Saturday, July 23, 2016

Christmas in July-Stampin' Up! Bella and Friends and Pretty Kitty!

Hi everyone,


How did this week go past so quickly?  I had such a fun and challenging week!  If you don't take anything else away from this series, I hope that you look at your supplies and see all the possibilities!

I got the idea from this card while working on a different card with this Bella stamp from the Bella and Friends stamp set from Stampin' Up!.  I thought it would be a really cute idea to have Bella popping out of a Christmas gift and boy was I right!

Isn't it so cute?!?!?!?  I stamped the Bella image with the balloon and bird.  I masked the other two images.  I then used an exacto knife to cut around Bella's paws and to cut up the line on her leg!

I used the Real Red polka dot patterned paper from the Brights Designer Series Paper Stack as my background on my card base and for the gift box! 

This is actually a portrait card that I turned on the side.  I stamped the cute kitty image from the Pretty Kitty stamp set and colored her using a blender pen!



I added a strip of Real Red card stock to the gift box to break up the pattern so I could add the Thick Whisper White Baker's Twine as a ribbon and bow!

I used the Christmas Greetings Thinlit to cut out the word jolly from a scrap piece of Real Red card stock!  Wink of Stella provided much needed shimmer to a Christmas Card! 



Want to receive the supplies needed to make the cards for this series?  All you have to do is use the Hostess Code:HDZPY2MC for orders $50 and above.  Not only will you earn Bonus Days coupons, but you will also receive the supplies to make the cards and be entered for a chance to win either the Bella and Friends or the Pretty Kitty Stamp Set! 

Make sure you check out my other July Promotions!  Thank you so much for stopping by.  You will find the video, the supplies and the Link Up too down below!

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Christmas in July-Stampin' Up! Pretty Kitty Spinner Card

Hi everyone,

Today I have an unique Christmas card idea.  When I first saw the Pretty Kitty stamp set from Stampin' Up!  I knew I wanted to make the image with the twine into Christmas lights!

Of course, it wouldn't be a holiday card series from me without a purple and aqua combo.  I love Perfect Plum and Pool Party paired together.  I know that combination doesn't scream Christmas to most people.....but I'm not like most people!  Those of you who have been following me for a while know that I have a tree that's decorated with purple and silver and I have several rooms in my house that has a purple and aqua color palette!

Here's a card I did last year!  I loved how it turned out.

For this card, I wanted to use the new Sliding Star framelits from Stampin' Up! to create a spinner card.  

I used the Pool Party background paper from the Subtles Designer Series Paper Stack.  I love this polka dot print and it makes a great background when not using traditional holiday papers.  I attached the layer to a piece of Perfect Plum and then used the circle from the Sliding Star framelits to cut out the center.



I cut off the ball of twine from this image and used my Perfect Plum Stampin' Write Marker to add lights to the image.  Didn't she turn out so cute!  In hindsight, I do think I should have left a bigger border around the image when cutting it out. 



With this die, creating the spinner part is super easy.  Take two pennies and sandwich a small piece of a dimensional between the two.  Slip the bottom penny under the middle circle and the top penny will sit on the top of the circle.  Add your image with dimensionals and you're all set!

Want to receive the supplies needed to make the cards for this series?  All you have to do is use the Hostess Code:HDZPY2MC for orders $50 and above.  Not only will you earn Bonus Days coupons, but you will also receive the supplies to make the cards and be entered for a chance to win either the Bella and Friends or the Pretty Kitty Stamp Set! 

Make sure you check out my other July Promotions!  Thank you so much for stopping by.  You will find the video, the supplies and the Link Up too down below!

Bonus Days:
For every $50 you spend, you will earn $5 to spend next 
month.  Purchases valid from July 7th-July 31st.  Redemption Period is August 2nd-31st 2016!

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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Christmas in July-Bella and Friends and Pretty Kitty-Sketch #2

Hi everyone!


How is it day 3 already?  Holy smokes this series is flying by! Today's card incorporates one of my most favorite color pallets for the holiday season. I have been obsessed with red and aqua for probably 4 years now. I love the pairing for the holiday season and you had to know that you would get at least one!


I knew that I wanted a card where it looked like Bella was giving the kitty something!  When I saw the candy cane, I knew that had to replace her bone!  I used the Snow Place stamp set and the Snow Friend Framelits from Stampin' Up! 


This little candy cane and santa hat crack me up!  I am continuing to use the Brights Designer Series Paper Stack as my background paper instead of using holiday themed Designer Series Paper.  I love the Real Red stripe and polka dot!  


The final touch was to use the Bow Builder Punch along with some Wink of Stella to add some shimmer to this card!  

Do you love this card layout? It happens to be Sketch #2 from Paper & Ink Sketches and I have the sketches for you below.  One has measurements and the other does not!  Don't forget to link up your card down below.  Next month, we will have those challenges at the first and middle of the month!


Want to receive the supplies needed to make the cards for this series?  All you have to do is use the Hostess Code:HDZPY2MC for orders $50 and above.  Not only will you earn Bonus Days coupons, but you will also receive the supplies to make the cards and be entered for a chance to win either the Bella and Friends or the Pretty Kitty Stamp Set! 

Add your card using the inlinkz tool down below!  Two participants will win blog candy at at the end of the month.

Make sure you check out my other July Promotions!  Thank you so much for stopping by.  You will find the video, the supplies and the Link Up too down below!


Bonus Days:
For every $50 you spend, you will earn $5 to spend next 
month.  Purchases valid from July 7th-July 31st.  Redemption Period is August 2nd-31st 2016!

Check out my other promotions for July.  
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