Thursday, March 31, 2016

Vintage Santa


Howdy, peeps!  I've got a real simple Christmas card for you today...a little stamping, a little diecutting, a little DSP and it's done:


I'm entering this in three challenges:


The paper is from Authentique's Christmastime line (LOVE that stuff!)!  I stamped the Santa and reindeer from SU's Cozy Christmas; the Santa with his list from an older Silhouette Stamps set called Santa; and the music background called Aged Sheet Music which is from Cornish Heritage Farms, all in Sahara Sand ink.  That's the "retro" part!  The DSP also fulfills the "Santa" part...isn't this a great image:

 

And even though the song I had in my mind is "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas", I hope the gals at Merry Monday will give me a little artistic license!  Finally, I added some champage glimmer paper stars, just for a little sparkle:


Everything was mounted on a Very Vanilla card base!  Thanks for popping by today!

Yesterday we took Cassidy to the North Museum on the campus of Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, PA!  What a little gem it is!  Small, but perfect for children of her age group!  There were lots of interactive exhibits, plus reptiles, spiders, a huge ornithological display (which was my favorite), a giant microscope and lots of other goodies!  It wasn't so large that it was overwhelming..it was like Goldilocks....juuuust right!  Here are a couple of shots:


Cassidy helped the teacher do an experiment on solutions and floating!


She and Grampy posed with a huge dinosaur....whose head I chopped off!  Sorry, Mr Dinosaur!


And of course, in the dinosaur section, she had to line up the little dinosaurs, even encouraging another little boy to help her!!!  

Thanks for popping by today!

16 comments:

  1. I love this vintage card with all the Santa's, LeAnne! It could be for Santa Claus is Coming to Town too! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday!

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  2. oh, I love this card and every time I see Christmas cards, it reminds me that I need to go ahead and get started now for this year :) I cannot believe Cassidy has grown so much. Hope all is well.

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  3. Jeepers, is this ever a fantastic Christmas card!! Love it LeAnne! Lining up the dinos...love it!!

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  4. such a sweet Santa card!!! I love the silhouettes that you've created too!!! I can't believe how tall Cassidy is ~ they grown up so fast!!! ((hugs)) enjoy the weekend :-)

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  5. LOVE this Christmas card, LeAnne! I wish there was a video that shows how you did it. It's one of those cards that I want to hold in my hands to figure how you got it to look so perfect. Thank you for playing along with us at Retro Rubber and hope you will join us again soon.

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  6. Fabulous card LeAnne! Love all the detail in this vintage/retro Christmas card...lots for the eyes to feast on!! :0)

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  7. I have to admit, all the stamping you added to this dp looks like it should have been there to begin with! Excellent card LeAnne! :)

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  8. Love the neutral tones with the pop of red from Santa ... so very glad you joined us at jingle belles.

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  9. Oh my gosh!! what an amazing, vintage, beautiful card LeAnne!!! The pattern paper with that Santa image is amazing and all the fabulous details you added make it look retro and gorgeous.
    Thank you for sharing with us at Retro Rubber, I hope you play again with us soon.

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  10. Such a lovely vintage card LeAnne. Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday.

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  11. Great card, LeAnne! You really captured the retro Santa look.

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  12. Wonderful card Leanne, as always you create a fabulous vintage style card. So glad you joined us for us for Merry Monday.

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  13. Oh this is perfect. Terrific card for this challenge. Wonderful use of that classic Santa and the sheet music background.

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  14. oh ♥WOW♥ that is one of the loveliest santa images i've ever seen... i love the things you've added to the background, as well, i really had to look & read to see which bits were what... they all work so seamlessly! thanks for celebrating santa with us this fortnight at JINGLE BELLES! ♥♥♥

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  15. Wowsa! I love this card! And you have given me a great way to spice up some of my Christmas dsp! All of those stamps are so subtle - thank you sahara sand. A seriously underrated neutral in my opinion! Thank you for playing along with Retro Rubber! And for being such a supporter of this challenge!

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  16. What a great way to use DSP with coordinating stamps. A very fun Christmas card. Thanks for including Retro Rubber in your stamping fun this week!

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