Sunday, December 27, 2015

Just Believe

Hey there... sorry it's been a little while.. seems like my life is full as I am sure your's is as well with the Holidays. I just wanted to share the cards I made for my co-workers. I made 30 of them and it was so much fun. If you are a crafter I don't need to tell you my reasoning for not throwing anything away. ( I can see all your heads nodding ) LOL. I have had these lids in my stash for a long time.. I always told my self I would make ornament for my tree with them. Well that didn't happen. Then here comes Christmas and what do you get for #30 co-workers without breaking the bank. Well I wanted to get them all the same thing.. but what would that be for different genders and some with kids.. some without..some married some single... then I started thinking and ideas started popping into my head... With the help of my hubby.. this is what transpired. 

Cards with matching ornaments. My hubby drilled the holes and painted them all white. While those were drying I was in my craft room.... for days... lol. I cut my card pannel 5x4 got out my MISTI and used all my Tim Holtz brown inks that I had on my wood grain background stamp which was perfect because it covered the whole card. then I die cut the reindeer out of craft card stock 3 for each card. Some I sprayed with sticky adhesive others I backed with double sided tape. Then I did about 5 cards at a time and die cut the dear out of the card. because I wanted the same dear to go back in the same panel it had been cut out of. 


I then used a very bright red embossing ink and did the nose and the sentiment. 

The ornament dears are stacked 3 high and the believe and the nose was cut out of glitter paper and glued on  and then the sparkly silver string was strung through and tied in a knot.  

I found at my local 99 cent store red and white polkadot party bags which came with silver twist ties. I bought white tissue paper and wrapped each ornament up along with the card, which the inside said "Merry Christmas My Friend" it was so much fun. My hubby and I make a excellent team. BTW we got married on New Years Day! Which he is taking me away for 2 days. YIPPY SKIPPY! 

I haven't been able to do a challenge in a while so I want to link up to FUSION
And I also want to link up to AS YOU SEE IT
And last but not least Less is More

I hope you enJOYed!


  1. LesLee how clever and fun - love your Rudolph hidden in plain sight!
    Thank you for joining our last challenge of the year and wishing you a very happy new year.
    "Less is More"

  2. What a lovely little set, Leslee. Great for both genders and all ages. A really great design, I'm sure your co-workers were thrilled with these.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More

  3. A camouflaged reindeer! I love how the nose pops! Merry Christmas and thanks for playing along with As You See It Challenges!

  4. Fantastic and striking work Leslee. Love all those cute rudolphs.
    Thanks so much for playing along and a Happy New Year to you.
    Less is More

  5. Love the tag and card! It took me a minute to see the red dot was a nose on the deer!

  6. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at AYSI, good luck!!! Amy DT

  7. I'm sorry that I'm so late in commenting but having various visitors over the holiday period made me rather behind!
    This is really cute Leslee
    Thanks so much
    "Less is more"

  8. Adorable! I love that you really have to look to see the deer mount! Thanks for joining us at As You See It!

  9. Love the red reindeer nose ... so very glad you joined us at Fusion Card Challenge.

  10. This is neat and clever! Love the deer in the woodgrain with "believe" for the sentiment. His nose really pops making you look twice!