Snowflake Wishes Card Samples

Snowflake Wishes Card Samples

Did you ever stop to think where Christmas in July originated? According to a quick Google search, it found its start in 1933 at an all-girls summer camp in Brevard, North Carolina. They hosted a Christmas in July celebration complete with carolers, a Christmas tree, fake snow, a gift exchange and even a visit from Santa. And it’s now morphed in to a month-long celebration with thoughts of escaping the heat!

I’m following suit and celebrating Christmas in July on my blog this month. Today, I feature Stampin’ Up!’s Snowflake Wishes stamp set and So Many Snowflake Dies. Find the stamp set on page 90 of the Annual Catalog and the dies on page 165.

Snowflake Wishes Card Samples

Snowflake Wishes Card Samples

I really like all of the many and varied snowflake dies included with this set. As you can see with my samples, it offers many, many different ways to use both the stamp set and the dies.

The featured card sports non-traditional Christmas colors. I used:

  • Misty Moonlight for the base,
  • Mint Macaron for the next layer (5 1/4 x 4),
  • Polished Pink,
  • Blushing Bridge (embossed with the snowflake design from the Wintry 3D Embossing Folder set),
  • Misty Moonlight for the snowflake and ink colors.

Snowflake Wishes Card Samples

This card uses even more non-traditional colors: Polished Pink. I just love the In Color Vellum to die cut the snowflakes images.

Christmas Card Samples

The “windows” in the Picture This Dies offer a fun way to showcase the snowflakes.

I hope you’ve enjoyed the Snowflake Wishes Card Samples for Christmas in July. Be sure to watch the video below to see how the first card is created.

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Snowflake Wishes Card Samples

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Christmas in July Evergreen Elegance

Christmas in July Evergreen Elegance

Thanks for joining us today! Welcome to Team Stamp It’s July blog hop — Christmas in July. This month, we feature cards and projects with a Christmas and/or holiday theme. Be sure to visit all of the talented stampers participating in the hop. Leave a comment with the hashtag #stampitcontest. You could win a Looking Up card kit.

Today’s card features Stampin’ Up!’s Evergreen Elegance stamp set. Find it on page 91 of the Annual Catalog. I also use the Tidings of Christmas Designer Series Paper, which, through August 2, is on sale for 15 percent off.

Christmas in July Evergreen Elegance

This card features a bit of a different design. See the photo below for a side view of how it opens.

Christmas in July Evergreen Elegance

Here are a few details:

  • base (Evening Evergreen) measures 7 1/2 inches x 5 1/2 inches. Score at 3 1/4 inches on the left side.
  • Soft Succulent piece, embossed with the Wintry 3D embossing folder, measures 5 1/4 x 3 inches.
  • the Designer Series Paper piece from Tidings of Christmas measures 1 1/4 inches by 5 1/4 inches. Glue to a Basic White piece measuring 5 1/4 x 4 that goes on the inside of the card.
  • sentiment from Christmas to Remember stamp set (a brand-new set coming soon in the July-December 2021 Mini Catalog).

This layout works well for any theme of card, stamp sets, and Designer Series Paper.

Thanks for stopping by today. Be sure to visit all of the blogs on the hop to get a variety of ideas for Christmas cards and projects. You could win a free card kit. Just leave a comment with the hashtag #stampitcontest.

Congrats to JoAnn Porter . She is the winner of last month’s kit.

List of Blog Hoppers

Click on the links below to get inspiration for holiday cards and projects.

 

 

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Tidings of Christmas Card Samples

Tidings of Christmas Card Samples

Today’s post combines the perennial Christmas in July cards with Stampin’ Up!’s Designer Series Paper sale.

I showcase a handful of card samples using Stampin’ Up!’s Evergreen Elegance stamp set. Look for it on page 91 of the Annual Catalog. By itself, the set lends itself to both holiday greeting card making as well as all-occasion card crafting. Buy the set with the Evergreen Border Punch as a bundle and save 10 percent.

In addition, select packages of Stampin’ Up!’s beautiful Designer Series Paper are 15 percent off, including Tidings of Christmas. Use this opportunity to stock up on your favorite papers! The following packages of Designer Series Paper in Stampin’ Up!’s Annual Catalog qualify for the discount:
  • Beauty of the Earth
  • Bloom Where You are Planted
  • Hand-Penned
  • In Good Taste
  • In the Wild
  • Pansy Petals
  • Sweet Symmetry
  • Tidings of Christmas
  • You’re a Peach
This offer ends at 11:59 pm Mountain Time August 2. Begin shopping here or contact me to help you place your order.

