Saturday, July 17, 2010

Christmas in July

It's challenge #2 for 2 Sisters Challenge Blog.  Today's theme is Christmas in July. know what that means...only 5 more months until Christmas!!!  There are some great advantages to playing along with the challenge this week.  You will already have a head start on your Christmas cards and you will have a chance to win a great prize.  I hope the card that I have created will inspire you to start creating your Christmas cards for 2010.

I wanted to make a card that was pretty easy to reproduce in multiples.  When I make my Christmas cards, I use one design and just mass produce as many as I need.  How about you, do you make all of one design or make different designs?  I would love to hear your ideas.  I started with a photo that was taken at my daughter's wedding a few year back.  She was married 2 days after Christmas and the advantage was that the church was decorated beautifully for the holiday and that meant less expense on decorating the church.  I cropped and printed the photo and matted it with one of my rectangle scallop Nestabilities die cuts in real red card stock by SU.  The white background is the Swiss Dots embossing folder by Provo Craft.  The stamped sentiment is by Hero Arts stamped in red ink on white card stock, layered with red card stock that was punched on the bottom with the scallop border punch by SU and embellished with a couple of red brads.  The snowflake is something I found in my stash of many snowflakes.  Snowflakes, snowmen and everything Christmas makes me smile...maybe it has something to do with being a December baby?

Be sure and stop over at the 2 Sisters Challenge Blog to view all the Christmas in July cards for a little Christmas inspiration and I challenge you to make a card and link it.  You just might be the big winner this week...

This challenge will be open from today July 17th until Friday July 30th at 11:59pm EST

The prize package for this challenge will include:
1 package Ribbon (8 different colors)

5 pre-folded cards with envelopes (different colors)

1 package of 10 white 1" ribbon bows with pearls

1 package of a mixture of dragonfly, butterfly and flower embellishments

1 package of 10 rhinestone hearts

1 package of 3 white ribbon flowers with pearls

1 package of 5 small off white ribbon flowers with pearls

1 package of 4 flower buttons

9 packages of different handmade embellishments

Thanks for stopping by and visiting me!

"Everyday comes bearing it's own gifts, untie the ribbons" 
~Ruth Ann Schabacker~      
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