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Dancin’ St. Nick

Hello, I am back today with a Christmas card using Spellbinders Dancin’ St. Nick. When I knew I wanted to make a Christmas card I came across this fun piece of snowflake DSP that I wanted to use. Then I thought, why not make Santa in a non-traditional color? What do you think? Have I broken any Christmas rules? LOL Not sure I won over the hubster, but I kinda like him.

Here are his legs moving.

Affiliate Links Below:

Dancin’ St. Nick

Tinsel Time Sentiments

Festive Noel

Spellbinders 6

I am linking up with three challenges; Time Out, Happy Little Stampers Christmas, and Peace on Earth Christmas.

Card Details: St. Nick was die-cut and colored with a few Copics to give him some life-like features. Santa’s legs can move with a stack of two small dimensionals to give the body some clearance to help the legs swing. I think the pops of silver really made the card come to life. The Snowflakes are from the Spellbinder’s Noel set. I made the snowbanks with white paper and a very old cutting device from Creative Memories.

I certainly appreciate you checking in on me and I hope you are having a wonderful weekend. Nanc’


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Winter Cheer Shaker

Hello, I am back with another Christmas card using the Dancin Deer from Spellbinders, but this time she isn’t dancing she is actually shaking. Well, at least the background is anyway. LOL If you are a regular here on my blog you know I don’t make shakers too often. They intimidate me and I have no idea why as they really aren’t that hard. I have so many sequins and bling in my stash that I really should just get over it and start using them up. LOL. My cute little dear is not inside the shaker she is tucked and glued down in front of the acetate and I just love how this turned out. I have affiliate links to these products below.

Dancin Deer

Tinsel Time Sentiments

Festive Noel

Spellbinders 6

Card Details: First I sponged my cream card-stock to get the perfect tone of brown I wanted for the deer. Then I went searching for a color combo and came across this great SU DSP. I knew I was going to stick a few of the snowflakes on this card as well from the Festive Noel set along with my greeting so I cut those out in complimentary colors. The Tinsel Time Sentiments have really come in handy with all of these cards. Next, it was finally time to make the shaker element and put this card together.

If shakers aren’t your thing I found a really simple video HERE by Amy R that helped me with a refresher course.

I am also linking up once again over at Simon Says Stamps as they are featuring a Christmas theme and Spellbinder products.

Thanks for stopping by and letting me share some more cards featuring Spellbinder’s darling new products with you! I hope you have had or are having a wonderfully creative day, Nanc’


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Tinsel Time

Hello, I am back again today with another Christmas card using the train and sentiments that are part of the Tinsel Time Collection. from Spellbinders. I hope you are enjoying seeing all my Christmas in August cards as much as I am enjoying making them. The tiny ornaments/bows and presents are also such a great addition to this set!

I thought about this card the longest as I wanted to do something a bit unexpected with the train. I think the cream and silver look so elegant together and I love the way it turned out. The piece of striped vellum I found in my stash was the final key that helped pull this card together.

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Holiday Express Etched Dies

Tinsel Time Sentiments

Spellbinders 6

Card Details: The darling train and cute ornaments and gifts are called the Holiday Express Etched Dies. The Tinsel Time greeting can be found in the Tinsel Time Sentiments set. I used a snowflake embossing folder from SU for the top of my card. The striped vellum I have had in my stash for eons and is also from SU. I used a strip of mirrored paper to divide my panels. The train engine window has a piece of vellum over it. The glitter paper really made this card come to life as well. I have dimensionals under my greeting.

Over at Simon Says Stamps they have a challenge starting today that is Christmas and they also are featuring Spellbinders products too. I will be linking my train up over there as well.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day! Nanc’


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Naughty or Nice?

Hello, I am back today with another card for the Spellbinders release of Tinsel Time Collection, and I couldn’t be happier with how this turned out. As I started working on putting my card together and seeing Dancin’ St. Nick come alive, I couldn’t help but fall in love. What a jolly old fella he is. I think the Tinsel Time die-cut sentiments are super fun and coordinate so well with these fun characters.

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Dancin’ St. Nick

Tinsel Time Sentiments

Spellbinders 6

A Few Card Details: The tags were made with a punch from Stampin Up. St. Nick was die-cut and colored with a few Colored pencils and or Copics to give him some life-like features. I have used some dimensionals under Santa, and the sentiments too. Santa’s legs can move but for this card, I chose to glue them in place. I think the pops of gold really made him come to life.

Thanks for stopping by and letting me share some more fun new products with you! I hope you have a wonderful day and do something that brings you JOY, Nanc’


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Merry Christmas

Hello, Today I am super excited to be a part of a group of designers sharing a new collection from Spellbinders called Tinsel Time Collection. Thanks to Yana Smakula for reaching out and asking me to join in the fun, I certainly appreciate it and didn’t quite believe it at first! I actually asked her if it was Spam email! LOL

For this card, I have chosen to showcase the Dancin’ Dear. Isn’t she just darling? Her legs wobble back and forth when you tilt the card. The entire collection is just as cute as can be and it certainly has put me in the Christmas mood despite these temperatures.

When I was nearly done with my card, I thought the reindeer needed a matching hat for her scarf, so luckily the Santa hat from the Dancin’ St. Nick set did the trick. I will be sharing him with you very, very soon! The Merry Christmas die is also part of this collection as well and is called Tinsel Time Sentiments. The two snowflake dies are found in the Festive Noel Etched Dies set, also from Spellbinders. I have affiliate links for you below!

