Sunday, October 28, 2018

Retro Christmas Deer Decor

Take these products to make the most fun banner of the season.  Follow below and check it all out.

As a member of the Stampin' Up! 2018 Artisan Design Team I have had the honor to create for Stampin' Up!'s Corporate Blog.  The following is a post that was shared earlier this week on their website and Facebook Page.

I have always been fascinated by the stylings of the 50s and 60s, especially Christmas decorations in hues of pink, silver, white, and aqua.  Shiny Bright ornaments, tinsel, glass shard glitters, vintage lights, and foil trees, oh how they make me feel nostalgic and bring up a flood of happy holiday memories.

I found the perfect pairing of Stampin’ Up! products to make a Christmas garland that is both reminiscent and fashionable while being feminine and whimsical.  With the Calligraphy Essentials Project Kit (146857) as a base for my garland I created this decor piece which includes deer and flourishes from the Detailed Deer Thinlits (item 147915) and both the stamps and thinlits from the Merry Christmas To All Bundle (item 149952).  

An unexpected addition to this Christmas garland is the Garden Impressions 6” x 6” Designer Series Paper (item 146289).  I found four papers in the pack to compliment the project kit and made rosettes using the Simply Scored Scoring Tool (item 122334).  I scored the DSP every 1/4” and then cut the scored paper into three 1 3/4” x 6” strips to form the rosettes.

I used the Sponge Brayer (item 141714) and Lovely Lipstick Classic Ink Pad (item 147140) to add color to the Sparkle Glimmer Paper (item 146957) die cut greetings.  Smaller coordinating greetings stamped on Whisper White Thick Cardstock (item 140272) with Lovely Lipstick and Shaded Spruce Classic Inks (item 147088) were then added to finish each of the rosettes.

Stringing this garland includes a slight variation, from other garlands, which results in a box pleat look.  I followed the pattern in the photo below to run the Tranquil Tide 1/4” Velvet Ribbon (item 147802) through the punched holes.  Lastly I tied shoestring bows with Silver and Petal Pink Baker’s Twine (item 146288) in the centers of the velvet ribbon.

There are four complete sets of four different card base and envelope designs in the Calligraphy Essentials Project Kit.  This kit can easily be divided for a class or can make four gifts for three of your best friends and you!  With the last card base I used the same elements as the garland to make a gift tag which will be perfect for packaging and giving a garland this holiday season to my Stampin’ Best Friends.

I wish you all delightful season of hand crafting, gift making, and stampin’ up all kinds of awesomeness.  From me to you “have a wonderful Merry Christmas.”

Elizabeth Price
Artisan Design Team 2018

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