Friday, April 19, 2013

52CCT - Theme Challenge #16 {Here Comes Santa Clause}

Ho Ho Ho - hello to all of you!  I love this week's challenge at 52CCT - its a theme challenge and the theme is Santa Claus.  I don't care how old I get, I will always believe in Santa - just ask my kids :o)
I made a Santa card with no stamping and all die cuts and punches - take a look:
So I'v got to give credit to a gal by the name of Karen Angel who came up with this idea that I have CASEd (I don't remember where I saw it or her blog address but I had written down her name when I came across it a while ago).  I used the top note Sizzix die for Santa's face and hat. The mustache is two birds from the 2-Step Bird punch.  The texture for the beard and mustache comes from the Manhattan Flower texture folder. The nose is the small oval punch and the eyes are from the Owl Punch.  I hand shaped the hat band and then textured with the Perfect Polka Dots folder.  I used a negative piece from another punched shape to layer my Santa face over.  I like how it turned out - hope you do too :o)

Please go see what the other DT members from 52CCT have made for your inspiration.  I can't wait to see what you come up with this week for our Santa Clause theme challenge at 52CCT!  It's so much fun being a member of this DT and making a card each week toward my stash - but it's even more fun getting to visit your blogs and gaining inspiration from each of you as well.  Thank You!  

Til next time...hugs and happy crafting! D


  1. Love it, Danielle! I am really going to try and make this challenge. Ive missed being able to do my xmas cards!! Hope you are well xx

  2. Fun, festive and FABULOUS Danielle! What a cheery card, I just broke out in a delighted grin when I saw it!
    Have a great weekend hun! Ruth x

  3. Your Santa looks cute! I love how you made his beard, the embossed pattern works so well. And I love your creative use of bird die cuts so make the mustache!

  4. Wow! Let me pick myself up!! I think this is absolutely amazing - I'm not great with punch art and I think you rocked it! Love the sparkle and texture too!

  5. Is there anything that the Top Note die can't do? :-)
    What a totally fun card.
    Cheers, Karen

  6. Danielle, this is AWESOME! I really need to get that die--I see all sorts of fabulous things done with it and this is no exception! LOVE the glitter paper, too! HUGS and have a great week! :)

  7. I have never made a card like this, so you're getting me ready for next week's punch art technique! I really love the way you made it, especially with the embossing and the glitter paper for the hat. So CUTE!

  8. Stunning Danielle - love the red sparkle - Jacqueline xx


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