Thursday 30 November 2017

. . . a not quite "real" Llama for Christmas

I'm not sure if he will be happy with this or not,
but I just had to use a llama for our nephew's Christmas card.

Why you may well ask ...

Well, when I learned that he had put "a real llama" on the top
and again at position #10 on his letter to Santa,
how could I resist?!?!?

I used a cut file for a llama treat box from the Silhouette Design Store (details below) and made some additional pieces to transform it into a top folding card.  He is wearing a Christmas collar, with little  bells that really jingle.  I also made a Christmas hat but I didn't like covering his mane.

He looks so cute from the front ...

... and from behind ... check out his tail

There is a lot of dimension with foam dots between many of the layers.


And for the record, no, he won't find a "real llama" inside his box,
it is filled with Lego.  Merry Christmas Tom.

Silhouette Cameo
Silhouette Design Store
Helmar 450 Quick Dry adhesive - to adhere the layers
foam dots - to pop the accent pieces
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Adhesive - to adhere the accent pieces

I am going to enter my card in the following challenges (alphabetical order):


  1. cute cute cute
    thanks for joining us at HLS
    Barb Housner (DT)

  2. Oh my word Tracy, this is so darn cute! I love those long lashes! Super little bells too! This is definitely the most unique Christmas card I've seen, and I'm sure little Tom is going to LOVE IT! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty! Linda

  3. What a sweet looking llama, I love the curly hair and gorgeous long lashes. You did a great job layering everything together for a wonderful 3D look, I'm sure Tom will be thrilled to receive it... even though it's not a real llama, it looks just as good and he won't have to clean up after it! Fabulous.

    1. Thank You Beccy :)
      PS - funny you should mention not cleaning up ... my husband has given me some little dark mints in a tiny bag to put with it ... a compromise, as I refused to glue them on the card!

  4. This is the cutest card EVER! Your nephew is going to be so excited and feel special, too. Both of those things are such a wonderful part of Christmas. (And I'll bet you are his favorite Auntie!)

    1. Thank You Kathy :)
      ... I hope it helps, it is so hard living so far away and not seeing them as often as we'd like

  5. Cutest llama card I've ever seen!! Love the layers as well as all the great detail in this sweetheart! So glad you shared this with us at PIP Challenges!

  6. What a hoot! Llama, llama, needs red pajamas😂. Great card, thanks for joining us for the PIP challenge this week. Look forward to seeing more.

  7. Oh how cute is that Llama? Very cute....Love the look on it's face, just real so sweet and a perfect masculine card. Great card and thanks so much for sharing it with us over at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge and good luck.
    Kathie PPCC~DT


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