Sunday, December 6, 2015

Gerda Steiner Santa Card

This month over at Gerda Steiner's monthly progressive challenge, she created this adorable Sanat digi for us. Isn't he darling?!
I imported him to my Silhouette Design Studio software and played around with him a bit. I decided I liked the idea of making a shape card out of his outline, so I made a trace outline file, added a dotted line to the top of his hat for my score line and grouped the cut files with the original digi stamp. After printing and cutting that out, I went back and I ungrouped my digi from the cut files and just did a cut of the outline. I used some glue tape just above the dotted line to adhere the top of the Santa's hat to the second piece. Now my Santa lifts up from the bottom to show the inside of the card.
Here's a look at the digi and cut file in my Silhouette Design Studio software.
Here's the finished card, colored in Copic and MEXPY markers with Sargent Liquid Metal pens for the silver belt buckle and the gold letters.
Side view:
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Gerda Steiner Monthly Challenge
Catch The Bug W,3E,SIO Here comes Santa Claus 
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - W, 5E - Gentlemen
Get Creative Challenges - 2W, 3E - (Week 1
) Holidays
Crafty Cardmakers - 2W, C15 - (Week 1) 'Twas the Night Before Christmas
Craft It Up & Link It Up Linky Party by Craftin Desert Divas - 2W - (Week 2) Christmas
 Artistic Inspirations - 2W, E3 - (Week 1) Anything Goes with Twist of Christmas

Deep Ocean Challenge 2W - #118 - Santa is Coming to Town (Week 1)

Christmas Card Challenges - W, must be Christmas / Winter – Photo imspiration * see below
Crafty Friends Challenge Christmas

Hiding in my Craft Room W,1E  Christmas colors 
YNS Challenges - 2W , SIR (Top Pick) SIO, (Winner and Stand out) - No.28 - (W2 of 2) - Sketch* and Inspirational Photo* use either the sketch or the photo or use  both*
The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up (M, P1, E3) #11 Anything Goes Optional Theme: Santa Claus is coming to Town
Paper Sweeties (M,P1) #37 Photo Inspiration *see below


  1. Be Still my made a mini shape card from this cutie. Love!

  2. This is a darling Santa card,Carrie! I love the cut outs and the peace banner he is holding. Thanks for joining our gentleman challenge at Simon Says Stamp for the Monday Challenge!

  3. He does make a cute Santa and a fun shaped card!
    I'm glad to see you participating in our Christmas chaos event over at Catch the Bug, good luck!

  4. Adorable Carrie, great idea on the cutting out with your Silhouette, I'm loving mine, print and cuts are a dream now also.
    Hugs, Lori
    Thanks for stopping by my blog, I'm following you now too.

  5. Love it - and how original - I have thought about a Silhouette for a while and when I see projects like this I want one really bad.

  6. I LOVE that banner Santa is holding! SO cute Carrie. Thanks for joining us at The Christmas card Challenge this week!

  7. What a cute shaped Santa card you've created, Carrie! Bright and cheery and oh-so festive! Thanks for sharing with us at Paper Sweeties this month :)

  8. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at HIMCR, good luck!!! Amy DT

  9. Quite an original card this one .Clever you . Love this Santa card . Thanks for sharing with us at Christmas Card Challenges

  10. How clever and cute! Thanks for playing along with us at Christmas Card Challenges.

  11. Gorgeous project! Thanks for joining us for our Christmas Chaos event this week at Bugaboo's Catch the Bug blog.
    Good luck!
    Jen Leeflang

  12. He is definitely a cutie of a Santa. Thanks for joining us at Get Creative Challenge.

  13. Wow, what a DARLING Santa!! Thanks so much for playing with us at Paper Sweeties!

  14. Wonderful card, Carrie! Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges. Marsha DT @ SCCC

  15. Another great one Carrie! Sooooo cute, this one will be a fun card to receive. Thanks for joining in the fun at YNS and sharing your take on challenge #28!

  16. I love the cut out Santa, Carrie! So much fun. Thanks for another entry using the YNS challenge. :)

  17. So fun! Thanks again for playing along with us at YNS!

  18. He's great love how you've designed this card. Thank you for joining us at the 12Months of Christmas linkup blog Helen DT

  19. So cute.. What a fun image. Thanks for joining us at Your Next Stamp.

  20. What a cutie! I adore the fun shape and your wonderful coloring! Thanks for joining us at Paper Sweeties! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  21. This is great!! I love everything about it and thanks for showing us how to do this!! Thanks for linking up with Craftin Desert Divas "Christmas" linky party!!
    CDD dt

  22. Fabulous Santa shaped card,great colouring and love the banner----Thank you for joining us at Artistic Inspirations
    Carol DT x

  23. So cute...and Clever! Love the shaped card!!! Thanks so much for joining us in the Paper Sweeties December Inspiration Challenge!