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Christmas in July: Blue Christmas Card with Polly’s Paper Studio and BLOG CANDY
This is my very last Christmas in July project…and you know that old saying about saving the best for last? This might be my favorite project made from Polly’s Paper Studio Retro Christmas Creative Kit. There’s just something about these soft colors and beautiful image in this blue Christmas card that makes me happy.
I love blue and white…but on a Christmas card, they just make me feel all cozy and nostalgic. I stitched the pretty retro Christmas ornament onto white burlap, then matted on blue cardstock. The pretty papers and sweet little tag came in the kit. I added doilies, ribbon, snowflakes, brads and sequins to make this card sparkle and shine.
Silver foil paper around the edges and soft blue stitching add to the warmth of this pretty card. The layers are simple: two papers from the kit, topped with two doily borders from my stash and the stitched focal.
I added find glitter to the focal image, but it is hard to pick up with the camera. In real life, this card sparkles like it has been dusted with freshly fallen snow. My silver snowflake sports a glittery blue brad in the center. Framing the focal image like this makes a real impact.
I created a big poufy bow with Blue Topaz Satin Swiss Dots Ribbon then topped it with pretty holiday silver and white bead and berry sprays. I sprinkled some silver sequins around to add even more shimmer and shine.
The inside of the card contains paper that was inked, spritzed and then stamped with one of Tim’s Holiday stamps. The sentiment is a retired Stampin’ Up holiday greeting. I had one little tiny scrap of the pretty polka dot paper left over from the kit, and added it as a banner. It’s the perfect spot to add a signature and personal message.
So let’s tally it up: Using the Retro Christmas Creativity Kit I was able to make 3 adorable snowman cards, one altered art box with a mini album inside, and this soft and shabby blue Christmas card. That’s a lot of mileage from one small kit!
Blog Candy Announcement
Thanks for joining me for my Christmas in July event! And since Christmas is all about giving, I thought I’d share a little BLOG CANDY with you. I have a random assortment of Heartfelt Creations Stamps….10 sets in all…and I would like to share them with TWO lucky winners.
You should know that these are not NEW stamps…they have been very gently used in my design team work. They are not in fancy packaging…just in clear bags. But they stamp great. I will tell you that I have stamps from the Sweet Lullabies Collection, Burst of Splendor Collection, Romantique Garden Collection, All Geared Up Collection, Majestic Morning Collection, and Celebrate the Journey Collection. There are 20 individual stamps in all. Each winner will receive 10 stamps. It’s totally random….and it will be a total surprise to you what stamps you receive.
To enter this Blog Candy giveaway:
- Become a follower of this blog. Use the sign up widget in the upper right hand corner of my sidebar.
- Leave a comment below telling me whether you make or buy your Christmas cards.
- Tell me whether you are a US follower or an International follower. I will pick ONE US follower and ONE International follower to win.
That’s it! I’ll draw TWO lucky winners on July 30th….because that’s my birthday and how fun is that?
Thanks for stopping by!
This card is available in my ETSY shop.