Monday, July 14, 2008

July Card Class

Christmas in July!

What a fun idea! I've used the JOY card for several things this month and I'm going to make up the rest to have for my Christmas card stash. I just love the elegance of red, black and white together. I used the new Joy of Christmas stamp set and embossed it in silver. The white piece is punched with the bind-it-all. I love using that for a design element.

In addition to the full-sized Christmas card. We made this cute little 3X3 card with Christmas Circles. I hadn't made them before this week-end and now I'm on a kick. And this Christmas Circles set is just awesome! Not only is it great for a quick and easy card but it's listed in the catalog with the punches that coordinate with the size of the circles in the stamp set. For example the 2 1/2 inch circle punch will fit around the large image and the 1 1/2 inch circle will fit around the smaller image. We used the scor-pal to make the envelope and it was soooo easy!

Finally, we made this birthday card with the new Linear Sentiments stamp set. It's such a handy set because with just a little paper (Just Like Dad is pictured here - 36 pages of 8X8 paper - perfect!), you can have a quick and fast birthday card or thank you card or congratulations card or... so many more. And, the present is from Mini Occasions. Such a cute set that is so useful in so many ways! And the envelope is made with the same paper folded with the directions that my SBS4 and TAC buddy, Alison, listed on her blog. Thanks, Alison, for sharing this. You start with an 8X8 piece of paper and finish with an A2 envelope. It goes together so quickly and easily!!!

Finally, I'd like to share the fabulous cards that were "rained" on me this month by my SBS4 sisters. How cute are these great cards? I love them all!!! I need to get my July cards in the mail. These ladies are so talented and I encourage you to visit their blogs which are listed on the right side of my blog. I'm so glad I've gotten to know them through their blogs!

Happy Stamping!


Kelly L said...

Seleise, these are very Nice cards. I wish I lived closer so we could stamp together. :) LOVE the Joy card. It does look very elegant in white, red and black. I may have to try some in these colors for my Christmas cards this year, too. Lovely!

Deb said...

I soooo love your christmas cards, I love the idea of christmas in july and believe it or not I am already starting to plan my christmas cards! the set with the matching envelope is absolutely stunning, love it! when my scorpal arrives I am definitely giving this a try!
Love all your raining cards from the group, must get my july ones done too, I am a bit behind with them, should have sent them by now as they always take a week from here!

Chris (catt871) said...

Gorgeous!!! I love the black, red and white together!!!

Barb said...

All of your Christmas in July cards are great! Love the elegant Joy one the best... although the birthday one w/ matching envie is pretty cool, too!

Great 'rain storm' cards, too!

Heather said...

oz-some cards seleise! They are even better in person!

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Lisadwb said...

That Joy card is Awesome!!!! The others are incredible too.

Marjorie said...

What a fun workshop to get your Christmas cards done!! I love that Joy card, it is just lovely :D And wow we have so many talented ladies in our SBS4 group! Your cards are lovely!