Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Santa's List Cards by Tessa Wise

Hi!  I know Christmas is still a ways away but I had so much fun making these cards with the new Santa's List line, I couldn't wait to share them!  Santa's List is such a perfect line for Christmas!  I love creating special handmade cards for the holidays and everything came together so well!

My first card is a bright and cheery one featuring the small glassine bag and the decorative tapes.  I used the glassine envelope to hold a gift card:

I started with a white card base and criss crossed my decorative tapes to create a colorful background.  I added a strip of the red glitter scalloped border to the center and splattered some pearlescent mist over it.  I put the gift card into the small glassine bag and wrapped it with baker's twine to close it.  I adhered it to my card front and decorated it with the chipboard santa and lots of fun sequins!  They are so pretty!

Next I brought out my stamps!  I stamped the circular sentiment onto some snowflake patterned paper and punched it out with a circle punch.  I added the decorative brad to the center of the sentiment and added it to the card front using a dimensional foam dot.

My next card has a rustic feel.  I wanted to show off the great snowflake from the chipboard pieces and the some of the fun patterned papers:

I started with a kraft card base.  I added strips of patterned papers to the bottom portion of card, leaving the lengths slightly different.  I added the red glitter scalloped border to the top of the card, covering the seam of the patterned papers.  I wrapped the border strip with linen thread and hid the tie under where I add the snowflake.  I added the snowflake next, then added the circular sentiment pieces.  To create this, I  stamped my sentiment on to the snowflake patterned paper and punched it out with a smaller circle punch.  Then I punched a red polka-dot circle slightly larger.  I layered the circles onto the snowflake using dimensional foam adhesive.  I added a green button with a linen thread bow tied through it to the middle of the sentiment to finish it off.

My next card is a flat panel photo card perfect for sending in the mail:

The photo is 4x6.  The panel on the right is left blank but would look lovely with a 'with love, the Wise family' written on it.

I started with a red card base for this one.  It is cut to 4x8.5.  I adhered the journal card to the right hand side and then added my photo to the right using the pretty polka-dot photo corners to hold it in place.  I added the tab sticker, the decorative chipboard button with twine and a couple of green epoxy dots to finish the look.

My last card is another photo card- it's also my favorite from the bunch!  It features the small folded filing folder:

I created a card base using red cardstock.  I covered the bottom portion with the red polka-dot paper and the top with the red and white chevron paper.  I added a piece of the red glittered scallop border to the seam.  Next, I trimed the pockets out of the smalle folded file folder.  I adhered a 3x4 family photo to the center and decorated the front with some stamped snowflakes, a few diecut banners, and the santa sticker.  I wrapped it with the red seam binding and adhered it to the card front.

I left the right side of this blank but when I send it out, I'll write my favorite things that happened to us during the year.

I love how Santa's List looks on cards!  I had so much fun working with this line and can't wait for Christmas to give these special cards away!

Supplies Used:
Teresa Collins Designs: Santa's List Designer Papers, Santa's List Sequins, Santa's List Die Cut Accessories, Santa's List Stamp set, Santa's List Die-cut Borders, Santa's List Sticker Accessory Sheet, Santa's List Decorative Tapes, Santa's List Epoxy Dots, Santa's List File Folders, Santa's List Decorative Brads, Santa's List Treat Bags, Santa's List Decorative Buttons, Santa's List Treat Bags
Other: Ink, cardstock, circle punches, ribbon by Stampin' Up!; Mists by Studio Calico; Twine by the Twinery; Ink by Tsukineko; Perfect Pearls by Ranger

Thanks for joining me today!

1 comment:

  1. I love ALL these ideas, and your cards are adorable! I'm especially inspired by the photo card; I send out photo cards each year (100 of them) for Christmas. I never thought about making my OWN photo cards, tho... sheesh, I don't know why! "Good golly" ;) , I think I'm going to do this this year! Thanks!


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