Dec 19 2016

Cookie Cutter Christmas

My 3-1/2 year old grandson can be a handful sometimes…so I thought I’d send a card to remind him that Santa is watching…along with his helpers!  Rudolph was Santa’s assistant this week!  PLUS…I was able to use up all the pieces of this card that I had laying on my desk!  Woohoo!


Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Cherry Cobbler cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • A 1-1/2 x 4 piece of Warmth & Cheer Designer Paper was added to the bottom of a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White cardstock.
  • A 1/4 x 4 strip of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper was added across the seam.
  • The Stitched Shape Circle Framelit was cut from Crumb Cake cardstock and added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Rudolph was stamped with Memento Black Ink and watercolored with Crumb Cake and Chocolate Chip Markers.  His nose was stamped again with Real Red Ink and hand cut.
  • The Santa hat was punched from Real Red and the brim/pompom from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.
  • Rudolph was added to the Circle, then to the front of the card.
  • Ho Ho Ho from Greetings from Santa was stamped with Cherry Cobbler Ink in the upper left corner.
  • Inside the greeting was Naughty or Nice (?)…lol!


Hope he likes it!  It’s not too late to order the supplies…click on the photos to take you to my website to order!  FYI – Stitched Shapes Framelits will be available to order in mid-January.






Dec 08 2015

SUOC137 Rudolph Punch Art

Time for another SUO Challenge, and this time the theme is Kids Holiday Cards or Gifts!  What a FUN theme…especially since I have two small grand-children now!  I’m sure they both would love to get this Rudolph card, with the shiny nose!


SUOC137 Rudolph

Here are the details:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Real Red cardstock folded in half.
  • On top is a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White cardstock.
  • The head is cut with the 4th from smallest Oval Framelit from Soft Suede cardstock.  The muzzle is the 2nd from smallest Oval Framelit cut from Soft Suede cardstock.  Both are placed on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The nose is the 1-3/8″ Circle Punch from Red Glimmer Paper and added with another Stampin’ Dimensional.
  • The eyes are the Large Oval Punch from Whisper White and the 3/4″ Circle Punch from Basic Black.  A White Gel Pen highlights the eyes.  The Black circles were popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The ears are the next to smallest leaf in the Leaflet Framelits from Soft Suede cardstock.
  • The antlers are the oak leaf from Chocolate Chip cardstock.
  • Ho Ho Ho from Oh What Fun stamp set was stamped with Real Red Ink between the antlers.

That’s it!  Super, super cute, I think!  OK…check out what the rest of the Design Team made for the Kids Christmas Cards over on SUO Challenges!



Oct 15 2015

CCMC377 Jolly Christmas

Oh wow…can anyone believe it is the middle of October already?  Before you know it, we’ll be talking about Thanksgiving in the US and Christmas shopping!  Nooooo!!!!  I’m not ready!


But, it’s Thursday and you know what that means!  It’s the Create with Connie and Mary Challenge!  We have a super fun sketch for you to try this week.  You’ll be amazed at how different all the designer cards are!  Here’s the sketch!


CCMC377 copy
And here’s what I did with it!  I kept it simple…and square!  I love the Red Candy Dot for Rudolph’s nose!


CCMC377 Jolly Christmas
 Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/4 x 10-1/2 Night of Navy cardstock, folded in half.
  • On the 5 x 5 Whisper White layer, I added 1/2″ strips of Merry Moments Designer Paper, then a 1/4″ strip of Gold Metallic Cardstock on top, in the criss-cross pattern like the sketch.
  • I inked the Jolly Christmas greeting with Night of Navy Ink, then removed the color on the holly leaves with a Blender Pen and re-colored with Old Olive and Real Red Markers.  I also stamped the greeting again with Red Red Ink on scrap Whisper White, and cut out the Jolly banner to adhere over the Night of Navy one with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The reindeer was stamped with Soft Suede ink on scrap Whisper White, hand-cut and added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals, too.
  • I used a Red Candy Dot for his nose.


I really like the clean design of this card with lots of white space!  OK…now go check out the rest of the Challenge Team to see what they did this week over on Create with Connie and Mary!


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Sets used for this collection:

  • Holly Jolly Greetings
  • Vintage Leaves (or Lighthearted Leaves could be used!)
  • Your Presents
  • Happy Scenes
  • Thankful Forest Friends
  • BONUS:  Reason for the Season

October 2015 collage small

Nov 26 2013

Reindeer Punch Art

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I just did a Christmas Tag Class that used framelits and punches to make six different tags…they did two of each!  One of my favorites was the Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer tag (inspired by Monika Davis from a couple years ago).  I updated hers to use current product!  AND…since I loved it so much, I decided to use it on a card for another class!

