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Deer Valentine

I have one last Valentine’s day card to share with you for this year.    I thought I was done but then I saw this image from Rebecca Parker of Wings & Willows and I knew I had to have him.  This fabulous image is Dear Valentine.   I decided to use him to create (another) Valentine’s day card for my hubby.


2013-02-14 Be My Deer WM


I did not have gray cardstock on hand so I cut the mats out of white CS and used my Copic markers to color the edges so it looked like the correct color.   I created my own, custom rub on to add the text to the journal tab.  If you are interesting in finding out more about this technique, you can find my tutorial here.

Stop by Rebecca’s shop, Wings & Willows, on Etsy to see all her fabulous digital stamps.   While you are there, use the promo code “shestamps15” to receive 15% off any order through the end of February.   You might want to stop by Rebecca’s blog and become a follower so you can stay up to date on her newest images and are aware of any freebies.

Before I go, here is another look at Dear Valentine.


Thank you for stopping by!  Happy Valentine’s Day!


**Don’t forget to check out my blog candy give away. **




  • Stamps:  Dear Valentine (digital stamp) from Rebecca Parker of Wings & Willows
  • Inks:  Stampin’Up Going Gray
  • Papers:  Papertrey white CS, Neenah Classic Crest solar white CS, My Mind’s Eye Love Me collection papers
  • Tools:  Sewing machine, Big Shot, Papertrey Journal Tabs die, Copic markers
  • Embellishments:  Misc. baker’s twine, My Mind’s Eye Love Me chipboard
  • Font:  Sweetie Pie from Da Font




Donna Heber said…
Hi Cheryl,

Happy Valentine's Day! Your deer card is so adorable. I love the image. I will have to check out Rebecca's shop. Thank you for sharing it with us.
Desire Fourie said…
Cheryl your image colouring is just so professional and I love the design and the sewing around the edges.
Happy Valentines Day
{Doing Life – my personal blog}
Eileen Ng said…
Such a sweet card! Have a fabulous Valentine's Day!
Sandra H said…
Aww this is gorgeous Cheryl such an adorable image too x
Sue - bearhouse said…
Awww I love that cute image and your colouring is so beautiful Cheryl. The papers and layout are fabulous too.

Thank you, also, for taking part in the Card Mania Challenge
Sue xx
Pam said…
What a darling deer Valentine! Love the banner and hearts on the antlers!
Sonia said…
Happy Valentine's day^_^
Your card is fabulous and sweet my dear^_^
Big hug,
Marianne said…
I can see why you could not resist this sweet deer image. Love how you have paired it him up with those papers and other elements. Fabulous card! Thanks also for the tip on creating faux kraft edges.
linda said…
beautiful valentine card! such a sweet image and lovely colours.
Tracy said…
Great image for a guy V-day card Cheryl. Great layout and your rub on technique is so neat. :-) Happy Valentine's Day!
Mimi said…
Wow!! what a super card Cheryl, your colouring is fabulous. Best of luck in this weeks OSAAT challenge :)

Wendy L said…
This is such a cute card, and I agree, such a lovely image, thanks for playing at Love to Create. xxxx
Wendy L said…
Lovely cutie card, great image, thanks for playing at Allsorts. xx
SusanLotus said…
Happy Valentine´s Day to you Cheryl!

Lisa said…
This is so awesome!! I love the adorable deer!! The papers are fabulous!! Happy Valentine's Day :)

