Saturday, July 17, 2010

Xmas in July!

Hello! Today I have 5 Xmas cards to show you. As most of you already know, I participate in the Xmas Card Challenge on SCS and committed to making 5 Xmas cards a month. However, with my daughter's wedding, I haven't made any Xmas Cards since March and I am 19 cards behind. So I am playing CATCH UP! Today I will show you my July Cards, then I'm going backwards to June, May and April! I used the Featured Stamper Challenge on SCS for all my Xmas Cards so that they would be quick and easy. I won't provide any links to the original cards since they are long, long gone, but I will mention who's card it originally was.

My first card was made for the FS169 Challenge when Eliotstamps was the Featured Stamper. I used "Peppermint Forest' paper by Joann's Fabrics and Crafts and the retired SU! stamp 'Figures of Speech' that my good on line friend Patti J. sent me. My second card was made when Angela Crockett was the Featured Stamper. I used a digital image by Fred, she Said called 'Catchin Flakes.' The paper is also by 'Peppermint Forest'. I put liquid applique on the snow and the hat brim, a pom pom on the tip of the hat, and Stickles on the snowflakes.
Here is a close up.

My third card was made for FS172 when NCSUnikki was the Featured Stamper. I used an Angel's Landing Digital Image called 'Marching Band'. The music notes are stickers.

I put brads in the arm and leg, and yes, they are move able.

My fourth card was made for FS165 when TheresaCC was the Featured Stamper. I put the dove up on dimensionals, and used both Flower Soft and Liquid Applique for the snow. I used used Stickles on the church window and the snow on the tree. The image is from SU! called 'A Wish for Peace'. The background paper is a metallic gold, and the designer paper also has metallic gold in the stars.

Here is a close up.

And finally, for my last card I used the FS164 Challenge when Beedubya was the Featured Stamper. My ornaments were a free digital image that I can't remember where I got it from. Sorry. I cut them out and put Crystal Effects on them. The paper is by My Minds Eye 'Signature Xmas Collection'.

I also used a silver metallic gel pen on the ornaments. Here is a close up.

I hope my July Xmas Cards cooled you off a little during these hot summer days! Have a great day! Amy


  1. Good for you for getting back into the challenge. You made such a variety of different cards from whimsical to classic. I think they are all beautiful but my favorite is the 2nd one. I like they happy image and bright colors and the 3D accents. Can't wait to see the rest of the catch-up cards soon.

  2. WOW look at all these cards Amy these are sooooo beautiful...Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

  3. These are fabulous Amy! I love all the added detail you put into your creations! AWESOME!!!

  4. Good for you for keeping up with the Christmas card challenge. You'll be so ahead of the game come December.

    I had a grand plan to make two Christmas cards each month starting in January....but I've totally FAILED at keeping that plan, lol!

    Awesome cards. They're all SOOOO beautifully detailed!

  5. You've been busy, girl!!! These are all adorable, but my absolute favorite is #2!

  6. Wow!! You sure have been busy!! What gorgeous cards!! My fave is your "A wish for piece with the tree and dove. Stunning details!


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