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Santa Stationery

Alrighty! I’m back today with another Papertrey Ink post. This time the entire design team is posting lots of fun projects showcasing Santa Stationery, a stamp set for those Santa fans. The stamp set will be available to purchase September 15 at 10pm EST.

For my first project, I made a Nice List Declaration Certificate you can gift to your kids or for that matter anyone to officially get everyone in the holiday spirit. With this stamp set, there are so many options to make it fun or super official.

To get started, I stamped the graph pattern onto white cardstock using fine linen ink. Next, I stamped Santa’s declaration logo and the workshop headquarters images in pure poppy ink. Last, I stamped the certificate information and filled the name in with my typewriter. I matted it on stripe pure poppy patterned paper. Very easy to make, but really gets those Christmas lovers super excited!

I also made an envelope to pair with the certificate.

Using Santa Stationery, I stamped Santa Claus’ return address in true black ink in the upper left corner. I also stamped the candy cane rounded rectangle in the center and added a name (typed using my typewriter). The “sleigh mail” graphic was also stamped in pure poppy ink.

Here, you can see the details of the postage stamp. I also used Postmarks stamp set to stamp the postmark and date images. The peppermint image is from the soon-to-be released Gingerbread Lane.

And one last element. I made it official by stamping one of the images into a sealing wax. Now, there’s surely a way to know if anyone tampered with it. Using a sealing wax with the stamps works great. You may have to practice a bit, but the key is to make sure you stamp the image at the right time – not too early (wax will get all over the stamp and you have to clean it off) not too late (the image will not make a great impression). Sorry, but the photo just doesn’t do this technique justice. It’s so beautiful in person.

But wait! Santa Stationery can also be used to make holiday cards. I used the Santa image as a focal point for this card.

I stamped Santa in the center of rustic cream cardstock using classic kraft ink. Next, I die cut a 3.5″ Limitless Layers: Oval from the center of Holiday Flourishes & Swirls patterned paper. I adhered the patterned paper to the card front with foam adhesive. Last, I stamped the sentiment in dark chocolate ink on a Christmas Label die cut from kraft cardstock.

That’s all from me today, but there’s always more to see on these fabulous ladies’ blogs.

Nichole Heady
Betsy Veldman
Cristina Kowalczyk
Danielle Flanders
Dawn McVey
Debbie Olson
Erin Lincoln
Jessica Witty
Maile Belles
Melissa Phillips
  • Debbie BSeptember 13, 2012 - 7:20 am

    I love the work you have done. No one will bother your envelopes!ReplyCancel

  • Leigh PennerSeptember 13, 2012 - 8:42 am

    Fabulous projects, Ashley! I love how you used the negative of the oval die for your card– I need to remember to use my dies like this more often…ReplyCancel

  • FeliciaSeptember 13, 2012 - 9:24 am

    Ashley,
    These are Beautiful. You showcased this set Beautifully! Love this and would Love to get my hands on this set. Smooches…ReplyCancel

  • Susan BeauchaineSeptember 13, 2012 - 10:05 am

    BEAUTIFUL projects, Ashley. I LOVE all of the little details!
    Thanks for sharing
    SusanReplyCancel

  • Larissa Heskett =)September 13, 2012 - 10:45 am

    LOVE your FUN and VRIGHT creations!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!!=)ReplyCancel

  • Susan GosmanSeptember 13, 2012 - 11:22 am

    Well – you’ve done it again! Wonderful ideas. I can’t wait to make the certificate for my favorite niece.ReplyCancel

  • Connie C.September 13, 2012 - 11:33 am

    I’m in love with the little Santa postage stamp image! And your projects are inspirational, as always!
    — Connie C.ReplyCancel

  • conilSeptember 13, 2012 - 12:02 pm

    I can’t get over how clever this whole set is. Just terrific for little ones.ReplyCancel

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