Friday, July 6, 2012

Fresh Christmas in July

I've been meaning to start Christmas cards early this year, and I finally got my first one done thanks to the Christmas in July theme challenge at The Paper Players this week.  I combined it with the always fun sketch from Freshly Made Sketches to get me started.  

I used a fun mix of new, new to me, and old to finish this card. 

Unfortunately, the detail on the white scallop layer can't really be seen in this picture.  I really need to think about purchasing a light tent, or making one myself!  As you may be able to kind of sort of tell, I used the new Large Scallop Edgelits with the coordinating Delicate Designs folder.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!

Supplies Used
Card Stock:  Garden Green, Whisper White, Read Red, Merry Moments DSP
Ink:  Real Red, Versamark
Stamp Sets:  Tiny Tags, Contempo Christmas
Other:  Large Scallop Edgelits, Delicate Designs Folder, Snowburst Folder, Ornament Punch, Jewelry Tag Punch, Crop-a-Dile, Real Red Satin Ribbon, Silver Twine, Dimensionals, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Big Shot


  1. This is such a great use of classic Christmas colors! Love the little tag on the ornament. Glad you joined us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  2. What gorgeous texture on your lovely Christmas card! And such a lovely use of traditional colors. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  3. Fabulous mix of the old and new! I can just see the detail on the scallop and I think it works beautifully. I love the little Merry tag. So glad you shared this fabulous creation with the Paper Players this week

  4. What a fun holiday card! Love the embossed accents. Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players this week! :)

  5. Great traditional colours CJ. Love the tagged ornament & all that gorgeous embossing. Thanks for playing along with the Paper Players this week. :)

  6. Love your classic Christmas colors and use of texture on this card! That little "merry" tag is the perfect touch! Thanks for playing along with this week's sketch.

  7. Beautiful card! I love the rich colors and the texture! Thanks for playing at Freshly Made Sketches and The Paper Players!