Sunday, September 27, 2015

A "deer" stamp set for Christmas

If you look up the word cute in the dictionary, I'm willing to bet you would see a Lawn Fawn stamp set to illustrate the meaning.  This company has such charming and sweet images and somehow these Christmas/winter themed stamp sets are even more adorable than usual!   I knew when I saw these in their preview in August, I HAD to have them for my Christmas cards this year. 

Toboggan Together and Ready, Set, Snow!  are made to coordinate, and each set has matching dies available. 

The critters have the patented Lawn Fawn charm, and are just made to be colored with Copics. 
If you don't have Copic markers, you can get some colored pencils and color them in with those.  Ordinary colored pencils can do a good  job and you can shade with them by just making the edges of the images darker and going toward the light in the middle.  Just keep layering the colors on and you can use an eraser to adjust the lightness in the middle.

The Ready, Set, Snow stamp set has two sets of coordinating dies with them. One has all the critters and the other has more detailed dies for the snow globe, as you can see. 

The die set on the left cuts out the snow globe's window as well as the exterior of the snow globe.  It also contains a die for the "snow" to go in the globe.   The die set on the left includes one that cuts out the exterior of the snow globe that is the same as the one in the other set, and includes all the critters.

With the additional snow globe dies, you can easily make shaker cards by layering the globe window die (pictured upper left), with acetate, foam and cardstock.

The first card I made was this one.   I used a stand-up card from Stamps of Life.  I simply layered the papers and colored the images with Copic markers.  The die that cuts out the "snow" makes a nice effect when used with glitter paper, as I used here.  If you are making a shaker card, you can also use the "confetti" pieces that the snow background die makes as a filler for your shaker.   

I really like the little Santa and his reindeer shadow going over the little town. I layered the trees by popping one up with foam mounting tape.  The snowy patterned paper was from the dollar store a long time ago when they had patterned paper. I think it was Miss Elizabeth brand.

I made shaker ornament separate from the card base for this one.  Kelly from Lawn Fawn has a tutorial showing how to make shaker cards with this set using foam and cardstock.  I colored the deet with Copic markers and filled the shaker with some small beads, bugle beads and some tiny snowflakes I had a die for.  Papers are from Echo Park. Twine from the Twinery.  I punched two little holes in the base of the card and tied the string from the top of the ornament in the bow, so the ornament will be able to be easily removed and can be hung on the card recipient's tree. 

Thanks for looking! 


  1. Super cute cards!! I have the Ready Set Snow stamps and dies but I am waiting for the toboggan together set to be back in stock. So much fun to play with!!