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Saturday, November 23, 2013

Season's Greetings Toy Solider Christmas Card

Created this Christmas Card using a Toy Soldier/Nutcracker theme.  Used a sketch which you can see below. Used Tim Holtz Mini Toy Solider die. Used vellum & a Fleur De Lis Spellbinder die that I thought complemented the Toy Soldier/Nutcracker look. Used TH metal fasteners/brads. Added ribbon that I bought the other day at Michaels 70% off Christmas ribbon sale that I thought could also be used for non-Christmas as well. Stamped Hero Arts sentiment.

Supplies List 

ink: VersaFine Onyx Black
machines: Sizzix BIGkick, Tim Holtz Vagabond
paper:  vellum, scrapbook paper -  the Paper Studio Nutcrackers
    cardstock - core'dinations white, yellow

ribbon: Celebrate It red/white dotted
Spellbinder: Nest Fleur De Lis Rectangles
stamp: Hero Arts Holiday Stamp - sentiment 'Season's Greetings'
Tim Holtz: brads - 4 , dies - Mini Toy Soldier
   Distress Inks - walnut stain, paper - black, red, sander

Entering this into the following challenges:

11/23 Robyns Fetish #186 Use Metal Real or Faux 3E(#3) 11/17 

11/25 Loves Rubber Stamps Ch79 Shabby Chic or Vintage UE Vintage Toy Soldier 11/19

11/26 Crafters Cafe Ch38 Heavy Metal 2E(#2) 11/20
11/26 MFP Simple Salutations #72 Holiday Cards 5E(#1) 11/20

11/26 Simon Says Stamp Wed Use Heather's Sketch 5E(#5) 11/20

heathers sketch 2

11/27 Brown Sugar Ch69 Anything Goes 2E(#2) 11/22 

11/28 Little Scrap Pieces Ch42 Fun Fri Linky Party 1E(#1) 11/22
11/28 Sweet Stampin Ch Cause for Celeb 2E(#1) 11/23

11/29 Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Ch Extra for Nov - Anything Goes Christmas UE 11/1
11/29 Crafty Hazelnuts Ch152 Christmas for a child UE 11/23

11/30 Creative Insp Paint Anything Goes UE 11/17
11/30 DLART Thankful Thurs Nov Linky Ch UE 11/7
11/30 Hero Arts Holiday Ch - A Few of My Fav Things UE 10/13
11/30 Just B Creative Nov Linky Party lim1perday 11/1
11/30 Ribbon Carousel RCC87 Holidays & Celeb Ch UE 11/5

12/1 Aud Sentiments Ch94 Any Sentiment 5E(#5) 11/20

12/4 Stampin for the Weekend Feeling Festive 1E(#1) 11/22


  1. Cute holiday card. Love the toy soldier image. Thank you for playing along with us at MFP Simple Salutations Challenge.

  2. Really like your toy soldier die on this card. Lovely layout. Thanks for joining us on MFP's Simple Salutations this week.

  3. This is adorable! Love the patterned paper that complimented that toy soldier!
    Thanks for joining Loves Rubberstamps Challenge :)

  4. Oh I love toy soldiers and love how you cut the papers into a banner! Thanks so much for joining our challenge over at Loves Rubberstamps! :)

  5. Nutcrackers are one of my favorite Holiday memories of my Aunt and Grandmothers Vintage set up in their doll shows. This is so super cute. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  6. So pretty. Thanks for linking up in November’s Just Because Linky Party!!

    Be blessed, Beckie
    Just B Creative Crazy Blog
    Sparkly Sweet Craft Notions Blog

  7. great holiday card. Thanks for joining us at Simple Salutations.

  8. What a great Christmas Card! I love the vellum background layer! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Loves Rubberstamps this week! We hope to see you play again soon! Good luck in the draw! :)!

  9. Cute nutcracker card. Very well done! Thanks for joining us at the Sweet Stampin' challenge and hope to see you again soon! Hugs, Gail

  10. Great layout and I love the Nutcracker design. Thanks for joining us at Stampin For The Weekend and Good Luck! xx

  11. So fun, Melissa! I love how the patterned paper coordinates with the nutcracker die cut. Thanks so much for playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

  12. Lovely card, I love the colours and layout.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin this week, Wedgie xxx

  13. Lovely card - thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges - hope to see you again soon. x

  14. Thanks for sharing your lovely creation at Sweet Stampin' Judy DT x

  15. Fabulous card! love it! Thanks for sharing at the Crafters Cafe Challenge Blog this week. Mo x