Christmas, Rudolph, Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra

Good evening friends, welcome to another new follower who is from Scotland! I hope that you all had a good day. For any who might have been in the USA Midwest blizzard path, I also hope you are tucked warm & snug tonight. Have just been reading about a lot of power outages & it's brrrr when your heat goes kaput. After being inspired by this beautiful card and reading about Miss Mo Googling card folds, I decided I would try the same search. I settled on a Z-fold (nothing fancy like Mo did, but this fold is NEW TO ME!). Didn't get the card photographed until this evening, no natural light, just the overhead kitchen lights. I found some Photo Shop tips at Splitcoast Stampers, so tried to edit the photo a bit. I hope simple editing made a clearer & sharper picture. Here's the card I'm sharing & submitting for Rudolph Day; but now I am puzzled as to what sort of a closure to add to front fold, so the front will stay down flat!

- Cardbase cut from Red Reflections lightweight cardstock

- papers were from The Paper Studio, Old World Paper Pack, 4 1/2x 6 1/2

- Stamp - Deigh Co, 193 - Peekin Reindeer, colored with copics; nose has Stickles Christmas Red, Spica pens for some glitter on the candy cane red stripes, stocking. Polar White Flower Soft & Ultra Glitter (sparkly) on the furry hat

- Image diecut with S/Binders  Labels #15, sponged with DI Milled Lavendar while in die

- EFolders: Front Panel was Crafts Two - Baubles; Inside Panel - Darice Dot Point

- Sentiment: Great Impressions D378, diecut with S/Binder Grommets #3, stamped with Versamark, heat embossed with Ranger Queen's Gold

I also added a design paper panel to the underside of the front fold, embossed with an EF, and hidden by the front fold & image, is a cutout from an upcycled Christmas card. I like this card, and will try this fold again. (along with trying to learn some other new ones!)

Now there is a nifty challenge going on here  (it's called Rudolph Day, and is a great way to get a jump start on next year's Christmas a place to get a look at some wonderful cards by some talented crafters). So if you have time, please surf over to Stamping for Pleasure Rudolph Day
to spend a little time while browsing some really pretty cards.

I've been following another Christmas Challenge over on Facebook, and I think I'll see if I can submit this card...I believe it meets the critera for Craftyhazelnuts Christmas Challenge Extra for I hope you'll take a look at this blog too. Hazel does some awesome cards and has some stunning entries in this challenge. It will be my first time to participate.

As always, thanks for joining me, and have a relaxing evening. Hope to see you again tomorrow with another card for Rudolph Day, if I can get another one finished!


  1. I love your card! Great design and colors!
    Good luck!

  2. Morning Mary . . .well I just ADORE shaped cards and this one is just lovely. Sweet little reindeer and a lovely bit of ribbon. You asked about how to keep the card closed . . . some people make "belly bands" to go round their cards with a strip of matching card or paper (I prefer to call them WRAPS) . . . Google it and see what you come up with.
    Sarn xxx

  3. hi Mary, lovely card, great colours & such a cute image!

    Thanks for visiting & following my blog

    Debs x

  4. Great to see you taking part in my CHNC challenge extra for February - hope this will be the first of many times - and also be aware of my weekly challenge:
    Beautiful card x

  5. Cute card Mary. I have to catch up with my rudolph cards.

  6. This is a cute card, Mary! The editing looks good. I was glad to see that on SCS. It's helped me using Photoshop.

  7. Hi Mary, what an absolutely lovely bright and festive card. Have had a good look around your blog. Lovely cards you have made and have joined as a follower so I can continue to see you lovely creations. Jan (Grot's Craft Room) x

  8. I was thinking that if your Rudolph image was mounted with dimensionals Mary, you could feed your ribbon under it horizontally and tie it in a bow to close your card Mary, but I like Sarn's idea too. Such gorgeous Christmassy colours! Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog today - it made my day!

  9. Lovely bright and sunny card, great image and great shape card. As for the closure, if I am having problem with a card that won't close, I just place it under something heavy for quite a while and it usually does the trick and to be quite honest you have quite a long while to do this lol.

    Kath x

  10. A lovely ones! Loved it! Thanks for joining CHNC extra challenge this month.

  11. Super cute card Mary! I am loving that cute little reindeer, the embossing is fabulous and I love the papers you used. Mary have you ever made a "joy fold" card? This card has a "flip" out feature and to hold it closed you use an embellishment popped up so the "flip" out feature can tuck behind the embellishment. Or you can use a belly band decorated around your card too. If you need to see what I'm talking about with the "joy fold" card, just email me and I will show you one. Hugs!

  12. what a cute reindeer image and so perfect for rudolph day! i like sarn's idea of a belly band and if the sentiment panel were popped on foam tape, the image would tuck in just behind it like brenda said about a joy fold.

  13. What a cute image! Thanks goodness I am making the rounds of everyone at Rudolph Day cuz I was sure I had left you a message but it is not here!

    I don't know how myself but the idea of Brenda's of an embellishment on the other edge and the die cut edge tucks under is probably a good one. If you use a belly band you will obscure your adorable image!

  14. Was going to suggest Sarn's idea but ho about a button with a piece of cord for the closure. Hugs Mrs A. p.s. would probably work with a brad too.

  15. Mary I adore this card!! You have inspired me to try some new folds too.
    Thanks and Hugs