Rockin Retro Reindeer!

Well I have been busy in the old craft room lately on projects that I can’t share yet. I remembered this morning that I have a bunch of Christmas projects that I made last year that never made it to the blog because they were being published in Ready, Set, Create! but I can share them with you now 😉 Here is one of my favorites:

Stamp: All Night Media, Inkadinkado, Die: Ellison/SU!, Paper K&Co, Markers: Bic Mark-its
Stamp: All Night Media, Inkadinkado, Die: Ellison/SU!, Paper K&Co, Markers: Bic Mark-its
This bucket is tiny, it only used a half sheet of paper.
This bucket is tiny, it only used a half sheet of paper.
the card is 6"x6", i stamped the reindeer in a transparency and colored it. I stamped it again on tan card and cut out the body part and glued it on from behind.
the card is 6"x6", i stamped the reindeer in a transparency and colored it. I stamped it again on tan card and cut out the body part and glued it on from behind.

I used a fun Reindeer stamp from All Night Media (I got it on sale for a buck, it’s probably discontinued but who cares? It sure is cute!) and a sentiment stamp from Inkadinkado. I love to put a fun edge on my cards, it takes seconds but makes a big impact! The little bucket is just the right size to fill with goodies for your childs teacher too!

That’s all for today, have a great weekend and till next time happy crafting!

Printable templates and a free SVG!

I have been crafting up a storm (and the disarray in the rest of the house shows it, I had to hunt through 3 baskets of clean laundry to find a pair of socks for my son to wear to school today!) Here is my latest project:

K&Co
Pinwheel Template: Heather Bailey, Paper Pails Template download below, Paper: K&Co
Inque Boutique
I filled an old bottle with marbles to keep the pinwheel standing up. Stamp: Inque Boutique
Best part, it matches my ornaments from the other day!
Best part, it matches my ornaments from the other day!

The pinwheel was made using a template by Heather Baily, you can download it from her blog. I use a half sheet of double sided paper to make it. I took some shortcuts and improvised on mine a bit for example I did not use a ribbon wrapped dowel for the stick, instead I painted a chopstick green and wrapped a wire around it instead of drilling a hole through and I used hot glue to keep it together!

Cute felt pail from Target (dollar spot!)
Cute felt pail from Target (dollar spot!)

I bought this felt pail at Target last year and it is so cute! It is similar to the popular Baskets and Blooms die from Stampin up too. I made a print and cut template inspired by this bucket as well as an SVG version that you can cut with your cricut if you have SCAL software. Here are the ones I cut with my SVG file:  (The tag is not included in the SVG)

If you want to make the bucket out of felt you may want to cut off the fold over flap and butt the sided and bottom together ans whip-stitch it for a country look, if you plan on gluing it I suggest leaving the tabs on and using tacky glue. PS please do not attempt to cut the felt in your Cricut!

my little pretties on my mantle!
my little pretties on my mantle!

Tomorrow I’ll show you how to make quick and easy scrapbook calendard perefect for grandpapents gifts! Until then happy crafting!