Hey there! Good Tuesday to you! Welcome back to another Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge. This week our challenge is a theme and of course we could not wait to get into the Christmas spirit! So Christmas in July it is!
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The summer seems to slipping away faster and faster! We went to a family reunion over the weekend and the views were spectacular!
|View out the balcony! Westcliffe, Colorado|
|Waterfall you can see off the rocks. Westcliffe, Colorado|
I am almost ready for the kids to be back in school. However, it will be bitter sweet because this will be the first time in 9 years that I have had no kids at home for 8 hours a day, 5 days a week... More time in the stamp room for me!!!! I must confess though, when it is a 100+ degrees Fahrenheit outside it is a little difficult to think of Christmas!
This great card started with a base of Cherry Cobbler Card Stock, with a matted layer of Pear Pizzazz. The Burlap I bought in a 12 x 12 stack at Michael's and it is by DCWV. I actually used our Rotary Blade on the Stampin' Trimmer to cut this! I pulled some of the loose threads on the sides to kind of give it that frayed edge. The Christmas Tree is from the Retired Special Season stamp set. I stamped this in Pear Pizzazz on to Very Vanilla Card Stock. I used some Wink of Stella in Gold, Silver and White to give the tree some sparkle! I then used the new Lots of Labels Framelits to cut the tree out. I then adhered it to the Burlap using ScorTape. The cork numbers on the bottom right are something I had honestly had in my stash. They were given to me in a stash so I used some Multipurpose Tombow Glue to make sure they didn't come off. The "Merry" is from our sadly retired Expressions Thinlits set. I simply cut this out of Cherry Cobbler card stock and used my Two Way Glue Pen to adhere it to the card!
I really love the way that this turned out! I can't wait to see what the holiday spirit inspires in you!