Saturday, October 05, 2019

Santa & The Red Nose Reindeer

Hello Scrapping Cottage friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit with us today. It's Mary Marsh here bringing you the Saturday edition of the Blog. 

We have the new release of Christmas Part 2 in the online store and they are all in stock and available for delivery. There are 34 new designs in this release. 

This release has something for everyone. So if you prefer a more religious tone to your cards- we have you covered. If you like a more whimsical design featuring Santa, reindeer, gnomes, moose or even a hot chocolate theme you will find some really cute dies. The DT will begin showing card samples using these dies shortly.

I actually do a combo of religious and whimsical for my Christmas cards. Today, for your viewing pleasure, I am going whimsical with the new Santa & Reindeer w/Sleigh. It's from the Christmas Part 1 release. So let's get started with some details on how I created my card.

Step 1: I started the card with a layout this week. I had this sketch saved on Pinterest and thought it would work well to showcase Santa, some designer paper and ribbon. I like using ribbon on my Christmas cards. I think it adds a nice touch. 
I changed the dimensions on my card panels from what they are using in this sketch. I needed a larger oval die to accommodate the Santa image so I made all the panels larger. 
Red Card Base: 5 3/4" x 4 1/2"
Coastal Cabana Layer: 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
Designer Paper Layer: 5 3/8" x 4 1/8" 

For the oval, I used the 2nd  largest stitched oval die. It's approximately 4" x 3 1/8". I embossed it with a snowfall embossing folder.

Next, I cut the images in a variety of cardstocks. 
Step 2: I am ready to start card assembly. I attached Santa to the white oval embossed piece with a combination of double sided tape and Ranger multi medium matte. 
My designer paper is attached to the cardstock layer with double sided tape. 
For the center long panel, I used a red ruched ribbon. I attached the ribbon with glue dots. 
Next up I added the oval image panel to the designer layer panel.I did use dimensional adhesive on the oval to lift it slightly off the ribbon.  I scattered a few red enamel dots for added interest.
I wanted a sentiment on the front of the card but I didn't want to stamp directly on the cardstock. So I decided to use this Merry Christmas sentiment from an older CottageCutz die. It's the Merry Christmas w/Deer Family.

I added the image panel to the card base and that completed my card.

I hope I have given you a bit of inspiration for a way to use this new die. I know it's been a popular one in this release. 
I will be posting a card on Monday using another of the dies from the Part 1 release.

Dies I used to create card:


Jeanne said...

Sweet card Mary! Great use of the snowflake DSP. I really like your combination of the light blue and red.

Pam MacKay said...

Super cute! Love the reindeer and your Merry Christmas banner!

Sukie said...

Adorable card Mary! I love the fun and festive design with the sentiment!

Janja said...

This is just so cute, Mary!