October 15, 2010

Dear Santa...I Can Explain!

Hi everyone! Happy Friday!

Here is a card I created using my new Lacey Circle Nestabilities...they make me happy!!

To start, I pulled out the brand new (and super darling) Hangin' Out At The North Pole from Taylored Expressions and stamped Santa's jacket in Memento Tuxedo Black onto Choice Buttercream Cardstock.

I colored the coat with Copic Markers and then cut out and embossed the panel with Circle Nestabilities. I sponged the edges with Memento Cantaloupe and Memento Tangelo. I then added Liquid Applique, along with a sprinkle of Starfire Glitter, to all of the trim on the coat. Once it was dry, I heat embossed it to puff it up. SO fun and sparkly!! I layered my focal panel on top of cardstock cut with the new Lacey Circle Nestabilities...I am in L-O-V-E!

All the cardstock, patterned paper, ribbon, pearls and stick pin are from the brand new (and totally luscious) Tinsel & Twig Project Pantry Kit from Taylored Expressions. Using this kit really made my card come together super fast...gotta love that! I did separate the panels of the sketch using the awesome Scalloped Eyelet Border Die...I swear, I find it hard to make a card without it!!

The sentiment, "Dear Santa, I can explain", is also from Hangin' Out At The North Pole, and I stamped it again with Memento Tuxedo Black and cut it out and embossed it using one of the ribbon slider Nestabilities (I wish I could remember the name of these...anyone know?), and once again, sponged it with the same inks as I used above on the focal panel. A simple bow, a Christmas Tree stick pin (LOVE!) and some red pearls finish this one off! All of the layers are popped up on Foam Tape for dimension.

Thanks SO much for stopping by!!

Stamps: Hangin' Out At The North Pole from Taylored Expressions
Paper: Choice Buttercream, Cardstock and Tinsel & Twig by The Girls Paperie, all from the Tinsel & Twig Project Pantry Kit from Taylored Expressions
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Memento Cantaloupe & Memento Tangelo
Accessories: Copic Markers, Circle Nestabilities, Lacey Circle Nestabilities, Liquid Applique, Starfire Glitter, Ribbon, Christmas Tree Stick Pin & Red Pearls, all from the Tinsel & Twig Project Pantry Kit from Taylored Expressions, Ribbon Slider Nestabilities, Scalloped Eyelet Border Die and Foam Tape



  1. This is just darling Miss Jodie!! I love the Santa Suit!! Awesome work once again my dear, tfs!!!

  2. So cute, Jodi! I might have to get myself some of those lacy nesties!

  3. Well isn't this the CUTEST!!! Love that sentiment and your colouring is gorgeous Jodi!!! Love all the scallopy bits - they really make this card something special!! :)

  4. Darling! Love the rich colors! Such a cute sentiment.

  5. Your coloring rocks, Jodi. So does the fluff on the coat, your layout and Taylors new die. Awesome card!

    I think I NEED it bad! Have a great weekend!
    Hugs and smiles

  6. Cute, cute, cute! Love the trim of Santa's suit! :)

  7. Ho Ho Ho ho...this is wicked! Love the new Nesty's, mine are hopefully on its way!

  8. Soooo cute, Jodi! Once again workin' that die with your awesomeness!

  9. Oh Jodi! I am SO glad that you dont let a lil thing like a new baby get in your way of entertaining me! LOL I always love my emails with your blog updates in them and there are MANY!!! LOL I just got these nesties last week and NEED to use them...I have a pretty good sized list of NEEDS at TE also... **ahem** so, maybe move on to another company that I dont love OK? Thanks !!! ;)

  10. so cute! love your fab coloring on the image. love it!


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