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Reindeer Decor & Joyful Card with Spellbinders & Xyron

Welcome to the Spellbinders  Partner Holiday blog hop Day 3!  You’ll find all of the Day 3 projects here.  Also, don’t miss the Xyron 30 Days of Holiday Projects each day on the Xyron Facebook page!

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I rarely use my name around the holidays.  I don’t know why because I could just “Joy” everything for like a month or two.  This year I feel differently.  I’m going to joy it up.  I’m even going to make myself a “Joy” t-shirt.  You know, in case I forget my name.  LOL!  Which leads me to tell you that earlier this week I gave myself a concussion, for real.  Friends, do not, no matter how much you want that box waaaay up on the shelf, do not swat at it with a yard stick until it falls.  You might catch it but if you don’t, it could whack you right in the forehead.  I should know.  #ShortPeopleProblems #CraftTestHelmet

Here’s a craft that won’t kill you.

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I painted a wooden reindeer with this awesome FolkArt Gold paint. I love this paint so much that I even Instagrammed about it…just sayin’…obsession.  I also did something I try never to do, fussy cutting.  Yep.  I traced the deer and cut it out…by hand. Whaaaat?!  True story.

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Next, I ran the deer though the Xyron 9″ Creative Station.  Look how much you can fit in there!  I’m so glad I have this large Xyron machine.  It made sticking this paper onto the deer super easy.  I dig super easy.

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Speaking of super easy…because I was nursing a concussion I didn’t have a lot of time to make a card but I wanted to share these beautiful Spellbinders dies with you.  So, I did something simple.  I know you’re probably pressed for time during the holiday’s so try this.  I folded a piece of red cardstock in half.  I put the largest square”ish” die from the Spellbinders Shapeablilities (S5-224) Victorian Medallion Three set where it was just hanging over the folded part, so it wouldn’t cut the edge.  Next, I ran it through my Cut ‘n’ Boss machine and ta da!  I had a card.  Easy as store bought pie.  Then I cut out one of the large dies using white cardstock.  Next, I cut out 4 pieces of white cardstock using the smaller (gorgeous) die.  Finally, I cut out a piece of “Joy” paper from the Simple Stories Cozy Christmas and rounded the edges.  I stuck everything down using the Xyron Mega Runner and some liquid glue.

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I also cut out an extra large square shape in red to go over the folded part of the card.  Why?  Because the folded part isn’t the exact size of the large white detailed piece.  Now, no one will know.  Ah ha!  I added red rhinestones to the corners of the card and Stickles to the smaller squares.  Really, really simple.

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I used the lovely Spellbinders Shapeablilties S5-226 Victorian Tassels set to decorate the reindeer.  Without the addition of those pretty pieces, the deer wouldn’t be as festive.  He’s very handsome and ready to party now though!

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Happy Holiday Crafting!

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  1. Beautiful Love the layering and love the choice of colors. the card is Stunning. thanks for sharing

  2. Really beautiful card and a great deer you´ve made here. I must admit, I really love the deer, but also the card looks great and beautiful, and I think, we can all use some easy projects now for the last cards here, so this is just perfect, and still looks awesome.

  3. Hi Joy. I love the deer, he looks great now and the Joy card is gorgeous. Take care.

  4. Hi Joy. I love the deer, he looks great now and the Joy card is simply gorgeous. Take care.

  5. I love both of your projects. They are so awesome! Love the lacy look of the card and the embellishments on the deer really add pizaz.

  6. Oh, wow! Amazing project!

  7. TracyM #6773 says:

    OH DEAR – what a painful start to your holiday crafting Joy!!!
    I have to confess that I’m liking what your mishap inspired you to create though. Your dear deer is so pretty, especially with the gold.
    LOVE your BEAUTIFUL card, the shape and lacy layers are DELIGHTFUL!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION and hoping that you have no more high shelf adventures 🙂

  8. I just picked up that same type and color of paint the other day! Actually I got two bottles since I wasn’t sure what I was going to use it on and I wanted to make sure I had enough. I love your deer and your card. I love your name, too. This year I’m making different decorations with the word (name) Joy in them. Your card is exquisite. I love all the intricacy. Your deer and how you decorated him is beautiful. Whoever receives the card will cherish it for years to come. I’m sure your family will cherish the deer, too. Thank you for sharing them.

  9. I have to say I enjoyed reading your post…your poor thing….ouch!!! Your creations are amazing…love the reindeer and the card is gorgeous!!! Now i have to jot down that paint name and just have to have some…thanks for sharing…great inspiration here!!

  10. Heather Thompson says:

    These are just splendid, Great projects. Love it!!! very festive.

  11. I love those Victorian Tassels; I recently purchased them and am always looking for ideas on how to use them. Adorning the deer with them is priceless.

  12. What a wonderful project, thanks for the inspiration!

  13. I LEFT A COMMENT AND NOW I DON ‘T SEE IT; IF THIS IS A DUPLICATE I AM SORRY. I REALLY LOVE THE Victorian Tassels die and recently purchased it. Always looking for ideas for it. Adorning the reindeer is a great idea.

