Reindeer Food

I was recently introduced to “reindeer food” on another blog.  There is a cute poem that sums this up:

“Sprinkle on the lawn at night,
The moon will make it sparkle bright,
As Santa’s reindeer fly and roam,
This will bring them to your home.”

Reindeer food could be anything, but the common choice is oatmeal with some sugar crystals for “sparkle.”  These make super cute gifts for kids, and the start of a new tradition!  I took my inspiration from Janet Wakeland, but since I didn’t have the dies that she used, had to improvise a bit!  Here is my finished creation:

Stampin' Up! reindeer food. Stampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin September 2016. Stampin' Up! Candy Cane Lane. Stampin' Up! Cookie Cutter

Directions:

You’ll need a bit of hardware to make this, including the Big Shot, Layering Ovals Framelits dies, 2 inch circle punch, Cookie Cutter punch, 3/4 inch circle punch, and the Duet Banner Punch.  You’ll also need the Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set, Candy Cane Lane DSP, Real Red and Crumb Cake Cardstocks, Crumb Cake ink, and Red Glimmer Paper.

Start by die cutting a piece of Candy Cane Lane DSP with the biggest oval framelit die, then punch 2 holes at top and bottom using the 3/4″ circle punch.  Your paper will look like this:

Stampin' Up! Cookie Cutter bundle. Stampin' Up! Candy Cane Lane

Punch a 2 inch circle of Real Red Cardstock.  Ink up the reindeer stamp with Crumb Cake and use Crumb Cake paper.  Punch out with the Cookie Cutter Builder punch.  Now, Rudolph has a bright, shiny nose, so grab some Red Glimmer paper and use the bow of the Cookie Cutter Builder punch to punch out a red bow.  Trim in half, then round the corners of one piece-there’s your nose!

I used my computer’s Word program to do the sentiment.  I got 16 of them on a piece of paper, using 14 as the font size and Segoe Script as the font.  Cut out the word using the Duet Banner Punch.

I used the Paper Pumpkin kit from September to supply the containers!  The kit came with 16 of them, plus the little cork stoppers.  You can find containers like this on amazon.com, just make sure they are 100mm or larger, or you won’t be able to fill them with much!

To assemble, slide the test tube through the back of the paper, then adhere the circle/reindeer/banner to the front of the paper.  You can punch out additional red bows for girl reindeer if you’d like!

These were super easy to assemble once you’ve cut and stamped everything.  I think they’d be a good class project around the holidays!

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