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 

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