Monday, October 28, 2013

A Deconstructed Merry Monday: Santa

I am thrilled to be this week's guest designer at Merry Monday!!  The challenge for the week is Santa.


Sadly, I discovered that while I have a number of Santa image stamps, they date back a decade or more, or they are simply not my style any more.  And I didn't have time to go shopping this week (usually I love any excuse).

But...I did find a stamp hiding in my collection.  It's not a Santa image, but it's definitely Santa. And given that I have two teenage boys...it is perfect!!

I Can Explain

I Can Explain close

I was stressing over this Santa card on the same day that a new deconstructed sketch came out.  It had such fun panels that it seemed perfect with my silly card.



  • Stamps: unknown (sorry)
  • Paper: Doodlebug Home for the Holidays Here Comes Santa Claus (used both front and back), Stampin' Up Poppy Parade
  • Ink: Stampin' Up Gumball Green
  • Accessories: Sweet Stamp Shop Holiday Flair (the cute naughty/nice button), Lil' Inkers stitched circles, Holiday Divine Twine, Stampin' Up embossing folder, Ellen Hutson Red and Dill Iridescent sequins, Neat & Tangle Crystal Clear sequins

28 comments:

KimCreate said...

Perfect modern card that came out super adorable!

Cindy Lovell said...

Your card is amazing,Kim!! Love everything about it!!

shirley-bee said...

Fabulous! Made me laugh :)

Marisa said...

This is just too fun! Thanks for my morning smile :)

Stacey Schafer said...

What a fun and festive take on the sketch and merry monday challenge! love it!

Julia Aston said...

Love that pin and the fun sentiment!

Darnell J Knauss said...

I just spit out my coffee!! Too funny, Kims!!

cm said...

Hahahahaha - this is awesome! Love the sentiment, and paired with the colours and that delightful flair button - WOW! Yes, I think I may have used that phrase a few times with Good Old St. Nick...Fabulous+++
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stampwithsandy said...

This card is adorable! Oh my gosh I love the sentiment and the cute pin. The layout is fun and perfect too, great card, Kim!

mypapercraftworld said...

Hahaha, this had me chuckling, Kim ... fantastic vibrant colours and the sentiment and cute button are so fun! Anita :)

Bobby said...

This is just perfect for a home with boys. I love the "outside of the box" feel of it for a Christmas card.

Happy Dance said...

That just cracked me up! What a great card; it's perfect for a teenage boy. Awesome flair button, and love those chevrons!! Great card. Bev

Bonnie said...

Such a fun card, Kim! I love the bright colors, sentiment and cute little button!

Karen D said...

Kim your card is so quirky, I love the design and the fun sentiment following through to the badge. The skewed elements all work so well together. Congrats on your guest designer spot. :-)

LeAnne said...

This card cracked me up when I saw it on the post....such a cute, fun design!! Perfect for those teenagers!

Wendy said...

Such a fun card, Kim! Love the Santa papers and all your sweet embellishments! Congrats on being our Guest Designer this week! :)

Loll Thompson said...

Hi Kim. Love the bright colors and fun layout ... perfect with your sentiment. Fabulous embellishments with the Nice/Naughty button and the twine. So happy to have you guest designing for us this week!! Loll xx

Lesley Croghan said...

I just love where you went with this challenge and that sketch is perfect! So happy to have you as our guest this week, Kim!!

SchnauzerCrafts Creations said...

So funny!! Love your take on the sketch, Kim! The colors are spot on for the season and the addition of flair and sequins are perfecto!

Sarah Gough said...

Love this Kim!

Joanne said...

Hat a great card for this week's Merry Monday! LOVE the cute button too.

Susan Joyce said...

Awesome Kim, love your fun take on the challenge. Congratulation's on your win at Merry Monday and lovely to have you as Guest Designer this week.

Donna Hanley said...

This is a fabulous card. Love the sentiment.

Deepti said...

Perfection in colors and patterns and in embellishments :)

Notes by Nina said...

Fabulous card Kim, I love this layout and all that background texture and the button is so cute. It is great to have you as Guest Designer.

Karren said...

Fun card! My boys could sure use that LOL. Love how you've taken the sketch and kept it pretty CAS!

Kim Heggins said...

Too funny...don't you just love it when things like this happen??? This is one amazing card even without a Santa!

Margaret Moody said...

Love your card, Kim! The bright colors are fabulous and I love all the wonderful elements, especially the button!