Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Christmas in July, SIP56


Hi friends! It's Tuesday and time for a new challenge at Stamp Ink Paper. This week it's a theme challenge: Christmas in July! Summertime Christmas challenges seem so popular this year, and it's never too early to add to your stash. I send lots of handmade Christmas cards, at least 50. How about you?


Last December when my Simon Says Stamp monthly card kit arrived, I was already pretty much done with Christmas paper crafting and only made one card with it. This was a good excuse to use some of those products. Since I make so many holiday cards I try to keep them pretty simple. The only stamping on this was the sentiment, and the cute images are puffy stickers. 


While I was at it I made a second card using all the same products, also in shades of blue.


Speaking of summertime challenges and shades of blue... Merry Monday has a "Christmas in Summer Link-Up" going on from now until the end of August. All you have to do is make a card using one of their previous challenges, and I chose #149, Monochromatic Blues. 


Here is my card inside, simple but dressed up with some scraps of patterned paper. I especially like to get my insides finished right away when it comes to Christmas cards. Stamping 50 inside sentiments can get pretty boring after a while!


Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Gifts of Love, Inside Holiday Greetings (Simon Says Stamp)
Card Stock: White, Black (Simon Says Stamp)
Patterned Paper: Christmas Wishes (Pink Fresh Studios), Cherry on Top (Stampin' Up)
Ink Pads: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Tools: Big Shot, Stitched Rectangle Dies (Lawn Fawn)
Accessories: Christmas Wishes Studio Puffs (Pink Fresh Studios), Silver Twine (Michaels)

Thanks so much for visiting! Next I hope you will head over to Stamp Ink Paper to see the Christmas creations from the rest of our team. Please play along, too!

Inky hugs :)

4 comments:

  1. You know me, I'll be jumping on this challenge ASAP! LOVE your pretty Christmas cards...even though they may seem simple, I think they're beautiful!

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  2. Love the dove card the best! Nice colors too.

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  3. Super cute, Sandy! Glad you got some Christmas cards done during the summer and played along with Merry Monday! xoxoxo

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  4. areUdone with your Gifts of Love stamps? want2sell it2me?

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