Monday, September 8, 2014

Deconstructed Rudolph {Waffle Flower Crafts}

 Hello friends,

My name is Katie, and I am a Christmas card addict.  I picked up card-making in 2006 with the sole purpose of crafting handmade Christmas cards and birthday party invitations.   I have probably crafted hundreds, if not close to a thousand, Christmas cards over the years, and I am always trying to think up ideas that are simple, easy to mass produce, but still pack a visual punch.

One of the trends that I love in Christmas cards (and anytime, really) are the deer antlers in paper crafting.  I call it "Taxidermy Chic."  Not actually having any deer antler type stamps lying about, I was looking at Waffle Flower Crafts' Loved Stamp Set and the laurels struck me as something that could stand in for antlers and help me create a Deconstructed Rudolph.  After all, he is the MOST famous reinDEER of all. :)

I stamped and heat embossed the Laurels and the Merry Christmas sentiment from A Homemade Christmas Stamp Set with white embossing powder on a panel of brown card stock.  Next I added a circle that I punched from a scrap of red card stock. 

To add a bit more interest to this simple card, I die cut the bottom edge of the brown panel with the stitched pinking edge from Pretty Pink Posh.  Finally, I adhered the completed panel to a kraft card base.  Super simple, but cute, and completely flat for mailing! 

Well that's all for me today!  Thank you SO MUCH for stopping by!  

Take care, 


  1. Oh, this is just adorable!!! I have to get on the ball and start my Christmas cards. I hope I can find something similar in my stash! Thanks so much for the great idea!

  2. This card is absolutely adorable! Love the way you made the deer, so creative!

  3. This is so creative, Katie! I love how clean and simple this design is and it definitely has an element of fun!! May

  4. This is so fun! You are so clever, I love your Rudolph. Thank you.

  5. This is complete genius! The laurels work perfectly and I love the added detail of the pinking :)

  6. so cute! just added you to my reader;) great blog!


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