Friday, November 27, 2015

Christmas Preview with Carmen's Veranda Stamps

Hello Everyone!
Hope the Thanksgiving dinners were yummy!  I hosted my first holiday gathering in my new house!!  Very fun.  Lots of good food and my dear family all together.

For today's post, I am sharing a little Christmas cheer.  This post is also a preview of the upcoming December Events--

The  Christmas Event begins Dec 1 and will be hosted on the Portal to Creativity Blog

This Winter Holiday Event will be hosted on the Lost Coast Design and Carmen's Veranda Facebook Pages

Materials List:
Stamps: Overalls Santa from Carmen's Veranda; Party Words from Lost Coast Design
Ink: Black dye; Vintage Photo Distress
Copic  Markers
CS: White, white textured, Midnight Muse (Stampin' Up)
Spellbinder's die cut rectangle


  • Make a card from Midnight Muse CS and layer with white textured CS
  • Stamp Overalls Santa with black dye ink on White CS
  • Color with Copic markers

  • Cut out with die and distress the edges with Vintage Photo ink
  • Add a layer of blue CS
  • Add to card front

  • Tie a bow in ribbon and glue to card
  • Stamp sentiment with black ink on white CS and add to card

A few fun challenges for my Overalls Santa!
Simon Says stamp: anything goes
Merry Monday: Christmas card - blue white with texture

Well, lots to do here.  Still a bit of cleaning up from the big dinner yesterday.  You know, take the extra leaves out of the table, put the extra chairs back in the basement. ... That sort of thing.  
I hope you are having a lovely day!  See you again soon.  I will have more Carmen's Miranda Christmas during December.  And new challenges for Lost Coast Designs and Vintage Stamping Challenge!!! 
Love ya,


  1. Thanks for entering our Christmas Card Challenge this week!
    Monica - CCC DT

  2. Great Santa image! Thank you for joining us at Merry Monday this week!

  3. Such a cute vintage-y Santa! Thanks for playing Merry Monday!

  4. Gorgeous card Karen! It's so cute and I love the image you've use.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx


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