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Holly Jolly Wishes -- 'Tis The Season To Be Jolly

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As promised, today's post features another idea for using the Holly Jolly Wishes stamp set with the Adorning Designs Decorative Masks.  The Peaceful Prints Sale-A-Bration Designer Series Paper is also used for the Buffalo check and fun Deer accent.  You can earn this great pack of Designer Series Paper with a merchandise purchase of $50 USD while supplies last or prior to the end of September, whichever comes first.  I just love that the deer that you see on the card front was punched from one of the fun prints contained in the Designer Series Paper using the coordinating Deer Builder punch.  

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Matte Finish (white) Embossing Paste was applied over the diamond dot pattern mask from the Adorning Designs Decorative Masks.  To do this, center the Garden Green cardstock panel at the center of the Silicone Craft Sheet.  Place the mask over the cardstock and anchor in place with repositionable tape or Washi tape.  Pick up some embossing paste with the palette knife and close the embossing paste jar.  Working quickly, use the palette knife to spread the embossing paste evenly over the cardstock.  Immediately remove the mask and wash off the excess embossing paste from the mask, palette knife, and silicone craft sheet with clear water.  Set the panel aside to dry -- it takes about 30 minutes.

Mat the embossed panel with a slightly larger panel of Basic Black cardstock and adhere at the center of the Cherry Cobbler card front.  Adhere a strip of Buffalo Check paper with a slightly larger mat of Cherry Cobbler cardstock.  The right and left ends of the strip are flush with the right and left ends of the mat.  Adhere the strips along the center of a slightly larger mat of Basic Black cardstock.  The right and left ends of the strips are flush with the right and left ends of the Basic Black cardstock.  Adhere the strips across the embossed panel with the bottom edge of the Basic Black mat 1-3/8" above the bottom edge of the embossed panel and the right and left ends of the strips flush with the right and left sides of the embossed panel.

Die cut a piece of Basic Black cardstock with the 2-7/8" straight edge die from the Layering Circles dies and mat with a piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock die cut with the 3-1/16" scallop circle die.  Adhere a Wonderful Snowflake at the center of the Basic Black circle and adhere the circles to the card front with the bottom edge of the scallop circle 1-1/16" above the bottom edge of the embossed panel and the right edge of the scallop circle 1/8" from the right edge of the embossed panel.  Stampin' Dimensionals were used for the part of the circles above the horizontal strips and Stampin' Seal for the part of the circles on top of the horizontal strips.

The " 'Tis The Season To Be Jolly" greeting was stamped on a piece of Basic White cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and die cut with the 1-5/8" straight edge circle die and matted with a piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock die cut with the 1-3/4" scallop circle die.  The greeting circles were adhered at the lower right corner of the larger circles using Stampin' Seal for the part of the circles on top of the larger circles and a Stampin' Dimensional for the part of the circles over the embossed panel.  The bottom edge of the greeting circles is 1-5/16" above the bottom edge of the embossed panel and the right edge of the greeting circles is 1/16" from the right edge of the horizontal strips.

As mentioned above, one of the prints in the Peaceful Prints Sale-A-Bration Designer Series Paper contains Buffalo Check deer on a Basic White background with scattered Basic Black snowflakes.  The Deer Builder punch was used to punch one of the deer from the printed paper.  The Deer Builder punch was also used to punch a piece of Basic Black cardstock.  The paper deer was adhered to the Basic Black deer using Multipurpose Liquid adhesive.  The deer was adhered near the upper left of the Basic Black/Cherry Cobbler/Snowflake circle using Stampin' Dimensionals.

Three small Cherry Cobbler rhinestones from the Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels were adhered to the embossed panel to create a visual triangle around the circles.

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A strip of Garden Green Buffalo Check tree print was adhered near the bottom edge of a panel of Basic White cardstock with the bottom edge of the strip 3/16" above the bottom edge of the panel and the right and left edges of the strip flush with the right and left edges of the panel.

