Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Christmas Card Throwdown: Snowman & Deer

This week's challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown is Snowman & Deer. I didn't plan to play along (although I do love snowmen and deer on Christmas cards ) - I just had a lot of other cards that needing making.  I also had gone to IKEA for the first time in a year or so and came home with a few new storage items and I had stash just begging to be organized. I was moving some dies into a different place and saw this Sizzix/Tim Holtz Tiny Snowglobes that had a snowman and a deer.  I would have gone right by it but this challenge stuck in my head and the dies just had to come out and play. 

52 Christmas Card Throwdown: Snowman & Deer

I had the sentiment stamped and most of the little dies cut when I really wanted to switch directions.  I might be the only Christmas cardmaker who actually doesn't like the classic red and green color combination like I used on this card. I like bright greens and coral pinks and aquas. But stamping that sentiment in dark green about did me in. There were multiple sections that just wouldn't stamp - in fact, I finally gave up and filled in the white gaps with a coordinating Copic marker. After all of that, I decided to stay the course and go with classic colors. And I guess it's not all about me - a large portion of my Christmas card recipients probably expect red and green cards!

Thanks to 52 Christmas Card Throwdown for inspiring to keep these dies out of storage for now and getting them onto a card!


Stamps: Sizzix Festive Sentiments #1

Dies: Sizzix/Tim Holtz Tiny Snowglobes - all except the little stars which are from Stampin' Up Decorated Pine dies

Paper: Photoplay It's a Wonderful Christmas, PTI Pine Feather, Stampin' Up Poppy Parade, Crushed Curry and Soft Suede

Ink: PTI Pine Feather


  1. The extra effort was worth it - it's a beautiful card!

  2. You might not like red and green, but you do it well! This is a wonderful traditional Christmas card!

  3. oh que c'est charmant Kim, ces mini dies sont tellement chou, très jolie scène, merci de jouer avec nous chez 52CCT, biz

  4. Ooh wow what a beautiful Christmas card. Love the idea with tiny little deer and snowman. Great job! Thank you for joining us at 52CCT.

  5. Beautiful, thanks for joining 52 CCT


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