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My Deer Friend

Happy Saturday, Bleeps! I hope you're enjoying your weekend! We're heading to a weekend destination wedding to photograph! Yippeee!! Although I wish I was at home in my studio crafting away, it's great to get out and see something new and fresh, especially a wedding. I hope to return full of inspiration.

Today's card has a lot of STUFF! It is not my usual card design. I spent a lot of time on it. I started it, left the house and went out to dinner, then came back to it! I hope you like it. The sketch was inspired by Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge, although I changed it up a lot there!

  1. Trim kraft cardstock into an A2 card by trimming an 8.5" x 11" cardstock vertically in half.
  2. Trim yellow cardstock to fit card front and adhere.
  3. On a piece of ocean tides cardstock, stamp the woodgrain background (tone-on-tone).
  4. Trim the corners off of the edges to create a tag.
  5. Take a piece of red cardstock, fold it over the top of the tag, then add an eyelet.
  6. Tie thick jewelry cord/twine into a bow.
  7. Adhere felt deer to tag and add rhinestones.
  8. Take a strip of fabric and sew a pleat, then adhere to the bottom of the card front.
  9. Adhere the tag to the card front with foam adhesive.
  10. Tie ribbon around card front into a knot.
  11. Using a word processing software, type sentiment and print on red cardstock strip. (Tip: If you have a strip of cardstock, print the sentiment on regular printer paper, then lightly adhere cardstock strip overtop area where sentiment prints, then re-print on same page on the strip of cardstock, then pull off gently to remove! No wasted paper!)
  12. Adhere sentiment to card front with foam adhesive.

  • Stamps :: All Night Media - woodgrain (Michaels)
  • Ink :: Papertrey Ink - ocean tides
  • Paper :: Papertrey Ink - ocean tides + kraft + pure poppy; Stampin' Up! - crushed curry
  • Embellishments :: Craft Supply - jewelry cord +eyelet; Michaels - ribbon; KaiserCraft - rhinestones; Colorbox - friendly forest felt stickies; Crop-a-dile; Heather Bailey - fabric; Janome Sew Mini; thread


itsallrosi said...

this is too cute!

Janelle said...

This is SO cute, Ashley! Love the colors and the rhinestones on the deer.

naomi chokr said...

yes yes yes i love it!!! i do that too. make something walk away then add an embellishment then walk away! hahaha thats my ADD that kicks in...i get distracted to easily.

cant wait to see the wedding photos you guys take!!!!

Julie Campbell said...

This is SO cute! I even have a scrap of that same fabric! I need to try this out! LOVE it!!!

Tiffany Heilman said...

I love this. I love the fabric trim. So stinkin' cute.

Charlene Austin said...

OK the fabric is FAB and I am in love with the little deer stickers! SWEEEEET!

Echo said...

The card is WONDERFUL! I love it. The deer is sooo stinken cute.

Kim L. said...

Rhinestones for eyes - too cute! Really like that ribbon too!

Heather P. said...

Oh my word! This is ridiculously CUTE! LOVE the colors, and the *stuff*, and the pretty fabric!!

Tenia Nelson said...

Love this card!! Super duper cute!!!

Winter said...

So cute! I love the colors and that cute ruffle! :)

Jill said...

I love this card!! The fabric looks awesome. I love following your blog- you make the most beautiful cards!!

Jessica said...

Super cute card, Ashley!!! I really like the fabric you used. The colors are really fun too!!! I think it's a hit. Thanks for sharing :)

Angie Tieman said...

How stinkin' cute!

Anonymous said...

What a cute card! The colors are great! Love it!

Beate said...

Dang it! That's what I get for not checking the entries right away! I am too late! Congrats on having the card published!
Hugs, smiles and happy dance!

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