It’s Fruitcake Time!

December 26th, 2011 by
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I hope everyone had  a Merry Christmas! For my last post of 2011, I wanted to make a card that I have had planned out in my head for quite a while. I know it’s the day after Christmas, but it’s funny, so here it is.  I am sure everyone will get a late card or two in the mail this week and I am sure that if you had a fruitcake in your house yesterday, then more than likely, it’s still there today. Anyway, back to my project. I am known for my unconventional sense of humor, and this card supports that. People will know who made this as soon as they see it.

I used the following four Viva Las Vegastamps! to make this card:

Handsome Man
Man With Bottle
Santa Hat (reversed)
Fruitcake Time! sentiment


First I stamped all of my stamps on white card stock using a black  Memories dye ink pad from Stewart Superior. I wanted the Santa hat to go in the opposite direction, so I stamped it on the smooth backside of another unmounted rubber stamp, and then pressed that image onto the paper to get my reversed image. Then, I colored all my images and cut them out. I embossed the green background sheet with a holly embossing folder. I used a punch for some additonal holly leaves and berries. For the lights, I used a spool of embellishment lights arranged the way I wanted them, and put a drop of glue under each bulb. I let that dry for a few minutes, and then put a drop of glue under the strings to hold them where I wanted them.

I assembled the rest of the card as you see in the finished picture. I put the Man with Bottle behind a holly leaf so he would not be floating in space. I put the Handsome Man on pop dots to bring him to the front of the scene and to show that the guy with the bottle of tanning oil (it’s my card, so that is what I have decided it is) is in the background. Of course, the sentiment means it’s Christmastime, but I like to think that the man is happy for a lot of reasons.

Please be sure to stop by the Viva Las Vegastamps! blog to comment and see other fun projects using this great line of stamps. Happy New Year!

Viva Las Vegastamps!






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Meet Create N Craft Blogger Joe Morgan

Joe Morgan has always been fond of crafting. His favorite holiday is Halloween and, perhaps instinctively, his black cat is named Elphaba (after the wicked witch in Wicked). Joe enjoys stamping, embossing, card making, learning new techniques and scrapbooking, along with paper crafting home décor items – like garden lanterns with paper silhouettes and an antique finish. Joe served on the design team for Viva Las Vegastamps! and frequently has had his cards published in Scrap and Stamp Arts and Just Steampunk! magazines. After living across the US, Joe has settled in Columbus, OH with his partner. Joe is on the design team for Create & Craft, where he enjoys developing new class ideas and teaching an occasional class at stores or exhibitions.

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  1. Jamie C said:

    Love it Joe! Another awesome card! You never disappoint.

  2. David H. said:

    Funny way to make the yule tide "gay"! ;)

  3. Shirley Wheeler said:

    I thought this was your card! LOL I just saw it on VLVS Blog. You're the best! This card is soooo funny and nice to look at too! :0)

  4. You hit another home run with this card!! Can't wait to see your next one.

  5. Oh-la-la I love your card, Joe!

  6. Johnnie White said:

    Joe, I just love the card. Happy New Year

  7. Dorothy Cook said:

    Great card Joe.

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