Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Christmas in July

I really hate to say that I was inspired to make a 'Christmas in July' card because of HSN's holiday sales going on today. So I won't say it. Instead I'll say that I was inspired by the Paper Smooches Sparks color challenge, the romantic Tuesday Trigger, and the CAS-ual Fridays polka dot challenge! ;)

This may be one of my favorite holiday cards. It also uses my hands-down favorite paper from My Mind's Eye "All is Bright" collection (remember this advent calendar I made with the set?? I love this paper!)

I was inspired by the lace top and vintage-y beige colors in the Tuesday Trigger. I also used polka dot paper for CAS-ual Fridays and the color inspiration for Paper Smooches.

The paper collection is great because I can cut out all these little elements and piece them to the card however I want. I also used the collection to paper piece the snowman and mittens (two left thumbs!).

Happy Christmas in July! I'm celebrating with a heat wave!

<3 Rachel w k

stamps - Paper Smooches "Christmas Sampler", "Swanky Snowdudes", and "Warm Hearts"
paper - My Mind's Eye "All is Bright" and "Festive Christmas"
washi - Freckled Fawn "White on Gold Sta"
ink - Versafine "Onyx Black", Memento "Tuxedo Black"
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  1. ok there is NO way I would or could give this out to like 50 poeple because there is a TON of work and LOTs of product used. but I WOULD give it to someone who appreciates crafty me for example! ha! love the gold washi

  2. Perfect mix of patterns, textures and color. Shabby whimsy? I like it ;)

  3. LOVE this ... how eclectic and totally FUN! So glad you joined the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!

  4. Such a fun little Christmas card!!

  5. I love the look of your card! Very cool Christmas card! Thank you for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  6. I LOVE this card, and it's not just because Christmas is my favorite holiday. You did an outstanding job combining all those various scraps of ephemera into a perfectly cohesive and very artsy design. Blessings!

  7. Aw this is absolutely adorable, Rachel! Love your design and all the wonderful details! I think I've seen about 5 Christmas cards posted today, so maybe I should get cracking on making some of mine!

  8. Hey Rachel! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

  9. Love what you did with the nose! It's adorable!! Thanks for joining us at Paper Smooches Sparks!

  10. I LOOOOOOOOOOVE that star washi tape-- and the way you've used these colors-- FABULOUS! LOVE that little snowman! I don't know how you are thinking of Christmas already-- LOL! I am still trying to make a birthday card for my nephew from MARCH! LOL! I can't think in advance:) Thanks so much for joining in the fun with the Paper Smooches SPARKS team-- hope you play along this week with the Picture Perfect challenge!!!

  11. Great layout and paper piecing! I could get rid of a lot of paper if I pieced all my Xmas cards - ummm...