Stampin' Up! Detailed Santa Christmas Card, simplestampin, Susan Itell



Now I ask you……“Oh, What FUN” it is to have a shaker card and this framelit is SUPER easy to make one from. WHY???? Easy. The border edge all around the Santa makes it a cinch to add the foam adhesive strips to adhere together!

For today’s card, I followed the same as yesterday except the card base is in Real Red and then then Santa was made into a Shaker Card with the help of an adhesive sheet. An INSTANT WOW happens when you hold it in your had and see the sequin fun shake back and forth!





Below you will see them side by side…and it is up to YOU to decide….Do you have a favorite??? Please feel free to leave a comment and let me know your thoughts. To me, you could not go wrong with either one because Santa is super cool no matter how you look at him.

BUT….there is something magical about the shaker element. I purchased the sequins elsewhere as we do not have red and white sequins….but I will share with you a tip and one that I totally forgot to do and did not realize it until I was away from home….



Comparison of Santa Thinlit Dies



When you make a shaker card, glue a couple of sequins to the back of the card BEFORE you put the card together (removing the foam adhesive) so that when it stands up, all of the sequins do not fall to the bottom.

True you can shake it away for instant FUN but if there are a couple of sequins adhered, it looks fun and festive just standing up! This is one of those cards that you just like to SHAKE – SHAKE – SHAKE and SMILE – SMILE – SMILE!!!! 😀



Santa Thinlits Shaker Card, Susan Itell, simplestampin



Do you remember that yesterday I shared with you that I would give you a tip about the heat embossing? Well, SILLY SUSAN….make it EASY – just stamp the Real Red and then REAL QUICK add the clear embossing powder over top and heat set it. It works like a charm and POOF – you have an instant matching color of embossing powder!

This stamp set below is a photopolymer one…so no need to do the (2) steps …..just ink, sprinkle and emboss! Today I also added a simple bow using the Real Red Baker’s Twine. Fingers crossed that this will be carried over…I just LOVE Baker’s Twine!






Here is another angle of the card…..FUN!!! There is just something so darn magical and fun. Who does not ADORE SANTA????? I need to make some cards this week (WHEN am I going to find the time???) but I think that this one will be one to make – people just go bonkers over the “shake” aspect!



Step It Up Sunday, Detailed Santa Framelit, Oh, What Fun Photopolymer, Susan Itell - simplestampin



Here is your card to pin away! I hope that you like having the details underneath of the product description. Please feel free to email me if you have any questions. I am sorry that I have not been able to review comments from yesterday…I will do so when I get home….I am POOPED after a LONG day in the beautiful crisp air.

It is amazing how being out in the fresh air how it wipes you out. As I am typing this ….it is 7 p.m. and Hannah and I are in our jammies….ready for bed – we are 2 tired puppies!





Below is Hannah and I with my dear Dad…..yesterday Dad and Aunt Jean came to the show and had a ball. I was busy with the barn and asked friends to watch out for them as they just go – go – go……it was too funny – I had a text from someone saying should I keep following them????

They had a ball – Hannah and I laughed and said who would have thought that we needed to put a GPS on (2) 85+ yr olds!!!! They had FUN!




Now to the dogs…the bus came….with 15 dogs. I naturally went right into the bus and scouted out the gang. “Marta” (below) was the one I had my eye on… Hannah said, “Mom – I think she is confused as to what she is” – we laughed as she was a bunch of a bunch….but I would say…mainly dachshund, lab & pit bull……so was very short but very big.

She did steal my heart but the deal breaker was for her best interest. She did come from a very abusive home and was very timid. I spent a bunch of time with her and Aunt Jean LOVED her…..whenever someone would come near me…..she would run to my legs as to say, I am scared….in my heart, I knew that it would not be fair to add her to the mix of many dogs.

The great news is that she was adopted (well….after the references are checked out etc…) = these gentlemen are simply the best in screening and really, really making sure that the animals are in the right hands. I can guarantee you that if you go to a Horse Show and say, “Have you ever heard of Dan and Ron Rescue?” – HANDS DOWN, you will meet many new friends!

I am blessed to have Milo from them…..


Hannah & Marta, Dan and Rons Rescue, Nov 2016


Heading home today with many happy memories of my time away but also eager to get back to home… the saying goes, there is no place like home!

I feel so privileged that these memories started from my time away with Stampin’ Up! The retreat, the On Stage and meeting new SU friends and seeing old ones makes me soooooo happy! I WILL blog about my time in Texas….as an afternoon with Millie and Alyece was a time I will never forget!

Home-bound today….I have LOTS of time to think, reflect and hopefully come up with some card ideas (YEP – I do think of things when I drive)….thanks for popping in and just being YOU!!!! This has been a challenge to keep my blog going and I must say, I did it!!!!


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