Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Crafty Secrets Vintage Santa

I know! It is September and here I am, acting like the local craft store and putting out Christmas stuff a month before Halloween! But, don't be hating on me! It is so HOT here that I am trying to think snowy thoughts! 

I printed out some wonderful, digital items from Crafty Secrets and created this vintage Santa card. It makes me think of snow, hot chocolate, and sugar cookies! {And it's about 80 degrees here, and super humid! Yuck!}

I have a thing for vintage Santa images. I decorate with them at Christmas, and every year I buy one vintage Santa ornament. I started the love affair with Old St. Nick when I was first married because my husband liked the old fashioned images. He has "gone off" Santa in recent years, but I find that I still enjoy the vintage images, so...there you go!

I created a 6 x 4 1/2 inch, top-fold card using white cardstock. I added kraft as well...think sugar cookies!

I printed the digital papers and the Santa image from the Crafty Secrets Vintage Christmas CD #6. I also printed one sheet of paper from the Retro Christmas CD #5. You can see that bit in the upper right corner of the card. 

I added a bit of cheesecloth and some twine behind the main image, just to ramp up that vintage vibe!

I used a deckle die cut shape to trim out the Santa image. It really does look tattered and vintage!

I poked around in my stash for some Christmas floral bits. I found some velvet flowers and some other odds and ends, and created this cluster.

For the inside, I stamped the sentiment from the Crafty Secrets Season's Greetings stamp set. This set is ON SALE for $5.95! What a steal!

I added a strip of the digital paper, and a ticket image, also from the Vintage Christmas CD.

I hope you will forgive my decent into Christmas so early in the year! {Especially when you see what is on the blog on Thursday!} But, enjoy a cookie on me!

Check out this Christmas Collection Pack on SALE! It is loaded with goodies for making all your Christmas cards! Set them while supplies last! This collection includes the Season's Greetings stamp set that I used for this project!

REMEMBER - you have until September 30th to vote for your favorite designers in the Heartfelt Creations Semifinalist contest! Cick HERE to read about it and vote for your favorites. You have a chance to win a $50 HC gift certificate just for voting! I would love your vote!
Crafty Secrets products:
Season's Greetings stamp set
Vintage Christmas CD #6 
Retro Christmas CD #5

Other products:
Cardstock: WorldWin ColorMates Textured Cascata White, Kraft
Ink: Ranger Distress Vintage Photo; Memento Rich Cocoa
Cheese cloth: Pure Acres Farm
Twine: Really Reasonable Ribbon
Flowers and leaves: Petaloo, Wild Orchid Crafts
Floral sprays: Michael's Crafts
Snowflake button: Michael's Crafts
Wire: Artistic Wire
Die cut: Spellbinders Large Deckled Rectangles
Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares; Scotch 3M ATG tape; Aleene's Tacky Glue; Scor-tape


  1. Lovely card inside and out, Gloria!

  2. I love the inside of your card as much as the outside. The vintage image is one of my favorites for sure! I also love the cheese cloth peeping out from under the image.

  3. I'm sighing and swooning over the incredible design on this card! The twine poking out on the right is such a great element...and the wonderful crumpling and distressing....Santa never looked so good!

  4. Gorgeous card, I love the image! ~Diane