Sunday 21 April 2013

Santa Cards

This week I actually get to play along with the challenge at the 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown!!  They are asking you to feature Santa/Father Christmas on your card and this patterned paper was perfect. Perfect! 

With all the layers and foam tape, these  5.5" square cards are heavy, and will end up being hand-delivered or included in a parcel.  Since that was the case, I was able to add a pretty ribbon and bow to each one.

This picture gives you a better idea of the lovely pearlized sheen on the paper. I didn't add any stamping to the front, as I didn't want to distract from the somewhat subdued image.

Two more cards to add to the Christmas Card stash!

Thanks for stopping by today.


  1. That paper is utterly GORGEOUS! LOVE the fabulous use of it as your focal point and the bow was the only accent needed! Fabulous! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :)

  2. nice- but it's long time until christmas:-)
    hello from Elma

  3. Karen, what a DARLING Christmas card! Love the sweet image & the gorgeous bow!

  4. And they are lovely cards - the perfect use for those precious papers! Very pretty bow, too, Karen. Wonderful cards! hugs, de {Creative Smiles}

  5. This is one of those times when it's best to just let the designer paper do the work for you. The bow is the perfect finishing touch. Thanks for sharing your work in this week's 52{C}CT challenge! :)

  6. Such a traditional, heartwarming image Karen, there's a very happy vibe to your lovely card! I think the ribbon and bow are the perfect accent!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at 52 {C}CT, please come back soon!
    Ruth x

  7. Oh I think the paper is fabulous - it has such a lovely sheen! And the vintage image is perfect. Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week!

  8. My goodness, that's fabulous paper! I would never want to use it! But, you've made two fantastic cards so it was worth it! Thanks for playing along with us at 52 CCT

    Louise xx

  9. I love how you made the "santa with kids" paper your focus of the card. Your bow is the perfect touch. Thanks for joining in at 52{C}CT this week!


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