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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!

Reindeer Decor & Joyful Card with Spellbinders & Xyron #Christmas #Spellbinders #Xyron #CutNBoss #Reindeer #crafts #homedecor

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.

Reindeer Decor & Joyful Card with Spellbinders & Xyron #Christmas #Spellbinders #Xyron #CutNBoss #Reindeer #crafts #homedecor

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.

Reindeer Decor & Joyful Card with Spellbinders & Xyron #Christmas #Spellbinders #Xyron #CutNBoss #Reindeer #crafts #homedecor

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.

Reindeer Decor & Joyful Card with Spellbinders & Xyron #Christmas #Spellbinders #Xyron #CutNBoss #Reindeer #crafts #homedecor

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.

Reindeer Decor & Joyful Card with Spellbinders & Xyron #Christmas #Spellbinders #Xyron #CutNBoss #Reindeer #crafts #homedecor

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.

Reindeer Decor & Joyful Card with Spellbinders & Xyron #Christmas #Spellbinders #Xyron #CutNBoss #Reindeer #crafts #homedecor

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. Beautifull

  2. Elizabeth Lumsden says:

    The deer would make a wonderful Christmas adornment for anyone! Thanks for the tip on the quick card too. Hope you get better soon! Ouch, a concussion!

  3. Teresa Godines #6857 says:

    Beautiful projects. TFS

  4. Jaqueline says:


  5. Nicely done. Love that deer and you did beautiful fussy cutting. So cute. The card is very en”joy”able and so cute with that beautiful sentiment and die. Nice work.

  6. Yeah, I might admit to using long objects to reach high and hard to get things but I’ve never given myself concussion – thanks for the warning! I hope you are over the concussion now. Wonderful creations – those dies on your card are so intricate.

  7. This is just too too gorgeous! Fabulous projects and motivation to try this too! Love it!

  8. Brenda Stainton says:

    Great Card. The reindeer makes a wonderful ornament. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Oh my goodness, Joy, don’t kill yourself! We need you! Even though you are not up to par, you’d never know it. Those projects are divine! Really loving that deer.

  10. Tamara Dixon says:

    Thanks for sharing your amazing projects with us! Beautiful work!!

  11. Jean Bullock says:

    What a cool decoration and the card is lovely. Thanks for the tutorial.

  12. karenladd says:

    Oh my gosh, I’m glad you’re recovering from your concussion and thanks for the heads up (no pun intended…lol!). I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had a box almost fall on me! LOVE your beautiful reindeer decoration and that exquisite lacy card!

  13. Colette F says:

    Very nice! Simple, Clean and neatly done I like the lacy elegance also.

  14. Ooo . . . that card is GORGEOUS!!! I absolutely adore elegant dies and the set you used from Spellbinders is definitely elegant! That deer is fabulous, too. I would never have guessed that it started with a plain wooden piece.

  15. Susie Nichols says:

    LOL! I am 5’3″ on a good day. My son is 6’4″. I tease him all the time that he can never leave home ’cause I can’t reach the top shelves in the closet, the kitchen, the garage. etc.. No concussion here, though!! Thanks for the great post.. I only have the Xron sticker maker … I think I need an upgrade…oh Santa, are you listening??

  16. Oh deer! 🙂 Sorry about your health problem….hope it heals quickly….that’s nothing to fool around with. Anyhow…thanks for sharing your project…love the card 🙂

  17. Suzi Metcalfe says:

    Absolutely awesome! So elegant!

  18. love both of your projects.

  19. Anonymous says:

    Beautiful! You ladies are introducing me to Spellbinder dies that I have missed before.

  20. Becky Sorensen says:

    Very neat ideas.

  21. Yolanda Gonzalez says:

    Beautiful projects. Your card is stunning.

  22. Carol Froehlich says:

    Both of your creations are WONDERFUL!!! The reindeer decoration is so Cute!!
    The card is elegant….. very Pretty!

    Thank you for sharing and for the tutorial.

  23. Leonie ChinDuncan says:

    Love the dies used in this project. Thank you for the ideas.

  24. Like the Reindeer. Like how you decorated/embellished the Reindeer. Like the detail of the doily looking joy card.
    “Sunshine HoneyBee”

  25. Wow, these are so pretty! Thanks for sharing.

  26. WOW-two great projects, but the card is GORGEOUS! Thanks for sharing

  27. Denise Bryant says:

    Love the reindeer and your beautiful card!
    I am vertically challenged too, at 5’2 1/2″. Reaching those things on the high shelf can be dangerous!

  28. Amy Jones#8546 says:

    Wow.. So elegant and gorgeous. I love these dies.

  29. Linda Chidster says:

    Love the Card….Adorable Reindeer!!!

  30. Beautiful Projects! Your Card Is Beautiful!

  31. Carla Hundley says:

    Wonderful creations!
    Love the festive deer
    and lovely card.
    Carla from Utah

  32. Beautiful projects. I think I have some of that gold paint. I need to go dig it out and paint something. You’ve inspired me!

  33. Love your filigree and detailed flourished card. So beautiful. You chose the perfect shade of red and the contrast is fabulous.

  34. Gina Howe says:

    Great idea – tracing the deer. I love the card, too. Thanks for the detailed instructions!

  35. your projects are to cute. love the ornament layering.

  36. Funny blog post and fabulous projects.


  38. Love the projects!!

  39. Love both of your projects!! That card is just too pretty!!

  40. Oh Joy that card is wonderful. Xyron is my go-to adhesive. I have all the sizes. I am obsessed with Xyron. Be safe.

  41. beautiful card, love the intricate details of the die-cut.

  42. Hey Joy! The reindeer is great! I’m loving your card, I’m a little obsessed with Simple Stories at the moment, I’ve got several Simple Stories Sn@p binders & enjoying just writting a quick note on their lovely 4×3 cards. The Spellbinders dies are so lovely!!

  43. Beth Williams says:

    Love them both! Think that deer would make a fantastic gift for several people I know. I have searching for a really pretty gold paint-looks like you found one. Definitely going to give it a try. Thank you so much for the beautiful inspiration and great tutorials.

  44. Great use of wood

  45. patricia kiser says:

    You always have great ideas Joy-Your projects are beautiful. Love the deer.

  46. WOWOWOWOWOWOWOW!! I LOVE the Inspiration!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and have a Fabulous Weekend!! =)

  47. Larissa Heskett says:

    WOWOWOWOWOWOWOW!! I LOVE the Inspiration!! So AWESOME!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and have a Fabulous Weekend!! =)

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