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I have another Christmas card using a Whimsy & Stars Studio digital image to share with you. I love this jolly looking Santa. He looks like he is pretty happy with all the names on the “Nice” list this year.

I only used part of the image for my card, so here is a look at the full image. (Of course when you purchase this image you will receive a high resolution image with out the watermark.)

If you are looking a head to Valentine’s Day, Mabelle will be putting Valentine themed digis into the store later this week. I got to take an early look at them and I warn you, they are cute!

Before I go, I thought I would share a picture of one of the glitter ornaments my daughter and I made. They were so easy and look gorgeous. It was fun making these and my daughter wants to make some more.

If you would like to give these a try, HERE is the tutorial from Greenbean’s Craftrole that we used.

I hope all your holiday preparations are progressing smoothly. I’m happy to say that my checklist of “Things To Do” is getting shorter. (Although I think I will still have the last minute rush to finish things up before Christmas.)

Thank you for stopping by! Have a great day!


  • Stamps: Santa (digital stamp) from Whimsy & Stars Studio, Signature Christmas & Just the Ticket from Papertrey
  • Inks: Close To My Heart Cranberry & Olive, Distress Inks Antique Linen
  • Papers: Papertrey kraft and poppy CS, Neenah Crest solar white CS, Authentique Wonder paper pad, misc green scrap CS
  • Tools: Sewing machine, Big Shot, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Papertrey Edgers collection #4 die, Just the Ticket die & pine boughs die, Copic markers
  • Embellishments: Jenni Bowlin Ranger Malted Milk paint dabber, Inkssentials Glossy Accents, Hug Snug ivory seam binding, misc. bakers twine & button, Stampendous Fun Flock, Starbucks coffee sleeve

Challenges for Card:

Challenges for Ornament:


Kathy and Lucky said…
Gorgeous ornament and it sure does shine on your tree! I did some last year, hmm....need to do some more, yours are just too gorgeous for me not to try again. :) Your card is adorable and I just love all the different papers and textures you used behind this sweet little Santa and that infectious smile.
Karen B. said…
Such a fun and happy card! This jolly fellow makes me smile!
Pam said…
Very sparkly indeed. Nothing like a bit of glitter. Your card is so cute. Thanks for joining in the make it shine challenge over on the Mami Doodles blog.
Michelle said…
Love your card Cheryl -- great idea to use part of the image! And I LOVE that glittery ornament, what a fun thing to do with the kids! Thanks for the link to the tutorial!

Thanks for joining us at Sundays with Crissy :)
Annette said…
what a fun Santa...I love his little smile...Cute this card..
Tammy said…
Oh this Santa is sooo cute Cheryl!! Fantastic papers and layers! I LOVE that ornament! Thanks for the link! :)
Mary Lou said…
Wow this is so very cute!!! Love this happy jolly fella ;)
Thanks for joining us at Sunday's with Crissy!!
Tina said…
hes aazing..lovely details to...thanks for sharing at cupcake inspirations this week

sweetie dt
cebelica said…
Super cute card! Great design. Thanks for playing with us at our challenge at MMCS this week! Hugs!
Shelby said…
Wonderful jolly card! Fantastic work. Thanks for joining us at MMCS for our traditional Christmas challenge and hope you'll jin us again tomorrow.

Pat (mspfd) said…
I love Santa images and this one is a cutie. Great card, Cheryl. Your Christmas tree is gorgeous and the ornament looks fantastic.
Cleota said…
Fabulous image! Love the framing of Santa! Thanks for joining us at Little Miss Muffet Challenges.

DT Member
Pauline said…
What a gorgeous card Cheryl! Love the jolly little Santa image, and fab papers!
Great picture, Ch Thanks for joining us at Rainbow Lady.eryl.
Riet said…
So beautiful card Cheryl,I love the image and your papers.

Hugs Riet.xx
What a wonderful Santa card! Thanks for joining us at Penny’s Paper-Crafty Merry Christmas Challenge!

Kathleen – Guest Designer
Blog: Creo by Lady Katutz at
Jack said…
Fabulous card, love all the little details. Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley. xx
A beautiful santa image and love the layout and colour. Thanks for joining us at MMCS challenge this week.
Diane xx
Pattie G said…
Cheryl, I just love your creations and this one is perfect for our challenge at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge.
Thanks for joining in the fun...

Pattie ♥
Andrea Fogleman said…
The card and the ornament is amazing! Thanks so much for joining us for a challenge over at Frosted Designs.
pinky said…
Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at C4E this week.
Donna Mosley said…
Fab card Cheryl, love the Santa and fab design. Gorgeous sparkle bauble too.

