Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Vintage Santa (Crafty Secrets image)

Hello, everyone!  Today's card was inspired by the December Linky Party over at Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage.   Everyone who plays, wins!  I'm using an image from last month's participation prize, which was the Vintage Santa Digital Kit. Why don't you come over and join me!

I tucked Vintage Santa in behind a freebie frame from Raspberry Road Designs and then did a LOT of fussy cutting!  It might not be visible from the photo but I fussy-cut the frame and popped it up with foam tape and then fussy-cut just the holly and boughs and popped them up as well - it has a beautiful 3-D look, but still flat for mailing.  I added red Stickles to the holly berries.  The embossing folder is from Couture Creations and I used some gold twine and star sequins from my stash.  

Aw, I think my elf Eli misses Santa and the workshop!  Here he is hiding before he jumped out and surprised Vintage Santa!  But Santa sees all, so he knew Eli was there the whole time LOL!

I would like to support these fun challenges as well:
A Crafty Mess AG Traditional Christmas Colours 1/3
A Gem of a Challenge AG Christmas UE
IN THE MAILBOX AWARD Cards in Envy Santa is Coming to Town 1/
Come and Get It Merry Christmas 2 tags/3 and 1 cards/3 (6 total)
Completely Christmas AG Add Some Holly UE
Connie Can Crop Christmas Carols ("Santa Claus is Coming to Town") 2/2
Country View Nostalgic Christmas UE 
Craft Hoarders Anonymous Celebrate the Season 3/3
Craftin Desert Diva's Christmas UE
Crafting by Designs AG for Christmas UE
Crafty Boots Christmas UE
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Bright Colours UE
Crafty Little Fairies Holly and/or Ivy 2/3
Crafty Sentiments Christmas 2/3
Cupcake Inspirations Challenge 290
Cuttlebug Mania Anything Christmas 2/3 (the only cutter/embosser I have is a Cuttlebug)
Cuttin and Stampin Christmas 2/3
Digi Sketch Challenge Waiting for Christmas 3/4 (T for Theme)
Divas by Design Seeing Red 1/2
DL.ART December AG UE 1/day
Dragonfly Dreams Vintage UE
Eclectic Ellapu Vintage Christmas UE
Emerald Faeries Christmas Red and Green 1/3
Fitztown Christmas using Digital Elements UE
Fussy and Fancy Happy Holidays UE
Holly Jolly Christmas AG 1/3 cards and 1/3 non-cards (6 total)
Inspired by Stamping IBSIC#88 Colours UE
It's All About the Vintage and Beauty Christmas Song ("Santa Claus is Coming to Town") 1/3
Let's Craft and Create Christmas UE
Loves Rubberstamps Winter or Christmas UE
Lunagirl Moonbeams Celebrate St. Nick 1/3
Ooh La La Creations Christmas UE
Paper Creator's Crafts All About Christmas UE
Paper Sweeties Happy Holidays UE
papersweeties inspiration26 Paper Sweeties December 2014 Inspiration Challenge #26   Happy Holidays
Pile it On AG Christmas/Holidays UE
{PIN}spirational Inspirational Photo (I was inspired by Christmas theme and the colours) 2/5
Polkadoodles Secret Santa 1/2 (I can't say who the card is for - because it's a Secret!)
Red Carpet Studio Elf (Project inspired by the holiday season) 3/5
Scrapbook Blessings Club AG Happy Holidays UE
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Bling It On (star sequins and Stickles glitter glue) 1/5
Sparkles Forum The Big Guy (Santa) 1/3
The Crazy Challenge Christmas 3/4
The Craft Garden Christmas UE
The Outlawz Saturday Favourite Colour Combo (red and green for Christmas) 1E
The Pink Elephant Inspirational Photo (I was inspired by traditional colours) UE
Tuesday Throwdown Family Christmas 2/3
Uniko Studio AG or AG with Sketch UE
Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment 1/5
Your Next Stamp Colour Challenge UE
YNS Color Challenge 3

Thank you for looking at my card!  Wishing you a joyful day!


  1. Fabulous design! love your little friend peeping round too!
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

  2. Love your card and that vintage Santa! The frame is perfect and that pop of greenery with the bow really sets it off. Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy!

  3. Sweet card - super Santa and Eli that hider! What a card! Have a blessed day!

  4. That's a great Santa image - very vintage looking and pretty. I love, love, LOVE the embossed areas on here! Wow! Love your card.


  5. This is a beautiful vintage card, the 3D frame and holly make Santa very interesting! Love the embossed background, it's fabulous!

