Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Christmas in July! Stampin' Up! Bella and Friends and a new Sketch Challenge!

Hi everyone!

I am posting a day late, but here I am!  Welcome to The Jolly Fat Elf's Christmas in July 2016!  I am so excited to get this series up and going.  As many of you know, Christmas is my most favorite time of the year.  In fact, the name of this blog is in reference to Santa!

I knew I wanted to do a Christmas in July series!  I meant to start it sooner, but better late than never, right?

I challenged myself in several ways this week.  First, no Christmas/Holiday/Winter Designer Series Paper.  None.  You you will see me use some not so holiday specific supplies to create fun and whimsical cards!

I am focusing on two main stamp sets from Stampin' Up! this week.  Bella and Friends and Pretty Kitty don't seem like images conducive to Christmas cards, but just you wait and see :)

I used a sketch for today's card.  Starting this month, I will be sharing 2 sketches a month and providing you a place to link up your own card using those sketches.  You do not have to use the same supplies, just the same overall blueprint!

Each month, 2 people will win blog candy for sharing their cards!  It's really simple :)  You can find that down below!

First, let's see the first sketch!  I have provided a sketch with the measurements and one without.  I prefer the measurements, but either will work.  Right Click and save or print for your files!

Now, for the card! I used Real Red, Cucumber Crush and Basic Black for my inks.  I used the Snow Place stamp set along with the Snow Friend Framelits for the Santa hat and Bella's cute scarf! 

The texture on the Real Red is provided by the Softly Falling Texture Impressions Embossing Folder.  I love how it looks like snow and provides dimension to the card.

I added a bow using Cucumber Crush and the Bow Builder Punch.  This is my favorite way to add "ribbon" without the worry of having the correct color in my stash!

Bella was stamped using Basic Black and I colored her using a Blender Pen and Smoky Slate Ink.  

You can add a sentiment inside or leave it blank! 

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.  


  1. Ok, Misty, you are enabling me and I want everything that you create. I just love your personality and how peppy and sweet you are. Seems like I'm ordering new things every week.

    YOU ARE DEFINITELY THE CARDMAKING GURU. So glad that I found you and you are the only Stampinup demonstrator I will buy from. So, just go ahead and take my money and credit cards.LOL. Have a great week.

  2. Your card is so stinking cute.


  3. Misty I hope you feel better. You cracking me up today. When you started to tell us you were going to burp the ink pads I thought you were going to tell us you were going to burp. Lol. Darling cards.


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