Tidings of Christmas Card Samples

Enjoy these other Tidings of Christmas Card samples that use the Evergreen Elegance stamp set and a variety of other Stampin’ Up! products. Be sure to watch the video (a Facebook live replay) that shows exactly how two of these cards are created.

Tidings of Christmas Designer Series Paper

Tidings of Christmas Card Samples

Tidings of Christmas Card Samples

Tidings of Christmas Card Samples Video

 

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Hand-Penned Designer Series Paper

Hand Penned Designer Series Paper

Beginning July 1, select packages of Stampin’ Up!’s beautiful Designer Series Paper are 15 percent off. What a great opportunity to stock up on your favorite papers! Check out the free tutorial at the end of this email. It features the Hand-Penned Designer Series Paper that’s discounted in July.
 
Here are the packages of Designer Series Paper in Stampin’ Up!’s Annual Catalog that are offered at a discount:
  • Beauty of the Earth
  • Bloom Where You are Planted
  • Hand-Penned
  • In Good Taste
  • In the Wild
  • Pansy Petals
  • Sweet Symmetry
  • Tidings of Christmas
  • You’re a Peach
Offer ends at 11:59 pm Mountain Time August 2. Begin shopping here or contact me to help you place your order.

Hand Penned Designer Series Paper Free Tutorial

Stampin’ Up! Supplies:

  • STAMPS – Colors & Contour (154994) – Bundle and Save 10% with Scalloped Contours Dies (158356)
  • PAPER – Mint Macron (138337), Misty Moonlight (153081), Basic White (159276), Hand-Penned Designer Series Paper (154297)
  • INK – Memento Tuxedo Black (132708) Pale Papaya (155670)
  • OTHER – Genial Gems (155500), Paper Trimmer (152392), Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine (149653), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Dimensionals (104430)

Cutting & Scoring:  

  • Mint Macaron CS – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2”, score and fold at 4 1/4”
  • Misty Moonlight — CS – 7/8” x 4 3/8”, 2” x 4 3/8”, 3 1/8” x 2 1/8”
  • Basic White CS – 3 “x 2”
  • DSP – 3/4” x 4 1/4″, 1 7/8” x 4 1/4″

Instructions:

  • Adhere DSP to Misty Moonlight layers and glue to card front as shown.
  • Stamp large flower image onto upper left side of Basic White CS and stamp sentiment in lower right. Use glue to attach stamped layer to Misty Moonlight layer.
  • Attach stamped layer with dimensionals and add three Genial Gems.

Here’s another version of this card using the Tidings of Christmas Designer Series Paper. (Please note the cutting directions for the white image and layering piece: White — 3/14 x 2 1/4 and Cherry Cobbler — 3 1/2 x 2 1/2)

Tidings of Christmas Designer Series Paper

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Sunny Sentiments Meets Alcohol Ink

Sunny Sentiments Meets Alcohol Inks

Have you seen Stampin’ Up!’s new Expressions in Ink Designer Series Paper? It’s been a very popular item since the catalog went live early May. The images just wow.

Expressions in Ink

I tried a technique that can offer the same look. (Yes, I’m a little late to the party. Lots of other videos and card samples showcase the alcohol ink technique.) But I had to try to for myself. I paired the designs with Stampin’ Up!’s Sunny Sentiments stamp set. So excited to share all the finished cards!

This post features four of the cards I created with the set and technique. It works really well for backgrounds. Be sure to watch the video for a visual look of how I created these beautiful cards.

Here’s a quick recap of Sunny Sentiments meets alcohol ink technique:

  • Started with Stampin’ Up!’s vellum card stock. I made it larger than I needed so I could die cut it to size.
  • Scribbled, colored, drew on the vellum with Stampin’ Up!’ Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers. Use an color combination your heart desires.
  • With a paint brush, dribble and touch rubbing alcohol (the 91 percent seems to work the best) onto the ink and watch the magic happen. You could also blow on it or use a straw to move the ink around.
  • Be sure to play around with the different Stampin’ Blends colors to see all of the fun combinations you can make.
  • Let the image dry and then stamp.

Enjoy these card samples. Try this technique yourself and see what happens.

Sunny Sentiments Thinking of You

Sunny Sentiments Birthday

Sunny Sentiments Thank You

Sunny Sentiments Meets Alcohol Inks Video

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