Friday, December 9, 2022

Merry Christmas, Lawn Santa!

 Happy Friday, hope your weekend plans are just what you've ordered, even if it's doing nothing! Today is also Christmas Card Day, so there ya go!
I'm sharing the Christmas card we gave our lawn guy, and I chose to make a Z-fold card with a pocket section in back for his cash present.
Supplies Used:
Office Depot Legal Size card stock for Z-Fold base
All sentiments created by me in PSE & printed on Springhill Digital card
Assorted Christmas paper scraps from stash
Autumn leaves paper scraps from stash
Tumbled Glass Distress ink for background
Art Impressions focal image stamped with Fallen Leaves Versafine Clair ink
and heat-embossed with clear powder
Lawn Fawn Santa Hat stamp
Images and front sentiment mats colored with Promarkers
Very old tree silhouette images stamped with Versafine Clair
MFT Cloud Trio dies
Spellbinders Postage Stamp die (inside sentiment poem)

I chose this Splitcoaststampers sketch for my layout design, resizing to A7 in PSE and using my fussy-cut Lawn Santa focal image in place of the #2 element.
I admit this is a pretty unconventional card but I got the idea and went with it! Honey and our lawn guy both loved it, so I must have somehow tapped into "guy card" humor or something, lol. 
Here is a close-up of the little poem I wrote and added to the inside center panel.
And this is a view of the back, using the various paper scraps.
Here's the "present" that Lawn Santa gave us, much appreciated and well worth his fee! Our front yard oak tree (not shown) has shed almost all its leaves now, so the After look might just last awhile (fingers crossed), hopefully until his next visit on 12/29.
One last look at the front of the folded up card. 😁{smiling}😁
Now, onto some food!
This week's Rain's Art & Dinner Date share is my brunch plate from Sunday.  You may remember that Honey bought a cast iron tortilla press recently and after a few practice sessions following instructions from
this YouTube video of Glenn and Friends, I think he's got it down! We had scrambled eggs with grated cheese in soft flour tortillas, homemade guacamole, bacon and my beloved Pace Picante Sauce on the side. Oh man, I could eat this meal every day. Might sound weird to you, but I love to add a spoonful of the guac to my tortilla right before each bite. It's not as messy that way. That's right, I love guac in my scrambled eggs IF it's all wrapped in a soft, warm flour tortilla. 😎

That's all for me. Thanks for the visit and have a good day.



Sue said...

What a brilliant card Aimeslee, I love your poem! Thanks so much for joining in with us at Lost Coast Designs and have a very happy weekend, Sue xx

brenda said...

This is just such fun and loving all the bright and happy colours, how lovely to give your gardener a personalised caed. Many thanks for sharing with us at We Love Stamping challenge.

B x

Jackie C said...

What a smashing project!
We always love to see all the entries at Classic.
Thank you for sharing in our challenge at Classic Design Challenge
We really appreciate you joining in.

Jackie DT

Majda said...

Love your design! It’s so festive :)
Thank you so much for joining the Vesela hiška blog.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well :-)
Majda DT

Lia said...

It's a fun card and I like it a lot!
Lia DT S4F

My name is Erika. said...

I love the idea of a lawn Santa. Of course up here in the north ours would be in a plow truck rather than on a lawn mower. Smile. And your hubby's tortillas look delicious. As does that quac. Yum. Hae a great weekend. hugs-Erika

Bonnie Lynn said...

What a fun card my friend. Love that saying and those fall leaves designer paper you used too. I need the lawn Santa to come by my house for all of the leaves that dropped today from the wind.

Kampin' Karen said...

Aimeslee, I love how you used so many scraps for your fun fold. Your breakfast looks might fine too. Thank you for entering your card at Creative Creases.
Karen, DT

Alyson Mayo said...

A lawn Santa... now I have heard everything! I love the image and the background you created for the lawn Santa - and I'm sure he will love this card, which is so perfectly created just for him! Thanks for sharing with us at HLS Christmas :)

Heather said...

So fun and bright - what a great idea for a Santa, lol. Love your colors! Thanks so much for playing at Sparkles!

Melanie Hungerford said...

How fun and creative, what a special gift you have to make such personalized and special cards for someone, and funny too! Must be from the delicious meals you leave me drooling over! Thanks for sharing with us at Krafty Chicks.

Rain said...

I love that Honey bought a cast iron press for tortillas. This is something I've been trying to perfect making, but I think I have the wrong equipment! Your brunch is awesome, I love eggs and cheese on tortillas too! ☺ I love your Lawn Santa and the poem!!! ♥

Cindy C. said...

Super fun project, and wow really great guy card! Thanks for linking up to our December challenge gallery at Die Cut Divas. Happy holidays!

Michelle N. said...

I love your cute card-great for the lawn care guys in our lives! Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Divas!

Deanne Saunders said...

Lovely card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our CHRISTMAS CRAFTS ALL YEAR ROUND challenge!!! I appreciate that you play along and I enjoy visiting your blog!! Have a happy crafty day!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

Arlene said...

This is so much fun! I love the guy riding the lawnmower with his Santa hat on. Beautiful card with a great sentiment.

So glad you could join us this month at Die Cut Divas for some die cutting and Winter or Christmas themed cards.

Wendy Jackson said...

Such a fun card and lovely use of papers too

Thanks so much for joining us on the Polkadoodles Wk 48 Digi Choosday challenge….

Love and crafty hugs from

Wendy (DT)

craftytrog said...

A fabulous card, I really love those colours and the design.
Your brunch looks delicious too 😋
Alison x

Riet Harikini said...

What a pretty and creative card you have made. Thanks for joining our fun challenge at Lost Coast designs/Carmens Veranda challenge blog.

Darlene said...

OMG ... what a fun & fabulous creation my friend! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Peace On Earth challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often. We appreciate your support!


Susan said...

What a perfect card for your lawn guy! Very clever design and poem! Thanks so much for joining us at Peace on Earth!

Debbie Mageed said...

Love your wonderful masculine fun fold Christmas card! It's quite original, I have to say. That cute image will surely bring a smile. Thank you for playing at Creative Creases Challenge and hope you can join in again soon. Happy Holidays!
Debbie DT
Secrets To Stamping

Laurie said...

So cute and so clever. Love the poem and mowing Santa! Thanks for joining the Lost Coast Design Challenge!

Chana Malkah said...

Nice card! Love the mowing Santa! Thanks for sharing with us at A Place to Start!

Valerija said...

Wonderful card. Thanks for joining our challenge at Vesela hiška.
Valerija DT

FinArt said...

What a fun christmas card. Love that it is so colorful. Thank you for playing with us at Vesela hiška. Janja DT