Friday, July 11, 2014

Christmas in July

I've been making so many Christmas cards today I feel like it's Christmas time!

Except for the weather outside, that has been gorgeous. We have been enjoying the warm summer evenings by taking long walks. The snow and cold can stay away!

But I just got a few new Christmas dies that NEEDED to be played with, so I spent some time indoors in my craft room. Once I got rolling, I just kept going and made a bunch.

I'm entering this at Festive Friday, which has this inspiration photo:

I noticed the plaid right away, and went digging in my holiday designer paper to see what I had. Not much plaid actually, but I did find this tidbit.

It was just enough to use for the panel for this sketch at Fab Friday:

I added a holly branch made with the die, and a few flowers with the new MB poinsettia die. The sentiment is stamped in black from SU's More Merry Wishes.

Be sure to check out the other cards!


Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Beautiful Christmas card! Love the embossed leaves!

Jess said...

Very pretty! Love that leaf die.

Carole said...

Another absolutely beautiful card. So tasteful!

Bonnie said...

That plaid snippet was just right! Another gorgeous Christmas card, Laurie!

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Gorgeous, classic Christmas card! Love the embossing on the die cuts! So glad you joined us at Festive Friday!

Amanda Mertz said...

Beautiful poinsettia! And kudos to you for getting started early on those Christmas cards....I should follow your good example and have some stockpiled but the 95+ degree weather just won't let me think Christmas! Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday!

Angie Brown said...

Beautiful card! May I ask what the name of the holly branch die is please? Many thanks :)