Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Peace & Joy

I had some time to play with Papertrey's MIM, and Melissa's 'Deck Your Dies', 
and did a couple of cards for my stash with the new Floral Fantasy set.
I really love the reindeer in red, so festive and bright. I had a few
stamped die cuts left over from the last MIM, and combining them with 
my 'decked out' die cuts showcased that darling deer.

First I cut a window with an oval die, and decked it with 2 more die cut ovals from
silver glitter paper, angling the 2 die cuts a bit.
Scalloped frame provided an addtional dotted die over my stamped BG Basics: Gingham
stamped in black on red card stock.
What to do with the oval cut out? Another card!

Same layout, with my reindeer embossed in white on red, a reverse of the first card.
A little hard to see on this card, but the die cut sentiment is backed with black glitter
card stock.

A close look at the greenery and berries, you can see some double inking and Copic coloring.

Love seeing what everyone does to their die cuts to enhance them, don't you? 
Play along on PTI's blog through the week.
Hope your crafting isn't too stressed this time of year. I know mine is... just hoping
yours isn't! <3 


  1. WOW, Nancy! GORGEOUS CREATIONS! LOVE BOTH of your cards! They're SO FESTIVE & PERFECT for Christmas! I am LOVING that deer stamp! PERFECTLY DONE & INKY HUGS! ;)

  2. Two pretty cards Nancy! That reindeer is fabulous now matter how you stamp it!

  3. Beautiful, beautiful cards my friend! That deer is stunning with the plaid background. Both the Floral Fantasy and the Forest Floor winter sets are on my wish list now since I missed ordering from them last release. Love these!!

  4. These are amazing Nancy! What a difference changing the background makes. Well done you. Cheers.

  5. Both of these are amazing, Nancy! This is such a fun set. I didn't buy it the first time around, but saw a card you made with that beautiful deer and had to order. lol You always inspire me. Can't wait to see what you come up with next.

  6. These two mirror image cards are just absolutely GORGEOUS Nancy!! And once again you've made me realize I do NEED the Floral Fantasy stamp set!! Thought I could get away with using the Dash Away All deer die with a floral background stamped onto him, but it just isn't the same! But anyway, I'm loving your red deer (SOOO festive!!), the red plaid, the oval openings, and all that FABULOUS greenery!! Lovely, lovely cards my friend! Hope you have a wonderful weekend and don't get too stressed...just enjoy! Hugs.

  7. Love the red and black plaid paper! Very pretty.

  8. Really love your pair of holiday cards...almost like a positive and negative. Great idea to get more mileage out of you design.

  9. Red glamour and fun on your card this week! I love seeing what you do with your fantasy deer!


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