Can you believe it’s already time for Christmas in July? The summer heat of Arizona has pushed me inside. I’m “hibernating” and crafting. No better time than to start on Christmas card creations.
In today’s post, I share three cards using Stampin’ Up!’s Regal Reindeer stamp set and coordinating Reindeer Dies. Find them in Stampin’ Up!’s Annual Catalog.
I use the same layout for each card, but I change the color combination. Which of the colors do you like best? I used the smaller tree die from the set to die cut images from the gorgeous Soft Shimmer 12 x 12 Combo Package. The colors include: Berry Burst, Bubble Bath, Lost Lagoon, Night of Navy, and Pretty Peacock.
Regal Reindeer Christmas Cards
Here are a few details about this card. Be sure to watch the video below to see step-by-step instructions for creating this handmade Christmas In July holiday card.
- Lost Lagoon card stock base: 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″
- Pretty Peacock card stock layer: 5 1/4″ x 4″
- Crumb Cake card stock layer: 5″ x 3 3/4″ embossed with Timber 3D Embossing Folder
- Vellum card stock die cut with Stylish Shape circle
- Three trees die cut with Reindeer Dies from the Lost Lagoon and Pretty Peacock Shimmer Paper
- Merry Christmas sentiment stamped in Pretty Peacock
- Masterfully Made Designer Series Paper measuring 5″ x 3/4″
- Linen Thread
- Pretty Peacock gems from Tinsel Gems Four Pack
See other examples below using the different colors of shimmer available in that package.
The Night of Navy and Gray Granite are striking in the above card.
Do you love this combination of Berry Burst and Bubble Bath?
How to Video
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I’m having so much fun with my Christmas in July installments for 2022! It’s fun getting a jumpstart on making those handmade holiday cards while playing with brand-new paper crating products.
Today’s card features the Twinkling Lights Dies (found on page 32 of Stampin’ Up!’s July-December 2022 Mini Catalog), Lights Aglow 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper, and the Glimmer 12 x 12 Specialty Paper. (I just love this glimmer paper, and it’s gorgeous when die cut with the Christmas tree from the dies.)
In addition to all of the above, it’s a fun fold card: an easel card. Think of all the different stamp sets and patterned paper you could use with this design.
Here’s a side view of the easel fold.
Twinkling Lights Dies Christmas Card
Working from the top down the:
- Gold Glimmer paper (I applied adhesive sheets before die cutting the tree). Add a red rhinestone!
- Vanilla Glimmer paper cut with the die from Twinkling Lights Dies
- Lights Aglow Designer Series Paper measures 4 3/4 inches by 3 1/2 inches
- Gold Foil measures 5 inches by 3 3/4 inches
- Evening Evergreen card stock is cut at 5 1/4 x 4 inches
- Very Vanilla Thick Card Stock base — 11 x 4 1/2 scored at 5 1/2 inches and 2 3/4 inches
- Lights Aglow DSP 3/4″ x 4 1/4″
- Sentiment comes from the Sweet Candy Canes stamp set with the die cut label from the Seasonal Labels Dies. Popped up with dimensionals.
Be sure to watch the video below to see how this card goes together.
Twinkling Lights Dies Christmas Card Video
Click here to view another blog post that uses the Christmas Lights Bundle.
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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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Welcome to Christmas in July featuring Stampin’ Up!’s Tree Angle stamp set.
Can you believe it’s the end of July? I’m sad my Christmas in July features are coming to an end. I enjoy the thought of preparing for the holidays and cooler days ahead. (Especially here in Arizona where the high is 111 degrees.)
During the first weeks of Christmas in July, I focused on using products readily available in Stampin’ Up!’s 2020-2021 Annual Catalog. Click back to view the posts and get some holiday inspiration.
Christmas in July: Snowman Season
Christmas in July: Winter Woods
Stampin’ Friends: Perfectly Plaid
Flowers for Every Season Christmas
Christmas in July: Tree Angle
And, now, I’m excited to creating with goodies from Stampin’ Up!’s August-December 2020 Mini Catalog. It goes live Tuesday, August 4. Look for a host of brand-new products for paper crafting for Halloween, fall, Thanksgiving, Christmas, winter, and more. (I’m delivering and mailing catalogs. If you don’t currently work with a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I’d love to get a catalog to you.)
This card features the Tree Angle photopolymer stamp set (#153442/$17) and Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper (#153492/$11.50) from the mini catalog. It also features the Stitched Triangles (#152710/435), Shimmery White card stock (#101910/$10), and Red Rhinestones (#146924/$7) from the Annual Catalog.
Here’s another quick and easy card I designed with this set and dies. I couldn’t resist the Red and Green Foil Sheets!
I CASEd this designed from the catalog. It’s a great place to look for inspiration for your cards and holiday gift giving.
If you’ve dreamed of creating your own handmade holiday cards, it’s not too early to start. Contact me and I can help you design and create a card that suits your family and personality.
Thanks for stopping by today! Enjoy the new goodies in the August-December 2020 Mini Catalog.
Flowers for Every Season Christmas card for Team Stamp It July Blog Hop!
Welcome to Team Stamp It’s Blog Hop! Thanks for joining us. This hop showcases Christmas in July with products found in Stampin’ Up!’s 2020-2021 Annual Catalog and the upcoming August-December 2020 Mini Catalog (formerly the Holiday Catalog). Be sure to visit all of the hops to get a host of creative ideas. Leave a comment with the hashtag #stampitcontest. You could win a Looking Up Card Kit.The list of hoppers follows the information about the card.
Flowers for Every Season Christmas Card
I had a goal: to create a holiday/Christmas card with just the products available in the Annual Catalog. The Flowers for Every Season 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper works well. Just like it’s name, it offers designs suitable for each of the four seasons. This holiday themed piece features poinsettias and the In Colors of Just Jade and Marvelous Magenta.
I also used Stampin’ Up!’s Word Wishes Dies, Shimmery White card stock, and the adhesive sheets (makes it so easy to adhere the message to the front of the card).
Bonus Days in Progress
For each $50 purchase (before tax and shipping) through August 3, receive a $5 Bonus Code to be used beginning August 4. No limit to the number of codes you can earn and redeem. That’s free product! Stampin’ Up! delivers the code via email, so be sure to have a working email on file with your account. Save the codes in a safe place so they’re easy to use in August. These codes come at a great time. You’ll be able to use the credit on product from the August-December 2020 Mini Catalog. It’s full of fun and exclusive paper crafting supplies for Halloween, fall, Thanksgiving, winter, Christmas, and Valentine’s day.
Thanks for stopping by and participating in the hop. Be sure to visit all the blogs and leave a comment to have a chance to win a Looking Up Card Kit.
Congrats to last month’s winner:
Blog Hop List
List of Products Used to Create this Card
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