Sunday, July 12, 2015


Hello Everyone

Thanks for stopping by today.

Thought I'd share with you a project that I designed a few weeks ago. I then offered this as a class and taught this in that class today. Since the store I teach at, Simply Said Rubber Stamps is celebrating Christmas In July, this project definitely fit the bill.

This 6"X8" panel can be used as a wall hanging or you could place on an easel and display on a table during the holidays. Also, think of this, giving this as a gift. WOW wouldn't that be an incredible gift, if you decide to part with it.(LOL)
I call this The Santa Panel.

Here is a closer view of the Santa image.

This is the best Santa stamp EVER. And it's available thru Verses Rubber Stamps. This Santa is one that you will use year after year and really never tire of him. I absolute LOVE this image.

OK let me share with you other components of the panel:

There are snowflake brads, a monocle with a star on it, some tickets and holly, berries and a twig.

  I used silver mirror card stock to cut out the 25. Mounted on black card stock makes those numbers really stand out.

The fir branches and the pine cones are all handmade, using dies,and are cut out of card stock.

I had so much fun designing this panel. I also had fun teaching the students the how-to's  for the  pine cones, element placement, the bow etc. They liked this so much they want to do more panels for the different holiday/seasons of the year. So I am going to be having a blast going on a quest for components for a Halloween panel and a fall panel. This will be fun.

 To see how the students did, click here. They are all just a little different.

Stamps:  Verses Rubber Stamps - Old World Santa
Paper/Card Stock
Paper/Card stock
  • Silver Paper
  • Glossy Card stock
  • White Card stock
  • Green Card stock
  • Brown Card stock
  • Black Card stock
  • Tim Holtz Idea-ology Paper Stash Paper Pad (12X12) Lost & Found (Used the tickets sheet & sheet music collage sheet) 
Ink: Staz-On black, Greens, Red, & Brown dye inks

Dies UsedDies Sizzix –  All are Tim Holtz Alterations
  • Holly Branch
  • Tattered Pine cone
  • Wordplay Alphabet (I just used #’s 2 &5)
AccessoriesTim Holtz Idea-ology
  • Mirrored Stars
  • Monocles
  • Gumdrops
  • Ring Fasteners
  • Corked Vials
  • Corners
  • District Market Bare Burlap Panel

I am submitting my project in the following challenges:

  • Artbymiran Challenge  No.36 - (W1 of 2) - Anything Goes (#25)
  • Kitty Bee Designs -  Christmas in July (#37)
  • Simply Create Too - No.89 -  Get Ahead For Christmas (#58)
  • Simply Papercraft -  No. 8 (W2 of 2) - Anything Goes (#149)
  • 4 Crafty Chicks - W- #254 Christmas In July (#19)
  • DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge - #160 Christmas In July (#13)
  • Outlawz Twisted Thursday - W - Always Anything Goes
  • ABC Christmas Challenge - Christmas - N for Not A Card  (#6)
  • Inspiration Destination - W, F- #41 Always Anything Goes  (#128)
  • Penny's Paper-Crafty - W,3E -  #235 Anything Goes (#102)
  • Crafty Calendar  July - Christmas in July (#85)

  • Thanks much for stopping in today. Hope you enjoyed my project. See you soon


    Tracy Wray aka Trak said...

    Thank you for taking part in our Art by Miran challenge, your card is so delightful and delicate,
    and is a joy to look at .. good luck hugs tracy

    lalkygirl said...

    What. A beautiful project that you shared your creation as a class

    Verna Angerhofer said...

    I love all the wonderful things you added to that neat Santa image. And, the sentiment really fits.

    Anet van Zyl said...

    Beautiful card Barbara. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Penny's Paper-Crafty. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

    Leanne said...

    Oh wow, how I love a Father Christmas image/stamp. Great added details too, nice snow flakes and ribbon/bow as well and the numbers. Awesome job. Thanks for playing our challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks.
    Leanne DT
    4 Crafty Chicks

    ahlers5 said...

    Wonderful elements. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Inspiration Destination this week.

    Kim Heggins said...

    Gorgeous your sweet vintage Santa, so much charm.

    DIANA L. said...

    Beautiful card I love your image of Santa, and all the fun elements you have added to make a card that is a gift itself I love it.I love it I love it!!!!!
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday #160 “Christmas in July” Challenge. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.

    Cely said...

    love all the layers and textures on this one! Thanks for joining us this fortnight for our Christmas in July challenge at Kitty Bee Designs!

    Dot said...

    Beautiful project with a lot of details. Thank you for playing along with our challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge. We hope to see you again.
    Dorte x

    Anonymous said...

    Lovely wall hanging a great idea too! Thanks for joining in with our challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge,
    hugs Samantha :0)

    Aurora Aurelia said...

    So elegant.. Thank you for joining our 'Anything Goes' challenge #36 at Art by Mi Ran challenge blog.. Hope to see you again in our next challenge.. Good luck at the draw.. xx.. RoRa

    Helen said...

    Beautiful card - love all the details you've added.

    Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Calendar Challenge.

    Helen x

    Jo said...

    Wow, I love this...that Santa is fabulous. Thanks for joining us over at Crafty Calendar this month & good luck!
    hugs Jo x

    I have a birthday candy on my blog if you'd like to join in.....
    You can find my candy here
    You can find my atc swap here