I love Christmas and I really enjoy making the Christmas cards that we send out every year. So when Paper Wings decided to host a Christmas in July Blog Hop, well of course I had to join!
All the cards that I’ve created here were made using the One Sheet Wonder technique.
Using my Christmas Circles stamps, I randomly stamped the green paper from the Willoughby collection with Palette Noir Ink. I measured out all the lines on the back of the paper and then cut the pieces apart. The deckled edge oval was made with a Nestabilites die, the Merry Christmas sentiment is from the Vintage Santa set. *A typical One Sheet Wonder will give you either eight or ten cards depending on how it’s measured out. I have plenty of pieces left over for additional cards!
I went a little old school on this layer and pulled out my liquid appliqué to give the tops of the stockings from the Homespun Holidays set a fluffy look. Just apply and heat with your heat gun and it puffs up!
These two cards are from the same OSW and again are pretty clean and simple. When mailing out cards sometimes less bulk is better as there is less chance for them to be damaged in the mail and the postage rates are standard! The Happy Holidays is from Vintage Santa and the Joy tag was made using one of the larger circles from the Christmas Circles set and a Nestabilites die. That fancy edge, old school I used those edging scissors that I’ve had forever!
These two cards are from a second OSW that I started working on. I stamped the Homespun Holidays images in various colors of Palette Hybrid ink and then colored them with my Copic markers. The Joyful hello is from Joyful Notes and the happy Holidays is from Thinking of You. The tag is from the Reece collection and all the coordinating cardstocks are from The Angel Company. A little ribbon, a grommet, a few nail heads and these cards are ready to go!
Thanks so much for hopping by and thanks to Rita for setting up this blog hop! Enjoy the rest of the blogs and their amazing Christmas in July creations!
Rita's Creative Nest
Christine's Creative Therapy
Stampin Hot in Arizona
Angel at My Door
Julie's Stamp Pad
Stamping with Seleise
Chelsea's Creative Corner
Stampin' Teach Time
Stamp Candy Paper Crafting
Mama Pickles Paper Creations
The Smilin' Stamper
Till next time!