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Beautiful card, thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie's.
Sue x
Cumbrianlass said…
A very sweet card with a super image, thanks for joining in the lejdesigns Challenge
Vili M. said…
Very beatiful and cute! Thanks for joining us at Card Mania Challenges!
Pia S said…
So cute and such a different take on a Valentines card! I like how you've added the date to the card, and the sentiment matches your choice of image perfectly! Visiting from MIM.
Beate said…
Your image made me smile, never seen a love-deer before! Your card is very cute, well done!
Thanks for playing along at Crafty Sentiments Designs!
lalkygirl said…
What a fab card and a great image it
Thanks for joining us at MIM and good luck
Tracey x
crafty-stamper said…
love your cute card and great image -thanks for joining us at LEJ Designs
carol DT x
Sherrie K. said…
Super cute deer and fabulous design!
Happy Valentine's Day!
Sherrie K
What a sweet animal card, Cheryl!! Love your colors, the stitching and twine and your gorgeous coloring of the deer!! Thanks for joining the ODBD Shining the Light challenge this week!!
Anita said…
I love this deer card Cheryl and it's so perfect for a male. My hubby sure would have loved this one :) Fabulous idea about coloring the edges of the c/s - why would I never think of that? Hope you had a fabulous Valentine's Day!
Lisa Lynn said…
Cheryl - love the card. Coming from WI I can really appreciate this one. My Dad would love this so I'm going to have to check out the site. Your coloring is great, as usual. Hope you had a great Valentine's Day.
Debbie said…
Aww what a cute image. Thank you for joining us at AGOAC.
Debbie x
Lynne Armstrong said…
Gorgeous card Cheryl. what a lucky hubby, getting two Valentine's cards :) Thanks for joining our challenge at The Squirrel & The Fox
Aww, what a sweet card for your hubby!!! And I love the mix of stitching too!!! I hope he treasures these cards!!!
Audrey Pettit said…
My word, this is gorgeous! Love the deer image and LOVE your coloring! The little dots you added to the background are soo eye catching. Love the papers and colors, too. Brilliant how you created your own colored cardstock with Copics!
Julie M said…
Aw, such a cute card, Cheryl. I love the hearts on top of the antlers, fab colouring and papers too.

Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays this week.

Julie :o)
1CardCreator said…
Sweet card Cheryl, love your gray card stock trick! ~Diane
Em's Thoughts said…
Love your card. Thanks for playing with us at Digi Darla. Good luck.
Kimberly S said…
This is so pretty, and the deer is so fun to see on a Valentines card! Love it. hugs, Kimberly
Viv said…
What a 'deer' card Cheryl! Thanks for joining in with us at Cards For Men.
Min said…
Love how you used this deer! =)
Thanks so much for playin' along with us this week for the Catch The Bug “Affairs of the Heart” Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps! We hope you join us again for our NEWEST challenge today!
Hugs & Happy Days! ~Min
Kaymin Kreations
Ime said…
great card! thanks for joining us at kaboodle doodles
CG said…
This is simply precious! Love your coloring, wow! Thanks for joining us this week at OSAAT. Best, CG
CraftyGirl said…
Cute card my DEER. Thank you for playing along this week at OSAAT. I sure hope to see you back again very soon. Good Luck in the challenge!!!


CraftyGirl OSAAT DT
Mian said…
Aww, this card is absolutely gorgeous! Love the image and the design is fab!

Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us this week at Love to Create.
Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

Love to Create Design Team Member
Wow what a great card

Thanks for joining us at Cards for Men.

KalySto said…
Such a fun image! And the card is adorable!
Thank you for sharing it with us at Card Mania Challenge and Good Luck!
Anna Jasiolek said…
LOL, this is a funny card! Love the layout too. Thank you for joining us at the Celebrate the Occasion challenge and hope to see you back again.
Anna xxx
Bunny said…
This is lovely..Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments and good luck.

pinky said…
Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs.
Esther said…
This is a "deer" little card!! So sweet and fun :)
Thanks for joining CTO this week!!
Beth M said…
What a lovely valentine card! Thanks for sharing it with the Cutie Pies :) hope you join us again soon x
Emkay said…
I can see why you had to have him. A great image, which you have turned into a wonderful card.

Thank you for playing with us at CYDI?
Lovely Valentine card! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Pink Elephant!
What a fun image, I love all your wonderful DP's and the LO! Thank you for joining us @ CTO for our "Valentine Anything Goes" Challenge :)
Karin said…
Great image and your coloring is fantastic! Love the little hearts in his antlers :)
Beautiful card! Thanks for participating in our LOVE TO CREATE challenge!!

Мила said…
Really cute card! Thanks for joining us at Emerald Faeries Love Challenge!

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