Saturday, July 22, 2017

Christmas in July - Those Jars Again!?



Yes!  I revamped my design from the first ones I posted a few days ago.  I made 4 of this design, and I like it better.  We used this card for my July club this past Saturday.  
Instead of the natural twine, I used some of my red sparkly twine and tied a triple bow.  I used the sentiment again from the Hang your Stocking stamp set, but changed it up.

I used Always Artichoke and Wild Wasabi for the greenery to contrast it from the Garden Green jar.

I have many favorite Christmas cards, and this one photographs quite well.  I really like this one!! 
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Friday, July 21, 2017

Christmas in July - Star of Wonder, Star of Light...


 I've had this stamp set for just about an entire year and though I really love it, I don't play with it much.
 I love this design.  It's fairly simple and easy to put together once you die cut and punch out the top silver glimmer paper (that takes a bit of time).  As you know, I never (rarely) make only one card at a time of any one design.  I made 5 of these.  Yes, the picking took me some time but now I have 5 really stunning cards!
 I took this picture (above) so you could see how sparkly that silver glimmer paper is!  Another thing I've found that I really love is the new small dimensionals!  I cut them in half and was able to use them to pop the silver glimmer star off the top of the darker blue star.  LOVE it!
I took this picture so you could see the contrast in the sentiment and the stars stamp.  They are both stamped with Night of Navy, but I stamped the stars off once to give them a lighter look.

Here I want you to see the inside of the card.  I added the silver foil piece opposite of the sentiment on the inside.  LOVE the look of silver and blue together.

Stay tuned for tomorrow's card!

It's now June 21st, and there are only 10 days left in July.  Truthfully, I'll be really sad when this project is over, and hoping you're not sick to death of looking at Christmas cards!  Hoping Hoping Hoping...

I haven't kept track until now exactly how many Christmas cards I've made, so this last 10 days, I'll post a count of how many I've got:

Christmas cards so far July, 2017:  95!
Wow.  I've surprised myself.  95 Christmas cards for the month of July.  So far... 
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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Christmas in July - Link!

Today's card is over on my Cricut and Crafts blog.
You can click the banner or click HERE to see today's creation.
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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Christmas in July - Christmas Jars


Here are those Christmas Pines again!
This card is definitely going to be a part of this year's Christmas Stamp-A-Stack!  I'm going to change it just a bit.  It's SO cute!
I used the Holly embossing folder to add some interest to the background, and some jute twine around the mouth of each jar.

Now that I look at this card on my screen, it doesn't look like much.  Really not sure why because it was really great in person!

You're probably asking yourself why do I talk about my cards in the past tense?  A few reasons, actually.  First, I've already made them and have moved on to the next card.  Second - as soon as I make a Christmas card, I sign it and seal it in an envelope.  That way when it's time to send out cards, I just have to attach 3 things....  a stamp, a return address label, and a label for who receives it.  I keep everyone's name in a database and just print the labels!  The remaining cards go to neighbors and coworkers.  Quick!

Definitely give this one a try.
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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Christmas in July - Warm Wishes


 I really enjoy that saying - Warm wishes and mistletoe kisses.  It just makes me smile. 
I embossed the background with the Softly Falling embossing folder.  I really like this!  One folder with two effects.
Do you want it to look like there's heavy snow falling?  Use it as I did here - with most of the 'snow' at the top.
Do you want a look that it's already snowed and there are just a few flakes still falling?  Turn the cardstock around.  It's a very cool thing.

I didn't want to use ribbon on this card so I used the Bow Builder punch to add a paper bow instead of a ribbon bow.
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