How are you doing with your Christmas preparations? Me? I haven’t really started. When there’s just the two of you, there’s not so much to do. Plus when I ran a daycare centre I was so busy organising Christmas festivities there my own Christmas was all done on Christmas Eve. Last minute became a necessity. I am aware though that Christmas is only 36 days away, with New Year 7 days later. This time will pass in an instant and I know we’ll be dashing into 2019 before we know it.
This week on the What Will You Stamp? our challenge is WWYS195 – Dashing Deer. This is most obviously a Christmas stamp set, but as a member of the Design Team I wanted to do something different with this set. So I decided that I’d make a simple thank you card and reveal a little secret about the set.
I thought I’d start with some simple layers using scraps of Designer Series Paper (DSP) without a hint of Christmas. I decided on the Tranquil Textures 12″ x 12″ DSP pack and found some scraps already cut to a useful size.
Using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I mounted the two smaller pieces onto Very Vanilla Card.
Next I used my Stampin’ Trimmer to cut and score a piece of Thick Very Vanilla Card. I folded it along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder. Then I fixed the largest scrap of DSP to the front of the card base with liquid glue.
The two layered pieces of DSP came next, attached with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Next came the sentiment. Well two actually.
I started by using Memento Tuxedo Black ink to stamp the ‘Many Merry Thanks’ onto a square of Very Vanilla Card. This was fixed to a piece of Gold Glimmer Paper using Tear & Tape Adhesive. Then I added the layered sentiment to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Next I stamped a second sentiment from the Dashing Deer Stamp Set onto another square of Very Vanilla Card.
I used liquid glue to attach a narrow strip of DSP towards the top of a layer of Very Vanilla Card and then added the sentiment over the top. Then the layer was fixed inside the card base.
ONE LAST PIECE OF DSP
With the front and the inside of the card complete, all I needed to do was finish off the envelope.
I used liquid glue to attach a piece of the DSP to the flap of a Very Vanilla Medium Envelope, then cut it to shape with my Paper Snips.
In no time at all I’d created a simple thank you card complete with decorated inside and coordinating envelope. What’s more this layout could be adapted for any number of occasions.
WWYS195 – DASHING DEER
I created my project for the What Will You Stamp? Design Team, to show how the set could be used for something other than Christmas. You’ll find more ideas for this set from other members of the team over on the What Will You Stamp blog.
We’d love you to join the WWYS195 Dashing Deer challenge this week. Simply create a new project using at least one image from the set and upload a photo to our Dashing Deer gallery for everyone to see.
At the end of the challenge one person will be randomly chosen to be our winner. They’ll get bragging rights, a social media badge and an invitation to be our Guest Designer two weeks later.
LET ME TELL YOU A SECRET…
Recently Stampin’ Up! announced that a number of items from the 2018 Holiday Catalogue are likely to be discontinued in the next week or two when stocks are depleted. You can see that list in my blog post Better Belated Than Never.
As part of that announcement it was revealed that several other items are going to be unavailable shortly, BUT they will be carried over into a future catalogue.
One of these items is the Detailed Deer Thinlits Dies that coordinates with the Dashing Deer Stamp Set. So although stocks may run out before Christmas, if you can’t get them now you will be able to order the dies at a later date. I am assuming therefore that the Dashing Deer Stamp Set will also continue to be available in the new year.
The full Retiring List is not due to be revealed for another week or two, but I’ll share it with you as soon as I see it.
BUNDLE BONUS – I didn’t use the Detailed Deer Thinlits Dies for my project today, but I’ve included a link to the bundle in my product list below. Right now you can buy the two items using a single bundle item number and save 10% off the cost of buying the same items separately. BE AWARE that even if the two items are carried over to a future catalogue, the bundle offer will not. So your only chance to get these at a discount is to order them now before the dies go temporarily out of stock.