Thursday, September 13, 2012

Santa Stationery...

Papertrey Ink has come up with the cutest idea - a stamp set to create stationery for letters to Santa and "Nice List" certificates! How fun is that!
To make a "Nice List Declaration" certificate, I cut an A2 card size and folded it in half. I wanted to create something that would fit into one of these envelopes and decorate the envelope too.
I tried and tried and couldn't get a very good picture of it, but it's so cute in real life! :)
I used the Postmarks stamp set, along with the grid lines from the Desktop File: Inspiration stamp set to create my Nice List Certificate! Here is a closer peek of the envelope:

The Santa on the envelope is stamped with Soft Stone ink, he shows up better than you can see here, but it's a soft effect. Kind of like a watermark look. I had him stamped on the letter too, but it wasn't showing up very good for my photos, so I changed it to black and colored him in. :)

Nice List Certificate:
STAMPS: Santa Stationery
INK: Hawaiian Shores, True Black, Pure Poppy, Enchanted Evening
PAPER: White cardstock
DIES: none
OTHER: A2 envelope by PTI, chalks.

For my second project with Santa Stationery, I stamped a background and used it as gift wrap. The Santas are stamped with Classic Kraft ink and then colored in with chalks! Then the "Merry Christmas" was added with True Black ink to each Santa.

A little Pure Poppy Patterned Paper and ribbon finish off the gift. The snowflakes are made with the new Snowflake Medley dies.
Santa Gift Wrap:
STAMPS: Santa Stationery
INK: Classic Kraft, True Black
PAPER: Pure Poppy Pattern Pack, white cardstock
DIES: Snowflake Medley
OTHER: Pure Poppy ribbon, twine, white felt, button, chalks.

Visit the rest of the Papertrey Ink team to see more Santa Stationery projects!


Debbie Brackett said...

I love, love, love the gift wrap! Gorgeous. The new santa is excellent.

FojAga said...

Great idea :)

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, these are wonderful, Dani! I love both of your projects-- your gift wrap is gorgeous and that card is fabulous!

Victoria Freze said...

love it! absolutely fabulous!

Tracey McNeely said...

All fantastic!

Larissa Heskett said...

WOW!! I LOVE your CREATIONS!! So much detail!! I can only imagine the SMILES they would bring to the people who recieve them!! =) THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Connie and Jack said...

The Santa image is awesome. I like to use stamps to decorate wrapping paper too. (Hey, maybe we're TWINS!!) LOL.
-- Connie C.

conil said...

Holy moley! I couldn't help smiling at this little announcement and wrapping paper. These images are so happy.

Melonie said...

Oh my goodness! So cute.

Connie said...

I really like how subtle the soft stone ink looks for the Santa image. If it was any darker I don't think it would have had the same effect, especially on the front of the envelope. Beautiful job! I also have been meaning to tell you that I think your new profile picture is stunning! I know that I don't know you personally but I really like it and wanted to let you know how great your new picture is.

Kristen Pare said...

Oh gosh, that absolutely adorable! thank you for sharing!

Renee V said...

Beautiful card and the wrapping paper turned out wonderful! The trim and snowflake dies are stunning!