Tuesday, November 6, 2018

The Main Reason Santa is SO Jolly

I love mixing snarky sayings with traditional holiday images {OK, I love using snarky sayings with everything!}, especially when they are unexpected.  I recently found out about a new stamp company and I just had to buy the set that had this image.  Santa is getting hip in his old age!  I made this card for the Stinkin' Inkers November Challenge, the theme is "Just Because" ~

What I Used to Make my Card:
White Card Base
Polka Dot Paper from my Stash
Craft Foam
Ranger Archival Ink in Jet Black
Happy Holla Days Stamps from The Ink Road
The Main Reason Santa is So Jolly Sentiment from Quietfire Designs
Stitched Nested Squares from Die-Versions, #DV-572 {appears to be discontinued, but any nested or stacked square dies would work}
Stitched Nested Rectangles from Tutti Designs, #TUTTI-217

I'm not sure where the idea for this card started.  I had pulled out my Christmas papers and spied this polka dot paper that has to be at least 10 years old.  I have no idea who made it, but I thought it would be great as a small frame since the pattern was so close together and, out of that, this card was

I inked up the Santa image and stamped it on white card, cut the front of the frame from the polka dot paper, and cut a square from the craft foam I have lying about for when I make shaker cards {you can learn about what foam I use and my shaker card process here.}  I glued the polka dot frame onto the foam square, then attached the Santa to the front of the card {after I cut him out with one of the square dies} and finally glued the frame front over the image.

Lastly, I stamped the sentiment on a piece of white card, cut it out with a stitched rectangle die, and used dimensional dots to attach it to the front of the card.  
I debated about coloring in Santa's pipe, but I like the clean look of minimal color on this card.  The fact that the sentiment is so fancy looking, you expect it to say something delicate and then you read it - let me say everyone who has seen this card lets out a huge laugh.  Holidays are so stressful; I think everyone can use a good chuckle!

If you have a moment, we'd love to see your "Just Because" creations at Stinkin' Inkers! I hope you have enjoyed my little tutorial.  I appreciate your visit and here's hoping your holidays bring you lots of laughter. ~ Fondly, Christi

I am entering my The Main Reason Santa is SO Jolly card in the following challenges:
The Holly & Ivy Christmas Challenge - #40,  M, Anything Christmas Goes
Incy Wincy - Christmas
Less is More - #383, Dimension {graphic below}
The 12 Months of Christmas - #47, M,  Anything Christmas Goes
CAS Christmas - M, Santa {graphic below}
Stamping Sensations - M, Get Ready for Christmas
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
The Sisterhood of Crafters - M, Humor


  1. Thank you for sharing your creation with us @ Incy Wincy Designs Christmas Challenge. Good luck!-Maria Giselle B.

  2. This is hilarious Christi! :) Made me laugh out loud. Great image to go with this sentiment. Love the polka-dot border to add a bit of colour. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Christmas!

  3. OMG so funny, I have so may friends I could send this too at Christmas, awesomely funny and CAS. thanks for joining us at CAS Christmas for our November Santa challenge

  4. This is so funny, LOL! What a great Santa image and funny sentiment... I can think of so many girlfriends of mine who would enjoy receiving this card. Love the patterned frame you created for your Santa! Thanks for joining us at Less Is More!

  5. Such a fun seasonal creation, many thanks for joining in with our 'Get ready for Christmas' theme at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x

  6. This has me chuckling, Christi! This sure is a hip Santa! Love his polka dot frame and all the dimension along with that snarky saying! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Christmas!

  7. Gave me a great laugh this evening!! That is the best sentiment! Thanks so much for joining us at CAS Christmas!

  8. What a super card and that sentiment really made me smile :) Thank you for joining us in our 'Get Ready For Christmas' theme challenge at Stamping Sensations and good luck. Sandra x

  9. Funny card! I love that cool santa image and the way you built up the dimension on the frame is fab. Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Less is More xx

  10. Oh Dear! lol Bad Santa! LOL Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘Humorous’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit!

  11. That make me smile! Brilliant card!! Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month.

  12. Your hip Santa is too funny. Like the polka dot frame around him. Thanks for joining us at CAS Christmas.

  13. What a fun card, Christi! I love the Santa image in the polka dot frame, and the fun sentiment cracks me up!

    Thanks for joining in at The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge.

    love Mags B x


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