Monday, July 20, 2015

It's Christmas in July!

Happy Monday...and Merry Christmas in July!  Last Saturday I spent the day with 24 fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrators celebrating Christmas, so to speak.  I, with the help of my amazing upline Jamilla Ivits, held a demonstrator training event to help our fellow demonstrators prepare for their Fall and Holiday classes. We had a fabulous day creating Christmas projects on the hottest day of the summer, and I thought it only fitting to share the Christmas joy with all of you!  So all this week, while I'm away at Convention in Salt Lake City, you'll be treated to Christmas projects that feature products from the new 2015/16 Annual Catalogue.

Today I have a quick project that uses the Wondrous Wreath stamp set and coordinating framelits...

Christmas card featuring the Wondrous Wreath and Lots of Joy stamp sets.
I built this card on a thick Whisper White card base. The background panel is embossed using the Brick Wall TIEF.  I added a strip of DSP from the Neutrals Collection stack.  The wreath, from the Wondrous Wreath stamp set, is inked first using Pool Party ink and then sponged around the edges in Island Indigo.  The accent leaves are heat embossed in silver.  The wreath was die-cut using the Wonderful Wreath framelits.  

The sentiment, from the Lots of Joy stamp set, is heat embossed in silver and then die-cut using the Tags and Labels framelits, as was the silver foil layer behind the tag.  I added some Real Red 1/4" cotton ribbon and silver metallic thread, as well as a few rhinestones by way of embellishment.

Inside view with sentiment from Lots of Joy
On the inside I stamped another sentiment from the Lots of Joy set using Island Indigo ink.  I added some of the accent leaves along the edge, heat embossed in silver.

I am really excited to head to convention this week.  We'll be getting our first look at the upcoming Holiday Catalogue, which will put me in even more of a mood for Chistmas projects!  I hope you're all ready to get your Santa on!!

3 comments:

  1. I haven't been around much lately but today I scrolled back a little while to catch up. You have been making some awesome cards! Your cards from the new catalog are truly beautiful. Great job.

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    1. Thanks Brenda! It's good to hear from you again...I've missed your sweet comments :)

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  2. I really like the mix of modern and traditional on this card.

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