Christmas in July -Tidings of Christmas

Today, I am excited to kick-off my Christmas in July event by highlighting elements from the Tidings of Christmas product suite.  Though we are still in the heat of summer, it’s not to early to start thinking about Christmas.  I will be posting holiday themed projects each Wednesday and Friday in July.  And if you enjoy Hallmark Channel holiday movies, the channel starts their Christmas in July movies this upcoming weekend.  I can’t wait!!! Yes, the movies are predictable but fun to watch.  What better way to spend a hot, muggy day than to stay indoors, get cozy and watch Christmas-winter themed movies?!  Now to stop digressing and get back to the card featured today. (LOL)

For this first Christmas in July project, the Tidings and Trimmings Bundle and the Tidings of Christmas Designer Series Paper blend to create a traditional Christmas card.  For the card layout, I opted to use one of my favorite layouts with angled layers of designer series paper. The Tidings of Christmas product suite is from the 2021-2022 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog (pages 88-89).   You’ll find a list of card materials and the video directions below.  

Christmas in July

Card Materials:
  • Tidings & Trimmings Bundle
  • Evening Evergreen cardstock:
    • Card base: 4-1/4″ x 11″, score at 5-1/2″ 
    • 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (optional: texture emboss using the Evergreen Forest 3D Embossing Folder)
    • scraps for die cutting holly leaves
  • Basic White cardstock:
    • 4″ x 5-1/2″ (cut 2 – one for card front & one for card interior)
    • 2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″ (for sentiment – cut with circle die)
  • Cherry Cobbler Cardstock: 3″ x 3″ (cut with scalloped circle die)
  • Tidings of Christmas Designer Series Paper: 
    • Red Stripe: 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″
    • Evergreen Trees: 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (for card front)
    • Evergreen Trees: 2-3/8″ x 6″ (for envelope flap)
  • Layering Circle Dies – use the 2-3/4″ scallop circle die & the 2-5/8″ circle die
  • Soft Succulent Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • Red Rhinestone Jewels
  • Evening Evergreen Open Weave Ribbon
  • Adhesive
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Basic White Envelope

Here’s the video tutorial for assembly…(btw, the tutorial starts at the beginning of assembly but YouTube has selected this as the portion to show as a photo)

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I’m posting another Christmas in July project.

 Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting! 

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Color Challenge Project

Last week I had the opportunity to attend a day-long FB event hosted by another demonstrator.  It’s always fun to attend events to learn new techniques and gather ideas for paper crafting. And though it was a virtual event, we were still able to share and create with one another. During the event, the host posted a variety of challenges to engage attendees.  One was a color challenge project – we were to select 3 or 4 colors from the colors provided to create our project.  The list of colors were Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo, Granny Apple Green, and Coastal Cabana.  Since it was a challenge, rules included no CASE-ing of a project – only use for inspiration. Plus, it had to be a new project and not one previously shared.  We had 30 minutes to work on our color challenge project before the next presentation so I had to work quickly!

So what colors did I select for my project? I chose a color combination of Basic Black, Coastal Cabana and Granny Apple Green. Since Christmas projects are on my agenda for the next several weeks, I wanted to create a card in non-traditional holiday colors. The Evergreen Forest 3D Embossing Folder and the Pine Woods Dies work together perfectly for a quick card design. 

Non-traditional Holiday Card  

Card Details:
  1. Card base: 4-1/4″ x 11″ Granny Apple Green cardstock, scored at 5-1/2″ and folded.  Note: card is a side opening card.
  2. Layer one: Basic Black cardstock – 5-1/4″ x 4″.  Attach to card base with Stampin’ Seal+ or Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive.
  3. Layer two: Coastal Cabana cardstock – 5″ x 3-3/4″.  Texture emboss using the Evergreen Forest 3D Embossing Folder. Then using a sponge dauber, dab the raised evergreen trees with Frost White Shimmer Paint.  Allow to dry for a few minutes before attaching to the Basic Black cardstock layer.  
  4. Select pine tree die and use to cut the design from the Rainbow Glimmer Paper using the portion with the Bermuda Bay and Granny Apple Green colors. With paper snips, cut and remove the tree trunk to create an evergreen tree. 
  5. Cut a 3-1/4″ x 1-3/4″ piece of Basic Black cardstock and a 2-3-4″ x 1-1/2″ piece of Whisper White cardstock using the Stitched Nested Labels Dies.  Stamp the sentiment using Coastal Cabana Classic Ink Pad onto the Whisper White label.  TIP:  position the sentiment so that there is area to overlap the tree onto the label. Happy Holidays is from the Poinsettia Petals Stamp Set. Layer the two labels. 
  6. Position the tree overlapping the label and attach with adhesive.  Next, add Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals to the label and to the tree branches, cutting as needed, then attach to the  card front.
  7. Complete by embellishing the sentiment with Rhinestone Basic Jewels.  

It was lots of fun to participate in the color challenge!  Which color combination would you select?  Comment and let me know!


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Thanks for stopping by!  Happy crafting…

Project Materials:

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