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Great Impressions Stamps –Vintage Santa

I have another Christmas card to share with you today.  I love this Vintage Santa (G351) stamp from Great Impression Stamps.   

2013-09-16 GI Vintage Santa WM


I wanted to give the entire card a bit of a vintage-y feel so I decided to stamp him on kraft paper and leave him uncolored.  I distressed the edges of the all the papers with my scissors and used some ink and paint to grunge them up a bit.  I broke out one of my favorite crafting items, a coffee sleeve from Starbucks, to add a bit of texture.  I hit a major score when I found some felt in one of my odds and ends drawers that coordinated with the papers so I cut out some holly leaves as an embellishment.

I like the way this card turned out.  I’m always nervous about leaving an image uncolored.   I’m worried about things looking unfinished.  But, in this case, I think it works.   

If you are thinking about getting started on your Christmas and Holiday projects, stop by the Great Impressions Stamps on-line store to check out their great variety. 


Thank you for stopping by!  I hope you have a fabulous day!



  • Stamps:  Vintage Santa (G351), Season’s Greetings (C427), and Warmth & Love (E250) (Inside sentiment) by Great Impressions Stamps
  • Inks:  Memento Rich Cocoa, Close To My Heart Vineyard Berry, Distress Inks Tea Dye
  • Papers:  Papertrey kraft CS, misc. wine CS, Simple Stories Handmade Holiday 6x6 paper pad, Georgia Pacific CS (inside)
  • Tools:  Big Shot, Papertrey Victorian Lace Border die, Papertrey Holly Jolly die, Sewing machine, Close To My Heart edge distressing tool
  • Embellishments:  May Arts burlap twine, misc. buttons & felt, Jenni Bowlin Malted Milk paint dabber




Jenny said…
I love this Cheryl! Stamping on Kraft and not coloring looks great! I'm going to have to start saving my Starbucks sleeves for you! (lol!) Did you save the pink sleeves they had out for a limited time? :)
Renee said…
This is gorgeous the uncolored Santa...great stamp! You always have everything just so perfect on your cards!
Hugs, Renee
Kimberly S said…
Gorgeous holiday card Cheryl! Love that vintage look, just fabulous! Thanks so much for joining us for the Tuesday Throwdown Challenge! :) hugs, Kimberly
die amelie said…
A wonderfully vintage Santa's card! Love the use of the felt and the sewing!

Thank you for joining us at OurCreativeCorner!

Claudia x
Anonymous said…
fabulous card love the image and lovely colors. Thank you for joining us at 4 Krafty Girlz this fortnight. Abbie xx
I love this! Also the felt or woll emblies you have added to the card. Also... the stitching.. Thank you for playing along with Sweet Pea Stampers "use kraft on your card/project". Good luck and we hope to see you again. Sylvia, DT, Sweet Pea Stampers
Redanne said…
The Santa looks wonderful stamped and uncoloured on the Kraft card and I do love how you recycled the Starbucks container too. A really beautiful card. Thanks so much for joining in our Forgotten Things Challenge at Our Creative Corner. Anne x
Joanne said…
This is a lovely vintage Christmas card! Love the Santa image! Thanx so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at CC&CC for our Anything Goes challenge. Joanne
rachel taylor said…
lovely vintage Christmas card thanks for sharing with sweet pea stampers this week
Rachel DT
Fabulous vintage card, great image, thank you for joining us at happy campers, Pauline x
maureenjscott said…
Wow!!! that's a beautiful card! love it! thank you for joining us at Crafting By Designs this week! Mo xxx
Karin said…
Gorgeous, love the santa stamp!
Thanks for joining us at ATSC. Hugs Karin
Sharon said…
Beautiful card, Thanks for joining us for Lady Anne's Stamp challenge.
What a lovely Father Christmas card you have made. Thanks for taking part in the Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge this month of “kraft paper/card” and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Sweet Pea Stampers Design Team xxx
Sandy said…
Beautiful vintage Christmas card, love that image and fab papers and the holly embellie! Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Make It Monday this week.
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Maria Matter said…
gorgeous Cheryl!
love that you left the image uncolored!
Thanks so much for sharing with us @ Inspire Me Fridays!
Hazel said…
Love the vintage look of this. Thanks for sharing your lovely card for The Sweet Pea Stampers 'use kraft' challenge - hope to see more of your lovely crafting soon - Hazel, Design Team - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for September - I'd love to see it there too. x
Kim S said…
He stands out beautifully in his simple neutrals with all of those gorgeous patterned papers!
Tracey T said…
Your card has a lovely vintage feel, Cheryl. Great choice of stamp and papers. Thank you for playing at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'! Hugs, Tracey x
Buttons said…
Such a beautiful vintage feel to this and I love your use of different textures. Thanks for joining us at Our Creative Corner. Hugs, Jenny x
butterfly said…
I think the vintage image works beautifully, and doesn't need colouring at all. I love the corrugated coffee sleeve die-cuts and lovely textures from the felt and the stitching - a really delightful card. Thanks for playing along with us at Our Creative Corner.
Alison x
Love the vintage feel you created with this card. It's really a keepsake.
Sandra said…
What a cracker!
Thanks for joining in at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'

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