Santa’s Workshop Easel Card ( Crafty Secrets )

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Santa’s Workshop Easel Card

Hello, Friends!  I’m back with another Christmas card to share with you.  Because of the crazy month we had in November, I got a very late start on my Christmas cards…and I haven’t made very many, either.  But this one is really special. This Santa’s Workshop card features images and papers from the incredible Creating with Vintage Christmas CD.  I love, love, love the gorgeous images and papers found here.  And now, you can get both the Vintage CD and the Retro CD in a bundle package for a fantastic price.  Or, if you are in a hurry, you can order either CD as a digital download and have all the fabulous papers, images and templates in your crafty little fingers in a matter of moments. 

Santa’s Workshop Easel Card Step by Step

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I had such a good time creating this card.  The pictures of Santa and His Works prints out as one sheet.  I just copied and pasted it into Word so that I could size it for a 6″ x6″ card. It was printed twice on Very Vanilla Cardstock and I used my craft knife to cut the frame and some of the words away from the second set of images.  Before I foam taped the frame over the images, I treated them with a coat of Versamark and Ultra Thick Embossing Powder. (UTEE)  I then cracked the finish to give it an aged glass look and added some Ranger Dry Glitter around the edges to resemble frost on a window pane.  I then used some corrugated board and gold embossing powder to create a window frame. The fussy cut frame was added to the top and the images were backed with a 6×6 piece of red cardstock.

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Don’t you just love the work Santa does behind the scenes?  We see him working in the orchard, creating in his workshop, checking that all important naughty or nice list and finally, delivering toys to all good girls and boys on Christmas Eve.  The artwork is so nostalgic and heartwarming.  I think this might be my favorite Christmas card of all time.

I used some Stickles and rhinestones to fancy up the frame and while it was drying, I created the card base.  Cut a 6″ x 12″ rectangle of red cardstock and score it at 6″ to create a top fold card.  Score the front of the card horizontally at the 3″ mark and fold in.  You have now created the base for an easel card.

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Glue the decorated card front onto the lower half of the scored card front.  Once you add a flower, button or other dimensional element to the inside of the card, you can keep the card open on your desk.  How fun is that?  Here’s a peek at the inside of the card so you can see what I’m talking about.

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I added a strip of natural burlap, a “Santa and Co.” tag , an image from one of the vintage cuts I had in my stash.  The handmade poinsettia holds the front of the card open, like an easel.

You can click on any of the pictures for a larger view.  This Santa’s Workshop card was pure joy to make, and I hope you enjoyed looking at it with me here.  If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.  I love hearing from you…it makes me happy right down to the tips of my crafty little fingers.  Until next time,

Cheerio,

kathy

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5 thoughts on “Santa’s Workshop Easel Card ( Crafty Secrets )

  1. candycolwell

    Kathy…your Santa Claus easel card is stunning…simply stunning. I so love the images you’ve used from the CD and how you’ve covered them with UTEE to give them a very cool finish and bit of a crackle around the edges. The interior is also equally as lovely. You are a master at cardmaking, Kathy. I am in awe… <3 Candy

  2. smithgfb

    This card is just beautiful. I love the fact that it is an easel card and that poinsettia is amazing. Also loved the images; that CD must be amazing. Also I really like the look of the burlap! Have a great Sunday!

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