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.
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.
This card uses even more non-traditional colors: Polished Pink. I just love the In Color Vellum to die cut the snowflakes images.
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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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.
This card features a bit of a different design. See the photo below for a side view of how it opens.
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
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Christmas in July Evergreen Elegance Supplies
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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
- 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 Card Samples Video
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Stampin’ Up!’s Annual Catalog has been live for six weeks now. So much new product to play with. I ordered the Picture This Dies and just recently started playing with them. Find them on page 164 of the catalog.
The card above uses the Sweet Strawberry Bundle and the 6 x 6 Brights Designer Series Paper. Be sure to watch the video below showing card samples and how the card above was created.
I thumbed through the catalog, marking pages of stamp sets that would work well with these dies. Today, I share a few other card samples using these dies.
Picture This Dies Card Samples
This card features the Snowflake Wishes stamp set, Evergreen Embossing Folder, and the Pearlescent Specialty Paper. The coordinating colors are Balmy Blue and Night of Navy.
The images in the Lovely You stamp set fit perfectly in the circles created by the Picture This Dies. I also used the Pattern Party Designer Series Paper (a hostess choice available for $18 with Stampin’ Rewards. This is a great value: 48 12 x 12 sheets of double-sided paper with black and white designs on one side and colorful images on the other).
Here, I show a sample using the rectangle version of the dies using Stampin’ Up!’s Nothing Better Than stamp set and Pattern Party Designer Series Paper.
All of the little die cut images from the Hats Off Bundle fit perfectly in the circles. It creates a great masculine card that uses the Neutrals 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper.
Looking ahead to Halloween with this design and the Banner Year stamp set.
Picture This Dies Card Samples Video
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The holiday countdown begins! Just 10 days until Christmas Day of 2020. You may still be purchasing and wrapping gifts. Or, maybe you’re finished. You might be baking, and you might be creating and sending holiday cards.
And, you might receive a last-minute invitation. Or need a last-minute quick gift. Wine, liqueurs, and sparkling water make great host or spur-of-the-moment gifts. A quick and easy wine bottle tag spruces up the gift. Stampin’ Up!’s coordinating products make this quick, fun, and festive.
Today, I share two different tags. Many of the products can be found in Stampin’ Up!’s 2020-2021 Annual Catalog or the holiday mini Be sure to watch the video for visual instructions.
Easy Wine Bottle Tag
- Basic card stock color of your choosing: 8 inches x 3 1/4 inches, scored at 2 1/4 inches on the horizontal side.
- A piece of coordinating Designer Series paper cut at 5 x 3 inches. I used Heartwarming Hugs for the tag on the left and Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper for the tag on the right.
- 1 /2 inch circle punch to create the hole for hanging.
- Detailed Trio punch for rounding the edges.
- Perfectly Plaid stamp set and coordinating Pine Tree Punch (left) and Christmas Gleaming and Gleaming Ornaments Punch Pack (right).
Please note: Many of the products in the August-December 2020 Mini Catalog retire. Stampin’ Up! announced a Year-End Closeout Sale last week. Check the list which includes some products up to 50 percent off. But supplies are limited, so some availability may be limited.
Check out the video for visual instructions.
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