  6. What a gorgeous card, Kitty!! The vintage Santa image is so beautiful!! I love the frame and embossing!! The greenery looks amazing!! Fabulous card my friend!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  7. Oh this is FABULOUS Kitty!! I love the embossed highlights this gorgeous image so perfectly...a beautiful card and thanks for sharing with us again at Fussy and Fancy!!
    Take care,

  8. Kitty this is awesome
    The Image is really vintage and I love it
    and love your clean look card..lovely embossing paper Kitty...
    and you perfectly frame that vintage Santa too...
    Great work dear...
    see here maybe you can join and be a winner on this Blog hop sweety
    I will make a card tomorrow ..tonight I cant its already 23:00 and tomorrow I must go work :( (SAD)
    Just join there dear and comment to some participant on that blog hop list..

  9. This is a gorgeous card, I love your vintage Santa and lovely holly embellishment.

  10. Everything is adorable about your post, Kitty! You're adorable, your Santa is adorably elegant and vintage, and your little elf is all kinds of adorable!! Happy Holiday Hugs! Darnell

  11. this is an awesome card Kitty. Love the vintage look of it. Fussy cutting is tedious but so worth it sometimes. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown Challenges this week.
    Linda K. DT

  12. Fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at IBS!

  13. The first thing I noticed was the embossing. Love that. It's especially nice that you fussy cut so many of the details. Very nice. It really is cute. Thank you for joining us at Come And Get It challenge. Bunny DT

  14. So very pretty -- I love vintage! Thanks for sharing your lovely work with us at Paper Sweeties this month :)

  15. Wow, that was a lot of VERY fussy cutting, especially the holly. But so worth it, because the effect against that worn frame is so lovely. I am really loving that pretty EF too. Perfect with the rest of the adornments on this beautiful card. Well done. TFS & Hugs

  16. Oh wow, this is so beautiful. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  17. Holy goodness, Kitty! This design is perfection on a card. I love, love, love all the vintage flair going on and you've got some GREAT textures. I'm very pleased to be able to say THANK YOU for playing with us over at Eclectic Ellapu. :) Hehe - I don't think that will ever get old.

  18. Absolutely stunning! I LOVE the fun image and the great window feel of the card! Thanks for joining us at Inspired By Stamping! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

    1. PS: Thanks for joining us at Paper Sweeties, too! :)

  19. Kitty your Santa card is beautiful! The image is accented so nicely with the contrast of the embossed white design, the frame and your fussy cut holly is beautiful and really adds the perfect finishing touch!

    Thanks for playing and joining our Dec Linky Party

  20. Thanks for joinig us at It's all about the Vintage

  21. Lovely and cute card, love how the elves are in your picture, lots of hugs and love, xoxo, Marion

  22. Beautiful card, love all your fussing cutting and pretty details!! Thank you for joining us at our "Crafty Secrets December linky party"!
    Diane CS DT

  23. Beautiful card Kitty thank you for joining us at Inspiration Destination this week
    Dianne x DT

  24. Love this Kitty, that white embossing really makes the image pop. Awesome.

  25. Your Santa image is perfect for this frame, such a wonderful XMas card. Thanks for joining us at Uniko

  26. Great card thank you for joining us at Ooh la la Creations Sue DT xx

  27. Very pretty! I love the vintage feel and you did really beautiful work with the fussy-cutting and three-dimensional effect. This would be so lovely decorating the mantle for Christmas. Thanks for sharing it in my St Nick challenge at! ~ Karen

  28. that vintage frame! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous for this challenge!

  29. Such a great looking card, love the frame you have used. Thank you for sharing with us at Dragonfly Dreams, hope we see you again soon...
    Love and Hugs ~ Lady Anne xx
    Dragonfly Dreams
    Anne's Paper Dream's Blog

  30. Beautiful card! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    A Little Bit O' Paper

  31. Fab card, great embossing and lovely vintage image. Thank you for taking part in the Crafty Boots Christmas Challenge.

    Wishing a happy Christmas to you and your family.


  32. Love this - such a great card and very elegant,

    Thanks for joining us at the Sparkles Challenge.

    Helen N x

  33. Such a fun card! Thank you so much for joining us this week at the Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge Blog! I hope you play along with us again soon!

    Jackie, Crafty Sentiments Designs DT

  34. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  35. Great card! Love all the fussy cutting and embossing! Thanks for playing along with us at YNS!

