November 18, 2017


Don't you just love this portrait of a reindeer hung upon matching reindeer wallpaper??

I have to confess that I thought the Be Merry Designer Series Paper shown on the top of page 113 was pretty cute when I first saw it. So I ordered it. But, when it arrived and I was able to get a look at the white deer upon red design up close and personal, I fell completely in love! The rest of the DSP pack is wonderful also, but that little deer print simply reached out to me.

And, then I realized that I had ordered the stamp set, Merry Mistletoe, shown on the same page, earlier. It was waiting patiently in my creating area to be loved. The deer from the stamp set was identical to the ones parading all over that DSP!

I decided to pair the two up in a single card. It was just meant to be! 

Gold and rich red are so nice together, so that's the route I decided to take. I embossed the deer as well as the Merry Christmas from the same set in gold. The backdrop for the reindeer piece was cut with one of the Stitched Shapes ovals. I fussy cut the sentiment to give it a nice and neat look. 

After cutting one of the gold Metallic Foil Doilies (page 194) in half, they were perfect to frame either side of the deer piece. 

The card has just the right amount of dimension. Actually it could be mailed easily without any added postage. Always a plus.

Isn't that gold embossed reindeer stately and elegant? 

And a little close-up of the adorable reindeer DSP:

This card was so much fun to create, and it came together just wonderfully. I love it when that happens. Such satisfaction.

Did you purchase any of the Christmas DSP this year, whether from the big catalog or from the Holiday Catalog? Which one piece is your very favorite?



  1. Those reindeers are adorable!! Love this card. Pinned for inspiration.

  2. Such a pretty card; I love the addition of the gold doilies! Pinned.

  3. This year as in the last few I am obsessed with deer. This is a beautiful card and would make a special keepsake.

  4. I love your card! Since moving to Colorado, and seeing many deer here, I love the image and the pretty matching background paper.

  5. What a lovely holiday card! The deer is so cute, and I love the matching paper behind. Thank you so much for sharing, and for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party!

  6. A lovely festive card, I love the gold details :)
    Lianne | Makes, Bakes and Decor

  7. Such a fun card! I was happy to feature it this week at My Busy Beehives BEE PARTY. HAve a great season! :)

  8. Love this sweet reindeer! Thanks for sharing with SYC.