Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Christmas in July

Hi Everyone:  Christmas in July?  The Tangled Up in Creativity group were challenged to make a Christmas card and not use traditional colours like forest green, red, red, so I decided to use a citrus green and teal.  I really enjoyed making this card and if I don't say so myself, it turned out kinda great!


Stamps: Delightful Decorations, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Paper: Whisper White, Wild Wasabi, Taken with Teal (retired), Bridle Specialty (retired)
Ink: Taken with Teal (retired)
Accessories: Ornament Punch, Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, Big Shot – Texturz Plates, Ribbon (other), Sponges, Wild Wasabi Marker, ¼” Grosgrain whisper white ribbon

Layer 1 – Card Base – Taken with Teal – 4 ¼’ x 5 ½”
Layer 2 –Whisper White 4” x 10 1/4”, scored and folded at 5 1/8” and top half of card front randomly stamped using the marker to ink the stamp.
Layer 3 – Wild Wasabi run through the Big Shot using the Texturz plate, a strip of Bridle Specialty paper sponged with Taken with Teal and polished.
Layer 4 – Wild Wasabi – 2” x 3 1/4”
Layer 5 – Whisper White – 1 7/8” x 3” stamped using the Delightful Decorations stamp inked with Taken with Teal. A second ornament was stamped and punched out using the Ornament Punch. A piece of whisper white ribbon is attached to the punched ornament and attached alongside the stamped ornament image with dimensionals.

The sentiment is stamped on Whisper White using Taken with Teal ink, punched out with the oval punch and layered on a piece of Taken with Teal punched using the oval scallop punch.

Finally a piece of ribbon is attached to the top of the ornament ribbon.

So, now I'm off to post this on Gardner's Basket website
Until next time......


  1. This is a wonderful card Karen. The colors are great! Thanks for playing.

  2. Wonderful card Karen. I need to start my Christmas cards in July..:)

  3. Oh! The colors are awesome! Wonderful job here!

  4. What a sensational Christmas card!! Great colors for this challenge, Karen!

    I love my SU ornament punch and know I will be using it on many of my holiday cards this season!!!

  5. You are absolutely right, it is a great card. Love the color choices.

  6. Karen, I LOVE the look of your blog!

  7. Great xmas card Karen! Love the blog too!

  8. Fantastic card! The color combo is beautiful!

  9. I agree this is a great colour combo. Beautiful Card Karen

  10. Great Card! Those are great colors. I am now following you from the SC thread. :)

  11. You have a very lovely blog! Way to get a jump on your Christmas cards! I'm now following you!


  12. Wow! Beautiful! I feel inspired. I need to start my Christmas card making or at least throw around a few ideas. Thanks for sharing. I am following you now.
    Heather Howe

  13. Very Nice, thank you for sharing. I am following through SC. Good luck and God Bless.


  14. Tag you're it! I'm now following your blog courtesy of Stampin' Connection & would love for you to stop by my blog & become a follower of mine...Thanks! http://www.scrapcrazydiva.blogspot.com
    Lovely blog & card!

  15. This is so pretty! I love the colors! I'm a new follower!

    chanda stehlik


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