Isn't he CUTE???  I love the A Banner Christmas greeting on his belly, too.  On the tags we left it blank to write in the To/From.

Here are the details!

  1. The base is 4 1/4 x 11 Cherry Cobbler folded in half.
  2. I added a 4 x 5 1/4 layer of Old Olive embossed with the Stylished Stripes folder.
  3. Along the bottom I added a 1 1/2 x 4 piece of Season of Style Designer Paper, layered on a 1 3/4 x 4 piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock.
  4. I also added two designer paper banners at the top.
  5. For the reindeer, I used two sizes of the Circle Framelits in Chocolate Chip and Whisper White and cut the top portion of the Whisper White.  I added a small strip of Cherry Cobbler to hide the seam, then added Rhinestones across it.
  6. I punched a Large Oval from Crumb Cake for the muzzle and hand drew on it with a Basic Black marker.
  7. I used the largest Festive Flurry Framelit and cut it for the antlers and the hooves of Rudolph.
  8. His eyes are 1/4" circles of Basic Black, dotted with the White Gel Pen.  His nose is a 3/8" Circle punched from Red Glimmer Paper.
  9. I stamped the Holly Jolly greeting from A Banner Christmas in Old Olive on scrap white and cut it out.  I stamped Christmas with Chocolate Chip directly only the Whisper White.

Do you love him?  I do! 


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Dec 24 2010

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Punch Art!

I saw this reindeer on some packaging and thought I could recreate it with Stampin' Up! punches!  I think it turned out CUTE!  Also appropriate for Christmas Eve…leading the way for Santa's arrival tonight! 


I hope you are ready…Christmas is almost here!  I think I finally have things under control.  Did I get everything done?  No…not quite.  But…what didn't get done, won't be missed, I'm sure.  I have lots of cooking and baking over the next few days with my son and his wife in town and the rest of our family over for Christmas dinner!



The base of the card is a 6×6 Cherry Cobbler piece of cardstock, folded in half to make a 3×6 card.  I added a couple strips of Jolly Holiday Designer Paper.  Then I stamped Happy Holidays from Holiday Happiness in Early Espresso in the bottom corner.


For the reindeer, I punched the body with the 2 1/2 Circle from Crumb Cake cardstock.  The head is a 1 3/8 circle and I trimmed off each side to make it rectangular.  I sponged around the edges of both with Early Espresso Classic Ink.  The eyes are Black Mini Brads.  The red nose is a Red Glimmer Brad!  I used the small heart from the Heart to Heart punch for the ears out of Early Espresso cardstock.  The antlers are made from the Snowflake Punch, just cut off two of them.  I hand drew the spots and muzzle.  The legs are just trimmed pieces of Crumb Cake cardstock and the hooves are Early Espresso punched with the 1/2 circle and cut in half.  Finally, I popped up the head off the body with Stampin' Dimensionals and I tied a small bow from the 1/8 Real Red Taffeta Ribbon for his neck!


To you and yours, I wish a VERY Merry Christmas!  I will have a post tomorrow for the sketch challenge on Stamping 411 and sporadically over the next week!  Stop back to see!

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Oct 14 2009

Sparkly and Bright

This is my swap card for the recent Christmas Card Control Freaks Swap!  I’m thinking of doing something similar for my actual Christmas Card this year.  I need to be thinking about it because my weekend stamping retreat is coming up VERY quickly!  I always work on my Christmas Cards there so I have them done early.  But…it does require a little pre-planning since I make about 120 cards!

For this one, I started with the base of Real Red.  Next is a layer of Naturals White cardstock and I added a 4×4 square of flocked Christmas Cocoa Specialty Designer Paper to the bottom.  I wrapped the Polka Dot Real Red ribbon (reversed so the plain side shows) to the back and adhered and to hide the seam.

Rudolph from the Stampin’ Up! Sparkly and Bright stamp set was stamped on Naturals White cardstock with Basic Brown ink.  I colored his nose with the Real Red Stampin’ Write Marker.  He is punched with the 1 1/4 circle, then layered on Real Red 1 3/8 circle and the Chocolate Chip Scallop Circle.  Sparkly and Bright greeting is stamped in the upper left corner with Basic Brown ink.

Really a simple card, but the flocked designer paper and the polka dot ribbon make it feel beautiful.  Plus…it is nice and flat for mailing!

Have a great day!



Set:  Sparkly and Bright (115346)

Inks:  Basic Brown (104315), Real Red Stampin’ Write Marker (100052)

Cardstock:  Naturals White (102316), Real Red (102482)

Accessories:  Christmas Cocoa Specialty Designer Paper (116770), 3/4 Real Red Polka Dot Ribbon (115608), 1 1/4 circle punch (104403), 1 3/8 circle punch (104401), Scallop Circle Punch (109043)


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