Christmas in July | Fun with Dashing Deer

Christmas in July with StampinByHannah

Hey folks! I cannot believe that it’s July already, this year is going so fast that I can already see Christmas around the corner, so I thought I would dedicate (most of) a week to Christmas! I mean, it’s never to early to start on this years home made Christmas cards right?

The Christmas stamp sets are kind of hidden in this years Annual catalogue, but you can find them on pages 68-71. Which doesn’t seem like very much, but these 5 stamp sets pack a punch! That, and the Christmas catalogue is just around the corner. It launches in August for Demonstrators, and September for customers. So, if you want a sneaky peak, please do consider joining Stampin’ Up! with me, particularly this month when we’ve got the fabulous Extra Extra promotion going on too!

Christmas in July with Dashing Deer from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

The Dashing Deer stamp set has been in the catalogue for a little bit now, and I still love it. I mean, what is not to love about that deer stamp… and the fact that it has a coordinating die too!

I’ve tried to use some non-festive items on this weeks cards, so this card also uses the Country Floral 3D embossing folder too. It adds an awesome dimension to that circle piece without being too in your face.

How to make a fun hand stamped Christmas card using Dashing Deer from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

This card has a bit of a twist on the traditional red and green Christmas. I’ve used Shaded Spruce, which I always think is very festive, but paired it with Lovely Lipstick, which is more of a pink that a red really. I think it works really rather well!

Happiest Christmas Wishes Card using Dashing Deer from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

This card is finished with the sentiment heat embossed in silver. Keeping things fairly simply for the first day of Christmas in July! Check back tomorrow for another festive card creation!

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Inspire.Create.Challenge 031 | Festive Colour Challenge

Inspire.Create.Challenge Dashing Deer Colour Challenge Card

StampinByHannah Inspire.Create.Challenge 031 Festive Colour Challenge

Inspire.Create.Challenge Stampin' Up! Cardmaking Challenge

This fortnights Inspire.Create.Challenge is a pretty colour combination inspired by the oh so popular Joyous Noel Designer Series Paper from this years Stampin’ Up! Autumn Winter Catalogue. Now, be warned that this paper is While Stocks Last because it has been SO popular. So run, don’t walk to the Online store to grab yours today!

Clean and Simple Handmade Christmas Card using Dashing Deer from Stampin' Up!

Saying that, I haven’t used the Joyous Noel suite at all for today’s card, instead I have opted for the fabulously fun Dashing Deer instead. This pretty deer stamp is winning for me at the moment, I just cannot get enough of it! Here it’s been stamped in Merry Merlot and die cut using the coordinating Detailed Deer thinlits.

Inspire.Create.Challenge Dashing Deer Colour Challenge Card

The deer is layered over some copper heat embossed stamping and a piece of the copper trim, oh and some splatter in shaded spruce too! You could add even more to this card, with sequins, or rhinestones, or those stunning frosted Epoxy dots, however I chose to keep things simple and make a clean and simple (ish) card for this weeks Inspire. Create.Challenge.

Check out the other Design Team members colour creations over on the Inspire.Create.Challenge blog and enter your own projects too. Projects can be added from a vareity of places including your own blogs, public galleries, Pinterest, or even a public Facebook Post. We cannot wait to see them!

Stampin' Up! Snowflake Showcase

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Merry Christmas with Snow is Glistening from Stampin’ Up!

Gold and Green watercolour Merry Christmas Card using Snow is Glistening from Stampin' Up!

StampinByHannah Merry Christmas with Snow is Glistening from Stampin’ Up!

Stampin' Up! Snowflake Showcase

This month Stampin’ Up! have released 2 fabulous stamp sets with a coordinating set of dies to celebrate the lead up to Christmas. The Snowflake Showcase Suite is a fabulous mix of Festive Christmas and all year round pretty images that you can use year after year.

Today’s card is a bit of a CASE (copy and selectively edit) of a card by the ever talented Kristina Werner. Her card didn’t use Stampin’ Up! products, but I immediately saw the fabulous Snow is Glistening Stamp set in her creation, and just HAD to have a go

Simple Watercolour Christmas Card using Snow is Glistening from Stampin' Up!

Usually green is not my favourite, but the simple combination of Mossy Meadow, Gold and White made my heart sing. The tree from Snow is Glistening was stamped into a piece of Watercolour Paper using Versamark. I use the Stamparatus when stamping in Watercolour Paper because the paper is textured it can sometimes take a few applications of ink to get a well defined image. The tree was then heat embossed with Gold embossing powder.

Green watercolour Christmas Tree Christmas Card handmade using Snow is Glistening from Stampin' Up!

The watercolour paper then took several layers of Mossy Meadow ink mixed with water, with more ink added at the corners to leave the centre a little lighter. Once this was dry, I inked the edges of the watercolour paper with more Versamark and added Gold embossing powder for a fun boarder.

