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Santa Claws crab Christmas step card

Santa Claws Christmas step card, by Paperesse.

Another Christmas card for you today featuring 2 Cute Ink's Santa Claws digital stamp.


Paper is Tactile Studio Primary digital paper pack. I've discovered that I enjoy using normal, everyday paper for holiday cards. It gives a certain freshness to the cards I like (another example of which is this Hangin' With my Gnomies Christmas card). I had in fact cut the Crafts-too Presscut step card die base and these papers to use on another birthday card, but I didn't like the look. I put them aside to use with something else and voila...something else turned out to be this card.


With the bright primary colors I didn't think much embellishment was needed so I kept it simple and added just a few mousse dots to tie it all together. The sentiment was created with Candy Round BTN font.

Supply List
Paper – cardstock, Tactile Studio Primary digital paper pack,
Digital stamp – 2 Cute Ink Santa Claws
Color – Caran d'Ache Luminance 6901 pencils
Dies – Crafts-too Presscut step card die, Die-namics rectangle stax
Embellishments – mousse dots
Font – Candy Round BTN

I'm linking up with: The Merry Christmas Challenge #18 – ATG Christmas, Christmas Crafts All Year Round May – ATG Christmas, Crafting by Designs May – ATG, ABC Christmas Challenge May – 'K' for Keep it Simple, and The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge #28 – ATG Christmas.

12 comments

  1. Never thought about using regular paper for a Christmas card... you are so right! Using the primary colors like that would normally be way out side my box. Thanks for that tip! And you were so right - no embellishment needed with that paper, especially with the fancy fold base card. That image and punny sentiment is darling by the way!
    ~ginny

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  2. Beautiful Christmas card. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Christmas Cards All Year Round. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

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  3. So cute! I love your bright colors and the fun fold card. Thanks for sharing with us at The Merry Christmas Challenge.
    Janis
    Pause Dream Enjoy

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  4. Haha! I love it! No need for Christmas paper here! Such a wonderfully fun card, Shani.

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  5. Oh-so-cute! Perfect image/card for Florida.

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  6. OMG, this is just adorable! thanks for sharing on The Merry Christmas Challenge.

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  7. What a super cute card. Love the way you added color to your digital image. The mousse dots are a perfect embellishment. Thanks for joining us at The Merry Christmas Challenge.

    sue

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  8. Shani il est adorable ce crabe!! Les papiers sont beaux aussi, avec ses couleurs bien gaies!
    Gros bisous mon amie!

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  9. Cute!!! Thanks so much for participating in our CHRISTMAS CRAFTS ALL YEAR ‘ROUND challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

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  10. Oh my, this is so cute! I love it! Thanks for sharing with us at CCAYR! 😀

    ~Marie B -DT

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  11. Love this card! Gorgeous colours and that image is very cute. Thank you for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge. Luv, Wilma

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