Thursday, October 27, 2016

Here Comes Santa Claus: Three Cards by Courtney

It's Beginning to Look a lot Like Christmas

My mom calls and sings that song after she has found a Christmas present and wont tell me what it is! Courtney here from Court's Crafts with three Christmas cards to jump start your creativity. 

Te first one was totally inspired by those little birds. I LOVE THEM!!! 

This heart background paper is my new fave and I just had to get it in as the background of the card. The heart Cute Clips were JUST the thing needed. There is even one hiding in the wired ribbon!  I grabbed my daughter's tinsel pipe cleaners (shhh.. don't tell!) and snipped a bit off to ground my birds - like birds on a wire. :) 

This is one of those cards that comes together organically and quickly. I took out the snow globe (Odds and Ends) and I cut the sentiment out from the 6x6 paper pad. And then they sat on my desk together...for like a week. haha. Then I saw this advent calendar paper and wanted to make something different (I was going to make a door hanger countdown thingy) but then I thought... quilted background!!!

Or maybe I should call this a faux quilted background as I just stitched in between the squares making it look like that! I added a border strip from This and That, a scrumptious candy cane sprinkle and a paper clip to the snowglobe and attached them all to a tag. Sweet! 

Dear Santa
For this card I really wanted to decorate a Christmas tree.. somehow that turned into this. lol. The creative process sometimes cracks me up and I was totally cracking up at myself as I put this together. 

Those candy swirl sprinkles though!!! And did you see Santa's candy cane exhaust? haha. Most of these were die cuts from the Odd's and Ends. :) 

I hope this inspires you to break out your Here Comes Santa papers early and have some holiday fun! I LOVE Christmas!!!

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Here Comes Santa Claus: Advent Calendar by Jennifer

Hello, Doodlebug fans. Jennifer here and today I'm sharing my Here Comes Santa Claus project with you. I knew I wanted to create a countdown with the Christmas Countdown 12x12 paper, so I looked around the Silhouette store and found this cutting file by Lori Whitlock. I liked the size of the advent calendar because it was perfect for adding something fun on top. Here's the finished piece.
 I kept most of the 2x2 images from the countdown page the same, but a few had to be changed because of color or design issues. Since I planned to have a scene on top of the calendar, I made the large storage box out of foam core.
The scene was drawn out to scale then hand cut out of foam core. The pieces were then covered with patterned paper and glued together.
Some of the die-cuts (like the reindeer, snowman, and mailbox) were mounted to chipboard or foam core, before being added to the advent box.
Twine was used around Santa's hat, face, and mustache. I also used the twine to make two pom-poms for his hat.
Peppermint, candy cane, holly and berry sprinkles were all added throughout the project, as well as round ones.
Here are a few more close-ups of the project, before I go.
Thanks for joining me today. Happy crafting, everyone! :) Jennifer

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Here Comes Santa Claus: Album Ornament by Traci

Happy Tuesday Doodlebug friends!  It's Traci and I'm happy to be back on Doodlebug's blog today.  For my Here Comes Santa Claus project,  I decided to take my favorite project and shrink it down a bit to create an album ornament for my Christmas tree.
I used two pieces of 4.25" x 5.25" white chipboard for the front and back covers, and then made white card stock pages for the inside.  I used a Here Comes Santa Claus 6x6 paper pad to cover each page, and then loaded the album up with stickers and Odds & Ends die cuts.  
I punched two small holes at the top and used chunky twine to bind the album and hang it on my tree.  I love finding unique ways to include pictures on my Christmas tree, and I can't wait to add this little album this year!  Stop by Artsy Albums and say hi sometime!
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