Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Christmas in July - Deck the Halls


Merry Christmas in July!  Today is July 25th, just 5 months until Christmas Day.

This stamp set (Bundle) is called Carols of Christmas.  It's a preview set from the upcoming Christmas catalog.  It is available for order on August 1st.  This is the first card I made with this stamp/die bundle.
**I didn't think I'd like the set - but I LOVE it!  It is Christmas after all.
 I've seen many samples from other demonstrators, but I hadn't seen any like this, so I gave it a shot.
 Here you've got a close-up of the top of the card showing one of the framing dies. Below is the bottom view.  It's one die - line it up and run through your Big Shot twice. 
 I used my markers to make the ornaments, and the Stamp-a-ma-jig to line them up with the top sentiment. 
The small ornaments are attached with the small dimensionals.  LOVE them too!

Stay tuned!  I have a few more cards to preview from this set in the coming days. 
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Monday, July 24, 2017

Christmas in July - Tidings of Comfort and Joy...


So many times when I see the card greetings - especially for Christmas cards - a song starts playing in my head.  True, I do listen to Christmas music a little more than most people I believe...
 After stamping these cards (I made 4) I couldn't get that song out of my head!
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, let nothing you dismay.  Remember Christ our Savior was born on Christmas day, to save us all from Satan's power when we have gone astray... oh Tidings of Comfort and Joy, Comfort and Joy oh Tidings of Comfort and Joy....  There.
 I took this picture so you could see the copper embossing powder I added to the pine cones.  I triple stamped those...  first the Early Espresso piece with the detail, then the Crumb Cake solid piece.  I did a few full strength, and some stamped off.  Then I added the detailed piece with Versamark and heat embossed it using copper powder. 

Here I'm showing the card inside.  Instead of just stamping the greeting I also added the pine needles.

It might look like these took quite a bit of time, but I made them relatively quickly.
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Sunday, July 23, 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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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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