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Thursday, December 10, 2015

One Sleeping Mouse and Three Dancing Reindeer

Hi, everyone!

'Tis the season to make Christmas crafts. And, I have two projects to share that couldn't be more different in style.
One Sleeping Mouse

So, let's start with the sweet one, which I'm going to link up to the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Blog Tag It Challenge.

Echo Park this and that dp; Distress Ink core green paper
stash tag and tiny gem; Creative Twist bow
House Mouse Designs image in StazOn jet black
computer generated sentiments
Paper Smooches Holly and Bow dies; SU owl builder punch (for tiny circle)
Stampin' Up! wood grain background stamp in DI antique linen
inking in DI vintage photo and walnut stain
Three Dancing Reindeer

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You might remember that uber-talented Leslie over at The Crooked Stamper chose one of my cards as the inspiration for CSSC #11 and invited me to join her as a Guest Designer. Naturally, I was quite flattered and went to work making the card at the right for Leslie's challenge.

Truth be told, I had a different card in mind -- a rather twisted take on dancing, playful reindeer -- when I ordered this Mama Elephant adorable stamp set. And, I made two -- and only two -- of this card: one for my dad and one for my brother. This card is going to be linked up to the current Simon Says Stamp Monday Blog Holly Jolly Stamping Challenge.

SU cherry cobbler; Recollections black and white cardstock
Mama Elephant reindeer games and Lawn Fawn booyah stamps
computer-generated sentiment
Ranger stickles
Sound familiar? If my brother heard this admonition once we heard it dozens of time. So, when I saw the little eye patch in the Lawn Fawn Booyah set... Forgive me, but I just couldn't resist the temptation to make these for my dad and 'lil bro.  Sorry, Rudy.  :(

Parting Thoughts

We have a holiday-inspired challenge going over at Words 2 Scrap By, and we'd love for you to join us! Did I mention there's a $10 gift certificate to MFT up for grabs?!

Thanks for stopping... and happy holiday crafting! And, have a great weekend!


  1. Those reindeer are stinkin' cute. I haven't opened my set yet, and I'm done making cards. So sad.

  2. What gorgeous cards Sybrina, your tag is gorgeous, I love the monochrome coloured with the cute image, lovely embellishments and super fun sentiment!!

    Heather xx
    Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  3. Cute card! love your reindeers! Thanks for sharing with us this week on Simon Says Monday Challenge blog!Barbarayaya