It’s already the 25th of the month so that means time for a Christmas post. I went with a traditional color scheme with lots of layers and textures. I started out with red base and used the Softly Falling #139672 TIEF from Stampin Up to texture the base layer. I added an emerald envy green layer textured using the Holly TIEF #141634. The sentiment is from the Greetings from Santa stamp set and layered on a seties of circles from the Stitched Shapes Framelits #141634 and the coordinating Layering Circles Framelits #141705 and finished up with a sweet bow from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlit #137547.
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This was such a fun and non traditional Christmas card featuring the Stampin Up Color Theory #144193 Designer Series Paper Stack for the trees. The card layout is a basic design that I started out by texturing the background with the Oh My Stars #143710 Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. I added the trees and a mound of snow both cut freehanded. I finished up by adding the sentiment and the non SU bright sequins to add some festive bling to the non traditional card.
For my Christmas in July workshop that I held over the weekend I made the cutest themed and seasonal snacks. Who knew a Hostess donut could be transformed into such total cuteness. Thanks to Pinterest I was able to have a Christmas themed snack in July- believe it or not I could not find candy canes or anything in the stores and I did not want to bake since my air conditioner is broken so these were the perfect treat.
Today’s card will be the final card for the Christmas in July card showcase and is my favorite card I have made for the holidays this year so far and was a real pain to prep for my workshop because of all the pieces. The card features all new products in the Stampin Up 2017-2018 holday catalog including the Be Merry DSP #144111 and the Coffee Cafe’ #143677 stamp set and the coordinating Coffee Cups Framelits #143745. I adorned each cup with a snowflake cut using the Seasonal Layers #143751 Thinlits. The sentiment is from the retired Jar of Cheer stamp set.
I have struggled with coming up with cards for my Christmas in July workshop this year and I can’t figure out why. Heck this time last year, I had all my Christmas cards designed and ready to go. Hopefully once the new Stampin Up holiday catalog comes out I will be re-inspired and finish up my 2017 cards. I have seen a sneak peek of the new catalog and it is fabulous especially the fall and Halloween products. The new catalog goes live on Sept 1 so stay tuned.
In the meantime, today’s card is a fun design that uses the Warmth and Cheer DSP from last year. I texture the right hand side using the Cable Knit Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. I hid the seam using a piece of retired cherry cobbler satin ribbon. For the holly leaves, I got creative with the Vintage Leaves #138802 stamp set and the coordinating Leaflets Framelits dies #138283 from Stampin Up. I used a 1/2 inch circle punch and red glimmer paper to make the berries. For the sentiment, I added a simple greeting from the Teeny Tiny Wishes #128748 and hand cut into a banner.
Today’s card is one that I did for my Christmas in July workshop over the weekend. For this card I featured the all new Be Merry DSP #144111 from the Stampin Up 2017-2018 annual catalog and the Seasonal Bells #142107 stamp set that was carried over from last years Stampin Up holiday catalog
Speaking of holiday catalogs, I have had a sneak peek of the upcoming Stampin Up catalog and will be placing my pre-order on August 1st. The holiday catalog is packed full of lots of exciting stuff.
I love to use stamps for other than what they were intended to be used for. I did that with today’s card. I used the Bunch of Blossoms #141573 stamp set and the coordinating Blossom Builder punch #141469 from Stampin Up to make the layers for the tree. I added a tree trunk using the Classic Label punch (Retired), The tree was placed on a piece of Sending Love DSP (retired) from Stampin Up. I dressed the tree up with punched heart and some gold twine and a gold glimmering star to complete this festive card to feature at my Christmas in July workshop.