Thursday, July 24, 2008

Christmas in July

I attended one of my customers, Vicky, place on Saturday night for a Christmas in July card making night. It was such a great night and it was nice to not be the centre of attention demoing how to make the cards instead sitting and just coming up with something new and seeing other people create different things that I wouldn't have thought of. So thanks for a great night Vicky! We must do it again sometime soon.

Whilst there I made a few Christmas Cards 2 of which I am going to share with you guys. Both use retired products so I do apologise if you like them and would like to make them yourself you may need to substitute some products. It was fun because I also got to play around with some stamp sets I've never used before that my customers had and I'll share those cards with you soon hopefully.
Now onto my creations...The first one I used the same/simular layout that I used on my baby card for Kristina's last colour challenge (Below 2 posts) because I really liked the layout and how it turned out. I used a set called Merry Mini's which actually retired from the last catty. I do apologise. It is a fun set for Christmas cards and tags and that is why I still use it/haven't got rid of it. I hope you like my card.
Stamp Sets: Merry Minis*
Cardstock: Wild Wasabi, Real Red, Whisper White
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Real Red
Accessories: Red grosgrain ribbon, Red Eyelets, Crop-a-dile, Mat Pack
The second card is using a set I just bought and have been eyeing off for a long time... Hung up on the holidays. I'm so glad I bought the set cos this card is rocking my world. I used Cranberry Crisp Cardstock and Ink which was last years in colours with Mellow Moss. I absolutly love that colour combo and couldn't help but use it again. You could easily change and substitute the colours though if you wished. I also used Nice and Narrow which is a retired stamp set for the small stars in the background. You could leave them off if you wish but I rather like them.
Here is a close up. I used some glitter glue on the balls and hanging ribbon to give it some shine and I also raised the round balls up on dimensionals.
Stamp Sets: Hung up on the holidays, Nice and Narrow*, Short and Sweet
Cardstock: Cranberry Crisp*, Mellow Moss, Whisper White
Ink: Cranberry Crisp*, Mellow Moss
Accessories: Dimensionals, Kindy Glitz Glitter Glue
Happy Christmas in July and TFL
Happy Stampin,
P.S. You may notice in the recipe there are some items with an asterix (*) next to it this is to indicate they are retired products.
P.P.S. 29 Posts down and I have only just got approval for my blog to operate... Whoops!


Kari said...

They look great Dani - glad you had a relaxing stamping night too! BTW I still love my Merry Minis too and am so sad they are retired! :( However, I figure it gives me a good excuse to have to buy new Christmas stamps!! ;)

Carol Dunstan said...

great cards Dani :-)

Catherine said...

way to go to start with your christmas both cards =)

Diane Barnes said...

I like the clean lines of both cards Dani. I've been eyeing off 'hung up' for so long too. It's such a cute set.