Monday, December 6, 2010

BBTB2 Winter Frolic Santa


Eiyiyi! I can't believe it's the 6th already! Please don't remind me how little time is left before the big day. This is our first challenge in December for BBTB2 and our adorable and fabulously talented DT sister Joanna chose the Santa from Winter Frolic. That's 2 in a row from that cartridge, but remember, you can choose a Santa from ANY cartridge if you don't own Winter Frolic, as some of the gals did this week. I immediately started doing my usual design (shaped front in DS, with one of the sentiments) and then decided to do something entirely different.

I've been pulling out neglected things from my stash, in an effort to remind myself I've already got more crafty stuff than I know what to do with, and remembered the Sizzix pop-up sleigh die I just had to have (and of course never used) and thought dear Santa might look groovy riding in it. BTW, the Sleigh is a Bigz die and you CAN use your Cuttlebug to cut it out. The die is very thick, so you don't use your A plate, just a B plate, the Bigz die, card stock, and another B plate.

So you're seeing the INSIDE of my card. I decorated the sleigh like they did in the pic on the Sizzix die. I just happened to have the same Sizzix embossing folder and that was one less thing to worry about. LOL I cut Santa at 3 1/2" and added the trees border (also from Winter Frolic) cut at 4" behind the sleigh. I cut them twice and trimmed off 2 of them and embossed them with Swiss dots to add a bit of interest. Merry Christmas is from Beyond Birthdays shrunk down big time in DS and actually colored with Copics, as are the border presents (in the sleigh also from WF).

I did a bit of embossing on Santa himself, too. His sack is embossed with the Cuttlebug Mesh Texture and his beard is flocked and then embossed with the scrolly (not a word but you get the idea) heart from the Hearts 3x3 combo set (which I can't seem to find anywhere online at the moment.) The small scale worked well for the tiny beard. I used a Marvy Snow Marker for the trim on this coat and hat and realized that you've got to be a bit careful when applying the heat gun or it will scorch a bit. (I call it soot from the chimney.)

All of this stuff in the center makes it a FAT card in a different way, so I kept the front really simple; double mats, some candy striped ribbon and "ho, ho, ho" cut from Christmas Cheer. Now head on over to BBTB2 to see the rest of the DT's fabulous inspiration because Santa Clause is coming to town! P.S. It's naughty not to play along!

22 comments:

  1. Oh my this is just the cutest!!! I love how he pops out in the middle of the card - great idea and thanks for the tip on the big sizzix - didn't know that!!
    hugs
    M

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  2. LOL.. well I am glad to see you used that "had to have" pop up sleigh die, that is so cute. I love it. (I know I need that. lol)

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  3. Hi donna,
    This is a fabulous card. You are so clever to make this pop-up design. It's so well done. I love the front. Great crafting.
    Hugs,
    Fiona x

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  4. I always know I'm going to find something fabulous from you each week. Well done with the pop up. I thought about getting one of those dies when they first came out, but decided to save the money. I wish I would have now after seeing your creation. Hugs

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  5. OMG, this is a cute card.... I always wait for your creations because I love them so.
    Carole

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  6. EEEK!! Your little pop up card is so cute!!! Leave it to you to make something that crafty!

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  7. I have to agree with everyone Donna, I ALWAYS look forward ro see what you do each week and you NEVER disappoint! I didn't know that either about the Big Dies, thanks for the tip. I've seen some but wasn't wanting to get another machine, lol! And I hope you didn't mind, I had to try one of your many creative ideas this week with welding, no worries though I gave you full credit, I always learn something from you, you are very inspiring you know! Thanks!
    ((Hugs)) Theresa

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  8. awwww donna he is just the cutest little santa!! such a lovely little surprise inside for someone!! hugs Lou xxx

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  9. so aweet! Ive actually never made a pop up card b4. Yours looks awesome xx

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  10. This is oh my goodness adorable, love Santa popping out in his sleigh, you don't kid me anymore, I know you will get it all done. Hugs

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  11. Great card, Donna. L O V E love love the pop up and all the detail work. Super creative as usual!

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  12. love it donna....i have seen something very similar for the inside and i always wanted to try it and kept forgetting about it. i will take note AGAIN for my next year to do list, lmbo.

    love-love yours, tfs.

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  13. Gorgeous! Love the popup effect inside! In fact, I just tried some pop-up today ;-)

    Hugs,
    Smita

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  14. Donna,
    I already told you what I thought of this! WOW! Just, wanted to say it again :-)
    Maria

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  15. Adorable! And good for you for getting out your stash and using stuff that you bought but hadn't used yet! I think we're all guilty of doing that!
    hugs!

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  16. OMG what a cute card and so creative!

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  17. Donna your Santa card is just perfect!! I love how the sliegh pops out! Great job with the challenge ((Like always! ))

    p.s. thanks for calling me adorable! hehe ;p

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  18. Well you knocked the socks off this challenge Donna!!! Love love love your pop up card! Both front and inside are absolutely wonderful! Of course now I have to get this die!!!
    Hugs
    Juliexx

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  19. Donna, the pop up was such a great idea. I was wow'ed. I have to say that this Santa is not one of my fav's so I struggled with this challenge a bit. Great job girlie!

    Susan

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  20. Yep, Santa looks pretty groovy in that sleigh. ;) Love the dimension of this. Gorgeous!!

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