Wednesday, July 25, 2012

PSC42:Christmas in July

What??? A Christmas card in mid July??? Yup...that's right. Over at The Perfect Sentiment we are having a Christmas in July card challenge : )

I know some of you live in states where the heat is just scorching & miserably hot so maybe looking at some Christmas themed cards will help give you a "virtual" break from the heat and bring on some cool thoughts : )

The challenge is to create a card with a sentiment for Christmas/Season's Greeting's/Hannukah. The twist is to use some border punches on your creation & make sure your sentiment is on the FRONT of the card where we can see it : )

Here's my take on this week's challenge......

I wanted to mix it up a bit and not use the traditional red/green colors. So I paired up some deep red CS with some blues & browns for this card & really like how they look together.

For my border punch I used the Martha Stewart large snowflake. I really like the detail on this punch & how it turned out on the TH distress CS.

I used a Sizzix snowflake embossing folder on the same CS..topped it off with a sentiment from K & Company's Tidings of Comfort & Joy collection & some yummy Maraschino twine from The Twinery.

Some cute felt poinsettias topped with more twine in Denim.

Really love how this card turned out...mostly due to the CS color combos I selected. I'll be making more holiday cards & projects using these colors for sure!!

Now for some inspiration from my fellow DT members.....



Our sponsor for this week is Pattie's Creations Digital Stamps

Pattie is offering up one free digi to the winner of this week's challenge, so be sure to stop by her store & check out the images she has available.

Now that you've been inspired by PSDT...head into your creative space and start working on your Christmas in July card. Be sure to check out all of the details surrounding this week's challenge at The Perfect Sentiment!

Be sure to come back for another scrappy post & thanks again for stopping by my blog to check out what I've been up to : )

Happy Scrappin!!

Products used:
Core'-dinations-Sandtrap CS
Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress CS-Tumbled Glass & Walnut Stain
The Twinery-Maraschino & Denim
Tim Holtx Distress Ink-Iced Spruce
K & Company-Tidings of Comfort & Joy collection-Sentiment
Martha Stewart Snowflake punch
Sizzix snowflake embossing folder
Poinsettias-scrappy stash


  1. So pretty! Love the vibrant colors!

  2. I also love using non-traditional colors for Christmas - great choices you made and I love that punch you used.

  3. Not using the traditional colors was a great idea you really pulled it off. Beautiful !!

  4. I love that electric blue color and the border punch you chose is awesome! What a pretty Christmas card!


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