Tuesday, December 3, 2013

A Big Santa Hug - Loves Rubberstamps Challenge

Hello Friends -

Well, I have survived my first day back to work after vacation!  It is the first Tuesday of the month, so that means Anything Goes at  Loves Rubberstamps!  

Our sponsor this week is Shape Ez!

I decided to make a card/gift card holder out of a paper bag today.  I am sure I am not the first to do this, but I just scored the bag down the middle and folded it up.  I used the inside (bottom of the bag) to hold the gift card.  I did sew around the edges of the front to sturdy things up a bit and hold it together.  I guess my vacation must have really relaxed me because my desk was a total mess after this one.  The background started was creme colored.  I inked the trees, lamp post and added some snow.  I get tired of using the same old papers sometimes, so this way I can do what I want.

Since I used the Santa Hug stamp by Magnolia, I wanted him to look like he was giving you a hug.  His hands are propped up with pop up dots.  I did fussy cut him and colored him with copics.

Copics used:
Hair/Gloves: W00, W1, W2 (white gel pen)
Skin:  E000, E00, E11
Suit:  R14, R46, R59, RV99
Belt/Shoes:  C1, C3, C5, C7, C9, 100

The inside is the bottom of the folded bag with some burlap and trim added.  The poinsettias were from the same sheet of paper used on the front of the card.  I just used creative cutting to get them where I wanted them.

Supplies used:
Magnolia - Santa Hug, Fir in Snow, Lamp Post, Santa is Coming to Town Postage Stamp
Stampabilities - Believe
Tim Holtz Distress Markers - Fired Brick, Black Soot, Vintage Photo, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
Liquid Applique
Tacky Glue
My Minds Eye - Christmas
Mixed Media - burlap

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Come on over to 
Loves Rubberstamps and share your creations with us!  

Here is how to play!

Just upload a creation that follows this week's challenge to your online blog or gallery. Then leave a link to your project in the linky widget at the bottom of this post. If you upload to online galleries, please also use the tag or keyword LRSBC81 Our challenge is open to everyone, you can use any stamps and products that you would like, and you can enter as many times as you want. 

The linky entry widget will close at 9PM CST on Monday, December 9nd
 so all entries need to be in before then. 

Prize Information:

One lucky participant will be chosen using a random number generator will be able to proudly display our Winner's Badge on their blog! 

We will have two different possibilities for a gift voucher prize from Loves Rubberstamps for the winner as well.

$10.00 - If the stamp used is from a company that we do not carry in our store

$20.00 - If the stamp used is from a company that we DO carry in our store

Design Team Favorite Picks:
The Design Team members will also each choose their favorite card from this challenge and the winner's will be able to proudly display a special blog badge on their blog. The Design Team favorite's from Challenge 81- will be announced before the posting of Challenge 82 ** These Winners will receive a $5.00 gift voucher for use on an order $25.00 or more ** 

** Be sure to Play Along in our - Weekly Blog Candy Giveaway! Just hop along with our Design Team in a Mini Blog Hop for the chance to win the hidden prize! Start the hop here on our Sensational Sunday Inspirations post **

Loves Rubberstamps is looking for a few new design team members.  I have been with the team for almost a year now.  Everyone is so warm and friendly and the store is continuing to grown giving you many options for your projects.  Check out the details of the DT call here.

Have a wonderful day!  
Blessings until next time...


  1. This is so super cute! I love the fabulous image and the great design

  2. Such a cute Santa. I love the paper with the street light. So cute!

  3. You've out done yourself. This is fantastic! He looks awesome and so does the background. Love it!

  4. This is adorable! I love this Santa and how he is so dimensional! The snow frost on the trees look so cool!


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