Sunday, December 21, 2008

Reindeer Card Holder

I know it has been a while since I posted. I had to put my Mom in the hospital again with dehydration and pneumonia and blood counts out of site. 2 days ago she had blood transfusions cause her hemoglobin was to low. She seems to be doing better so that is a good sign. She has had many test and most have come back good no cancer so that was a joy to hear. Waiting for results on a few more test yet.
Ok so on with the project. I have had these done for about a week now but didn't post them cause I wanted my Stocking Swap Partner to have to guess who I was. Must not of been real hard cause she guessed me right away. LOL We was to make 3-3D items and 3 cards and then add things from her wish list she had. Karen was easy as she loves embellishments so I got her a bunch of embellishments. And she collects Barbie Dolls so I got her a Barbie Doll for her collection. Her brother used to get her one every year for Christmas but sadly he had passed away, so I figured I would help out her brother this year and get her a Barbie.
Today's project is a Card Holder and it holds our A2 sized cards ( 4 1/4 x 5 1/2). And they are so easy to do. I think you could fit a good 8 to 10 cards with envelopes in this little box. Make a nice gift for anyone.
Supplies used for the box:
Pale Plum for main box
Acetate for lid
Snowfall Stamp set
Staz-on White Ink Pad
Red Liner Tape
Here is Tracy's Video Tutorial on the Box. She gives you all the measurements and shows you how to make it in this video.
Now I added instead of the ribbon and band a Punched Reindeer. For him you will need the following:
Wide Oval Punch
Large and Small Oval Punch
Small Swirl Punch
Word Punch
1/2" Circle Punch for Nose
Close to Cocoa and Craft Card Stock
Black and White Card Stock
White Gel Pen
Black Marker
Scrap of designer paper for the Music Book he is holding.
Antlers are done in the craft card stock, you need 4 small swirls.
Head is done with the wide oval punch done in close to cocoa. The mouth is done in black with the small oval punch. Glue on and add a black line that will go up to his nose.
Nose is a 1/2" round punch and add a little mark on his nose with the white gel pen. Attach to head. Attach Antlers to head.
Body is done with the large oval punch in close to cocoa and the small oval punch with the white for his belly. Attach to head.
Punch 2 word punches in close to cocoa for his arms and add to reindeer body, fold over for his hooves.
Make a Music Book for this I just winged it as I had no pattern. Put a pop dot under the book and attach the hooves to the book.
The bottom part is a scrap piece of Pale Plum and the work Fa La La is a sizzix die. Punch out word and glue to the scrap piece of Pale Plum. Get some good adhesive for holding glitter and add to the the saying. Attach to the bottom of the reindeer.
Tie a ribbon around his neck for a bow tie.
Glue Reindeer to box using glue dots.
Such an easy and fun project to do. I will be making more of these.
Angel hugs


Krafting Karen said...

I just loved this box!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks again for making it for me. Also for posting the link on your blog so I can make more:)

It was so thoughtful of you to get me the Barbie doll Debby! You have a big heart!

Hope mom gets better soon.

Wanda in NC said...

Love the reindeer box Debby - I'll take one too! (LOL) Thanks for sharing the blog; I'll have to save this one. I just don't have that die for the antlers. have a Merry Christmas this week!

Diane said...

Oh Debby that is sooooo cute!!!!
I'm glad you had good results on your mom's tests! I'll keep her in my prayers for the other tests to come back good too!
Merry Christmas to you and your family!!!!