Saturday, October 17, 2015

BLOG HOP: Introducing the "Love You Deer" Stamp Set from

Hi everyone,

It's time for another Blog Hop with the design team.  If you came from Jessica's blog, then you're in the right place!

Today we're featuring cards made with the new "Love You Deer" stamp set.  Now, I don't know about you, but I'm not exactly a hunting kind of person.  So, I'm going to celebrate some of the the unique qualities about deer.

10 Interesting Facts about Deer that I betcha you didn't know:

  1. There are forty-seven (47) species of deer.
  2. The smallest deer weighs only 20lb. and is only 14in. tall in its adult life.  Now, that's TINY!
  3. Deer are vegetarian.
  4. Only males have antlers, except for Caribou (where both male and female have antlers).
  5. Antlers grow during the year and fall off in the winter.  Hey, that's kinda like flowers.
  6. White-tailed deer, think Bambi, have great eyesight and hearing.
  7. White-tailed deer are super athletic.  They can run up to 30mph, leap as high as 10 feet and jump as far as 30 feet.  Deer Olympics anyone? 
  8. Reindeer and Caribou are the same.
  9. The Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer story was created as part of a marketing campaign for Montgomery Ward department stores in 1939.  All things lead to Marketing!
  10. The Rankin/Bass stop-motion version of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer didn't air until 1964, a full 25 years after the original story was written.
          Sources: LiveScience, National Geographic, Wikipedia

Okay, now don't you feel more educated about deer?  I was inspired by some of these facts (the highlighted ones) and incorporated them into my cards for today: Mainly the fact that deer are vegetarian and Rudolph originated from a department store marketing gimmick.  I really love that one.  Haha!

Card #1 - Deer in Grassy Meadow

Materials for Card #1:
  • Love You Deer Stamps from
  • White Card Base: 4.25"W x 11"H, scored at 5.5" mark
  • Card insert: 4.25"W x 11"H
  • Spellbinders Oval Floral dies
  • Ranger Distress Inks: Peacock Feathers and Broken China
  • Lawn Fawn Grassy Border dies
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Copic Markers
  • White Gelly Roll Gel Pen
  • Sequins
  • Foam Adhesive

Directions for Card #1
  • Stamp the deer on white card stock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Color in with Copic markers and add white gel pen on the spots for accents. Fussy cut the deer using scissors.
  • Center the oval die cut on the white card insert and die cut.  Keep both pieces
  • Using Distress Ink, gently blend in the sky starting with the lightest color.  Only color in half the oval.
  • Die cut the grassy border from two different shades of green card stock.
  • Place the deer and the grassy borders on the oval.  Cut out the excess grassy parts to match the oval shape.  Using foam adhesive pop up the grassy border for dimension.
  • Adhere the oval to the center of the card base.  Add the outer rectangle to the card for added effect.  
  • Add sequins for a finishing touch.

Card #2 - Rudolph outside a Montgomery Ward window display, circa 1939

Materials for Card #2:
  • Love You Deer Stamps from
  • White Card Base: 4.25"W x 11"H, scored at 5.5" mark
  • Card insert: 4.25"W x 11"H
  • Size Window dies
  • Card stock: red, two shades of green, gold and patterned striped paper for the awning
  • Spellbinder Stylized Trees dies
  • Lawn Fawn Cupcake wrapper die
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Copic Markers
  • Glossy Accents
  • Foam Adhesive
Directions for Card #2:
  • Stamp the deer (Rudolph) using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and color with Copic Marker
  • Die cut the window, trees and stars and arrange a "window display"
  • Cover the top of the window with the cupcake wrapper and then cut the excess so it forms a rectangular top.
  • Cut a small rectangle, ink the edges and write "M. Ward 1939" in pencil.  Adhere to awning with foam adhesive
  • Place a red nose on Rudolph by cutting a little circle from red card stock.  Cover in glossy accents to make it shiny and bright.
  • Place Rudolph to the side of the store window.
Silly card, but I had fun making it.

You can make one too! is giving away a free stamp set to one lucky winner.  Just comment on the JessicaLynnOriginal blog for your chance to win the free set.

Keep on Hopping.  The lovely Vickie is next with some fun designs. Below is the full hop order in case you lose your way:
Now, sing along with me "... then one foggy Christmas Eve, Santa came to say... Rudolph with your nose so bright... won't you guide my sleigh tonight?"

Happy Hopping!


  1. Gorgeous Chrissy - love the "red nose" on the image of your second card - perfect!

  2. I love your projects, and the trivia was awesome. Here's one, there is a species of deer only found in the Florida Keys... the Key Deer. It is a protected endangered species :)


Look forward to your feedback and any fun ideas I should incorporate into my card designs. Or just say hello!