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Christmas in July Day 3 – Santa & Friends



Day 3’s prompt is Santa! I love to make Santa cards. I pulled this image from the Santa & Friends MFT stamp set. I bought it last year and never used it, along with the paper from Echo Park.



I colored the image with my copics which have been sorely neglected for the last 11 months. I added some Wink of Stella to Santa’s suit and the ground but it’s not showing up well.


The card layout is from Freshly Made Sketches. I made it into a standard A2 card. The background was embossed with a folder from Taylored Expressions. Then I added a few pearls to finish off the card.



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Christmas in July Day 2 – Rustic Retreat & Merry Christmas to All



Tonight’s card is for Christmas in July Day 2. Our prompt is to use Christmas washi tape. 


I’m linking this card to the Anything Goes challenge at Tuesday Throwdown.


I pulled out some retired Christmas washi tape and papers from Stampin Up to use with my new Rustic Retreat set that I won a couple days ago. I paired them with a set I bought last year and never inked up, Merry Christmas to All.



I stamped the house twice so I could make a mask. I   then stamped the trees on the far left and far right. I didn’t want them to overlap with the trees around the house. The image was colored with Stampin Blends and Stampin Write markers. 


I wasn’t sure what to do with the washi tape since I rarely use it. I settled on adding a strip to the bottom and adding some to make the image look like it’s framed. 


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Christmas in July Day 1 – Dashing Deer



One of my crafty groups has an annual Christmas  in July card challenge and it has been years since I participated. I decided to join in since I haven’t made many Christmas cards over the last few years.


For this card I used all current Stampin Up supplies, it has been a personal challenge for me to use many stamp sets that haven’t seen ink yet. 


The card layout is the current sketch at Sunday Stamps.



Here is the sketch~

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Another Hedgehog Valentine

Hello and Happy Valentine’s Day!


Tonight I am sharing the Valentine card I made for my husband. When I was making the others, I came across these cute hedgehogs and this fun peekaboo die. I decided to combine them together and it looks just like I imagined it would.



The die is from MFT and is supposed to go vertically with the interactive flaps, but I ended up cutting them off as I wanted to make a horizontal card. I stamped the hedgehogs and colored them with copics. The sentiment and small hearts are from Papertrey Ink. I used glossy accents on all if the hearts. Just to add a little something 🙂


I am entering this card into the current Anything Goes challenge at Penny Black Saturday.


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Project 9/365

Supplies ~

Stamps: Penny Black Every Which Way, Papertrey Ink Boutique Borders: Valentine

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, SU Real Red

CS: MFT Cement Gray, Smooth White, Copic Xpress It

PP: Authentique Smitten

Other: MFT Stitched Interactive Window Trio – Vertical die, Glossy Accents