Friday, July 22, 2016

Old Fashioned Christmas in July




Hi Sweet Friends!

Woohoo!  Today we are celebrating “Christmas In July” with Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps!  We have a fabulous blog hop for you with examples from our wonderful SNSS Creative Team showcasing some of the great Christmas stamps from Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps!

I have included all of the participating SNSS Creative Team blogs at the end of this post- just simply click on their name to “hop” along in the blog hop. This same list will be on each person's blog, so no need to hit the back button. Just look for the next blog in the line-up and off you go!

Also, if you have the time, please be sure to leave a comment on each blog along the way ( in other words, give us some “love” :-)) and Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps will be drawing a winner from all of the blog comments and that person will receive a FREE Christmas stamp set (in stock) of their choosing from the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps line!

And to make this weekend even sweeter, Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps will be offering all of their Christmas stamps at 15% off through the weekend – when shopping, please add the code CMASJULY when you check out for the discount.

So woohoo!!  Time to celebrate Christmas in July and we hope we have inspired you to start on your Christmas cards :-)


I am using Old-Fashioned Christmas for the main images along with Parisian Postcard, Light of Christmas and Winter Blessings as well as the Ticket Dies for the tag sentiment.  

I think that the Old-Fashioned Christmas clear stamp is perfect for a "shabby chic"/vintage style cards as well as Clean and Simple cards and will share a simpler card in the future.  

To create this card:

Stamp the main focal image from Old-Fashioned Christmas onto vanilla cardstock using Walnut Stain Distress Ink, mask the snow banks with scrap paper and lightly sponge Tea Dye Distress Ink onto the “sky” area.

Ink and sporadically stamp the Light of Christmas stamp set with Walnut stain as well as the Parisian Postcard images and Winter Blessings snowflakes (masking the stamp image from Parisian Postcard before stamping the snowflakes).

Distress the edges with a distressing tool and ink, mount onto espresso cardstock (distressing the edges as well).

Add a bit of Clear Wink of Stella® to the snow banks (difficult to see in the photograph).

Ink the sentiment from Old-Fashioned Christmas along with snowflakes from Winter Blessings with Walnut Stain Distress Ink, stamp onto vanilla cardstock, die cut with the Ticket Dies and sponge with Tea Dye Distess Ink (also cut a Ticket Die from espresso cardstock, split in the middle and mount behind the stamped tag).

Add the tag to the distressed panel with dimensional foam, adhere the triple satin ribbon bow along with the ribbon and lace in the corner.

Mount onto the layered card front to finish off the card.

That's all there is to this card :-)  Alright, maybe not as simple as some but I did have a great time creating it!  Now, off to the blog hop- have a great time!!



19 comments:

Stephanie said...

One of my favorite cards, just beautiful!

Heather C. said...

That card is stunning.

Korin said...

Wow! LOVE the vintage feel of this beautiful card. Amazing!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fantastic vintage card Julie. Love the collage look and the yummy chocolate ribbon! So perfect!

Kim said...

This is gorgeous! Love the vintage look.

Daria Guenther said...

Beautiful card. So unusual!

Daria Guenther said...

Beautiful card. So unusual!

Ceal said...

Beautiful! I love the vintage feel!

cghundley said...

Gorgeous card,
love the post
card topper and
the beautiful
scene you stamped.
Carla from Utah

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful stamp set and a lovely vintage-look card!

Cathymac said...

What a gorgeous vintage Christmas card, Julie! Love the distressed edges and that beautiful bow! The image in this stamp set is perfect for a vintage look! Hugs, my friend!

craftymom205 said...

Gorgeous card.

Sue D said...

Very pretty--I like the vintage look.

McStamper said...

Love your beautiful vintage post card.

Debbie Vasel said...

Wow, the colors on your card are so rich!
Love the postcard design.

Judy Rozema said...

This is so gorgeous and elegant!

Jane Bosi said...

Love what I've been seeing from you with the trees! This isnt typically a set I'd be drawn to, but your beautiful work is inspiring and making me take a second look!

Talitha Wright said...

Lovely card. Like the post card approach.

Helen Gullett said...

Love your classic and vintage card! LOVE it!

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