PPA 269 – OH DEER!

What a unique sketch the Pals Paper Arts challenge posed to us this week.  It really took some thinking on this one to get something creative going.


I haven’t made a Christmas card yet and wanted to break into some of the adorable paper in the Home For Christmas Designer Series Pack.  You can see the entire collection if you click on the holiday catalog icon.  This paper has a vintage vibe to it but can be adapted to almost any holiday card.

Watermarked Photo (2015-09-26-1645)

I think the reindeer are absolutely adorable and remind me of some of the Christmas decorations we had growing up.

Watermarked Photo 2 (2015-09-26-1524)

I chose to switch the sketch a bit to give more room for my reindeer to jump around.  The card base is Whisper White Thick cardstock.  Next I embossed  Real Red cardstock with the Softly Falling embossing folder then glued on a Tea Lace doilie.  The sentiment is from the Among the Branches stamp set and is punched out with the 2″ circle punch.  I layered it on a 2 1/4″  punched circle of Real Red DSP and again on a 2 1/2″ punched circle of Garden Green cardstock.  The three deer are fussy cut from the DSP and popped up on dimensionals around the doilie. And because the sketch called for it and I did not want to stray further away from it, I adhered two White Perfect Accents to the corners.

The inside of the card is fun too! I used the Holly Jolly Greetings stamp set along with the Christmas Greetings Thinlits Dies, which by the way come as a bundle and could be used in countless different phrases.  The stamp set has 22 stamps that coordinate with the dies.

Watermarked Photo 3 (2015-09-26-1524)

     Watermarked Photo 4 (2015-09-26-1525)

I hope this card made you smile and perhaps brought back a few sweet childhood memories (if you are a little vintage like me)!

Thanks so much for stopping and I welcome your comments or questions, anytime!



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  1. Over the top adorable!! Love how you flipped the sketch!! So, so creative!! Thank you for joining us this week on our PPA challenge!!

  2. Roseann – This couldn’t be more adorable! What a wonderful way to use this sketch! I love the leaping deer. Thank you so much for playing along with this week’s Pals Paper Arts sketch challenge.

  3. Again, awesome ..still makes me smile..thanks for sharing and playing along this week!

  4. Love the DSP….those jumping reindeer are too cute! They remind me of my childhood. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Pals Paper Arts.

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