Saturday, July 21, 2018

Christmas in July

Hello Everyone!
Happy Mid July ... wow!  already??

I've been seeing a lot of Christmas in July challenges out there in blogland
so decided to play along in a few.  PLUS, I just received my order from
Dies R Us yesterday and had a few wonderful Sue Wilson dies in it
that I just couldn't wait to die cut & create with.

What do you think??

Like so many of my cards of late, this is designed with all dies ... no stamping.
(that's what happens when you have as many dies as I have ... LOL)

I've combined some old & new arrivals to create today's card and I'm very happy with the outcome.  Here's a few steps taken in his creation . . .

After die cutting my new Sue Wilson Lattice Poinsettia Background from red card stock, I die cut the edges using the largest in the Tutti Designs Cross Stitched Rectangle die set.   Then die cut a white panel using the same Tutti die for the backing of my lattice panel.  Next I die cut another red lattice panel and proceeded to snip out the poinsettias so I could pop them up with dimensional tape over the original panel.

After adhering the fussy cut poinsettia's to the main panel, 
I added centers to my flowers using Nuvo Dandelion Yellow Crystal Drops

Nuvo Crystal Drops - Gloss Dandlion Yellow

I rummaged through my 6x6 paper packs to find the background
paper that would work best to showcase this beautiful panel and decided
upon a Carta Bella paper pack called 'A Very Merry Christmas'.

My sentiment panel is from Dovecraft called  'Merry Christmas' and I
also felt I needed something to balance the lower corner so went with the

Here's another peek at the finished card.  I hope you draw inspiration from
today creation ... I certainly draw inspiration from all of you!!

Oh yea, I ran the sentiment tag back through using a couple scraps of
yellow card stock for the stars and glued them in to help pull it all together color wise.

Challenges to share in:
Crafter's Castle Challenge #7 - ATG (option/ Christmas in July)
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge #395 - ATG Christmas (option/use red)
Di's Digi Challenge - Christmas in July
Aud Sentiments Challenge #208 - Christmas in July + Sentiment
Mod Squad Challenge - Christmas in July
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Dies and/or Punches

As always, thanks SO MUCH for taking the time to stop by!

Ooops!  Forgot to mention, the white panel in between the poinsettia panel 
and the designer paper panel is also a Sue Wilson die called 'Poinsettia Mini Background' 
Sue Wilson Designs - Festive Collection - Poinsettia Mini Background 


Andie Miller said...

What a cute, almost totally die cut card! Fantastic that you have already started on the Christmas cards. This would be easy to replicate. So glad to have found you through the SSS challenge.

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow!! Amazing Christmas card!! Love your layering and the gorgeous poinsettias!
I too love working with only dies and this is a great inspiration! Thanks!

Verna Angerhofer said...

This is so amazingly beautiful. The dies used are such lovely ones. I always love cards with poinsettias.

Miranda Slagboom-de Groot said...

It's such a lovely card.
Hugs Miranda

Vicki robertson said...

Beautiful, Dar! Wow, I love how you layered all of the different dies. You know, I love layers on my cards! I seriously need that lattice die!

Mindy Baxter said...

Wow! This is stunning. I love the different dies you used -- so much details and textures on your beautiful Christmas Card.
Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. Good Luck!

♥ Mindy

Furrbster said...

Oooh this is very stylish,

Thanks for joining our festive challenge at Aud Sentiments,

Hugz tinz

Conniecrafter said...

Gorgeous, I just love the layering of all the panels and the shaping of your flower, very prety centers and like the ticket sentiment panel too, so sweet!

Crafty Pink Pixie said...

Oh my, this card is so pretty! Love the colors and layering!
Thank you for joining the Crafter’s Castle’s July Challenge! –Tasha ☺

Donna Phelan said...

Gorgeous die cut panels! I absolutely adore all of those pretty poinsettias! Merry Merry!

Pretty Paper Junkie said...

Now aren't you the clever one? Fabulous card.

Diane said...

Very pretty card and now you are one more Christmas card ahead...what great dies these are and I had that panel on my wish list so it is nice seeing it 'in action' with your beautiful card!!!

Leslie Miller said...

Wow, so beautiful! Love every bit of creativity that went into this. So fun to combine dies and come up with something even more awesome than the original. Love doing that. Yay for being one more Christmas card ahead, too!

Joyce Erb said...

Love me some Sue Wilson LOL. This is fabulous! love how you popped up the die poinsettias and that stitched 3d as well. Thank you so much for participating this week at the Mod Squad Challenge

Judy V said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner for our Christmas in July challenge!