Monday, October 14, 2013

Great Impressions Stamps –Saint Nicholas

Hello!  Happy Monday!   Have you notice how quickly Christmas is creeping up?  I have seen people on Facebook that have already started the countdown.   It is going to be here before we know it.

I am still trying to get a jump on my Christmas cards.   I have a new card created with Saint Nicholas (E659) from Great Impressions Stamps  to share with you today. 


2013-10-14 GI St Nick angled WM


Since this St. Nick image seems a little vintage, I decided to give the card a vintage / distressed feel.  A bit of cardboard (from a recycled Starbucks coffee sleeve), distressed edges, and twine add a little texture.


2013-10-14 GI St Nick front WM


Don’t forget you still have plenty of time to join the October Great Impressions Stamps challenge – A button and a bow.   You can link your creation or see all the challenge details at the Great Impressions Stamps blog


I have one last thing to share with you today.   This e-card seems to sum things up….




Have a great day!  Thank you for stopping by!



  • Stamps:  Saint Nicholas (E659) from Great Impressions Stamps
  • Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Distress Inks Tea Dye
  • Papers:  Papertrey kraft CS, Bazzill Basics red CS, Simple Stories 25 Days of Christmas 6x6 paper pad
  • Tools:  Sewing machine, Big Shot, Spellbinders circle nestabilities, Papertrey edgers #4 die collection
  • Embellishments:  Starbucks coffee sleeve, Bakers twine, buttons, Jenni Bowlin malted milk paint dabber, Ranger mushroom paint dabber
  • Techniques:  Make your own rub on (tutorial HERE)
  • Font:  Xiomara from



Lida_M said...

Wow!So wonderful vintage card!Like it!!

Jenny said...

Cheryl this is wonderful! I love the vintage feel - great card!

Audrey Pettit said...

Haha, too funny, but that does seem to be the case...once October hits, it seems like Christmas is here! LOVE your sweet card. Awesome vintage feel, and I adore the bit of recycled coffee sleeve. Adds such great texture!

Davi said...

Wow Wow Cheryl is this Gorgeous, I love love the vintage look from the Santa to dp and Embellies, really outstanding ;)

Jingle said...

This is a beautiful card!

Antonella said...

Love the colors on your lovely card! Your Santa is so nice on the red circle cutout you layered.
I linked over from MIM where I am participating with my
Happy Birthday Hug Card
I would love it if you'd stop by.
Hugs, antonella :-)

Janice said...

A super Christmas card to share with us at Divas this week. Love the Santa and the vintage feel, Jx

Lorraine said...

Love the card, love the details of the cup caddy and twine. What a great Santa image!! Happy MIM!!

:: BlueInks :: said...

This card is really an eye catcher! I love the vintage feel. The textures and layout are just perfect. Great job!

Darlene said...

Awesome image and beautiful creation! Love the twine and stitching! Your creations always inspire me Cheryl! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘ANYTHING GOES’ challenge and please come back again soon!
one of the 'Sistahs'
The Sisterhood of Crafters

loz said...

Fabulous vintage card Cheryl. I saw this on MIM..Loz

brenda said...

A wonderful Vintage feel to your lovely Christmas card Cheryl.

Thanks so much for joining in at Penny Black and More challenge this month.

B x

maureenjscott said...

Fabulous card, this is totally stunning! i love it! Thanks for sharing with us at the crafters cafe this week! mo x

Lisa Carroll said...

This is beautiful! Love the vintage, textural feel of this! :) Thanks for playing along over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

Jayne A said...

Fabulous card. Thanks for joining us at Diva's

Sandy said...

Love it, Cheryl. Great vintage santa and love the twine and recycled cardboard too. Thanks for sharing with us this week at Make It Monday,
Sandy DT

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful vintage card you have created! Love the image. Thank you for coloring along with us at CCCB.


Ellibelle said...

Simply stunning!
Thanks so much for playing along with us at penny black and more! Good luck and hope to see you again soon!

kReN said...

Saw you on MIM and had to pop over and see your card close up.

Come and follow me!

Linby said...

Great colours and I love the vintage feel to it .
Thanks for sharing with us t Penny Black & More.
Lynn x

Spyder said...

thank you for joining Quirky crafts this challenge new one starts today!
((Lyn)) DT

Sparkly Engineer said...

LOve this beautiful vintage card and you made lol with your Halloween meme