Santa says Merry Christmas

Hi everyone! I hope you’ve had a great week and you’re looking forward to a nice and relaxing weekend! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! I’m delighted to be back on the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog today with another awesome DT inspiration project! I created a fun Christmas card using one of my new favorite Sizzix thinlits sets! This is the third time I’ve used it and it gets more fun every time! The first one was a practice run and then the next two were used for DT projects!

I die cut all the Santa pieces from Neenah Classic Crest 110# Solar White cardstock, CutCardStock Red Flash Silk Glitter 4×6 cardstock, CutCardStock Curious Metallic Night cardstock, CutCardStock Curious Metallic Chestnut cardstock, CutCardStock Curious Metallic Gold Leaf cardstock, CutCardStock Basis Pink cardstock, and CutCardStock Sandcastle cardstock, assembled him and set him aside. I cut a 6″ square top-folding card base from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110# cardstock and had to do a little fancy footwork on the back flap because 5-1/2″ square is the largest size card base one can get from a single sheet of 8-1/2″ x 11″ cardstock. ;) I cut a red cardstock background panel, adhered several strips of light and medium green cardstock cut in varying widths along with a strip of washi tape, and adhered the panel to the card base. I adhered Santa and then stamped the sentiment in a vertical fashion on the right side, creating a fun and unique element for the second part of the sentiment to generate a little interest.

I cut the inside panel from Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock and embellished it with strips cut from the red and green cardstock and a strip of washi tape, stamped the sentiment in black ink and layered the panel on green cardstock.

And one more look… sure am loving how this turned out! Did I mention how much I love this Sizzix die set?! ;)

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 613 Avenue Create: #5 – Anything Goes w/ optional twist of Mood Board (playing twist – green)
2. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #5-2021 – Anything Goes
3. A Place To Start: #5 – Anything Goes
4. Classic Design Challenge: #5 – Anything Goes
5. Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenge: May Anything Goes
6. Let’s Craft and Create: #171 – Anything Goes w/ optional No Patterned Paper (playing twist)
7. Your Scrapbook Place: May Anything Goes

Dies R Us products used:
Sizzix Jolly St. Nick Thinlits

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest 110# and 80# Solar White cardstock, CutCardStock Red Flash Silk Glitter 4×6 cardstock, CutCardStock Curious Metallic Night cardstock, CutCardStock Curious Metallic Chestnut cardstock, CutCardStock Curious Metallic Gold Leaf cardstock, CutCardStock Basis Pink cardstock, CutCardStock Sandcastle cardstock, Papertrey Ink New Leaf, Green Parakeet and Red Poppy cardstock
Stamps: Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy Add-On stamp set, Paper Smooches Holiday Cheer stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: Stampin’ Up 3/4″ circle punch
Accessories: Bearly Art precision craft glue, Scotch ATG, Eyelet Outlet Ho Ho Ho Washi Tape (no longer stocked)

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project! Be sure to check out all the fun goodies at the Dies R Us store! They not only sell dies… they also carry stamps, embossing tools and supplies, all kinds of craft supplies, slimline products and even Yupo paper! Be sure to join in the fun going on over at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog – there’s a new challenge theme posted on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky random winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us store! And be sure to ‘like’ and ‘follow’ Dies R Us Facebook Page for lots of creative inspiration and to keep up with the latest news! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig