December 23, 2011

Ho Ho Ho!

Hi everyone!!  Happy Friday!

I cannot even believe we are just two days away from Christmas!  I cannot even WAIT for Christmas morning with my girls...I LOVE this time of year!

I have one last Christmas card to share with you before the big day.  My dear friend Jessica sent me this ADORABLE Ho Ho Ho stamp set from There She Goes along with a gorgeous Christmas card, and I just could not bear not inking him up at least once this season.  I seriously LOVE this Santa!


I started with this week's Deconstructed Sketch, DS32, for the layout.  SUCH a fun sketch!  The patterned paper is Peppermint from Crate Paper and I stamped Santa in Memento Tuxedo Black onto Choice Snow White Cardstock and colored him with Copic Markers.  I gave all the trim on his hat and jacket a dusting of crystal glitter, and added some sparkle to his belt with a Black Spica Glitter Pen.  I then "fussy cut" him out and layered him onto a panel cut with Circle Nestabilities and Wonky Rectangle Nestabilities.  I added stitching around the circle (stitch by stitch ala my pal Jody), and the patterned paper panels were embossed with the Seeing Spots Embossing Folder.

I added tons of stitching, and the scallop border on top was created with the Large Simply Scallops Die-Namics from MFT.  I cut the snowflakes using the Let It Snowflake Die-Namics, also from MFT, out of My Favorite Felt in Puff Cloud White, and the sentiment, "Ho Ho Ho" was stamped onto a panel cut with the First Place Award Ribbon Die-Namics, also from MFT.

I finished this off with a ribbon/bow combo of Pure Poppy Saddle Stitch Ribbon, as well as two black brads that I used my brand new Brad Setter to attach (thank you Kerry!!!).  Where has this tool been all my life?  LOVE it!

Thanks SO much for stopping by!!

Recipe:
Stamps:  Ho Ho Ho from There She Goes
Paper:  Black Licorice (MFT), Choice Snow White (TE) and Peppermint (Crate Paper)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  Copic Markers, Crystal Glitter, Black Spica Glitter Pen, Large Simply Scallops Die-Namics (MFT), Let It Snowflake Die-Namics (MFT), First Place Award Ribbon Die-Namics (MFT), Seeing Spots Embossing Folder, Circle Nestabilities, Wonky Rectangle Nestabilities, Black Brads, Brad Setter, My Favorite Felt in Puff Cloud White, Janome Sew Mini and Foam Tape

Jodi

19 comments:

  1. This is so adorable Jodi! Happy holidays!

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  2. Too stinkin' cute!! I seriously love that Santa, too - everything is perfectly done!
    Wishing you and your family a warm and wonderful Christmas!
    ~hugs

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  3. This is adorable, Jodi! Okay....what's a brad setter? LOL! It sounds like I need one! Have a great day with your girls and family!! Merry Christmas, my friend!

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  4. What a sweet and festive card Jodi. Love the sweet Santa. Happy Holidays to you and your family!

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  5. I agree, this little Santa just makes you smile. Darling card using him :) Have a blessed Christmas :)

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  6. He's so cute Jodi! I love his chubby belly! Have a great Christmas with your beloved and your girls!

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  7. Ohhh...love it!!! Santa is adorable and love the bg polka dots on that dp along with ribbon and snowflakes!!!! I'm sure this will be a wonderful year for the girls and Santa!!!! What fun, reminds me of when mine were little....believe I was woken up at 12:30am a couple times!!!!

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  8. soooo cute and festive! love the texture. Merry Christmas!

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  9. Gorgeous card Jodie,Give your friend my address,she has brilliant taste in stamps lol!,Have a wonderful Christmas, Julie.x

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  10. This is gorgeous, love the santa and your colouring of him. Have an amazing day tomorrow.

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  11. Super cute! Love the colours and circles!

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  12. hee... this is SO cute! your little Santa makes me smile! super card! wishing you and yours a sweet and wonderful Christmas! =)

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  13. Totally adorable, Jodi!!! Love that image too! Sweet!

    I miss when Chloe was little and opening presents! They get SO excited about each and every single one. LOVE that! Enjoy those years!!!

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  14. Yay!!!! I'm so happy you were able to play along! I love this Jodi! That little Santa is too stinking cute and I just LOVE what you did with the sketch. Merry Christmas, my sweet friend. :)

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  15. That is one cute Santa! Love your coloring, the layout, the papers you used.
    Merry Christmas and a Happy New year!
    Hugs!!!

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  16. Debbie aka swldebbieDecember 24, 2011 at 7:41 PM

    He is cute...and your card as well. Merry Christmas, Jodi!

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  17. Ooooh, what a darling Santa, Jodi!!!! Your coloring is perfection and I love all the pretty papers and details!!! Hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas!!!!

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  18. Very darling Santa card! Love the image and ocloring, as well as, the papers and embossing. What the heck is a brad setter? HOPE YOU HAD A WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS! :)

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Thanks SO much for stopping by and leaving me some ♥!