Thursday, September 13, 2012

Santa Stationery

Hello and welcome to the fourth day of the Papertrey Ink September Countdown and the first Design Team group post. Today's post is all about the new Christmas sets... Santa Stationery, by Nichole Heady.  Head on over to her blog for all the details about this fun set. 
I've had some fun with this set and I've got a lot to share with you today. So let me get started...
First up a cute "Nice List Declaration" certificate.  My son loves to get mail and packages.  I can just imagine the huge smile on his face when a letter comes in, a couple days before Christmas, from Santa himself.
Here's a shot of the certificate cover.  Stamped the Santa in the new Limeaid Ice ink, a very pretty color!
The inside... which I personalized using the Simple Alphabet stamp set.
Wouldn't be complete with out a coordinating personalized envelope.  The holly images are from the Holly Jolly stamp set and the rest are from the Santa Stationery stamp set.
I even added a little detail to the backside of both the envelope and certificate. 
Next up, a card application.  I stamped and embossed the Santa using white embossing powder.  Then stamped, trimmed and attached a Santa Stationary "Sleigh Mail" tab.
Finished the card off with a touch of green Copic marker, rhinestones and a sentiment (from the new Framed Out #8 stamp set) I just love how this sentiment pairs so well with the tab.
Nothing like a little official Santa letterhead to dress up a simple Christmas card.
To mimic the look of a letter, I stamped the text from the "Nice List Declaration" certificate just under the "... Santa Claus" letterhead.  Stamped a little holly and embellished with rhinestones.
The inside features a little personal Christmas note (sentiment from the new Happiest of Holidays stamp set).
Using the label image, included in the Santa Stationery stamp set, I stamped a gorgeous and very large herringbone pattern.  I can't wait to try this out again using other rectangular images!
Stamped the sentiment (also included in the same stamp set) onto a strip of vellum and attached it over a black poinsettia (Year of Flowers: Poinsettia stamp set).  A Little Tip:  Everything is held together with a small amount of adhesive just under the button.  Keeps it all nice and hidden.
Couldn't help but turn this adorable Santa into an ornament!  Stamped him onto a punched circle and attached to a die cut Pure Poppy snowflake.  A Little Tip: This would look great as a tag too!
Added a touch of shimmer to the Santa circle using some Studio Calico shine mist spray.  It's a little hard to see, but if you enlarge the photo you can take a closer look.
Here's How: Die cut two snowflakes (Damask Snowflake Die Collection) and adhere together (with strong adhesive) with the twine loop between the two.
Add a little date to the back and I don't have to go shopping for this years special ornament.  :) 
Last but not least, I whipped up a quick Christmas gift wish list for the kids.
Pulled out the Holiday Photo Finishers stamp set and coordinating strips dies for the label at the top.  The tiny holly is from Framed Out #8 stamp set.  The scalloped border and lines are from the Gratitude Journal stamp set.
With a little bit of Post-it Note stamp masking (using the same image as on the backside of the certificate featured at the top of this post), I finished the card off with Santa and his reindeer.

Well, there you have it. I hope you've enjoyed! Just remember that this set will be available for purchase beginning September 15, at Papertrey Ink. Now, be sure to see what the rest of the Papertrey Ink design team has in store for you today...
Thanks so much for stopping by!


Certificate & Envelope (card 5" X 3 1/2", envelope 5 1/2" X 4")

Sending Holiday Joy Card

Santa Letterhead Card

Merry Christmas To All Card

Santa Ornament

Christmas Wish List (Measures 8" X 3")


  1. Wow! Santa does have the best handwriting of any person I know. Great job on all of your projects.

  2. Aren't you the clever one, the herringbone rectangle is amazing!

  3. You were one busy gal! Love the creative BG with the label stamp.

  4. WOW!! I LOVE all of your CREATIVE uses for this set!! Just AMAZING!! =) THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

  5. Beautiful cards & projects. Love the Santa mail you'll give your son.

  6. Nice cards and projects, especially featuring Nichole's new set. :)

  7. Your projects are awesome. I especially love the CAS card with the embossed Santa.
    -- Connie C.

  8. I just love your style. Thanks for the inspiration.

  9. Boy this hop just gets better and better. Love the cards, the ornament, the list and that certificate just knocks me out. Your awesome.

  10. Impressive. Thanks for sharing your talent.

  11. LOL just a little note ........ it's stationery - with an 'e' ;-)

  12. Love your "clean & simple" look! Just beautiful!

  13. Oh!!!!!!!!!!! Those are adorable! I love the Nice List Certificate!

  14. First up a cute "Nice List Declaration" certificate. My son loves to get mail and packages. I can just imagine the huge smile on his face when a letter comes in, a couple days before Christmas, from Santa himself. pure cotton bedsheet double bed , platinum bridal sets ,