WMSC#128 - Trendy Santa

Ho! Ho! Ho!  I was hoping there would be a sketch this Christmas for the card that was floating around in my head and Yippee!!  Saturday's WMSC#128 by Mischief Maker Kim Duran was perfect for what I have been thinking about.  At Christmas, Santa is always on everyone's mind and I was no exception.  Here is the sketch that inspired my Santa card:
 I made a Tri-fold card with a belly band.  I called him a "Trendy" Santa because he has a plaid background stamped all over his red coat.  Waltzingmouse Cabin Plaid Backgrounder is stamped in Versamark and gives a subtle little texture to his coat.  I did a little stitching and added some buttons which overlap each side of the card.  The sentiment is from Around Christmas Time and when you open the card...
here is what you see.  This image fits perfectly with a Santa card and is also from Around Christmas Time.  In this picture you can see how the buttons overlap on the left side of the card.  I only have a couple more Christmas cards to share before boxing up the Christmas supplies and packing them away until next year.  Make sure to check out this week's cards on the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge Blog.


Joyce said...

Love love this. His belly band is a real (paper) belt. How cute is that. Such a clever take on the sketch. I sense another top mouse award coming your way.

Cathy Santa is stepping out in style. Love his glittery belt. I agree with Joyce!

Carla said...

WOW, this is just great!!!
A really nice Xmas card.
Love from Holland.

Brilliant!! Love the way you've used the label to make Santa's buckle!

Pauline said...

Such a fun card Cathy!

Marybeth said...

Wow…. Cathy I love your adorable Santa! Way too cute! Love the way the buckle comes off.

Jeanne J said...

So darn clever Cathy! Adorable! I love the plaid and the scalloped trim - and that awesome belt and buckle!

Renee said...

How adorable!!
I LOVE that Santa in plaid...
Such a fun, creative take on this week's sketch! :)

Vickie Z said...

Perfect sketch for your idea... love the band/belt buckle!! Fun card!!

Kelly S. said...

Get OUT! This is so adorable, Cathy! What an awesome interpretation of the sketch. Love how you incorporated the WMS images with this one...the inside is perfect!

Such a great design, Cathy! LOVE the way that little belt slips right off, and your stitching is a great touch!

Kara said...

Amazing. Love it!!

Cute, cute, cute Cathy! love your fun Santa jacket design!

Fabby use of the sketch, the little Santa suit is GORGEOUS!! Thanks for playing along with the Mischief Makers!

super clever...luv this!

enjoy *~*

AWESOME design and take on the sketch! LOVE it! Thanks for playing with us at WMSC, hugs, Karin

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