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 ~

Simply Sunday: Finding a Peaceful Place

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’d like to share my entire 12″ x 12″ collection of cards with you. These are the result of the layout I shared with you for cutting the Peaceful Place specialty paper. I have 2 NEW “Slimline” cards for you. This cutting pattern highlights the design and leaves “no waste”.

I’ll begin with the “Simple Stamping” card … just ink, cardstock and designer paper. This simple design turned out beautiful … I opted for the Smoky Slate base instead of Black because it allowed the tree in the designer paper to stand out (the black was just too bold).

The layer of white highlights the beautiful Evening Evergreen Shimmery Vellum, this adds a subtle pop of color to our card. As the card was laying there I decided to add a touch of Wink of Stella onto the “snowy” areas of the tree. The Stella brought out the shimmer of the shimmer paper … they look stunning together!

Because I have not purchase the Peaceful Cabin bundle yet (Yes … I said yet!!) I used the Peaceful Deer stamp set for the sentiments on both of today’s cards. So that leads me into my next card …

This card really highlights the foils in the designer paper … and gives you more! I used the Silver Foil paper as my mat and then again to highlight my greeting. It’s a bit more masculine.

The sentiment was stamped near the edge of the cardstock and the cut with the Layering Circles Dies, which I also used for the mat … I just trimmed off the bottom. I wanted to create a unique platform for my greeting instead of the normal circle or rectangle. It’s just a little more fun, and goes with the 2 strips of silver foil.

Making these cards from my cut layout was a breeze and so much fun, and now they are hanging in my Stampin’ Studio for all to view. Here is what they look like all together …

I hope my samples inspired you to pull out your Peaceful Place designer paper and start cutting and designing! If you don’t have it yet, I have the links below for you to purchase.

Thank you for spending a part of your Sunday with me …

I hope you have a beautiful day.

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in todays projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you 

Peaceful “Halloween” Place …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have 2 more cards that highlight the beautiful Peaceful Place Specialty Designer Paper. These A2 size cards come from the extra piece that was cut off during my demonstration showing you how to cut the designer paper in yesterday’s video.

The first card you got a peek at in the video … it’s my Halloween Shaker Card. This may have little snowflakes on it but it fits perfectly for a Halloween card in Wisconsin! lol

We know the width of our designer paper was 3-3/4″ so to fit onto the card base with an even border … we need to cut it down to 5″. Then cut at 5″ again so you have 2 card fronts. Your mat will measure 4″ x 5-1/4″ and your base is 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ then score at 4-1/4″. Your layers are ready … what colors did you pick? My card base is Basic Black and the mat is Highland Heather! Don’t forget your window sheet… you’ll need it for the Shaker Card.

I used the Cute Halloween Designer paper and fussy cut my skulls and tombstones, then added them to the Subtle Shimmer Sequins to create my shaker. I used the Layering Rectangle Frames to lock in my shaker.

I created a cute little bow to attach to my frame using the Black & White Gingham Ribbon dyes Highland Heather using the Stampin’ Blends. To finish off my card … I used the “Spooky” from the Festive & Bright Stamp set.

Isn’t this just the cutest Halloween card? If this excites you … imagine the look on your childs/grandchilds face when you give them this card!!

The second piece of designer paper will be used for a Christmas Card … I’ve decided to highlight the neutral colors in the designer paper. Now that I’m looking at it finished here, I think I would have like to add the silver foil behind me trees! Have you ever done that before? Well … I have another 12 x 12 inch sheet of this paper so I’ll add it to my next one.

The trees and the greeting come from the Peaceful Deer stamp set and works pretty good with the designer paper. I don’t have to coordinating cabin bundle yet … but you’ve convinced me that I want it … and that I will share plenty with you.

You’ll notice that I used the Subtle Shimmer Sequins on this card as well as the shaker! Might as well get as much use out of our products as we can … Right!

How could I forget … I couldn’t resist added some Wink of Stella on my trees. That little extra sparkle just fit in well with the designer paper.

Thank you so much for joining me today. I hope you enjoyed getting to see what you can do with the extra pieces of paper that was cut from our Peaceful Place 12 x 12 designer paper.

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in todays projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you 

Peaceful Place …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have 2 more “Slimline” cards … highlighting the beautiful Peaceful Place Specialty Designer Paper. These Slimline cards come from my 12 x 12 designer paper cutting pattern that highlights the desiger and leaves “no waste”.

I will be be sharing the video first … I think you’ll fall in love with the possibilities shown in the video. Grab your coffee and relax while I show you how to cut this stunning paper to maximize the design, and leave no waste at all!

If you liked the designs I shared in the video, wait till you see the finished cards I created for you! First we’ll check out the Monochromatic card with a little twinkle …

This slim beauty takes one of the four sections cut from the paper and layered it with a double mat! With the Basic White and Black and the Smoky Slate to pull in the grays from the designer paper … your card could be complete.

However, I wanted to highlight the silver foil in the paper so I added the Metallic Mesh Ribbon from the Annual Catalog and sprinkled on a few sequins from the Subtle Shimmer Sequins. They really add some magic to this monochromatic card …

The greetings on both cards come from the Peaceful Deer stamp set. The sentiments fit so beautifully with these wintry scenes.

The second card also was double matted but this time I added a pop of color!! What colors bring the holidays to mind more than our Cherry Cobbler and Mossy Meadow. No bling bling on this card…

The Cherry Cobbler and Mossy Meadow frame our beautiful trees and it fills you mind with holiday cheer. I chose a banner to highlight the greeting and then tied it up so sweetly with the Evening Evergreen Chevron Weave Ribbon … the earthy texture works perfectly with this card.

Not only did I double mat this one too, but I popped the first layer up to create extra depth to the card. The “Sending Love & Peace this Season” really invites your friends into the beautiful card you just made them … the greeting from the Peaceful Deer Stamp set teams up perfectly with this paper.

I hope the video inspired you and the two extra card samples where the cherry on top!! I wanted to surprise my stampin’ friends who joined me for the LIVE by sharing card samples totally different than what I showed in the LIVE.

Thank you for stopping by for a visit today. I hope you have a beautiful day.

And for inquiring minds … there were many trees down from the straight line winds and many more of our stamping friend without electricity. No one was hurt 🙂

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in todays projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you