Friday, August 1, 2014

Festive Friday #37

Hello my friends!

I hope everyone has had a wonderful week! 

It's time again for another challenge at Festive Friday!

Here is the cute inspiration photo for this time around. I love this photo!

 I have seen so many cute things with an old pick up truck with a Christmas tree in the back of it around, so I knew immediately that was the direction I wanted to take. I dug through my stash... nothing... I  searched the digital files at the Silhouette store... nothing, I scoured the internet... nothing... then, I had a thought! I remembered a Cottage Cuts die that I bought a long time ago that was a truck, with something Christmasy about it! So I went searching and I found it! Oh it was perfect! These dies are pretty complex and take some time to put together, because there are so many tiny pieces, but they are really quite fun, especially if you are someone who loves detail work, which I am :)

Anyway, here is what I did with my Christmasy truck die!

I just love how this turned out! My husband even made a big deal about how cute it was and you know how husbands are! Anyway, it was just so fun to put together. I started with the blue panel, glued down the line of green trees, then added the white snowdrift. I then added the clouds with foam tape and the truck with foam tape too,

Trees- My Favorite Things
Snowdrift- My Favorite Things
Clouds- Taylored Expressions and PTI
Santa in Truck- Cottage cuts
Sentiment- Papertrey Ink

I have had lot of people ask me what kind of textured paper that is that I'm using. I am so sorry to tell you all that it's old Stampin' Up paper from way back when I was a demo. They used to carry some awesome textured card stock, but they don't have it anymore. When I was a demo I stocked up majorly and I think I'm good for life now! haha! 

I also have quite a large stash of American Crafts textured card stock which is beautiful and cuts like a dream in the Cameo.

I hope you will play along with us at Festive Friday!

You can also check out the amazing talent from the other design team members at Festive Friday!

Thank so much for stopping by!

I hope you all have a safe and happy weekend! 


Kay :)


  1. Your searching paid off Kay. This sweet little Christmas scene is adorable. And I love your textured cardstock too. I remember the SU cardstock! Smart girl to stock up. You never cease to amaze me with your die cuts.

  2. What a happy scene you've created, Kay! Love it! Thrilled for you that you found the terrific truck die in your stash. Smart cookie to have stockpiled that neat SU textured cardstock. Gosh, I keep scrolling back up to see that happy Santa. :) Excellent work! You are so inspiring. Happy weekend to you!

  3. Awwww how adorable :) love the scene and of course Santa is the sweetest !

  4. This is the most cutest Christmas card,Kay!! SOOO cute! I love the adorable scene you created!!
    I love American Crafts Textured Cardstock...have quite a few as well.But right now,i like the more smooth papers,so i always turn it around to use the back side of the CS! :)
    Have a great weekend!! :)

  5. If the husband makes a big deal about a card you know its GOOD! He was right, this is a wonderful card, Love it!

  6. It's perfect! Love that woodgrain on the side panel of the truck, especially!

  7. OH. MY. GOSH!!!!! How totally ADORABLE is this?!!! This just might be the cutest Christmas card I've ever seen! I say mass produce these and sell them and you'll be RICH lol!

  8. SO wonderful, Kay. Hey, that card stock reminds me of my DCWV cardstock stacks. I think it's all still available.

  9. You've done it again! Absolutely adorable.

  10. An adorable card Kay! I really like the intricacy of this die and the different colours that you used.
    I love that textured card stock too and I have some of that 12 X 12 from SU somewhere...I think I know what I am doing this afternoon ;))

  11. Oh my goodness - this is too cute for words!! Love it - every single detail!

  12. You need some kind of award as Die Cut Queen for this supremely cute Christmas card, Kay!! Especially because you knew in the back of your head that it was there SOMEWHERE and you didn't give up until you found it! Everything about this is sensational and I love it!! Have a great weekend! Hugs, Darnell

  13. Oh Kay I agree with Darnell ! Your cards are perfect Kay!! Need my address? Christmas is just around the corner :-)

  14. Fun card, love the cute scene and that truck is perfect!

  15. Nothing like finding a 'buried treasure' - and your little scene here is incredibly darling! The truck, driven by that oh-too-cute waving Santa and carrying the starred tree makes me feel Christmas joy (even thought it's an unusual 80plus degrees here). I'm with Darnell: you are the Queen of Die Cuts, my friend! Thank you, too, for sharing your card stock info. I may have to give AC a closer look (if I can ever find a 'real' scrapbook store somewhere in this province. I may have to wait until I head to Edmonton, because a couple are there. Family time and craft-shopping = recipe for fabulous!

  16. Another delightful Kay Miller, one of a kind, card.

  17. Such a fun and colorful card! ~Diane

  18. YES! This is fabulous Kay! I have one of the CC pick up trucks… I need to put a tree in the back end of it! lol I think I've done it up with a fishing pole hanging out, but a tree… perfect! Darling! love every bit of it! OH dear.. I have to dash before I want to go buy this! lol

  19. What an absolutely adorable card! I love all the dimension and texture. I popped over from Jeanne's blog and she's right, you do amazing things with dies! :)

  20. I have no excuse...I can't believe it's been over a week since I stopped in to see your AMAZING creations, Kay! My sincere apologies!
    I think you are the quintessential "Die Cut Queen'! What a gorgeous design you've created here, and that waving Santa, is just too cute! Love how you placed the tree in the back of the truck, too! Such a special and happy card...I LOVE it, and I can see how your hubby loved it, too!!! Hugs...Barb


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