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 :)


LeAnne said...

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!

Nancy Farrell said...

Love the dove card the best! Nice colors too.

Lori Turner said...

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

StampingBetty said...

areUdone with your Gifts of Love stamps? want2sell it2me?