Tuesday, July 21, 2009

"I Hear those Sleigh Bells ringing, jing, jing, jingling..."

Oh the Christmas spirit is everywhere. The stores are having summer clearance sales, back to school things are appearing (of course you have to buy now while it is on sale and while there are plenty of stock....!), and challenges for Christmas in July are abundant. I am even joining the bandwagon by having my own Christmas in July workshop! These 2 cards are premiering Friday night and I made them for todays challenge over at Cupcake Craft Challenges. Make a Christmas card. Well, in my neck of the woods, we have a number of people that want to make "generic" holiday themed cards. So, to make everyone feel special, I do a bit of this and a bit of that. Love the first one- makes me feel all warm and cozy! The cup is done on the cricut (christmas cheer cart), the foam in liquid applique with a bit of cinnamon sprinkled on top, the papers are Flair and the stamps are a hodge podge from Close to My Heart. The whole card reminds me of a warm bakery/cafe........can you smell the coffee now????

This card design was a big hit last year, done in all blues and light pinks. This year I wanted to do a different color combo- one very out of the box. A fellow consultant made a card last year using the pinks and greens and I loved the combo (hers was christmas trees....). I paper pieced the snowman, colored in with CTMH markers (the stamps are all CTMH), MS snowflake punch sprinkled with glitter and added a rhinestone to give that extra punch! the snowman even has some added dimension by adding glitter in a shaded pattern.

Thanks for stopping by today. Enjoy the summer while you can, winter will be here before we know it.....!
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Sparkle said...

These are just darling! I love that hot cocoa mug!

Stephanie said...

How sweet are these? Thanks for playing along at CCC this week.

Donna said...

Fantastic cards Kelly, I'm singing along with you can you hear me lol! Your cards are amazing and such brilliant colours and designs, very festive indeed, thanks for joining in the fun at CCC this week :) Donna x

Sarah said...

Love both of these...esp the green color! I was planning on making a Christmas card tonight LOL
Great cards.

Kristen Swain said...

you are right- that mug card is darling!! love the foam- now I've gotta go get some puff paint to play with! thanks for helping me spend money! BAHAHA!!
just love this card!
and the snowman- ohhh boy is he cute! love that you put him as the O in snowman- wonderful cards today- and I love love love the colors!

The Crafty Den said...

Wow what stunning cards. I really love the snowman card, bright and cheery and not too difficult to achieve (may have to CASE this one lol!). Thanks for joining us this week at CCC. Hugs, Denise x

Ida / Little said...

Wow, these cards are top notch! Love the snow card with those colors! its going into my inspiration folder!! :) Thanks for joining us at CCC this week :)

Hugs Ida

POPPET said...

Cute really cute, i love them both so different, thanks for joining in on my challenge at Cupcake hugs pops x

Liza said...

Gorgeous card, so cute. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

Liza x