  36. What a wonderful vintage Santa card! Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  37. Love the vintage Santa. Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

  38. This is a lovely card! I love that you kept it so simple with the white background. And great fussy cutting! Love fussy cutting. Thanks for joining the Linky Party at Crafty Secrets!

  39. Lovely card! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge.

  40. Oh, Kitty, this is fantastic! Love the vintage Santa and the greenery for embellishment. Excellent job on all those challenges -- my kinda planning. :-D OK, DT hat time -- Thanks so much for joining us in our "Family Christmas" challenge at Tuesday Throwdown this week. Good luck in the draw and I hope we see you again in January. :-D
    NanaConnie DT

  41. this is amazing such a cool Santa beautiful
    thanks for sharing at cupcake inspirations

    sweetie dt

  42. gorgeous, thank you for joining us at whoopsie daisy, hope to see you again and good luck xx

  43. Gorgeous! Thank you for sharing it with us at Red Carpet Studio!

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  45. Very Pretty Card, Oh and I love the Elf on the Shelf next to the picture =) Thanks for joining in on the fun over at PolkaDoodles =)

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  47. I love the way you framed this vintage Santa! What a great card! Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Secrets December Linky Party!

  48. Thanks for sharing and joining us at Fitztown Challenge Blog. Hope to see you again and good luck!
    FCB CT Coordinator

  49. What a wonderful Santa! Love all the details and the embossing! Thanks for joining our Christmas Linky Party at Craftin Desert Diva's!
    DT Tina

  50. Like the vintage feel and the embossing is great. Keeping the background white was a good idea as it really makes that greenery stand out! Thanks again for sharing your work with us over at Red Carpet Studios!

  51. is a nice Projekt.

    Thank you for joining with the challenge from It´s all abaout the Vintage and good luck.

    gr. Meggi

  52. Lovely vintage Santa card. Thank you for joining us at Holly Jolly Christmas Challenges this week. Judy DT

  53. Great card, love how striking the colour is against the white. Thanks so much for sharing and joining us at Divas by Design this week. Hugs, Mirella

  54. Great card, I love the Vintage spirit. Thank you for joining our challenge at Not Just Cards Challenge Blog.
    Hugs, Kat DT

    ♥ Kakichka Blog ♥

    ♥ Kartishok - blog for ideas ♥

  55. I love this Santa. I also love how you used the embossing and the added floral element. Thanks for playing at both Crafty Secrets and Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  56. Great card. Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us at Loves Rubberstamps

  57. fabulous creation and thanks for sharing at Divas by design this week

  58. love your details and embossing here!! Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy!

  59. Fantastic project. Thanks for playing with us at Party Time Tuesdays!

  60. Lovely card the image thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy Challenge Sue DT xx

  61. such a pretty vintage card! :) thank you for playing a long with us at simon says stamp!

  62. This is fab Kitty, I love the embossing and the pop of colours on the white background. Thank you so much for taking part in our challenge at Country View Crafts, and Merry Christmas. Sue x

  63. Lovely project. Thank you for joining us at

    Donna DT xx

  64. Fabulous embossing and gorgeous frames, love those leaves. Thank you for joining Digi Sketch Challenge, good luck.

  65. A lovely card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Aything Goes with Christmas” challenge over at Come and Get it & good luck in the draw…
    Hope to see you again in our next challenge as well…

    (DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)
    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)
    (DT Come and Get It)
    (DT Allways Something Creative)

  66. A gorgeous vintage card Kitty, love the image...and the naughty elf! Thank you for joining the Pink Team at Eclectic Ellapu this month. Carol DT x

  67. Oh Kitty what a stunning card and perfect for our challenge!

    Thanks for joining us at Eclectic Ellapu and I hope we see you again soon!



  68. Lovely embossed card. Thanks so much for joining us over at Emerald Faeries Challenge Blog, good luck and hope to see you again.
    ~ Denise DT ~
    Emerald Faeries

  69. A beautiful vintage project!
    Thanks for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams and I hope you will continue to play with us next year!
    I would like to take this opportunity to wish you a Very Happy New Year!


    Dragonfly Dreams Owner

  70. Oh this is spectacular! Love the vintage Santa, and well your elf is cute too!
    So glad you joined our Christmas challenge at Cuttin' and Stampin!
    Happy New Year!, Debbie, DT

  71. Beautiful!! I love vintage Santas. Thanks for joining my December challenge. Scrappy hugs, Connie can crop

  72. You have made a really festive project for our month-long challenge at Pile It On, love this simple and elegant style. Thank you for joining us and don't forget to check on Wednesday who's the winner. Good luck and best wishes for the new year!
    Anna xxx