Saturday, 27 July 2013

Christmas Already???

I know lots of cardmakers start their Christmas cards in July so they have enough by December (which I really should do to be honest!), but I have so many other occasions to get through before I can even start thinking about Christmas. First my birthday's in July, then end of school year with reports and filling in heaps of data sheets, Summer Holidays, Back to School with a new class, Hallowe'en and then finally I can start doing Christmas cards. Because of all these, I always find it a chore to do a Christmas card so early, but I actually enjoyed doing this one.

This card is for Inkspirational's Challenge #30 for the sketch, Friday MashUp's Challenge #120 to make a Christmas card using stripes, F4A177 to make a Christmas card using summer colours and for Papertake Weekly's Challenge to use dies and/or punches!

And here's it is...


Stamps: Ornament Keepsakes, Teeny Tiny Wishes both from Stampin' Up

Papers: Strawberry Slush, Pistachio Pudding, Whisper White, In Colors 2013-15 DSP Stack all from Stampin' Up

Inks: Strawberry Slush, Pistachio Pudding both from Stampin' Up

Accessories: Strawberry Slush Stretch Ruffle Trim, Pistachio Pudding Stretch Ruffle Trim, Finishing Touches Edgelits Dies, Northern Flurry Embossing Folder, Dazzlin' Details, Holiday Ornaments Framelits Dies, Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch all from Stampin' Up

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Very nice Vannessa! The ornament is great and I love the embossed snowflakes! Hopefully this will help you start your Christmas card stash. =) Thanks for playing at Inkspirational!
    - Shauna

  2. ooh love your design, great card! thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly, hugs,Karenx

  3. I feel the same way about making Christmas cards before November. I'm glad you could squeak one out for us. The ornament image works perfectly with the embossing. Thanks for joining the Friday Mashup this week.

  4. What a pretty Christmas card! It makes me wish for some cooler weather! I made myself start making Christmas cards too. I've never started them this early. Thanks for playing along at Inkspirational.

  5. I'm glad you were able to make a Christmas card this early :) I know not everyone loves to make them year round like I do!

    Lovely card, great use of non-traditional colors!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Friday Mashup!

  6. Vannessa, this is a darling holiday card!!! LOVE the use of the ruffle stretch ribbon--that's on my next order! Gorgeous use of these non-traditional colors, too! Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational! :)

  7. Fantastic use of the sketch. I love the candy cane colours and the chevron pattern, in particular. Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational Challenges. Come back next week! Marina