Christmas in July 2024: Project One

Oh my, I created this post last week and forgot to post it!  So instead of Christmas in July project two, I’m sharing Christmas in July 2024 Project One.  Project two will post next Tuesday with project three on the schedule for next Friday.

It’s Christmas in July!  Project one is a holiday card featuring the new Filled with Cheer Stamp Set.  The stamp set is a new Online Exclusive product from Stampin’ Up!  The snowman, sled and Christmas tree are perfect for sending holiday greetings.  These images along with images of gifts and poinsettias are perfect to color using a variety of coloring tools.  Do you notice the background paper?  It’s another new Online Exclusive so visit my store to see all the recently released products.  (note, Online Exclusives are not in a catalog but as the name implies only “online”)

Christmas in July 2024 Project One
ASSEMBLY VIDEO for Christmas in July 2024 Project One 

Christmas in July 2024 Project One – Cut Dimensions:
  • Basic White Thick: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, score/fold at 4 1/4″ for card base; 2 3/4″ x 4″ for die cut
  • Misty Moonlight Cardstock: 2 3/4″ x 4″
  • Iconic Celebrations Designer Series Paper: 5 1/4″ x 4″

Each Friday, I will be sharing a new Christmas themed project so be sure to check back weekly!  

Project Materials:

Art in Bloom Holiday Card

For the final Christmas in July project, I have chosen to create an Art in Bloom holiday card.  The Art in Bloom Bundle is in the 2021-2022 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog.  The Art in Bloom Bundle includes the Art in Bloom Photopolymer Stamp Set and the Bloom Hybrid Embossing Folder.  Be sure to watch the assembly video below to see how to use Bloom Hybrid Embossing Folder. While the bundle isn’t a holiday design, by using traditional holiday colors of red & green the Art in Bloom Bundle easily transitions to a holiday card.  Additionally, using the Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper (a returning favorite in the Mini Catalog!)  and adding a holiday sentiment completes the card’s theme.  

Art in Bloom

Project Materials:
  • Art in Bloom Bundle
  • Pear Pizzazz Cardstock:
    • 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5-1/2″ for card base
    • 4″ x 3″ 
  • Basic White Cardstock:
    • 4″ x 5-1/4″ – cut 2 (one for embossed layer and one for card interior)
    • 4″ x 4″ (for stamping and die cutting)
    • scrap (for sentiment)
  • Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper (#153492, available for ordering starting on August 3): 3-3/4″ x 2-3/4″ 
  • Mossy Meadow Cardstock – scrap for leaves
  • Poinsettia Petals Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Real Red Classic Ink Pad
  • Mossy Meadow Classic Ink Pad
  • Double Oval Punch
  • Red Rhinestone Jewels
  • Wink of Stella
  • Stampin’ Seal
  • Glue Dots
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine
Assembly Video: 

Reminders & Other Announcements 

Click here to check out the select Designer Series Papers on Sale! Don’t delay, the sale ends on August 2. 

And, get your order ready…The July-December Mini Catalog launches on Tuesday, August 3! 

Margaret’s Customer Loyalty Program Download the form (Customer Loyalty Form) for program details and start tracking your orders.  Remember for orders over $150, you’ll also receive rewards from Stampin’ Up!  You can order by clicking this link: Margaret’s Online Store.  Thank you for selecting to place your order with me. I truly appreciate your orders. 

It’s been fun creating projects for Christmas in July.  While this special month of holiday themed projects is ending, be sure to check back next Wednesday to a new project.  

Project Materials:

The current host code is: FB7TWQ63.  Please use this code if your order is $150 or less (before shipping & taxes). Remember, if your order is over $150, you will receive the host rewards.

 

 

  

Christmas in July – Fun Fold Card

Time for another Christmas in July project.  This Christmas in July project features a fun fold card.  Like the first project, the card uses the Tidings & Trimmings Bundle and the Tidings of Christmas Designer Series Paper.  These products are located in the Stampin’ Up! 2021-2022 Annual Catalog.   The bundle offers lots of versatility and for today’s fun fold card, I am highlighting the star elements from the bundle.  I am not sure if this card fold has a specific name but regardless, it’s a great change-up from a traditional card fold.  Card details and the video tutorial for assembly are below the card’s photo.

Christmas in July-Fun Fold Card

Card Materials:
  • Tidings & Trimmings Bundle
  • Cherry Cobbler cardstock:
    • Card base: 4-1/4″ x 11″, score at 4-1/4″ & 5-1/2″ 
    • 3″ x 3″ (for large star) 
    • 1-1/2″ x 1-1/2″ for design on white star (optional: add Adhesive Sheet to the back of the cardstock BEFORE cutting the shape with the die)
  • Basic White cardstock:
    • 4″ x 4″ (cut 2 – one for card front & one for card interior)
    • 2-1/2″ x 1-1/2″ (for sentiment – cut with Hippo & Friends die)
  • Gold Foil:
    • 3″ x 3″ (for ease in layering onto large red star, use Adhesive Sheet)
    • scraps to cut 2 of the small stars using the Christmas Trimmings Dies
  • Tidings of Christmas Designer Series Paper: 
    • Strip for folded left side panel: 1″ x4″
    • Coordinating piece:  3-3/4″ x 3-3/4″ 
  • Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • Simply Elegant Trim (Gold)
  • Versamark Ink Pad 
  • Clear Embossing Powder
  • Stamparatus
  • Heat Tool
  • Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine
  • Adhesive
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Basic White Envelope

Assembly video tutorial…

 

This is a fun fold to use for a variety of card themes so be sure to add it to your list of card designs.

