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SIP Challenge 56 – Christmas in July!

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Another crazy Monday! The morning started off with a visit from Taylor and Kiera at 8:00AM! That’s a little too early for company! I do like to have my mornings to myself. I hurried to get ready and left the house around 9:00 to head over to the Stamp, Ink, Paper Store. Once there I settled in to get my Newsletter finished and out! It was done by 11:00! Yay! The rest of the day I spent making parts for upcoming projects. I need to get into the habit of doing that! Renee left a little early, she’s still not 100%. Once 7:00 rolled around it was time for me to go. It was in the 70’s which makes for a very nice top down ride home in the car! When I got to my Parent’s my little buddy Daniel was there along with my Brother and Erika. She thinks that today is the day! Fingers crossed that all goes well. After my little visit with them Heather came by and her and I ran to Target. She is going to have a procedure done on her back this morning. Fingers crossed for her too! I have a bunch of orders to get in for the store and some more projects to finish! Always a busy but great day!

Let’s see… Tuesday… ahh yes, that means that it’s time for this week’s Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge

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Christmas in July! I still think that it’s a bit too early for Holiday cards but I guess better early than when I usually start to make them, around November! The base for today’s card is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. I cut a piece of Soft Sky to 5 1/4″ x 4″ and then used the Lawn Fawn Stitched Ovals to cut out a window from it. Some Foam Tape is adhered to the back and then it’s adhered to the card. My Poinsettias are from one of last year’s My Monthly Hero Kits. I stamped them in Crimson Hybrid, Raspberry Jam, Red Royal, Butter Bar and Orange Soda for the flowers and Green Hills and Forever Green for the leaves. Some Glossy Accents is added over the flower centers and once they were dry I adhered them to the card with Foam Tape and Dot Runner. My greeting is form the same set and is stamped in Red Royal right in the center of the oval! It needed something else so, yup, you guessed it, I added some Pretty Pink Posh Raspberry Sequins! I do love the blue background for the nice red flowers and sentiment, really makes is soft but bold! I hope that you enjoyed my Design Team card for this week’s Stamp, Ink, Paper Christmas in July Challenge! Make sure and stop by the BLOG and check out my fellow Designers cards and enter your in the gallery! Thank you so much for visiting with me! Have a great Tuesday! 🙂

SIP Challenge 56-JK-WM

Products used:

Stamp Set and Dies: November 2015 My Monthly Hero Kit

Ink: Crimson Hybrid, Raspberry Jam, Red Royal, Butter Bar and Orange Soda, Green Hills and Forever Green (Hero Arts)

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb and 80lb (Neenah) and Soft Sky (Stampin’ Up!)

Dies: Stitched Ovals Lawn Cuts (Lawn Fawn)

Embellishments: Raspberry Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh) and Glossy Accents (Ranger)

Adhesives: E-Z Runner, Dot Runner (Tombo), 3M Foam Tape and Multi-Matte Medium (Ranger)

Tools: Big Shot and Mini MISTI

10 thoughts on “SIP Challenge 56 – Christmas in July!

  1. Wow! That is some great inspiration for making Christmas cards early. I love your card. Yes, the soft blue really adds the subtle touch needed with the beautiful bright poinsettia flowers. I love the font of the sentiment. I’m keeping my fingers crossed for Erika that today is the day. I’m sure she is ready to pop. So glad you got another chance to drive with the top down. Have a great day, Justin.

    1. Thank yo HJ! It’s good to get a head start on Christmas cards… right?! The font of the sentiment is just perfect for the Holiday’s! Your fingers crossed worked! I do love my convertible!! Hope that you had a great day too! 🙂

  2. Oh, Heather, I will think good thoughts for you! I am still going through more for my back. I had cortisone pricked throughout my whole back area into the muscles. They seemed to help. Next, I get an epidural procedure of cortisone in between the discs into the nerves. You and I can be a support “group.”
    Justin, I am not ignoring you! I like your use of the oval cut and, of course, the sequins! Different color (light blue) for a Christmas card, but you, as always, make it work.
    Last, Erika, I will keep you in my thoughts. You have a great family support group with Justin’s family so close by.
    I hope everyone has a terrific Tuesday! Nancy B

    1. Thanks Nancy! Heather did well! My Mum is having back issues too and so is Brian. You guys could all form your own support group!
      LOL! I know that you aren’t ignoring me! I’m glad that you like the card! Erika is a mum again! Yay!
      Hope that you had a wonderful day too! Hugs! 🙂

  3. Hi Justin:

    I really do think your card is just beautiful. I would not have thought Soft Sky would work for a Christmas card but you prove me wrong once again! In addition, making the oval cut out off center really looks amazing. For some reason I always seem to feel I have to center the cut. All in all it’s just a fabulous Christmas card that I may have to CASE. Normally I am really good about making 10 Christmas cards a month so that is one less thing I need to think about when the holiday actually comes. For some unknown reason, I haven’t made a single Christmas card this year and it’s already July! I should have 70 made already. Yikes! I didn’t realize how bad I’ve been until this very second when I actually saw it in writing. Now I have to go sit in the corner and give myself a 10 minute time out for being such a bad lady! Shame on me.

    Hazy, hot and humid here today. The kind of weather that makes it hard to think about Christmas cards for sure. I don’t like this weather at all so I will hang out in the house with the A/C droaning on and on. I went to the blog and saw that Michael had a card there. Haven’t heard anything from him in ages. All the cards on the blog are really lovely.

    I hope Heather feels better after her procedure today. I hope Erika has herself a healthy baby today. AND, I hope Nancy Baxter gets some relief from back pain today. Today I wish you a Tremendously Terrific Tuesday my friend. Love and hugs, XXOO 🙂

    1. Hello Grace!
      Thanks so much! I love blues for Holiday cards! Reminds me of the cool weather of the time! I like when things aren’t centered! A little off kilter just like me! LOL! I am terrible at keeping up with my Holiday cards! I need to get much better at it! Yes, Grace, get on those cards!
      Yes, I know that it’s a good day for you to stay inside in the AC, I however love this weather! Yes, it’s nice to have Michael back!
      Heather is doing well! Erika is a mum again! It was a good day! Yes, hopefully Nancy is better too! Love and hugs to you! XOXO 🙂

  4. So pretty! Love it! I’ve done two Christmas cards in the past couple of weeks. I sell them in a little shop downtown (also little) and I like to have all my cards different. However, yesterday’s card took sooo long that I probably wouldn’t earn any money on it anyway. lol

    1. Thank you Sharon! It’s good to get ahead with the Holiday cards! It’s nice to have a place to see your cards! I like being able to sell them in the shop! Most of my cards take so long to make but I feel good knowing that someone is going to get them! I’m terrible at sending out cards! Bad me! 🙂

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