I've decided the new Santa Stationery set from Papertrey Ink is one of those sets that you love so much that you feel like using every possible stamp included in the set on one project :) I promise I held back though and controlled myself...but it's such a fun, set! Our first group post this month is all about letters to and letters from Santa, created with the "littles" in mind.
I wanted to create official letterhead straight from Santa's desk and thought it would be really fun to make the letterhead extra special so they could serve as a gift complete with a bundle of coordinating envelopes.
My letterhead measures 8 1.2" x 5 1.4" and when folded will fit in a Large 5 1.2" x 5 1.2" square envelope. I used Ripe Avocado, Scarlet Jewel, Pure Poppy, and Classic Kraft ink on my letterhead and embossed Santa's signature in gold.
I used the Edgers #1 die on my coordinating paper from Simple Stories Handmade Holiday collection across the top of each and embellished with Scarlet Jewel Topnotch Twill, felt leaves cut from Simply Chartreuse felt and the Holly Jolly die, and Tiny Tags hanging from Pure Poppy Baker's Twine.
I I think I had just as much fun on the envelopes as I did on the letterhead. The Postmarks stamp set makes this particular project even more fun. I used it along the sides of each envelope and the Postage die is a perfect fit for the Santa stamp image found in the Santa Stationery set. Then of course the 2010 Holiday Tags set coordinates perfectly as well. Love using older sets with newer.
For this next project, I used the Santa Stationery set on a card and went a completely different direction with the colors and feel. I used Spring Rain, Pure Poppy, Limeade Ice, and Smokey Shadow ink.
I used a strip of Spring Rain Grosgrain to bring in more of that cool, crisp winter feel and tie a stamped metal rimmed tag to the center of the knotted ribbon using Pure Poppy Baker's Twine. Limeade Ice felt makes darling felt holly leaves and was just the right accent to finish off this card.
The new Snowflake Medley stamp set and coordinating dies came into play on this card as well...another set that is a must have for the holiday season!
Can't wait to see what the other designers have dreamed up for us! Thanks so much for stopping by.
- Dawn McVey
- Betsy Veldman
- Ashley Cannon Newell
- Maile Belles
- Jessica Witty
- Danielle Flanders
- Cristina Kowalczyk
- Erin Lincoln
From the Desk of Santa Claus Letterhead and Envelopes
Santa Stationery, 2010 Holiday Tags, Postmarks, Fillable Frames Additions 2
Classic Kraft, Pure Poppy, Scarlet Jewel, Ripe Avocado, Spring Moss, and Smokey Shadow
Cardstock and Paper:
Classic Kraft and Large Square Vintage Cream Envelopes
Edgers #1, Holly Jolly Tiny Tags, Postage dies
Scarlet Jewel Topnotch Twill, Pure Poppy Baker's Twine, Simply Chartreuse felt
Simple Stories Handmade Holiday paper
North Pole Card
Santa Stationery and Snowflake Medley
Limeade Ice, Spring Rain, Pure Poppy, and Smokey Shadow
Spring Rain Grosgrain, Limeade Ice felt, Pure Poppy Baker's Twine
Melissa Frances paper and die