Christmas Cards with Deer are Always Popular

Christmas cards with deer are always popular and I love using them on an all white background.   Adding a few colorful images creates interest that pops against the white background.  For this card I used the Rubbernecker Stamps Deer Family, Winter Tree, Nested Deckle Rectangles, Deckle Hills, Greenery #1 and Small Birds.  The polka dot embossed background was made using a retired folder made by Sizzix for Stampin’ Up!

Come see how I make Christmas cards with deer.

The Scene Base

  • Cut the deckle layer using white cardstock, insert in embossing folder and run through the die cutting machine.
  • Use ATG adhesive to attach the deckle layer to the red background layer.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the deckle layer and attach it to the white card base.
  • Cut the deckle hill layer using white cardstock and attach it to the deckle layer using strips of mounting tape.

Christmas cards with deer are always popular.

Create the Scene

  • Cut the deer and tree using white cardstock.
  • Apply thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the tree, tuck it in behind the snow layer and attach to the scene base,  Note:  I added a few rolled up tiny glue dots to a few key spots to hold the upper branches in place.
  • Use green cardstock to cut the evergreen branches.
  • Cut tiny pieces off of a branch and attach them to the deer neck using glossy accents. I added a tiny red collar to the mamma dear just for fun even though we know deer don’t wear collars. LOL!
  • Punch out red 1/16″ circles and attach them to the necks of both deer using glossy accents.
  • Tuck the mamma and baby deer in behind the snow layer and attach using pieces of mounting tape.
  • Cut the green branches apart and attach them in behind the snow layer using glossy accents.
  • Use red cardstock to cut the birds and color their beaks with a black marker.
  • Finish the scene by attaching the birds to the scene using small pieces of mounting tape.

Check out how I make Christmas cards with deer for family and friends.

Here are links to the dies I used for my card.

 
Winter Tree Die Cut 5170D
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Deer Family Die Cut 5162-10D
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5176D Nested Deckle Rectangle Dies
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5173-02D Deckle Hills Die Cut
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Greenery #1 Die Cut 5162-09D
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Small Birds Die 5147-06D
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Here are links to the tools and supplies.

 
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock,…
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Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Easter…
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Solar White Heavyweight 110 lb – 25…
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Fiskars 1/16 Inch Hand Punch, Circle
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COPIC Sketch Marker 100, Black
[ ELH ]
Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
[ ELH ]
Micro (1/8″), Glue Dots
[ ELH ]
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
[ ELH ]
Fiskars 01-005452 Recycled Bypass…
[ AMZUS ]
ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
[ ELH ]
Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
[ ELH ]
Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
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So if you are looking for an idea to create your own Christmas cards with deer I welcome you to use mine as an inspiration.  You can find lots more Christmas cards with deer inspiration on this Pinterest link.   And check out this Pinterest link for white on white Christmas card inspiration.  I sure appreciate you coming by and I hope you have a great day.

 

Handmade Paper Poinsettia

There is something so special about a bright red handmade paper poinsettia arranged with holly on an all white card base and paired with a simple gold embossed sentiment.  This is such an elegant card and was easy to make and would be perfect to make several at a time for family and friends.  I used  the Poinsettia #2 paired with Holly, Deckle Frame and May the Joys sentiment. 

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KC Rubbernecker 5169D Poinsettia 13 right

The Card Base and Sentiment

  • Use the Deckle Frame and white cardstock to cut the sentiment layer.
  • Secure the sentiment stamp and cardstock in the MISTI.
  • Apply Versamark to the stamp and stamp the white deckle layer.
  • Apply super fine gold embossing powder and heat with heat gun.
  • Attach strips of mounting tape to the back of the sentiment layer and attach it to the card base.

KC Rubbernecker 5169D Poinsettia 13 center

The Handmade Paper Poinsettia and Holly

  • Use red, green and yellow cardstock to cut the poinsettia sections. Note:  I like to create one or two green poinsettia sections for the main base of the flower.
  • Cut the holly sections using green and red cardstock. Attach the red berries to the holly using glossy accents.
  • Lay the holly sections on a molding pad and use the leaf tool. 
  • Place the red and green poinsettia flower layers face down on a molding pad and use a large round stylus to shape the flower petals.
  • Place the red and green poinsettia flower layers face up on a molding pad and use a small tipped stylus to push down in the center of each flower to push the petals up.
  • Attach the flower layers together using glossy accents. 
  • Form one tiny yellow flower using a small tipped stylus and molding pad and attach it to the flower center using glossy accents.  Note:  I love to use my reverse tweezers when working with tiny die cut parts and pieces.

