Saturday, July 14, 2018

Peeking Santa

Hello Blogger Friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit with the Charmed Life Blog.
Hope you are enjoying this beautiful summer weekend. We have my family reunion today and it will be a great time. Then on Sunday I have my niece's wedding shower. Looking forward to that as well.
I have been watching the Christmas in July special on QVC this weekend. And of course, I started my Christmas shopping. That has put me in a Christmas mood so I had to make a Christmas card. This one I created for my weekly DT post on the CottageCutz Blog.
Step 1: This week I started with my layout. I saw this one on Splitcoaststampers and thought it would work great for the card that I had in mind. It would allow me to use Christmas patterned paper as well as traditional Christmas colors.
Step 2: I chose my colors for my card. The card base 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" (#1) is red and I chose a matching patterned paper 3 7/8" x 5 1/8" for layer #2.
For layer 3 on the sketch, I am using the peeker pocket.
Layer #4 is red cardstock cut at 1/2" x 5 1/2".
Layer #5 is mossy meadow twine that matches the peeker pocket.
Step 3: Started cutting the die cut elements. First up is my peeker pocket. I used mossy meadow cardstock that picks up the color in the patterned paper.
Next, I cut the Santa. I colored his face and nose with Copic Markers EOO (skin white) & E02 (fruit pink). The arms, hat & beard are cut in cardstock. For the holly on his hat, I used wink of stella pen for a bit of bling.
The last die cut piece is my sentiment. I thought Believe was so appropriate with a Santa image. The word is from the Believe w/Holly Flourish die.
Step 4: Started my card assembly.
I thought the twine needed something else so I tied a little bow and used a red enamel dot center.  Attached the believe phrase with Ranger multi matte medium to complete my card.
Well, that's it for me for this post. So until next time...…...God bless.
dies I used to create card:
I am also entering:
1.  Crafter's Castle has an anything goes w/option of Christmas in July.
2.  CHNC #394 has an anything goes w/optional die cut or punch.
3.  Kitty Bee Designs has a Christmas in July challenge.


  1. Awesome card. I love it. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Hazelnut Christmas Challenge

    DT Crafty Hazelnut Christmas Challenge

  2. Love Santa in the pocket! TFS it with KBD Aloha Friday Challenge!



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