Dancin Deer

Dancin’ St. Nick

Tinsel Time Sentiments

Festive Noel

Spellbinders 6

A Few Card Details: I sponged some cream cardstock in Vintage Photo Oxide ink till I found the perfect tone of brown I wanted for my reindeer. I stenciled my background using a snowflake stencil from Miss Ink Stamps in Kitsch Flamingo and then took some Nuvo Glimmer paste to get my shimmer. After I cut the rest of the pieces out from various cardstock and or DSP, it was time for assembly. I finished off the brim of the hat and pom-pom with clear Nuvo drops and glitter. I used dimensionals to achieve the height I needed for her legs to wobble.

Thanks for stopping by and letting me share my news and some fun new products with you! I hope you have a wonderful day, Nanc’


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Christmas in July

Hello, I hope you are having a good day! I decided since it was so hot outside that I would cool it down in paper form and make a Christmas card. Plus when I stopped by Freshly Made Sketches and saw DT member Karren’s adorable card it got me in the Christmas mood. Next, I had to pick a color combo and went straight to the Color Throwdown for inspiration. Did you also know that Build Your Own Stash is also having a Christmas in July Party with many prizes too? You have a little time left to join them as well.

Card Details with some Affiliate Links: Postal die background is Hero Arts, Poinsettia is from Impression Obsession, the scribbled wreath die is from Stampin Up. The white sprigs are bits of a Christmas tree from the Spellbinders Truckin Through the Seasons. The gold embossed greeting is from Verve. I used a hole punch to add some dots of gold glitter paper.

Thanks for dropping in on me and I hope you do one thing today that brings you JOY! Nanc’


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Ho Ho Ho

Hello, I hope you don’t mind a bit of Christmas in July here on the blog today. I was totally in love with the Colors over at The Paper Players this week, and then when I saw the sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches I thought it would be easy and fun to combine the two. Karren Johnson enticed me to make a Christmas card, once I saw her cute card and many others by the DT over at FMS. I adore this darling Santa die from Spellbinders that I got last year or maybe the year before. I have him linked up for you below.

Card Details: Spellbinders-DIE D-LITES SANTA ETCHED DIES, Snowflake Embossing folder that you can barely see on one of the rectangles. The green scallops were made with MFT’s Stitched Border Dies. The Sentiment is from Papertrey Ink and is called December Typed. I used Nuvo drops and glitter on Santa’s hat and pom pom. I also used a white-out pen to color in Santa’s eyebrows and tried to make them a bit bushy. The Postal Die is from Hero Arts.

Thanks for stopping in and I hope you did something today that brought you JOY. Hubby and I went to the beach and we lasted one hour, it’s just too hot! Take care, Nanc’


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Deck the Palms

Hello, Happy Monday! YAY! I have finally started my Christmas cards and all thanks to CAS Christmas being back up in running again. They gave me just the kick in the pants I needed. Plus, I have another blogging friend joining that talented team. I was so happy to see the Lisa Elton announcement. Congrats Lisa! They are lucky to have you!

When I started this card I had intentions of putting just a small group of leaves around my image to form a wreath. I may have gotten a bit carried away, but I just didn’t like it when the wreath wasn’t full. So it may not qualify as CAS enough and I totally understand if it doesn’t.

I am also going to link up over at Addicted to Stamps and More for their Make Your Mark Challenge. They just celebrated their 10th Birthday so a big Congrats to them!

Card Details: Stamped image and greeting are from Newton’s Nook-Sun Soaked Christmas, the wreath was formed with a die from Sizzix-Spring Foliage. I used Copics and Prismas to color, and a bit of Oxide ink to make a blue sky. I did it last and I didn’t ruin it! LOL I also have Nuvo drops with glitter on my stockings. Red glitter paper for my berries.

I hope you do something today that brings you JOY! Take care, Nanc’


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All I Want for Christmas…

Hello, Hope you are doing well! Today I am playing along with the Caffeinated Christmas Card Challenge and what they want us to do is make our card masculine. Of course, it must also be Coffee and Christmas-related. I have had this sentiment and fun fold card panel waiting in a drawer for years and I am so happy to finally put it to use.

Card Details: The sentiment is probably from Stampin Up. The AND die and coffee cups are from MFT, and the arrow and Coffee die on the inside are from Verve. I used a bit of Antique Linen Oxide ink to ink up the coffee cups.

I am so glad I finally took the time to once again play along with this challenge, as it’s certainly time to get started on those Christmas cards. Have you started on yours? I have ten done so far!

Take care, Nanc’


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Coffee and Snowflakes

Hello all, I am back today with my first Christmas card of the year! What? I know, I can’t believe it either! However, I wanted to support Amy Tsuruta’s new challenge called… Caffeinated Christmas Card Challenge. The theme this month is coffee and snowflakes. You definitely should check it out, as there are some really great designers and lots of inspiration over there as well! Amy, won’t need any luck with this challenge, as everything she does…she does so well.

Card Details: The sentiment and coffee cup are old digis from Verve. The Snowflake dies are from Poppy Stamps. The wreath was made with two dies from Stampin Up- A leaf flourish and the base is a swirly circle. I stamped the snowflakes with Versamark and then sprinkled a wee too much glitter on a few of them. I used some Copics and a little bit of Prismas for my medium.

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you have a wonderful day, Nanc’