Sunday, July 31, 2011

Christmas In July Paper Wings Blog Hop

Welcome to the Christmas In July Paper Wings Blog Hop -   I had a great time playing with some Christmas stamps in traditional and not so traditional cards.  It was a great break from the heat!  Hope you like them :)



Quick, Fast and Easy card using the Jingle Jolly Set.

 
HedgeHog Happiness - is a Christmas Tree!  :)  Cut a second tree and layered it over the first stamped image and flared the edges outward to give it some dimension.  Some large eyelets for the wheels and we are on our way to a fun filled Holiday season!


Another Jingle Jolly - LOVE this little reindeer and used some scraps of Juliette SWIC to create a non-traditional colored card.


Another non-traditional card using Emma SWIC and a stamp from Coco and Mack.  The present is cut out and popped up and also has some Paper Glaze on it for shine :)

One of my favorites!  Another non-traditional card using Catelynn papers and Coco and Mack.  Colored with PrismaColor pencils and OMS.  A few tiny brown pearls and even one on the present.

Miss Lucy in kind of a nontraditional color scheme.  Emma SWIC and PrismaColor Pencils with OMS.  So much fun to color!

Another Lucy card - quick and easy with Background Soup for the green dots.  Fun and no extra postage!

One more nontraditional card - lots of layers and lots of fun.  Again Miss Lucy all in pink.  Some Uptown Girl papers, some stickles (hard to see the sparkle in the picture) and some pink pearls from the pink gem packs in the catalog.
Now that you have seen what I have done, check out the links below for some major inspiration and great ideas for a jump start on YOUR Christmas Cards!

Rita W - http://handmadebits4u.blogspot.com/
Michelle M - http://michellescreativejourney.blogspot.com/
Seleise - http://www.amethystcat.blogspot.com/
Laura - http://www.thecraftysister.com/

Enjoy your cool break from the HEAT!!

13 comments:

Patti J said...

Holy cow! What a great post! Your cards are adorable - I truly can't pick a favorite! Thanks for the inspiration :)

Donna said...

Great cards, you really got a jump on Christmas!

Wendy Zick said...

Very nice, I love the layers and embellishments!

Glittered Paws said...

Oh my were you on a roll girl - talk about getting a jump on your Christmas cards - one is cuter than the next one. Great job on all of them.

Chelsea said...

love them all!

Betty Giles said...

Great way to use nontraditional colors. Gotta get those stamps-love them.

Michelle said...

holy moly you got a lot of cards done! Way to go - fabulous cards and you have a nice start on your holiday cards, too!

Rita said...

Oh my.... you really went to town! Great coloring. Love the eyelets as wheels. Miss Lucy in pink - awesome. And Miss Lucy on Kraft - I have to remember to use the dots from the background soup stamp set more often. Thanks for all of the inspiration!

StampinCarol said...

Oh my gosh! You've been busy! These are all wonderful! You got quite the head start going here!! I don't even have a favorite out of these!!

Angela K said...

Awesome cards, all of them! TFS

Kim said...

Wow Mary!!! You have been one busy girl!!! These are all Fabulous!

Seleise said...

Wow - super cute cards and super cute design ideas! I love the texture you got on the hedgehog fur! All of the cards are just great!

Rita Kegg said...

Love all of them Mary!! You do great work ... thanks for sharing all of them.