“tis the Season for Holiday Chaos and Update on Christmas Cards for Danny🎅

Hello friends!  This is my second post for today, so please scroll down to see it or CLICK HERE for the {Cupcake Inspirations} Reminder post.

I have several creations to share with you today because while I’m working on trying to get some last minute Christmas projects finished, I thought that I would join in the fun week long “Holiday Chaos” challenges over at the Catch the Bug Blog for Bugaboo Stamps.  I’ve caught up with all of the challenges up to today and then hopefully later this week I’ll be able to post the remainder of them:

This card is for the Day 1 challenge of “Reindeer Games”, so I had this really cute Bugaboo image called Little Penguin Reindeer and colored him up for my card.  I had these fun reindeer papers in my stash to pair with him and then found this fun sentiment strip to add with it as well.😂

I’ve used some gold glitter paper and added some gold glitter enamel dots in the corner.  The bells on the penguin’s waist was covered with a gold glitter pen and then I added some faux snowflakes along the circle image border too.

This next card was created for Day 2 Challenge of a sketch.  I’ve colored up this adorable Bugaboo image called Christmas Teddy 2 Ornaments all in blue colors!  Hard to tell in the photo, but I’ve used glitter gel pens to color in the stripe of the ornament and the silver tops.

I have been itching to pull out my Martha Stewart papers that have been lurking in my stash and I really love the colors in them along with the silver foil!  I white heat embossed the sentiment from the Brutus Monroe “Holiday Essentials” stamp set and cut it out as a banner with my scissors and popped it up over the card with foam tape.  I finished the design with some Drip Drops from Taylored Expressions.

And of course here’s my project for today’s challenge Day 3 ABC/Anything But a Card.  I make these little “snowman soup” containers every year for my family and sometimes sneek in an extra “surprise” or 2 inside!  You may have recalled these on my blog before, but they’re just recyled Crystal Light containers and they fit the hot cocoa, candy cane, marshmallows and a few chocolate kisses all in there perfectly together.  I’ve decorated them in many different ways.  CLICK HERE to see a previous post that shows another way I’ve made them in the past.  This time, I just made tags to attach around the containers.  I have made another set of 3 of these containers (different images) that I will show in a future post too!

I’ve used these adorable snowmen from Bugaboo Stamps called “Snowman Snowflakes” (right) and “Snowman Snowballs” (left).  I colored them up with Copics and added a sentiment that was stamped at the bottom from Whimsy Stamps Holiday Mini Sentiments stamp set.

I’ve had this “snowman soup” poem for years and years and just printed it out on my computer and attached it to the back of the containers.  The top of the lids are also covered with pattern papers.  P.S.  If you haven’t tried the “Hot Cocoa Hershey Kisses”…oh my goodness they’re so good!😋

UPDATE:

I also wanted to share an update on the “Christmas Cards for Danny” post you may remember that I posted about a few weeks back.  I’ve actually seen an update in my own hometown newspaper about all the cards he’s received and as of December 10th, he’s received 2,544 Christmas cards from ALL OVER THE WORLD! How cool is that?!  Please CLICK HERE to read the newspaper article about the overwhelming support and heartfelt Christmas wishes people have sent him!  This really touches my heart and uplifts me about the kindess in the human spirit.  Thank you to those that took the time to send a Christmas card his way!  It’s really what Christmas is all about.

Challenges:

  1. Catch the Bug – Holiday Chaos Day 1: Reindeer Games (card 1)
  2. Catch the Bug – Holiday Chaos Day 2: Sketch (card 2)
  3. Catch the Bug – Holiday Chaos Day 3: ABC Anything But a Card (snowmen soup)
  4. Christmas Crafts All Year ‘Round – December Gifts/Containers (snowmen soup)
  5. 2 Crafty Critter Crazies – #45 Anything Goes + critter (card 2)
  6. Crafty Animals – #45 Anything Goes + animal (card 2)
  7. Daring Cardmakers – Animal Antics at Christmas (card 1)
  8. The Sisterhood of Crafters – Anything Christmas/Winter (snowmen soup)
  9. Crazy 4 Challenges – C4C565 past sketch from 2020 (I used sketch C4C553 for card 1)

