Isn't this little reindeer adorable?! He is peeking…
….through the window….
…of this house. Maybe he is checking up on Santa?
He is so cute he deserves a close up! This image is from the Seasonal Chums stamp set and is cut out with the Seasonal Tags Framelits Dies. Scroll down for a photo tutorial on how to cut the window and for the dimensions of this card.
These are ALL the awesome dies that come in the Seasonal Tags Framelits Dies. I've stamped the main images from the Seasonal Chums stamp set – but look at all of the cute bonus dies that you get! Did you notice on the card the little tree on the table? This is where the Christmas tree die came from. One of the great features of this stamp set is that you get the front and back of the image which is what makes this card so darn cute!!
This is the same stamp set and dies that I used to make yesterday's "cat in a pumpkin" project. Love this set!!
This is a card within a card layout. Again, dimensions are below. Basically it is a full size card with a slightly smaller card flipped so the fold is on the right and adhered to the main card. I was inspired by Simone Bartrum's Ready For Christmas card that she shared at the Share Fare on the Thailand Incentive trip. You can see her card here.
So you have the front of the card,
which you open to see this scene (the staircase and table dies are from the Christmas Staircase Thinlits Dies),
which you open to see the greeting (the greeting stamp is from the Ready For Christmas set that is bundled with the Christmas Staircase Thinlits).
If you wanted to simplify the card, you could skip the inner card layer and just have the greeting peeking through the window – still super cute! The pine boughs across the top of the window frame are also dies from the Christmas Staircase Thinlits.
And, of course, you would still have this little cutie on the inside! The reindeer was stamped on Shimmery White card stock in Archival Basic Black ink and watercolored with the Aqua Painter and various ink refills. See the supply list below for the exact colors that I used.
To cut the opening for the window follow these steps. Cut out the window frame from the Hearth and Home Thinlits (I cut two, one for the outside, and one for the inside both in Early Espresso). Center the window on the card front and trace around the inner frame…
…like this. You don't need to trace the cross pieces.
From the Layering Squares Framelits dies find the square that is just slightly larger then the lines you drew.
Send it through the Big Shot. As you can see it cut out most of the window opening, but not all.
Repeat the process, to cut out the remaining portion.
Now you have a perfect opening! I adhered a piece of window sheet to the underside of the window frame.
Crumb Cake 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
Whisper White 5 1/4" x 8"
Early Espresso 2 @ 3" x 3 3/4" (window frame), 2" x 2" (table).
Christmas Quilt Designer Series Paper (red gingham pattern) 4" x 5 1/4"
Wood Textures Designer Series Paper 3 1/4" x 4" (staircase) and 1" x 4" (floor).
Garden Green 1 1/4" x 1 1/2" (Christmas Tree) and scraps (pine boughs over the window)
Gold Glimmer paper 1 1/4" x 1 1/2" cut down to go behind the Christmas tree.
Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper 4 1/4" x 1 1/4" (snow on the card front)
Shimmery White card stock 2" x 4 1/2" (for the reindeer)
Window Sheet 2 1/4" x 3"
Thank you SO much for stopping by today! Happy paper crafting!!
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