Friday, July 7, 2017

Christmas in July with a Twist

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Blog Hop 11: Christmas in July with a Twist...

Hello! my fellow Stampers! This month I am participating in another international blog hop with Global Stamping Friends.  We are stampers from all over the world, sharing a holiday project in July BUT we are using a set that isn’t designed specifically for holidays in our projects. For my project, I chose to use Stampin’ Up! Crafting Forever stamp set with Real Red and Dapper Denim.
This card started with a piece of Dapper Denim measuring 8.5 x 5.5 scored at 4.25. the red gift box is 2.25 x 3 6/16 the very vanilla that the pens are on is 2.75 x 1 6/16 layered with back 2 x 3.25.
Embellishments are the gold ribbon approx 16" long with a second piece approximately 8 inches for the bow. Using Scrap Real Red and Very Vanilla I cut out the flower from Flourishing Phrases thinlets  I layered them on a 1" black circle for the bow.
The stamp sets used were Flourishing phrases and Crafting Forever. The flourish created the wrapping paper on the box and the "gift" was the pens. I colored the pens with various inks using my blender pen (Real Red, Dapper Denim, Crushed Curry and Smoky Slate) that seem to work together.  And then when EVERYTHING was colored I used Wink of Stella to bring some little sparkle.

The inside of the card is lined with a 5.25″ x 4″ piece of Very Vanilla the  cardstock and the sentiment and flourishes were stamped in Real Red ink.
This card could easily be done in other colors for any number of occasions.  I hope this encourages you to do your own challenge with stamps you have that are not Christmas and get putting your own twist together. When you do, leave me a comment with what you have come up with! I look forward to seeing what you do.  In the meantime - skip on over to the next hop and you will see some more creative ideas!  Let’s get stamping!
Happy Stamping!
Blog Hop Line-Up:
  1. Sarah McDermott  at Paper Craft Artistry
  2. Kristie Neal Walthall at KW Crafts
  3. Rebecca Urban at 101 Projects With Rebecca
  4. Courtenay Heuston at Bags That One!
  5. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations  
  6. Georgia Missy Gaydos at Stamp With Georgia <— You are here
  7. Jenn Curtis Charles at BFF Stampers
  8. Lou Kitzelman at With a Bow On Top By Lou
  9. Sharon Dalton at Studio Shabaz Creative Me68
  10. Kimberley Anne Morris at Procrastistamper
  11. Angélique Stempelkeuken at de Stempelkeuken
  12. Amber Thompson at Stampin With Amber
  13. Marieke Bart at De Stempelcoach
  14. Ellen Woodbridge at Ellen The Happy Stamper

12 comments:

  1. Georgia, this is a wonderful compliment to Christmas/Holidays <3
    Love the colouring on your pens <3 Cheers Shaz

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  2. ahhh I would never have thought of that! Love it!

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  3. all the pens we use while wrapping gifts at Christmas time. Great time

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    1. 3 if not more. Thank you for your comment

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  4. So creative! The "gift" possibilities are endless!

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    1. Yes they are. Maybe a little piggy or two?

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  5. Gorgeous. Such a great, versatile design.

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  6. Love the way you used this set! Perfect for Christmascards!

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    1. Angelique, thank you so much for your comment.

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