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.

7 comments:

  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

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  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!!!!!!!

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

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

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  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

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

    hugz,
    Suzanne

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