Monday, November 22, 2010

Vintage Santa - Peachy Keen Face it Friday Challenge #5

Hey everyone!  I have 2 posts for today, so if you are visiting from Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge, be sure to click here to see my Thanksgiving post and Giveaway! The prize includes Crinkle Ribbon, Embossing ink and clear embossing powder, stickles, and more!

This is my take on the current challenge over at Peachy Keen Stamps.  The challenge was to create an invitation for a holiday party. Santa came from the Christmas seasonal cartridge. (Free on the new Gypsy update!)  I updated last week!! I think all of the free cartridges are still available on the update.

The holly leafs are a punch I have (from Walmart) and the berries are just my small hole punch.  I inked everything with Ranger distress inks (antique linen and walnut ink)

The 'merry and bright' stamp is from My Pink Stamper and I printed the 'You're invited' using my computer.  I punched the border with the lace doily Martha Stewart border punch. 

I used Cranberry Crinkle Ribbon. The bell (Christmas solutions cartridge) was heat embossed using silver embossing powder.  After embossing, I inked the edges with black ink and then used glossy accents on the top.  I made the little jump ring using some rusty craft wire.

Have a great day!!


  1. Oh wow Kimberly this a such a pretty xmas invite!! I love that Santa but never know what do to with him! lol..I may have to 'lift your idea one of these days! :) Thanks for playing along with us at PKS!

  2. I love this card. The Santa is so cute and I love that bell. The ribbon is gorgeous!

  3. love all the layers of vintage looking papers. Well done!

  4. Kimberly,

    I love that Santa!!! :) He is so cute and so vintage looking! I don't know if Santa's checking his list twice and whether I'll be lucky enough to get the Gypsy for Christmas, but if I do, I hope I can still get the free downloads! They look terrific! Your invitation is perfect (love the ribbon, holly & berries, your bell, ...all the extra details you always think of)!

    Thanks for sharing,


  5. Hi Kimberly,
    Oh great minds think alike!! I used my noel cart and this same PKS stamp set with this santa too. I even used the winking eye!! How funny!! I made mine pink though!! Your card is super adorable! I love the ribbon and the bell! I'm so happy you're creating with us at Peachy Keen Stamps Faces!!

  6. I super like the Santa in your card. He looks naughty but nice :-)...

  7. What a beautiful invite! Thanks for playing along with us on the PKS LFIF challenge!

    Ruthie :)

  8. Wow you did a wonderful job and I love the techniques you used here. Heat embossing is one of my faves! Thanks so much for playing along with the PKS Let's Face it Friday Challenge! :) ~ Angelica


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