Thursday, October 24, 2013

naughty or nice, this christmas

well, the latest use what you have challenge is up at the sweet stamp shop blog! :) this time, nicole challenged everyone to also try to use their stamps in a new way! challenge accepted!

first of all, i used my stash of paper scraps! (confession alert: i have stashes of paper scraps all over my scrap room! ha ha! most recently, i organized my main scraps by color...yeah, i'm that girl! ha ha! looooooove organizing by color - my closet is the same way! all organized by color! ha ha! ...i'm a nerd...)

moving on! for my card, i used 5 stamp sets!!! oh yeah! below is the list of stamps i used:

holiday sentiments
scootin' by
geek chic

oh yeah! here's my fun (and funny?!) christmas card:

all of the images were colored with copics and some of them were popped up for dimension! yay! i turned that cute little gnome into santa (easily done with an enamel dot and some white enamel for the trim of the hat!)! i just love that it looks like mr claus is asking you, 'have you been naughty or nice?' ha ha! and for a little more fun, i even added some presents (for the nice kids!) and some coal for the...not so nice kids!! (at least it's supposed to be coal! does it look like coal to you?) the coal is actually the 'puffs' of smoke from the exhaust on the 'scootin by' stamp set! :)

the background of the card was created by heat embossing the calendar (for the month of december, of course!) and then spraying some studio calico shine for some extra festive fun! i like that it's still a little CAS, but also has lots of interest! :)
(and see that blue/red/white striped base? that's my scrap! check!) :)

so that's it! i would say i used my stamps in an unconventional way! lots of transformation here people (santa, the coal, oh yeah!).
now it's your turn! get your thinking caps on, and use up your stash at the same time! win-win! :)


  1. This is so cute, Samantha! The heat embossed background really makes the images pop!

  2. Oh, so CUTE! Love your creative use of a variety of stamps and the embossed BG is fantastic!!! :)

  3. Samantha, you certainly did use your stamps creatively! Love the Santa gnome and the charcoal...made me smile!!! So glad you played along at the UWYH challenge this week!

  4. omg this is perfect! i love the pile of gifts. gorgeous color!


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