The Santa image was stamped and layered with die-cut from Circle STAX Sets 1 and 2. I stamped him in French Roast amuse studio ink and clear embossed. Then I heated until all the embossing powder has melted into the paper. I stitched around the circle (one stitch at a time) and added the tag from the Notched Tag Die-namics. I stamped the coordinating frame stamp on it and then added the word "Joy" from Inspired by Christmas. I added a bow using some rustic twine (My Mind's Eye).
Here is a peek inside. I stamped the image again, and burnt the edges o the paper. You can see I got a little over-zealous and actually burnt the paper so much at the top that a section broke off. I like it. It adds character. :)
Up next is a cleaner card (and by clean, I mean not burnt to a crisp). :) I used the same Inspired by Christmas stamp set, stamped in currant amuse studio ink.
I decided to add some extra elements from First Class Friend including "special delivery", the frame, and the cancelled postage.
I added a simple bow using Kraft Ribbon.
I added a Crown Border and placed a burgundy brad in each hole to jazz it up a bit.
Here is a peek inside.
Here is a look at the dies I used on my card today.