Paper crafting is works of heart

Paper crafting is works of heart!

Friday, July 26, 2019

Love Santa Christmas in July card for DT project for MTTC no 402

Love Santa! Christmas 25th! Isn't this wonderful?!!

Design notes:
a. red cardstock base dimensions= 4.25" wide and 5.5" long; fold at top (Colorbok)
b. green doily center section
c. gray wreath print paper dimensions= 4" square (Martha Stewart 2018)
d. Santa chipboard accent (Carta Bella)
e. love Santa chipboard accent (Oh What Fun from My Mind's Eye)
f. brad (My Mind's Eye) w/ little gift package
g. various gem dots
h. black inking to papers and chipboard accents
I. doodling at corners and perimeter of the wreath print paper

MTTC challenge blog #402= theme is Christmas...lots of stores, websites, and blogs even Cable channels are doing Christmas in July...check out the MTTC #402 post to see the other DT inspirational creations and the details for participating! New challenges are fortnightly...every other Friday. 

Other challenges or sharing sites=
A. 12 Months of Christmas Link-Up = #55 July 2019 anything Christmas w/ optional twist of plaids
my entry= just 'anything goes Christmas'

B. Jingle Belles= started 7/19/19 Rustic Glam Christmas Fireside photo prompt

my entry= wreath like paper's soft colors and the Santa illustration on the chipboard make me think of the vibe when glancing at this photo from JB's post=

C. Crafty Sentiments Designs challenge blog= started 7/23/19= anything goes theme=

D. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends challenge blog= ends 8/3/19= anything goes theme=

E. Cute N Crafty challenge blog = ends in 3 days 7/28 ?; Christmas in July theme=

More scanned pics=

Lots of different elements from different vendors that have made their way into my crafting supplies (stockpile might be the better term!) have come together to create this charming Christmas card! I like how the iridescent gems repeat the gray/silver hues whereas the green glitter gem dots repeat the green doily accent piece and from the Santa chipboard accent.

If you didn't come from the MTTC blog, please use the link I included up above and visit the post, leave a comment for the owner, and if you've got some extra online time, visit the blogs of my DT crew-mates!

Becca S 


  1. What a gorgeous vintage Santa image you have used on this lovely card Becca

    1. I know! I really liked the delicate lines of the illustration to go with the delicate wreath lines in Martha Stewart's paper! Thanks for looking at this post, Maxine!

  2. Love the fun little brads ... so glad you joined us again at Jingle Belles.

    1. Thank you Stef for acknowledging my JB link-up!

  3. Lovely card, Becca.
    Thank you for joining the Cute N Crafty challenge.
    Monica C. DT Cute N Crafty

    1. Monica: Thanks for acknowledging my card photo link to CNC!!!

  4. Such a lovely card thanks for sharing!

  5. Lovely Christmas card! The vintage santa is awesome! Thanks for joining us and good luck with with your entry!
    Hugs, Joy
    Joyfully Stamps
    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator

    1. Thanks, Joy, for checking on my entry to LPCF!!

  6. My husband loves Christmas in July, almost as much as the real thing! I'm not a fan of either, LOL (opposites definitely attract). I love that vintage Santa w/ the frame around it and the green brads in the corners! Nicely done!

    1. Thanks for your feedback and stopping by, Doreen!

  7. oh how i LOVE that gorgeous vintage santa, he's the perfect star of this card! so pleased you could join our inspiration pic fun once more at JINGLE BELLES!

  8. Great card - love the vintage look.

    Thanks for joining us at the 12 Months of Christmas Link Up.

    Helen x

    1. Helen: I appreciate that you took time to acknowledge my link-up.


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