Sunday, July 10, 2011

Christmas in July


This week at Celebrate the Occasion, we’re celebrating Christmas. Christmas has always been my favorite holiday. And not because of gifts, I love the decorating. If I could put the tree up at the beginning of November, I would. It takes me an entire day to decorate the tree and no one is allowed to help. It’s that serious.


Since I’ve gotten into paper crafting, I find myself getting into stamping a lot more. I still love my Cricuts (We have a new member on the way . . .), but I don’t want everything I make to look the same. One of the requirements for the challenge was that red not be used. So, I challenged myself to make a card that still evoked the spirit of the holiday, but in non-traditional colors.

I wasn’t sure how I felt about the result, but Sara told me that she like it, and since she is always the first person to see my projects, I trust her judgment. She’s like my crafting cheerleader, and I love her to death.




I did use my Expression to cut the scallop and the circle for the stamp. Both of the cuts are from Storybook – one of my go-to cartridges. The stamp is from the TPC Studio Christmas set. This was the very first stamp set I bought last year when I started making cards. Here are the full details:

  • Brown A2 base; open stock Hobby Lobby
  • Paper Studio Kraft Layer, 4” x 5.25”
  • Paper Studio Mint Green Layer, 3.375” x 5.125”
  • Patterned Layer; My Mind’s Eye Out & About
  • Brown Offray 5/8” Satin Ribbon
  • TPC Studio Christmas Stamp Set
  • Memento Rich Cocoa Ink
  • Scotch ATG Adhesive
  • Storybook Cricut Cartridge

Thanks for stopping by. Have a blessed day!


  1. Your card is just too cute! I love the colors and the inside is just lovely!

    Thanks for sharing!

  2. Oh, and yeah - Sara was right! Great Job!

  3. Lovely card, I love the colors you used as well.


  4. Hey you:) How are you? Love this card and your stamping is amazing!! LOVE it great job:)

  5. Fabulous Card. I really like the non-traditional colors.

  6. Very nice Trell. Thanks for playing with us at CTO this week

  7. This is gorgeous, I don't know how I missed this?? Very pretty! Thanks so much for joining CTO!


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