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Sunday, 23 July 2017

Christmas In July

Some of you may not know that I host a Crafternoon once a month, and each Crafternoon session tends to focus on a particular theme. For my July Crafternoon, I had to do a Christmas in July theme, specially that Stampin Up has introduced the 'Carols of Christmas' Bundle as a special promotion in in the month of July. I was among the first ones to place an order for this Bundle and I have been playing with it ever since I received my order. Participants in my July Crafternoon absolutely loved it also. They loved the samples I made, which showcased a number of different ways you can create with these product. Today I will show you only a few of the samples I made, will keep some for later as I went a little overboard with making quite a few projects. If I was to show you all of the samples today, it will be at least a 10 page long post, and I don't think you all have time to sit through such a long post.

Here are the make and take samples I made for my Christmas in July Crafternoon. With couple of them, I got my inspiration from the samples SU provided along with this promotion. Of course, I changed a few things to give it my personal touch.

This one is a favourite of mine, but it is a labour of love. There are 12 Christmas trees in total on this one card. 6 green and 6 white ones, the green is slightly offset from the white to achieve the look of snow on the trees. The night sky is done with embossing paste. I made a template using a window sheet and scrapped over it with embossing paste. Not sure if you can make it out, but I also added some dazzling diamond to the embossing paste to give it extra shine.

From the most complicated to the least complicated creation. This is a very simple and yet very effective card. Here I used the framelit in the bundle to create frame around the vellum paper. The greeting is embossed on the vellum using black embossing powder. Underneath the vellum is a piece of 'Be Merry' designer series paper, completed with a bow made with the Double-stitched ribbon. On this card, the focal point is the frame around the vellum. Instead of the designer paper, you can use a photo, you can create your own designer paper, what ever you wish.

This was my first design with this set, and I must say, it is one of my best. I knew that I wanted to use the burlap background stamp set, so I started with that and built it up slowly. I created two different designs, one with a craft base and one with the vanilla base. I like them both, but I am leaning more towards the vanilla, just because you can make out the burlap background more clearly on the vanilla. But I do also love the white against the craft colour. 

I cased this card from the SU samples, although, they used gold and I used silver foil paper and silver embossing powder for the hanging baubles. The most time consuming bit about this card is the embossing, here I have embossed the greeting as well as the hanging baubles. To save time, you can easily create this card stamping with ink. It will still look awesome. 

Thank you for visiting my blog today, hope you have enjoyed browsing through my projects and found some inspirations. If you like what you see, please leave a comment or two below, or simply click on one of the reaction buttons to let me know what your thoughts are about my creations. I value your opinion and I am always looking to improve my craft through constructive feedback from my guests/readers. I am also looking to expand my audience base, so please feel free to share my creations within your social circle.

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