Sunday, December 4, 2022

PP620 Vintage Santa

Happy Sunday, peeps!  It's almost our last Paper Players challenge of 2022, can you believe it?  I am the hostess, and here's the theme I chose for us:

I am a pushover for Santas...but especially vintage and retro Santas! I haven't gotten this vintage Santa from Flourishes inky for quite a while, so I thought I'd show him some love:

I started by stamping the image in Real Red and adding the sentiment in Shaded Spruce. 

I cut off the bottom portion of the card front with the Basic Borders die, added another layer of Gold Foil, then adhered a pretty piece of Christmasy plaid DSP to the inside 

A Tim Holtz die provided some Shaded Spruce holly leaves and I added some glimmery dots for the berries!  Inside, another sentiment from the same set:

I hope you'll play along with my "Ho Ho Ho" challenge and pull out your favorite Santa stamp and get him inky!  Share it with us at the Paper Players and check out what the other DT members have done as well!  Can't wait to see it! Thanks for stopping in today!

John and I had to go to a funeral on Friday morning, but we had the afternoon free, and we were driving right past Longwood Gardens, so I convinced him to stop!  It was a beautiful day and although we didn't get to see the lights, the other displays were stunning!  I'll share some more in the coming days, but here are a few to get you started!  The first one is the tree outside the Gardens entrance:

And these were outside the conservatory entrance:

A carpet of poinsettias!

And I managed to spend a couple of minutes with my brother, who works there!

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Santa - I Believe (Flourishes)
Card stock & Papers     Basic White, Shaded Spruce, Gold Foil, Wrapped in Plaid DSP (ret)
 Ink Real Red, Shaded Spruce
Accessories Glimmer Dots (ret), Dimensionals
Tools     Cut & Emboss Machine, Basic Borders Dies, Greenery Die (Tom Holtz)


I Card Everyone said...

The Season is now in full swing - your darling Santa, and my peek at a Longwood Christmas! check and check! Both wonderful, LeAnne - thank you!

Jennie Maier said...

LeAnne, your Santa is so cool-love that silhouette look! And who doesn't love some Christmas plaid?? Have a great week!

Vickie said...

LeAnne I love love everything about this card…you know we are kindred spirits when it comes to Vintage stamping. What a beautiful Santa…heading over there to see if it is still available. And you really dressed it up by using your border die to add an interesting curve to your card and then the gold at the border. WELL DONE . always love seeing your photos of Longwood Gardens. We have loved visiting there.

Wendy said...

Such a cute Christmas card, LeAnne! I have always loved that darling Santa stamp! He looks amazing with the Gold Foil and Plaid Paper! And I love the different design, too! Looks like you & John had a wonderful visit to Longwood and what a pleasant surprise to see your brother! TFS and have a great day! :)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card

Claire Broadwater said...

LeAnne, this is fabulous! I love vintages Santas, too! This stamp set is a favorite of mine. I wish I had it in my stash. The traditional green and red is perfect to showcase him! Such a fun and festive challenge for all of us! Have a super week, My Friend! I bet you really enjoyed the Gardens, too!

Lisa Elton said...

What a jolly card! How fun that you got to visit with your brother during your last minute stop!

StinkerbellSteph said...

What an excellent card! Love the swooped paper and gems under this great image!

Judy1223 said...

LeAnne, your Santa card is such a classic! I adore everything about it, inside and out! What a great theme at Paper Players this week!

Cindy Beach said...

LOVE your vintage Santa and the touches you added are perfection! The gold and the plaid really make him shine!

Ann Schach said...

Absolute perfection, LeAnne! A fabulous vintage Santa paired with plaid - it doesn't get any better than this! Your card has made my heart go pitter-pat!!!

Christy Lynn said...

Such a gorgeous card, LeAnne, that Santa stamp is amazing! Love the plaid on the bottom and the fancy calligraphy sentiment. Thanks for a fun challenge this week!

Jaydee said...

I love this card LeAnne, that santa stamp is everything. I also love the layout and the vintage shades of green and red. Another fabulous card

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

I just love this larger-than-life vintage Santa LeAnne and the green of the script greeting is the perfect pairing! Such a fun challenge this week! Love the Longwood pics too - those trees are awesome!

laurie said...

Awesome the Santa! What a fun challenge.

Anne Marie Hile said...

This is seriously the coolest image, LeAnne! I love everything about your card. The elegant sentiment, the classic colors, that pop of gold...just gorgeous!