Quick & Easy Reindeer Tags for All

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It’s the end of November.  Christmas is coming.  Are you ready to shop till you drop, wrap a million presents, cook and clean for weeks on end, and then veg out for a few days after the rush?  I am certainly NOT looking forward to ALL that work!  Whew.  This year we are keeping it simple.  Quiet time with family, no mad dash shopping, and cooking a few manageable meals that will provide leftovers for days. We are lucky to be able to have down time this Holiday and not feel the rush.

So for those of you hosting Thanksgiving, Christmas and more, I have an adorable quick and easy craft to make your Holiday handmade without the hassle.  These cuties can be made within a few minutes, and you can quickly assembly line a bunch of them for all of your needs.

In addition to making adorable tags, these Reindeer can be added to just about anything to decorate it up.  I call this #partystyling- making everything look like amazing party decor.  I’ll even give you a list of all the ways you can use these Reindeer Tags:

  • place cards
  • on paper napkin rings
  • water bottle labels
  • tags around the neck of bottles of wine
  • add them to neighbor gifts
  • treat bag toppers (cookies, candy, pretzels, reindeer food- oatmeal bags)
  • hot chocolate stirrer toppers
  • ornaments for all the kids to add to the tree in their favorite color
  • & so many more

Now that I have your creative juices flowing, I will show you how simple these guys are to make and give you a quick supply list.  You’re going to be blown away.  Enjoy!

Stampin’ Up! Supplies:

  • Whisper White scrap paper
  • Early Espresso card stock
  • Crumb Cake ink & cardstock
  • Real Red ink
  • Holiday Greeting Stamp of your choice
  • 1/2″ circle punch
  • 1 3/4″ circle punch
  • 2″ circle punch
  • Tree builder punch
  • Red Pompom trim
  • Gold cording
  • 1/16″ handheld punch
  • Project Life journaling pen
  • Dimensionals
  • Tombow liquid glue


  1. Punch 2″ Circle from Crumb Cake cardstock.  Sponge edges with Crumb Cake ink.
  2. Punch two tree branches from builder punch in Early Espresso card stock.  Cut off half of tree trunk, leaving the branches.
  3. Punch two 1/2″ white circles from scrap paper.  Draw two ovals for the eyes with Project Life Journaling pens.
  4. Cut off one red Pompom from the pompom trim.  Adhere to the bottom center of the 2″ crumb cake circle with liquid glue.
  5. Adhere the eyes above the pompom nose with liquid glue.
  6. Punch 1/16″ circle at top for gold cording. Tie gold cording through the hole.
  7. Cut a dimensional into a third and adhere to the back of each tree punch. Adhere above the eyes, with the branches pointing slightly outwards.
  8. Stamp another scrap of white card stock with your greeting or To/From tag, punch with 1 3/4″ circle,  and adhere to back of tag with liquid glue.
  9. Give, Gift, & Enjoy!


Today there is also an ongoing online Stamp Sale.  Framelits, Dies, stamps, markers and buttons are on sale, so head over to the Shop and check it out & get them while they last.


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Penguin Party with Oval Framelits



How ADORABLE are these penguins?  I was asked to help make decorations for a wintery baby shower and penguins became the theme.  I Pintereste’d some ideas and found that the Oval Framelits would be a good size to make large penguins to add to a banner and as table decorations. These cute little guys stand at a whopping 5 1/2″ inches tall.

Are you ready to make these cuties?!? Grab your Big Shot and Oval framelits and let’s get started.  For each penguin, you will need one half sheet of Black card stock and one half sheet of White card stock.  You will also need Coastal Cabana, Real Red, and Pumpkin Pie scraps for the nose, feet, and penguin scarves.

Stampin’ Up! Supplies:

  • Oval Framelits
  • Big Shot
  • Curly Label Punch
  • Basic Black card stock
  • Whisper White card stock
  • Coastal Cabana card stock
  • Real Red card stock
  • Pumpkin Pie card stock
  • Googlie eyes
  • Solo cup to trace the head shape

Below I have created a graphic to show you which Ovals you will need to create the penguins.  I have also numbered them from outside (1) to the innermost, smallest oval (7).  The penguin body is the third larges, his belly is the 4th largest and the face also uses framelit 4, cut to fit the circular head.  The wing is made from framelit number 7, cut down the middle vertically.

While you are at it, you will need to cut out 2 curly labels, one for the feet (cut it in half and you have both feet) and one for the nose.  To make the nose, cut from the pointy center point to the other pointy center point (the one straight across) in an arc, to form an rounded nose (See diagram below).

Body: Adhere White Oval size 4 to the body, Black Oval size 3. Adhere feet to back of penguin.

Face: To form the face, trace the bottom of a Solo cup onto Black card stock and cut out by hand.  Slim down the white oval for face and adhere.  Use liquid glue to adhere the googlie eye to your penguin. Attach nose behind penguin’s face.  Adhere face to body, slightly overlapping.

Scarf: To make the scarf cut a 1/2″ by 8 1/2″ strip. Break down the fibers by rolling the strip against a bone folder.  Wrap the scarf around the neck and fold one side forward.  Adhere on front and back and cut fringe on each end of the scarf.

Wing: Lastly, adhere the half Black Oval size 7 to the body with the straight edge facing outward (away from face), tucking it slightly under the wing.


penguin PicMonkey Collage
Here are the sweet penguin babies on the adorable banner made with Oval Framelits and the retired sweater trim, as well as snowflakes.

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All Is Calm Rosette Tree

All Is Calm tree by April Waltrip at Stampin Fool


Do you love the All is Calm Designer Series Paper? I do!  I love the Lost Lagoon, Soft Sky and Pear Pizzaz combination.  They are subtle, yet shiny and quite calming.  I knew I wanted to use the patterned paper in a way that it could be displayed so that I could look at it all the time and truly enjoy it.  I have seen many paper Christmas trees on Pinterest and decided that I would give it a whirl.

unnamed-12The tree is made from eleven rosettes that vary in width, which give the ones on the bottom a larger base and the ones at the top a smaller size.  I used this photo as the template for sizing my rosettes.  If you click on the photo it will take you to the Pinterest pin that I used as it is not my own idea!

Directions for creating rosettes:

1. Trim 12 x 12 All is Calm DSP in strips at the below widths.  You will need 2 strips for each rosette.  Yes, cut 22 strips.

2.  Score each strip in 1/2″ intervals- all 22 strips.

3.  Make each 12″ strip longer by glueing its counterpart overlapping the very last mountain and valley fold and glueing with liquid glue.

4.  Adhere the end to end making the rosette a circle and use the hot glue gun to glue a 1″ circle over the middle to hold the rosette together.

5. After you have done this for all 11 rosettes, layer them with hot glue, gluing the middle 1″ circles to each other to hold it together.

6. Decorate as desired.

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