Whimsical Deer Art

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 Hello Friends!  
Are you as excited as I am about the new round of Cricut Design Space™Star projects rolling through?  I always love to see the creative ideas made with the Cricut Explore.  This month, Team 10 created projects to make your own Winter Wonderland Whimsical Holiday Deer Art created with the Cricut Explore - OneKriegerChick.com #CDSSTeam10

Don’t worry…I haven’t even begun to decorate for Christmas.  I can’t even get my boys to decide for sure what they want to dress up as for Halloween. But, I have been thinking about Christmas and winter decor.  This fun deer art is a sneak peek of more to come!

To create your own Whimsical Deer, gather up some supplies…I chose a more colorful look, but wouldn’t this be gorgeous in all white or cream?  

The basic supplies:

  • 3 sheets of a heavier weight cardstock (for the deer)
  • 1 sheet of any weight cardstock or a mix of papers (for the snowflakes)
  • sewing machine 
  • 3-Dimensional adhesive squares
  • Double sided tape
  • pom-pom (for nose)
  • empty frame and background fabric

Let’s get crafting…

When creating projects, I like to first get all of my pieces cut and ready to assemble.  Using the Cricut Design Space™ and my Cricut Explore machine, I cut 3 deer head silhouettes from a brown kraft paper cardstock in 10 in, 10.5 in, and 11 inch.   deer silhouette on Cricut Explore- OneKriegerChick.com

Deer cutout on Cricut Explore- OneKriegerChick.com I wanted them to stack slightly with the smallest in the front.  Cricut Design Space™ has so many options for choosing the perfect deer share for your needs.  

3 deer- OneKriegerChick.com Have you ever usedd these 3-D mounting squares?  They are great for adding just a bit of dimension to an otherwise flat project.  I love using them in scrapbook layouts too.

layering deer silhouettes- OneKriegerChick.com I added a few adhesive squares to the small and medium deer silhouettes, attaching them smallest to largest.  

deer-layering-OneKriegerChick.com The largest deer will be attach a bit later, so just set it aside for now.

Layered Deer Silhouette- OneKriegerChick.com Time to make a snowflake garland.  There are SO MANY snowflake choices in Cricut Design Space™!  

snowflake silhouette on Cricut Explore- OneKriegerChick.com

snowflakes to cut on Cricut Explore- OneKriegerChick.com I chose three different styles and cut a few of each.  The cardstock I used was cool in that it was two sided.  I got two looks out of one piece of paper.

snowflakes- OneKriegerChick.com  Then, I tried something I have never done before…Sewed paper!  I have to admit I was a little nervous.  It was so quick and easy!  I just ran one snowflake through the machine and then left a little space before adding the next.  I added the snowflakes in an alternating pattern, although it didn’t really matter.  You can turn them easily with the little bit of thread left in between each snowflake.

Stitched snowflake garland-OneKriegerChick.com Now to put it all together…

I wrapped the backing of an existing picture frame with a chevron pattern.  See how I painted the fabric here.

frame- OneKriegerChick.com Then, I mounted the deer to the fabric using double sided tape, added the snowflake garland through the antlers, and added a red nose…just because!  

Dress up deer Not long after I had taken my photos, my husband came in the door and said…”Please tell me you are not already decorating for Christmas!”  hehe…

Festive Deer Silhouette Art made with the Cricut Explore- OneKriegerChick.com Like my Whimsical Deer Art?  You’ll LOVE the other projects created by my group this month…

Create your own with border

Winter Wonderland Mantel Luminaria from Let’s Eat Grandpa

Winter Treat Boxes from Crafting in the Rain

Winter Wonderland Decor from Albion Gould

Tea Light Winter Village from Popper and Mimi

Personalized Snowflake Ornament from Sugar Bee Crafts

Whimsical Deer Art from One Krieger Chick

Frozen Inspired Pallet Art from Sweet Rose Studio

Can’t get enough Winter Wonderland inspiration?  Here are a couple other Snowflake projects I created using my Cricut machine…

DIY glittered snowflake tree


{Glitter Snowflake Tree}

DIY Snowflake Wreath at OneKriegerChick {Snowflake Wreath}

Looking for even MORE Cricut Inspiration?  Check out Cricut’s new Print then Cut Feature–  If you can print it, you can cut it with the Cricut Explore machine. So cool- You print the item you want, then send it through the Cricut Explore machine and it cuts right around the image.  Awesome, right…What will they think of next?!

 See how it works here…

Happy Crafting!

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    Mary Beth @ Cupcakes and Crinoline says

    I love my Cricut! This is so adorable. I’m going to have to make one for my office area.

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      onekriegerchick says

      Thank you so much! Don’t worry…This is about all the Christmas decorating I’ve done. I think my husband went into a mild panic when he saw it. He’s not quite ready for me to bring out ALL the holiday decor. Hehe!

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      onekriegerchick says

      Thanks! With three boys who love deer and hunting, I had better jump on this trend while it’s still around. 😉 And…I could totally see something like this in your house too.

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      onekriegerchick says

      I’m so glad you like it. Now that I’ve made it, I’m getting anxious to get my other decorations out. Thanks so much! :)

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