Santa's Workshop Specialty Designer Series Paper


Welcome to this week’s sketch challenge with the Paper Craft Crew! This week my card is showing off one of the new holiday papers, called Santa’s Workshop Specialty Designer Series Paper.  What makes this paper ‘specialty’? Well, one side of 4 of the 12 sheets, there is white flocking! Things like the ball & trim on Santa’s hat, the snowflakes, and snowballs have white flocking on them. It’s so cute! Plus, the hand-drawn designs are very whimsical; they’ll make you nostalgic for your own childhood Christmases. But I’m getting ahead of myself – let’s look at the sketch, first.


Santa's Workshop Specialty Designer Series Paper

Remember that the sketch is your starting point. From here, you can turn it sideways, upside down or backwards. You can also change the focal shape, if you want. Just stick with the basic sketch layout, and choose your own colours and papers to use.


The wonderful thing about the Santa’s Workshop Specialty Designer Series Paper is that the Santa’s Signpost Framelits Dies coordinate with some of the images on the paper! So, you can die cut directly off of the DSP. There are also terrific images that you can use on their own, simply by fussy-cutting them with your Paper Snips, or framing them with a shaped die, like a circle or square.  That’s what I’ve done here; from one of the papers, I’ve focused on the elf giving a present to a snowman, and used die cut it, for my focal image.

Santa's Workshop Specialty Designer Series Paper


Start by cutting around the image you want with Paper Snips, then die cutting it with the Big Shot and Stitched Shapes Framelits. Next, cut a layer for below it, by cutting a piece of Garden Green cardstock to 1/4″ larger. Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to layer the image over the cardstock layer. Next, cut another piece of the Santa’s Workshop Specialty Designer Series Paper – candy cane print – and another piece of Garden Green cardstock 1/4″ larger, to layer underneath it. Attach these 2 with Dimensionals, as well.

Create your card base of Garden Green cardstock, cut to 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored and folded at 4 1/4″. Layer a 4″ x 5 1/4″ panel of Real Red cardstock on top of that, with Dimensionals. Glue the candy cane panel onto the front, with Multipurpose Liquid Glue. Next, attach the image panel on top, with more Dimensionals. I don’t think you can really see it in the photo, but the snowflake and small snowdrops are flocked, as are the trim and ball on the elf’s hat!

I really wanted to use the Frosted & Clear Epoxy Droplets for the accents, but since my order with them in it isn’t’ scheduled to arrive until tomorrow…I used some retired White Accents. I didn’t’ want to cover up my snowman’s lovely top hat, so I left off the element across the top of the focal area.

Santa's Workshop Specialty Designer Series Paper


For the inside, I carried over the gift idea by stamping the stacked presents from the Signs of Santa stamp set in Real Red ink, and coloured them using Stampin’ Write Markers in Pool Party and Garden Green. The sentiment is stamped in Garden Green ink, and it’s from the Peaceful Poinsettia stamp set.

Santa's Workshop Specialty Designer Series Paper


The Santa’s Workshop Site is sure to be a huge hit this holiday season! Be sure to order soon, in case of a backorder situation happening. The suite includes the Signs of Santa stamp set, Santa’s Signpost Framelits (buy the Bundle, and save 10%!), Santa’s Workshop Specialty Designer Series Paper and more! Click on the images below to order direct from my online store, or email me to place your order for you. You’re going to want it all!


To see more fabulous projects from the Design Team, check out the Paper Craft Crew challenge page. That’s also where you’ll find the link, to add your project for the challenge. I can’t wait to see what you create!


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I've always liked to create things, but I'm not a great artist, or sculptor, or any type of 'traditional' artist - but I love to create! I love the satisfaction of a completed project. Whether a card, painting or other project - as long as it can create a smile, evoke a feeling, or some type of reaction in the recipient. I hope you will enjoy sharing my creations, and occasional ramblings; I'd enjoy having you create with me! :)

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