Tuesday, October 25, 2011


Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

A while back I had a class featuring the Owl punch. I wanted to show the ladies that attended that you can do much more than just make owls with the owl punch. So here is the first one. It is an adorable Christmas card featuring Rudolph! Take a look:

Stamps: Happy Greetings, Simple Snowflake
Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Red Glimmer Paper, Basic Black, Whisper White
DSP: Holly Berry Bouquet DSP
Ink: Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Soft Suede
Accessories: Early Espresso Marker, Snowflake Punch, Owl Punch, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Punch, Stampin’ Sponge, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Paper Snips, Two-Way Glue Pen.

The card base is Cherry Cobbler cardstock cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½” and scored at 4 ¼”. A piece of Very Vanilla cardstock was cut at 4” x 2 ¾”. The snowflake from Simple Snowflake was stamped in Crumb Cake ink all over the Very Vanilla cardstock to create a background. The greeting from Happy Greetings was stamped at the top of the cardstock in Cherry Cobbler ink. This stamped Very Vanilla cardstock was adhered to the top of the card front.

A scrap of Early Espresso cardstock was punched with the Dotted Scallop Ribbon punch and was adhered behind a 2 ½” x 4” piece of Holly Berry Bouquet DSP. This was adhered to the bottom of the card front. You can’t tell in the photo, but those red stripes are glittery. Next a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock cut at 2 ½” x 1 ½” was adhered to a 2 3/8” x 1 5/8” piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock.

An owl was punched from scraps of Crumb Cake cardstock. The feet were trimmed off with Paper Snips and the edges were sponged with Soft Suede ink. The eyes were punched from Whisper White and Basic Black cardstock scraps. The nose is the largest circle from the owl punch and it was punched from Red Glimmer Paper. The mouth was drawn on with an Early Espresso marker. For the antlers I punched a snowflake from Early Espresso cardstock using the Snowflake punch. I used paper snips to cut off just two of the “branches” of the snowflake and then cut off the third “v” shape from each “branch”. This was glued to the back of the owl to create the antlers. This adorable Rudolph head was adhered to the small Very Vanilla panel with a Stampin’ Dimensional. The panel was adhered to the card front with more Stampin’ Dimensionals.

This cute reindeer card was a piece of cake to put together. I hope you give it a try sometime! My reindeer was inspired by Chera's card that you can find HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!