The card is finished with a heat embossed sentiment in Vellum, and a layer of Whisper White between the Watercolour Paper and the Mossy Meadow Card Base

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Bright and Fun Snowflake Christmas Card using Snowflake Showcase from Stampin’ Up!

How to make a clean and simple Snowflake Christmas card using Snow is Glistening from Stampin' Up!

StampinByHannah Bright and Fun Snowflake Christmas Card using Snowflake Showcase from Stampin’ Up!

Stampin' Up! Snowflake Showcase

This month Stampin’ Up! have released 2 fabulous stamp sets and a coordinating set of dies, along with a pack of fun embellishments. Unfortunately the gorgeous White Velvet paper has already disappeared from the store, but I would take this as an indication of the popularity of these fabulous goodies and get them quickly!

Clean and simple snowflake Christmas Card using Stampin' Up! products

This bright Christmas card uses the pretty Velvet paper on the large die cut snowflake, however I’m sure it would look just as pretty using Thick Whisper White instead. This die cut looks really intricate, but it still cuts beautifully. I did have to poke out a fair number of bits, and I don’t know about you, but I never really mind doing that. Although you could grab the Big Shot Die Brush if you were going to cut loads of them.

Large die cut snowflake Christmas card using snow is glistening from Stampin' Up!

The sentiment is taken from the coordinating Happiness Surrounds stamp set, and its heat embossed in Silver onto a die cut piece of Bermuda Bay card stock.

This card is finished with a heap of sparkly splatter using the fabulous Shimmer Paints. Do check the shopping list below for all the items used on this card.

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Christmas Countdown | Cute Snowflake tags using Snow is Glistening from Stampin’ Up!

Fun and bright handmade Christmas tags using Stampin' Up! products

StampinByHannah Christmas Countdown Cute Snowflake tags using Snow is Glistening from Stampin’ Up!

Christmas Countdown Video Tutorial Series StampinByHannah Stampin' Up! UK

I am in LOVE with the November exclusive goodies at the moment! I am a bit of a sucker for anything winter-y stamp set with snowflakes anyway, but these stamp sets are just so stunning. If you haven’t checked them out yet you totally should, but bear in mind that they are While Stocks Last so grab them before they disappear

Christmas Countdown Non traditional Christmas tags using Snow is Glistening from Stampin' Up!

I whipped 6 of these cute tags in a very short space of time last week, and filmed a tutorial for you to. These are destined for a few special Christmas presents for some very special people. Christmas this year is going to be very low key in our house with our house move and baby on the way, however I will be spoiling my husband with presents as he has the awful job of working night shifts all over the festive period.

The colours here are not what I would consider traditional colours, however I still think these feel very festive.

What festive makes are you making these year?

Christmas Countdown Non traditional Christmas tags using Snow is Glistening from Stampin' Up!

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InspireINK Blog Hop | Autumn Ombre with Timeless Tidings

Ombre inking Christmas Card using Timeless Tidings from Stampin' Up!

StampinByHannah InspireINK Blog Hop Autumn Ombre with Timeless Tidings

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This month’s InspireINK theme was chosen by the wonderful woman behind InspireINK; Sam Roberts! Sam chose the theme of Autumn…. which first made me think of leaves (don’t have any stamps of leaves really), and then being cold (not the best idea for the start of a card), and then of colours; rich yellows, oranges and reds of the leaves as they change and fall from the trees.

This thought then led me to ombre…. and some silhouette stamping, and so this card was born!

Ombre inking Christmas Card using Timeless Tidings from Stampin' Up!

The focus of this card is that background, which looks like it would be really complicated to do but actually is fairly simple. The trick is a Sponge Brayer; and a stack of ink colours!

I have shared video’s of how to use a Sponge Brayer before, but really all you need to do it ink up the brayer (evenly, which can be the tricky bit) and then gently roll the sponge back and forward across the card stock to transfer the ink. Start at the lightest colour and work your way darker, and only use a little ink at a time to prevent harsh lines.

The colours blended on this card are: Pineapple Punch, Mango Melody, Grapefruit Grove, Calypso Coral, Real Red and Cherry Cobbler.

Ombre inking Christmas Card using Timeless Tidings from Stampin' Up!

Once the ombre effect was complete; I used my Stamparatus to stamp the sentiment and the tree from Timeless Tidings in Memento ink.

I can’t wait to see what everyone else has made with the Autumn theme, check them out using the NEXT button below…

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Christmas Countdown #3 | Self Closing Table Favours with Dashing Deer from Stampin’ Up!

Christmas Countdown Self Closing Christmas Table Favours using Frosted Floral Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up!

StampinByHannah Christmas Countdown #3 Self Closing Table Favours with Dashing Deer from Stampin’ Up!

Christmas Countdown Video Tutorial Series StampinByHannah Stampin' Up! UK

This years Christmas Countdown isn’t going slightly as smoothly as I had planned… but I am carrying on, and hoping that I’ll get another one to you next week!

Adorable Christmas Table Favours using Patterned paper and Dashing Deer from Stampin' Up!

