Santa Claus is coming!

and he's merry and certainly full of jolly!  I am back to share the man we parents rely on to evoke good behavior in our children throughout the year.  Here's where I shamefully admit I have played this card with my daughter when she was much younger.    She quickly added that God forgives and he created everyone  so Santa must forgive too.  Ding ding!  Round over and win goes to daughter.  At least she gets it.
The jolly man ceased to exist after 6th grade.  She overheard a conversation at school amongst two students that Santa was not real.    It was taken much better than I anticipated.  She asked me calmly and I verified it.  No tears or cries of woe.  After a few seconds of letting it sink it, she then asked me, "will you still get me presents if I know?"  Oh joy!   I completely lost it and had to laugh out loud. 

Now for my card. 
A fun card with vintage inspiration.  I used a little ink to distress the edges and all My Mind's Eye papers for this card. I am trying to use this entire pack for this season.  I am almost there.  I am thinking of showcasing everything I made at once the last piece is used.  I cut a Wilton doily in half for a little texture and color.  I also stitched to attach the red banner to the green panel.  I used a CTMH stamp (Noel) with a brown ink in the lower right corner.   The large button finishes it off.  Thanks for peeking at my Santa card! Supplies listed below.
Challenges I would like to enter my card in:

City Crafter Challenge: #85 Santa Claus
Christmas Crafting: #6 Santa Claus is coming to town!
Colour Create: #85 red, white, and green
Everybody Art Challenge: #170 Santa Claus
Cleary Inspired: #41 Christmas
Fairy Tale: #29 Christmas
Jingle belles: Link up any Christmas project
Raise the Bar: #86 It's beginning to look a lot  like Christmas
Simply Create Too: #1 All about Christmas

Supplies Used:
cardstock/base: The Paper Studio
pattern paper: My Mind's Eye Holly Jolly
stamp: CTMH Say It In Style
ink: Stampin' Up Chocolate Chip
button: Foof-fa-la Autumn Leaves bag
other: Wilton doily


Annette Allen

wow this Santa is so cool...I love the vintage look. I really like how you pair up your colors and textures...looking forward to the next creation...


This is just awesome Amy!! This Santa is wonderful!! I so love what you did with this card! I found some doilies at Walmart. Now to just use them!! :)


You know I love vintage, and this is spot on. Love all the extra little things you added to it. The sewing, shading, button. I love your daughters reply too, and I think she will make a great lawyer when she grows up. Ha! Hugs


Gorgeous card!


Fabulous card Amy!! Love the vintage image so perfect with dp and doily ;)


Great card!! Had to laugh about your story. Here in the Netherlands we have Sinterklaas, whose birthday is tomorrow. Ge is assisted bij Zwarte Pieten, black men in colorful cothes and hats with feathers. Sinterklaas rides a white horse and yes.. even on roofs! The assistents throw gifts down chimneys. Although with central heating that has become a problem.
And just like your daughter, my children were more concerned with the gifts than with the non existance of Sinterklaas :)


What a fab card Amy ... I love the Santa image ... thanks so much for playing along at CCCB

Sharon Traynor Designs

Oooh! This is so beautifully vinatage. What an amazing image. I absolutely love your card.
You stories were so funny! You have to love the comments that children make, don't you.
Thanks for joining the Colour Create Challenge,
Sharon xx

June Houck

Oh dear! I hope my girls will take it in stride when they find out... they are only 9yo right now, and still very much little Disney princess girls.

I absolutely love your card, Amy!


Lovely card, Amy! So glad you played along with the CIC :D

lauren bergold

beautiful card!!! i especially love the thomas nash santa and the fabulous vintage vibe!


Amy: Your card is beautiful!! Glad you could join us at Simply Create Too for our first challenge, "All About Christmas". Hope to see your creations in our upcoming challenges.

Simply Create Too Design Team Member

Kelly Massman

Very pretty--love the doily addition! Thanks for visiting my blog today! It made my day! :-) I haven't been good about commenting lately--really busy!


this is so beautiful, Amy! really love the design!


What a great story.. I used to be a preschool teacher and that was always a problem, Some kids would tell others that there was no Santa. At 4 I think they should still believe... So I would my co-teacher and me would do our best to convince to them that there was indeed a Santa.. I just love the things that kids say!!! Your Santa card looks wonderful!!! I just love that Santa image..

Hugs, Linda

Kirsty Vittetoe

That is such an awesome project, I so love that vintage santa image, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!


Amy what a lovely card love the vintage looking Santa thanks for joining us thus month at Christmas Craftingx


Aw what a fab story Amy!!I love your beautiful Card..Father Christmas is gorgeous I love the added doily and the stitching!!TFS
Enjoy the rest of your Sunday :) x


Your card is so very wonderfull! I love the colours of your papers! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca


This is so GORGEOUS! LOVE those colors and that FAB Santa image!

Audrey Pettit

wow! I adore your card, Amy!! Such sweet vintage goodness here! :) I think it would be fabulous if you showcased all the projects you made with this collection when you're done.
Love your story about your DD and Santa. I remember when my son figured things out. He never asked me........just made the announcement one year that he wasn't real. Had to shush him in front of my daughter. I was expecting questions and comments, but he was just so matter of fact about it all. Now my daughter, she still chooses to believe. I know she knows, but she loves the story too much to say otherwise. :)


Love that vintage Santa ... so glad you joined us at jingle belles.


Oh what a fabulous Santa, gorgeous card.


Love your vintage take on the challenge at Christmas Crafting this month. I really enjoy making vintage style cards and yours is beautiful.


Beautiful vintage image Amy and a gorgeous card!

Thanks for joining us at Colour Create for the Green, Red & White Challenge!

Sharon x


Hi Amy...I love the vintage Santa. Great card. Thank you for joining us at Christmas Crafting this month.
Debbie x


Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Christmas Crafting this month xx

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