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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Christmas in July...

I've seen a lot of "Christmas in July" posts out in the card-making blogosphere, so I thought that maybe I should join in. I'd really like to get an early start on making my Christmas cards, anyway. Here's my first for 2013:
This card was made with the December 25th cartridge and the Cuttlebug 5" X 7" embossing folder called "Holly Ribbons."  I cut the deer at 3" and the Noel at 1.5".  I embossed only part of the green panel so that I had a flat area where I could adhere the Noel. I also stamped some snowflakes with gold ink on the off-white panel behind the deer. The cardstock for the deer and the Noel is gold and has a really nice sheen to it, but I definitely did not capture that with my camera!

The ribbon is some that I bought at either Michael's or Joann's during their after-Christmas sales. I loved the rustic look of the plaid.

I also thought the red flat-backed gems added a little sparkle, but didn't take away from the more "homespun" look of the card.


The inside panel was stamped with a couple of snowflakes and then I stamped the sentiment with Versamark ink and heat-embossed it with some gold embossing powder.
















I am entering this card in the following challenges:
1.)  Always Playing with Paper: Merry Monday "Month Long Anything Goes Christmas" Challenge
2.)  Pink by Design Stamps: Christmas in July Challenge
3.)  Exploring Cricut: Christmas in July

Thanks for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.
Cheryl

8 comments:

Michelle N. said...

Stunning! Love the cuts and colors you chose-thanks for joining us at Exploring Cricut!

Diane said...

Your card is so beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Exploring Cricut.

Patti J said...

What a beautiful card, Cheryl! Love those deep, rich colors, and the inside sentiment is gorgeous! So happy you shared! Hugs...

Allisa said...

Love your card, it has a great country feel to it! Thanks for playing with us at Merry Monday!

Sharon said...

Such a pretty card!! Love the deer, the 'Noel', and the great embossing. Thank you so very much for joining our 'Christmas In July' challenge at Exploring Cricut!!!! :)

Sherry Eckblad said...

Gorgeous color choices on your card. Just so rich and elegant looking. Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday.

UnikByYes said...

Wonderful card Cheryl! Great selection of colors and cuts :) Thank you for sharing with us at Exploring Cricut :)
Liz O.

Hazel said...

I saw your lovely Christmas card on Always playing with paper Merry Monday - you might also like to enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for July - I'd love to see it there too. x