Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Ho ho ho!

I just couldn't let another week pass without playing along at Jingle Belles!

 I had been trucking along so well with my Christmas cards, but then took a couple (or maybe three) weeks off to get some birthday/generic cards done and also, life got busy for a bit there, so time to get back in the game! I have missed my friends over at Jingle Belles, so I managed to find just enough time to put this sweet little singing Santa on a card for the current challenge which is to create cards that

  • incorporate music
  • are inspired by a holiday song or
  • include a holiday song title

  • I have incorporated music paper and embellishments and might have been inspired by the song "Santa Claus is coming to town!" I must admit that it was a bit tough to switch back into Christmas gear - the first few weeks after Christmas, I couldn't seem to switch out of Holiday gear, but here I am easing back in! Here is a shot of the inside. Quick and easy as this paper line came with these already printed up, vintage look and all!

    I was also inspired by the fun sketch over at The Challenge! (see below)

    I would like to share at:
    The Challenge at Always Playing with Paper - a sketch


    Shopping Our Stash - The Earth has music - the music part is obvious on my card, but as for the earth, some believe Santa travels the entire world in just one night right?! - Ok, so I might be stretching it!

    Jingle Belles - fa la la la la

    If you haven't started your Holiday cards yet, you really must visit the girls over at Jingle Belles for inspiration - they just keep it coming every single week!

    Thanks for stopping by!

    Shanna :)

    What I used:

    stamp - CTMH "Perfect Fit - Holidays" B1412
    Marvy scallop punch, EK success 1 3/4 circle punch
    papers - Cosmo Cricket and from the scrap bin
    Sizzix embossing folder
    music note confetti (a Bday gift from Donna)


    1. I love music paper! Super cute Santa! Thank you for joining us at The Challenge!

    2. Fantastic card....you have inspired me to get a much needed early start on my holiday cards!!! Thanks for joining the SHOPPING OUR STASH crew and Words to Scrap By for our combined "The Earth Has Music" challenge!!

    3. Love that fun little Santa ... so very glad you joined our fa-la-la-la-la at jingle belles.

    4. SUPER card! I love your stretch to make your card fit the SOS prompt, but your'e in with just the music! HA!

      Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

    5. What a fun holiday card! Love the music paper with the Santa image. Thanks for joining us at The Challenge!

    6. Fabulous! Glad you were able to find time to create another Christmas card to add to your stash. This one is particularly delightful with that singing Santa. I absolutely love the embossed cardstock!

    7. Nicely crafted card! Thanks for joining us this week at Shopping Our Stash!
      Chana, DT

    8. So vintage!! Love that Santa and the sentiment :)

    9. SUPER fun Santa card!!! VERY FUN, So glad that you joined us at the challenge!

    10. I have all the supplies needed to make this card!! Too funny - I may have to case you! Thanks for the inspiration :o)

    11. ok, i don't know WHERE my comment went, but i swear i saw this and loved it last week miss shanna!!! (check out the JB shout out post from thurs if you don't believe me, lol!) :) this is sooooooooooo beautifully done in every respect: perfect choice of elements, colorsand texture; plus HOW CUUUUUUUUUUUUTE is that awesome santa! xoxoxoxo

    12. That is the cutest santa! Great use of the sketch and bravo to you for working you your Christmas cards! Thanks so much for sharing with us at The Challenge!


    Thanks for visiting! I love to hear what you think of my work! :)