The Deer Builder punch was used to punch the deer from the Buffalo Check print paper from the Peaceful Prints Sale-A-Bration Designer Series Paper and adhered near the lower left corner of the panel with the outer edge of the left leg 3/8" from the left edge of the panel and the lowest hoof 1/4" above the bottom edge of the panel.

The "Fa la la la la La La La La" sentiment was stamped to the right of the deer using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  The panel was adhered at the center of the inside sentiment area of the card base.

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A piece of the Buffalo Check deer on Basic White background with scattered Basic Black snowflakes was adhered to the envelope flap of the Medium Basic White Envelope.  Paper Snips were used to trim away the excess paper using the edge of the envelope flap as a guide.

Please come back to visit to see posts featuring cards for the G'day Fri'Yay Challenge (Friday, September 3) and Stamp Review Crew featuring the Beauty of Friendship stamp set (Monday, September 6).

Robertssiggy

Card Measurements

Basic Black:  4" x 5-1/4", 2" x 3", 1" x 3-7/8", 3" x 3"; Basic White:  2" x 2", 4" x 5-1/4"; Cherry Cobbler:  4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2" along the 11" length, 3-1/4" x 3-1/4", 2" x 2", 3/4" x 3-7/8"; Garden Green:  3-7/8" x 5-1/8"; Peaceful Prints Designer Series Paper (Sale-A-Bration):  2 @ 2" x 3", 5/8" x 3-7/8", 7/8" x 4", 2-1/4" x 6"

Supplies I used to make this card

Stamps:  Holly Jolly Wishes; Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black; Cardstock:  Basic Black, Basic White, Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green; Designer Series Paper:  Peaceful Prints (Sale-A-Bration); Embellishments:  Wonderful Snowflakes, Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels; Tools:  Adorning Designs Decorative Masks, Palette Knives, Silicone Craft Sheet, Deer Builder punch, Layering Circle dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine; Adhesives:  Stampin' Seal, Stampin' Dimensionals, Multipurpose Liquid; Other:  Medium Basic White Envelope; Non-Stampin' Up!:  Repositionable Tape or Washi Tape


G'day Fri'yay' Challenge -- Hello Spring

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Hi Everyone!

Today's post is a card designed for the G'day Fri'yay' Card Making Challenge.  These card challenges happen every couple of weeks and originates with a group of very talented Aussie Stampin' Up! Demonstrators.  I was honored to be asked to join them.  The posts for this challenge are supposed to go live at 8 pm AEST on the Thursday evening prior to the challenge date.  Because of the time difference between Eastern Standard Time in the USA and Eastern Standard Time in Australia, my post needs to go live at 6 am on the Thursday prior to the challenge date.  Thank goodness for Google and the time calculator or I never would have been able to figure it out.

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It's currently Winter in Australia and they are looking forward to a warmer change in the weather; so the theme for the today's challenge is "Hello Spring".  I've been wanting to play with the Beautifully Penned Sale-A-Bration Designer Series Paper and decided that this card challenge was a great way to showcase one of the beautiful patterns in the paper pack.  This paper pack features the six background designs contained in the Hand-Penned Designer Series Paper in Black and White.  I chose one of the floral design papers to color with Stampin' Blends Markers to create a colorful Spring-like card.

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This card begins with a panel of Beautifully Penned Sale-A-Bration Designer Series Paper colored with Stampin' Blends Markers:  Light & Dark Fresh Freesia, Light & Dark Pale Papaya, Light & Dark Polished Pink, and Dark Soft Succulent.  The panel was matted with a slightly larger panel of Basic Black cardstock.  A piece of Basic Black cardstock was punched with the Everyday Label punch and adhered to the Designer Series Paper panel with the right edge of the label 1/4" from the right edge of the Designer Series Paper and the bottom edge of the label 13/16" above the bottom edge of the Designer Series Paper panel.  A piece of Polished Pink Open Weave ribbon was wrapped around the panels and tied into a bow at the left side of the panels with the bottom edge of the ribbon 1-1/4" above the bottom edge of the Designer Series Paper panel.  The panels were adhered at the center of the Polished Pink card front.

