Monday, July 28, 2014

Christmas in July

I am happy that I am on the right track to grow my Christmas card stash.  :)  Thanks to the challenges in the blogland I am even more motivated to make Christmas cards.  I finally got a die set from My Favorite Things that I have been longing for and guess what I've made with it?  A Christmas card!

It is a flat Christmas card.  You may find it not too exciting but I like that it is mail-friendly.  Most of my Christmas cards are to be mailed out.  Many of them will have to withstand heavy handling as they will be sent overseas.  Nothing is more disappointing when the recipient of the card opens up a semi-wrecked envelope to find a ruined card.  In fact a sweet friend of mine challenged me to make a card that will stay intact when it reaches her without extra postage or padded envelope.  It was very sweet of her to be sooo considerate.  She adores all of the cards I sent her.  She appreciates that I always think of her.   She is not a crafter but she uses special letterhead to write letters to me that make me smile too!  Boy we also do emails and texting but the cards and letters really make things special between us. :)

I have been seeing this kind of tip-topped panel on cards so often these days.  I put this panel on the bottom and I think it is equally cute.  This odd panel is quite appealing to our eyes.  It is very special indeed.  One good thing I like about it?  It helps me use up patterned paper!  I am resisting the temptation to hoard more patterned paper.  I usually use patterned paper for scrapbooking pages but I find myself not making as many pages as before, thus I have to find a way to use up my stash.  Do you have a lot of patterned paper?  What do you do with them?

My card is linking up to the following:
Hiding in My Craftroom - Christmas in July
My Sheri Crafts - Christmas in July
Completely in Christmas - Anything Goes
Jellypark Friends - Christmas in July
Weekly Christmas cards - Anything Goes
My Perfect Life - Christmas
City Crafter - Christmas in July
Little Red Wagon - Christmas in July
The Corrosive Challenge - Christmas in July
Lexis Creations - Christmas in July
The Crazy Challenge - Die cuts and punches
Craftin Desert Diva's Craft Challenge - Christmas in July

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Oh thanks for joining in with us over at my Sheri crafts this time around. Lovely Christmas red.

  2. Wow this really is lovely. Thanks for playing with us at CCCB!

  3. I know what you mean - dimension on cards is wonderful but most cards need to be mailed and it raises the cost too! You have kept your 'flat' card interesting by striking use of colour and shape - an eye-catching card, that doesn't need dimension. Thanks a lot for joining in with my Festive 48. Hope you can link up again next week. Marina

  4. What a beautiful Christmas card ... Love the inlaid star! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

  5. Love the cas design! I'm betting this one makes in through the mail, no problem. :-) Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

  6. Great card! Background colors are some of my favorites! Thank include it to us at The Crazy Challenge!

  7. Thank you so much for entering our Completely Christmas challenge 22 with your lovely card - we hope we'll see you again soon, Hazel, DT - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for July - I'd love to see it there too. x

  8. I love the clean, simple lines in your beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at My Sheri Crafts.

  9. Very nice. Thanks for playing at HIMCR.

  10. This card is just wonderful. Love all those papers.
    Thank you so much for joining us at Craftin Desert Divas “Christmas In July“ Linky Party. New Linky Party
    starts Monday hope you will join us again!!

    Craftin Desert Diva's

  11. This is a cute Christmas card great colours!!
    Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations today

    Tracey DT

  12. This is a gorgeous card !!! I love the design !!! Thank you for linking up with us at Craftin' Desert Divas !!!