July 25, 2019

Keeping Christmas - July 2019

 Welcome back for the July edition of the Keeping Christmas Series.

I can't believe that summer is half over, the holiday season will be here in a hop, skip and a jump.

Isn't this little fox adorable, this is a little panel from the Photo Play papers I used. I added a layer of brown cardstock to each pane; then popped the top layer up with some foam tape.

I did the same for the sentiment and left the card simple and embellishment free.

Be sure to stop to see all the Keeping Christmas hop team member's creations.

Supplies: White and brown cardstock, Designer Paper - Photo Play

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July 24, 2019

Monochromatic Thanks

Pretty papers and fabulous script make this card fun to put together. I love the monochromatic look of the pattern on this paper. I used coordinating pages from a 6x6 paper pad, I added in a layer of black cardstock for a mat. To separate the panels I cut a thin strip of cardstock. 

The sentiment is layered then popped up with foam tape. I finished with black crystals.

Supplies: White and black cardstock, Designer Paper - Bo Bunny, Simon Says Stamps - Big Thanks, gems.

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July 23, 2019

Christmas in July - Scrap n' Stamp July Challenge

There seems to be a ton of blog posts, YouTube videos and challenges galore for Christmas in July. How could I not play along with at least one challenge? So I am playing along with the Scrap n' Stamp July Challenge.

I can create holiday cards any time of the year, I miss the Merry Monday Challenge and having a card created each Monday with a nice stash of holiday cards near years end. I will be hurting for Christmas cards come the holidays. I had told myself I could try to keep up with the weekly card creation so I would be ready but then time goes missing and vroom we are in the oh dang time frame and the countdown was weeks past.

Anyhoo.. the card.

I spent some quality time with the ol' crafty supplies this weekend and this was the end result.

I used my stitched rectangle dies for the three panels, then cut designer paper to fit the frames. I heat embossed the sentiment and popped it up with foam tape. I finished with silver and gold sequins.

Supplies: White and kraft cardstock, Designer Paper - Do Crafts, Penny Black - Yultide Wishes, Simon Says Stamp - Stitched rectangles, sequins.

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July 9, 2019

Happy Anniversary!

Its a cycle I think, me not honouring the craft goddess enough. I finally wandered into my craft room to get creative yesterday... I kinda had to as it is my Anniversary today and I could not be remiss and not make a card for my fabulous sweetie.

It felt terrific to get inky, how is it that you can forget that. Anyway, this is what I created, and I quite like it.

I started with the designer paper and used a stitched rectangle die to create a panel, at the same time, I had the stacked hearts die cut placed where I wanted it. I did not want to have to run the panel through my Big Shot more than once.

I added a layer of brown cardstock in behind then started placing hearts back into holes. Some were just glues, but others have some foam tape in behind. I stamped the sentiments and popped them up with foam tape. I finished with some Nuvo drops.

I am a little disappointed that the photo turned out so dark as the card is much lighter and brighter.
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Supplies: White and brown cardstock, Designer Paper - Studio Light, Simon Says Stamp - Stacked Hearts die, and Stitched Rectangles, Altenew - Sentiment Strips, Nuvo drops