Silent Night

Hi everyone! I hope you’re doing something fun this weekend but staying safe and doing the mask and social distancing thing! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! I haven’t had a whole lot of spare time lately and have been wanting to play in The Outlawz Challenges this month. I found a few extra minutes today to create a pretty kraft and gold Christmas card to enter into the Festive Fridays Challenge! Our sponsor this month is Fred She Said and the themes to choose from are Christmas, Flowers, Pets, Birthday or Anything Goes. I’m still in full-on Christmas mode so I chose the Christmas theme!

I created a standard A2 size side-folding card base. I chose a kraft and gold paper pad and pulled out snowflake and plaid papers to create the background. I cut one reindeer from CUTplorations Two Reindeer Dies from a sheet of solid gold paper in the same paper pad and then cut another one from kraft to layer beneath the gold one for a little definition and slight dimension. I stamped the sentiment in brown ink, trimmed it and double-flagged one end. The finishing touch was the addition of a few pink gold-rim flat-back pearls.

I embellished the inside panel with strips of plaid and solid gold papers, stamped the sentiment in brown ink and layered the panel on gold paper.

And one more look… such a pretty but simple design!

Sharing in these additional challenges:
1. 2 Crafty Critter Crazies: #45 – Anything Goes
2. 613 Avenue Create: December Challenge – Anything Goes w/ optional Anything Vintage
3. A Perfect Time To Craft: #12-2020 – Anything Goes
4. ABC Christmas Challenge: Y is for Your Favorite Things and Z is for Zzzzzzz (more favorite things are awesome dies and pretty papers)
5. Alphabet Challenge Blog: S is for Snow Scene
6. Classic Design Challenge: #12 – Anything Goes
7. C.R.A.F.T. Challenge: #581 – Christmas – Last Stretch
8. Crafty Catz: #532 – Anything Goes w/ optional Something New (no twist)
9. Crafty Gals Corner: #214 – ‘Tis the Season
10. Creative Inspirations: Ho! Ho! Ho!
11. Di’s Digi Challenge: It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas
12. Inspirational: #228 – Snow

13. Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenge: December Anything Goes
14. Not Just Cards Challenges: December Anything Goes
15. Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge: #486 – Year End Mega Challenge
16. QKR Stampede: #410 – Anything Goes
17. Scrapping4fun Challenges: #182 – Christmas or Winter
18. The Creative Crafters: #35 – Anything Goes
19. Try it on Tuesday: Christmas Sparkle
20. Tuesday Throwdown: #472 – Anything Goes
21. World Wide Open Design Team Monthly Challenge: #12-2020 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: American Crafts Kraft and Gold 6×6 paper pad, CutCardStock Twine cardstock
Stamps: Hero Arts Color Layering Fawn and Christmas Messages stamp sets
Ink: Memento Espresso Truffle ink
Dies/Punches: CUTplorations Two Reindeer Dies, EK Success 3/4″ square punch (to flag sentiment)
Accessories: Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Bearly Art precision craft glue, MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior, ScraPerfect pink gold rim flat-back pearls

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and will come join us in The Outlawz Challenges! Lots of fun going on! Thanks so much for stopping by – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,

Author: Leslie

I'm definitely what one could consider a crafting junkie! I love making cards, 3-D projects (especially paper shoes, mini albums and gift bags), mixed media projects, altering items, as well as occasional beading and making jewelry! Fortunately, hubby is very supportive! Life is good! :D

16 thoughts on “Silent Night”

  1. “Simply” Beautiful Leslie, I love the gold and the plaid effect, a wonderful reindeer and the great addition of the pearls. I’m here with 3 hats on today so will say – Thank you so much for joining us in our challenge at QKR Stampede this week. Also 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Good Luck in each challenge and I’m looking forward to seeing you again in the next challenges.
    Faith A DT

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  2. Beautiful with all the shimmer and shine! I love the touch of plaid/check that carries through to the inside. Thanks for joining us again at ABC Christmas Challenge!

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  3. Back again – and loving this beautiful card! Your deer is such a pretty focal image and the designer paper is just WOW! Perfectly done. Thank you for playing with us at the Alphabet Challenge and hope you can come back soon. Happy Holidays!

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  4. ThIs is a simple yet a really effective design. I love Kraft and it looks festive and elegant with gold. A beautiful design. Thanks for joining our challenge at Inkspirational.

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  5. Wow, what a stunning card! Loving all the Christmas sparkle with the gold and the deer looks so elegant – gorgeous 😁. Such beautiful cards! Loving your festive panel design with the sparkly stars – gorgeous 😁. Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Try it on Tuesday and Happy Holidays! Hugs, Jo x

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  6. Leslie, Enchanting! Thank you for sharing your shimmering creation with us at Jan’s Digi Blog Challenge. Join us again. Happy Crafting! Happy New Year!
    (Owner & Illustrator of Jan’s Digi Stamp Shop)

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  7. Gorgeous, Leslie! Loving that golden deer. Time for a couple of DT hats -, I’m delighted to see you playing along in our “Anything Goes” challenge at QKR Stampede this fortnight and also at Jan’s Digi Stamps and 2 Crafty Critter Crazies this month. Good luck in each draw. Have a Happy New Year!
    NanaConnie DT

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