The "hello there" greeting, from the Sweet Strawberry stamp set, was stamped on a piece of Basic White cardstock using Polished Pink ink.  The greeting was punched with the straight edge oval of the Double Oval punch.  A piece of Fresh Freesia cardstock was punched with the scalloped edge oval of the Double Oval punch.  The greeting oval was adhered at the center of the scalloped oval and adhered at the center of the Basic Black cardstock punched with the Everyday Label using Stampin' Dimensionals.

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A strip of the reverse side of the floral design paper used for the card front was adhered across a Basic White cardstock panel with the bottom edge of the strip 1/2" above the bottom edge of the panel.  A grouping of the flowers used on the card front was colored with Stampin' Blends Markers--the same as used for the card front--and cut out with Paper Snips.  The flower grouping was adhered near the lower left corner of the panel.  The panel was adhered at the center of the inside sentiment area of the card base.

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Another piece of the floral design paper was colored with the same Stampin' Blends Markers used for the card front and adhered to the envelope flap of the Medium Basic White Envelope.  Paper Snips were used to trim away the excess paper using the edge of the envelope flap as a guide.

I have to say that it's nice to take a break from making Christmas cards to make the card for this challenge.  I'll be back in a little bit with my regular Thursday post featuring another Christmas card made using the Holly Jolly Wishes stamp set and the Adorning Designs Decorative Masks.

Robertssiggy

Card Measurements

Basic Black:  2" x 3", 4" x 5-1/4"; Basic White:  2" x 3", 4" x 5-1/4"; Fresh Freesia:  2" x 3"; Polished Pink:  5-1/2" x 8-1/2" scored at 4-1/4" along the 8-1/2" length; Beautifully Penned Sale-A-Bration Designer Series Paper:  3-7/8" x 5-1/8", 2" x 2-1/2", 1/2" x 5-1/4", 2-1/4" x 6"; Polished Pink Open Weave ribbon:  18"

Supplies I used to make this card

Stamps:  Sweet Strawberry; Inks:  Polished Pink; Stampin' Blends Markers:  LT & DK Fresh Freesia, LT & DK Pale Papaya, LT & DK Polished Pink, DK Soft Succulent; Cardstock:  Basic Black, Basic White, Fresh Freesia, Polished Pink; Designer Series Paper:  Beautifully Penned Sale-A-Bration; Embellishments:  Polished Pink Open Weave ribbon; Tools:  Everyday Label punch, Double Oval punch; Adhesives:  Stampin' Seal, Stampin' Dimensionals; Other:  Medium Basic White Envelope


Holly Jolly Wishes -- It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

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One of the most recognizable symbols of Christmas, and Winter in general, is the snowflake.  We don't see snowflakes in East Central Florida; however, most folks in Florida arrived from other places and most of THOSE places are very familiar with the sparkly, fluffy flakes.  In fact, I was born in one of those states that have snow and I've seen pictures of me standing in snow as a very young child.  Then my family moved to Florida and Winter became green and warm until I joined the US Navy.  I saw snow in the Rockies near Lake Tahoe, in the hills and valleys of Maryland, the foothills of the Appalachians, and coastal Virginia.  After I left the Navy, vacations took me to the Colorado Rockies and the Inside Passage of Alaska.  In every place, the snow was spectacular, but I was definitely NOT a fan of the cold and slush, slipping and sliding. 

I'll stick with portraying snowflakes on Christmas cards.  

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One of the items you may not have noticed in the July - December Mini Catalog is the Adorning Designs Decorative Masks.  I just love masks as they are so versatile.  You can sponge color, brush color, mist color, or use embossing paste.  For this card I used the snowflake mask with Shimmery White Embossing Paste.  

