My Pink Designers Design Team Day Project – From Your Secret Santa Card

Welcome to the October edition of the My Pink Designers Design Team day hosted by Robyn, My Pink Stamper.  Today the team is creating cards using the Winter Treats & Sayings OR Biggie Christmas stamp sets SO if you are needing a little inspiration to kick of the 2011 holiday season you are in for a treat!

Several years ago, I hosted a Secret Santa gathering at work and it was so- much -fun.  There was about 16 of us so we were able to spread out the spirit.  If you don’t know what a Secret Santa is an explanation from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

Secret Santa is a Western Christmas tradition, in which members of a group or community are randomly assigned a person to whom they anonymously give a gift. Often practised in workplaces, or amongst large families, participation in it is usually voluntary. It offers a way for many people to give and receive a gift at low cost to those involved.

There are various traditions and ways in which a “Secret Santa” is run. In some variations, as Christmas approaches, names of participants are placed in a hat, and participants draw the name of a person for whom to buy a gift. Along with name submission, each participant may also submit a short wish-list of items from which the gift-giver can choose. There is often a limit to how much can be spent on the present. Presents are then sometimes exchanged anonymously. Many schools and offices do this at Christmas time, often as a cost-saving effort. It usually takes place prior to Christmas because the office and school settings require it. Sometimes people leave hints in cards on desks, others create other special ways to make themselves known. 

For ours….I developed a simple questionnaire that included random questions like favorite snack, candy, scent, holiday season event, collections, favorite places to go out to eat, shop, visit etc.  Then each person drew a questionnaire out of the bucket and that was their person to be the “Secret Santa” for.  Since I was the hostess.  We did set some limits because as you know with every thing you do there is always those who over spend or under spend, over give or don’t give enough… we all agreed to giving something at least once a week until the week before Christmas then we’d send a little something each day, our Secret Santa’s would be revealed at our annual Christmas party for the group.    It was so much fun!!  We really need to do that again……hmmmm….

Onto Today’s project……

Santa ~ Cricut Doodlecharms
Embossing folders ~ 
Swirls by Sixxix (santa’s beard), Swiss Dots by Cuttlebug (brim of hat and ball of hat)
Plaid by Sixxix (Santa’s hat (red part))
Santa’s beard & eyebrows ~ yarn
Santa’s nose ~ pink brad
red chalk for Santa’s cheeks
border punch for green ~ Ribbon Loop by Martha Stewart
“From your Secret Santa” sentiment ~ Winter Treats & Sayings by My Pink Stamper

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  1. Love it!!

  2. Too CUTE Tracy! LOVE the beard detail on Santa! :o)


  3. OMGOSH!!!!! This is the cutest stiking santa!! I love, love, love this card. I might have to borrow this one. Super awesome job.


  4. Oh wow, this is great! I love all the extra detail you added to Santa!

  5. This card is just too cute! Love Santa’s beard. AWESOME.

  6. Adorable card; very cute!–Pat N.

  7. I love that Santa!! And of course your doodling is perfect too! 🙂

    Hugs, Cheryl

  8. Love Santa’s face!

  9. Hi ya Tracy…wow, I was just looking thru my Doodlecharm cart and I open my email to this adorable santa card. I knew it was you as soon as I saw the great doodling and detail. Your still the queen of doodle! Hugs, Debi