This week’s Freshly Made Sketches offers a wonderful layout for a super-simple project – just perfect for a Simple Saturday project – and grants me the opportunity to share this stoutly adorable Santa from Get Your Santa On. Could he be more adorable? Here’s my card: And here’s Amy O’Neill’s Freshly Made Sketches layout that inspired my jolly card:Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- New Stamp Set? You might recognize Jolly Old St. Nick from Get Your Santa On in the Holiday Catalog, but do you recognize the sentiment? It’s from Christmas Tagables, a photopolymer stamp set that was introduced last year and is still available. If you don’t have this set, now’s a great time to pick it up – works perfectly for tags and cards alike. Click on the image below to see these images in my online store.
- Honoring the Sketch. Amy’s sketch calls for two patterns in the central panel – one above the band and one below the band. While this piece of Santa & Co Designer Series Paper is one piece, I cut the paper strategically so that the more dense snowflakes are in the top piece.
- A Red, White and Blue Christmas Card. I love these three shades of color together – Marina Mist, Real Red and Whisper White. Because there’s so much blue compared to the red and white, the card doesn’t read “patriotic” – instead, I think it evokes a cool, but warm feeling. It’s all in the proportions – equal portions look patriotic, while a larger balance of blue or red or white changes the mood entirely. If you are inspired by this color combination, please feel free to save this:
Stamp Sets: Get Your Santa On, Christmas Tagables Papers: Marina Mist, Real Red, Whisper White, Santa & Co Designer Series Paper Inks: Real Red, Tuxedo Black Memento, Blendabilities (Cherry Cobbler, Night of Navy) Accessories: Stampin’ DimensionalsThanks for stopping by today!
Would You Like Me to Visit Your House. This past week, I hosted my first Facetime workshop with a stamping group five states away. What fun! A small group reached out to me and asked me to be their demonstrator. The group placed a workshop order in exchange for projects and instruction I mailed to them in advance – and a little Facetime greeting/walkthrough from me. If you’d like to set up a monthly club with me, please reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’d love to be your demonstrator, and I would love to work with you. 🙂