To begin, a panel of Misty Moonlight cardstock was placed on the Silicone Craft Sheet.  The snowflake mask was placed over the cardstock and repositionable tape used to hold the mask in place over the cardstock and Silicone Craft Sheet.  Shimmery White Embossing Paste was spread over the mask onto the cardstock and smoothed flat with the Palette Knife.  Note that you need to work quickly as the embossing paste is drying as you work.  In addition, keep the lid secured on the embossing paste while working to keep it from drying out.  Immediately remove the mask by lifting straight up and then quickly wash off the mask, Palette Knife, and Silicone Craft Sheet to remove the excess embossing paste.  If this isn't done immediately, it will NEVER come off of the mask and knife and will be difficult to remove from the craft sheet.  Set the cardstock aside to dry.  Depending upon the thickness of the embossing paste, the paste should be dry within 30 minutes.

The embossed panel was matted with a slightly larger panel of Soft Succulent cardstock.  A piece of Evening Evergreen cardstock was die cut with the 1-3/4" x 3-1/8" scalloped rectangle from the Scalloped Contour dies.  The die cut was adhered near the lower right corner of the embossed panel with the right side of the die cut 3/8" from the right side of the embossed panel and the bottom edge of the die cut 5/8" above the bottom edge of the embossed panel.  A piece of Soft Succulent Open Weave Ribbon was wrapped around the panels and tied into a bow near the right side of the embossed panel.  The bottom edge of the ribbon is 1-3/8" above the bottom edge of the embossed panel and the knot of the bow is 7/8" from the left edge of the embossed panel.  The panels were adhered at the center of the card front.

The "It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year" greeting, from the Holly Jolly Wishes stamp set, was stamped on a piece of Basic White cardstock using Misty Moonlight ink.  The greeting was matted with a slightly larger piece of Soft Succulent cardstock and adhered at the center of the Evening Evergreen die cut using Stampin' Dimensionals.

Three small Rhinestone Basic Jewels were adhered to the card front to create a visual triangle around the greeting.

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The snowflake mask was placed over a piece of Basic White cardstock and adhered in place with repositionable tape or Washi tape.  A Blending Brush and Misty Moonlight ink were used to apply ink to the cardstock through the mask.  Because the intent is to create a soft background, ink the Blending Brush, brush off on a scrap piece of paper, and then apply the brush to the mask and cardstock in a light circular motion.  The snowflake panel was adhered at the center of the inside sentiment area of the card base.

The "We Wish You A Merry Christmas" sentiment was stamped on a piece of Basic White cardstock using Evening Evergreen ink.  The sentiment was matted with a slightly larger piece of Soft Succulent cardstock and adhered at the upper center of the snowflake panel.

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If you compare the snowflakes on the envelope flap of the Medium Basic White Envelope to the snowflake panel for the inside sentiment area of the card, you can see the difference between a soft background and a strong background.  The difference is the amount of ink on the Blending Brush and the amount of ink applied to the cardstock through the mask.  

For the envelope flap, a piece of scrap paper was placed between the envelope flap and the body of the envelope.  The snowflake mask was placed over the envelope and held in place with repositionable tape or Washi Tape.  The Blending Brush was used to apply Misty Moonlight ink through the mask to the envelope flap.

I'll be back soon with another project using a mask from the Adorning Designs Decorative Masks and the Holly Jolly Wishes stamp set.

Robertssiggy

Card Measurements

Basic White:  1-3/16" x 2-1/2", 4" x 5-1/4", 1" x 3"; Evening Evergreen:  5-1/2" x 8-1/2" scored at 4-1/4" along the 8-1/2" length, 2" x 3-1/4"; Misty Moonlight:  3-7/8" x 5-1/8"; Soft Succulent:  4" x 5-1/4", 1-5/16" x 2-5/8", 1-1/8" x 3-1/8"; Soft Succulent Open Weave Ribbon:  18"

Supplies I used to make this card

Stamps:  Holly Jolly Wishes; Inks:  Evening Evergreen, Misty Moonlight; Cardstock:  Basic White, Evening Evergreen, Misty Moonlight, Soft Succulent; Embellishments:  Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Soft Succulent Open Weave Ribbon; Tools:  Adorning Designs Decorative Masks, Shimmery White Embossing Paste, Palette Knives, Silicone Craft Sheet, Blending Brushes, Scalloped Contour dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine; Adhesives:  Stampin' Seal, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots; Other:  Medium Basic White Envelope; Non-Stampin' Up!:  Repositionable tape or Washi tape, scrap paper


