Would you believe that it is supposed to be in the 70's again today. Just crazy weather for Michigan; but, I'll take it!!!
I have a story to tell: Last Christmas, we went to NY and spent a week with my Niece, Amy, and her family. For our Christmas Supper, my Great Niece Brianna, Amy's Daughter, decided that we each needed to have a Place Setting Name Card, so Bree went to work on making them. Mind you, Bree was only 6 years old and she cut, scored, stamped and wrote everyone's name on each card and distributed them at the tables where she wanted people to sit.
We all sat down at the table where our name tags were placed. I was fortunate and got to sit next to Bree on her left. When I really took a good look at my tag, I did all I could do to not laugh and eat my Christmas Supper!
Ya' see, I'm not just a Good Aunt, I'm a Great Aunt....and sometimes I'm just A Nut !!!
Now Bree used Stampin' Up's Whisper White Cardstock cut at 2" x 3" and scored and folded at 1-1/2".
Bree used Stampin' Write markers in Real Red, Garden Green and Emerald Envy to write our names. I'm not sure what Stampin' Up Stamp Set that she used.
Too funny!!! I hope you all got a smile out of that one.
O.K. Now that I've stopped laughing again: My share for today is a Reindeer Card that I designed using Stampin' Up's Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper, Oh What Fun Stamp Set, Pretty Pines & Christmas Stockings Thinlits, Lots of Labels & Layering Ovals Framelits Dies and Owl Builder Punch.
Let's take a look:
Now, didn't that Reindeer just turn out oh-so-cute! He has a Pine Cone for his head, Tree Branches for his Ears and Holly Berry Branches for his Antlers. Too cute!!!
My Card Base is a Striped piece of DSP from Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper cut at 4-1/4" x 11" and scored and folded at 5-1/2".
Using Lots of Labels Framelits Dies, I die cut the Largest Label in Garden Green Cardstock and the Second Largest Label in Real Red Cardstock. I adhered the two Labels together with Mono Multi Purpose Glue and adhered them to the middle of my Card Base with Stampin' Dimensionals.
For the Reindeer's Head: Using SU's Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies, I die cut the Pine Cone Detailed and Solid dies in Soft Suede Cardstock for the Reindeer's Head. I adhered the two pieces together with Mono Multi Purpose Glue as shown in the above picture.
For the Antlers: I die cut two of the Holly Berry Branches from Very Vanilla Cardstock and adhered them to the top back of the Reindeer's head with Mono Multi Purpose Glue. *I snipped off some of the Stem end.
For the Ears: I die cut two of the Smallest Pine Branches from Soft Suede Cardstock and adhered them behind the Antlers with Mono Multi Purpose Glue. *I snipped off some of the Branch end.
For the Eyes and Eyelids: Using SU's Owl Builder Punch, I punched out 3 of the Largest Circles in Very Vanilla Cardstock and 2 of the Smallest Dot Circles in Basic Black Cardstock.
I adhered the 2 Very Vanilla Circles and the Small Basic Black Dot Circles to the Reindeer's Head with Mono Multi Purpose Glue. I snipped the Third Very Vanilla Circle in half and adhered them to the top of the Very Vanilla Circle Eye's for the Eyelids as shown in the picture above.
For the Nose: I snipped off a Red Pom Pom from the Real Red Pom Pom Trim (Retired) and adhered it to the Reindeer with Mono Multi Purpose Glue as shown in the above picture.
Using SU's Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies, I die cut the Largest Bow from SU's Gold Foil Paper and adhered it to the bottom of the Reindeer with Mono Multi Purpose Glue.
Using SU's Christmas Stockings Thinlits Dies, I die cut the Holly Leaves from Garden Green Cardstock and the Holly Berries from Real Red Cardstock. I adhered them to the Reindeer with Mono Multi Purpose Glue as shown in the picture above.
I used my White Gel Pen to make some highlight marks on the Berries and then brushed on some Wink of Stella.
I then adhered my Reindeer to the center of the Labels with Stampin' Dimensionals.
For the inside of my card: Using SU's Layering Ovals, I die cut the Largest Scalloped Oval from Whisper White Cardstock. I stamped the Sentiment from Oh, What Fun Stamp Set in Real Red Ink on the Oval and adhered it with Mono Multi Purpose Glue.
I adhered two of my FAVE Gold Metallic Enamel Dots to the Largest Label as shown in the above picture.
That was a fun card to make and I just love that little Reindeer!!!
That's all I have for today. Thanks for stopping by my blog!
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