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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Christmas in July

Hello everyone!

Jill of Anjillic Creations is hosting a Christmas in July challenge!  How fun!  This has been on my to do list all month and I figured I had better get after it since the month is coming to a close quickly (how is that anyway?). 

She wants everyone to join in and play along, so if you would like the chance to win a gift certificate to PTI (!!) then hop on over to her blog and enter your card!

I had to turn to my inspiration book for this one!  I really don't have many Christmas stamps in my supply right now.  I've sold them all and haven't bought any to replace them.  So, I flipped through my book to figure out what images I could use and make them Christmasy.  And, a few pages in, I found the PTI "Round & Round" set.  Wala!

Here's my entry:




Have I said how much I LOVE the Linen Impression Plate by PTI?  It turns smooth cardstock into textured beauty!  I used it on my Ripe Avacado piece and it finished off the card nicely. (I did stamp the sentiment first and then textured it.)

Instead of stamping a sentiment in the Mat Stack 3 die space I tied a ribbon.  I really like this look.

Thanks for stopping by today!  Don't forget if you'd like to play along, visit Jill's blog and enter your card!  Thanks Jill for hosting this fabulous and fun contest!

Supplies (all PTI unless noted)
Stamps:  All Booked Up, Round & Round, Holiday Wishes
Paper:  Pure Poppy, Ripe Avacado, Rustic White
Ink: Pure Poppy & True Black, Palette Landscape
Other: Linen Impression Plate, Mat Stack Die 3, Red Pearls, Pop Dots, Ribbon

20 comments:

  1. WOW! I'm so impressed with this card Jen! Love how you used the Round and Round image to make a Christmas card! This is quite gorgeous!

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  2. Love the ribbon tied around the mat stack.Beautiful card Jen!

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  3. Jen, this is spectacular! I LOVE how the bow is tied around the mat stack 3 die cut, and how well the All Booked Up and Round & Round stamps go in a Christmas card! You creative thinker, you! Thanks so much for joining in on my Christmas in July challenge! It's an honor to have you play along!!

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  4. Such a beautiful card Jen! mat stack 3 is really versatile! love the black ribbon, it made it pop!

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  5. Haha, I'm still waiting for the set to arrive... Your card is stunning, Jen! I would have never thought of doing Christimas with those spring-y stamps.

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  6. Awesome job Jen! I love how you improvised with the stamps!

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  7. Very nice! I like the bow idea to cover up the blank area.

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  8. this is really pretty...love the focal point and love the texture!

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  9. Aren't you so creative?! Brilliant use of the Round & Round stamp--I just love those holly berries! And the black ribbon really makes this card stand out. Gorgeous work, Jen!

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  10. Love round and round as a Christmas card! Creative minds think alike huh?? Using the mat stack stamp for this challenge and the same colors!!! Fantastic card Jen!

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  11. I love this card! The colors, the layout, the saying, everything!!

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  12. Miss Jenn...I just had to list you on my blog as an inspiration site! I love your creations and I miss so much...now I will have you at my finger tips daily. Love your cards girls...and the rings are great!

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  13. Love the card, especially what you did with the pearls.

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  14. Very pretty, Jen! LOVE the pearl berries & the ribbon placement :)

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  15. I never would have thought to use that Round and Round image for a Christmas card! Thank you so much for the inspiration~your card is beautiful!

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  16. Stunning, Jen! Those colors are just awesome together.

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  17. Great use of what you have! I love the pop of black with the black ribbon.

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  18. This is a great one! I love how you used the non-Christmas stamp for a Christmas card. That ribbon in place of the sentiment is a great idea!

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  19. This is truly beautiful. I am not a red color person, but this card has me wanting more. Can I CASE it? Simply awesome.

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  20. Love how you used Round and Round for a Christmas card! Fabulous!

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