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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.


  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!

  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

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

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

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

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

  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.


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

  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

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

    ~Marie B -DT

  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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