Detailed Deer Craft Retreat Pillow Gift and Christmas Card

by Joanne James20. November 2018 19:00

I've been busy decorating today so I'm a little later with my post again. Hopefully it's worth the wait though: I'm sharing another of the pillow gifts that the lucky ladies received on my Creative Escapes Craft Retreat a few weeks ago, and a co-ordinating card that I made to go with it since I decided I liked the box design so much! Firstly, here is the pillow gift box:


I liked the box so much when I got home I made another one and decided to make a card using same design to co-ordinate with it:


Here's the low-down on today's projects:

Luscious Layers - There's so much I love about this card! My most favourite thing is the layering of the diecuts to create the focal point. I used a Stitched Label, the jumping deer from the Detailed Deer Thinlits and a 'merry' in copper foil from the Merry Christmas Thinlits dies. Gorgeous, even if I say so myself!

And More Joyous Noel - The paper I used that inspired my centrepiece is from the gorgeous copper-foiled Joyous Noel paper pack. This paper is now sold out across the globe, so I hope you already have a stash as it's my favourite this season and I still have projects using it to share with you.  

Merry Christmas In Many Ways - The Merry Christmas To All bundle allows you to create many different festive sentiment combinations for the holiday season with a combination of stamps and dies. I used two different combinations for my card and box to give you a flavour of the flexibility it offers. the diecuts are quite large and perfect if a statement sentiment is the order of the day. 

I'm linking my card up with the current challenges over at Just Add Ink where they are looking for big bold sentiments and Fusion where the sketch inspired the layout for today's Christmas card (I flipped it and used the mirror image).


Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Finally here is a photograph of both of my projects together:

Enjoy your evening and I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (4) -

Kim Badelt
Kim BadeltAustralia
11/21/2018 11:10:20 AM #

Both are stunning Joanne! I love the rich gleam of the copper highlights against the neutral tones and the layering of the die cuts is inspired! Thanks so much for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.


Jan M
Jan MAustralia
11/21/2018 2:43:23 PM #

Wow, both your card and little pizza box are gorgeous Joanne! I love your mix of copper and white details and the sentiment and deer seem made to go with the DSP you've chosen too. So elegant! Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week.


Jan M
Jan MAustralia
12/26/2018 11:18:35 AM #

Hi Joanne, I really loved how the white deer was reflected in the DSP too and so I Cased your card with a Clean and Simple version. Thanks again for sharing Smile


Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
1/4/2019 3:12:24 PM #

Well that's lovely Jan - so glad you found some creative inspiration in my project!


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