Guess I mite hav to get back over there and pick it up! :)  What a cute card!

  7. What a gorgeous card, the image is fantastic, and such a wonderful post to read too, loved it!  It really makes me smile!  Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe!  Happy New Year!

  8. This is super cute! LOVE that frame around your colored image! Beautifully done! That is super sweet of you to join in the fun because of Libby! Hope you come and play again!! Thanks so much for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at the PDCC:}

  9. Hi Linda, what a wonderful celebration card, love the image and all the details. Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Days Away, good luck with the challenge. Happy New Year xxx

  10. Love it!!!! OH HOW JOLLY!!! ; )

  11. What a fun, fun Santa image!   Thanks for joining us in the play date cafe in this busy Christmas week :)  We're looking forward to Libby joining us in January :)

  12. Linda!  Hey, how've you been?!  This is the funnest card!  I just love the santa!  He looks completely joyful!  You're right, the flocking is hard to see but I'll take your word for it!  I love the deep rich colors in your card and the "dec 25" banner!  Thank for playing along with Our Creative Corner challenge this week!

  13. Santa is fabulously jolly–what a cute image and project! Thanks for joining in with us at the Copic Creations Challenge Blog!


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