Thursday, November 13, 2014

Holiday Train Tag Card

Happy Thursday everyone! Today I am writing my 99th blog post! I have been a blog stalker since I got my first Cricut in 2006 but I only became brave enough to start blogging these past 2 years. There are so many talented bloggers like you and I continue to admire all the amazing things that you all do.  I feel blessed that we have this opportunity to share and get inspired. I don't have any crafty friends in my day to day life so having my blog friends means so much to me.  I am so thankful for those of you who come by and visit!

I have a tag card I want to share with you!

When I saw this train file from Too Cute By Jessica I knew I wanted to make it! I don't use a ton of die cuts with my scrapbooking and wondered how in the heck was I going to fit this on a card. So I thought to myself I need to do a triple fold card somehow. I remembered there were some fabulous cuts on my Fabulous Finds cartridge and chose this cut for my card base. I cut it at fit to page and it is about 6.25 inches tall and folds up to be 3.75" wide.

When I showed this to my hubby he said to me "You should add some smoke to the train." Duh! I forgot to add the little poofs of smoke!!! Darn it! Well I did after and you will have to trust me that it looks even better, lol! Don't you hate when you lose or misplace little pieces or forget to add them?

The sentiment is from Craftin Desert Diva's. I used a lot of card stock scraps for this and the Christmas papers are from Recollections and a Mambi Sheets stack. 

I added sparkle to the candy wheels and snow using my Wink of Stella pen and popped some of the cuts up with foam tape for dimension. I used some snowflake brads and the peppermint candy is from Recollections.

Here are the stamps and file I used:
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I thank you again for stopping by! I will participate in the following challenges:

Have a blessed day!


  1. This is so adorable! I love it. New follower :-)

  2. Oh my gosh, this is so adorable!! I love the train!! How creative to put it on three panels!! Congrats on your 99th post!! I look forward to the next 99!! I hope you have a wonderful evening :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  3. Oh goodness! Tina, this is adorable! I LOVE Christmas trains like this for kiddos! (And adults who will always be kiddos at heart! Hehe!) The animal friends are precious and I love that you made this a trifold. The paper you used for the fancy cane present is amazing! I wish I had it. :o) Of course I love the sparkly peppermint candy with the sweet trims on the front panel. Beautifully done as always, my talented friend. I hope you always know that YOU are an inspiration and that we are all so blessed to have crossed paths with you. I'm so thankful for you!

    Hugs and blessings,

  4. what a totally adorable tri-fold card. I love the cuteness here & all of the sparkles and candy. A great little scene. Thanks for joining us for our 'Shaped' challenge #17.
    Alicia (Scrapbooker PhD DT)
    MaxiBelle Studio

  5. Oh my holy cuteness..... Thank u so much for joining us at HIMCR.

  6. Tina ~

    Your card is AWESOME!! Absolutely AWESOME!! When I read your post, I immediately searched my Fabulous Finds handbook, but could not find the cut you described. Did you cut the tri-fold album in black out? How did you know how to size the train? You are a GENIUS and I would love any help you can provide to recreate a similar project!! I LOVE IT!!


  7. Your card is totally awesome! Thanks so much for sharing it! I'm a new follower to your blog and you have inspired me to get busy with my Cricut!

  8. I absolutely love it. It's sweet, fun, detailed and full of the joy of the season.

    Glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas for our Holidays challenge.

  9. Congrats on your 99th post! Gorgeous card, love the train idea! Thank you for joining us at ScrapbookerPhD for our latest challenge!
    Claire xx
    SPhD DT

  10. Aww, this is too cute! The die-cuts are adorable and wonderful bright colors. So delighted you joined us at our last week's Challenge and hope you join us again for the start of another Challenge today. Leaving you with some encouragement from Psalm 62:5-6 which says, "Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken." Hugs and blessing always!

    JO ANN

  11. This card is adorable in every way. Thanks for joining us at Diecut Divas Any Holiday Challenge. Cathie DT


Thank you so much for your comments! I really do appreciate all the kind words! Have a lovely day :)


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