Sunday, July 24, 2011

Christmas in July

Merry Christmas (In July)...this is soo wierd, but I love it...Christmas is my favorite holiday and it is the one time of the year that I actually do go all out and crazy with card giving!! I love love love to make christmas cards and stuff for friends, colleagues and even some of the more notable aqquaintances... before I carry should have come from Leslie's Blog...if you haven't and would love to start at the beginning, please head to Nicolette's Blog, otherwise carry on and I hope you like my work enough to become a follower, I love my followers and occasionally have some secret blog candy in the blog hops *wink* *wink* as promised i have my two projects...they are both cards, as I am trying this year to start earlier so that I can get them all done, as last year I started not as early and didn't have as many as I would have liked to...I had to budget my cards a little that is one sad concept!!! ha ha ha...anyways, thank you thank you thank you nicolette for giving me this opportunity to be in your hop, and I hope I didn't disappoint you by being MIA for the first day!! boo urns to that!!!...but hopefully this will help make up for it!! If you have come from
My first card is a bit more of the classical distressed christmas card...but I love love love it. All items on my cards are Stampin' Up items unless otherwise noted.

Recipe: Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Always Artichoke
Stamp Sets: Season of Joy, En Francais, Holiday Happiness
Embellishments: Red Riding Hood 1 1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Pewter Hodgepodge Hardware Brad, Sticky Strip, SNAIL, Snips for distressing the paper edges, Clear Embossing Powder, Versamark, Heat Tool Gun.
Quick Tip: To get the frayed, distressed look on the 1 1/4" Ribbon, cut in half and pull out some of the weaves in the ribbon. It give a fabulous distressed look.

For my next project, it is also a nice Christmas card using classic colours, but it was a bit easier in terms of tools and stuff used and just ease of assembly in general. This card would be awesomely easy to create in large quantity's and with less cost in terms of purchasing supplies. But still is beautiful, and fun to make.

 Front of Card
Inside of Card (hard to believe, but picture quality doesn't give the colour is Old Olive!!)

Recipe: Cardstock: Old Olive, Real Red, Whisper White.
Ink: Real Read, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight.
Stamp Sets: Season Of Joy, Occasional Quotes.
Tools: Circle Punch from Punch Punch, Old Olive 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, Sticky Strip, Snips for fussy cutting, basic rhinestone Jewels.
Quick Tip: I did not own the ticket Corner punch (and I would have love to earlier, but I didn't...)to get the ticket corner look , I took a bite out of one corner of one sheet of cardstock with my small circle punch from punch bunch and I then used that as a template for the rest of my card (i have since purchased the ticket corner punch becuase i think it is soo cute and love the look, this way it is a bit less maintenance).
I thank you so much for stopping by, and i am so sorry about not being able to share on both days...major tsk tsk on my part, but I hope this more than makes up for it.

I want to remind everyone again, if they want to fill up your stampin up wishlist, please let me know what I can help you I have a stampin' up promotion going on within Canada ( I would love to open it to the states, but I cannot ship anywhere in the states). I am offering 10% off on any order over $50!!! Please contact me via email: to place an order!

Thanks again for stopping by today and can't wait to post again. Hopefully it wil be sooner than my last post (before this weekend) has been to long!!!
Don't forget to head over to the next stop on the way. Tammy has an absolutely stunning project for you to check out!!

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  1. I love your cards, the first card...the ribbon reminds me of ribbon candy. TFS
    mexicopetshop at hotmail dot com

  2. Both cards are really pretty -- I love them-- thanks for sharing and I am a new follower..
    jejaeb at cfl dot rr dot com

  3. both cards are super! Love the tip on using the circle punch instead of a ticket corner punch! I will have to try that! :)
    Thank you for being my hop neighbor!

  4. I love both of your cards,joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

  5. My favorite of the two cards is the last one ... it's super cute. Glad you hopped with us today... hey better late then never.
    mpetrovich23 at yahoo dot com

  6. Cute cards!! TFS

  7. Both of these are wonderful cards! You did a fabulous job on them. TFS


  8. I love your Christmas cards.
    Katsews at gmail dotcom

  9. Your cards are lovely! I, too, love the ribbon on the first card -- it really does remind me of the candy swirls!!!