Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Jolly Old Saint Nick Stripes and Polka Dots....

Hi There...

Well that is some blog title huh? It's official I have managed to make my first Christmas card and it's MAY! If I had been playing all along at Jingle Belles I would have a pretty good dent in my Christmas cards, but since I have not I am just one down, and we will see how many get made this year...ha! It may be back to boxed cards for our household.


The City Crafter Challenge this week is to use Stripes and Polka Dots.
The Jingle Belles Blog is to create a card featuring Santa Clause.
I am proud to say I managed to dig in my scrap bag to accomplish this card! I distressed the edges of my pattern paper a collection by Stampin' UP! I ran some hemp rope down the center of the striped paper then adding a row of buttons. The tag is stamped by Crafty Secrets Vintage Secrets and the Believe sentiment is from Christmas Joy by Cloud 9 Designs. 
I added a double seam binding bow with some hemp embellishing along with a glittered glass chipboard star I had picked up at an etsy shop. 

Wishing you a wonderful evening my friends, 

25 comments:

Karen B. said...

That's an awesome mix of colors and patterns for a holiday card.

Lisa said...

Great card! I love all the different elements you used, they all came together beautifully!

Brandi said...

I love the vintage santa stamp. Well at least you have one more Christmas card made over me. LOL!

jen said...

Soo cute! and one is better than none!

Jay Gee said...

That tag with the vintage santa is gorgeous Tammy, great card.

Lisa said...

well done on completing two challenges at once - it's all I can do to get one card with one challenge done every week! ;-) This is such a pretty card - I love the subtle colours with the punch of red and then that sparkly star is perfect! super!

Ros said...

Yep I'm glad I stuck with JB ... and this card fits our challenge perfectly too ... thanks for joining us at CCCB

Laurel said...

Tammy - This super super cute - I love the glittery star and the twine.

lauren bergold said...

oh wow, what a cool card this is! i love the combo of stripes and polkas you've used for the CCCB challenge, and that santa stamp is UBER-cute! myfavorite bit is that fabulous crinkly ribbon bow with the glitter star and that bit of natural twine. ♥AWESOME♥!!!

ps: i'd say even having ONE xmas card done in may is AWESOME... but who knows, now that you've started, you might come back and play with us at JINGLE BELLES again and then WHO KNOWS how many cards you could stockpile this summer??!?!? :) :) :)

Colleen Dietrich said...

Ho ho ho! Yours is the second blog I've seen today with Christmas projects on it! Good for you, getting a head start on this coming holiday season. :)

Lorraine said...

I love the non-traditional colors for Christmas. This is a beautiful card!

Theresa said...

Hi Tammy - thanks for visiting my blog. I love your work. I'll too look forward to following you.

I enjoyed seeing your photos of the launch - I got up just in time to see it. I was excited to show my 2nd grade class.

Theresa (My Sassy Cards)

SmilynStef said...

It's never to late to start building up that holiday card stash ... each one your make is just one closer ... love that fun little Polar Express Santa ... and those buttons are great ... so glad you joined our jingle belles fun.

Tiffany said...

Cute card! I keep thinking I probably should get started on making mine because it will take me a lifetime to complete them. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such a wonderful comment!

Tiffany
http://sparkledmemories.blogspot.com/

Jocelyn said...

You crack me up about the boxed cards! I love the overall design (I'm going to have to sketch that one!) and that Crafty Secrets stamp on the tag--perfect choice! I love the purple! *hugs*

Kate said...

The polka-dot and stripe combination is fantastic! I love all your buttons, too (as usual!!).
Good for you having already started your Christmas cards. I'm impressed!!

Emily Leiphart said...

Tammy, I love this holiday card in non-traditional colours! The postage stamp tag is awesome.

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

So pretty! Different colors for X-Mas but I LIKE it! ;D

Pauline said...

Super christmas card, love the little stamp and the festive cheer!

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Oh no! Not Xmas cards! I will start to panic soon that I haven't made any... lol**
This is super cute. Love that gorgeous bow with the twinkly star.
Thanks for your lovely comment and for following my blog.
Caroline xxx

Maria Matter said...

beautiful Tammy! love this star/ribbon treatment with the polka dotted background! ...some of my favorite colors!
hugs

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

That's some fabulous ribbon, fun to think of making Christmas cards now (I, by the way, don't do Christmas cards!).

Linda R. said...

This is cute, cute, cute.. So glad you played along with us at CCCB!

Brenda Brown said...

Congrats on your first Christmas card and what a beautie it is too - love it.
Have a great weekend.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Amy said...

Oh Tammy, this is just a sweet vintage holiday card! I love your star and where u stamped Believe! Very nice! I love this style of card for you!