Monday, July 8, 2024

Happy Christmas Santa Star Mugs

Hi Crafty Friends,
I was inspired by Hero Arts Stay Crafty with Hero Challenge Color My World and a few other challenges listed below for my Christmas coffee card. I used Hero Arts Fancy Tag Dies Santa & Mug along with Hero Arts Happy Die Cut from the Happy Thanks Stamp and Cut Set. I used Distress Oxide Ink Candied Apple for my background splattered with white Copic paint and silver glitter paint then embossed with the Paper Studio Stars Embossing Folder. Then I masked half of the Happy Die and used the Distress Oxide Ink Candied Apple at the top. I did a similar technique for the green one using Distress Oxide Ink Lucky Charm. I used Hero Arts 5 Point Stars Infinity Dies to make glitter stars in the background just to add more sparkle and stars for the Time Out Challenge #267 Seeing Stars.

Make Crafty Friends Q & A:
Q: Which one do you like better red or green?
A: Me? I like Green

Card #1: Green & Gold

Card #2: Red & Silver

Hero Arts Happy Thanks XL Stamp and Cut
Hero Arts 5 Point Stars Infinity Dies
Hero Arts Fancy Dies Santa Tag
Hero Arts Fancy Dies Mug Tag
Paper Studio Stars Embossing Folder

Jingle Belles Rock My Sweet Emboss-able You
Hero Arts Stay Crafty with Hero Color My World
Simon Says Challenge Wednesday Stars and or Stripes
Colorful Options Challenge Flags Inspired by the  Turkey Flag (red) and Pakistan Flag (Green) below
Double Trouble Challenge #170 YOU-nique Technique (Thing 1,2,3)
Die Cut Divas Challenge Glitter
My Favorite Things Ready Set Christmas Challenge
Park Hopping is My Happy Place Inspired by Santa's Village Theme Park
Can You Handle The Pressure Challenge Anything Goes


  1. Cute cards with these fun Santas! The red one is my favorite!

  2. Very cute and colorful cards!!
    Thank you for joining our challenge at Can You Handle The Pressure and Colorful Options!
    Diane CYHTP Co-Owner and CO DT
    {Nellies Nest}
    {Can You Handle The Pressure}
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  3. Those Santas are adorable, wonderful example of how using different colors can make such an amazing difference, but both look great! Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble!

  4. So bright and fun, Meghan! I love them both equally. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble Challenge #170.

  5. Very fun Santa cards! Thanks for playing along our July challenge at Die Cut Divas.

  6. They are both wonderful! Thanks for sharing at Double Trouble 170 ~ Crazy Cousin Suzanne

  7. Oh, these are cute! Like you, I prefer the green one. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble :)

  8. I think I prefer the green, but they are both super-awesome ... so glad you got EMBOSS-able with us at Jingle Belles.

  9. Meghan, yet another clever card from your crafty fingers to share with us at Double Trouble!! Both cards are nice, but I think red is my favorite. Using the green layout for a St. Patrick's Day card would be super cute, too. Thank you for sharing your card with us at Double Trouble!!! -Donna

  10. WOW!!! Such adorable, fun, cleaver & Cute cards!! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity and joining in the Stay Crafty Challenge with a Blog Named Hero!!

  11. Thank you so much for sharing both of these fantastic cards with us at Colorful Options. Both cards are fabulous but green just has the edge for me.


  12. OOOOH! What an incredibly cool pair of cards, and a fabulous use of embossing! Also, I love the way you've "split" the color on the sentiments and I'm awarding MANY bonus points for outstanding staging! ♥ So happy you could join our EMBOSS-able Dream at Jingle Belles!

  13. Love the technique for your embossed background, both cards are so bright and perfect for Christmas cards. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble and Park Hopping My Happy Place.