Wednesday, November 4, 2009

A Christmas Card and ornament...

Today, I decided to make a Christmas card based on this week's sketch from Cupcake Crafts, and a little ornament to go with it. I used the "Dear Deer" digistamp from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff, on top of the bracket shaped "embossed mat" digistamp (put them together in Photoshop),colored both the deer and the edge of the mat, and matted that on a piece of glitter cardstock from DCWV. I put three pieces of ribbon/trim on a patterned paper card, added my image, and then cut out a white snowflake and a green one (both from Dcwv's Glitter Mat Stack) with my Cricut and an SVG file from Dan's blog. I separated these with pop dots, and topped the embellishment off with a "homemade skittle" (thanks to the girls from my SCAL groups for so many money saving ideas). They are easy to make- all you need is a cheap high temp hot glue gun, and a nonstick craft or baking sheet. I tried this on freezer paper-didn't work.I think it melted the plastic, anyway, they wouldn't come up. So, I tried it on a nonstick baking sheet-worked great. All you have to do is make sure the glue is really hot, and hold the glue gun straight up and down a little bit above the mat-then squeeze! You can squeeze out the amount it takes to make the "skittle" whatever size you like. There were tiny hair like strings of glue sometimes, but they're super easy to snip off. Wait till they are completely cool, and color. (I used a Bic Mark-it)

For the ornament, I cut out two snowflakes with my Cricut (larger this time), accordian pleated a strip of patterned paper (the same as the card), and formed it into a rosette.I attached the snowflakes on top of the rosette with glue dots, then topped it with a circle Christmas image from LSS Christmas Cupcake Wrapper set (this set is useful for so much more than just cupcakes!). On Santa's hat, I added a tiny bit of my homemade "Flower Fluff"-see this post for details (this is another gem I learned from my SCAL group).

Now that's it for me...head over and check out the other designer's blogs, they have some fantastic projects and tutorials for you!

Lindsay (owner) (she has a freebie for you!)


  1. These are so cute! I love love love the colors and papers! I never thought about using that little dear for rudolph! So genius! The ornament turned out great too!

  2. Adorable! I love the fuzzy tail on the deer and that you turned him into Rudolph. I'm heading to town today for swimming lessons and a play date, so maybe I can find one of those non-stick sheets you mentioned. I have lots of fabulous skittles/dew drops from my friend Suzanne at Crafting-Connection, but would love to try the idea with my pearl-ex to create pearls as those are hard to find here.

  3. super cute!! what a lovely gift this set would make. Love that ornie

  4. Oh Margie - these are so sweet! I love the little Rudolph. The ornament is a fabulous idea. It's one of those that make me do a mental head slap and say "why didn't I think of that!" Very well done.

  5. What a great idea! I never thought of the "dear deer" as a reindeer but it works! Great job!

  6. Super duper awesome cute!! I love sparkly and fun and ... sigh. I don't want want to think about how close Christmas is yet though!

  7. Hi Margie, what a cute card. Love the fun image and the colour scheme is gorgeous. The ornament is so sweet. Thanks for joining us at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

  8. Great ideas! thanks for sharing all the cool tips, too! That ornament is too sweet!

  9. Fantastic creations. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

    Liza x

  10. ooooh love these!! the green is gorgeous!! fun ornament!!

  11. This is a really FAB card, a fantastic take on the sketch, thanks for joining us at Cupcake this week, hugs pops x x x

    P.S. Love the ornement too, perfect x

  12. You sure rocked the digi stamps this week! Wow! What a fabulous set!

  13. Very cute card and ornament! Love the snowflake and the reindeer! Thanks for stopping by my blog during the Creative Cuts & More Recipe Blog Hop!


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