Nov 17 2016

CCMC433 Santa’s Sleigh

It’s Thursday and time for another challenge over on Create with Connie and Mary!  I love the sketch challenges and this is a sketch I will (and have) use a lot!  In fact, I used it for next week’s color challenge, too.  But it looks totally different with another stamp set and DSP!


Here’s my card…love that reindeer!



Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Cherry Cobbler cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • The 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Crumb Cake is embossed with the Holly Embossing Folder.
  • A 2-1/4 x 4 piece of Warmth & Cheer DSP was cut into a flag shape on one edge and added to the front.
  • A 1/4 x 4 strip of Cherry Cobbler cardstock was placed across the center of it.
  • A 1-1/4 x 3-1/4 piece of coordinating Warmth & Cheer DSP was added to the bottom of a 3-1/4 x 4-1/4 piece of Whisper White.  Some Gold Baker’s Twine is wrapped around three times to hide the seam.
  • Peace from Holly Jolly Greetings was stamped with Cherry Cobbler above the DSP.
  • The Reindeer from Santa’s Sleigh was stamped with Early Espresso on Crumb Cake and cut with the Framelits.  The wreath was stamped with Garden Green on Whisper White and cut with the Framelits.  The bow was stamped with Early Espresso on Cherry Cobbler and cut with the Framelits, then clear Wink Of Stella added on top.
  • The wreath was cut and adhered behind the neck of the reindeer, and then it was popped up on the front of the card.
  • Several stars from Santa’s Sleigh were stamped with Daffodil Delight in the background.

I love how festive this card looks!  OK…stop over at Create with Connie and Mary to see what the rest of the Challenge Team did this week!


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5 People have left comments on this post

Nov 17, 2016 - 09:11:47

Wonderful, classic Christmas card this week Connie! I think this reindeer looks so grand. Your Wink of Stella on the bow is a nice finishing touch! Great job!

Nov 19, 2016 - 05:11:47
Tracy May said:

Ah lovely card. I love your reindeer. Wishing I’d bought that bundle now!!

Nov 20, 2016 - 06:11:09
Joanne James said:

Love your festive reindeer Connie – this is turning out to be one of my most used sets this season! Love your traditional colour scheme and the inclusion of the plaid too.

Nov 22, 2016 - 10:11:53

I cannot get enough of this deer! I love that you paired it with holly embossed background. The wreath around his neck makes him simply dashing!

Nov 23, 2016 - 07:11:16
Lisa Martz said:

I love this! The deer looks great paired with that plaid paper! I just might have to make a few of these up for the holiday!