Artistically Inked -- Happy Birthday

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Today's post presents another card featuring elements of the Expressions in Ink Product Suite.  I really love how this card turned out.  The difficulty was in photographing the card because of the shine from the gold stripes on the Designer Series Paper.  Like the previous card, I stayed with a simple design and let the contrast between the Designer Series Paper and the die cut do the work.

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This card begins with a panel of Gold striped Expressions in Ink Specialty Designer Series Paper matted with a slightly larger panel of Basic Black cardstock.  The panels were adhered at the center of the Thick Basic White card base.  

Adhesive Sheets were adhered to the back of three pieces of Basic Black cardstock.  The cardstock pieces were die cut using the flower grouping die from the Artistic dies.  The die cuts were adhered one on top of the other and then to the upper left corner of the Designer Series Paper panel.  Points of the left and top edges of the die cut are flush with the left and top edges of the panel.

The "Happy Birthday" greeting, from the Artistically Inked stamp set, was stamped on a strip of Basic White cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  A slightly wider strip of Basic Black cardstock was adhered behind the greeting strip.  The top, left, and right edges of the Basic White strip are flush with the top, left, and right edges of the Basic Black strip leaving a narrow strip of Basic Black cardstock visible below the greeting strip.

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A strip of Gold striped Designer Series Paper was matted with a slightly larger mat of Basic Black cardstock.  The left and right edges of the Designer Series Paper are flush with the left and right edges of the Basic Black cardstock and centered between the top and bottom edges of the cardstock.  The strips were adhered across the upper center of the inside sentiment area of the card base with the left and right edges of the strips flush with the left and right edges of the card base and the top edge of the Basic Black strip 1-1/8" below the fold at the top edge of the inside sentiment area of the card base.

The "Wishing you a year of Magical Moments & wonderful memories" sentiment and adjacent star and heart images on the Messages stamp were inked with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and stamped on a piece of Basic White cardstock.  The sentiment was die cut with the Messages die lining up the cardstock with the corresponding position on the die.  Note that the small heart and star adjacent to the sentiment help you to position the sentiment in the die.  The sentiment was matted with a slightly larger piece of Basic Black cardstock and adhered at the center of the Gold striped Designer Series Paper strip.

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A piece of Gold striped Designer Series Paper was adhered to the envelope flap of the Medium Basic White Envelope.  Paper Snips were used to trim away the excess paper using the edge of the envelope flap as a guide.

Sometimes the simplest designs have the greatest visual impact. 

Robertssiggy

Card Measurements

Basic Black:  3 @ 4" x 4", 4" x 5-1/4", 1/2" x 3", 7/8" x 2", 1-3/8" x 4-1/4"; Basic White:  7/16" x 3", 1-1/4" x 2-1/2"; Thick Basic White:  4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2" along the 11" length; Expressions in Ink Specialty Designer Series Paper:  3-7/8" x 5-1/8", 1-1/4" x 4-1/4", 2-1/4" x 6"

Supplies I used to make this card

Stamps:  Artistically Inked, Many Messages; Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black; Cardstock:  Basic Black, Basic White, Thick Basic White; Designer Series Paper:  Expressions in Ink Specialty; Tools:  Artistic dies, Messages die, Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine; Adhesives:  Stampin' Seal, Adhesive Sheets; Other:  Medium Basic White Envelope


Peaceful Deer -- Merry Christmas

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There's lots going on in the Stampin' Up! world right now.  The July - December Mini Catalog AND Sale-A-Bration launched on August 3rd.  This is a great opportunity for you as you have the opportunity to earn some great FREE Sale-A-Bration items that coordinate with some of the fun items in the July - December Mini Catalog.  Today's post is a great example.

