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Freshly Made Sketches #60

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A very good morning to you all! I have some awesome news… I got my power back last night after almost 10 days without it! I cannot tell you how happy I am! It’s so nice to sit at my craft desk and not shiver! LOL! I hope that all of the other people get theirs back soon. There are still about 260,000 people without power on Long Island. It really is terrible that it is taking them so long to fix all of this especially when we are lucky enough to have all of these people from other states here helping us. A big thank you to all of those that have come from all over the country! I also want to take a moment and thank all of you for your wonderful comments. You guys are the best!

Now for today’s post which is for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches. This week we have a great simple sketch from Tui…

I was in an exceptionally great mood last night when I made this card so I needed something equally as happy to be the main element. I love the santa from the Jolly Old Saint Nick Stamp Set. He is retired but he reminds me of the Coca Cola santa from years ago. The base of my card is Cherry Cobbler Card Stock. I embossed a piece of Whisper White with the Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder using no tabs so it was a little more subtle. The two shorter strips of card stock are Gumball Green and Cherry Cobbler. I used a piece of Silver Glimmer Paper in the middle for some sparkle. The main image is the happy santa from the Jolly Old Saint Nick Stamp Set (Retired). I stamped him in Basic Black and colored him with Blush Blossom, Cherry Cobbler and Pink Pirouette Stampin’ Write Markers. He is cut out with my Paper Snips and adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The greeting is from the same set and is stamped in Gumball Green. I double cut it out with the Labels Collection Framelits Dies and also cut another one in Gumball Green to back it. Stampin’ Dimensionals also hold it to the card. I really love the classic look of the santa and the sparkle of the Silver Glimmer Paper. I hope that you enjoyed this week’s Freshly Made Sketches card. Thank you for stopping by and for your comments. Have a bright and warm day! 🙂

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler and Gumball Green

Specialty Paper: Silver Glimmer Paper

Ink: Basic Black and Gumball Green Classic Stampin’ Ink

Markers: Blush Blossom, Cherry Cobbler and Pink Pirouette Stampin’ Write Markers

Stamp Set: Jolly Old Saint Nick (Retired)

Tools: Big Shot, Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Labels Collection Framelits Dies, Paper Snips, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

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About jrk912

I am a tech junkie that loves to engineer some paper!

21 responses »

  1. Nice card, Justin. Hard to believe that the power’s been out that long. Glad you have it back now.

  2. MaryJo Marshall

    Very cute card – I love this Santa also. Such great news that you have gotten your power back finally. Have a great weekend!!!

  3. LOVE this…a perfect Santa, perfect colors, perfect that you got your power back! YAY!

  4. So glad you have your power back. Love this Santa – have to dig him out! Stay warm.

  5. Love the Santa! Glad to hear you have your power back — we forget how much we love and depend on it!! I’m in Texas and when Hurricane Ike came through we were without power for 29 days. I feel your pain!!! Paula

  6. Just love the classic Santa! Great holiday card! And so glad the power is back!

  7. I like this Christmas card Justin. Glad you have your power back on…..keep warm.

  8. Hi Justin, Love your card and the way you made the die cut smaller for the sentiment. So glad to read that you have the power back on. Now you will be all warm again. We depend on our power just so much dont we? I thought maybe you might have had gas heating but you dont have that option where you live?

    • Thank you Jean! I saw the idea for the Framelits on Pinterest. I like the way it turned out. I’m so happy to have power again! We do depend on it for so much. We can get gas in my area, I’m not fan of it, afraid the house will blow up! Have a great night!

  9. Great Christmas card Justin! Very jolly indeed! That Santa is great! Love the colours and the texture! So glad to hear you finally have your power back on! Wow! 10 days! That’s crazy! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  10. What an awesome Christmas card … I just love that Santa image and I love this card … that glimmer paper adds the perfect amount of festive sparkle!
    OMG … 10 days … so glad you survived it and all is well!
    Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!!!

    • Thanks Tui! I really like the sketch! He really is the best Santa! So glad you like the card!

      10 day seems like and eternity, so glad it’s over. Have a great week! 🙂

  11. I knew that Santa reminded me of something – but I never connected it to the Coca-Cola Santa! I’m so glad to hear that your power has returned. I can’t imagine being without it for 10 days! You’re a real-life survivor-man!


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