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Sunday, December 27, 2015

Quick and easy Christmas cards with die cut reindeer

I hope you've had a wonderful Christmas. I did and Santa was very kind to me. Tomorrow it's back to work, 3 days, then a break for New Year.

I wanted to show you two of my quick and easy Christmas cards, involving stamping, heat embossing and die cutting. For both cards I used a stamp from Tim Holtz and gold embossing powder.

Card #1:
Negative die cut.
I used brown cardstock, I cut out a reindeer, added foam for dimension and added my embossed paper. Only embellishment used was string.
This card is for Less Is More Homespun

Card #2:
Inlaid die cut
For this card I used the cut from card #1 and embossed the brown panel. I also added string with two gold bells from Marianne and a sentiment sticker saying Happy Chsristmas in Norwegian.
The embossed panel was raised on foam.
This card is for Twofers #10 Holiday


Viv's Visuals said...

Two fab cards Pia! hope you had a lovely Christmas. x

KraftyKoolKat said...

Two fantastic creations Pia.

Maaike Uijthoven said...

i like them both but the first a bit more!

scrAPpamondo said...

I'm only so sorry that Santa don't has brought you the reindeers with sleighs in my mail...! :(( I hope that they aren't lost in the skies of Europe.
Beautiful works with this stamp, you have made two briliant CAS, love expecially the first one, there is a great use of the negative and the embossing looks gorgous!
Hugs, my friend

Chrissy said...

Two gorgeous cards Pia..superb.


sandie said...

I adore that second card, the embossing looks amazing. Don't work too hard xx

Laine said...

Fabulous variations Pia. So glad you had a good Christmas!

Lau W said...

Oh very nice cards Pia, love them !!!

cotnob said...

Gorgeous cards Pia, such a fabulous reindeer.
I hope you had a lovely Christmas.

crafty-stamper said...

Hope you has an enjoyable Christmas and best wishes for the New Year and thank you for the comments left on my blog through the year-both great CAS cards and love the reindeer die
Carol x

Donna said...

What a great way to make use of your papers and get two fabulous masculine cards! Glad you had a good Christmas!

Christi Conley said...

I adore both of these cards! Thank you so much for your continued support of our little Twofers Challenge ~ we truly appreciate it! Hugs! Christi

Kim Heggins said...

Two fabulous and beautiful cards that beautiful deer!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

A great combination of twofers ther, Pia, well done.. And every blessing of theLord for 2016. Shaz in Oz.x

KT Fit Kitty said...

These may be quick and easy but they are also beautiful! I like the deer-head die-cut and the beautiful embossing! Sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas!

Imke said...

Both cards are great, Pia but i LOVE the first one. Totally CAS and just beautiful. Love that Die - i have to check it out.

meg said...

Beautiful cards Pia love the embossed stamping

Asha said...

These are lovely, Pia. hope you had a fun Christmas. Wishing you an amazing 2016.
x Asha

Paper Profusion said...

Stunning cards Pia using a really striking die. Happy new year to you, Nicola x

Pat K said...

Two lovely cas creations Pia. Great to hear Santa was good to you. hugs, Pat K xx

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful cards and colours are just amazing, as always, you never fail to deliver the best. Happy New Year to you and thanks for being one of the best buddies in the crafting world...though miles apart I feel like I know

Mandy LaCroix said...

LOVE your CAS design and how you made two cards with the one die cut! Brilliant! Also, the Fair Isle pattern with that steer image is a perfect combination. :)

Anne said...

Two fab cards Pia. Great use of the positive and the negative and your jumper pattern is perfect for our theme this week!
Thank you for joining our last challenge of the year and wishing you a very happy new year.
"Less is More"

Neets B said...

What beautiful cards. The reindeer die is stunning and it works well used in both these ways. I love the nordic stamp, and I must add one to my stash. I think Card #1 is my favourite here, just love its CAS nature.
Thanks for sharing with us.
Anita x
Less is More

Loz said...

These are fabulous Pia..
.Sorry I have not visited your blog for a week. I have been sick and have stayed in bed...Loz

Jane Willis said...

Gorgeous cards Pia, and I love the fact you got double value from the die by using the positive and negative. Thanks for joining us again at twofers

Michelle said...

Beautiful work Pia - these cards look both stunning and elegant - Happy New Year to you - Michelle x

Mimi said...

So funny how the cards are so similar and yet two totally different cards with two very different "feels." It's cards like these that cause me to suggest to you: make more!-- you can add almost any sentiment, and it would be so fun to see all the different outcomes!
Glad you had a great xmas, and looking forward to all of your crafts in 2016!

Zoe Sanderson said...

I am so sorry to be late commenting Pia, I have broadband problems. Love your cards, both of them, are classics. Thank you for sharing with us at Twofers XOXO Zoe

Sazzle Dazzle said...

WOW! Absolutely fabulous!
Great takes on our homespun themes and such striking cards.
Thanks so much for playing along and a Happy New Year to you.
Less is More

Chrissie said...

I'm sorry that I'm so late in commenting but having various visitors over the holiday period made me rather behind!
These are two fabulous takes on our homespun challenge! Love that silhouette.
Thanks so much
"Less is more"