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Monday, November 13, 2017

Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

Santa is hard at work getting packed and ready to come to town! This week all the fun stamp images from Stampendous are being highlighted with the design team and over on the Stampendous blog!

I had this fun Santa image colored up and ready for a project, this week was a perfect time to finish it up!

I've put this card together in a whimsical style just suited for the fabulous designs by Nicoletta Zanella from Pink Your Life. You can see more of her fantastic stamps on the Stampendous website, but for my friends in Europe go to Pink Your Life for a purchase!

If you want project information just keep scrolling down to the bottom of my post or you can hop on over to see the team's makes. 

Janelle Stollfus - you are here!



Stop back on Wednesday and Friday for more Santa inspiration!

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  • Whisper Friends Santa Resting (AZ, STM)
  • Merry Scrolls (AZ, STM)
  • Vintage Twinkle Glitter (AZSTM)
  • Big Dots Metal Stencil (AZ, STM)
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink  (AZSTM)
  • Mixed Media White Paper (AZSTM)
  • Various Perfectly Clear Stamp Handles (AZSTM)


  • 90lb watercolor paper (AZBlick)
  • Kraft cardstock
  • Sketch Markers by Copic - B69,BG15, BG34, BG49, C2, E00, E11, E21, E31, E35, E39, E40, E42, FV2, G12, G14, G19, G28, R20, R35, R39, R43, R46, R89, RV04, RV13, RV17, RV29, RV63, RV66, V15, V17, W3, Y17, Y32
  • Gelatos by Faber-Castell - Spearmint, Lime, Grape, and Blueberry
  • Liquid Glue by Tombow
  • White Gesso
  • Watercolor Paintbrush


  1. On watercolor paper stencil Big Dots Stencil with White Gesso and sponge, Remove stencil and promptly wash, let the watercolor paper dry.
  2. Scribble Gelatos onto plastic craft mat or palette and add to watercolor paper with a paintbrush. Let dry.
  3. Stamp Whisper Friends Santa Resting with black ink onto watercolor paper and again onto Mixed Media White Paper and color with Copic markers if desired.
  4. Trim around the colored image taking off bows and bubbles, glue to watercolor paper over the stamped image.
  5. Stamp Merry Scrolls in black ink onto watercolor paper.
  6. Border the watercolor paper with a line of liquid glue and sprinkle Vintage Twinkle Glitter over it, tapping off excess and returning to the container. Let dry.
  7. Glue watercolor paper to a folded 5-1/2 x 4-1/4 inch kraft card base.

This blog post contains goodies I received for free from some of my favorite crafting companies. I blog about things I love to make and the comments I use are honest and my opinion.

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  1. This is awesome! Gorgeous background! Love Santa with his bag of crafting goodies! The glitter highlights beautifully.

  2. Wonderful Santa image card...I especially like the glitter around the edges. :)

  3. Oh how fun this
    card is! Love the
    inked background.
    Carla from Utah

  4. Love this fun Santa stamp and your gorgeous coloring! Delightful card!

  5. Oh my goodness, Janelle! This is adorable! What a fabulous idea to add so much color to the background prior to adding the bokeh elements! Beautifully colored, and just makes me feel so happy!

  6. You sure have a very colorful, cheerful card! And the silver a surrounding it looks just like tensile. Just perfect! TYFS!

  7. Great colouring and a super background. CarolG


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