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So this happened

2017_08_01 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.

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Holiday Coffee

2017_07_31IMG_2448 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.

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Happy Holly days!

I2017_07_30IMG_2445 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.

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Best Wishes for the Season

2017_07_29IMG_2400 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.

 

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O Blossom Tree

2017_07_28IMG_2190 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.

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Christmas List

2017_07_27IMG_2340 For today’s Christmas in July card I started out with a plaid piece of DSP from the now retired Warmth and Cheer DSP paper stack from Stampin Up,  I cut 2 Stitched Shapes Framelits #145372 and added the sentiment from the Greetings From Santa retired stampset.  The list was stamped, hand cut and placed just below the sentiment.  To complete the card, I added a sweet twine bow.

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Christmas Candle

2017_07_26IMG_0465 Today’s Christmas In July card is one that Cammie made that features the now retired Jar of Cheer stamp set.  The candle image is cut with the Layering Circles #141705 Framelits and added to a gold metallic circle mat cut using the Stitched Shapes Framelits #145372 onto a stamped ray image.  Cammie completed the card by adding the sentiment from the Stampin Up Christmas Pines #142049 stampset.

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