Saturday, July 14, 2012

Christmas in July

Thanks to the challenges with Christmas in July themes I'm getting a few more holiday cards done early.  Could this possibly be the year I'm done with plenty of time to spare?  Wouldn't that be lovely!

This one can go through the mail without having to be hand cancelled but being a large square may require extra postage so if you're new to making cards that's something else you need to keep in mind.  I think 6" is the point at which extra postage comes into play but don't quote me on that. 

Here's the deets:
stamp - Mo Manning "North Pole Employees"
ink - hp printer; Ranger "Walnut Stain" and "Tea Dye"
paper - Bazzill "Ruby Slippers"; My Mind's Eye "Lost and Found Christmas"
miscellaneous - copics; Martha Stewart tag punch; brown and red markers; linen thread;

Here's the challenges:
Merry Monday July - any previous sketch (I used #10)
Totally Gorjuss #140 - It's Christmas
Sisterhood of Crafters - Let's Hear it for the Boys (this is for the one I love - see the tag)
4 Crafty Chicks #98 - Stripes (even the elf is wearing stripes for your challenge!)
Crafty Sentiments - Christmas in July
Terrifically Thrilling Thursday - What the Text
Jellypark Friends - Christmas in July
2 Sisters - Christmas in July
Ladybug Crafts Ink - Christmas in July
Top Tip Tuesday - One for the Men
L'il Red Wagon #141 - Christmas in July

Thanks for visiting, come back again.


  1. such an adorable image! love how you colored her & great papers too!

  2. Merry Christmas in July! lol LOVE your coloring on this great card :)

  3. fab christmas card thanks for joining us at 2sisters this week good luck :) Tracy

  4. What a fabulous holiday creation and your coloring is awesome! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘LET’S HEAR IT FOR THE BOYS’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'

  5. Wow, stunning! I really love the papers, the image is fantastic and your layout fab! Thank you for joining us at 2 Sisters this week.Good luck. Hugs,Jill x

  6. Wonderful card Chris, I love it!
    Thanks for joining us at Jellypark Friends & Good Luck :)

  7. So gorgeous, loving it! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments :)

  8. Thanks for playing our Stripes challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks, awesome job....

    Leanne DT 4CC!

  9. Lovely card!!! Thanks for joining us over at LRW!

  10. What an adorable image, Chris, and wonderful papers to go with it. Here we have to pay extra for any square envelope. Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday!

  11. Hi Chris

    Fantastic card - so love the image and the papers are one of my favourites!


    Thank your for joining us at Totally Gorjuss this week and the very best of luck. I hope you will be able to come and join in with our challenge next week.

    Toodle pip

    Hazel x

  12. Love the vintage feel of these DSPs! You've created a stunning Christmas card - thanks for joining us at Merry Monday!

  13. Great job with this seasonal beauty :) Thanks for playing along with The Sisterhood of Crafters for our Let's Hear It For The Boys Challenge!

  14. Fabulous card, I love this paper and the image is adorable. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

  15. So so cute! Love that sweet image and the papers Chris! Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday!


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