Stampin’ Up! Merry Patterns Woodland Deer

The Merry Patterns exclusive Host stamp set has a great selection of images.  The deer with the sweater pairs perfectly with this sentiment from the Snowflake Sentiments stamp set.  Do you agree?

This combination of the deer and Woodland embossing folder was shared by Debbie Henderson in her awesome YouTube tutorial HERE.  I followed her example by inking the Woodland embossing folder with Soft Sky ink and embossed a 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ panel of Whisper White cardstock.  Trim to 3-3/4″ x 5″ to “square it up” after embossing.  Shade the trees using a sponge dauber with Smoky Slate ink while masking the background.  Then stamp the evergreen branches with Garden Green ink while masking the trees.  I drew the markings on the trees with a Basic Gray marker.  If you don’t have a Basic Gray marker, use Basic Black.  Stamp the deer twice – once in Soft Suede ink and once in Cherry Cobbler ink, both on Whisper White cardstock.  Fussy-cut the full deer for the image stamped in Soft Suede.  Fussy-cut just the sweater stamped in Cherry Cobbler.  Use Multipurpose Liquid Glue to adhere the sweater to the deer.  Cut along both sides of one tree with a craft knife so you can slip the deer behind the tree.  Adhere the deer with Multipurpose Liquid Glue applied carefully to the back of the deer with a toothpick once you have it in place.  The finished art piece is adhered to a panel of Basic Gray cardstock with Liquid Glue.  This finished layer is adhered directly to the Smoky Slate card base with Liquid Glue as well.

Stamp the sentiment from the Snowflake Sentiments stamp set on Whisper White cardstock with Cherry Cobbler ink.  Cut out the sentiment piece with the Pretty Label punch.  Punch another label from Cherry Cobbler cardstock and cut this one in half from top to bottom.  Adhere each half of the Cherry Cobbler label to the back of the stamped label with Multipurpose Liquid Glue, spreading the halves to reveal the Cherry Cobbler mat on the right and left sides.  Loop an 8″ length of 3/8″ Stitched Satin Garden Green ribbon as shown and adhere to the card front with a couple Mini Glue Dots.  Adhere the sentiment label to the card front over the ribbon loop with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The card interior liner panel is cut from Whisper White cardstock.  The evergreen branch is stamped multiple times in each top corner with Garden Green ink.  It is adhered to the card interior with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

*** You can find a complete list of supplies for this project, including card stock cuts, at the very bottom of this post.


We made this card and a small treat holder at our Inky Fingers Krew team meeting last weekend.

Ready to JOIN in on the fun?  Contact me for more information.


There are two ways to earn the Merry Patterns exclusive Host stamp set before it is no longer available:

1.) Place an order for at least $300. Click HERE to shop now.

2.) Act as a Host.  Ask some of your friends if they are interested in purchasing some Stampin’ Up! products.  I’ll set up a Host Code that’s exclusively for you and your friends.  All orders submitted with your Host code count toward the $300 total needed to earn the set.  Contact me when you’re ready and I’ll set it up.


Merry Patterns Stamp Set – Host Exclusive Available Sept 1-Oct 31!

Stampin’ Up! has an awesome host exclusive stamp set that will be available for free for anyone who places an order or hosts a party totaling $300 or greater between September 1 and October 31!  This beautiful stamp set is called Merry Patterns and it’s a two-step stamp set!  You can see the details in a PDF flyer by clicking HERE.

Here are the details:

  • Promotion period: September 1–October 31
  • The Merry Patterns Stamp Set is exclusive to the host promotion and will not be available after October 31
  • In order to qualify, the event merchandise total must reach $300 (before shipping and handling)
  • There is no limit to the number of times the Merry Patterns Stamp Set may be earned, but only one set can be redeemed per qualifying order
  • Customer, workshop, and online orders all qualify for this great stamp set!
  • Orders must be closed by 11:50 PM (MT) on October 31
  • The Merry Patterns Stamp Set is in addition to the regular Stampin’ Rewards that you earn with an order or party totaling $300+!
  • The Merry Patterns Stamp Set may not be exchanged for another stamp set

So get your orders ready!  Any order or party totaling $300+ between September 1 and October 31 will earn this great set for free!  Drop me a note at if you have any questions.


Products used to create the project:

Big Shot


Glue Dots


Additional items needed:  Craft knife, cutting mat and sticky notes for masking

***Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Smoky Slate CS – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″ for card base
  • Basic Gray Cardstock – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ panel for mat
  • Whisper White CS – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ panel for interior liner, 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ panel for embossing which is later cut to the finished size of 3-3/4″ x 5″, 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ panel for stamping both deer images, 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ panel for sentiment
  • Cherry Cobbler CS – 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ panel for sentiment mat


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6 Responses to Stampin’ Up! Merry Patterns Woodland Deer

  1. So sweet! And thanks so much for the detailed directions! Great card! 🙂

  2. Lovely Sue! I wouldn’t have thought of cutting to put the deer in behind the tree. Perfect! And I love his sweater. My set came yesterday. Anxious to try it.

  3. Susan K says:

    Very pretty. Love the deer behind the tree. It does fit perfectly with that sentiment. Great directions. TFS.

  4. I love this card, so fun. Your trees turned out perfectly and super fussy cutting of the deer, it looks like it is really in the woods!

  5. Stampin2day says:

    Stunning! That deer is amazing! Love Love Love!

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