It’s Fruitcake Time!

It’s Fruitcake Time!2017-12-27T11:23:07-04:00

Project Description

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!







  1. Jamie C December 25, 2011 at 7:30 pm - Reply

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

  2. David H. December 25, 2011 at 7:35 pm - Reply

    Funny way to make the yule tide "gay"! 😉

  3. Shirley Wheeler December 27, 2011 at 4:25 am - Reply

    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. Carole Lassak December 27, 2011 at 12:26 pm - Reply

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

  5. Cheryl Caldwell- Nyb December 31, 2011 at 9:23 pm - Reply

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

  6. Johnnie White January 1, 2012 at 6:33 am - Reply

    Joe, I just love the card. Happy New Year

  7. Dorothy Cook January 2, 2012 at 12:22 pm - Reply

    Great card Joe.

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