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Tropical Santa with drink – Catch the Bug Christmas Chaos #5

Bugaboo Tropical Santa Drink digistamp nontraditional Christmas card, colored with Caran d'Ache Luminance 6901 pencils, design by Paperesse.

Day 5 of the Catch the Bug Christmas Chaos challenge. Number 5's theme is to choose a 'treat', then base a funny project on that treat's 'recipe'. I chose Sugar Cookies with Sprinkles – which is to make your card a shape other than square or rectangle, add three pieces of bling, and ribbon.

I got a kick out of this Bugaboo Tropical Santa Drink stamp and decided to use it as my focal image. And since a nontraditional Santa needs nontraditional paper, hence the yellow and blue.  Now if you were on a tropical island, sucking down rum punch, would you want snow? I don't think so and neither does this Santa. My sentiment is created with Annie BTN font, using CraftArtist 2 software to create a curving text path. See my recent Penguin card for more information on this technique.

I'm partly Fruit Cake – make it funny and  use only scraps to create your card – as the papers are leftovers from my Sunshine coloring tutorial card.

Supply List
Paper – cardstock, Tactile Studio Sunshine digital paper pack
Digital stamp – Bugaboo Tropical Santa Drink
Color – Caran d'Ache Luminance 6901 pencils
Dies –Artemio circles
Embellishments – ribbon, pearls, twine
Font – Annie BTN

I'm also linking up with: Sweet Stampin' Christmas Dec. – Father Christmas, Crafty Creations #304 – Happy Holiday, Creative Moments #83 – Always Anything Goes, Little Red Wagon #319 – Snow Much Fun.


  1. Ahem...couldn't agree more! If I never see snow again I won't be disappointed.

    So far none this year...I've got my fingers crossed we can last till after Christmas.


  2. C'est bon! I laughed right out loud.

  3. Ha! So much fun! I love the layout and the bright colours. Fantastic card!

  4. And I also meant to say....Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

  5. Il est drôle ce Santa en maillot de bain ! Très sympa ce challenge, on ne voit pas beaucoup des cartes rondes, d'ailleurs il va falloir que je me mette au défi aussi ! ;0)

  6. (*gigl*)... Super sentiment! Thanks for joining us for our Christmas Chaos event this week at Bugaboo's Catch the Bug blog.
    Good luck!
    Jen Leeflang

  7. Beautifully done, love it! Thanks for joining in our Christmas Chaos challenges at Catch The Bug!

  8. Tropical images and sentiments are so fun. The paper colors are perfect for an island-stranded Santa!

  9. A fun and alternative take on the challenge theme! Thank you for playing at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' Happy Christmas! Tracey x

  10. Love your non-traditional Santa, Shani!! And the shape and colors are terrific. Your coloring is always so perfect..I'm loving all these bugaboo projects, I've got to start coloring up some of my new digis!

    Thanks for visiting my blog, just to let you know, anyone can enter, this die is small and fits in a card easily! If your name is picked, you can always opt out if you choose :)


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