Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Rudolph the Carolling Reindeer

I feel as though I am in heaven.  I had no commitments this evening.  No class, no running around with kids, no homework... As my husband left for basketball, he asked what I would do with the extra time.  I looked at him in mock shock and answered, "Craft!"  He laughed and replied that he should have known!  I did finish reading the novel Voyage of the Dawn Treader with my youngest too.  What a great evening!

Earlier, I was visiting Stampwilly Designs and was smitten by the adorable reindeer card that April had made.  I thought it was such a clever idea that I just had to make one myself!  You can see April's card HERE.
The card is 5.25 x 5.25 inches.  I used a Creative Memories corner rounder punch on the card base and the white mat.  I embossed the white mat with a snowflake embossing folder from Cuttlebug.  This week, the theme at Serenity Scrappers is "roll with the punches".  I have a few punch around the page sets, and have only once used a set to create a full border - so was inspired by my friends at Serenity Scrappers to give it a go!  I used a Martha Stewart snowflake set to create the red mat.

Rudolph's face, mouth, teeth and nose were cut with George and Basic Shapes and the hoofs and antlers were cut with Christmas Cheer.  I manipulated the images in Design Studio to find the sizes I was happy with.  I printed off a bit of music (Away in a Manger - I wanted Rudolph to really be carolling!)  and attached a ribbon bow tie (my ribbon just didn't look right as a scarf) and I had my take on the card.

I am entering this card at:
Anything Goes Challenge Blog (embossing)
Made by Momo (use some sort of embossing on your project)
Crazy 4 Challenges (square card)
Cards for Men (animals)

21 comments:

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Hi Kate! This is so so adorable!! Love it! Great punch too!

Mandy said...

A lovely card,fab image and colours....Thanks for joining us at Cards for Men......
Mandy x

sucor said...

This card is so cute! The embossing and punch go together perfectly! Thanks for sharing!

joeygirl86 said...

Too cute!

Kel said...

Fantabulous card. That is the cutest thing every.. Glad we gave you some inspiration to get using those punches.. I just bought a new one tonight.. YIKES, I'm hooked.. LOl I'm going to have to scraplift this!

bonkdawn said...

Adorable!!

Besthobbyeva said...

Kate I love this guy! So adorable singing away. Great job using your punches!! I am glad we offered some inspiration, amazing how far a little inspiration will go. And good for you having a free night, looks like you made good use of your time!!

Awesome card!!!

bumblebee creations said...

Oh this is just soooo cute!!! now I too have to make one!!!

Sherri said...

That is sooo, sooo cute!!!!! LOVE it!

sue said...

a cute card love the embossing thanks for joining us at anything goes x sue x

April said...

Your reindeer turned out great! Glad you liked it! Isn't he fun to make?

Angi @ CokiePop said...

This card made me smile Kate. How adorable!

Jean said...

I love this!!! I may have to make one of these, because that reindeer is so cute.

Kitty said...

I love this! It's so different and very creative!!

Thanks for joining us at CFM and good luck in the challenge!

Kitty

Rhonda Emery said...

this is the cutest little thing hes singing his heart out. ha I have a award for you on my blog hop over and get it. hugs

Alison said...

What a fantastic animal card! Love your punched border and embossing. Good luck in the draw at CFM.
Hugs, Alison x

Myra said...

oh my gosh!! adorable!

Tracey said...

I really love this! Who would have thought a few basic shapes makes the cutest card:)

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

Awwww, how stinkin' cute!!! Just Adorable!!!
Where did you find the music the print? I love it?
So glad you had some time to do a little crafting. :)

Staying Crafty said...

This is beyond adorable!

Monica said...

What a cute, cute, cute card! Love it!

xxx Monica