Arrange the Poinsettia and Holly

  • Apply glossy accents to the back of the poinsettia and attach it to the corner of the sentiment layer.
  • Tuck the holly branches under the poinsettia and attach them using glossy accents.

 

KC Rubbernecker 5169D Poinsettia 13 left

Here are links to the dies and stamp used for my project.

 
Poinsettia #2 5169D
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Holly #1 Die Cut 5162-08D
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5176-01D Deckle Frame Die
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May the Joys 980-08
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Here links to the tools and supplies.

 
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock,…
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Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Easter…
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Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Sour…
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Solar White Heavyweight 110 lb – 25…
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MISTI Laser Etched Stamping Tool…
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VersaMark Ink Pad
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Ranger Super Fine Embossing Powder, Gold
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Embossing Gun (Wagner), Hero Arts
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Susan’s Garden Tool Kit, Elizabeth…
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Molding Pad
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Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
[ ELH ]
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
[ ELH ]
Fiskars 01-005452 Recycled Bypass…
[ AMZUS ]
ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
[ ELH ]
Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
[ ELH ]
Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
[ RBB ]
 

I hope you have enjoyed seeing my handmade paper poinsettia card.  The poinsettia is certainly an iconic Christmas symbol and are perfect on holiday cards and projects.  You can see lots of handmade paper poinsettia inspiration on this Pinterest link.  Thank you for coming by today and I hope you have a great week.

Felt Ornaments Look So Cozy On the Christmas Tree

Felt ornaments looks so cozy on the Christmas tree and adds a homespun feel for the holidays.  I’ve been having fun using felt to make Christmas ornaments.  The poinsettia mug ornaments I shared a few days ago were made on a flat felt surface.  For today’s ornament I created a soft fiber filled pillow background for my winter cabin scene.

For my project I used the Rubbernecker Stamps Snow Globe Set, Cabin Set, Evergreen Trees, Deckle Hills, Small Birds, Tiny Leaves and the star from the Globe Tree Set..

Click thru to see how I made pretty felt ornaments.

The Die Cut Felt Parts

  • Cut two white circle sections and a white deckle hill section. Use the circle die to cut the deckle hill section.
  • Use gray and white felt to cut the cabin sections and attach them together using Crafter’s Pick tacky glue.
  • Cut one set of evergreen trees and tiny leaves using green felt.
  • Punch out 1/8″ circles and cut small birds using red felt.
  • Use yellow felt to cut the tiny star.

 

Click thru to see how I made winter scene felt ornaments.

Create the Scene

  • Apply tacky glue to the back of the trees and attach to the front white felt circle.
  • Use tacky glue to attach the cabin to the trees and the circle base.
  • Attach the tiny green leaves, red circle, red birds and yellow star to the scene using tacky glue.
  • Secure the two round felt circles and the snow layer together using straight pins.
  • Thread an embroidery needle with white embroidery floss and sew the pieces together using an overcast whip stitch and leave a small section open to use to add fiber fill.  Note:  Check out this American Felt and Craft link to see several different stitch options.  Please don’t  take a close look at my stitching.  My needle point was not sharp enough and made it difficult for me to get through the felt to create even stitches. 
  • Insert fiber fill to the inside of the white circles to create a soft pillow appearance and then compete stitching to close the opening.
  • Create the thread hanger by inserting the needle in between the top layers, pulling the thread up through , create the loop and secure with a couple french knots.

Click thru to see how I made cozy felt ornaments

Here are the dies I used to create my ornament.

 
5177-01D Snow Globe Die Cut
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5177-02D Cabin #1 Die Cut
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5217-01D Evergreen Tree Die
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5173-02D Deckle Hills Die Cut
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Small Birds Die 5147-06D
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5162-04D Tiny Leaves
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5177-03D Globe Tree #1 Die Cut
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Here are the tools and supplies used.

 
Medium Tinsel, Essentials By Ellen…
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Avocado, Essentials By Ellen Wool…
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Ruby, Essentials By Ellen Wool Felt 9…
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Winter White, Essentials By Ellen…
[ ELH ]
The Ultimate Glue – 4 oz., Crafter’s…
[ ELH ]
Outus Large-Eye Blunt Needles Steel…
[ AMZUS ]
Winter White, DMC Embroidery Floss,…
[ ELH ]
Fairfield FAIPFT12 Fiber Poly Fil…
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Fiskars – Hole Punch – One Eighth…
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Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
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Susan’s Garden Tool Kit, Elizabeth…
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Have you made handmade felt ornaments for your own tree or to give as gifts?They are so fun to make and go together quite easily.  Here is a Pinterest link to handmade felt Christmas ornaments for more inspiration.  Please feel free to add links to your felt ornaments in the comment section.  I would love to see what you come up with.  Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a great weekend.