Sunday, November 18, 2012

Oh Deer!

It's time for another fun challenge at One Stitch at a Time (OSAAT). Our theme is "Use a Digi", how easy is that

My teamie Crafting Vicky chose my image this time (I chose the image for us for OSAAT #138), and it's the funtastic Busted from Stitchy Stamps (image by Graphics Factory):

The card base was cut with Sizzix's Circle Flip-its Movers & Shapers die, but I traced it to make the layers. The pretty DP is from my stash, and I added some plastic holiday lights from Darice.

My favorite part of this card is the least obvious... If you look carefully at the scallops around Santa, you'll see that I backed it so that the holes are filled in black. That is actually black "sparkly fluff" from Our Craft Lounge, to represent coal! 

Santa is actually fussy-cut and glued onto the scalloped circle; I did this so that I could print his bag onto fabric.
The two presents are stamped onto the same fabric and colored with Copics (as is Santa and his friend!)

 For the flipped side, I used two border stamps to make a simple pattern. I cut a hole in a sheet of paper with a coordinating die so that I could mask the scalloped background and stamp the design directly on it. The words read, "Oh Deer" which I thought worked well with the funny theme.

I'm entering this into the following challenges:

Christmas Cards All Year 'Round November Challenge: Shaped or Fancy Folds
Crafty Bloggers Network: Christmas Anything Goes
Little Claire's #27: Christmas
Paper Creator's Crafts: Christmas 
Southern Girls: Christmas projects
Tammy's Scrapin Corner: Anything Goes
Tandastamps: Christmas
The Pink Elephant Monday Card Challenge: Punches/Dies
Whimsy Inspiration #53: Traditional Christmas colors 
Hope you'll join the "Use a Digi" challenge at One Stitch at a Time this week (and be sure to check out my teamies' fabulous projects). For entries using a StitchyBear Store product (be sure to add a # after your name when entering), the prize is a Gift Certificate to Crafts from Joanna Sheen. You're welcome to enter the challenge using different products, but instead you'll be entered into the draw to win a $3 coupon to StitchyBear Digi Stamps. Can't wait to see what you create! 
Thank you for visiting & I truly appreciate your comments,


  1. This is soooooo beautiful! just love the bright colors you have used and I can't seem for the life of me do this type of fold. Really impressed with yours!

  2. This is gorgeous,lovely image and colours.Thanks for shaing with us at Crafty Bloggers

    CBN DT

  3. I agree with Vicky, I love your colors and that fold never works for me. I must be missing something.


    CraftyGirl Your Sister OSAAT DT

  4. Thanks for joining is at Paper Creator's Crafts.

  5. Love this CG! I like your 'coal effect' idea too! Judy x

  6. ooooh gorgeous card love the image and the papers are super. Hugs x Trisha Dt buddy.

  7. OMG, that's too funny! Love your LO too! Great job!]

  8. hehe, what a fun card :)
    thanks for entering our Tradition Christmas Colours challenge at Whimsy Stamps Challenge :)

  9. Lovely Christmas card! Thanks for joining in our Christmas challenge this month over at Little Claire, hugs Heidi (DT)

  10. Great card, thanks for playing along at Paper Creator, good luck, Colette xx

  11. Clever card with the smashing opening that flips. Love those lights, want some they are gorgeous!

    I'm sorry I haven't been able to pop along to your blog for the last few weeks, life has been too blooming hectic lately and has got in the way of crafting and computer time.

    Love Mandy xxx

  12. A beautiful card, thanks for joining us at Little Claire Designs.

    Donna x


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