Reminders & Other Announcements 

Click here to check out the select Designer Series Papers on Sale!  (and yes, it includes the Tidings of Christmas Designer Series Paper from this project)

Margaret’s Customer Loyalty Program Download the form (Customer Loyalty Form) for program details and start tracking your orders.  Remember for orders over $150, you’ll also receive rewards from Stampin’ Up!  You can order by clicking this link: Margaret’s Online Store.  Thank you for selecting to place your order with me. I truly appreciate your orders. 

Check back next Wednesday for another Christmas in July project with a video tutorial.  Projects will post at noon EST.  

Enjoy your weekend, relax and maybe watch a Hallmark Christmas in July movie! 

 Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting…

Project Materials:

The current host code is: FB7TWQ63.  Please use this code if your order is $150 or less (before shipping & taxes). Remember, if your order is over $150, you will receive the host rewards.

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)

Reminders & Other Announcements

Click here to check out the select Designer Series Papers on Sale!  (and yes, it includes the Tidings of Christmas Designer Series Paper from this project)

Margaret’s Customer Loyalty Program Download the form (Customer Loyalty Form) for program details and start tracking your orders.  Remember for orders over $150, you’ll also receive rewards from Stampin’ Up!  You can order by clicking this link: Margaret’s Online Store.  Thank you for selecting to place your order with me. I truly appreciate your orders. 

Be sure to check back on Friday…

I’m posting another Christmas in July project.

 Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting! 

Project Materials:

The current host code is: FB7TWQ63.  Please use this code if your order is $150 or less (before shipping & taxes). Remember, if your order is over $150, you will receive the host rewards.

Another Christmas in July Project

Yay! The Hallmark Christmas in July movies kickoff this Friday so I’m celebrating with another Christmas in July project.  Since the heat definitely makes it the dog days of summer, it’s wishful thinking that thoughts of Christmas in July will make it seem cooler (yes, wishful thinking!)  Today’s project again uses the Lots of Cheer Stamp Set.  Since my first Christmas in July project was a card, I decided on a small gift packaging project.  An oval label stamped with the Lots of Cheer snowman packages embellishes the Kraft Pillow Box.  The pillow boxes make great gift packaging.  They are 5″ x 3″ and a package contains 10 boxes to use for gifts and goodies.

Christmas in July gift package

Below are the steps to create this quick and simple project.
  1. Use Real Red Classic Ink Pad and a Sponge Brayer to color the Kraft pillow box.  TIP: take the ink pad and pat it directly onto the pillow box.  Then use the sponge brayer to evenly distribute the ink on the pillow box.  Allow the ink to dry on the pillow box.
  2. While the pillow box dries, make the label.  Stamp the stack of presents onto a 3-1/2″ x 3″ piece of Whisper White cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  Cut the shape using the large oval from the Stitched Shapes Dies.
  3. Color the stamped image with Stampin’ Blends.  The light Seaside Spray Stampin’ Blend adds a hint of color along the outline edges of the presents.  Additional Stampin’ Blends colors on the project includes Call Me Clover (light & dark), Daffodil Delight (light & dark), Real Red (light & dark), Smoky Slate (light & dark) and Pumpkin Pie (dark).  If desired, use the Color Lifter to lighten the center area of the hat.
  4. With the Layering Ovals Dies, cut an oval from a 4″ x 3-1/2″ piece of Call Me Clover cardstock.  Layer the stamped image onto the oval using Snail Adhesive.
  5. Use the Banner Triple Punch to cut an angles tail on a 1″ x 4″ piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Then, stamp the sentiment using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  Attach to the back of the oval label using Snail Adhesive.
  6. Open pillow box and add gift or treats.  Close ends and wrap a piece of Call Me Clover 1/8″ grosgrain ribbon around the box.  TIP: wrap so that the ends meet under where the label is to be placed.  Use Snail Adhesive to hold the attach the end of the ribbon to the pillow box.  
  7. Add the oval label to the box with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  TIP:  Due to the curvature of the box, it’s best to add the dimensionals to the center area of the box and add the label to the dimensionals versus adding the dimensionals directly to label before adding to the pillow box. 
  8. Tie a bow with the ribbon and add to top with mini-glue dot.
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Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

Project Materials:  (click on link to order)

The Host Code for July is: 9HRS3HHQ. 

Please use Host Code only if your order is less under $150.   You will receive the host rewards if your order exceeds $150!