Sunday, July 2, 2017

i stamped! i stamped!!! :)

it's actually embarrassing that i stamp so infrequently, especially because whenever i DO stamp, i really enjoy it! in this case, i enjoyed stamping and coloring some (flippin' adorable) lawn fawn reindeer which belong to my friend elisabeth; and as it happens they are the absolute PERFECT size to use with eyelet outlet antler and elf brads! i mention the latter because my design team sister susan creech has started a new "CHRISTMAS IN JULY" feature on the EO blog, every saturday afternoon in july she will be posting an extra helping of xmas inspiration, so of course i'm excited to tune in for that! this week she and the lovely kim venezia of katydid cards, have some brilliant ideas, that i'm totally planning to steal... AHEM... "pay tribute to" later! ;) meanwhile, here's what i made:

so of course once i had the adorable deer, and i dressed them up with antlers and elf hats and candy canes; and added a washi tape sentiment. then i needed a background, and i thought it'd be fun to try something STRIPED to fit with our current brief at ♥JINGLE BELLES♥ "stars and/or stripes" so i made a washi tape background, but instead of ONE tape, i used three (santa and friends, green skinny stripe and skinny gold dots) in a STRIPED pattern! (i'm inordinately proud of that, as you'll have noticed, lol.)

i'm linking up with addicted to stamps and more's "HOLIDAY" theme (challenge 248) this week:

as well as the simon says stamp wednesday challenge blog, where ANYTHING GOES this week!

crafty hazelnut's christmas challenge has ANYTHING GOES... with optional WASHI TAPE, woohoo!

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be sure to check out these fine challenge sites and don't forget to feast your eyes on brand new inspiration each day on the eyelet outlet blog. oh and we'd love for you to join us at ♥JINGLE BELLES♥ if you can! ♥


  1. This is a fun Xmas card Lauren. Look at all those challenges too.

  2. You are so clever, Lauren - this is gorgeous! \jo x

  3. Okay, that's a crazy amount of cuteness going on there...and I love it.

  4. This is so super cute! And those brads are total awesomeness!

  5. Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 340 – you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for July - I'd love to see it there too x


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