The Peaceful Prints Designer Series Paper is available for FREE during Sale-A-Bration with a merchandise order of $50 USD.  The paper was designed to coordinate with the Peaceful Deer stamp set, but the great prints are just a wonderful set of backgrounds for a wide variety of Christmas cards.  You can see one of the prints used on the card front, inside the card, and on the envelope flap.  

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This card begins with a panel of Peaceful Prints Designer Series Paper matted with a slightly larger panel of Basic Black cardstock.  A piece of Gold Shimmer Ribbon was adhered across the panels with the ends folded to the back of the panels and adhered in place.  The bottom edge of the ribbon is 1-1/4" above the bottom edge of the Designer Series Paper.  The panels were adhered at the center of the Gray Granite card front.

Balmy Blue ink was applied to the upper 2/3 of a piece of Basic White cardstock to create a cloudy sky with the assistance of a torn piece of scrap paper and a Blending Brush.  To do this, place the torn piece of scrap paper across the cardstock, ink the Blending Brush with Balmy Blue ink, and then brush the ink in light circles across the torn edge of the paper.  Move the torn paper down about an inch, tilt it slightly, and apply the ink again.  Keep moving the torn paper down the cardstock until a cloudy sky is created.

Ink the largest and tallest of the pine trees with Garden Green ink, apply ink to the tree trunk with the brush tip of the Early Espresso Stampin' Write Marker, and stamp the tree along the left side of the cardstock with the base of the tree 7/16" above the bottom edge of the cardstock.  Ink the larger of the two tree images with Garden Green ink, apply ink to the tree trunks with the brush tip of the Early Espresso Stampin' Write Marker, and stamp the trees to the right of the tall tree with the base of the trees 5/8" above the bottom edge of the cardstock.  Ink the smaller of the two tree images with Garden Green ink, apply ink to the tree trunks with the brush tip of the Early Espresso Stampin' Write Marker, and stamp the trees to the right of the larger two trees image with the base of the trees 1" above the bottom edge of the cardstock.  Ink the three tree image with Garden Green ink, apply ink to the tree trunks with the brush tip of the Early Espresso Stampin' Write Marker, and stamp the trees along the right edge of the cardstock with the bottom edge of the trees 15/16" above the bottom edge of the cardstock.  Add a line of shading below the bottom edge of the trees using the side of the brush tip of a Sahara Sand Stampin' Write Marker.  Stamp the ground lines three times in the open areas of the cardstock, inking the stamp with the brush tip of the Sahara Sand Stampin' Write Marker:  once between the grouping of trees on the right and left, a second time along the right side of the cardstock 1/2" above the bottom edge of the cardstock, and a third time near the lower left of the cardstock with the left end 3/8" from the left side of the cardstock and 1/8" above the bottom edge of the cardstock.

Mat the Basic White cardstock with a slightly larger mat of Gray Granite cardstock and a slightly larger mat of Basic Black cardstock.  Adhere the panel to the cardfront with the bottom edge of the Basic Black cardstock 1/4" above the bottom edge of the Designer Series Paper and the left and right sides of the Basic Black cardstock 3/8" from the left and right sides of the Designer Series Paper.

Using Memento Tuxedo Black ink, stamp the standing and laying down deer images on Crumb Cake cardstock.  Apply LT Flirty Flamingo Stampin' Blend Marker to the inside of the ears of the deers.  Apply LT Crumb Cake Stampin' Blends Marker to the deer bodies:  for the standing deer, the face, body, and the near facing legs; for the laying deer, the face, body and the near facing legs.  Using Paper Snips, cut out the deer and adhere to the cardstock.  Place the bottom of the laying deer 1/4" above the bottom edge of the cardstock and the tail 1-1/4" from the left edge of the cardstock.  Adhere the standing deer to the left of the laying deer using Mini Stampin' Dimensionals with the tail 3/8" from the left side of the cardstock and the back hooves 1/8" above the bottom edge of the cardstock.

