Friday, July 09, 2010

Christmas In July - Stamp Simply #147


Well, my challenge teams are making sure I'll have a good start on my Christmas cards--second one this week :) Here's what Sharon says:

July 09 - ssnotime147 - Christmas in July -- It's beginning to look a lot like ... Christmas in July! This week, Deb Neerman challenges us to create a Christmas, Kwanzaa, or Hanukkah card. The more festive, the better! Pop in a holiday CD and break out the snow flake dies, the red and green card stock, and the holiday charms. Get a jump-start on your holiday card-making and play along! Thanks, Deb -- what a GREAT and refreshing challenge in the heat of summer.

This was a super quick and easy card to make--stamped very simply! I wanted to see what the new Framed Greetings set and die would look like with sentiments from another set. So I used one from A Balanced Holiday (temporarily out of stock) by MFT. Patterned paper is Home For the Holidays by Webster's Pages. Other MFT products I used are: Crocheted Ribbon, Summer button collection, Fossil and Jellybean Green cardstock, and Earth Girl felt. It's a very simple design, but I love how that die looks! I tied a bow with red seam binding and punched the holly leaves with a Martha Stewart punch.

So, now it's your turn. Come along and play and take us up on the challenge--we'd love to see what you come up with. If you do, be sure to leave the link to your project on Sharon's blog using Mr. Linky. Please use the keyword ssnotime147 if you upload to a public forum. And don't forget to check out Sharon's fabulous sample and also the great designs from the Stamp Simply team and leave 'em some love! And, please welcome our July Guest Designer:

Clare Buswell - July Guest Designer

Barb Schram

Janine Orchard

A J Otto

Deb Saarenen

Jenny Gropp

Deb Neerman

Thanks for dropping in! I always love it when you do!

~Supplies~
Stamps: Framed Greetings Stamp set and Die, A Balanced Holiday (MFT)
Paper: Fossil, Jellybean Green (MFT); Home For the Holidays (Webster's Pages)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Rhubarb Stalk
Accessories: Cuttlebug (Provocraft); Die-namics die, lace, buttons, felt (MFT); seam binding; holly leaf punch (Martha Stewart); twine (PTI)


28 comments:

  1. This is really stunning Barbara, but I wish you'd stop using that darned label, I don't think I can stand the temptation much longer lol!!

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  2. Gorgeous, Barbara! That DP is beautiful and your bow looks good enough to eat!

    Have a wonderful ... and cool ... weekend! Sending hugs!

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  3. LOVE your card, Barbara! The holly leaves are perfectly placed, and the ribbon so nice! Hope you have a great weekend!

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  4. Just lovely, Barbara! I'm hosting a Christmas in July challenge too--are you up for another Christmas card? LOL! :-D

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  5. great card, lovely traditional feel to it.

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  6. What a beautiful elegant Christmas card! I love the simplicity that frame gives! Can't wait to see what else you create with these frames!

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  7. LOVE! I love this Christmas card Barb! The papers, stamp. ribbon and design are fantastic!

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  8. Wowwwie, what a stunning card with those pretty papers!!

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  9. So Pretty! Lots of people making Christmas cards lately.

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  10. Gorgeous, Barbara! I really want that label, love the shape!

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  11. What a beautiful card! I always have a hard time working "off season". This is so pretty.

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  12. Barbara, this is just gorgeous! I love your use of red for the font... it draws my eye among all those other beautiful elements on this card. Well done!

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  13. LOVE this Barbara! That Framed Greetings set and Die are AWESOME on this!!!

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  14. Just gorgeous Barbara! The DP is perfect with you sketch and design...!

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  15. GORGEOUS! You're on your way to have a good stash of cards for Christmas!

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  16. How lovely! what wonderful DP and pretty buttons with the holly!

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  17. Gorgeous---love that paper!

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  18. So festive! Love the layer of lace and ribbon and your holly! :)

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  19. I love this card!! I have been thinking about Christmas cards as well. Thanks for inspiration!!

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  20. Love your card. It is so elegant and pretty.

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  21. This is such a gorgeous Christmas card! Love the patterned paper you used and the crochet ribbon too!

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  22. What a beautiful card! It's so classy and gorgeous to look at, its recipient is going to LOVE it!

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