25 July 2011

Christmas in July! (Part 3)

As many of you may remember, I've been participating in a Christmas in July challenge in the Yahoo group Scrappin' 'n' Chattin'.  I can't believe we've almost made it to the end!  Here's my card for Day 25:
I found the sketch here at Skipping Stones Design, and I'm entering this card in their SSD#85 challenge as well.  I cut my cardstock to fit a business-size envelope, because my gingerbread & candy cane stickers were too big to fit on my regular card base.  I picked up these cute puffy stickers at Hobby Lobby when I was in Las Vegas a couple of weeks ago, initially to go along with some gingerbread man ribbon I found in my stash.  When I ran across the sketch at Skipping Stones Design today, however, I knew EXACTLY what I was going to use!  The ribbon ultimately didn't fit with what I wanted to do, so I'll use it with something else later. 

The border punch along the bottom is one I received in a border punch swap in Scrappin' 'n' Chattin', and the wording is a strip I cut off a piece of patterned paper from American Traditional Designs' Holiday Cheer line that I found in my stash.  I cut pieces of white cardstock to back the stickers, covered them with my glue pen, then added Barbara Trombley's Art Glitter in Angel Dust to add a little shimmer.  To finish everything off, I added rhinestones from Queen & Co.'s Holiday set and bordered the bottom of the patterned paper with green Studio G Glitter Glue that I picked up at Michael's a while back.

If you have checked out the stamp sets over at Skipping Stones Designs, you really should!  I discovered them today after noticing they're having a Design Team call, and I think I'm going to have to make it a point to place an order VERY soon!  They've got some CUTE stuff!!! 

I hope everyone is having a great summer!  Thanks for looking, and happy scrapping!


Barb's Boys Inspired said...

Cute blog, and cute card...so glad you found us at Skipping Stones Design!

Jingle said...

Very cute! Thanks so much for linking up with SSD this week!

~amy~ said...

Such a fun holiday take on the sketch! Thanks for playing with us at Skipping Stones Design!

BLJ Graves Studio said...

Such a fun Christmas card.

Karen B. said...

This is adorable, I think it is awesome when people create holiday cards all year round.