Friday, August 9, 2013

Christmas Card- Tim Holtz Santa

Happy Friday, All!

You know what I like about challenges?  They inspire you to do things you have not tried, use product you have not used and meet other crafters.  This week I scrolled through the challenges and was inspired to make a Christmas card.

The Santa silhouette is from a stamp set I have not used yet: Tim Holtz's Mini Holidays.  Isn't that Santa the cutest?  I love the retro/vintage feel to the stamp.  The paper is Pink Paislee's City Sidewalks- also my first time using.  I applied distress ink (old paper, antique linen, vintage photo) along all edges to emphasize the vintage look.  Red velvet ribbon was assembled under the sentiment and I die cut poinsettias from red velvet ribbon and Kraft paper.  Distress ink (fired brick) was added to the Kraft poinsettia.  Twine was applied to the top of the tag (also from City Sidewalks collection).  Black gems were used on Santa's die cut in the corners and scalloped lace along the edge as shown.  There are several layers applied to the Kraft card stock base- which gives it a fun feel (hopefully!).

So, my first time playing with the stamp set and paper...and I look forward to using the product again.  Also, I hardly ever do vintage and I love vintage!  I definitely need more excuses to do this style.  

For all the challenge hosts and design team members: thanks for the inspiration...and the excuses to craft!

Have a wonderful weekend.
Kathy Jo

The above card is entered into the following challenges:
Divas By Design, Bingo (distressing, lace, flowers)


  1. You may not do Vintage often, but you sure do it well! I love the layout of this card and the details are FAB!

  2. Love this card Kathy Jo and what a cool design , I agree with Shona you sure mastered the vintage feel to this card .

  3. Oh wow, this is absolutely gorgeous!! I love all the different elements - they fit together perfectly!! I have that Santa stamp and haven't used it've inspired me!! You should definitely do vintage more often - you rock it!! Have a great weekend my friend :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  4. Stunning. So many beautiful elements. This is the kind of Christmas card i keep forever.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes August Linky Party
    DIANA L.

  5. Hi Kathy - I followed your link in from TTCRD and now following you. I love this card. I love vintage but always seem to struggle with it. I love everything about this card!

  6. Hi kathy,

    thanks for popping by my blog and leaving such kind's much appreciated!!

    This is a fab card...I do love that Santa...I so love making Christmas cards!!


  7. That Santa is adorable - he looks like he just remembered he left the stove on ;) I too love getting that push from challenges to try something new. I find it really easy to get stuck in a crafty rut.

  8. Your Christmas card is stunning, i love the stamps and the beautiful flower.

  9. This is absolutely ADORABLE!! I love the vintage Santa card, and how you've put everything together. Just SO super sweet. Thanks for sharing with us this week and please join us again soon. I love seeing your amazing cards.
    The Kraft Journal

    Please join us at Word Art Wednesday - always Anything Goes

  10. Wow, Kathy Jo! This is just the cutest Christmas card! Love the sweet Santa stamp: I'm a sucker for the retro/vintage look! You knocked this one out of the park!

  11. wow such beautiful layering! Fabulous work and thanks so much for joining us at

  12. This is such a great card.
    I love all the layers and the vintage look to it :)

  13. Kathy Jo~
    This is such an awesome Christmas card! Loving the fun Santa and such a GREAT "layers" card!!!
    Thanks for sharing and linking this up over at The Kraft Journal for our Layers challenge! A new challenge begins today..hope you will play along :)

    1. Thanks for sharing and linking this up over at the 3GJ Challenge blog for our Kraft w/Ribbon Challenge!
      We have a new challenge beginning tomorrow, hope to see you join in again :)

  14. Fantastic card. I love all the little details. Thanks for joining us for the Sweet challenge! Hope to see you again next challenge and good luck!

  15. Beautiful card. That is the best Santa stamp I have seen. Thanks for sharing with us at the perfect sentiment.

  16. Great idea to use felt ribbon for the poinsettia leaves. I have tons of that and was wondering what to do with it. Love the card!!!

  17. love your intake of the bingo challenge over on divas by designs , goodluck xx

  18. Really lovely card, love the sweet vintage style santa, thank you for joining in with Divas By Design
    Lindsay xx

  19. Absolutely stunning card!! Thanks for linking it up with the 3 Girl JAM "Kraft" challenge!!

  20. A wonderful card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "tic tac toe” challenge & good luck in the draw…
    Hope to see you again in our next challenge.

    (DT Creative Craft Challenges)


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