Merry Christmas with a Shiny Reindeer

If you made an unannounced visit to the Fungeon (that’s my basement craft room), you might find a couple of unfinished projects sitting around or a collection of products I want to use together. These project ideas “marinade” over time until they come together in a finished project that I share with you. A couple of weeks ago I punched a sweet reindeer from gold glimmer paper – it’s been sitting on a gold-and-black page, waiting for me to pull together the rest of the pieces and make it into a card. Well, here is is:

Christmas to Remember, Deer Builder Punch, Stampin Up!, Brian KingI will stand by my distaste for glitter – it’s nothing by a pile of small, shiny speckles that wants to ruin your life. That doesn’t mean I don’t like shiny things – and Stampin’ Up!’s no-shed (those are my words) Glimmer Paper earns my seal of approval. Approved! Not one loose speck when I punched this reindeer with my Deer Builder Punch. Here’s a look a the punch:

Deer Builder Punch, StampinUp! 156390The gold glimmer paper is  part of the Glimmer 12″ x 12″ Specialty Paper that’s part of the Lights Aglow Suite (page 31) in Stampin’ Up!’s July-December 2022 Mini Catalog. The pack includes 6 glimmer pages (two gold, two Very Vanilla and two Evening Evergreen). All three of these colors coordinating with the Lights Aglow 6″ x 6″ Specialty Designer Series Paper, which serves as the gorgeous backdrop for my flying reindeer. Here’s a look at the colors and patterns in this pack of papers:

Lights Aglow Specialty Designer Series Paper, Stampin Up!, Brian King 159535I was planning to center my reindeer over a popped up vellum circle – it’s a go-to trick for me. When I set that vellum circle on my black sky, though, I immediately saw the circle as a moon. I simply offset the two in the center of the card, making the circle an important actor in my card. Here’s a closer look:

Christmas to Remember, Deer Builder Punch, Stampin Up!, Brian KingI’ve showcased the Deer Builder Punch in several projects over the years. Here are three of them (you can click on the projects to see my original post for each):

Deer Builder Punch, Gingerbread & Peppermint Designer Series Paper, Stampin Up!, Brian King, Christmas thank you card Christmas to Remember, Deer Builder Punch, Peaceful Prints, Stampin Up!, Brian King, Christmas card Deer Builder Punch, Stampin Up!, Brian King, Christmas thank you tag

Stamp Sets: Christmas to Remember  Papers: Lights Aglow 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper, Glimmer 12″ x 12″ Specialty Paper, Real Red, Thick Very Vanilla, Vellum Cardstock  Inks: Real Red  Accessories: Deer Builder Punch, Stitched Rectangles Dies, Layering Circles Dies, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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  1. What a gorgeous card. Love this design – thanks for the inspiration Brian.

  2. WOW! What a stunning card. Your genius at work!

  3. This pretty card beams with sparkle and shine!

  4. Wow, I love all this bling. Really awesome card!

  5. This is gorgeous….love the vellum
    moon and that glorious no mess
    Glitter paper!

  6. Okay and WOW ! I do the same thing with different things I like and want to use later . You called it Marinade .Great name ! Love your vellum moon and I agree SU does glittery things to perfection!
    This was a fun visit and great cards ! You do a Reindeer Punch to perfection !

  7. I love this beautiful Christmas card. The vellum moon and sweet frolicking deer makes a great card. Enjoy your day!

  8. Just for you, Brian…….Hypoallergenic glitter paper. Whew! Love this card, btw.

  9. I love the dear deer! I have the punch and plan on using it lot for Christmas! Thanks for all your great ideas.

  10. I looked at the photo and thought Brian – Glitter – nah couldn’t be. Who beamed you up or beaned your head and made you senseless? Then, I had to read and laugh! Glimmer paper – I think they should have named it Brian’s glimmer paper as it is made for you! I bought some of this but have not used it yet to see if it does not really shed any bits. So, I will take your word for it. Mary Fish actually made a card a few years ago with a glittery deer on black and white or maybe it was just a gold color or even embossed. I, had to try it, I decided to use gold glitter embossing powder since I couldn’t find my regular gold EP. Man, one of those reindeer surfaced in a pile of cards and stuff and I still ended up with a few flecks of glitter on my hands, shirt, and face. The card was actually great but messy. Maybe I will remake it trying the glimmer paper this time. At least Teddy didn’t touch it with his nose as I am sure he would have gotten some glitter on his nose forever! Thanks for some ideas using this punch.

  11. Suzanne Patt Cullen

    Such fun reindeer cards, Brian! ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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