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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Rustic Christmas

Hi all - Happy Wednesday! After a rainy holiday weekend, we're enjoying some nice sunny weather today!! I'm getting a chance to play in this week's Merry Monday challenge from Deanne to do something rustic on a Christmas card.

When I think of rustic, birch trees always come to mind and I love the birch bark candles in the inspiration photo! I knew I had a birch cutting plate around here somewhere (but not in the drawer where it was supposed to be). After about an hour of searching, I found it - yay! But I couldn't find the matching deer set. Then I spotted a deer I had cut on my Silhouette - it would work! I also knew I wanted to use some buffalo plaid paper because that screams rustic to me, plus some twine. Here's what I came up with:

deer in birches
Supplies: Paper - Stampin' Up kraft; American Crafts Christmas (Target bin); 
My Mind's Eye On the Bright Side 6x6 pad (woodgrains); Pop-tone Black
Stamp - Hero Arts CL722 Merry Christmas Messages
Dies - My Favorite Things Die-Namics Blueprints 21Silhouette Design ID14718 Deer
Taylored Expressions Birch Tree Cutting PlateHero Arts DC201 Number It Stamp & Cut
Other - May Arts string twine

I visited my parents for the holiday weekend and yesterday was my mom's birthday. She wanted pizza for her b-day lunch so we bought a Papa Murphy's pizza to bake at home. Then we celebrated with a little cake I got at the grocery - yummy chocolate!! If I get a chance tomorrow, I'll try to blog the party and the card I made her.

That's it for today. I'm off to lunch with a friend who I don't see as often as I'd like. Thanks for stopping and have a crafty day!!


Linda said...

Wow, Linda, this is awesome. Love how your deer is in between the trees, with that great plaid background. Thanks for always joining us at Merry Monday.

Rosemary said...

what a fabulous take on the theme, linda!! you absolutely nailed it with this card!

Bonnie said...

All these elements come together perfectly to create a wonderful rustic Christmas card!

Heather said...

This is fabulous! I love the plaid background and the birch trees are definitely very rustic looking!

Jean said...

Fantastic combination - the buffalo plaid is just perfect! Happy birthday to your mother - pizza sounds great for lunch!

Marcia HIll said...

Definitely a rustic card Linda and I LOVE the deer peeking through the trees!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Merry Monday!! :0)

Greta said...

How great you could see your parents for the holiday, Linda! Your MM card is Rustic Perfection--love it!

Darnell said...

This jumped right off the gallery page at MM, Linda! It's stunning! Good job making this deer work when you couldn't find the matching deer! Hugs, Darnell

Jen Mitchell said...

All of these elements add up to one fantastic rustic card! Love those birch trees and how you've arranged the deer among them.

Debbie Henderson said...

What a pretty card Linda. Love how you snuck in the die-cut. Thanks for playing with us at Merry Monday and for always commenting on our page!

Amanda said...

Great card, really clever to have an the Deer peering through the tree's x Amanda

Notes by Nina said...

Fantastic card Linda, I love the plaid background and the deer through the tree. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.