Friday, September 15, 2023

My Aloha Santa Card

Hello Crafty Friends! It's Laurie here! I am sharing My Aloha Santa Card for as my Design Team Inspiration Card for Paper Nest Dolls using Vacation Santa Set. There are 7 stamps, which include Surfer Santa, Ice-cream Santa, Santa with Reindeer Floatie, Santa & Mrs. Claus, Palm Tree and Flamingo & Gifts, that come in both rubber and digital stamps.

The Details of My Aloha Santa Card 

For my card, I thought to create an Aloha card since Hawaii is the perfect place for Santa to take a vacation before his busy time of year! Lol!

Once Santa was coloured with my Copic markers in bright vacation colours, I placed him on a stitched circle cut out from paper that looked like pool water. I thought it would be fun to place the “pool” off-centred on the card and trim a small piece off the one edge.

Don’t you just love the sparkle of the Aloha sticker, and it pulls out the orange that I used in my colouring! Of course, if Santa is in the land of paradise, he needs a sunny day to folic in the pool! Hence the die cut sun behind the Aloha. Lol!

For my card base, I used green DSP for my palm die cut frame and then some orange DSP with flowers behind it to add to my colour scheme. To mirror the palm die cut, I used a paper palm leaf in one corner.

I added some Star Dust Stickles to Santa’s hat trim, white Gelly Roll Pen for the shine on his floatie and Glossy Accents to Rudolph’s nose. Finally, for embellishment, I used a few sprinkles to match the colours of my card.


Copic Markers

Skin: E15/E13/E11/E00/E000
Beard/Whites: C3/C1/C0
Reds: R29/R27/R24/R22
Oranges: YR09/YR07/YR04/YR02
Reindeer: E35/E33/E31/E30/E31/E53/E51/E50/R29/R27/R24
Coconut Drink: R85/R83/R81/C3/C1/0/E33/E31/E30/E53/E51/E50


Card Recipe for My Aloha Santa Card

Vacation Santa Set, Paper Nest Dolls
Paper Basics - Stamper's Select White Cardstock, Papertrey Ink
Island Oasis 12” x 12” Designer Series Paper, Stampin’ Up!
Make a Splash Collection 6” x 6” Paper Pad, BoBunny
Spring Showers Dies, Lawn Fawn
Stitched Circle Layering Dies, Memory Box
Palm Leaf Frame Die, Paper Roses
Summer Glitter Assortment Sprinkles, Doodlebug Design Inc.
Paper Palm Leaves, The Paper Studio
Aloha Sticker, Crafter’s Square
White Gelly Roll Pen, Sakura
Star Dust Stickles, Ranger
Glossy Accents, Ranger

Tahitian Tide Card Stock, Stampin’ Up!

Finished card size: 5 ½” x 4 ¼”

Stamp Size: 3”


Hope you like my Design Team Inspiration Card using
Vacation Santa Set by Paper Nest Dolls!

Thank you for stopping by!


Wednesday, September 6, 2023

Ellie with Flower Basket by Noelene

  Hello Crafty Friends, Noelene here today with some D.T. inspiration for the Paper Nest Dolls

Spring has finally come in Australia & I love spending time in my garden & seeing the pretty colours of all the new flowers blooming.

Today I have a Spring themed card to share with you using the pretty PND image called Ellie with Flower Basket .

I created a 6x6 base & layered some pretty papers. I glued some lace ribbon along the bottom for a soft feminine touch.  I then placed my coloured image & arranged the die cut pieces. I finished off by adding some flowers & sprinkles to embelish.

Clothes: R81, R83, R85
Hair: E21, E25, E27, E29
Skin: E0000, E000, E00, E11, R20
Basket & Flowers: R83, R85, R89, G43, G46, E13, E15, E18

Ellie with Flower Basket  is available in digital here.

Colouring Medium: Copics
Paper: Maja Design - Coffee in the Arbour
Accessories: Magnolia Lovely Umbrella Doohickey, La La Land Crafts Lattice Doily Border,
 Pierced Scalloped Ovals & Topiary Dies,  Doodlebug Design Glitter Sprinkles, 
WOC Flowers, Martha Leaf Frond Punch, Lace Ribbon from my stash.

For more inspiration, check out my Instagram!

Thanks for stopping by!


Noelene x

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