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A sans gluten – gluten free – masculine Christmas card

A sans gluten (gluten free) Christmas card, by Paperesse.

As I've mentioned on a few posts now, I'm trying to come up with humorous French sentiment Christmas cards, hence this latest addition. If you're wondering what this cookie munching Santa's saying it's, 'I hope this is gluten free.' I wish I were clever enough to have come up with this idea myself, but no, it's inspired by this gluten free Santa Christmas card by the Canadian artist Michelle Houde, as seen in her Etsy boutique. If you're in the market for some hilarious pre-made cards, check her out, she has some great designs.


The Santa is a freebie coloring page, shrunk down to digital stamp size. Sentiment font is Tekton Pro. Paper is Tactile Studio Sock Monkey (great for a masculine Christmas card).


Embellishments are this recently acquired no-brand Chinese snowflake banner die and pearls. I'm getting my money's worth with this die. You can see it in action on this Snow Time bear card, too. The only bad thing about it is that it's not very long, so in order for it to attain the length I'd like I'm cutting it in two and then covering up the missing space with the focal point stamp.

Supply List
Paper – cardstock, Tactile Studio Sock Monkey
Digital stamps – Santa Eating Cookies and Milk Christmas coloring page
Color – Caran d'Ache Luminance 6901 pencils
Dies – Die-namics rectangle stax, no-brand Chinese snowflake banner
Embellishment – pearls
Font – Tekton Pro

I'm linking up with: The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge #27 – ATG Christmas, WWC #166 – ATG Masculine, Addicted to Stamps and More #288 – Holiday, Craftaholics R Us #16 – ATG, and The Merry Christmas Challenge #16 – ATG Christmas.

14 comments

  1. Poor Santa, having to deal with gluten free problems! I love this image which you've shrunk down as well as the absolutely perfect sentiment. Great design and definitely perfect as a masculine Christmas card. Love the colours you've combined. Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

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  2. Cute! Thanks for sharing with us at Holy & Ivy and at The Merry Christmas Challenge!
    Janis
    Pause Dream Enjoy

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  3. Tee hee....this is awesome! So many people would appreciate a card like this. Loving that snowflake border die too...and the pearls are the perfect touch.

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  4. Cute! Thanks for sharing at Craftaholics R Us, The Merry Christmas Challenge, and Holly & Ivy.
    Janis
    Pause Dream Enjoy

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  5. Ahhhh! Il me plait ce Santa!! Moi aussi j'ai un régime sans gluten maintenant! Elle belle, originale et drôle ta carte Shani! J'aime beaucoup l'image et les papiers!
    Gros bisous ;o)

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  6. That is funny! I don't know why, but especially with his skinny legs it made me laugh! I like your tip about cutting your die-cut in half to make it long enough. It is funny how you "know" things like that, but forget about them til reminded - I tried to fit one to a landscape card design and because it didn't fit, I turned it to portrait orientation. Well, duh!
    As always, your attention to detail makes your creation so lush in papers and layers - Great masculine card Shani!

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  7. Santa sure has skinny legs. I'll go gluten free if my thighs will thin out! Beautiful patterned papers and snowflake banner. As always, your coloring is amazing.

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  8. Wow Shani, I'm loving your version of this "Gluten Free" Christmas card. My mom who's a Celiac, would get such a kick out of this. Beautiful job with the shrunk down Santa and the great collection of background papers and layering. Awesome card! Thanks for sharing with us at this week's Masculine "Anything Goes" challenge at Watercooler Wednesday.

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  9. Lovely looking card with lovely design and colours. Smashing work, Thanks for joining us over at TMCC.
    Love n hugs
    Marie

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  10. What a FUN card!! Thanks for playing with us at WWC!!

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  11. Cute card! Thanks for joining us at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge. Marsha DT

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  12. Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week! Your Santa made me smile.

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  13. Santa too got bitten with gluten free bug, so sad, but he looks very cute. A great card.Thanks for playing along with us at Addicted to Stamps & More. Hope to see you again
    Shylaa DT@ATSM
    Adhiraacreations

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  14. beautiful card!! thank you for joining us at Craftaholics R Us DT elecia

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