Monday, June 15, 2015

Upcycled Santa - Naughty or Nice

Happy Monday!

It feels like a long time since I've made, and posted, a holiday card. Time to get my groove on again in the Christmas department!

I have had three of these images from the back of my Christmas postage stamps hanging about on my desk since Christmas. They are so whimsical, I just could not throw them away. I was sure I would use them somehow, perhaps in a Smash book, so I saved them and here we are.

I was able to play along with a few challenges:
Jingle Belles - shake it Santa Baby - use and image of Santa or make a shaker card or both
Winter Wonderland - Santa Claus is coming to town
Tis' the Season - inspiration photo

Christmas Card Challenges - anything goes

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Shanna :)

What I used:
graphic from the back of a package of 2014 Canadian Christmas postage stamps
leftover die cut from the stash pile
sequins, washi tape
paper: Kaiser Craft - "Tis the Season" 6x6 collection


  1. Love how you repurposed that jolly santa ... so very glad you joined us at jingle belles to get your Christmas card groove workin'.

  2. Great card! Love how you have the Santa Image coming out from your die-cut. The sequins are a great touch as well.

  3. I agree, very whimsical and fun! Great card!

    Thanks for joining us at 'Tis The Season!

  4. Such a wonderful and fun way to upcycle that whimsical image.

  5. Good thing you kept your Santa around! He looks great on your card. Love how he pops out of your die-cut. :) Thanks for playing with us at 'Tis the Season.

  6. Thanks for entering our Christmas Card Challenge!
    Monica - CCC DT

  7. ohhhhhhhhhhhhh you are SO CLEVER! but then *who* could throw away such a beautiful santa, OF COURSE he needed to be on a card... and what a fab card it is! you've done the big guy-- and our JINGLE BELLES' santa celebration-- proud, missus! <3 <3 <3

  8. I bow down to you, "saver of cool stuff to use later in something"! Kudos to finding such an awesome way to use recycled material! Great card! I love the layers, the bow, the bling of sequins, and the washi! Love it!

  9. I bow down as you think of these things is amazing. This really is the most fabulous use of a saved item I've seen in forever! You are my craft guru...the reason I started...and this card exemplifies why. Just love it.


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