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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

BugABoo Santa Trop Scuba Funny Xmas Card

Doodle Pantry Challenge for July is Make a Splash or Christmas Theme. Click here to enter challenge. Click here to see my Partridge in a Pear Tree Scrapbook Layout.

Made this Christmas card using BugABoo digi, Santa Tropical Scuba. Colored digi on computer. Added gold stickles for bling to the the Starfish Santa is holding that he will trim the tree, Palm Tree, as in make it the star tree topper. 

Used Cricut cartridge Life Is A Beach for the Palm Tree & Waves. Added a wobble to the back of the Palm Tree.
Used Cricut cartridge Animal Kingdom for the Dog. Used Cricut cartridge Christmas Cheer for the Reindeer Antlers on the Dog.

When I chose to use Santa Tropical Scuba I did not think it was funny enough. When I chose the sentiment 'trim the Tree' as in use the Starfish for the star tree topper I thought that it was not funny enough. When I added the wobble to the back of the Palm Tree I did not think it was funny enough. Not until I added the Dog with Reindeer Antlers did I think it was funny and reminded me of Dr. Seuss Grinch's reindeer dog.

This card like the Harry Potter Magical Christmas from yesterday turned out to be more work than I first set out to make it. I'm pleased with the way it turned out.

Supplies List 

Cricut cartridge: Animal Kingdom 2" Dog  Christmas Cheer 4" Reindeer Antlers
   Life Is A Beach 3" Palm Tree, 2" Sun, 2" Waves
Crayola: pencil colors
digi: BugABoo Santa Tropical Scuba
embossing: Zing Gold emb powder
Glossy accents: added to the water
ink: VersaMark
paper: the Paper Studio Water Waves  cardstock - Kraft, blue, brown, green, white, yellow
recycle: crushed seashells
ribbon: Spool O' Ribbon red
Spellbinder: Nest - Classic Ovals, Scalloped Circles
stamp:  Whimsical  Desgns Snow Much Fun - sentiment
stickles: Gold, Holly
Tim Holtz: Distress Ink - walnut stain
   paper - Kraft Core'dinations Shattered - for the sand that I distressed by hand tearing
wobble: added to back of Palm Tree

Entering this into the following challenges:

7/18 Catch the Bug Christmas in July Bingo & Make It Funny Ch 1E 7/16
   1st column - BugABoo image, Sand (Kraft Core'dinations Shattered cardstock torn for sand look),
      sparkly - Gold stickles on Starfish & Holly stickles on Palm Tree


7/18 Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Ch185 Glam It Up UE 7/12

7/19 Kraft Journal Ch#180 Sun 2E(#1*) 7/14

7/20 Bitten by the Bug 2 Dog Days of Summer UE 7/14
7/20 Craftin Dessert Divas Craft It Up & link It Up Linky Party #35 Summer UE 7/7
7/20 Craft Your Passion Ch222 Citrus/Tropical Colors 3E(#1) 7/14
7/20 Fantabulous Cricut FCCB Ch#219 Day at the Beach 3E(#1) 7/14 
7/20 Simon Says Stamp Mon Ch: About a Face 5E(#3) 7/14

7/21 Die Cuttin Divas Ch#174 Just Beachy 3E(#1*) 7/15

7/31 Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Jul Ch UE 7/1 

8/3 Catch the Bug Stella Sketch Ch212 3E(#3) 7/6


  1. Yes - pretty funny card Melissa - like the added Wobble too! Nice creation! Enjoy your week!

  2. This is a funny card Melissa! I love that action wobble tree and I love your cute dog with the antlers. lol He makes me think of the Grinch's dog. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2 ;-)

  3. Cute! Thanks for joining us at Bugaboo's CHristmas In July Celebration and the giggle!
    Bugaboo DT

  4. Great card Melissa!! Love the antlers on the dog and that your tree 'wobbles'!! Thank you so very much for joining our 'Dog Days of Summer' challenge at BBTB2!!!! :)

  5. What a delightful card! I can certainly see why you were so pleased with the results. I love the humor and whimsicality and you're right about the dog reminding me of the Grinch's dog. Too clever! You really do have such original ideas here and I enjoyed seeing every part of this card. Thank you so much for sharing this with us here at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

  6. Super cute & fun! :)
    Thank you so much for joining us at Craftin Desert Divas Linky Party.
    Have a wonderful day,
    *Crafting With Creative M*

  7. Yes it reminds me of the dog in Grinch too! so funny. I really can't think about Xmas in July..... thanks for joining bbtb this week

  8. This certainly tickled my funny bone! I like your humor and this cute card! Thanks for joining us at BBTB2.

  9. Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely card - hope to see you again soon. x

  10. I am so glad so popped in to share your creation for day 5 of Christmas in July with us here at Bugaboo Stamps this week! Good luck! I hope we see you joining in the rest of the week's challenges too!
    luv'n huggz
    Jen Leeflang

  11. Oh this is a cute card! Thanks for joining the BBTB2 challenge!
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  12. This is a fun card Melissa. It's always nice your entries over at the Kraft Journal!

  13. This is great, I like the little scene you created and the fun Christmas images thrown in! Thanks for joining us at FCCB this week!

  14. I love this card! All the adorable details are so fab! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at FCCB!

    Diana ♥
    Leelee Card Designs
    FCCB Design Team