Using the brush tip of the Garden Green Stampin' Write Marker, ink the greenery for the neck wreath image.  Using the brush tip of the Real Red Stampin' Write Marker, ink the bow in the neck wreath image.  Huff on the stamp to remoisten the ink and stamp the image on a piece of Basic White cardstock.  Using Paper Snips, cut out the neck wreath and adhere to the neck of the standing deer.

Using Memento Tuxedo Black ink, stamp the bunny on Gray Granite cardstock.  Apply LT Flirty Flamingo Stampin' Blend Marker to the inside of the near facing ear.  Apply LT Gray Granite Stampin' Blends Marker to the body and opposite ear of the bunny -- but not on the tail.  Using Paper Snips, cut out the bunny and adhere near the lower right corner of the cardstock with the bottom of the bunny 1/4" above the bottom edge of the cardstock and the back side of the bunny 3/8" from the right side of the cardstock. 

Using Memento Tuxedo Black ink, stamp "Merry Christmas" on a strip of Basic White cardstock.  Cut banner tails into the right side of a strip of Real Red cardstock.  Adhere the greeting to the Real Red banner with the greeting centered between the top and bottom edges of the banner and the right end of the banner 1/16" from the right end of the banner.  Adhere the banner to the Basic White cardstock with the right end of the banner flush with the right edge of the Basic Black cardstock and the top edge of the Real Red banner 3/16" from the top edge of the Basic White cardstock.

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Adhere a narrow strip of Basic Black cardstock behind the right edge of a strip of Peaceful Prints Designer Series Paper.  Adhere the strips along the left edge of a panel of Basic White cardstock with the top, left, and bottom edges of the strips flush with the top, left, and bottom edges of the panel.  Adhere the panel at the center of a slightly larger mat of Basic Black cardstock and adhere at the center of the inside sentiment area of the card base.

Using Garden Green ink, stamp the "Wishing You A Wonderful Year And Friendships Dear" sentiment at the upper center of the Basic White panel.

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Apply a piece of Peaceful Prints Designer Series Paper to the envelope flap of a Medium Basic White Envelope.  Use Paper Snips to trim away the excess paper using the edge of the envelope flap as a guide.

The Peaceful Deer stamp set has a coordinating punch called the Deer Builder punch.  The stamp set and punch are sold as a bundle in the July - December Mini Catalog.  I'll be back early next week with a idea for using the Bundle.

Here's hoping the roofing noise will be finished tomorrow and we can return to some quiet for the weekend...as long as the current Tropical Storm stays in the Gulf of Mexico.

Robertssiggy

Card Measurements

Basic Black:  3-3/8" x 4-3/8"; 2 @ 4" x 5-1/4", 3/8" x 3-7/8"; Basic White:  3" x 4", 1" x 1", 3/8" x 2-1/8", 3-7/8" x 5-1/8"; Crumb Cake:  2-1/4" x 3-1/4"; Gray Granite:  5-1/2" x 8-1/2" scored at 4-1/4" along the 8-1/2" length, 3-1/8" x 4-1/8", 1-1/2" x 1-1/2"; Real Red:  1/2" x 2-5/8"; Peaceful Prints Designer Series Paper:  3-7/8" x 5-1/8", 3/4" x 3-7/8", 2-1/4" x 6"; Gold Shimmer Ribbon:  7"

Supplies I used to make this card

Stamps:  Peaceful Deer; Inks:  Balmy Blue, Garden Green, Memento Tuxedo Black; Stampin' Blends Markers:  LT Crumb Cake, LT Flirty Flamingo, LT Gray Granite; Stampin' Write Markers:  Neutrals (Early Espresso, Sahara Sand), Regals Garden Green, Real Red); Cardstock:  Basic Black, Basic White, Crumb Cake, Gray Granite, Real Red; Designer Series Paper:  Peaceful Prints (Sale-A-Bration); Embellishments:  Gold Shimmer Ribbon; Tools:  Blending Brushes; Adhesives:  Stampin' Seal, Mini Stampin' Dimensionals; Other:  Medium Basic White Envelope; Non-Stampin' Up!:  Post-It Notes