Free Tutorial Friday: Peaceful Deer

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Since I’ve kicked off my Christmas in July special, I thought it would be fun to share of of my favorites from last year Peaceful Deer. I realize that there are no “bundles” so to speak of Christmas items in our Annual catalog, there are a few favorites in there.

What’s great about this card is that it can really be used all year long … perfect for a birthday!


  • Card Base: Crumb Cake 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored & folded at 4-1/4
  • Cardstock #2: Crumb Cake 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″
  • Cardstock #3: Balmy Blue 4″ x 5-1/4″
  • Cardstock #4: Basic White scraps for deer and greeting


  • Cut a mask for the background hills from the copy paper. Use a Blending Brush to add Mossy Meadow ink forming the hills on the Balmy Blue cardstock.
  • Stamp the trees in Mossy Meadow ink, then emboss with the Tasteful Textile folder and adhere to card base.
  • Using the third largest diorama die, cut the Crumb Cake cardstock, then emboss with the Bark folder. Cut 4 pieces of Linen Thread and tie around the right side, fraying ends. Adhere to card with dimensionals.
  • Stamp, color and punch out deer. Adhere to card with double layer of dimensionals.
  • Stamp greeting, die cut with Messages die, and adhere to card with dimensionals (double on left, single on right).
  • Add Brushed Metallic Dots as desired.

I hope you enjoyed today’s tutorial … these are shared so you can print them out and recreate these cute cards. Don’t forget my special Christmas in July special ….

Thank you for joining me today.

Have a beautiful weekend ~

Christmas in July

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I have an exciting announcement to share with you today … I am hosting a Christmas in July event in conjunction with Sale-a-Bration so you can earn maximum benefits! You can join in some of the extra fun by following me on Facebook where I share tips, projects and more!

This event runs from Thursday July 28th through the end of the month … July 31st at midnight. When you purchase one of our Holiday Bundles, either from the Mini or Annual Catalog and spend $50+ or more, you will be rewarded with three special gifts.

You will need to use HOST CODE: QGR9QZYP when ordering.

The first gift is from me ….

Make your Christmas cards stand out this year with the Festive Pearls. These little beauties will not only add dimension but also a touch of elegance to all your seasonal papercrafting projects… and they are the first of three gifts during my Christmas in July event.

The second gift is from Stampin’ Up! ….

You will get to choose a FREE item out of the Sale-a-bration catalog. What you choose depends on the amount you spend… $50 = 1 Level 1 item / $100 = 2 Level 1 items or 1 Level 2. If you choose to purchase $150 or more … Do NOT Use the Host Code as I want you to receive hostesses benefits!!

The third gift is a virtual one …

You will receive a point for each $50 you purchase towards a FREE Stamp Set. You can get full details of my Rewards Program HERE.

I thought it would be fun to boost up your benefits when your order for your holiday cardmaking. I know many of my stampin’ friends begin their cards early … I’m here to help you out.

Thank you for hanging out with me today and learning about this amazing special event. If you have any questions message me. I’d love to help you out.

Have a great day ~

Christmas in July on a Budget!!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’d like to share with you an opportunity to create your Christmas cards -n- projects at a discount. Our Clearance rack is the perfect place to get some shopping done when your on a budget.

My favorite pick for Christmas is the “Stitched with Cheer” Project Kit.

Sew up the holidays with hand-stitched cards in festive designs. Kit includes enough supplies for 18 cards, 6 each of 3 designs, and 18 kraft envelopes and envelope liners. Complete the kit using the Stitched with Cheer Stamp Set (item 142182). Stamps, ink, and adhesive sold separately. Instructions included.

Kit includes
* 18 card bases, folded size 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)
* Envelopes and envelope liners
* Kraft and white card front backers
* Kraft circles and banners
* White banners
* Gold baker’s twine
* Gold and white twine
* Metallic gold thread
* 20 gold adhesive-backed enamel dots
* Burlap ribbon
* Printed die-cut images
* Red and white adhesive pearls
* Gold foil doilies
* 2 needles and 1 needle threader

Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Emerald Envy, gold, kraft, Mint Macaron, Real Red, white

This is not only a quick -n- easy way to make your cards, but to do it at a big discount. Use any holiday greeting that you have at home to complete your cards.


Let me know if you have any questions about our Clearance Rack.  Remember that you will get a $5.00 Bonus Coupon to spend in August for every $50 you spend in July!

Thank you for checking out my blog today.

Have a great day ~


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