How cute are these? Our Christmas will be a little dis-jointed this year as James works nights over the festive period, however, I still have plans for our own Christmas day (a few days after the big day) with a festive table and lots of James’ cooking! These will be taking pride of place on the table with a couple of after dinner chocolates in each one

Video Tutorial

Measurements:

Designer Series Paper; Frosted Florals; 4-1/2 x 6″ (12 x 15 cm)

Score on the short side at 2 and 4″ (5 and 10 cm)

Score on the long side at 2″ (5 cm)

Turn the Designer Series Paper so that the short side is at the top, with the 1″ score line horizontal at the top, and the skinny score line on the left, then score at 1-1/2 and 3-1/2 (4.5 and 9.5 cm)

How to make cute self closing table favours for your Christmas table using Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper

I hope you have enjoyed Dashing Deer Week! Do go back and check out the other projects from this week;

You can grab the Dashing Deer bundle, or the stamps and dies separately using the links at the bottom of this blog post.

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Simple Classic Christmas Card using Dashing Deer

How to make a fun Shimmery Christmas card using Dashing Deer from Stampin' Up!

StampinByHannah Simple Classic Christmas Card using Dashing Deer

Super Shimmery Christmas Card using Dashing Deer from Stampin' Up!

Today’s Dashing Deer card is another simple, classic card layout…. with a heap of added shimmer! Yes, I’ve been playing with those Stampin’ Up! Shimmer paints again. This time I’ve actually painted with them, and coloured the die cut deer with Frost White Shimmer Paint.

The rest of the card is a lovely mix of Gray Granite and Cherry Cobbler, with a piece of Joyous Noel Designer Series Paper to complete the look.

Simple Classic Handmade Christmas Card using Dashing Deer from Stampin' Up!

I love that the Deer is almost silver in colour. It was die cut from Gray Granite card stock, I’m sure that if I had used Cherry Cobbler this card would have looked very different

Do check back tomorrow for a fun 3D Dashing Deer idea!

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Modern Musical Christmas Card with Dashing Deer from Stampin’ Up!

Musical Dashing Deer Christmas Card using Stampin' Up! products

StampinByHannah Modern Musical Christmas Card with Dashing Deer from Stampin’ Up!

Modern Christmas Card with a Musical Feel using Dashing Deer from Stampin' Up!

Today’s card was a super quick one to put together… don’t you just love a simple, pretty card when your in a hurry? There are 2 stamp sets at work here; Dashing Deer (it is Dashing Deer week after all!) and the fun Sheet Music Background Stamp.

I’m loving some background details at the moment; this one involved making a mask by die cutting  a large circle in a sheet of copier paper, and then stamping through the hole with the Sheet Music and Berry Burst Ink.

Non-traditional Christmas Card using Dashing Deer from Stampin' Up!

In the interests of keeping things simple; this card was then completed with a stamped and die cut dear, simple sentiment and a trio of Glitter Enamel Dots.

I hope you’re enjoying a week of Dashing Deer ideas. This weeks Stampin’ Inspiration email will have a fun exclusive video tutorial also featuring this fabulous bundle! Do subscribe to see it

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Make It Monday | Pretty Sparkly Christmas Card with Dashing Deer

Make it monday shimmery Dashing Deer Christmas Card using Stampin' Up! products

StampinByHannah Make It Monday Pretty Sparkly Christmas Card with Dashing Deer

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Oh yes, I am back with a whole week of fabulous projects using the gorgeous Dashing Deer bundle from Stampin’ Up! I am in love with these stamps, particularly that pretty deer stamp that I’ve used on this card today.

The Dashing Deer bundle contains the Dashing Deer stamp set and Detailed Deer Thinlits dies, AND if you use the special bundle item code (see the links at the bottom of this post) you can save 10% over buying them separately! Awesome!

Fun and Shimmery Christmas Card using Dashing Deer from Stampin' Up!

Like I said, I have a whole week of Dashing Deer project ideas this week, including a fabulous video exclusively for my email subscribers too! You can subscribe to my Stampin’ Inspiration emails right HERE!

This card, for all it features the Dashing Deer bundle, really is all about that shimmery background! I grabbed a couple of pots of the new Stampin’ Up! Shimmer paints a few weeks ago, but only managed to get around to testing them out this past weekend. I have to say, I am totally in LOVE with them, and have another card that uses them later in the week.

Video Tutorial

The background is really easy to put together, for all it looks complicated. Once I had embossed the piece of Blackberry Bliss card stock using the Swirls and Curls Embossing Folder, I used a sponge to gently add Shimmer Paint to the raised areas. I have to admit to being a little heavy handed with this…. but I like the sparkle, so Sorry, Not Sorry!

How to make a modern Christmas Card with sparkle using Dashing Deer from Stampin' Up!

This card is completed with that pretty stamped deer, a Vellum scalloped circle and a Gold heat embossed sentiment also from Dashing Deer.

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