Thursday, July 16, 2009

Christmas in July

Yes these are Christmas projects, ever since I got the hostess stamp set The More the Merrier I've wanted to make a card with these cute snowmen so I thought why not. Before I made this Christmas card and gift tag box I was searching around for a sketch to use and found Karen's blog The Sweetest Thing. Karen is a very talented lady who not only has wonderful projects on her blog, does her Sweet Sunday sketch challenges but also creates watermarks. So of course I had her create one for me and I couldn't be happier with it, I love it!

Thanks Karen!



The snowman card above measures 4 1/4" x 4 1/4"
with a Chocolate Chip card base. The Old Olive panel was stamped with snowflakes from the hostess stamp set Christmas Punch and the Merry Christmas is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes set. After coloring the snowmen with my aqua brush and ink I used a little Dazzling Diamonds on them to make them sparkle.



This Christmas tag box was created with the SU Sizzix Matchbox die, stacking three of them together and adhering them with Tacky Tape. The Old Olive sleeves for the boxes were stamped with the jumbo wheel Sparkling and wrapped with a piece of Real Red card stock that was 9 1/2" x 1 1/2" and then a Chocolate Chip ribbon. At one end of the boxes I added Real Red circles and green square rhinestone brads. For the tag on top of the box I stamped off the Christmas tree in Old Olive from the stamp set Holiday Blitz and stamped the Merry Christmas in Chocolate Chip on top of it, I used the large oval and scallop oval punches to finish it off. Inside each box is different Christmas tags stamped using the hostess stamp set Christmas Punch.








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22 comments:

Danni said...

Wow! These are awesome! Love, love, love them!!

Cindy O'Donnell said...

Love the Christmas projects! Your watermark is perfect too. Thanks for mentioning her site as I ordered one too!

Marilyn Goodrich said...

Love, love, love your card! Great job on the sketch and I love all the little touches - the piercing, the punch layering, the buttons...

Tina said...

WOW, super cool. Love the drawers and your card is just gorgeous!

BananaStamper said...

This is a great card! Love the colors, the images, everything! The little drawers are adorable too!

Cheers,
Shanna

Sparkle said...

How cute! I love the whole set!

Beate said...

Lynn, this is gorgeous! I love the color combo, love your beautiful card and your cute matching triple box.
Hugs and smiles

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

Lynn, I absolutely LOVE your Christmas project and card! You have convinced me I need to get that matchbox die!

Karen Giron said...

SO, so cute Lynn! I love that box too, how fun would that be to receive? Your Christmas card is wonderful, love the button accents and the sentiment under the ribbon. You are so very welcome for the watermark too - it looks great!

Nancy Riley said...

Oh for heaven's sake! .... CUTE, CUTE, CUTE!!! Your card is perfect, and that little chest of drawers with tags is unbelievable, Lynn! I want to case them ... NOW!

Your watermark is just perfect for The Queen's Scene! way to go, Karen!

Dawn Easton said...

ACK! Lynn, this set is adorable!! Fantastic little box idea! LOL I want that set for the snowmen image too..hehe!

Kelly said...

Cute, cute, cute!

joyk said...

So cute!! Fabulous idea to put the tags in the matchboxes! LOve it!

Anonymous said...

Very cute card and project!!! :) Love this stamp set!!!
You have inspired me to start Christmas cards!! Ugh!! maybe not, its 105' here, so its kinda hard to get motivated for December. :) KWIM?
jennik

Kelly Schelske said...

Awesome projects Lynn!! I need to get some Christmas in July things done!

Hugs, Kelly

NancyS said...

FANTASTIC job on your projects. I thought I'd seen all the snowmen I cared to see, but your did such a phenomenal job that I've rethought that! TFS and opening my eyes.

Stamp and Smile said...

What an AWESOME set of goodies going on here! LOVE your color choices, Christmas theme and your card just ROCKS! In my FAV's it goes Lynn... SMILES! :)

bluemoon said...

While I hate the thought during summer, I love your card and adorable box, wow!

Elaine said...

Awesomeness! I love all of it!

Wendy said...

What a great idea!

Ramona said...

Goodness sakes. How adorable is this card. You go girl!

Cath said...

Hey Lynn! Thanks for entering the Moxie Fab World challenge!