Sunday, July 31, 2016

12 Days of Christmas in July Day 11

Happy Sunday! Are you enjoying your weekend? I sure am! This is the first real weekend I've had this summer to relax and enjoy doing things with my family and just for me. I've been busy creating some fun decor pieces for my new stampin' classroom and was able to spend some quality time with my boys. And that was all just on Saturday! Two more days of this long weekend to go...wahoo!

Now before I show you today's project, one final reminder that today is the LAST DAY to earn Bonus Days coupons. Orders must be in by midnight tonight to qualify. Don't forget!!

Today marks the start of a new sketch challenge over at Sunday Stamps. Check it out...

Here is my project for the Design Team...a Christmas card, of course!

As soon as I saw this sketch I knew exactly which stamp set I wanted to use. I've been wanting to make a Christmas card using the fabulous Time of Year host set from the Annual Catalogue and this was the perfect opportunity. I began with some This Christmas Specialty DSP for the background and vertical element. Then I heat embossed the sentiment in gold and die-cut it using my Circles Collection framelits (SO glad I held on to those after they retired...sometimes one just needs to cut a larger circle!). I cut a gold metallic doily in half and layered it on either side of the circle.

The banner is stamped in Cherry Cobbler ink and die-cut using the Bunch of Banners framelits. I added the word "At" in Garden Green ink, punching it with the 1/2" circle. I added a little sprig of holly (also from the Time of Year stamp set) and added three Cherry Cobbler enamel dots for the berries. A little bow made with 1/8" metallic gold ribbon was the final touch.

This is a super-quick and easy card to put together. I'm definitely adding it to my Christmas card buffet line-up this fall. Be sure to check out the rest of the Design Team's take on this sketch and then give it a whirl. We'd love to see what you create!

Product List
Heat Tool
Big Shot
Circles Collection Framelits Die
Circles Collection Framelits Die


  1. hello Leanne! stunning christmas card, those papers are gorgeous...luv the gold doliy! hope you have a wonderful week!

    sparkle & shine *~*

  2. Beautiful take on the sketch! I am really not ready to stamp Christmas yet, but this is a very pretty card, Leena!

  3. Agree with Annette
    beautifully made and love especially the gold doily there
    now you are ready for christmas a great idea
    and love your color combo too on your card
    see you maybe on my DT card

  4. Leena, this is such a gorgeous Christmas card! Just perfect for this sketch! The gold doily is so pretty! XX


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