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Saturday, April 2, 2016

Santa's adventures in retirement

No, Santa himself isn't in retirement - I don't think the jolly old elf will ever retire, really - but most of the supplies I pulled out for these cards are retired.  I was unexpectedly busy most of March and when that happens this time of year, the first thing I tend to give up is making Christmas cards. Since I haven't played along at Jingle Belles, I felt the need to play a bit of catch-up, so I have two Santa cards.  The first uses the Try Stampin' on Tuesday sketch:
stamp set: Very Merry Tags (retired) Christmas Punch (on envelope - retired hostess); ink - Riding Hood Red (retired); card stock - Riding Hood Red (retired), Old Olive; designer series paper - Letters to Santa (retired): punches - 7/8" scalloped circle, 1" circle, 1/4" circle; Crystal Effects

For this one I used the 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown sketch:
stamp set - Cozy Christmas (retired): ink - Real Red; Stampin' Write markers - Mossy Meadow, Real Red; card stock - Whisper White, Mossy Meadow, Pool Party; designer series paper - Home for Christmas (retired); Big Shot with Circles collection framelits 

I was thinking I don't have much Santa stash, but I pulled out several items I'd forgotten about, so he's likely to be making more appearances here as the year goes on and I keep building my Christmas card collection.

9 comments:

April Cheetham said...

Lovely Santa cards! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT, April x

lauren bergold said...

oooooooooooooh! double header! lucky us! and of course both of these are awesome!!! (i used to feel bad about retired stash... now i feel thrifty and cool... some of the new stuff i've bought will wind up being "vintage" before i use it, lol!) thanks for celebrating the man in the red suit --times 2--- with us at JINGLE BELLES! ♥♥♥

Super Stamp Girl said...

Hi Kathe, I love seeing Christmas cards during the off-season! It makes me giddy for the next holiday! Thanks for joining us at Try Stampin' on Tuesday this week! xo Crystal

Krafty Kaylin said...

Getting ahead on Christmas. Great Job. Thanks for joining us at try stampin on tuesdday.

Patricia Hays said...

The vintage Santa print is really cute! Thanks for sharing your second card with us at 52CCT! :)

SmilynStef said...

I love all of your great jolly Santas ... so very glad you joined us to celebrate Santa and his friends at Jingle Belles.

Simply Sara Stampin' said...

Both of these are great Christmas cards, Kathe! Love all of the fun Santas. :) Your post also reminds me that I'm WAY behind on making Christmas cards too and I need to get b.u.s.y. now! lol Thanks for sharing with us at Try Stampin' on Tuesday.
Sara H.

Jacqueline said...

What a lovely cheerful card you have made - thanks for joining in this week at 52{C}CT - Jacqueline xx

Deborah Frings said...

Both cards are lovely. I really like the jolly paper you've used on the 52CCT sketch card! Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week. Deborah, DT.