  14. Christine Kosmak says:

    I absolutely love your deer, its a heck of a lot nicer than a lot of store bought ones!! Also your card is gorgeous!! Sometimes things happen for a reason, so maybe you were supposed to make this card!! Thanks for sharing!!!

  15. Holy Smokes! You had better be careful! I am glad you are Joying it up! I must tell you that JOY is my most favorite word in the whole wide world! I even have a big painted JOY sign (it’s in Christmas colors) BUT I leave it up all year round just as a reminder, it’s right outside my craft room door! So with my blessing, JOY it all up and toss some glitter on it too! lol Now to your projects, YOWZA, they are glorious! Love the reindeer and that die is fantastic. I hope you frame your Oh Joy Card and leave it out in plain sight, it’s a really beautiful creation!!! Thanks so much for sharing. Take care of that noggin’ of yours! 😉

  16. Love your projects.

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  17. Wendy Bradford says:

    Great projects thanks for sharing. xxx

  18. Renee collier says:

    Such stunning layers to this card. Beautiful. And the reindeer is such fun!

  19. Two awesome projects! The is done beautifully. The reindeer is so festive.

  20. I’m in love with the new Victorian dies and with what you have done with them!

  21. Lovely projects Joy! TFS!

  22. Love your projects!! Super cute deer!

  23. Hope you are feeling better. It’s amazing some of the “dumb” things we do – but who would think it would fall and hurt you.
    Love the deer. thanks for the directions on making him.
    and thanks for sharing.

  24. These both are adorable! I love the idea of altering the wooden reindeer. There is so much potential for these plain items for me now! I really like how you layered the die cuts on the card too!

  25. Very pretty projects and I love simple, that Victorian Medallion Three Die Template is very stunning.

  26. Beautiful projects. Love the deer with the touch of embellishments.

  27. Beautiful home decor items. Thank you for sharing the tutorial. Love that gold paint.

  28. Hope your head heals quickly and your Christmas JOY is abundant — thanks for sharing your sweet deer project (LOVE this!) and your elegant card — just my kind of Christmas card — simple, but oh-so-elegant too!!!

  29. Wow I hope you are recouping quickly- sounds like a crazy thing I would do. Thanks for taking the time to share this beauty with us and inspire.

  30. barb macaskill says:

    So sorry to hear about your concussion! I can honestly relate to the short problem!! I am vertically challenged also and have done the same thing many times!! One day at work (for a doctor), I was opening a door that was ajar so I could walk through it and it got caught on my foot. My brain did not register that the door wasn’t open and I smashed my head into it HARD! I thought to myself that something was wrong and DID IT AGAIN! Finally my brain caught up with reality and realized that I couldn’t go through the door. I actually knocked myself unconscious and my boss called an ambulance because my head was so swollen!
    One of the other employees told me that she wouldn’t have believed it if she hadn’t seen it for herself. They still talk about it 13 years later! LOL
    LOVELOVELOVE your card and the deer is amazing!! Would love to know where you got the wooden deer!!! The card is so pretty! LOVE the layering and how easy it is to make!!!
    Go get some ice and a warm cup of coffee and rest up!! TFS!

  31. Jacqueline Tan says:

    I love the card and oh, the deer is adorable! You really did a fantastic job with those dies. I am known to skip the stepping stool too — but no whacking for me! I use the stick to gently ‘poke and prod’ stuff from the top of the shelf. And if my son is close by, it’s his job to catch the falling stuff while I jump out of the way. lol. I do hope your head is feeling better.

  32. Melanie Kuzik says:

    What great ideas TFS

  33. Great projects….amazing!

  34. Super projects. I especially like the deer.

  35. Sandy L Lane says:

    beautiful card & deer

  36. Iris Soscia says:

    Amazing and beautiful projects. Love the reindeer.
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  37. Brenda Meade Adams says:

    love the projects…very nice

  38. Jan Castle says:

    Yes, Yes, Yes….use your name!!!! Your card is a delight and so pretty!

  39. Your projects are fantastic. I love that deer.

  40. Beautiful projects and beautiful dies!

  41. Kathy Burgess says:

    Love both your projects but especially the beautiful card!! Thx for sharing your creativity.

  42. Jayne krause says:

    wow, amazing what you did with a concussion. Hope you are okay. Thanks for giving such detailed instructions. Take care

  43. These projects are beautiful. There so festive and would add a special something to anyones holiday decor. Thank you for sharing.

  44. Ruby marchand says:

    The card and reindeer are gorgeous. Love them both . Thanks for the inspiration. I need to get some projects done now that I have so many ideas.

  45. Denise Durgin says:

    Simple, maybe, but definitely exquisite! What a gorgeous card!

  46. Eileen Lucas says:

    Your card is beautiful, added benefit that it was easy, I love easy. Your deer was lovely too, and I agree that the added pieces really made her pretty.

  47. Judy Hall says:

    Beautiful projects. I love lacy cards, this is especially lovely.

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