When Life Sends You Showers, Dance in the Puddles

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Santa's Time Out

Taking a break from toy-making so he can get his tree trimmed. Only problem - the tree's half buried in fresh snowfall, so what's a body to do? I think he should look on the bright side - less tree, less work. Then he can get back to the real business, filling my Christmas list!!

I punched some MS snowflakes from Spellbinders silver craft foil and made a shaker card filled with snow glitter for the little tree. Love the SplitCoastStampers tute for home-made shaker cards. Fun and simple to do as long as you use Scor-Tape to hold the acetate. My first one was done with glue and the acetate ended up looking frosted! Not what I wanted! Santa's stringing the tree with Star strand from Really Reasonable Ribbon's November selection. Liquid Applique, some smooth, some heat puffed and black Stickles on the boots dressed him up.


  1. Oh wowza Sue! All of those fabulous details! His shoes, the snowflakes, the snow...it's all so fantastic!
    Super great job!!!!!
    Rene :D

  2. He's a cute guy all right -- I think he ought to invest in a snow blower -- cute card -- I love to add all those fun little details to my cards - makes em kinda special. I will definitely go to the tutorial for the shaker card. I love those things. It's raining so hard here right now (and has been for hours) you would have to swim through the puddles and you couldn't bring your mice!!!!!!!

  3. So adorable!! I love Santa and the garland he's holding! The shaker box is awesome! Fabulous detailing too!
    Hugs, Sharon

  4. Cute Old Santa! who makes that?? Luv the snow on the tree and luv santa's beard! :-)

  5. Oh really cute! Love your story that goes along with it!!
    Santa is lucky he doesn't have a huge tree to decorate.
    Great shaker card too :o)
    Hugs, Candy

  6. He's a holiday cutie--love all the detail & texture you've used!