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!
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 :)