Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Merry Christmas, "Deer" with Hampton Art Stamps

I must confess a love of all things Christmas, and the more old-fashioned, the better! I grew up in a German community in Pennsylvania, commonly known as "Pennsylvania Dutch." We had a lot of traditions at Christmas-time. I miss my roots at the holidays, but making vintage-inspired cards and home decor, making all the remembered foods, decorating, singing carols, giving to others, all makes it easier to be so far away. 

It is my turn to share on the Hampton Art Stamps blog today. They have AMAZING Christmas-themed stamps! Check out the catty!

My card takes me home with the old fashioned colors, the pine cones, the promise of snow.

These colors make me think of cranberries, ginger cake, and sugar cookies!

To create the festive deer, first stamp the Christmas words (Hampton Art Stamps/Art Warehouse Believe in Christmas) multiple times onto cream cardstock with brown chalk ink. Die cut the stamped message using a reindeer die cut (Sizzix Tim Holt Alterations Reindeer Flight) . Ink the edges of the deer with pale brown and red inks. Die cut a second deer from chipboard. Glue the stamped deer to the chipboard, decorate with a flower and leaves, then mount the image to the card with foam tape.

Stamp the Christmas greeting onto cream cardstock with red ink, then trim it out with a die cut shape. I used Spellbinders Labels One Small, then trimmed it down to fit under the decorative panel. While the die cut shape was still in the template, I inked it with with brown ink.

I created a bouquet from a paper flower and some items trimmed from floral picks and wreaths. I purchase the mini floral elements, which are to be used in floral arrangements, at the craft store. I then cut them apart to create items for my papercraft projects.

I decorated the inside with some paper and a Christmas stamp (Hampton Art Stamps/Hot Fudge Studio Merry Christmas). {sorry for the blurry shot!)

This card has a bit of dimension, so you would need a padded envelope in order to mail it.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Hampton Art Stamps:
Art Warehouse Believe in Christmas
Hot Fudge Studio Merry Christmas (inside)

Clearsnap Ink:
Colorbox Fluid Chalk Chestnut Roan, Creamy Brown, Warm Red
Colorbox Graphic 45 Decades Antiquing Ink Triumphant Red

Cardstock: American Crafts Rocky Road; Neenah Natural White
Designer paper: My Mind's Eye Lost and Found Christmas
Ribbon: Really Reasonable Ribbon Wine Velvet
Tools: Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Reindeer Flight; Spellbinders Labels One, Labels One Small
Embellishments: Kaisercraft Paper Blooms Cranberry; The Paper Studio Le Petites 3D Paper Flowers Red/Pink; Hobby Lobby pinecones and other floral
Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L foam squares; Scotch 3M tape; Beacon Fabri-tac; Heidi Swapp Scrappy Glue


  1. Gorgeous card Gloria. Love everything you've done, especially the flower arrangement. hugs,x

  2. Oh, so pretty! It's a wonderful vintage card, Gloria! Thank you!...Nancy :o)

  3. I love it! if helps on postage you can just hand deliver this one to me! :) love all the 'goodies' and Deer! beautiful Gloria!

  4. stunning! love the music sheet bg and fabulous script on the deer. gorgeous christmas bouquet and the pine cones are the icing on the cake! xx

  5. What a lovely card. I love the traditional colours for Christmas.
    What a fabulous idea to use floral picks to get embellies for cards. Definitely be doing that. Thank you for the tip. xoxo Marg

  6. Dontcha just love that reindeer die? I made a ton of cards with it this year...but all green, white and burlap. I love seeing it done with red accents. Might have to make some more. Beautiful!

  7. Your deer is lovely, really pretty card! Hugs, Susie.

  8. Too lumpy to mail - needs to be hand delivered to a friend who lives nearby :)! Love the deer, the floral bouquet, the color palette!