Monday, October 5, 2020

Double Trouble 68 - Santa's Nice List

Welcome to Double Trouble Challenge 68!

This is an interesting challenge... Slimline cards are all the rage right now and this challenge requires a slimline card. The additional elements include using something with a visible TAIL and linking up to one of the challenge partners for Double Trouble. All the details can be found on the Double Trouble Challenge Blog.

Since I really need to work on Christmas cards, I decided to go that route. Finding a tail... that was another story. I located an old stamp that has a "rein-dog" with a short little tail. Hey, it's a tail, right? 

I started by Cricut cutting the trees for the background. They were layered along the top 2/3 of the card. I stamped and coloured Santa and the rein-dog. Those images were fussy cut. I used a shaped die to cut the snowbanks and layered them using craft foam. Santa and his rein-dog were placed between the top two layers of snow. I added a sentiment and brushed the centres of the large trees and the tops of the snowbanks with the Clear Shimmer Brush. I also coloured some Bitty Sparkles and added them around the tree tops. 

Come and join us at Double Trouble and show us how you interpret the elements of this challenge. 

I am also linking my card with Colour Dare #414 - that colour grid is shown below. 

You have two weeks to link up your project. 

We can’t wait to see what you create! 

Products used are Close To My Heart unless otherwise indicated:

Paper: White Daisy Cardstock, Scarlet Cardstock, Julep Cardstock, Lagoon Cardstock, Glacier Cardstock

Stamps: Santa's List (Your Next Stamp)

Inks: Intense Black, Scarlet

Accessories: Cricut Complete Creativity Collection, Stitched Nested Label Dies (SU), Fancy Borders Thin Cuts, Bitty Sparkles, Sharpie Marker (not CTMH), Clear Shimmer Brush, Craft Foam (not CTMH), Thin Foam Tape, Tri-Blend Markers




  1. Great card Alyson, such a different take on the Color Dare inspiration photo. Steph x

  2. Adorable Christmas card and love your cricut cuts for your background... and yes I thought it was a deer and it's fun to see it's a dressed up rein-dog, like you say it's a tail.

  3. Awww, I think the rein-dog is adorable, a little tiny tail still counts! Neat layered background too.

  4. I love your sweet Santa card! I need to go check out the Color Dare! I love color challenges. They get me to think outside the box

  5. Fabulous card, Alyson! I especially like those Cricut-cut trees and your selection of colors.

  6. I want a rein-dog. Too cute Alyson!! love the cricut cut trees.

  7. Double trouble is right! I love this very festive card. Your colors creates a whimsical scene. Just the cutiest Teamie.


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