Donna x
Wendy said…
Fabulous card,love the fun santa image....Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design.
Wendy xx
Cyndi said…
Very cute! Love all the details! Thanks for joining us this week at Lollipop Crafts!
Brodders said…
Fab card :)

Thanks for joining this week at Cupcake and good luck x
Haven_mom4 said…
Clever use of your glitter stash. Thanksfor joing us at Use it Tuesday-Haven
Tracy said…
I love this card Cheryl! The disign is wonderful. I really like the scalloped piece towards the bottom that looks like it's corrugated. Cute! Hugs!
Angelica said…
What a beautiful card, you did an amazing job with the image. Thank you for joining our challenge at Inky Impressions.
Anita said…
Gorgeous card Cheryl. That is such a cute santa image and your coloring looks fabulous. Pretty papers and I love the scalloped die you used and your layout.
Sonia said…
Hello Cheryl
Wow! Wonderful creation! Great JOB!
I love the image and how you design the card.
Thanks for joining us at Lollipop Crafts, Good Luck!
Michaela said…
Very cute! Love all the details! Thanks for joining us this week at creative craft friends!
Hugs Michaela
Bente said…
Wonderful card, lovely colors and details.
Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious Challenge this month.
Hugs, Bente
ElizabethR said…
Very sparkly and gorgeous. Thanks for sharing with us aat Rainbow Lady's Challenge this week. Elizabeth x
what a fabulous card! definitely makes me smile!

wishing you a truly blessed holiday.

hugs :)
Man are rockin' the xmas cards this year!!! I love that you only used the partial image too!!!

The corrugated paper is a great touch and I love the 'leaves' coming out behind santa too!!!

Great ornament!!!!!! I bet it shines perfectly IRL!!

Sandi said…
Cheryl - super Christmas card!
Thanks for playing in our 'Christmas' Challenge #34, and for using a Digital OR Stamped image!
♥ Sandi
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
Home of Pattieboop and Allie!
Eva Marie said…
I just love this Santa, how jolly and he seem so nice.
Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley
Karin said…
Love your coloring on the Santa! He's super cute! Great job on the ornament...I clicked over to check out her tut and I think the floor wax may be my answer. A couple of years ago when I tried them, I used SU reinkers and glitter and was not impressed at all...Very weird and not sparkley...They ended up in the trash! Thanks for passing along the tip :)
Mami Doodles said…
Love the bauble, I'm bookmarking this to try with my kids. Thanks for taking part in the Mami Doodles challenge.
joy said…
Love your combination of colors and textures. Thanks for participating in the Creative Belli challenge.
LuCiA said…
I really really like this card! Thank you for stopping by on my blog! Have a great day!
xxx Lucia
Annette said…
What a cute Santa. Love the greenery too. Thanks for joining us at 2 Sisters this week. Annette xx
Jen said…
Lovely santa, super card. Thank you for sharing with us at Rainbow Lady's.
Jen x
Beautiful card and ornament! I love the glitter on Santa's fur trim and the beautiful red glitter! I hope you'll join us again at Frosted Designs!
Heather B said…
Oooh!! Pretty ornament. I love the color. Thanks for playing with us at Use it Tuesday!!
Sara I. said…
Oh so super adorable Cheryl!!! LOVE the sheet music dp and fabulous corrugated panel - the way you cut him out was brilliant!! Absolutely love this!! ~hugs
ahlers5 said…
Such a fun card! Thanks for joining us at MTTC this week.
Mandy said…
Such a cute fun card,love the jolly Santa image....Your bauble is beautiful too....Thanks for sharing with us at Hooked on Craft....
Mandy x
Alicia said…
Super cute card Cheryl and gorgeous ornament! I can see you are getting right into the Christmas spirit! xx
michele said…
Fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x
Rainbow Lady said…
Just a perfectly gorgeous bauble.. love it. Thanks for sharing
Love Cynthia x
Mummylade said…
What a fantastic creation! Thank you so much for joining in our Christmas challenge at SFTW and good luck!
Deanna said…
What a cute Santa. Love it. Thanks for playing along with us at Scrappy Frogs.
Audrey Pettit said…
So adorable, Cheryl! Love that sweet Santa image. Great use of the digi, too. I really like how you showcase another way to use a larger image. Beautiful paper combo. Love the bit of corrugated kraft at the bottom with the scalloped edging. The tag sentiment is super cute, too.
Your glittered ornaments turned out so pretty. What a fun crafty project.
Jen Leeflang said…
How very cute!
Thanks so much for joining us on our "Santa Baby" challenge at Catch the Bug.
luv n huggz
Jen Leeflang
Julie said…
Wow, a gorgeous Christmas card! Thanks for joining in our challenge at CES Challenges this week, Juliexx
Tammy Miller said…
What an adorable project! Thanks so much for joining our challenge this week at Catch the Bug Challenge blog! I hope you will join us again!
Shelly said…
Gorgeous ornaments for our all out sparkle challenge!!! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and have a lovely Christmas! Shelly x
Adorable card and beautiful ornament... love your holiday spirit! Thank you for joining us at Use It Tuesday! Merry Christmas! :) Jane
Beverley said…
Great card. I love the image and the colours are gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenge.
Bev x
Jen Leeflang said…
Thanks so much for entering your beautifully executed creation in our Digistamps 4 Joy "Merry Christmas - no animals" challenge.
luv n huggz
Jen Leeflang
Madge H. said…
Great card - Love that image! Thanks for joining in on the OCS December challenge.
~ rubber hugs ~
Danielle Daws said…
Beautiful! Thanks for joining in with RCC. :-)
Laurel said…
What a fabulous creation! Love the Santa! Thanks for playing at RCC.

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