Thursday, November 12, 2020

Santa's in the Fireplace


Hi Crafty Friends,

It's challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. Kelly Santi our challenge hostess for the month continues to issue the challenges.

Dear Santa ... It's "Dear Santa Letter Writing Week". Create a card showcasing a letter to Santa. Maybe your image shows a critter, child or even an adult writing a Christmas wish list or letter to Santa.

As you can see by the photo above, I created a Christmas themed Slimline card for the challenge today. I couldn't find a stamp of anyone writing a letter in my stash, so opted for the "Dear Santa" letter that is sitting on the mantlepiece of the fireplace.

As I wanted to have plenty of room for the fireplace on my card I made my Slimline card 3 3/4 inches x 8 3/4 inches. I used papers from Trinity Stamps for the background of my card.

To create the fireplace I used Lawn Fawn's Shadow Box Card - Fireplace Add-on die set which comes with everything to create the fireplace and Santa's legs. I used MFT Stamps English Brick Stencil and Distress Oxide Inks to add the brickwork to the fireplace.

As the fireplace is large, I needed a larger Christmas Tree. I used an older Christmas Tree die set from Elizabeth Craft Designs, cutting it off at the top of the card so it looks like it goes beyond the card.

I added presents under the tree which are from an MFT Stamps stamp set, the dog and items on the mantlepiece are from Lawn Fawn.

For the inside of the card I created a pop-up card using Lawn Fawn's Pop-up Be Merry die set. I wanted the sentiment to say "Merry Christmas" rather than "Be Merry" so after adding the pop up to the card I covered the "Be" with some card and adhered the two children to the panel.

I added two more children either side of the pop-up.

To finish off the card, I added the "Christmas" sentiment which is from Divinity Designs Merry Christmas with Layers die set.

Here is one more photo of the inside of the card, so you can see the pop-up portion of the card a little better.

Don't forget to check out the CCEE Stampers blog (goes live 12 AM EST) to see the rest of the creations the CCEE Stampers created this week. You can also see more details of their creations on their individual blogs:

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Christmas Tree Die Set - Becky Seddon for Elizabeth Craft Designs (retired)


MiamiKel said...

Soooo cute! What a delightful scene with no touches undone - just so meticulous and adorable!

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

Another adorable card!! Love the images and Santa in the chimney!

Lois said...

Love this cute, cute card! I love Santa's legs hanging in the fireplace and the clever way you made the sentiment on the inside.

Lynn McAuley said...

Love this magical Christmas scene!! I hope Santa doesn't burn his toes!! What an amazing slimline holiday creation, Frances, with your pop up children and their happy Christmas morning faces inside!

Liz Williams said...

I think you have just made me realize Santa's hidden secret. He wears fireproof underwear!! Cute card, Frances!

Manal Habib said...

A wonderful creation as always Frances!

Karen Aicken said...

That is so sweet!