33 thoughts on ““tis the Season for Holiday Chaos and Update on Christmas Cards for Danny🎅

  1. Vicki, congratulations on the cutest card. I too love this Penguin image. Thank you for joining us on Day 1 of our Holiday Chaos event and good luck with your entry. Come back and to the other days. Would love to see what you create. Gail DT

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    1. The penguin with reindeer headband is so fun! I never would have thought to use that image for the reindeer challenge – but you do great thinking outside the box. And teddy is just adorable and so beautifully colored – I’ll have to remember to get that image for myself. I took a look at the past snowman soups too – wonderful gift idea.
      That story touched my heart. Especially the support from all over. Just shows the kindness out there.

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  2. WOW..how awesome for Danny, that really is what Christmas is all about, fantastic, and I love your sweet cards Vicki that little Bear is too cute and love the penguins bell belt..love your cute tags and that little poem..fabulous Vicki..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  3. wow, what a collection of cards, they are super cute and I like your design.
    Thank you for joining our Holiday Chaos at Catch the Bug where I am Guest Designer.
    and so happy for Danny!

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  4. Everything looks so cute and I’m still giggling over “Rudolph says Hello!” Hah hah! Adorable cards, and great treat packages, and I’ve never seen or heard of the hot cocoa Candy kisses (I need to get out more often) but they sound yummy! Good job for making Danny’s Christmas a special one one card at a time. That’s quite a fabulous response to send him cards!

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  5. Love your entries for the first 3 days of the Holiday Chaos at Catch the Bug.
    Good luck with the other ones. You still have time till the end of the year!
    xxx Margreet

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  6. These are all fantastic, Vicki! Your coloring is fabulous on every image and I absolutely adore the penguin ‘reindeer’ card. So glad you were inspired to jump in on the Holiday Chaos. 😀
    Why have I never thought about saving those Crystal Light containers for hot chocolate ‘kits’? It’s a brilliant idea and I’m stealing it from you! 😀

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  7. Oh my, your Christmas cards are adorable! I love the penguin Rudolph design, it really made me smile 😀. How wonderful about Dandy too, that’s a lot of cards and I bet he is overjoyed with all the festive cheer being sent his way! Happy and creative wishes! Hugs, Jo x

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  8. Oh Vic your projects are ALWAYS so inspiring! These are FABULOUS! YAY how cool that Danny received so many wonderful holiday greetings! Yes … it’s definitely kind gestures such as this that show the true meaning of Christmas!
    Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    Darlene
    SISTERHOOD OF CRAFTERS
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS
    Please stop in for a visit!

    MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

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  9. You have been a busy stamper for sure. I have to give the vote to the blue teddy bear as my favorite. Recycled Crystal Light containers – how cool and how great for you to recycle. I’m headed off to check out your other post using the containers.

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  10. Such a cute card and image. I also love the added sparkle to the edge of the circle. Thanks for joining in at the Daring Cardmakers. x

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  11. Vicki, these are so stinkin’ cute! I love all the glitter of your first card! And I’m sure the 2nd card shimmers beautifully IRL… I know how hard it can be to capture in photos. Brilliant gift idea too!!! Perfect for neighbors, teachers, coworkers… and well, anyone! Glad to see you playing along at your old stomping ground. Always happy when your entries fall in my range 😊 Merry Christmas, my friend! And to make it an official DT comment… Thanks for playing along with us at 2CCC and I hope you’ll come back and play again with your next critter project! 😁
    ~Karen Page, DT Member for 2 Crafty Critter Crazies
    Blog: MisplacedMojo.com IG: @misplacedmojo

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  12. I love all these cards and tags. So much inspiration in this post. Vicki, you have a big heart because you made Danny so happy.
    xx

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  13. I love what you’ve made with bugaboo digis in this post. The penguin with reindeer antlers is so cute, I’ll hzve to get this one. Nicely teamed up with a decorative Red DP and glitter strips. Wonderful take on the sketch, looking great in monochromatic blue. And the tags and containers make wonderful little personalized gifts. So glad you took time to join our holiday chaos at Catch the Bug.

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