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Christmas in July Stamp-a-stack

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Hi everyone!

Still feeling a little under the weather but was well enough to share some time with friends this morning doing some Chrissy Cards at my Christmas in July Stamp A Stack! I thought I would share the cards we made … and give you some inspiration for a head start on your Chrissy Cards!!! 😀

I showed you this card as a “sneak peek” the other day … but you can see we actually did it in two different colour combinations using all 4 of the Chunky Sprinkles colours! My guests were thrilled with this one! 😀

Christmas Classics Ornaments x 2

Colour Combos: Certainly Celery / Gold / Whisper White & Regal Rose / Night of Navy / Whisper White / Silver. (The “jingle all the way” was stamped in Pretty in Pink / Night of Navy in the photo … but I decided it was a little pale and changed it to Regal Rose in final samples! – much better!!! 😀 ) The ornaments have been stamped on the background and then I have punched some 1″ circles and glued Chunky Sprinkles to them (with Tombow Glue) & added them on top of the image with dimensionals … so you can see the outline of the ornaments from the image beneath.

This was another card using the same “Christmas Classics” stamp set. It was such an easy card … but again … really simple is sometimes really effective … don’t you think???

Christmas Classics Tree

We actually did this card in 3 colour combinations … but I took the photo (above) before I had done the third sample (which was an after thought!!! 😀 ) You can see in the enlargement below that the tree has been stamped 3 times … and then the top section of the tree & then the 2 top sections have been cut separately and layered on top of the full tree. This looks great IRL! (not so obvious in the photo!) Note: IRL = in real life!!! 😀

Card Recipe:

Sample 1:

  • Stamp Set: Christmas Classics
  • Cardstock:  Pale Plum:  1 x A5 (14.8 x 21 cm); Perfect Plum: 14.8 x 4 cm); Elegant Eggplant: 15.5 x 1 cm + 7.3 x 6.3 cm; Whisper White: 7 x 6 cm.
  • Inks: Perfect Plum
  • Extras: Paper Piercer & mat pack; Ribbon for bow; Crimper; Dazzling Diamonds; 2 way glue pen

Christmas Classics Soft Sky

DSCN1556 zoomSample 2: Colours used: Soft Sky / Baja Breeze / Not Quite Navy / Whisper White + Baja Breeze Ink

Sample 3: (not shown)  Colours used: Very Vanilla (background + stamping card) / Pink Pirouette / Riding Hood Red + Riding Hood Red Ink  (this was a lovely combination … especially with the pink included!)

Have another card to show you … but might leave that until tomorrow.

signature-picC U then! 😀

Images copyright © Stampin’ Up! ® 1997—2009.  Artwork by Andrea Lowcock.

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2 thoughts on “Christmas in July Stamp-a-stack

  1. I totally LURVE these cards Andrea. They are awesome…esp the 3 layer tree. Wld NEVER have thought of that. Can u’stand why everyone had a ball.
    Andrea adds: Thanks Lynda! I hope you try that idea … it’s always nice to share some inspiration and find out it has helped someone else!!! xxx

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  2. Hi Andrea!!!! Thanks so much for the sweet comments and I ENJOY your visits… 🙂 I’m looking at all your new posts since my last visit and enjoying your beautiful Christmas cards!!! WOW, I’m sure getting the itch to make a card and snowflake… yes, I’m crazy! You have spring coming and we have fall around the corner… LOL! 🙂
    Andrea adds: Hi Michelle! You are such a hunny! Lotsa comments … so glad you are enjoying my blog! Hugs xxx

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