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Merry Christmas–Hawaiian Style

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I love the new images that Melissa from Meljen’s Designs is release this week. Check out this guy! He is so ready to catch a wave. I love his swim shorts.

New new Meljen’s Designs challenge is “No RECTANGLE Cards”. So that the DT can take some time off to celebrate the holiday season with their families, the challenge is going to run for 2 weeks. You can link up your project and get some more inspiration from the DT at the Meljen’s Designs blog.

I used the “no rectangle cards” challenge as an opportunity to make this reindeer into a fun gift tag. Here is a look at the back.

I know you want to want to take a peek at all the digis being released to the Meljen’s Designs store today. Aren’t they fun?

Thank you for stopping by! I hope you have a fabulous day and week end. We are heading to Chicago for a day for another fencing tournament. Since we will be in the city, we’re planning to take the opportunity to check out all the Christmas lights and decorations on Michigan Ave. I’m looking forward to it.


  • Stamps: Summer Time Reindeer (digital stamps) available in the Meljen’s Designs Store
  • Inks: None
  • Papers: Papertrey kraft CS, Neenah crest solar white CS, Crate Paper Snow Day paper pad
  • Tools: Big Shot, Papertrey Damask Snowflake die, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Copic markers, Cropadile
  • Embellishments: The Twinery bakers twine, Gloss Accents



How fun and darling Cheryl!! Love the fun image and your circular design and dp!! Great paper piecing!!
Jennifer Scull said…
oh my goodness, this is so cute! I love this set of new releases. the shape of this is just so much fun!

hope you have a great time on your trip! :)
Karen B. said…
Such a fun fun card! Love the circle shape too.
Fabulous fun tag Cheryl, it made me smile, I love the image.
Kevin xx
cotnob said…
This is a fab gift tag Cheryl, such a fun image for Christmas.
Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.
Ali said…
lol - loving the image xx
Kitika said…
a smashing card :)
Kathy and Lucky said…
This one gives me the giggles :) how cute is this card with that image, guess those poor reindeer need a vacation as well. Love it and the round card as a snowflake, brilliant.
Annette said…
he he...this totally made me laugh... I love is so so fun...
Julia said…
Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at The Stamping Boutique. Hugs, Julia-DT
jimlynn said…
Oh how FUN! Precious image and I really like your tag. And yes, the shorts are to die for! So cute.
Doreen said…
This is just fabulous.Thanks for sharing this with us at Craft your
Sue Nicholson said…
Brilliant card, luv the image thanks for joining us at IDIC challenge 85, good luck cheers sue n x
LOL What a unique Christmas card! =D

Thanks for joining us at Penny’s Paper-Crafty Merry Christmas Challenge!

Kathleen – Guest Designer
Blog: Creo by Lady Katutz at
Wendy said…
This is fabulous, love the image....Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design.
Wendy xx
Jacq said…
Hi Cheryl,
What a Fabulous Tag!!! Love the fab image, the dp, the colour scheme is perfect. Love the layout. Coloured perfectly. Thanks for joining us at Divas By Design and Good Luck. Hope to see you joining us again.
Hugs Jacqui xxx
Cathy Lee said…
This is adorable, Cheryl. I love your cute little surfer reindeer and the Hawaiian sentiment. The song performed by Bing Crosby is one of my Holiday favorites! Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion "Tag Your It" Challenge this week.
Cathy Lee
Suzie McFloozy said…
OMG Cheryl this is just the cutest thing ever !! I adore this tag what a great die and the image is just super x
I hope you have a great time in the city drinking in all the Christmassy goodness x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo
This is adorable Cheryl! I love his shorts, to cute!
Shelby said…
What a great tag! The image is just perfect and love the colors you went with.

Dawn said…
Adorable gift tag Cheryl! Merry Christmas to you and your family! Thank you for joining in at CFAS Christmas Challenge!
Marianne said…
This looks great Cheryl!
Audrey Pettit said…
What an absolutely adorable gift tag, Cheryl!! That reindeer so makes me smile. Love the layered circles and the snowflake background, too. Just a super fun project! :)
Hope you had a great time in the city. Chicago at Christmas time must be wonderful!
How awesome is that tag??!!! I love the snowflake and of course, the image is so adorable!!!!

I also love the two other designs in the release, especially Santa with his 'swimmies' on!! LOL

I know I'm a day behind, but I hope Liz did good at her fencing tourney and you had fun seeing the lights!!
xiumaiyuki said…
OMGoodness! Love this card and its shape plus that sentiment!! And that's not because I'm from HI. Ok, maybe a little bit.... :)))
GiGi said…
What a cute tag! I love the snowflake shape and the super cute reindeer image! Thanks for playing at CTO!
Tammy said…
Oh this tag is adorable Cheryl!! I LOVE that fun, fun image!
Tammy :)
Arabella said…
Lol! This image is so cute Cheryl! I love how you have made the tag! It's just awesome!

Carol Ann said…
Great idea for a tag he is is very cute ! Thanks for playing along at OSAAT this week.
Carol Ann xx
Vicki said…
This is adorable and fun!! Thanks for playing along with our CropStop Challenge Blog.
Karin said…
So cute that I would use it for an ornament! Have fun in Chicago...One of my favorite cities ever!
Curlybear said…
OMGosh this is so very pretty, the image is adorable and its beautifully coloured, its just perfect for our Tag your it Challenges this week,

Thank you so much for joining us at Craft Your Passion, I hope you will come and join the fun next week,

Have a lovely day,
Hugs Bridget CYP GDT
Gaynor said…
What a gorgeous tag, thanks for joining us for our challenge at MMCS, hope to see you again, Gaynor DT :)
Miranda said…
haha, such a fun image great card Cheryl, really lovely
thanks for joining our challenge this week
Jackie Thomas said…
This is fantastic Cheryl. Thank you for joining us at HOC. Merry Christmas.
Hugs Jackie
Laurie said…
Very cute card!! Thanks for playing with us at CTO!
Katie said…
Super, super cute card! That image is just awesome. Thank you for joining us at Crop Stop Challenge Blog!
Lyndsey Marie said…
Fabulous card, such a funky image and love the shape too. Thanks for joining us this week at MMCS.
Lyndsey xx
Gemma said…
a beautiful holiday creation! thanks for joining in our challenge at AUD Sentiments :) Gemma
Lisa Jane said…
This is so much fun
Thanks for joining us at DIva's by design for our Merry Christmas challenge
Lisa x
Laurel said…
This is just so adorable! Thanks for playing at RCC!
Esther said…
This tag is just too fun!!!
Love the surfer reindeer.
Thanks for joining us at CTO!
CropStop said…
Sassy reindeer! He really made me chuckle! Thank you for joining in the fun at!
That is so completely adorable, I love that Nestie for the tag! Sorry for my lateness in commenting and we so appreciate you joining us @ CTO for the Christmas challenge :)
Nasir said…
The design of this card is not only different but awesome as well.
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Catherine said…
I adore this! What a fantastic image and love the paper pieced shorts!!! Thanks for joining us at Cardmad Fairy this week,,,
Suzanne said…
Love the Hawaiian themed card and images. Thanks so much for joining us at the Ribbon Carousel Challenge! Happy Holidays!
Wendi said…
What a fabulous tag I love the shape cute image too
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la we hope to see you again soon
craftykitten said…
Fabulous project. Thanks for joining in with our anything but a card challenge at OLL this time. Good luck.
Dawn xx

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