Ho Ho Ho for PPA276

As soon as I saw this week’s Pals Paper Arts sketch, I knew what sentiment I’d be using, but I wasn’t 100% sure where that sentiment would take me.  The sketch calls for three circles (or shapes) – and I thought it would be a perfect way for me to use the “ho ho ho” stamp from the Oh, What Fun stamp set.  Since there’s a Christmas themed challenge over at the Global Design Project, I’m submitting this card, there,too.  Here’s my sweet and simple card with this week’s sketch:

Oh What Fun, Home for Christmas Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, PPA276

And here’s the banner for the challenges that inspired my card:

11-19 PPA276

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Stamp along the edge.  I love that I can see exactly where I am positioning my photopolymer stamps on a card when I stamp them down, but the see-through stamps are also easier to ink up when I only want to ink up a portion of the stamp.  Because I wanted to crop each “ho” I needed to stamp them separately.  How easy it was to just get one “ho” inked up on the side of the VersaMark ink pad!
  • Lining up Three.  Three circles aren’t as easy to line up as you might think.  Not only do the circles need to be lined up along the edges of the circles, but they must be uniformly spaced apart.  I offered a tip with Candy Dots some time ago, and I share it with you today – because I used it for positioning these circles.  When aligning three items, adhere the first and third object (the top and bottom) first.  Then, position the middle one.  That gives you the perspective you need to center it perfectly.
  • Add a Santa.  When a card needs a little something extra, just add a Santa.  Maybe the won’t work in all circumstances, but it worked for me.  🙂  My original card was going to be uber-simple – a panel of striped paper with Ho Ho Ho.  The end.  It was all set up, but I kept coming back to the card.  What else did I need?  Santa was an obvious fit for this sentiment, so I snipped him from the Home for Christmas Designer Series Paper.  Cute, huh?

Stamp Sets:  Oh What Fun  Papers:  Season of Cheer Designer Series Paper, Home for Christmas Designer Series Paper, Pear Pizzazz, Real Red  Accessories:  3/4″ Circle punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Oh What Fun, Home for Christmas Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, PPA276

I hope you’ll pop over to Pals Paper Arts site and to the Global Design Project site to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge.

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  1. Cute card ! Love love that Santa ! I have dozens of those cute little Santas snipped out and waiting to be stuck on something ….
    Hope you realize that you got the “Snipping” addiction started in me a while back !! Ho Ho Ho !

  2. I adore how how how you cut out Santa and the simple stripe background. M

  3. I’m always looking for ideas for St. Nick cards…the Feast of St. Nicholas on Dec. 6th is always a big holiday at our house…and this one is so cute! 🙂

  4. HO-ly cow! What a cute card!! Love it!!

  5. Oh, My Gosh! That is just so cute and delightfully simple.

  6. Awwwwww, my friend , your such a GREAT fussy cutter, I love it
    That hoho is so cute also !!!
    Tfs, ?
    Hugs frenchie,

  7. Super simple, super sweet, super sensational!

  8. CUTE, CUTE, CUTE!!!

  9. I love it! That Santa reminds me of those old CocaCola ads. I think the diagonal stripes adds something special. Great job Brian.

  10. Fabulous….the Santa was needed to complete tour really wonderful CAS card!!!

  11. Cute take on the challenge. Yes, the Santa was the perfect addition to your HO HO HO. Love it.

  12. Ho! Ho! Ho! Love this card! signed SANTA!

  13. Just love this card. It strikes the right note! Love your santa and that striped background.

  14. Woo Brian, you have mad cutting skills. That santa is cut perfect. Neat, CAS card, what could be better then Ho Ho Ho.

  15. I love the bold striped background behind the Santa image, Brian. How lucky Ho HO HO is three words and fits the sketch so brilliantly, lol!!!

  16. Love your Santa and HO HO HO, Brian. The diagonal stripes are a great backdrop. Thanks for playing along with us this week!

  17. Nailed it! Love how you came up with the Ho Ho Ho straight away and I shall have to remember your ‘just add Santa’ advice next time my mojo goes missing!

  18. Chris R. from Iowa

    What a great idea to use some of the remaining Santa paper! Of course the HO, HO, HO really enhances the card as well as those great stripes. Well done and another one that I will need to CASE eventually! This is just too much fun!

  19. Love this vintage Santa. We were on the same wavelength with the “Ho, ho, ho” but I didn’t have a stamp. Wah wah. Anyway, great work as usual. Glad to play along with you on Pals Paper Arts.

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