Sunday, July 30, 2017

Christmas in July: Carols of Christmas Blog Hop

Good evening!  So I have some special fun today, it's always fun to celebrate Christmas in July as we're half way to the Christmas holidays (crazy, I know!) so we're having a fun blog hop using the new Carols of Christmas bundle that is coming out August 1 (ahead of the annual catalog).  This morning I had a fun card class where we got a head start on our holiday cards using the fabulous new Carols of Christmas stamp set and coordinating framelits that will be in the upcoming Holiday catalog, but we have the opportunity to purchase these products, or the bundle, this month to get a head start on some holiday fun!  This is one of the cards we made in today's class.

We started with Whisper White Thick cardstock for the cardbase and then added a layer of Basic Black cardstock as a mat and the took a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock and stamp using the Sheet Music Background Stamp using Whisper White Craft Ink.  Next I took a piece of Basic Black cardstock and created a frame outline using the Big Shot and Layering Squares Framelits.

For the stamped greeting I used the Carols of Christmas stamp set and colored in the greeting using Stampin' Write Markers and stamped on Whisper White cardstock and then matted it with Real Red cardstock.  Before attaching the greeting I added a piece of Silver 3/8" Silver Trimmed Ribbon (absolutely love this ribbon) to peak out from the edge.  The final detail was to stamp the poinsettia using Real Red ink and the holly using Emerald Envy ink and cut both pieces out with the coordinating framelits.  I used a Mini Dimensional to attach the poinsettia so it pops up and then added a small rhinestone to the center of the flower.

This card has some of my favorite elements and I absolutely love it.  I've had the opportunity to play with this new bundle for the past month and I can't stop playing with it, it's so great and you will love it as well!  Now it's time to continue on the hop and check out all the other great creations using these new products (and remember you can order yours starting August 1).

Below are easy ordering links for the products used on today's card:

Product List

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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  1. Love you used the music sheet background stamp - give great extra depth. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Gorgeous Diana. Love the white embossed sheet music on a Crumb Cake card. That combination is stunning as a background! Great card. Have a super week ahead and God Bless, Cynthia <><

  3. Great design with the music background and multiple small layers.

  4. Very pretty! I love the musical notes in the background1

  5. Love the use of the Music background stamp!


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