Monday, October 17, 2011

Jolly Old Saint Nicholas

Hi all! The kids are home and I have already put them in front of the TV long enough, so I'm going to keep this "short" and sweet! I had "pinned" this Vintage Santa on Pinterest last week, with no reason but I just loved him! Then I saw the prompt over at Jingle Belles this week is "A Caroling We Will Go!" I just thought the Santa in the picture (on the phone, "lending his ear"!) he reminded me of the old song "Jolly Old St. Nicholas." 

Jolly Old St. Nicholas
Lend your ear this way
Don't you tell a single soul
What I'm going to say..
Christmas Eve is coming soon,
now you dear old man,
whisper what you'll bring to me,
tell me if you can! 

And then the song goes on to say what all the children would like for Christmas, some of them are pretty "old school!" ;)

I started with the sheet music paper, it had the vintage feel I was going for and went along with the song theme. I backstitched bakers twine all around the edge of my card front after piercing holes through. I printed my Santa out, and had some trouble, he was only going to print this size or an 8" x 10" LOL, sometimes my computer is TOO smart if you know what I mean! This size turned out OK, but I would have liked to have made it slightly bigger. I found an ANCIENT pack of stickers in my Christmas stash, those definition stickers were in there. "wish" and "carol" seemed appropriate! I added a santa mini dimensional sticker, some "jingle bell" brads (for Jingle Belles! ;) also I wanted to add some more "music" to the page. A glitzy photo corner completes the vintage-y card, for a vintage carol. :)

hugs, Noelle

supply list: patterned paper: The Paper Studio; Santa clip art: Pinterest (link above); definition stickers: making memories; 3D Santa sticker: K&Company; bakers twine: Crate and Barrel; glitter photo corner: Martha Stewart Crafts; brown ribbon and jingle bell brads: hobby Lobby; red/green ribbon: Michaels

DUST IT OFF!: I think I bought those definition stickers (it was a little pad of Christmas stickers, a variety) before we bought this house in 2006. The copyright date on the back says 2005! :)


Annette said...

this is so adorable. I love those little jingle bells.. great add..

lauren bergold said...

ohhhhhhhh how i ♥LOVE♥ this miss noelle! that santa ROCKS (& i think he's the perfect size to be "collagey"!) the sheet music is fab, the bakers twine rocks my world and i **NEED** some o'those jingle bell brads!!! totally awesome, missus!

SmilynStef said...

Love all of those fun vintage elements ... and such a cute Santa ... thanks for going caroling with us at jingle belles.

Heidi said...

Your card is gorgeous!
Beautiful design:)
Thank you for your sweet comment.
Have a lovely day, hugs:)

Pam Sparks said...

how fun that you stitched w/the bakers twine! love your creative card!

LeAnne said...

SWEET~I love anything vintage Christmas!