Autumn Birthday For My Deer

Hello friends!  Really hope that you’re having a great week as we start to dip down into cooler temps and that means that Autumn is coming to a close (sadly) and winter is upon us along with Christmas!  Are you ready?  I’m working on things…that’s all I can say!  I need to get more motivated for sure!  Many things are already done, but it’s the double checking to make sure…and sometimes it’s not! LOL

Recently, I needed to make a birthday card for hubby, so I pulled out a card kit I had from last year and came up with this one for him:

This was a really fun one to do from the Simon Says Stamp Woodland Whimsy card kit from last year. (I linked the stamp set and dies still available.)   My husband is a huge fan of outdoor wilderness and especially deer in the Autumn season as they can be easier to spot with the falling leaves.  So it just seemed like the type of card to make suited for him.

I’ve colored in all of the images with Copic markers and die cut them out with the exception of the birch trees as there were no dies included with the set.  I placed them behind my die cut circle from the woodgrain paper included with the kit.  I backed it with another piece of the paper from the kit as well.  I even tucked in the back part of the deer’s feet along with a leaf to make it part of the scene.  I like the banner from the set which is left blank so that you can add whatever greeting you want with it.

The little heart above the deer was also fussy cut out and then I covered it with a glitter brush pen as well as some crystal effects over top for the shine. I thought about adding some sequins, but decided it wasn’t needed. The scene was layered over a piece of cardstock included with the kit and then I stamped some of the birch trees onto a coordinating envelope as well.


Also thought I’d share some other projects that I’ve been working on since my last post.  It seems that I’ve become a little addicted to taking those classes and events…honestly don’t need to be taking them, but sometimes it’s just fun to participate in the fun with fellow crafters!  I do enjoy sharing with those like-minded crafters like myself!😁

These are all projects I’ve made using products from Inky Stamper.  (I will link to the information in the descriptions below.  ***If you are on my website, just click on the photos to enlarge them to see better and the wording will also be more visible.) 

Inky Stamper has just came out with several new stamp sets this month…super cute and great for Christmas!  So be sure to check out the store’s front page to see them!

I’ve also been working on some Christmas things that I will share soon as well as some other requested commissioned cards that I’ve recently finished. I would like to get those Christmas cards finished up early for a change!  How about you?!  Are you all done creating for the Holidays yet?

Until next time, thanks for stopping in today friends!

Challenges (For deer card only)

  1. Alphabet Challenge – ‘P’ is for Patterned Paper
  2. Happy Little Stamper – Anything Goes with Diesimage
  3. Addicted to Stamps and More – Birthdaysimage (1)
  4. Pammie’s Inky Pinkies – Anything Goes
  5. {Cupcake Inspirations} – Fall Foliage#532
  6. The Crafter’s Café – Male

27 thoughts on “Autumn Birthday For My Deer

  1. You’ve been busy crafting some great cards! Love this outdoorsy card for your hubby – it’s got all the masculine elements required but that shiny little red heart includes the love in such a sweet way. Love the cards from your classes, especially that peppermint shaker! So cute! Great job on everything. Winter may be bearing down, but tomorrow we’re supposed to reach 70, can you believe it? I might have to do a little front porch sitting 🙂


  2. Love the ‘deer’ card for your hubby with all the lovely details.
    Your other cards are fabulous too!!
    xxx Margreet


  3. Fabulous card, Vicki! Loving the deer and that wood grain background. Great job on the aperture and how you have the deer stepping out from it. While I’m here, I’m putting on a DT hat because I see you’re playing in our “Anything Goes” challenge at Pammie’s Inky Pinkies. Thanks for supporting our challenge, my friend. 😀
    NanaConnie DT


  4. Gorgeous cards Vicki!! Your husbands BD card is so cute and I love the woodgrain background, awesome Inky Stamper cards, that bear is adorable and I love all of the icy blue!
    Take care & hugs, Tammy


  5. Fabulous masculine style card Vicki, and bet he loved it…loved your collections from classes too, all fabulous images and cards..

    Luv CHRISSYxx


  6. Love your hubby’s birthday card, perfect for someone who loves to be outside. My hubby is a deer fan as well, he feeds them corn – (no he doesn’t shoot them), and it is so much fun to watch them come to nibble. I am sure hubby loved his card this year. Great job.


  7. Hi Vicki can I start by thanking you so much for taking time out to visit me and leave such wonderful uplifting comments they are so much appreciated. I just love that card you have made for your hubby the colours are so soft and Autumnal I do love Deer’s and this one looks so soft and almost touchable, a superb creation
    lorraine x


  8. I absolutely love your beautiful autumn-themed birthday card, I don’t even know where to start. The wooden background is perfect for the forest scene, the falling leaves are a nice touch of colour, and so is then glossy heart. I’d never guess the birch trees are fussy cut! The little deer is adorable, and I’m sure your project was well received – it really is a wonderful personalized card overall. Thanks for joining the Alphabet challenge.

    Hugs, Veronika


  9. Fabulous fall birthday card. I’m sure your hubby loved it. Thanks for joining us this week at Pammie’s Inky Pinkies. Hope to see you again. Bonnie DT


  10. What an adorable card. I LOVE that deer and the way you framed this scene is fantastic!! Thank you for playing with us at the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge!!!

    Cupcake Inspiration Challenge
    DT Member


  11. So pretty – love the deer and the pretty little leaves. Happy Birthday to your hubby. I need to get busy making one for my hubby too – his is coming up. Thanks for the inspiration and I love your card. Hugz


  12. What an adorable card! Great elements and that little heart, so well planned for your hubby. Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations with your fall foliage. Hugs ~ Ishani.


  13. WOW! A truly amazing card for the wildlife and deer lover. I love the wood-like paper panel. Great men’s card !!
    BożenA xx


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