A Clean and Simple Christmas Reindeer For CCS 527

by Joanne James5. December 2023 13:00

It's Tuesday and time for a new challenge over at CAS Colours & Sketches. It's the final month of the year and our final challenge of 2023 so we are rounding off with a festive challenge: 


For my card today I chose to re-use sketch 505 from earlier in the year, which just so happens to be the one I designed when I was hosting back in February. If you would like a reminder of the original non-seasonal card I made using this sketch, you can see it here. For today's card I decided to pair a current sentiment, from the 'Joy Of Noel' stamp set with some long retired, much hoarded paper called 'Home For Christmas' for a festive card featuring Rudolf the red-nosed reindeer - take a look:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

I have a couple of packs still of this retired paper, which is full of cutesy, vintage-style festive designs. I just love the sheet featuring reindeers and if you do a search of my blog you will see that I've made cards previously featuring them too. They are perfect for fussy-cutting; I paired mine with a border of festive red stripes from the same pack and popped him up on dimensionals for a little extra lift:


I stamped the sentiment on the front of the card twice: once in black onto my card base before I added my striped strip, then again in Real Red on some scrap cardstock and fussy cut the word 'spirits' so that I could overlay it onto the stripes. I also added another sentiment from the co-ordinating 'Christmas Classics' set inside my card and mirrored the design on the inside, adding one of Rudolf's friends peeking in at the edge - such a great way to use those partial images from the edge of a sheet of designer paper:

And that's all there is to it! I'm also linking today's card up over at The Alphabet Challenge Blog where they are celebrating 'R is for Reindeer' and with the Christmas theme over at CAS on Sunday

Enjoy your day and I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


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