Saturday, July 23, 2011

CHRISTMAS IN JULY

first off, christmas is my most favorite holiday cards to make.  they're easy, fun and most of all, just plain 'no-brainers'.  A MUST IN 'MY' CRAFTROOM!  if you have the right colors, papers, cuts, they just sort of 'come together' all by themselves. so this challenge was my choice, or rather...chosen for me?

simply said, the paper makes the card.  i chose these patterns because of their neural look.  the cut makes the whole statement and you don't always need bright colors to 'say what you mean'.  cut from my gypsy using 'INSPIRED HEART' @ width-5.11" height-3.00 for a standard A-2 card.  the wisemen were cut from a metallic gold by recollections and matted. 


on the other hand...this 'pink' definately makes a statement of it's own.  not bright, but you know it's meant for 'you'.  for my single gal friends i thought this would be a perfect card, (i also made this in blue) for the single men in my life!  the inside sentiment is what inspired me to make this.  "from our house to yours" by stampendous...appropriate, don't ya think?  outhouse is cut from 'CAMP OUT' on my gypsy.  width-2.63 height-3.59 from two different shades of pink.  i used martha stewarts branch punch for a little green.  hand cut the snowdrift.  both the drift and white mat are run through the cuttlebug with the 'snowflakes' embossing folder.  i stickled the snowflakes and set aside to dry before matting them on the pink.  i popped up the drift , stamped 'merry christmas' and punched with an oval punch and popped that up as well.   i hope you were refreshed from this heat with a little 'winter' fun. 

thanks for stopping by!  (((hugs)))

14 comments:

Newbie2crafting said...

Beautiful cards! I'm also in a different Christmas in July blog hop and would love for you to check it out..

Dana
Danascraftycorner.blogspot.com

Janet's Planet said...

couldn't wait... LOVE these! both are just great! I love the Inspired Heart one, but the pink house.. as a lifetime Girl Scout, I can appreciate all those little houses! LOL Have a great day!

Connie Gail said...

Just had to take a early peek and glad I did! I enjoyed seeing two very different cards for the holiday season ~ it gives me ideas of my own. I like the first for it's simplicity of colors, design and meaning. The second is fun, cheery and heartwarming. I LOVE the embossing folder that you used in the second card - really neat!

Connie Layman said...

I wish I had your talent for choosing colors! Your wisemen card is gorgeous! I've never heard of that cart before? The outhouse card is so cute...again great color choice!

Patricia said...

Like I said, your talent "ROCKS" Kat, great cards-----

Suzys Crafts said...

I was able to see these cards in person and wow! They were beautiful! Miss you already Kat!

grammiej said...

Love your cards, especially the pink one!
So glad you have a good time at the meet and that you are safely home again!
jashmore1944@att.net

truckmaniii said...

Love the cards.

Angie said...

I visited your cards earlier this week. They are so pretty!

Sandy said...

L0ve the wise men on camels so very pretty

ScrappyEmt said...

Beautiful Cards ... thank you for sharing...

Crafty and Green said...

Really Love your Cards, Special K!! Thanks so much for Sharing Your Talent, I always LOVE your projects!!

Blessings,
Tina

Anita Braddock said...

Beautiful cards. thanks for sharing and keep up the great work
abbraddock@msn.com

Dr Sonia S V said...

Such lovely cards. The little hut is so beautiful
Cheers from Bangalore ,India
Dr Sonia S V
http://cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com