Saturday, July 11, 2020

The Joy of Sets July Blog Hop Christmas in July

Welcome to The Joy Of Sets Christmas In July Blog Hop. We are sharing fun, creative ideas to help inspire you and encourage you to get an early start on your holiday projects. 
 I love that some of my favorite stamp sets from last year's Holiday Catalog have returned and found a home in the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog. I chose to use the Toile Christmas stamp set (item #150469) and the coordinating Christmas Cardinal Dies (item #150640) to create my card design today. The colors I chose are Just Jade and Poppy Parade from the coordinating Flowers For Every Season 6"x6" Designer Series Paper. 152486). 
 To create the frame for the cardinal, I used the Stitched Shapes Dies and coordinating Layering Ovals Dies to die cut an Oval from Just Jade cardstock and a slightly larger Oval from Silver Foil. I also die cut two Silver Foil swirls with dies from the Christmas Cardinal Dies. The sentiment was stamped onto Whisper White cardstock and heat embossed with Silver Embossing Powder. I die cut it with the coordinating die from the Christmas Cardinal Dies. For the cardinal, I stamped the image onto Whisper White cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored the image with Poppy Parade and So Saffron Stampin' Blends Combo Pack as well as Dark Daffodil Delight and Light Just Jade Stampin' Blends Markers. I added Clear Wink of Stella for a touch of shimmer. I used the coordinating die from the Christmas Cardinal Dies to die cut the image. For a touch of bling, I added Basic Rhinestones to the bottom right corner to finish off the design. I love how the cardinal works with this beautiful paper and it is wonderful that this pack of designer series paper has designs for all seasons.
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog today. I hope that my card design will help inspire you to find your Christmas spirit and create your own beautiful projects for the holidays. You will find that there are wonderful products in the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog to help you. 

Now it's time to visit Vicki's blog and see what beautiful holiday creations she has to share with us this month. Just click on the Next button below to visit her blog or use the Roll Call List below to find your way. I hope you enjoy the rest of our blog hop. 

July 2020 Blog Roll

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Tricia Butts
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  1. What a stunningly vibrant card Tricia x

  2. What a great idea! Christmas blog hop. Love that stamp set and your card is lovely.

  3. Beautiful card creation. Love the pairing of the DSP with the cardinal.

  4. Lovely card, that paper works so well with the bird :-)

  5. Love this set... and the DSP makes a lovely backdrop for the beautifully colored cardinal. It's always a pleasure to hop with you.

  6. The cardinal is beautiful against this paper!