A Jolly HO HO HO!

baOur very own Queen of Layers, Narelle Farrugia, created a fabulous sketch with a few luscious layers this week for our challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  Her sketch inspired me to pull out a stamp set that I often overlook:  Embellished Events.  Do you tend to forget about those great stamp sets that cover a variety of occasions?  Well, honestly, I’ve never used the cute little Santa hat with the “HO HO HO”.  I knew it would be perfect in the circle suggested in the sketch.FMS167-Embellished-Events

I jazzed up the hat with a good, thick and uneven layer of Multi-Purpose Glue to give it a puffy texture and then coated it with Dazzling Diamonds Glitter.  For more sparkle and shine, some Silver Glimmer Paper dauber with Garden Green was cropped with a scallop punch to complement the circle and a few Champagne Glitter Paper stars were scattered across the card.


Now it’s time to go visit my amazing and talented friends at Freshly Made Sketches, get a little more inspiration and give Narelle’s sketch a whirl!

FMS167 Narelle

Be sure to stop back tomorrow for what I think will be my last Christmas card of 2014.  🙂

SUPPLIES:  Stamp Set: Embellished Events;  Paper:  Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White and Trim the Tree DSP Stack;  Ink: Garden Green;  Stampin’ Write Markers: Cherry Cobbler, Smoky Slate and Garden Green;  Tools and Accessories: 1-3/4 Circle Punch, Cherry Cobbler 1″ Sheer Linen Ribbon, Itty Bitty Accessories Punch Pack (star), Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Sponge Dauber, Glue Dots and Multi-Purpose Glue.  Non-SU: Scallop Die.


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  1. Narelle Farrugia

    Loving this card! All that glitter and sparkle is totally fabulous Cindy!

  2. Rita

    This is a fabulous Christmas card, Cindy. I need to remember that tip about making a glittery, fluffy Santa hat.

  3. Jen Timko

    This is so fantastic in every way! The sparkle on that hat is brilliant and the different layers of Glimmer Paper are perfect! I hope your Christmas was really wonderful and that your husband is feeling better each day!

  4. Rosemary D

    so cute…love all the sparkle!

  5. Jen Brum

    Such a great card Cindy! I love that Santa hat! Looks so great with the sparkle! The gold stars are the perfect accent! Hope your husband is recovering well from his surgery! I’m sure you are a wonderful nurse!

  6. Holly AKA KopyKat

    OMGosh this is so cute!!!

  7. Jen Mitchell

    A sparkly, fabulous Christmas card! I couldn’t love it more!

  8. Robin Feicht

    Your glimmer makes your card shine!

  9. Amy O'Neill

    This is so festive and fun, Cindy! I love the polka dots on the hat. Have a wonderful Christmas!

  10. KarrenJ

    Such a fun and festive card! The double-flagged ends of the panel look so good and that Santa hat is too cute!

  11. Marianne

    Hi Dear Friend!!
    Just a beautiful card!

  12. Cindy Lovell

    What a pretty and cute card,Cindy!! The hat is adorable and i love how you added some dimension!! And all of the glitter is so pretty!! Beautiful job,Cindy!!!

  13. linda callahan

    This just makes me smile! I love the sparkle and happy holiday feel! Adorable!

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