Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer Gift Card Post Box

Hi everyone! How is your holiday season going? Are you finished shopping, got presents wrapped, tree up and decorated? Me? Nope, only a few presents are wrapped and I still need to put ribbon and bows on the packages. YIKES! This will probably be my last post this week so I can catch up on everything that I need to do around the house and be ready for Christmas…I feel the walls closing in on me…also I have projects that needs to be worked on for Eileen Hull’s Chapter 1 2023 Release…can you believe that 2023 is right around the corner? I can’t!

Anyways, I found this project in my stash of unfinished projects. I had painted and put it together but that is as far as I got with it. I used Eileen Hull’s Post Box Diecut, the lid used from the Book and Pages, Trinket Box and Frame Diecut (retired), Ornament Box Diecut, Wreath and Snowflake Thinlits along with a couple other dies. So let’s get started and finish this project!

I had painted this Post Box Diecut on both sides and once dry I adhered together. I had also painted the frame/lid from the Book and Pages, Trinket Box and Frame Diecut (retired)and glued that to the back of the box. I used a Mod Podge to seal the whole box and then I lightly inked over it to give it an aged look.

I cut a piece of patterned cardstock to fit around the box which I folded and glued the ends together to create a belly band.

I cut a circle out of patterned cardstock from the Ornament Box Diecut and three wreath from the Wreath and Snowflake Thinlits. I adhered all three wreaths to the circle before gluing all to the belly band.

I applied a piece of an Adhesive Sheet to the back of a piece Surfaces Cork Roll and placed a deer thinlit from the Darling Deer Thinlits onto the cork paper and run through the Diecut Machine. I inked the deer with a couple of chalk inks.

I applied the deer to the center of the belly band and a tiny gem to its nose. I cut the Merry Christmas sentiment from a piece of cardstock and added to the circle.

I finished by adding a seal punch to the top of box and two holly thinlits from the Doodle Christmas Thinlits and three gems to finish this project.

It’s a perfect to hold a gift card and some candy or a tiny trinket. What would you put inside it?


Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Post Box Diecut

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Book and Pages, Trinket Box and Frame Diecut (retired)

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Ornament Box Diecut

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Wreath and Snowflake Thinlits

Sizzix/Tim Holtz: Darling Deer Thinlits

Sizzix/Olivia Rose: Doodle Christmas Thinlits

Adhesive Sheet

Surfaces Cork Roll

Diecut Machine

Mod Podge

Patterned Christmas Cardstocks

Sizzix: Surfacez Eclectic Color Collection

Paint and Paint Brush

Paper Cutter


Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry Adhesive

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Thanks for stopping by, hope your Thursday is great and enjoy creating!

Crafty Card Gallery: Mini Christmas Tree Cards

Hi everyone! I am here to share a peek at two little cards I created for this month’s challenge over at the Crafty Card Galley blog.The theme this month is trees and since Christmas is just around the corner I thought I make a couple of cards that can be added to my Christmas packages. For more photos and info on these cards please click here to view.

If you have any questions about these cards please let me know. 
Thanks for stopping by, hope your Sunday is awesome and enjoy creating!

No Business Like Snow Business Card

Hi everyone! I’m here to share another quick 3″x6″ card I created using My Mind’s Eyes Merry 6″x6″ pad and the Inkadinkado Christmas Characters stamp set. I stamped the snowman on some lined cardstock from the paper pad and stamped the hat, scarf, red bird and carrot on scraps from the same pad and fussy cut out and adhered to the snowman image. I cut various sizes of rectangles and glued to the card along with the snowman image. I stamped the sentiment on a piece of cardstock and glued to the card. Easy peay ūüôā

If you have any questions please let me know. Thanks for stopping by, hope your Tuesday is great and enjoy creating!!!

Ho! Ho! Ho!

I wanted to share a card that I created for¬†Crafty Card Gallery¬†Design Team call that I’m trying out for. I absolutely love the soft colors of the Jack¬†and Jill “Be Happy” Gleeful¬†paper I used from the¬†My Mind’s Eye¬†Quite Contrary collection.
For this card I cut a 6×6 square from the¬†My Mind’s Eye paper and then folded it in half. You now should have a 3×6 folded card. I cut various sizes of cardstock, then¬†ink the edges with Versa Magic Dew Drop Aquatic Splash.¬†Adhered them to the center of¬†the card. Next I used Delta Rubber Stampede Santa stamp on a #6 tag which I did cut down a little…no exact measurements because I eyed-balled it***giggles*** I then inked all¬†the edges¬†of the tag and attached some lace at top. I used¬†a soft pink¬†chalk pastel to give Santa a little rosy color in his cheeks. I¬†cut a banner from cardstock and cut the Merry Christmas from Me and My Big Ideas Fantastic Christmas 2 collection…another super fun paper to play with. When I glued down the tag¬†I left a 1/8 of an inch of the tag hang off of the card for a different look.

I cut bits of velvet ric rac and lace glued to the card and last but not least I added baker’s twine to the buttons and glued them down.

Ta-daaah!!! The card is finished. I love making this size card because I can get four cards out of a sheet of 12×12 scrapbook paper. I hope you will give this size card a try and let me know what you think ūüôā
Thanks for looking and enjoy creating!!!