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Friday, July 16, 2010

Christmas In July

It's not too early to be thinking about making your Christmas cards! I've been experimenting with ideas and designs for my Christmas cards this year. I usually have to try a few different ones before I decide which design I want to go with. I like this one because it is cute and simple. It reminds me of the night before christmas.

I used the layout from Pixie Cottage. The background paper is new, from the 50% off paper sale at hobby Lobby. I like this paper because you don't have to use a separate sentiment with it. The image is from Stamping Dragon Designs. If you havent yet, check out their store! They have some of the cutest images you can buy! The ribbon is from my stash, as are the 3 skittles in the top right corner of the image. (I dyed those skittles myself).

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells at Catch The Bug
Challenge #33 3D at Bee Crafty
Challenge #19 Xmas In July at Magical Crafts
Challenge #11 I can See Clearly Now (Clear skittle-background paper is sentiment) at Sentimental Sundays
GCA#96 at Ann's Creative Nook
Challenge #58 Christmas In July at OLLCB
A Splash of Red at Totally Stampalicious
Challenge #14 Christmas in July at Cards For Men
Challenge #31 It's Christmas at Fab N Funky
Challenge #1 Anything Goes at 2 Sisters
Hip To Be Square at Crazy Challenge
Challenge #99 Holidays at Everybody Art
Challenge #11 Christmas In July at Fresh Brewed Designs
Challenge #27 Sketch and Triple Play at The Pixie Cottage
Your Favorite Coloring Technique at For Fun Challenges
Challenge #102 Anything Goes at Stamp With Sarah Kay
SDC #11 Christmas In July at Stampotique
Challenge #121 Get A Head Start at Cute Card Thursday
Something Digital at Stamp Something
Challenge #52 Bold & Bright Colors at pollycraft
Something Digital at Stamp Something
Challenge #7 Anything Goes at Miami Doodles


  1. Fabulous card Sammi, love that warm feeling in it. Thanks for joining us at Cards for Men, good luck with the Challenge. With hugs Shirleyxxxx

  2. 'Tis a beautiful Christmas card!

  3. What wonderful Christmas card! I guess I should be planning ahead too as I always-always wait until the last minute and have to rush!

  4. What lovely and festive card! Thanks for joining us at the Sentimental Sundays ;)

  5. Cute card! Getting me in the Christmas spirit I see. The other 3 cards you also submitted were really great.
    Thanks so much for playing along at For Fun this week.
    "Hugs" Carol

  6. Great card, love the layout. Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge!

  7. This is an outstanding card. All the wonderful coloring you did. Thanks for playing with us at Cards for men. Good luck on the challenge.

  8. Cute Christmas card!
    Thanks for playing in The Pixie Cottage this week :)

  9. Nice christmascard.
    Thanks for joining the Pixie Cottage this week.
    Adrina XX

  10. So festive!! Love the image. Thanks so much for playing at Bee Crafty again.

    Deanne :)

  11. Fabulous card great image thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

  12. Fabulous holiday card Sammi! It's never too early to get started on them. Thanks so much for joining us for this week's Sentimental Sundays! :)

  13. Cute card! Thanks for joining us at Stamp Something this week!

  14. another gorgeous card,love the way you done the flames thankyou for joining us at fab'n'funky

  15. another cute Christmas card! thanks again for playing with us at SS

  16. Great card love the fireplace. Thanks for joining us at pollycraft. Joey.x

  17. Another cute and beautiful card!

  18. BEAUTIFUL!!!! This card makes me all happy inside! :D
    Thanks for playing along with us (again :D) at Freshly Brewed Challenges!

  19. nice card! thanks for playing with us at CCT

  20. Too cute!! Thanks for playing along at the Nook this week! Need to start on my Christmas card soon too!!

  21. You are going to have all of your Christmas cards done early at the rate you make cards. LOL. I am so jealous! Thanks again for joining us at the Pixie Cottage,

  22. Great christmas card.

    Thanks for joining us in the Mami Doodles challenge.

    Jackie :0

  23. oh love this one too,great image bless you for playing at the pixie cottage this week,hope too see you again soon,love hugs cheryl xxxxxxxxxx

  24. cute card. thanks for sharing with For Fun.

  25. Thanks for joining in with us at Catch the Bug and hope we've helped in getting a bit of a head start for Christmas.

  26. Such a sweet card & digi! Thanks for joining us over at Stamp Something for our digi challenge! Hugs JO xxxx

  27. Great christmas card! Thanksf or playing with us at FFC!

  28. oh, no, Christmas already?!!
    Beautiful card, thanks for taking part in the Mami Doodles challenge.

  29. Great card Sammi, I love the modern paper with the more traditional image. Thank you for joining us at MCFC, good luck in the draw xxx

  30. oooooooooooh yes, love Christmas in july--helps make it seem not SO hot! ;) thank you for playing at the pixie cottage!

  31. Fab card Sammi, and such a great take on the sketch. The papers are wonderful.
    Thanks for joining us at the Pixie cottage.
    Sharon xx