Step It Up Sunday: Merry Moose

Who’s glad the Merry Moose stamp set and matching punch came back? Me definitely! I loved this bundle last year and was gutted when it sold out, so I’m excited its back and I can play again. Being in the UK the Moose is not the most obvious animal to stamp and send cards with, but there’s something about this set that just makes me happy.

Today I’m taking a basic card design and showing how you can step it up to a more detailed card, so whatever your crafting level you can enjoy this design.

For this first step or beginner card take a card blank in Crumb Cake, mine measures 14.9cm x 21cm, scored at 10.5cm. Next take the 6.7cm diameter circle die from the Layering Circles Dies and cut a Very Vanilla circle, cut a matching scalloped circle in Mossy Meadow. Also take the label die from the Most Wonderful Time dies, found in the product Medley. If you don’t have this you could use the Classic Label Punch or either of the Banner Punches.

On your Very Vanilla circle stamp the large christmas tree in Mossy Meadow and on your label stamp your greeting in Cherry Cobbler. Also stamp the solid moose in Early Espresso and then punch out with the Moose Punch. Arrange elements as shown above.

To take the card to the next level we’re going to add some detail to the background. Take a piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock measureing 9.5cm x 13.4 and stamp it with the Buffalo Check stamp in Early Espresso. Add a layer of the Vanilla Open weave Ribbon from the Forever Greenery Suite across the middle of the Cherry Cobbler layer before you adhere to the card base.

For this card I’ve also stamped the outline of the Moose instead of the solid image to give more detail to the card.

For this final step of the card I’ve added a layer of Mossy Meadow cardstock below the Cherry Cobbler layer that measures 14.4cm x 10cm. I also ran the Cherry Cobbler layer through the Sutbtle £D Embossing Folder, so the buffalo check looks like shirt fabric.

I’ve also added a little detail to the Moose himself by fussing cutting him som antlers from some Soft Suede cardstock, these were adhreed with the Adhesive Sheets. I’ve also given him a little scarf to keep him warm in the forest.

I love how all three of these cards turned out, so if you missed out on Mr Moose last year I highly recommend you add him to your stash this year.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x


Merry Christmoose Card

Have you managed to pick up the Merry Moose bundle yet? Its low stock so many of you must love him as much as I do. I thought I’d give him another outing before he sells out and add in the cute little raccon for company.

I’ve used the Buffalo Check stamp as my background, stamping Cherry Cobbler ink onto Crumb Cake cardstock to give the card a Nordic vibe.

Merry Christmoose Card - flat

I used some of the Satin Edge Ribbon in Crumb Cake from the Come to Gather suite across the middle of the card. Of course no card would be complete without a greeting and what better one than Merry Christmoose!!

Happy Crafting




Merry Merlot Moose Christmas Card

I have to confess when I first saw the Merry Moose stamp set and punch in the catalogue I was like “What am I going to use that for” as being in the UK Moose are not typically an animal associated with Christmas. But you know what I’m completly converted, the gorgoeus sentiments and that super cute little racoon have won me over.

For this card  I used a piece of patterned paper from the Night Before Christmas 6″ x 6″  Designer Paper which features Mossy Meadow, Crumb Cake and Cherry Cobbler, I’ve paired it with a Merry Merlot card base as the Cherry is more Merlot on this pattern, at least for me it is.

Merry Merlot Moose Card close up

The Moose is stamped in Soft Suede ink onto Crumb Cake cardstock and I couldn’t resist adding a little Merry Merlot scarf. I attached him onto a Stitched Circle cut from Very Vanilla cardstock which had been stamped with Mossy Meadow trees to create a background.

Merry Merlot Moose Card flat

I stamped my greeting onto the narrowest of the Stiched Rectangle dies and positioned on my card so it looks as if the Moose is walking across it.

I love this card and am so pleased I’ve added the Merry Moose Bundle to my collection. I’d love to know which stamp set you’ve changed your mind over thuis catalogue.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x