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!

Christmas Time is Near

Hi everyone! Are you ready for Christmas? Me? I am almost there…I still have presents to wrap and a couple of pies to make and I will finally be able to sit back and relax for a moment. Then it will be back to getting projects ready for CHA in January.
Well, I wanted to share a bag I altered. I created this for a swap I was in with my sweet friend Lisa. I first started with a 6.25″x9.25″ kraft paper bag. I used the following cardstock collections to decorate the front and back of the bag: Prima-Sweet Peppermint, Sizzix: Brenda Walton-Merry & Bright and Crate Paper-Bundled Up. I used a scalloped edge punch to create the pocket which I glued to the bag along with a doily and two strips of cardstock. I then cut the Reindeer from Gold Glitter cardstock and adhered to the corner of the pocket. I cut verbiage and numbers from the Merry & Bright collection. The number are from the Billboard Alphabet Diecut. Once everything was cut it was added to the front of the bag.

The back of the bag I adhered cardstock, pom poms and gold trim…the trim was a last year find at Target after Christmas for 90% off! I love a great bargain!
Next I gathered goodies to fill the bag. The little notebooks I found at Target in the Dollar Spot but they where originally 6″x6″. I cut those down so they will fit into a Traveler’s Notebook. Also I cut a tag from a Sizzix diecut packaging and wrapped washi tape samples onto it.

I filled up the bag with Tags I cut from the Merry & Bright Collection. The wreath paper clip I will share how to make those in a later post 😉
I hope you like this little bag I altered and if you have any questions please let me know.

 I would like to submit this project for the following challenge:

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Wednesday is awesome and enjoy creating!

Butterfly House and a Reindeer Card

Hi everyone! I wanted to hop on the blog and share a couple of projects I created over three years ago for a Stamper’s Sampler magazine call. I mailed these off May of 2013 with the hopes of maybe they would be selected for the magazine. I figured after this amount of time it wasn’t selected. 
The first project was for the template challenge in the magazine which was butterflies. I started with Eileen Hull’s House Gift Card Holder and cut out a house diecut and embossed with one of Tim Holtz’s embossing folders (if I find the name of the folder I will update my blog…sorry three years has gone by you know 😦 ). The butterfly template I printed off in several different sizes on copy paper, cut out, traced on cardstock, cut those out, stamped and adhered to the front of the house. I did add a pull out with the word “FLY” to the tab.

The second project is a 3″x6″ Christmas card I created using Robin’s Nest cardstock and Dew Drops. I so love the reindeer stamp I used!

Maybe there is still I chance it will be selected for a future Stamper’s Sampler magazine? Who know? 🙂 But I wanted to share these with you. If you do have any questions about either one of these projects please let me know.

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Saturday is wonderful and enjoy creating!

Reindeer and Holly Card

Hi everyone! I am back yet again with another Christmas card using the same 6″x6″ Lost and Found Christmas Pad from My Mind’s Eye which I folded the patterned cardstock to create a 3″x6″ card base. 

I cut a scalloped oval diecut from Spellbinders and the Gold Glitter Cardstock Reindeer I only cut the head out.

 I adhered a bit of gold trim and punched two small holly leaves out, shaped and added a tiny red gem to the reindeer’s nose and holly leaves. 
As always if you have any questions please let me know.

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Saturday is wonderful and enjoy creating!

The Robin’s Nest: Snowman Sleigh Ride

Hi everyone! I’m here to share this month’s projects I created for the Robin’s Nest using the Winter Collection. I cut a sleigh (Sleigh Favor Box die from Brenda Walton) out of the Winter Retreat Swirl Cardstock and put together according directions. You can find the how to video on YouTube here.

For more info and photos on both projects please hop on over to the Chattering Robin’s blog!

Supplies Used:
Other Supplies: Sizzix: Brenda Walton-Sleigh Favor Box, Tim Holtz-Reindeer Flight Diecut and Snow Flurries and Dot-Matrix Embossing Folders, Martha Stewart Punch, Sequins, Buttons, Twine, Lace, Tulle, Wire, SmoothFoam 1/2″ and 1 1/2″ Balls, Silver Tinsel, Pearl Spray, Mini Bottle Brush Tree, Pipe Cleaner, Sculpey Clay, Antique Mod Podge, Acrylic Paint, Chalk Ink, Glitter

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

Merry and Bright Christmas Card

Hi everyone! I’m here to share a really quick project for a swap I was in on Facebook. I found this super cute reindeer rubber stamp at Michael’s when I was out one day. The cards were easy peasy to make. 6″x6″ cardstock folded in half to make a 3″x6″ card base, stamping and add scrapbook paper, button, sequin and dew drop. See it really is a simple card to make. 🙂

If you have any questions let me know. Thanks for stopping by, have an awesome Monday and enjoy creating!!!

Christmas Reindeer Card

I want to share a quick project I created a couple of months ago. I bought this really cute reindeer rubber stamp at Your Scrapbook Super Store and Clearance Center …in the clearance store…which is located in Sieverville, Tennessee. I got some super duper deals while I was there.  If I had had more time…I was only able to shop for 40 minutes before the store closed…I could have racked up alot more scrapbook booty than what I did***giggles***.
For this project I used: My Minds Eye paper, K & Company paper, Inkadinkado rubber stamp, Tim Holtz Alterations Sizzlits die, Button, lace, baker’s twine, Stampin Up ink and rubber stamp.

It’s hard to believe that Christmas is right around the corner but maybe this will inspire you to dig out some of your rubber stamps, scrapbook paper and make something fun.

Thanks for looking and enjoy creating!!!